Pinot and Paella celebrates its 12th year

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Pinot and Paella 1Festival raises money for Paso Robles youth art foundation

The 12th annual Pinot and Paella Festival was held Sunday afternoon in Templeton Community Park. Hundreds of attendees strolled from tent to tent, sampling Paso Robles pinots and tasting paella creating by local chefs. The temperature climbed to 99-degrees during the weekend heat wave.

Live music was provided by the popular world fusion band Incendio. Locals brought beach chairs, relaxed, sipped wine and enjoyed the sunshine.

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Marc Goldberg and Maggie D’Ambrosia of Windward Vineyard are the organizers and founders of the event. “Everything is totally donated,” said an event representative, saying that every chef and every vineyard donates the food, wine and time to help raise money for the organization.

The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the foundation over the years.

Pinot and Paella 2Participating vineyards

• Adelaida Cellars
• Asuncion Ridge Vineyards
• Calcerous Vineyard
• Carmody McKnight Estate Wines
• Castoro Cellars
• Cayucos Cellars
• Derby Wine Estates
• Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery
• Felten Cellars
• Hearthstone Vineyard
• Jack Creek Cellars
• Le Cuvier
• Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
• Rocky Creek Cellars
• RN Estate Vineyard & Winery
• Sculpterra
• Tablas Creek
• The Missing Leg
• Venteux Vineyards
• Windward Vineyard

Participating chefs

Boccabella Farms & Windward Vineyard's Chef Johnny Jantz.

Boccabella Farms & Windward Vineyard’s
Chef Johnny Jantz.

Boccabella Farms & Windward Vineyard
Chef Johnny Jantz and Chef Justin Goldberg

Bomba Paella Catering
Chef Troy Avitia

Chef Dallas Holt

Fig Good Food
Chef Jon Parker

Pier 46 Seafood Co.
Chef Eric Gonzales

Paso Terra
Chef Andre Averseng

Paso Robles Inn
Chef Ryan Swarthout

Villa Creek
Chef Tom Fundaro

Catering by Chef Charlie
Chef Charles Paladin-Wayne

Crush Catering
Chef Alex Martin

Jeffrys Catering
Chef Jeff Wiesinger

Niner Wine Estates
Chef Maegen Loring

Paso Catering Co.
Chef Trish Jacobs

Pardner’s Paella
Chef Pardner Hicks

Thomas Hill Organics
Chef Christopher Manning




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