CABs of Distinction Gala: Lodging

Cabs of Distinction

Hi everyone!

The CABs of Distinction Gala and events are coming up quickly on April 25th and April 26th!  If you’re busy like me and realize, “OH MY GOSH, we still need to get tickets and lodging!”  It’s okay…there are plenty of options in the area for lodging and tickets for the Gala are still available!

Need Tickets?

Winemaker Dinner Tickets (Friday, April 25th):

Gala Tickets (Saturday, April 26th):

Need Lodging?

Paso: Hotels

There are of course the Paso Robles hotels, which are great but can book up!  Some places we really like…

Adelaida Inn – Quaint and some of the sweetest people.

Hotel Cheval – Boutique, gorgeous place and perfect for a special stay.  Easy to get around Downtown Paso.

La Quinta – Easy to find, great service, and 5 minutes (if that) to the Gala event!

Check Out More Hotes in Paso (really, you can’t go wrong with many of them) at TripAdvisor!

Paso: B&B’s & Vacation Rentals

There are also many beautiful B&B’s and Vacation Rentals in the Paso area…

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals – They have places in town and out in the country.  They also have a great selection of 1 to 5 bedroom homes depending on your needs.

Canyon Villa B&B – Your’s truly did the photography for this gorgeous B&B, but I also actually stayed here and it is simply amazing!  The owners are generous people.  The breakfast is delicious (enjoy on the patio is a must).  If you want quiet, Tuscany…try here.

There are many B&B’s and many of them have fantastic reviews.  Some in the country or in town even! TripAdvisor

Atascadero, Cambria, & Cayucos

Lastly, have you considered Atascadero, Cambria, or Cayucos?  Yes, a little drive, but they offer great experiences.

Atascadero has the beautiful Carlton Hotel as well as the solid Holiday Inn Express and Best Western!  Tip…the rates may be better in Atascadero and HWY 101 is not far to accommodate travel!

Cambria is gorgeous with the pines and ocean.  This may be a fantastic place for apart of your getaway…

El Colibri – If you want boutique, they will deliver it.  Also, rumor has it Lady Gaga stayed here, so why not be like all the cool kids!

Sand Pebbles Inn, Blue Dolphin Inn, & Fogcatcher Inn – If you want ocean views and easy access to a lovely boardwalk along the picturesque bluffs of Moonstone Beach, check out these lovely high rated places.  Check out more on TripAdvisor!

Cayucos is more laid back and probably my favorite beach town on the Central Coast.  It was mentioned in Sunset Magazine last year and it’s easy to see why, it’s just charming…

Cass House Inn – Can this place just stop being adorable?!  Just check out the photos.  I also hear the restaurant is superb.

On the Beach B&B – Just met the very friendly owner of this place.  This has a central location and not far from the pier (which I believe is partially open), local eateries, or even that big sandy thing (the beach).

Pier View Suites – Is another charming place with ocean views!

Again, more quaint Cayucos and lodging on TripAdvisor!

There you have it…might need a glass of wine after reading all that, but now you have some easy links to places to stay and tickets!

Cheers and we hope many of you will join us April 25th & 26th!




Cabs of Distinction Winemaker Dinner: The Menu!

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Hi there!

There is going to be a wonderful winemaker dinner on Friday, April 25th from 6-9pm that features Adelaida Cellars, Chateau Margene, and Parrish Family Vineyard!  The dinner is at McPhee’s Grill in Templeton.  Chef Ian McPhee has created a wonderful menu to pair with our wines!

Mooney Family – Blanc de Noir
Assorted Wood Fired Pizza

Parrish Family Vineyard – 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Seared Sea Scallops & Citrus Escabeche with gazpacho relish and micro greens

Parrish Family Vineyard – 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with a rosemary – lemon rub, mint pesto on creamy cheese polenta

Adelaida Cellars – 2010 Cabernet Viking Vineyard Reserve Oak
Chateau Margene – 2007 Beau Melange
Grilled slow cooked whole New York Steak with salsa verde, roasted mushrooms, grilled asparagus and fried smashed new potatoes

Adelaida Cellars – 2008 “The Don” Port
Bittersweet Chocolate Pate with milk chocolate creme anglaise and pistachio dust

This is a CABs of Distinction event that happens the night before the Gala, which is April 26th!  So, the dinner will be a great way to connect with the winemakers and their wines…as well as enjoy some delectable courses with the wines!

Tickets: $115 per person / Wine Club Tickets: $95 per person.  Check out our website to buy the tickets online or feel free to contact!  Wine club members can log into the site to automatically receive their discounts, but feel free to contact with questions!

Bon Appetit & Cheers!


Cabs of Distinction Highlight: VIP Lunch with Thomas Hill Organics

Photo from Thomas Hill Organics

Hi everyone!

We will start highlighting different parts of the upcoming CABs of Distinction Gala on April 26th!  We are very excited for this year’s event and feel that it will be…fantastic as we showcase some of Paso’s best Bordeaux wines and Cabs.

Today’s highlight is that there will be a Luxury VIP ticket with access to an exclusive four course luncheon that will feature the creative, delectable cuisine of Chef Julie Simone of Thomas Hill Organics.

Here’s a hint for what is in store…

“Tartlet of braised beef short rib and buttermilk whipped potato with demi-glace”

My goodness…that sounds ridiculously good.  Lunch is too far away.

Hungry for more?  Check out the Cab Collective’s website at for more information and to purchase tickets!

Cabs of Distinction Gala: Saturday, April 26th!


CABs of Distinction Gala
Saturday, April 26th
River Oaks Hot Springs
-Paso Robles, CA-

The much anticipated CABs of Distitnction Gala is back this April on the 26th! All the members of the CABCollective, including Parrish Family Vineyard, will be at this event pouring the best of Bordeaux wines, including (our favorite) Cabernet Sauvignon. This year there are various ways to enjoy your experience…

Grand Tasting: Includes tastings of CabCollective member wines paired with artisan cheese and charcuterie chosen by Fromager Zina Miakinkova. Decadent catered lunches will be provided by notable restaurants and caterers, such as Robert’s, Crush Catering, and Avant-Garde Experience, in the CAB Bistro.

Luxury VIP: Includes an exclusive panel discussion before the Grand Tasting, a multi-course gourmet lunch provided by Thomas Hill Organics, and access to the VIP Lounge where desserts and drinks will be available through out the day.

Premium-Reserve VIP: This includes all the wonderful features of the Luxury VIP, but Premium-Reserve guests receive Early Access tasting.

If you want more information or tickets, feel free to check out the CABCollective website. Wine Club members receive a 20% discount, on tickets. Please contact if you need the code!

Tasting Panel Magazine: 2010 Cab

Hi everyone!

We hope everyone is having a splendid 2014 so far!

In December, the CAB Collective, which we are apart of, did a special tasting with media and trade in West Hollywood.  It was a wonderful night to spotlight the abilities of Paso Robles.  At the event, Tasting Panel Magazine attended and did a great article about it in their 2014 January issue.  We are pleased to see that the wines were so well received!

Editor-in-Chief, Anthony Dias Blue, said of our Parrish Family Vineyard 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon:

“Silky, elegant and ripe with black fruit and vanilla; seamless and balanced.”

We are thrilled to get another notice of our 2010 Cab as it truly is a wine we are proud of.

Thank you to all the media and trade for coming to the event and giving Paso Robles the opportunity to show that we are serious about winemaking…especially when it comes CAB.



Tasting Panel Magazine, Issue January 2014, p. 85

Tasting Panel Magazine, Issue January 2014, p. 85