ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee, in partnership with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, is organizing a Wine Passport kick-off party this Saturday, Jun. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the new Atascadero Lake Park Zoo Garden. This event is open to the public and is complimentary for Passport holders, $20 for general admission, $10 for designated drivers, and free for children under 18. Passports will be available for purchase at the gate. Admission includes tastings by Ancient Peak Winery, MEA Wines, Wild Fields Brewhouse, Dead Oak Brewing, Tent City Beer Co., and Bristol’s Cider House, as well as live music by Emily and the Hurricanes, a wine pull, and food by Big Pappas Wood Fired Pizza. 

Passports can be purchased online or at the kick-off party for $75 and are valid until Dec. 31, so users have plenty of time to make full use of their Passport. A Passport provides access to complimentary tastings at eighteen wineries, four breweries, two distilleries, and one cidery. It also allows for complimentary corkage fees at participating restaurants around town. Passports have an estimated value of over $500.  

Josh Cross, CEO of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, states: “We are looking forward to launching this new program on Saturday and celebrating with the Community at the Lake Park Zoo Garden. Then, starting on Sunday, I’ll be out on the wine and beer trail making full use of my Passport!” 

For further information regarding the passport program, visit or call the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce team at 805-466-2044.