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November 21, 2017 | Ancient Peaks

Join Us at Wine Speak Paso Robles

We are excited to share that our very own Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins has co-founded Wine Speak Paso Robles, an inaugural wine event happening on January 9-11 in the Paso Robles wine country. Here is the lowdown:

For The Public

We invite you to join us for the “Taste of Paso Robles” grand tasting on January 10, which will showcase 25 leading local wineries in an intimate setting overlooking Atascadero Lake. Local chefs will present wine friendly small plates and winemakers will showcase some of their finest reserve and library bottlings.

During the grand tasting, you will enjoy rubbing shoulders with these wine industry luminaries from near and far. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste the best of Paso Robles and make new friends in the world of wine.

For tickets and information, please visit

For The Trade

Wine Speak Paso Robles is a premiere educational summit for sommeliers, wine industry leaders and hospitality professionals. It includes winemaker seminars, sommelier-led tastings, technical tours and more.

Featured master sommeliers will include Fred Dame, vice president of prestige accounts at American Wine & Spirits and chairman of the board of GuildSomm; Nunzio Alioto, former chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers; and Greg Harrington, founder and winemaker at Gramercy Cellars. Featured winemakers will represent numerous regions, including Walla Walla, Napa Valley, West Sonoma Coast, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Paso Robles and Victoria, Australia. 

“This is a unique event that blends broad perspectives with regional flavor,” Amanda says. “It will be educational, but also very social. Audience participation will be highly encouraged, and everyone who attends will make new friends.”  

For more information, please visit or contact Christine Curtis at 805.365.7045  or

Time Posted: Nov 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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