The tasting room at Allegretto Vineyard and Wines, home of award winning estate wines in Paso Robles, is hosting “Art Bar,” an afternoon of painting and wine. “This is a great opportunity for people to relax and enjoy some painting lessons from local artist, Heather Millenaar,” said Quin Cody, Director of Hospitality.
The first two Art Bars are scheduled for February 16 and May 11 from 1-3 p.m. both days. The paintings will focus on the beautiful scenery and surroundings that can be seen from the Allegretto Vineyard Resort and the tasting room. Under the skilled guidance of Heather Millenaar, participants will paint scenes that capture their fancy.
The class takes place on the Allegretto Wines patio and the fee includes a glass of Allegretto award winning estate wine from the Paso Robles vineyards.
Heather Millenaar is a local artist, based in Atascadero. Her work is well known for capturing a moment with textured brush strokes and vivid colors. “Being faced with the ever-changing challenge of capturing the scene with just a few colors and brushes is the greatest game while being surrounded by a crowd and rolling with a new environment and energy at every event,” said Millenaar. Among Millenaar’s notable work is the “Woman’s Republic” mural on El Camino Real in Atascadero. Property owner, Mike Zappas, commissioned Millennaar to paint two public murals for his El Camino Real properties.
The February 16 and May 11 Art Bars are the first ventures for the Allegretto tasting room. More Art Bars are in future plans and those dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
The fee is $50 and includes art supplies and the first glass of wine. The Art Bar is being held at the Allegretto Vineyard and Wine tasting room at 2700 Buena Vista Drive, #101, Paso Robles, CA. The class will move inside in the event of rain. Guests are invited to stay after the class and enjoy a snack or light meal ordered from the menu. For reservations and for more information, call Allegretto Vineyards and Wine tasting room at (805) 369-2526
The Allegretto Vineyard and Wines tasting room was recently featured in the San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide. The wine menu tasting room includes flights of Paso Robles award winning estate white and rosé wines, and estate malbec, tannat, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon. Four different flights of award-winning wine are available. The tasting room is open Sunday and Monday 1 - 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday noon - 7 p.m. and Tuesday by reservation.
Allegretto Vineyards and Wines
2700 Buena Vista Dr. #101
Paso Robles, CA 93446
This press release is by Paso Robles winery and vineyard marketing company, Access Publishing, 806 9th Street, #2D, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 226-9890.
The Allegretto Tasting Room offers a unique opportunity to sample some of the region’s best award-winning wines. Both estate and single vineyard wines are available from the Allegretto vineyards that surround the tasting room and the nearby Willow Creek District Wine tasting at Allegreto Tasting room gets you a fresh glass after each tasting and explanations about the wine. Purchase at least two bottles and the tasting fee is waived. Food and wine by the bottle are available in the family-friendly courtyard. The wine tasting list includes the gold medal winning 2013 and the 2014 single vineyard cabernet sauvignon, both from the Willow Creek Vineyard. The tasting room is also the place to experience a unique “flavor balancing” experience that adds a completely new view to wine and food pairings. The flavor balancing seminar was brought to Allegretto by John Stallcup, the Director of Wine Hospitality. John, the former Marketing VP for the wine group also co-founded the Napa Seasoning Company with Tim Hanni, MW, one of the originators of Flavor Balancing as well as being the first American to pass the Master of Wine Exam and the inventor of the Progressive Wine List. Flavor balancing has been adopted by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust not to mention a growing group of chefs, including Allegretto’s Chef Eric Olson, Jeremiah Tower, Michel Trama in Bordeaux, France, and Sarah Scott in the Napa Valley. Flavor balancing is a technique to learning to drink the wines one prefers with the food one likes to eat. Yes! White wine with steak! And here is how it’s done!
Because humans adapt to any sensation of sound, sight, hearing, touch, aroma or taste we can experience negative adaptations. The easiest way to understand a negative adaptation for tasting food is to brush your teeth and then drink orange juice. You experience only the bitterness of the orange juice because your taste adapted to the sweetness and it disappears to your sense of taste. When you “flavor balance” you avoid negative adaptations and accentuate positive ones. By adjusting the acid, salt, savory (umami) and bitterness levels, while avoiding sugar in entrees and sides, chefs create a balance that allows wine to work perfectly with a dish, regardless of the wine selection. Flavor balancing is the basis of many foods in wine cultures like Italy, which serves lemon with its famed Steak Florentine. It also works with cuisines that are popularly considered more difficult to pair with wines, like Thai, Chinese, and Indian. To experience flavor balancing at the Allegretto Tasting Room, first call ahead to schedule the time. You and your guests will have personal attention while engaging in the hands-on exercise of balancing the five primary tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. By balancing the primary tastes in the food you avoid negative adaptations, enhance positive adaptations and thereby enhance the experience of food and wine. Guests will also learn about negative and positive adaptations, how to avoid them as well as the difference between flavor and taste. You will learn how to pair wine with the diner, not the dinner.
and be automatically entered to win two nights at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Your stay will include complimentary wine tasting and discounts on your purchase.