Dune delights: Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo will host an educational Vintner Festival this June 16, and participating wineries will include Center of Effort, Herman Story, Halter Ranch, Kenneth Volk, Mattina Fiore, Opolo, and Sans-Liege. From 2 to 5 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of nibbles and wine in temperate Nipomo (learn more by calling (805) 621-7838) ... Roll Out the Barrels Weekend kicks off June 21 through 23 celebrating all that the world of SLO Wine has to offer. On June 21, Barrels in the Plaza runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., offering up local flavors crafted by winemakers and culinary greats (expect more than 50 walkable flavor stops clustered in Mission Plaza). New this year: Check out a barrel toasting demonstration by Tonnellerie O of Napa, as well as two pop-up tastings led by local winemakers, which promises a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process. On June 22 and 23, the weekend unfolds with Passport to SLO Wine Country, encouraging us all to sip through picturesque tasting rooms while enjoying exclusive benefits. A full schedule of activities, lodging deals, and ticket info can be found at slowine.com. Δ
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