Fourth Year of Celebration Features Local Wineries and Grilled Sensations

Join us for a day of grill and grape mastery on the historic Filipponi Ranch, Saturday, June 4th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Per Bacco Cellars, Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. Celebrating the fourth year of this lively competition, the SLO Wine and Grill Affair promises to be fun for all.

Per Bacco Cellars, Clesi Wines, Filipponi Ranch Cellars, Salisbury Vineyards, Chamisal Vineyards, Edna Valley Vineyard, and other local San Luis Obispo County Wineries will create delectable bites of signature grilled dishes paired with their own, select wines.

Attendees will also be treated to live music by Sleepy Guitar Johnson, native plants and gardening items from Growing Grounds Downtown and gourmet samples from local vendors including Bella Pops, CookWell with Courtney and Tiber Canyon Ranch. Attendees will also have the option to purchase bottles of their favorite wine at the event store.

A panel of local celebrity judges will be on hand to pick the best food and wine pairing including Katy Budge, Food writer for The Tribune; Michael Cervin, Restaurant Critic and Wine Judge; Kathy Hardesty, Food and Wine Columnist for New Times; and Chef Maegen Loring of The Neon Carrot.

Proceeds from this event support mental health in our community through the work of Transitions-Mental Health Association.

When:                  Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., June 4, 2011

Where:                 Per Bacco Cellars, 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo

Admission:          Tickets to the event are $35 per person, $40 at the door, and can be purchased by phone at (805) 540-6526 or online at (event section).

Parking is free. A shuttle will be available.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 805 540-6526, or visit the event website at

Transitions-Mental Health Association is a non-profit organization that helps children and adults live, work and grow in our community. TMHA operates 27 programs at over 35 locations that reach over 2,000 people and 1,500 families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of TMHA’s many services is to teach vital independent living skills, and build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience. For over 30 years, T-MHA has been dedicated to providing housing, employment, case management and life-skills support to teens and adults with mental illness; and support, resources and education for their loved ones. For more information, visit