Client Testimonials

Susan has created so many experiences for all our trips to Paso it is hard to pick a few to mention Wine blending my own GSM creation was super special. Tasting each varietal, creating my formula, having my own bottles complete with my own custom created label. Lunch customized by Chef Rachel to pair with each wine we were sampling under the trees in the courtyard at Ascuncion Ridge. Wine tasting in the private home of Varinder & Anita owners of Copia. Sitting in their dining room listening to the passion they have for their wines and how they were created is unmeasurable. These experiences are among my favorite trips to Paso all thanks to Susan.

Patricia Walsh

Sales Executive

As a participant of many wine camp ventures, I would like to say, that Susan Williams as our executive curator, has made sure that each event is coordinated with detail, while making our events enjoyable and including the opportunity to meet new friends, I would highly recommend her efforts in any of your planning, and reservations!
Louis Hernandez

Civil Superintendent

I take 3-4 trips a year to Paso. Susan with Connections has created spectacular trips every time. A private chef pairing food & wine in the olive grove with my friends & family. A sensory test in the vineyard. Learning the texture, smell & tastes that go into wine. Walking through the vineyard & tasting the wine of the grapes I am looking at. Listening to the winemaker’s passion as he explains the process from grape to wine. A private tour of the most beautiful wine cave while sampling from the barrels. Getting access to a winemaker’s private collection & library wines with a single phone call to Susan was my all-time favorite. Her experiences, connections, passion & friendships with so many in the industry is unparalleled. I would never plan a trip to Paso without calling Susan first.

Steven D

Division Manager

For the past five years I have enjoyed every detail given to making my wine tasting experiences on the coast truly unforgettable! Each time Susan has added a unique opportunity at the vineyards that have made each encounter tailor made for our group . She has created treasured moments for me and my friends that will last a lifetime . I am so thankful for Connections and am planning dates for next adventure!!

Cheers, Kathy Voss🍷

Occupational Therapist

If you are looking for that unique one of a kind intimate experience to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or engagement or even a larger event that brings a large group together such as a reunion or team-building experience, look no farther than CONNECTIONS. I have had the pleasure of having Susan Williams curate several amazing experiences such as picnic in the hills of Paso with the best wines and cheeses Paso has to offer. Also, an exclusive access to a private winery estate where we were able to sip wine in a cave and listen to the winemaker share the history, sights and tastes of the region. There also have been countless small gatherings with friends that she has curated that bring you to the winemakers private homes where I have sipped on wonderful small batch, full flavor elegant wines and listened to the personal stories of how they began living their dreams in Paso Robles. I highly recommend CONNECTIONS and Susan Williams to create your next getaway, you won’t be disappointed!!
Sylvia Lozano

VP Hospital Relations IEHP

We have taken several trips that Susan Williams organized. She is amazing and does a great job coordinating Central Coast wine tasting experiences. I highly recommend Connections.
Leslie Elliott

Owner at ARCpoint labs

Susan Williams is our go to for all things Paso!
Julissa Bha

Owner at Kumon

I was referred to Susan by a mutual friend. My husband and I were planning our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to spend a long weekend in Paso Robles. We had never been to Paso before so really didn’t know where to begin. We connected with Susan who took the time to learn a little about us and the next day we had an itinerary that checked off all the boxes! We love wine and good food and Susan didn’t disappoint. Our itinerary included 3 amazing wineries (Calcareous, Hope Family Wines and LXV). The wine was fabulous! Susan was also able to get us a table at the newest Michelin recommended restaurant, In Bloom where we enjoyed a fabulous meal paired with more wonderful wine. We cannot thank Susan enough for helping us arrange the most memorable anniversary celebration. We fell in love with Paso Robles, joined three wine clubs and are ready to schedule another long, glorious weekend in Paso. I’ll be giving Susan a call to help us plan another spectacular trip and make even more wonderful memories. Thank you Susan!
Your new friends, Don & Jeanna Kendrick

VP Health Services

I can’t recommend Susan Williams enough for her amazing attention to detail and planning skills. If you are looking to have an unforgettable wine tasting experience look no further. Susan has cultivated some amazing relationships with some of the best wineries in Paso Robles. These relationships allow her to plan carefully choreographed personal wine tasting experiences. From learning and blending your own custom bottle of wine to over the top wine and food pairings. If you want an experience to remember a life time Susan can plan it for you.
Katy Houchin

Owner at ARCpoint labs

I have had more fun and learned more about wine and wine making through Susan’s amazing experiences.
Some standouts for me – a wine tasting at the top of Adelaida, tour of the winery, picnic lunch and wine tasting on heart hill at Niner, a unique winery that is an antique shop in the Santa Ynez area, wine tasting on a lake at one of the wineries.
We have done cave tours, barrel room tours, different types of pairings. Each one has been unique, fun and educational. I would have to say she provides so much more than just the wine tasting room.

Adrienne Guirgus

IBCLC at Holistic Lactation of Bakersfield