Huzzah! It’s time for Paso Wine Fest May 19-21! The four-day celebration of Paso Robles Wine is now in its 36th year—can you believe it? The years have flown by, and, meanwhile, Paso Robles has become more and more prestigious as a wine region known round the world. However, that doesn’t mean the area has lost any of its casual, laid back charm. Whether you head to the bustling grand tasting in Downtown City Park or prefer to flutter around to a range of different spots, don’t miss this magical time in Paso Robles. This is the best time to discover how small town magic meets world class wine!
Burgers on deck! Meet up at Oso Libre for a special Estate Angus Barbecue this Saturday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Get your hands on oak-grilled burgers made from the winery’s onsite herd topped with cave-aged gruyere, caramelized onions, whole-grain mustard aioli, and organic field greens topped with a fresh brioche bun. Of course, all of this meaty goodness is only made more mouthwatering alongside delicious wines.
Wine Fest weekend doesn’t have to be non-stop action. Take a moment to breathe in and veg out. This Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., unwind and relax with a night under the stars at The Fig at Courtney’s House restaurant in scenic Templeton (we suggest you purchase tickets ahead of time). Clavo Cellars will pour five wines paired alongside five prefectly crafted small plates. Yes, you can embark on a guided tasting journey set within a luxurious backyard garden (without moving your rear end).
Want to pick the brain of a longtime Paso Robles winemaker? Easy, make a reservation! On Sunday, May 20 from 11:00 to 3 p.m., allow Cass Winemaker, Steve Cass, to pour you some wine while you enjoy a free guided tour through the vineyards (keep the glass, of course). After a leisurely stroll packed with winemaking know-how, you’ll be invited to kick up your feet while being serenaded by Nataly Lola’s rock n roll band. Feeling peckish? Lunch is served onsite.
Ranching and red wine? This is common in Paso Robles, where cowboy boots and barrels collide. Slide right into Rangeland on Saturday, May 19 for a delightful lunch that reflects the terroir of Paso Robles in a truly unique way. Devour estate grass-fed beef sliders from noon to 3 p.m. and learn about the incredible, sustainable farm where the cattle graze.
Want an exclusive taste of Paso Robles? Make reservations and swing by Hoyt Family Vineyards for a special reserve pouring this Friday, May 18, featuring select wines you won’t try anywhere else. On May 20, attend the winery’s open house and see why Hoyt’s been named “Micro Winery of the Year.” Play with onsite goats, bring the dog, enjoy the breathtaking view, and generally savor Wine Fest weekend in laid back style.
This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
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.
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.
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
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 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.
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves.
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.