Eos Estate Winery

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Eos Winery tasting room.

Eos Winery tasting room.

Great wines & gracious hospitality

Visitors to the expansive Eos Estate Winery Hospitality Center can satisfy their appetites for great wines in a variety of venues.

According to ancient Greek mythology, Eos, the winged Goddess of the Dawn, rose each morning to open the gates of heaven for the sun to rise. A passionate and beautiful goddess, Eos was known to have had many affairs including a tryst with Aphrodite’s sweetheart, Ares, the God of War. As punishment, Aphrodite cursed Eos with an insatiable appetite for handsome young men.

With a passion that its namesake implies, Eos Estate Winery has an insatiable appetite to produce great California wines from dense reds to complex whites. Owned by Foley Family Wines, a company that produces several brands including Firestone, Eos is best known for their seductive sweet wines.

The expansive and elegant Eos Estate Winery Hospitality Center, located just off highway 46 East, is a unique and accessible venue for a host of activities and special events. The lively public tasting room with high-beamed ceilings, soft wood tones and modern concrete bar offers visitors a chance to indulge their senses in one of three tasting flights. Each harmonious collection features six Eos Estate wines that range from the more mainstream market varietals to exclusive reserve selections and indulgent dessert wines.

Along with the full line of Eos Estate wines, visitors can also sample vintages from Foley Family Wine’s sister properties.

“Being part of a large family of world-class wineries and vineyards allows us to offer our tasting room customers the same varietal, grown in different regions,” said Katy Smith, Hospitality Manager for Eos Estate Winery. “For example, a customer can taste a Zinfandel produced here in Paso Robles and compare that to one produced in Napa, Sonoma or even Washington State.”

The Eos Estate Winery Hospitality Center also offers private tastings in the exclusive underground barrel room, accessible through a separate “cave” entrance that is surrounded by large rock formations. The warm, intimate room features giant oak wine casks and hosts small groups for a variety of functions from corporate meetings to standing cocktail receptions. A dedicated and knowledgeable tasting attendant is on-hand to pour and describe each wine served.

The Paso Robles facility offers a variety of outdoor settings including an intimate veranda, well-manicured vineyard lawn and indoor/outdoor rustic pole barn for larger gatherings, weddings and events.

For indoor parties, the banquet-sized Heritage Room provides sweeping views of the rolling countryside and features a built-in sound system and bar. This venue is adjacent to a full, health department certified kitchen for private lunches and dinners.

The Center also holds free public events including the “Win(e)d Up for the Weekend,” concert series featuring live music, wine and exceptional cuisine provided by local favorite, Stein’s Catering. For a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit Eos Estate Winery’s website.

Members of the Eos Wine Club are first to know about all the exciting events going on at the Hospitality Center. They also enjoy complimentary tastings, special discounts on wine and tasting room merchandise, eligibility to stay in the winery’s on-site, two bedroom loft and access to limited production and library wines.

“Wine club members enjoy reciprocal benefits at our other Foley Family Wine properties,” said Katy. These include Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, Firestone Vineyard, Foley Estates, Foley Johnson Wines, Kuleto Estate, Lancaster Estate, Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Lincourt Vineyards, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery and Three Rivers Winery.

Bring your passion for world-class wines, beautiful scenery and special events to Eos Estate Winery located at 2300 Airport Road in Paso Robles. They are open daily (except major holidays) from 10am to 5pm. Call (805) 591-8050, or visit the website at eosvintage.com.

— Cynthia Shaheen

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