May flowers, spring wines and blue skies—May in Paso Robles Wine Country is pretty darn close to heaven on earth! Enjoy this blissful month in style when you explore nearly 300 tasting rooms, flavorful dinners and rockin’ entertainment all centered around our favorite thing: wine!
Enjoy Downtown with Diablo Paso
Downtown dreaming: The hills of Paso are magical, but downtown holds its own sparkle, too! If you haven’t strolled downtown Paso Robles just yet, now is a great time. Walking distance to dozens of boutique shops, tasting rooms, art galleries and restaurants, you’ll never wonder what to do next. That said, whatever you do, be sure to head to Diablo Paso tasting room, located at 1220 Park Street in the heart of downtown. Yes, this warm and friendly hangout serves incredible Spanish wines paired alongside a bit of education and conversation. Ready to go now? Better hurry. Both kid and dog friendly, this small yet stylish tasting room is first-come-first-serve with its tastings (unless, of course, you’re a club member)!
Hit the deck at Jada
The art of doing nothing: Sometimes you just need to sprawl out in the sunshine and do—well—nothing! When the mood to lollygag strikes, head to Jada, where the back patio is sublime. What’s on the agenda? Not much, I can assure you. Enjoy a flight of six different Jada wines sourced from the winery’s all-estate Rhone and Bordeaux programs along with a cheese plate courtesy of Vivant Fine Cheese. Looking to host a splendid picnic this May? Check out the winery’s shaded outdoor “Oak Lounge,” which overlooks the estate vineyard and Westside Paso’s rolling hills. Somebody pinch you, you must be dreaming!
Dine well at Robert Hall Winery
Let’s eat: Want to kick lunch up a notch? In Paso Robles Wine Country, there’s never a boring meal. In fact, a delicious paired culinary experience awaits you at Robert Hall Winery this May! Available Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., experience the winery’s seasonal Cavern Select wines paired with tasty Chef-crafted creations. You’ll savor locally grown produce, incredible flavors, learn about the winemaking process, and enjoy five award-winning wines paired to perfection. Chef’s kiss, indeed!
Tour the Vineyard at Seven Oxen
Into the green: Could there be a better time of year for a vineyard tour? We think not. With mild, sunny days and miles of lush vines to stroll, you’ll breathe in our famously fresh air. Seven Oxen’s vineyard and winery tour doesn’t just bring you face to face with nature—you’ll also get to meet the winemaker, Bastien Leduc. Enjoy an educational walk through the winery’s organically farmed estate vineyard and sweeping views along the ridge of this breathtaking 130-acre property. Next, take a trip to the tasting room, where an exclusive barrel sample awaits! Sounds like a perfect day to us, too.
Get Down at Tooth and Nail
Boogie down: In Paso Robles Wine Country, it’s not all about fancy dinners. We know how to have fun, too! Tooth and Nail’s Friday live music events are locally famous for a reason. The combination of music, flavor and ambiance is downright dizzying! From 5-9 p.m. each Friday, head to the Paso Robles castle for a taste of all this and more. On May 20, catch Sachin and The Porch, a local country artist known for blending twang and rock into one feel-good vibe. Explore the castle, sample a range of top notch wines, and nosh on small plates, too! Kind of makes us want to kick up our heels and yell “yeehaw!”
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
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The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally-owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full-service restaurant.
The GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.
The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!