Summer 2022

46 Mar22650 BestWineryWeddingVenue in 2022 The creation and enjoyment of wine is a time-honoured tradition that transcends cultures and geography. Many of us dream of creating a vineyard turning its land into its own little Côte des Bar. Chad and Lauren Rava made that dream a reality and opened Rava Wines & Events, the first Paso Robles winery to specialize in estate grown sparkling wine. Rava Wines & Events was born from the shared dream of founders Chad and Lauren Rava to produce sparkling wine in the prestigious, hand-crafted méthode champenoise style. The Rava farmer grown and made in California sparkling wines bring together Chad’s experience in winegrape growing and Lauren’s focus for the tradition of this unique style of sparkling wine. 2017 saw that dream bear fruit when Rava Wines and Events opened its doors to the public. The pair have crafted a state-of-the-art tasting room and event centre that has become the place to be for great hospitality, fine wine, and live entertainment. The team is now managing over 1,200 acres of vineyards spread over two locations, farming 25 varieties of grapes for Rava’s wines. The winery doesn’t just supply an impressive range of sparkling wines (from Grüner Veltliner to Blanc de Noir) but also a variety of still wines. However, there is more than just wine on the menu, Rava offers an experience. The tasting room is available for both reservations and walk-in appointments daily. The estate is also a gorgeous backdrop for weddings, live music, comedy nights, and many other events. From an intimate ceremony by the lake, to a celebration in the olive grove and old-world courtyard, or a larger professional gathering in the event centre, guests will find the perfect place at Rava for their celebrations. Villa Giada, the estate 3-bedroom home, is a great addition and provides onsite luxury accommodations. The talented and knowledgeable hosts are also critical to the customer’s glowing reviews beyond the beautiful wines and views. So many of the reviews in some way mention the hosts who assisted the guests during its visit. “Kaylen was great! The wines were phenomenal and it was all around a great experience. My dog loved hanging out in the grass.” In a review by Megan – a picture of the adorable pup in the sun was also attached. One from Dawn, “We had a wonderful afternoon at Rava. Nathaly was an amazing wine educator- so warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. We give her 5 stars! The sparkling wines and stills were delicious. The grounds are very beautiful-- all together a very special experience for my sister's birthday.” Nathaly, a constant throughout many reviews, leaves a powerful impression and is an absolute credit to the team. California wines have a rich history and a notable global presence. To stand out amongst that incredible heritage is impressive, making it clear that Rava Wines is an excellent winery and event venue. Whether you are stopping by for a tasting flight or attending an event at the venue, Rava Wines offers a truly sublime experience. If you ever find yourself in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, Rava Wines & Events is a must on your itinerary! Contact: Lauren Rava Company: Rava Wines Web Address: