The Hospice du Rhone event in Paso Robles is the most amazing Rhone wine event in the world!!! Well, at least the most amazing Rhone wine event we have been to, and the weekend all kicked off Thursday evening with a pre-party at Paso Robles Inn.
We were upstairs in the bar area at the Inn and had a chance to taste some sparkling Shiraz out of Australia, and hang out with some of the peeps that would be at the event in the coming days. As luck would have it we ran into our awesome friend Amy Butler (her wine is Ranchero Cellars) and her friend Jon (who we met last year at HdR) so we ended up hanging out with them for most of the evening.
How Does a Hospice du Rhone Evening End Up?
After a couple of hours of eating some snacky snacks (I coined this phrase) and Annie watching me sip on some of that delish sparkling Shiraz (truth be told, she had a couple sips too…let’s see how many hate emails we get over the pregnant lady having a couple sips of wine) we decided to take off and head over to the infamous Villa Creek Restaurant…cuz that’s where the after-party always is.
This is the one time of year we can hang out at Villa Creek and hear Spanish, French, and an assortment of english accents and not think it’s odd…they are here from all over the world to get their Rhone on. As per the usual we ran into many of our local friends as well. Villa Creek is one of our most frequented bars in Paso Robles for some of these very reasons; it’s the hangout for winemakers and other wine industry peeps. It’s also just a generally cool place with a great vibe, tasty drinks, and delicious food. In other words, the perfect spot for a Hospice du Rhone after-party!
Stay tuned for more on our Hopsice du Rhone weekend experience; we’ve barely scratched the surface on this Rhone extravaganza and can’t wait to tell you all about it.
- Hospice du Rhone: Our Weekend Indulgence (hootnannieblog.com)