CABs of Distinction

Explore the appellation's most sought-after collection of Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals, enjoy exclusive access to winemakers and savor the culinary creations of some of the region's top chefs at a walk-around tasting event. 

Friday, April 25: PRCC members will be hosting various events throughout the day. This is an open day for self-directed vineyard tours. Wineries will also be hosting winemaker dinners at wineries and in Paso Robles’ most sought-after restaurants. For a list of special events click here. 


Saturday April 26, 2014 

River Oaks Hot Springs │ Paso Robles, CA


Luxury VIP Lunch with Vintners 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VIP Premium-Reserve Tasting  1-p.m.

Grand Tasting 2-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 26: The CABs of Distinction Gala will be held at River Oaks Hot Springs in Paso Robles, rain or shine.

Grand Tasting Gala Tickets: Club Member $72; Non-member $90

Starts at 2 p.m. and includes tastings of PRCC member wines paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie chosen by Le Vigne  Winery's Cheese Lady, Zina MiakinkovaDecadent complimentary catered lunches will be provided by notable Paso Robles restaurants and caterers (Robert’s RestaurantCrush Catering and Avant-Garde Experience) and served in the CAB Bistro. Monterey Chocolate Company is back again this year offering attendees chocolate tastings to pair with PRCC wines. Activities include a barrel-making demonstration, live music in the amphitheatre by the lake and much more.

If you need transportation to and from the event, please call the following shuttle companies to schedule a reservation:

The Wine Wrangler: 805-238-5700

BreakAway Tours: 800-799-7657

Premium-Reserve VIP Tickets: Club Member $120; Non-member $150

In addition to all Gala activities, includes access to an exclusive early-access tasting of Reserve wines at 1 p.m. as well as access to the VIP Lounge where desserts and drinks will be available throughout the day.

Luxury VIP Tickets: Club Member  $180; Non-member $225

Luxury VIP guests will enjoy an unforgettable Saturday in wine country. Start your day with an exclusive private vintner-hosted reception and lunch at Thomas Hill Organics in downtown Paso Robles at 11 a.m. The decadent multi-course menu will be paired with select Cabernet and red Bordeaux wines creating a palate experience like no other. After lunch, enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the event site where you will be the first to arrive and taste through the Reserve wines of 32 Cabernet and red Bordeaux producers. VIP guests will have private access to a VIP Lounge throughout the day, and continued access to the Gala starting at 2 p.m., where vintners will be pouring their finest current release wines, each thoughtfully paired with artisanal cheese or Charcuterie. Savor complimentary access to the CAB Bistro, chocolatier, live music, a barrel-making demonstration, photo booth, and more. When ready, the shuttle will return you to downtown Paso Robles at various designated times.

VIP Lunch Menu

 First Course 

Tartlet of Braised Beef Short Rib, Buttermilk Whipped Potato, Demi-glace, parsley in Philo

Second Course

Warm Spring Salad, Fromage Blanc, English Peas, Fava Beans, Pea Tendrils, Carrot Ribbons, Shaved Shallot, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Third Course

Hangar Steak, Warm Cranberry Bean Salad, Roasted Asparagus, Blackberry Salmis

Quinoa and Tabbouleh Stuffed Pasilla Pepper, Roasted Asparagus, Blackberry Salmis

Fourth Course

Chocolate Marquis Cake, Sea Salt, Caramel