Sixteen years ago, Hospice du Rhône
was founded with a dedicated goal to education and celebrate Rhone varietals from around the world. With 22 varieties, one gorgeous region of France, and many countries producing quality Rhône style wines, what’s not to love about a celebration of this magnitude?
After twenty years in Paso Robles, HdR migrated east to Blackberry Farm, to share the love of the grape with more Rhone lovers. This year, however, I am ecstatic to celebrate the return of this event to California’s Paso Robles wine country.
The weekend of April 14-16, 2016, Hospice du Rhône makes a return appearance with star studded events at the Paso Robles event center. The highlight of the weekend, for me, is the education seminar series, which dives deep in to different topics impacting producers.
This year, these seminars include a discussion of the Intricacies of Châteauneuf du Pape. With so much diversity in a small area of southern France, I am truly excited to learn more. Additional seminars are being developed but they are sure to be outstanding.
Throw in the always epic Rose Lunch and Grand Tasting, and that alone is worth the price of entry. But have you ever been to a Rhône Cowboy BBQ? Yeehaw! Who says Rhone wines are for the dusty shelves of a wine cellar? Come celebrate the diversity the 22 grapes have to offer. From affordable pinks, to fun blends, to collectors loves, the Rhône are grown all over the world and produce amazingly unique, diverse and delicious wines.
More details are to come, so stay tuned!