Did you know that many Paso Robles tasting rooms are back in action? Tasting rooms that offer outdoor seating and food are back in business during Covid-19 (with plenty of safety precautions set in place). If it’s been a while since you’ve lingered over a leisurely wine pairing, make your escape today. There’s never been a better time to enjoy the late summer vibes of Paso Robles. Experience the buzz of a new harvest amid a gorgeous setting. Kick back, relax, and enjoy. Your table’s waiting.
1. Seven Oxen Estate Wines
Bright idea: Head to Tin City and explore the hip, industrial side of Paso Robles. This industrious alcove is home to dozens of artisan producers creating everything from hard cider and Old World pasta to world class wine. The shaded outdoor patio at Seven Oxen Estate Wines is spacious, breezy and home to plush couches just waiting for your derrière. Plus, the winery’s new indoor/outdoor group tasting room is furnished with comfortable tables equipped to entertain groups of up to ten tasters. Sip 100% estate grown wines, including tasty red Rhone blends and a charming grenache-mourvedre-zinfandel rose. Now you’ve got the right idea.
Take me there:
Open for tasting from 11am to 1pm Saturday-Monday. Bottle purchases available from 1-5pm. Reservations strongly recommended.
3340 Ramada Dr. Suite A, Paso Robles, CA 93446
2. Chateau Margene
Need a little TLC? Chateau Margene’s luxury cabernet sauvignon is at your service! The producers of incredible cab, pinot noir and port-style wines have re-opened their Morro Bay tasting room, featuring an outdoor, seated dine-in food and wine experience not to be missed. The winery’s Paso Robles tasting room is also welcoming guests (a maximum of six per visit). Relax on the scenic veranda or pergola and enjoy wine by the glass, bottle or flight. Smell something delicious? Oh, that’s just the rose garden blooming nearby. Speaking of delicious, you should know that fine cheeses, sandwiches and salads—plus mouth watering desserts—are always on the menu. Feeling pampered yet?
Take me there:
Morro Bay tasting room open Thursday-Monday from noon to 7pm. Paso Robles tasting room open by appointment only. See website for details.
4385 La Panza Rd, Creston CA 93432
3. Lusso Della Terra
Wake up your tastebuds: Take a break from the ordinary and try something fresh and new! Lusso Della Terra’s latest releases—including their 2019 Roussanne and Verdejo, 2018 Pinot Noir and 2017 Nebbiolo—are all ready for your swirling pleasure. In fact, join the San Miguel winery for a socially distant celebration of these vivacious vintages with a to-go dinner courtesy of Miss Oddette this Sept 5-6. We’re talking ribs, cornbread and red beans and rice! Of course, tasting flights are always available in their outdoor hangout overlooking the vines. What more could you possibly need to kick your palate into gear?
Take me there:
San Miguel tasting room open by appointment only Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday. Walk-ins welcomed on weekends only.
2850 Ranchita Canyon Rd, San Miguel, CA 93451
4. Sculpterra Winery
Dream on: Claim your own slice of wonderland at Sculpterra Winery, home to fanciful topiary and gigantic bronze sculptures. With seemingly every varietal on the menu from sparkling to dessert style wines, you’re sure to find a vintage that captures your imagination. Note: the winery’s hand bottled and whimsically painted 2019 Winemakers Signature series is limited to just 200 bottles and represents that magical intersection between art and wine. Sprawl out on the green grass and sample a picnic (they’ve got plenty of fine nibbles on hand) or go for a stroll through the garden menagerie. Either way, today is about losing yourself in the fantasy. Go ahead: fall far, far down the rabbit hole!
Take me there:
Paso Robles tasting room open from 10am-5pm daily by appointment only.
5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446
5. Robert Hall Winery
Music to your ears: Live music isn’t canceled, it’s just moved on to a new format. Thanks to Robert Hall Winery and Facebook Live, you can enjoy the amazing “live” tunes performed by Grammy award winning artists and local artists alike paired alongside fabulous Bordeaux and Rhone wines. Plus, the winery’s lush outdoor tasting area is now open to seated food and wine experiences daily by appointment (six people at a time, for now). Sourced from acclaimed Paso Robles vineyards and lovingly created by winemaker Don Brady, the wines of Robert Hall are a tribute to “hard work and pride in craft.” I think we can all agree that well crafted wine is well worth the work!
Take me there:
Paso Robles tasting room open from Monday-Sunday from 10am-5pm by appointment only. For the winery’s At Home Music Sessions, see the winery’s Facebook page.
3443 Mill Road Paso Robles, CA 93446
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.