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Winery pairs creative cuisine with award-winning wines in downtown Paso Robles

Burbank Ranch wine & bistro(February 24, 2014) Paso Robles, Calif. –Paso Robles’ newest hot spot for food-friendly wines and locavore cuisine, Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro, held a Grand Opening celebration on February 19, 2014.

The festivities began at 1:00 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Paso Robles and Templeton Chambers of Commerce, followed by another ribbon cutting by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce at 5:00 PM. The remainder of the evening featured passed appetizers by Chef Nicholas Nolan, crafted specifically to pair with complimentary glasses of Burbank Ranch 2012 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and 2012 Estate Zinfandel (which recently won honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition). Guests to the Grand Opening party also received a 2-for-1 tasting card for a return visit to the tasting room.

Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro is the result of proprietors Fred and Melody Burbank’s lifelong passion for balanced wines matched with sumptuous cuisine. The Burbank Ranch Vineyard, located in the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area, is home to dozens of winegrape varietals, each chosen to complement the distinctive growing conditions of the El Pomar District. Ranch Manager, Ruben Nodal, meticulously guides the vines’ expression of terroir through to the cellar, where respected Winemaker, Steve Anglim, captures that expression in balanced, food-friendly wines.

After years of traveling the world’s most illustrious winegrowing regions, the Burbanks are fervent about making wines to complement food, and the Burbank Ranch Bistro is an extension of that philosophy. Chef Nolan, whose background includes stints at Paso Robles’ Artisan Restaurant and Craft in Los Angeles, has worked in kitchens across the world. Chef Nolan brings his passion for local flavors and the finest ingredients to Burbank Ranch’s French bistro cuisine with a California twist.

For more information about Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro and their award-winning wines, please visit www.BurbankRanch.com.

About Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro
Comprised of vineyards in Paso Robles’ El Pomar District, a downtown Paso Robles eatery and full service tasting room, Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro is devoted to producing food-friendly wines that elegantly complement their own house-made fresh market cuisine. Established by Fred and Melody Burbank in 2008, the 45-acre Burbank Ranch vineyard is SIP-certified and planted to 16 varieties, including many of those the Burbanks have tasted and enjoyed throughout extensive travels in Italy, France, Spain, and beyond. Both WSET-certified sommeliers, Fred and Melody chose the El Pomar District for its terroir, which is ideally suited to producing the balanced, food-friendly wines about which they are so passionate. At Burbank Ranch Bistro, these wines are available in thoughtfully-curated flights or by the glass, and are complemented by Chef Nicholas Nolan’s nouvelle French-California cuisine, crafted from the freshest possible ingredients. Burbank Ranch Winery & Bistro serves lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday, and is located just one block off Paso Robles’ charming City Park at 1240 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Limited reservations are available by phoning 805.227.4538. For more information, please visit www.BurbankRanch.com.

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