Fall ’23 Wine Release Pickup Party, and Dinner

Flying . Food . Live Music . Your Favorite Wines

Oct 28, 2023 at 6pm

Estrella Warbirds Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Rd. Paso Robles

Please join us for our second Fall Release party to be held at the Paso Robles Estrella Warbirds Museum on October 28 at 6pm.  The setting for the Warbirds Museum provides a truly unique experience, especially when combined with a feast including wine pairing with our fall ’23 release wines that is not to be missed!  Our day will include an (optional) in-flight wine tasting in the sky in the afternoon, followed by a fantastic paired dinner by Chef Rachel Ponce, owner of Pair With Chef Rachel and The Frunchroom in the Warbirds airplane hangar that evening.  We will also have live music to enjoy throughout the evening, plus, well, maybe some spontaneous dancing as part of the festivities!

The Flight (Afternoon):

Our winemaker Scott Stelzle is also CEO at the Warbirds Museum based at the Paso Robles Airport.  He owns and operates “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber”, a World War II C47 Paratrooper Transport plane, (the commercial version of this plane was known as the DC-3).  Betsy’s name derives from its participation in the Berlin Airlift in 1948-1949.  Scott will be flying our members who purchase tickets around the California Central Coast AVA while sipping Cordant wines. The flight itinerary will leave from Paso Robles Airport, fly to Morro Rock at about 3500 feet, up the coast to Hearst Castle, and over numerous vineyards from which our grapes are sourced.  Each flight holds up to 18 people, and we will offer up to 2-3 time slots, depending on demand. Tickets are $160 per passenger.  By the way, many of us at the winery are honored to have taken this flight on Betsy, and we agree it is not to be missed!  

More on Betsy here:

 The Dinner (6pm):

For the final “flight” of the day, please join us for our Fall Release Party dinner which will be held inside the hangar at the Warbirds Museum, surrounded by retired US Military aircraft and music.  

We are excited to welcome Chef Rachel Ponce to prepare the dinner for the evening.  Chef Rachel has curated a fantastic 4-course menu to elevate our wines and intrigue your palate while putting all four of our fall ’23 release wines on display.  

As you arrive, you will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and wine to warm up your palate while you mingle and view the vintage aircraft.  For the main feature of the evening, following is the menu to be prepared by Chef Rachel.

The evening will begin and end with music that evolves through the evening from a vintage theme in honor of Betsy’s role in and after WWII, to something a bit more lively later in the evening.  And of course, we will also share with you some “secret” wines during the evening! 

We look forward to hosting you!

Purchase tickets for the pickup dinner and for flights on Betsy

Fall ’22 Wine Release Pickup Party and Dinner

Enjoy pictures from our 2022 Party