Time to chillax! The dog days of summer have arrived, inspiring leisurely afternoons lounging at shaded outdoor wine tasting rooms, secluded beaches, pool cabanas and along the lake shore. Thankfully, Paso Robles Wine Country isn’t far from all of these fabulous ways to cool off—plus, chilled white wine does the trick beautifully! Whether crisp and clean or floral and fruity, these heat-busting whites are best enjoyed the way you want to feel. That is to say, “cool.”

Ernest Hemingway Vineyards 2018 EH Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Embark on a cool new chapter: Find your next great adventure with this refreshing and sophisticated white and a gourmet nosh to boot! At Ernest Hemingway Vineyards, enjoy an amazing menu that Hemingway himself would be proud of: choose from wild game charcuterie boards and farm-fresh plates imbued with flavors harvested straight from the winery’s summer garden. Interested in learning more about the art that goes into the wine in your glass? Sign up for a nifty Wine Blending Lab event, where you’ll spend 90 minutes with a Hemingway winemaker or sommelier and learn the ABC’s of winemaking.

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Still Waters Vineyards 2020 Barrel Select Chardonnay

Go old school: Sometimes you just need a classic chardonnay on a summer day! On days like these, head to Still Waters Vineyard, where this iconic wine is aged in New French Oak Barrels. Expect buttery and toasty notes of vanilla, just the way you like it! Never want the afternoon to end? It doesn’t have to. Pack a picnic, grab the kids, leash up the dog and enjoy a family outing in one of Paso’s most pastoral settings. Stroll the lush gardens, rub elbows with fellow wine fans as you taste more than 20 wines on site, or just watch the clouds pass by.

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Bodega de Edgar White Collection

Why stop at one white when you can have triple the yum? Try three sumptuous summer-approved wines with Bodega de Edgar’s White Collection, including their 2020 Albariño, a crisp, bright wine bursting with zippy lemon zest appeal; their 2020 La Guera blend (75% albariño 25% torrontes), a delicate, complex wine with an easy-breezy  stone-fruit vibes; and their 2020 Can’t Stop Grenache, an explosion of  bright, strawberry and cherry goodness best served chilled. Luckily, you won’t have to choose a favorite.

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Chronic Cellars Spritz & Giggles

The party has arrived with Chronic Cellars: Cheers to the invention of air conditioning with this celebrate-anytime sparkling sure to delight friends and fam. Tickle their fancy with a truly modern Chardonnay-based wine overflowing with the essence of  pears, apples and fresh-baked bread along with citrus, floral and spice notes. Whether you’re hosting a big summer barbecue or just a backyard brunch potluck with a few pals, toast to good times ahead!

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Cass Winery 2020 Marsanne

Vacation like you mean it: Seeking a relaxing and refreshing respite from the harsh summer sun? Well, you’ll have it made in the shade at Cass Winery, we can promise you that. Kick back on the patio and allow the tastings to come to you while savoring a thoroughly impressive menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads and snacks. While you do, be sure to try the winery’s newly released 2020 Marsanne, the perfect hot-weather sipper if there ever was one. Summery lemon and melon rind is elevated by delicate wafts of honeysuckle and Kiefer lime. After this, a nap is in order.

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 This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.




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. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn


Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto


Make ReservationsWouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse


Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage


Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards


Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn


Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat


Make ReservationsExperience 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796


Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles


Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.



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