ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Meet at Duncan Alley.
Schedule Boarding begins w/ Breakaway Tours 10:45 Depart, Duncan Alley for Creamery 11:00 Club Bubbly 12:00 Lunch @ Mistura 1:00 meet/great Florencia @ bredaslo 1:15 Depart Creamery w/ chocolates 1:30 Croma Vera 2:30 El Lugar - 3:30 Rhonedonnee 4:30 wrap
SLO Women of Wine Urban Tour w/ Hosted Lunch at Mistura
Join Breakaway Tours Wine and Events on an Ah-Mazing Wine and Culinary Journey through SLO’s Urban Wine Trail — an International Expose delving into wine and grape varieties from Champagne, Spain, Burgundy, and the Rhône — accompanied by gastronomic delights from Peru and Italian & Argentinian-influenced dessert!
A curated tasting of four wines at each: Club Bubbly, Croma Vera Wines, El Lugar Wines, Rhônedonnée Wines, Mistura, and bredaslo. Meet the ladies behind these award-winning brands, learn their stories and taste the crafts of their trade.
You will be greeted by Jill Tweedie, Founder/Owner of Breakaway Tours, now entering her 29th year of delivering deliciously fun, educational wine tours, and private corporate events. Fresh daily, from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles and in-between. Boarding will begin for a group transfer to Creamery Marketplace downtown — PLEASE be prompt. We recommend using a Ride-Share service to Duncan Alley.
In our opinion, all great journeys should begin with bubbles. We present a tasting led by Founder/Curator Tracy Bogue of Club Bubbly, offering Champagnes and Sparkling Wines from around the world — something for every palate and pocketbook.
Next up, Lunch at Mistura Restaurant, owned by Jackeline & Chef Nicola Allegretta, ranked one of the best restaurants in SLO. Offering an authentic tribute to the diversity of Peruvian food; proposing familiar yet unexpected and adventurous flavors. Also located in the Creamery Marketplace.
A fantastic 2-for-1 stop! You will meet Florencia Breda of bredaslo (located inside Mistura), learn about her fascinating, diverse background, and experience her cutting-edge pâtissier skills. A feast for the eyes as well as the sweet tooth! We will be taking chocolates with us to enjoy with wine later!
From here, you will be transported back to Duncan Alley, SLO’s own version of Lompoc’s Wine Ghetto & Paso’s Tin City. Urban is where it is happening!
Meet Mindy Oliver, owner/winemaker at Croma Vera — "A tiny (but mighty) winery making damn good wine," with a focus on small-lot production. They are wildly meticulous about the quality and sourcing of every grape. Their Spanish-inspired wines include Tempranillo, Albariño, and Garnacha.
Moving on to El Lugar (The Place), we will join Katie Noonan, owner/marketer, and wife of Coby Parker-Garcia, owner/winemaker. Their passion is Pinot Noir, vineyard-designated to be precise. Currently offering 5 vineyard-designate Pinots along with Pinot Noir Blanc, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and a Syrah.
Wrapping up the day with Kirsten Thom of Rhônedonnée, owner & curator of fun and married to Aaron Guerrero, owner/winemaker. They are dedicated to creating wines that emulate and honor Rhône; old-world style wines with the use of Central Coast fruit & terroir.
Here, we will enjoy the chocolates from bredaslo that were brought along from lunch because all good things are worth the wait! Your journey concludes here, and we all thank you from the bottom of our glass for joining us! If not using Ride-Share, please taste responsibly throughout the day. Food is within walking distance if you need to take some time.
NOTE: All wineries will refund $20 off of any purchase of two bottles.