Paso Robles Opolo Vineyards Wine Tasting Experience (small format bottles)
One of our favorite wineries in Central Coast California Opolo is a must try experience. Opolo proprietors Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols started out as friendly neighbors — their families have lived side-by-side since 1996. When Rick announced one day that he had just planted 10,000 grapevines, Dave was quick to follow suit. He bought an adjoining vineyard property next to Dave in Paso Robles, and thus began their joint venture: Opolo Vineyards.
The Opolo estate occupies a topographically diverse landscape, which makes it ideal for growing a range of grape varietals that produce wines with intense, unique flavor profiles. During this personal wine tasting experience, one of Opolo’s knowledgeable tasting experts will guide your chosen guest through each bottle of wine, answer any questions they have, and partake in banter and discussion regarding the wines. Each kit comes with five 6.3 oz bottles of selected wines, providing a diverse sampling of Opolo’s favorite varietals and vintages, plus an additional bottle of their Exclusive Reserve Zinfandel.
Each shipment for this virtual wine tasting experience includes:
- 1 small bottle of 2019 Albarino
- 1 small bottle of 2019 Montagna Mare
- 1 small bottle of 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 small bottle of 2016 Rhapsody
- 1 small bottle of 2018 Mountain Zin
- Optional to add a full size bottle to enjoy for $50 more.
Expedited shipping add-ons are available for this package:
- For 2-day air shipping to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, or Nevada, add $30.00, or for overnight shipping add $60.00 per package.
- For 2-day air shipping to the Midwest or East Coast, add $45.00 per package, or for overnight shipping add $65.00 per package.
They say good fences make good neighbors, but it was a love of wine and winemaking that was the connection between Opolo proprietors Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols. Their two families have lived side-by-side in Camarillo since 1996. As Nichols remembers, “I knew Rick to say hello to, but that was about it. Then one day, he said to me, ‘Hey Dave, I just planted 10,000 grapevines!’” And so began the evolution of Opolo, one of Paso Robles’ premier labels. Quinn and Nichols have been neighbors in two counties since 1997 when Nichols bought vineyard property adjoining Quinn’s. Together they now own and farm nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and westside of Paso Robles.
Private Live Hosted Events
All our events (like this one) are fully interactive virtual experiences led by expert hosts through zoom or your platform of choice.
We offer white-glove service so nearly every aspect of our experiences can be adapted for your needs.
We offer a wide variety of international options to help your events make a global impact.
Premium Kits & Ingredients
Our virtual experiences include premium kits that have been carefully curated to leave a lasting impression with attendees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a virtual experience cost?
Prices vary, but they generally start at $70/shipment and can go upward of $500/shipment. This estimated price incorporates the materials, domestic (ground) shipping, and hosting fees. Expedited & global shipping options may incur additional fees.
What is the recommended lead time for a virtual tasting?
We recommend 2 weeks lead time from the day of payment and delivery of shipping information. If you need something quicker we can arrange for expedited shipping or recommend other options that might be available.
How does shipping work?
You will need to provide us with a list of all the shipping addresses. If you would like help with this we can put together a google form and send it to your participants on your behalf.
Where can you ship your virtual experiences to?
We can ship and/or make arrangements for participants in the US, Canada, Europe, and other global regions. Let us know where you your participants are and we can help with some solutions.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions and non-drinkers?
Yes! We have a variety of Mocktail and food kits that we can ship out. We can also curate custom packages to accommodate participants with special requests.
What platform do you use to host your virtual tastings?
We use Zoom for all our tastings. If you are at an organization that prefers a different platform you're more than welcome to set up a meeting link that our virtual tasting hosts can jump on.
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