Chad and Lauren Rava had a shared dream to be the first Paso Robles winery to specialize in estate grown, sparkling wines crafted in the time-honored, méthode champenoise style. The hand-crafted nature of these wines is reminiscent of the old-world traditions found in the smaller grower champagne houses. Chad and Lauren’s farmer grown and made in California sparkling wines bring together Chad’s experience in winegrape growing and Lauren’s focus for the tradition of this unique style of sparkling wine. Their shared vision became a reality in 2017, with the opening of Rava Wines + Events on Rancho Fortunato, Rava’s Estate in Paso Robles.
The Rava’s are a third-generation farming family, with roots spanning throughout California. Chad’s grandfather, Gerolamo Rava, immigrated to California from Lake Como, Italy in 1924. Gerolamo was active in the local farming community and immersed himself in the dairy, beef cattle and vegetable industries. Chad follows in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps and with a natural affinity for the land from an early age. Chad now manages more than 1,200 acres of vineyards in two locations 1) the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range in Monterey County and 2) the Rava Estate in Paso Robles.
After purchasing the estate, originally an Arabian horse ranch, the couple spent their honeymoon working on the property and creating plans for their place of celebrations. Now the intimate state-of-the-art multipurpose event center offers a unique blend of modern hospitality, fine wines and estate sparkling wines. Rava Wines + Events is Paso Robles Wine County’s place for celebrations.
This special site accommodates a variety of occasions for guests. From an intimate ceremony by the lake, to a celebration in the olive grove and old-world courtyard, or a larger professional gathering in the event center, guests will find the perfect place at Rava for their celebrations. Villa Giada, the estate 3-bedroom home, is a great addition and provides onsite luxury accommodations.
Rava Wines + Events is the shared dream of Chad and Lauren Rava and now your full-service destination to create lasting memories with family and friends.
The Rava’s are third-generation farmers. The wines are crafted from our estate vineyards in the Paso Robles and Monterey AVAs, where we currently farm 25 different grape varieties.
Rava is the first winery in Paso Robles to focus on crafting sparkling wine using the traditional, méthode champenoise winemaking techniques of Champagne, Burgundy.
Rava Wines and Events
6785 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Open Daily: 10am-5pm
Reservations are required for tastings
Walk ins are welcome for purchases by the glass or bottle