SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizers are turning up the wattage on their final evening event for Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast – the West Coast's premier wine and food event -- with an intimate concert by two-time Grammy winner Colbie Caillat at the new Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Known for her pop hits such as "Brighter than the Sun," and "Bubbly," the singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar player will fill the night with her popular music at Sunset in the Vineyard at Vina Robles as fans savor a truly magical evening of music under the stars at Paso Robles' exciting new winery amphitheater. But the main star of the evening will be beautiful Paso Robles, which invites guests to experience the authentic California wine country lifestyle along with award-winning wines from 6 – 11 p.m. For guests looking to truly indulge, Vina Robles Winery Chef Thomas Drahos will prepare a rustic yet elegant seated dinner served at communal tables, paired with the winery's best wines. For those looking for something more casual, Sunset is creating a "picnic on the go" featuring Vina Robles wine and fresh and delicious recipes from celebrity chef Nathan Lyon of PBS' Growing a Greener World.
Guests can start the night with a wine and light bites reception at 6 p.m. Enjoy leading Paso Robles wines while mingling in the courtyard with celebrity chefs Nathan Lyon (author of "Great Food Starts Fresh") and Michael Voltaggio of L.A.'s ink. and ink.sack (author of "VOLT ink.: Recipes, Stories, Brothers"), who will be signing copies of their most recent cookbooks. Then Colbie lights up the stage with her upbeat songs, which feature a unique combination of R&B, folk and pop influences.
"We are always looking for ways to raise the bar on our special evening events, which keeps fans of Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast coming back each year," said Stacie Jacob, executive director of Visit San Luis Obispo County, which organizes the four-day wine and food immersion event with Sunset, the premier guide to life in the West. "We're thrilled to offer this amazing, exclusive concert in the vineyard with pop star Colbie Caillat, paired with exceptional wine and food experiences that have made Paso Robles one of the hottest wine regions in California."
Presented by the Travel Paso Robles Alliance, the event also offers the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs, mingle with winemakers and sample custom concession bites special for the evening. After the reception, guests can buy Paso Robles wine, beers and food dishes sold at the concession. Ticket prices for the evening event range from $40-$137 and can be purchased at www.SavorCentralCoast.com.
Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast (Sept. 26-29) showcases the talents of Central Coast winemakers, brew masters, chefs, artisan food purveyors, fishermen, farmers and entrepreneurs. Guests can also experience the Central Coast lifestyle, from guided culinary and outdoor adventure tours and sunsets at Hearst Castle, beaches and vineyards to regional wine and food tastings and demonstrations at the Main Event. Guests can learn best-kept secrets from top wine and food celebrities, such as chefs Michael Voltaggio, Nathan Lyon, Marcela Valladolid and Sandra Lee and the expert editors from Sunset magazine.
About Visit San Luis Obispo County: Visit San Luis Obispo County promotes San Luis Obispo County through advertising, marketing, public relations and group sales. Its membership base is comprised of over 500 tourism industry-related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, golf courses and retail stores. Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is produced and managed by Visit San Luis Obispo County.. For more information on Visit San Luis Obispo County, please visit www.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com.
About Sunset: Sunset (www.sunset.com) is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West's best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over five million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publication, Sunset showcases the region's unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partnerships, books and International Wine Competition. Sunset is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group.
About Vina Robles: European Inspiration – California Character. Vina Robles crafts wines that represent a stylistic bridge between the Old and New worlds, capturing the finesse associated with European wines while celebrating the bold natural flavors of their estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Here, proprietor Hans Nef and managing partner Hans – R. Michel bring their Swiss heritage to California's Central Coast, where they aim to unite the best of both experiences. www.VinaRobles.com.
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