Google visits SLO County

Google at Rava Wines, Paso Robles

750 of Google’s finest take over Rava Wines in Paso Robles

and descend upon SLO County! (1200 were invited...)

Prompted by a Cal Poly alumni, who felt compelled to share his love and

appreciation of our town and region with his fellow Googlers,

in true local fashion, on a Thursday night!

Breakaway Tours & Event Planning was contacted by Google late June to plan a wine tasting & lunch! We were not only up for the challenge but man was it FUN! With 23 years of serving Corporate America, we have to say, this is our largest group... so far! Google also worked closely with City of SLO Tourism arm to source lodging within San Luis Obispo.

Utilizing 13 buses from S.F. & Sunnyvale they arrived at Rava Wines excited, thirsty & hungry. Appetizers and wine tasting was enjoyed as they relaxed and roamed the impressive grounds. A Santa Maria style BBQ was provided by Stein’s BBQ & Catering and additional staffing by Criu Hospitality. Also on hand was Barton Olive Oil Company and Groves on 41 for a little olive oil tasting.

Manning hospitality tables along with the City of SLO, hundreds of welcome bags were handed out, stuffed with Discover SLO brochures, wine maps for both Paso Robles Wine & SLO Wine, ShareSLO sunglasses (a BIG hit) and downtown maps for later that evening. With the decision that the proposed Beach Party following was too much for one day, they opted for a short visit to Avila Beach for a little down time prior to checking in before checking out SLO's famed Farmer’s Market. Custom, branded tokens were provided for dinner & dessert in the street! They returned home happy & satisfied on Friday with many staying the weekend for more! 


Comments shared & heard at the event included

  • I didn’t realize how close this place is
  • I didn’t realize how quickly you could get here
  • This was so much easier than going to Napa
  • The wine is delish, is there more Rosé? 
  • It's so beautiful!
  • Everyone is so nice!
  • WOW, I had no idea!
  • I’ll be back!

A shining example that SLO CAL

can host large corporate groups and well at that!

750 Googlers Wine Tasting at Rava Wines, Paso Robles#breakawaywinetours

Photography (and upcoming video) by Cobblestone Productions

Stay tuned and ya'all come back now ya' hear!

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