Breakaway Tours and Event Planning
Rolls out Fresh, Innovative Tours on the Central Coast and Beyond!
With more than 20 years in the expanding wine and culinary industry, Breakaway Tours can’t resist the many temptations that beckon, and their 21st year looks rousing and delicious! Breakaway Tours was founded in 1995 by Jill Tweedie, a Level 1 Sommelier (studying for Level 2 exam), whose passion and energy is contagious! Her commitment to continually reinvent and deliver the finest wine and culinary experiences on the Central Coast is obvious. Breakaway Tours specializes in “Deliciously Fun, Educational Wine Tours” and serves locals, visitors, social groups and corporate America alike with both private and shared experiences in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Entering their third decade, they’re excited to press deeper with inspired new tours of the latest and greatest, in wine, food and now spirits! Nuff said, drink up.
Access Wine Adventures (aka AWA)
Breakaway is breaking out with the launch of Access Wine Adventures; a new type of “wine club,” offering outbound wine tours designed to explore neighboring wine regions. These extended day tours will provide insider access for those in the know and those seeking to be winos! Join the club and delve deeper, with fellow road trip warriors, into the well-known while seeking and exploring the obscure. AWA tours will be kept to an intimate size, offered on select Sundays and priced by the person. Depending on the destination, tours will originate from San Luis Obispo and/or Santa Barbara counties. With distinct itineraries and boundless possibilities, be sure to keep your finger on this particular pulse as it’s certain to keep you thirsty for more! To join the club, join their mailing list on Facebook or webpage at breakaway-tours.com, for your invitation to the Inaugural AWA Tour, updates and schedule.
Distilleries & Spirits Rise
If you haven’t caught the buzz about the many distilleries popping up in Paso Robles, there is much to catch. The Craft Spirit movement has landed in a big way, and what could be more interesting than a first-hand look at what makes these stills and distillers such a hot topic! Book your private Distillery Tour today and Breakaway will transport you in style, comfort and safety, introducing you to the distillers, where you will learn their story and lift your spirits while tasting theirs. Lunch is included of course and delicious as always … but perhaps with a twist … or is that a squeeze?
[loh-kuh-vohr] – noun – A person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally. Once you’ve experienced (tasted) this tour, you may never eat the same way again! Join the movement of people looking to “connect” with their food on Breakaway’s Locavore Tour. Visit local farms; fish, dairy, beef, olive oil, tree fruit, nuts or all of the above. Discover first-hand where your food comes from, who grows it, how they grow it and why they grow it. Remember; where there is great food, there is great wine… A winery visit added to the itinerary, not to mention the day’s tasty samplings, is welcome and encouraged!
Farm to Fork Fun
Fantastic and bravo! That’s what you’ll be thinking, if not declaring, as you sit before the meal you just personally shopped for and prepared. Your Farm to Fork Tour will begin at one of the many farmers’ markets accompanied by a local chef who will teach you how to shop for a seasonally based menu. Meet the farmers and learn what to look for in picking the cream of the crop. In a private kitchen, class will begin under the watchful and instructive eye of Chef. Your achievement will be justly rewarded with a delectable lunch complete with a short lesson on food and wine pairing. Bon appetite!
[Gar-ah-jeest] – noun – Rule-breakers, pioneers, mavericks, driven by passion. Originally a French term used to jab at renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the rules; The Garagiste is now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the region. Breakaway has the connections and know-how to get you in the door of these producers, all by appointment only and not necessarily in a standard tasting room. Venture into their underground world on a Garagiste Wine Tour.
An expansion of services requires an expansion of fleet, which they added in 2015. Join their mailing list for AWA club updates, specials and announcements. Visit their website for more information, including new tours and events not highlighted here. Like them on Facebook for fun contests and more, or go old school and give them a call today at (805) 783-2929.
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