So you think you can Rhône?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

HospiceDuRhonePourHospice du Rhône, April 28-30

Hospice du Rhône, the world’s largest gathering of Rhône variety wines and Rhône producers invites all wine lovers to get their Rhône on at the 19th annual Hospice du Rhône celebration April 28-30 in the acclaimed wine region of Paso Robles, California.

For 19 years, Hospice du Rhône has hosted diverse Rhône personalities from the world over, tasted attendees on wines found only at the event and have been a platform for experiences that shall always be remembered. The mission of the organization is to continually find the new and old of the Rhône world and share those stories with wine lovers at the annual event held at the Paso Robles Event Center.


In 2011, Hospice du Rhône will once again roll out the Rhône carpet by hosting over 130 Rhône producers and importers from France, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona, California and beyond. Attendees will taste Rhône wines from each of these regions throughout the event weekend by strolling the halls at the Friday Rhône Rendezvous and Saturday Grand Tasting. In addition to the vast selection of Rhône wines, guests will also delight on bites prepared by artisan food purveyors within each of the weekend tastings.

To add to the serious fun at the 19th annual event, guests can partake in the 2011 Seminar Series with either a Weekend Pass or Individual Seminar Passes. To date, the organization has announced Drew Noon of Noon Winery from Australia who will chronicle the 2011 growing season for his wine, Eclipse. Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Co. hailing from Sonoma and Joey Tensley of Tensley from Santa Ynez will take the stage together to share the word of Syrah. Taking attendees on a journey through France’s Roussillon will be an ensemble of Roussillon producers including Hervé Bizeul from Clos des Fées, Pierre Gaillard from Domaine Madeloc, Marjorie Gallett from Le Domaine Rocs des Anges and Jean-Roger Calvet from Thunevin-Calvet.

The cuisine at Hospice du Rhône is not to be overlooked. From dishes paired perfectly with Rosé wines at the Friday Rosé Lunch to a BBQ infused Farewell Dinner there is something for everyone. Guests will also walk the “streets” of the internationally inspired Friday night Soirée or raise their fork and paddle at the Saturday Lunch and Live Auction.
This Rhône-filled weekend is not to be passed by any wine lover. To learn more about this international event, held in Paso Robles, California, or to grab your pass to Rhône, visit the Hospice du Rhône website,

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