The Paso Robles CAB Collective Hosts its Annual Three-Day Immersion for Trade and Media in Paso Robles’ CAB Country
March 13, 2023 (Paso Robles, Calif.) The Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet & Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC), hosts its annual CAB Camp, and this year’s is the largest to date with 50 Campers from around the country. CAB Camp provides participants a deep dive into the Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) and its most widely planted winegrapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties, which account for over 60% of all plantings in the region. The resounding themes were sustainability, calcareous soils, the extreme diurnal swings that deliver perfect fruit quality, ageability, family-owned and operated wineries, and exceptional value at every price point. For images of this year’s CAB Camp, see here.
CAB Camp is a comprehensive three-day program that includes vineyard tours, barrel tastings of cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals, informative seminars, winemaker meet-and-greets, exclusive library wine tastings, winery-hosted dinners, amongst other activities designed to immerse Campers in the region’s unique wine culture. Panels discussion included sustainability, biodynamics and regenerative farming techniques, followed by a deep dive into the top five red Bordeaux varietals, and an exploration of Paso Robles Cabernets. The panels were moderated by Matt Kettman, contributing editor at Wine Enthusiast, and Sara Schneider, consulting wine editor for Decanter.
Campers were even given the opportunity to test their winemaking prowess as they participated in a competition to create their own Paso Robles CAB blend. PRCC winemakers evaluated the wines, and the top five were presented to wine editor Matt Kettman, who selected Mark Noah, the Wine Manager at Fishpaws Market in Baltimore, as the winner.
“The PRCC’s primary goal is to enhance the recognition of the world-class cabernets and Bordeaux wines from Paso Robles, by promoting their excellence and consistency through educational and marketing endeavors,” said Executive Director, Linda Sanpei. She continued, “Through fostering a collaborative environment among our members, the organization seeks to create a platform for knowledge-sharing and mutual support in the global wine market. The annual CAB Camp has provided the distinctive opportunity for us to be able to provide a hands-on experience for hundreds of participants over the last eight years and has become a must-attend event for those in the world of wine.” CAB Camp participants are nominated from around the country and then vetted by the PRCC Marketing Committee. This year’s list included over 100 sommeliers and wine buyers from around the country.
The PRCC is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the full potential of the Paso Robles AVA in producing superior-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietal wines. The distinguished members of the Paso Robles CAB Collective are Allegretto Vineyards & Wines, Ancient Peaks Winery, Brecon Estate, Calcareous Vineyard, Cass Vineyard & Winery, Castoro Cellars, Chateau Margene, Copia Vineyards & Winery, DAOU Vineyards & Winery, Eberle Winery, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars, Hearst Ranch Winery,High Camp Wines, Hope Family Wines, J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, LXV Wine,Opolo Vineyards, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Riboli Family Wines, Robert Hall Winery, SixMileBridge,The Farm Winery, and Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery.
The sponsors of the Paso Robles CAB Collective are Title Sponsor Hood Container, Grapevine Capital,Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Somm Foundation, and The Somm Journal and The Tasting Panel Magazine;Agrovin, Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Bank of Sierra, Boneso Brothers Construction, Borjon Auto Center, The Bottle Meister, Cork Supply, Enartis, Farm Credit West, Fiji Water, Glenn Burdette, Paso Robles CA, Saver Glass, Saxco International, TriCorBraun, Wo
About Paso Robles CAB Collective
Formed in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) is an independent collaborative effort of leading Paso Robles growers and producers of Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals specific to the Paso Robles AVA in California. The PRCC strives to promote to trade, media, and consumers the full potential of the Paso Robles region in producing superior quality, classic and age-worthy Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals that compete on a global stage. For more information, please visit pasoroblescab.com.