Wine as self-care? Well, why the heck not? With all this talk of sheet masks, meditation mantras and coloring books created just for stressed out adults, we’re thinking about all the inventive ways Paso Robles wine can fit into our favorite wind-down activities. If you’re feeling more fatigued than ever these days, you’re not alone. Here’s 5 rejuvenating self care activities made all the better with the addition of Paso Robles Wine. We promise, you’ll be seeing the glass half full in no time!
1. Tie Dye and Chill with Dubost
No, tie dye’s not just for the hippies (or tots) anymore. Whether you’re a total flower child or a kid of the 90s, you’ll appreciate all the modern, chic tie dye applications available for at home fun. This upscale kit uses all natural turmeric powder to achieve swirls of groovy marigold. Whether you choose to makeover your plain white sheets—or that boring old t-shirt—you’ll find this craft as easy as it is transformative. Relax into a creative and carefree zone with a glass of Dubost 2017 Syrah. Aged for 18 months in 50% new oak, this beautiful blend consists of three different syrah lots grown in three different Paso Robles vineyards. It’s bold, velvety—and if you happen to spill a little on your project—just chalk it up to artistic expression.
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2. Zoom through the Pages with Hoyt Family Vineyards
Take a look, it’s in a book! It’s been decades since we all enjoyed an episode of “Reading Rainbow,” but that doesn’t mean we should fall into a Netflix hole. The old fashioned act of reading—whether by e-reader or physical page—is all-encompassing, allowing our brains to take a much needed rest (and, perhaps, a riveting trip to a mysterious and exotic place). Need some accountability to help you crack a few extra tomes? Form a regular Zoom book group, allowing friends and family to take a much-needed trip into that fairytale world together. Of course, your summer reading list is incomplete without something stellar to sip on: Hoyt Family Vineyards’ Tasting in a Box is a stimulating mix of five choice wines spanning white to red. Enjoy the samples virtually alongside the guidance of a winery rep, or encourage your book club to grab their own tasters and compare and contrast your ideas via Zoom. Get ready for a lively discussion, to be sure!
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3. Spa Day for One with Oso Libre
Expensive, store-bought beauty products are so 2019. As we all know, the new decade (for better or worse) is about cultivating ingenuity and resourcefulness amid the chaos of an uncertain world. Look around your pantry and be amazed! If you’ve got a jar of raw honey, a few overripe bananas or half an avocado, you’re well on your way to a glowing complexion. Take it from us: draw a bath, slap on a DIY mask and pour yourself a glass of oaky, buttery Oso Libre 2018 Vino d’Oro Chardonnay. Those newly forming fine lines and wrinkles will thank you.
Mapping and Directions to Oso Libre, click here!
4. Puzzle on! with Parrish Family Vineyard
If you haven’t puzzled in a while, let me catch you up: this is not an activity for timid wallflowers anymore! Engross your mind—and your pod—in a challenging puzzle awash in vivid color. There’s something so satisfying about finding that perfect puzzle piece to complete a detailed image, whether it be an elaborate jungle scene or a stylish still-life worthy of your wall. Completed your mission? A bottle of Parrish Family Vineyard 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is in order! Tart, bright and acid-driven, it has a way of pressing “refresh” on your brain (especially if when you’ve spent hours searching for a puzzle piece mistaken for a cat toy).
Mapping and Directions to Parrish Family Vineyards, click here!
5. Journal it out with Peachy Canyon
You’ve probably heard by now: journaling is an incredible way to de-stress, calm the mind and preserve those precious memories you’re sure to forget (pus, did we mention it’s far cheaper than therapy?). Whether you choose a one-line-a-day journal or go for a blank book just aching for copious doodles and dreams, now is a great time to put pen to paper. After a particularly useful brain-dump, why not reward yourself with a celebratory glass of Peachy Canyon zinfandel? The winery’s jam-packed 2018 Especial Zinfandel is thoughtfully crafted and full of surprises (just like your life).
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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
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.
Wouldn’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.
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 Retreats Two 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®
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. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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.
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. 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.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
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.