During WWII, when the entire country focused on the war effort and folks began growing their backyard victory gardens, sales of red lipstick went through the roof. Why? Seeing a flash of vibrant red served as a simple and affordable morale boost, my dear! In Paso Robles Wine Country, we also yearn for a flash of red during dark times. This is an uncertain period in our nation’s history and we’re all doing our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t also take pleasure in the small pleasures in life (such as a nice home cooked meal, a cozy bath or a glass of fine wine). Right now, we will rely more than ever on the comfort of our friends, the support of our community and—as always—brash, bold and beautiful Paso Robles wine.
1. Dance with Yourself – Anarchy Wine Co.
Fight for your right to party (within the safe confines of your own home). Raise a glass of Anarchy Wine Co.’s 2017 ZSM Blend, a wild mix of 37% zinfandel, 35% mourvedre and 28% syrah and toast to better days. This wine is rich and lively, exemplifying Paso’s pioneering can-do spirit that won DOUBLE GOLD in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Want to join in on the dance? Anarchy Wines is now offering a “Dancing with Myself Special” perfect for spicing up your self isolation mood. Take 5% off bottles of their 2017 Anarchy ZSM (first bottle on their wine lineup with a yellow A inside a circle on the bottle) and pay just $1 shipping when you order three bottles or more (mix and match bottles freely, but be aware that the 5% discount applies solely to the ZSM). Use promo code “Dancing5” at checkout and select delivery or curbside pickup (tasting room open 11am-4pm Monday through Friday). Billy Idol would approve of this wine (and your dance moves).
Mapping and Directions to Anarchy Wine Co click here
2. Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy – Wines of the West
Where have all the cowboys gone? Why, to the Wines of the West tasting room, of course! While this inviting dog-friendly tasting room might be closed for the time being, you can still order up a tall dark bottle or two for your next backyard grill session. A luxurious Bordeaux blend, their 2017 Purple Cowboy blend celebrates Paso Robles’ juicy fruit forward style and preclusion for drinkable, supper-friendly flavors. Crafted with 62% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, 17% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot, expect a nose of ripe mulberry and cinnamon and an opulent, round mouthfeel that hugs your mouth like well worn leather. Right now, you’ll pay just 1 cent shipping when you buy a dozen bottles or more (mix and match to your heart’s delight, cowpoke).
Mapping and Directions to Wines of the West click here
3. Christmas in Springtime – Rio Seco Vineyard and Winery
We could all use some warm and fuzzy Christmas vibes right now, don’t you think? Thankfully, Rio Seco Vineyard and Winery is making us all a little jollier with a festive new deal that won’t poke your eye out. Order an incredible case of red for $150 (That’s 60% off) and treat yourself to a gift that’ll age well for years to come. Designed to bring you a bit of cheer during these isolating times, the winery decided to unleash its extremely popular Christmas sale early. Why wait until December, right? Enjoy a case of luscious cabernet sauvignon, a case of distinctive cabernet franc (or a mix of both) and call it a miracle. No, this is no April Fool’s prank.
Mapping and Directions to Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery click here
4. Ding dong delish – Lone Madrone
Surprise visitors are hard to come by these days, but you could get a special wine delivery from Lone Madrone if you take advantage of this crazy good deal! Yes, the winery is delivering bottles straight to your stoop for free (as long as you’re located somewhere between Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande inland or from Cambria to Grover Beach at the coast). All you have to do is buy three bottles or more and you’ll get quick service in a snap! Orders must be placed by 9 a.m. each Wednesday and you can expect your wine on Thursday. Talk about a way to break up the monotony of homebound living. With a plethora of vibrant reds to choose from—including red Rhone blends, zinfandel blends, tennat blends, sweet dessert wines and more—you’ll feel truly pampered in your own living room.
Call the tasting room at 805-238-0845 or place orders online by clicking “Buy Wine” and choosing “tasting room” at check-out. Not local? No worries. Get 1 cent shipping upon purchase of six or more bottles of wine via UPS Ground. Curbside pickup at the tasting room is also available.
Mapping and Directions to Lone Madrone click here
5. Date night in – Jada
“Dinner and a movie” has transformed for many of us. Now, it’s more like “order in and Netflix!” Still, you can up the ante in the romance department with a special bottle to share during these stressful times. Whether you enjoy this wine in your backyard or in the bathtub (hey, whatever floats your boat), Jada’s 2016 Hell’s Kitchen—a mix of 49% estate grenache, 36% estate syrah and 15% estate mourvedre—is sure to ignite the spark (scored 91 points from icon Jeb Dunnuck!). Dark, ripe, sexy and full-bodied, grab at least three bottles of this wine (or another wine you fancy) and get $1 UPS Ground Shipping. After selecting your “ship-to” state in the shipping section, enter promo code JADA to apply this discount. You may also be eligible for local delivery if you resident between Paso Robles to north and Avila to the South. Why shouldn’t Saturday night sizzle?
Local delivery orders must be submitted over the phone by calling 805-226-4200. UPS Ground and pick-up purchases are available online. Make sure t note your preferred pick-up date by clicking the “special instructions” box at the time of your order.
Mapping and Directions to Jada Vineyard click here
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.