2nd Annual Blendfest on the Coast in San Simeon
Come to San Simeon for a weekend of unique wine blends and breath taking views at the 2nd Annual Blendfest on the Coast! Book your stay at Broughton’s boutique hotel The Morgan now for the weekend of February 19th-21st.
About Blendfest on the Coast
For the second year in a row, the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will open the gates of the Hearst property at a San Simeon warehouse to showcase the wines of 30 Paso Robles wineries at the 2nd Annual Blendfest on the Coast. Kick off the weekend on Friday, February 19th with a Winemaker Dinner at Centrally Grown in Cambria. The dinner starts at 6:30pm and will feature a four-course dinner with a different Paso wine paired to each. Tickets to the dinner must be purchased in advance for $100/person. Space is limited: only 60 guests will be invited to the event, so reserve your spot now!
The Blendfest Grand Tasting will take place on Saturday, February 20th in two waves: the afternoon tasting from 1-3pm and the sunset tasting from 4-6:30pm. Tickets start at $45/person for the afternoon session and $70/person for the sunset tasting. The special sunset tasting will include a personalized cheese and charcuterie plate from Vivant Fine Cheese. Before you purchase your Blendfest tickets, book your stay now directly through the Morgan by phone (805.927.3878) or the hotel’s website to receive an access code for discounted tickets to the event.
End your weekend on Sunday, February 21st with the Blending Seminar at Harmony Cellars. Become a winemaker for a day as you work with your team to create your own Bordeaux-style blend. Winemakers will then vote for their favorite team blend, followed by a lunch and wine reception in the winery. The event runs from 11am-2pm with tickets available for $45/person. Space is limited: only 40 guests will get to participate.
Participating Wineries/Winemakers include:
- Cayucos Cellars – Stuart Selkirk
- Chateau Margene – Michael Mooney
- Harmony Cellars – Chuck Mulligan
- Hearst Ranch Winery – Soren Christensen
All proceeds from the weekend will go to non-profit organizations including Friends of Hearst Castle. For more information on the 2nd Annual Blendfest on the Coast and other upcoming events in the area, follow Visit Cambria on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
2nd Annual Blendfest on the Coast
Where: San Simeon, California
When: Friday, February 19th – Sunday, February 21st
Where to Stay
A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast; the Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all in its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, the Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4 miles from the Visitor Center. 9135 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805.927.3878.