Posted on May 23, 2018

Paso Pops July 4 Celebration Partners with Paso’s Rhone Rangers

Red, White & Pink Rhone wines to be featured at the walk-around wine tasting

May 22, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Rhone Rangers, America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietals, has partnered with Paso Pops – a patriotic-themed Independence Day celebration. More than 30 Paso Robles wineries will be pouring their top Rhone wines at the walk-around wine tasting during the July 4 event at the Paso Robles Event Center. 

President, Vice President and Speaker table ticket holders will have access to the walk-around wine tasting from 5 – 7:30pm. Guests may explore tasting old and new favorite red, white and pink wines complete with a commemorative Independence Day glass, as well as several other VIP benefits. “We are thrilled to highlight our Paso Robles Rhone Rangers on July 4th. Paso Pops is such a unique and special event for the entire community and we couldn’t be happier to be involved,” said Amy Butler, president of the Rhone Rangers Paso Robles Chapter.

“The walk-around tasting is one of the marquee events of Paso Pops and having the Rhone Rangers as a partner elevates the day even more,” said Steve Cass, event founder, Cass Winery partner and Paso Robles Rhone Ranger member.

Tickets that include the walk-around wine tasting are now on sale and include: President, Vice President and Speaker. For tickets, and more info about the entire day’s festivities, please visit pasopops.org. Additional tickets on sale include General Admission and discounted General Admission (up to two children 12 and under are free with paid General Admission). Purchase tickets and make plans to spend July 4 in Paso Robles.

In addition to the Rhone Rangers, a special thanks to title sponsor Travel Paso, the 501c6 organization dedicated to promoting tourism to Paso Robles, and returning sponsors Cass Winery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company. These community sponsors, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, are the foundation for the third annual event. Net proceeds from Paso Pops will benefit Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and the Youth Cultural Exchange Program.

To sponsor Paso Pops, contact Steve Cass at steve@casswines.com or 805 239-0873. Additional information about Paso Pops, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and the non-profit Paderewski Festival can be found at www.paderewskifest.com.

About Paso Pops: Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks, will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at the Paso Robles Event Center.  Net proceeds from Paso Pops will benefit Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and the Youth Cultural Exchange Program. www.pasopops.org

About Rhone Rangers: The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley.  These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Grenache, Mourvèdre and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul.  To learn more, visit www.rhonerangers.org.