BBQ at Eberle Winery - UPDATE!

RSVP by Friday, April 22nd for a BBQ at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles hosted by PSU alumnus and renowned winemaker Gary Eberle! Also, enjoy a 20% discount on Eberle wines while making a donation to your respective chapter's scholarship fund!

  • Date:  Saturday, April 30th, 2011
  • Time:  Noon - 4PM
  • Location:  Eberly Winery, Paso Robles, CA
  • Driving Directions:  Click here to Get Directions
  • Attire:  Casual!  Please dress comfortably in your finest PSU attire!
  • Pricing:  $45 / member of LA Chapter, OC Chapter or San Francisco Chapter;  $55 / non-member
  • Sign-Up:  Click on PURCHASE TICKETS below!  Please RSVP by Friday, April 22nd!

      TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED! We're looking forward to a great event! See you there!

Your ticket to the BBQ includes:

  • All you can eat food
  • All you can drink wine. 
  • A tour of the Eberle Winery, including the Eberle Wine Caves! 
  • A 20% discount on all wines purchased during the event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to your chapter's scholarship fund.  In addition, 5% of all wine purchased by event attendees will generously be donated by Gary Eberle to your chapter's scholarship fund.


Where to stay:

Hotels in Paso Robles book early and fill up fast! We recommend you book a room ASAP to ensure availability.  A convenient area hotel is the San Luis Obispo Courtyard by Marriott.  Click here for more details.

About Eberle Winery:

In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella River Winery (currently Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles) and produced 500,000 cases a year at its facility. Eberle’s pioneering spirit didn’t stop there. In 1980, he co-founded the Paso Robles Appellation and in 1983, Gary opened the doors to his own Eberle Winery with the premiere of Eberle’s 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Eberle handcrafts 25,000 cases of wine each year from surrounding Estate vineyards. And, after more than 25 years since the release of the Eberle label, the winery consistently remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States.

Click here to Find out more about Eberle Winery.

About Eberle:

Gary Eberle is a Penn State alumnus and former member of the Penn State football team.  A pioneer of Paso Robles, Gary Eberle has been making premium wines for more than 35 years. Today, Eberle is one of the highest award-winning wineries in the U.S. and ranks in the top 10 of gold medal award-winning wineries in the country. 

During the 1950's and 1960's, several vineyards were planted in the Paso Robles region, yet there was not a winery truly competing on a national or international level. The arrival of Gary Eberle in 1972 began one of the brightest winemaking chapters in the history of Paso Robles.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eberle started his college career in 1962 at Penn State. Given a full scholarship, Gary balanced his duties as a defensive lineman for the football team and as a student studying biology. Eberle moved to Louisiana where he did his graduate work in cellular genetics at Louisiana State University (LSU).

During his time at LSU, a professor introduced him to the magical world of food and wine. Tasting a sampling of fine, classified growth Bordeaux from his professor's cellar, Eberle took a keen interest in Cabernet Sauvignon. He began to envision the possibility of creating a wine that would rival those of Bordeaux and soon found himself on an airplane to California.

He arrived at the University of California at Davis, where he met with the chair of the enology department and explained that he wanted to become a winemaker. Impressed with Eberle's credentials, the professor admitted him to the doctoral program without the usual qualifying exam.

During his work at Davis, Eberle realized the untapped potential of the Paso Robles region and decided it was where his winemaking future lay and arrived in 1973. After founding the Estrella River Winery, Eberle yearned for his own winery focusing on premium red wines. The dream was realized with the release of his first "Eberle" wine, a 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982. To date, Eberle Winery remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in California, consistently ranking in the top 20 of more than 1500 wineries now operating in the state.