Monday, April 16, 2007

Celebrate Earth Day with a tip of the wine glass

It's set to be a busy weekend in SLO town, so consider heading up north to Paso Robles to celebrate Earth Day with one of its greatest bounties -- wine.

The nonprofit Central Coast Vineyard Team is holding the Earth Day Food and Wine Festival from 4-7 p.m. Satuday at River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa.

The festival features sustainably produced food and wines from the area's top wineries and restaurants, live music and dancing with Funk:30. There also will be exhibits highlighting products for sustainable communities.

Admission is $100. Proceeds from the event go to support sustainable ag research and farmworker education. Call 805-369-2288 or go to

If you're already planning beyond this weekend, SLO Vintner's annual Roll Out the Barrels event May 3-6, four days of wine celebration. There's a big tasting in the Mission Plaza Thursday, winemaker's dinners Friday and one ticket to get you into special events at the wineries Saturday and Sunday.

Go to for details -- or check back here for updates, including an upcoming video promoting the event.

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