The Rhone Rangers Experience: An Unforgettable Journey into American Rhone Wines

January 23, 2024 (Paso Robles) – Prepare yourself for an extraordinary celebration of American Rhone wines at the upcoming 16th annual “Rhone Rangers Experience” event in picturesque Paso Robles, CA. On Sunday, February 18, 2024, this event will bring together the finest domestic Rhone producers in the country, making it an unmissable occasion for wine enthusiasts.

Over 80 wineries hailing from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County, Ojai, Temecula, Monterey County, Lodi, Berkeley, El Dorado, Napa, Sonoma, Oregon, and Texas will be present, showcasing their exceptional Rhone wine offerings. With such a diverse representation, visitors are bound to discover an array of unique flavors and expressions of the Rhone varietals.

To kick off the day, attendees will have the privilege of experiencing the highly anticipated “Rhone Essentials” seminar. Renowned wine expert, Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine, will guide participants through an exploration of the principal categories of Rhone wines. The seminar promises to be a captivating journey of discovery as attendees delve into each category’s top example.

Following the seminar, guests will be treated to an exquisite al fresco lunch prepared by the talented Chef Jeffery Scott. This delightful opportunity allows visitors to mingle with the passionate Rhone Ranger vintners while savoring special release wines that perfectly complement the culinary delights.

The excitement continues with the highlight of the afternoon—the Grand Tasting segment. With over 300 exceptional Rhone wines available for sampling, attendees will be immersed in a sensory adventure, discovering the depth and complexity of these remarkable varietals. Furthermore, guests have the opportunity to bid on exclusive auction lots, contributing to the organization’s noble cause of supporting education and scholarships within the wine industry.

New for 2024, the event introduces a VIP Lounge sponsored by West Coast Glass & Packaging, where guests can enjoy an elevated experience. Additionally, wine enthusiasts can indulge in an unforgettable book signing event featuring Ray Isle’s latest work, “The World in a Wineglass,” providing an intimate and exclusive opportunity to engage with one of the most respected wine experts of our time.

To fully immerse yourself in this extraordinary event, an All-Access pass is available, offering early entry into the Grand Tasting, as well as access to a welcoming coffee bar ($195 per person + tax). Alternatively, guests may choose the Grand Tasting/Silent Auction afternoon segment ($85 per person + tax). For further details and to secure your tickets, please visit the official website of the Rhone Rangers at rhonerangers.org.

About the Rhone Rangers:
Since its establishment in 1998, the Rhone Rangers have been at the forefront of promoting and educating wine lovers about American Rhone varietal wines. Comprising over 120 wineries spread across the United States, their mission is to showcase the diversity and excellence of the 22 grape varieties that put the Rhône valley in France on the map. By organizing special events and fundraisers throughout the year, the Rhone Rangers raise funds that support educational initiatives and scholarships for students studying viticulture, enology, and wine business.

FAQ Section

1. What is the Rhone Rangers Experience event?
The Rhone Rangers Experience is an annual event that celebrates American Rhone wines. It brings together over 80 domestic Rhone producers from different regions in the country to showcase their exceptional Rhone wine offerings.

2. When and where is the event taking place?
The event will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in picturesque Paso Robles, CA.

3. Who can attend the event?
The event is open to wine enthusiasts who wish to explore and taste a wide variety of Rhone wines.

4. What can attendees expect at the Rhone Rangers Experience?
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend the “Rhone Essentials” seminar, enjoy an al fresco lunch prepared by Chef Jeffery Scott, and participate in the Grand Tasting segment where over 300 Rhone wines will be available for sampling. There will also be an exclusive book signing event with wine expert Ray Isle and an auction to support education and scholarships in the wine industry.

5. How can I participate in the event?
To participate in the event, you can purchase an All-Access pass for early entry into the Grand Tasting and access to a welcoming coffee bar, or choose the Grand Tasting/Silent Auction afternoon segment. For ticket details and to secure your tickets, you can visit the official website of the Rhone Rangers at rhonerangers.org.

Definitions

– Paso Robles: A city in California known for its wine production.
– Rhone producers: Wineries that produce wines using Rhone grape varieties.
– Rhone varietals: Grape varieties that are traditionally grown in France’s Rhone Valley, such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Viognier.
– Al fresco: Outdoors, usually referring to dining or eating outside.
– Seminar: A class or presentation that provides information and education on a specific topic.
– Grand Tasting: A tasting event where attendees can sample a wide variety of wines.
– Silent Auction: An auction where bids are written down and submitted privately, without an auctioneer.
– VIP Lounge: An exclusive area where VIP guests can enjoy special amenities and services.
– Book signing: An event where an author signs copies of their book for readers.
– Viticulture: The science and art of cultivating grapevines.
– Enology: The study of wine and winemaking.
– Rhône valley: A wine region in France known for producing wines from Rhone grape varieties.

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