The Paso Robles Rotary will again bring Paso Robles’ top winemakers together to compete to see who is the best chef, and organizers expect the tickets to sell out fast.

Winemakers cookoff logo

Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers Cookoff logo

The 19th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff will be held Aug. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event Center. Organizers are limiting attendance to just 1,200 tickets. The event will feature multiple local breweries as well.

Tickets were $85 and were available at

“The Paso Robles Winemakers’ Cookoff has become one of Paso Robles’ most-popular wine, food and music events,” says event co-chairperson Vicky Silva. “Participating wineries or breweries pair their grilled culinary creations with their finest wines or beers and compete for both Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice awards the day of the event. We are expecting tickets to sell out fast.”

The 2017 Cookoff judging crew consists of the five respected food and wine industry professionals: Robert Whitley, San Diego-based syndicated wine writer and wine-industry judge, Mike Cervin, Santa Barbara-based food and wine journalist and author; William-Bloxsom Carter, Former Playboy Executive Chef and Owner/Chef of The Canyon Villa in Paso Robles, CA; Sara Schneider, Wine Editor of Sunset Magazine; and Mira Honeycutt, wine writer and columnist based in Paso Robles, CA.

All proceeds from the event benefit local high school scholarships. Thanks to the event, the Paso Robles Rotary contributed $40,000 to Paso Robles High School scholarships last year. Since the event’s inception, over $400,000 in scholarships has been awarded to local high school students.

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