Wow your dinner guests with upcycled wine wonderment this fall and winter! With festive feasts and holiday gatherings just around the corner, we’re daydreaming about fun, fresh ways to dress up dinner with Paso Robles wine. Sure, fake fallen leaves, plastic pinecones and kitschy snowmen were all the rage back in the day, but times have changed! Truly, this isn’t your grandma’s décor. Whether you consider yourself crafty, mildly creative—or just completely clueless—we bet you can find some artistic inspiration in these easy, Pinterest-worthy Paso Robles wine centerpiece hacks!
Crafty candy with Four Lanterns Winery
Nothing screams “perfect Halloween party hostess gift” quite like a whimsical candy corn wine centerpiece. With nothing but an empty wine bottle, a few cans of spray paint (you’ll need orange, yellow and white), and some scrap paper, you can easily create these cute, candy-inspired centerpieces. When it comes to sipping wine while passing out goodies to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, nothing beats this beautifully balanced 2017 Grenache courtesy of Four Lanterns Winery. There’s nothing scary about these flavors—just fruity, earthy spicy goodness that trumps any old fun-sized Snickers bar!
Glow from within thanks to Harmony Cellars
Want to turn your Paso Robles wine bottles into festive holiday décor worthy of setting atop your table or mantle this winter? Look no further than this illuminating tutorial, which turns everyday recycling into a glowing, joyful masterpiece (twinkle lights are so versatile, you’ll want to use them all year long)! Bursting with citrus, fall apple and buttered toast, Harmony Cellars 2019 Chardonnay is about as holiday-worthy a white as they come! Plus, the alluring golden hue of the wine adds a gilded polish to an already elegant, well-laid table.
Melt their hearts with Krobar
There’s something so magical about the way an elegant candlestick melts over the smooth surface of a shapely wine bottle. Bedazzle your next holiday meal with this etched wine bottle candle-holder tutorial, sure to bring a flicker of romance to any cozy soiree. Light their fire with an unexpected pre-dinner twist: your own signature holiday cocktail! A Fig and Tonic made with botanical-laden KROBAR O.G. Gin has a way of getting the party started.
Doily delight from Parrish Family Vineyards
Decoupage might seem old fashioned, but the best crafts die hard! Transform affordable paper doilies into a shabby chic centerpiece with oodles of charm to spare. All you need is some trusty Mod Podge (Wow, talk about a blast from the past, right?)! Few wines are as festive as Parrish Family Vineyards’ 2019 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. With honeydew and lemon on the nose and apricot and toffee on the palate, you’ll share the sweetness of the season, one sip at a time.
Festive florals brought to you by Sextant
One bottle on a table seems a bit lonely—but once you cluster two or three together, tie them with twine and add a few festive blooms, this effortless centerpiece takes on a cheerfully rustic vibe! Use any flowers you like, or go for fall and winter branches in tones of brown, red and gold in keeping with the season. Rich and luxurious, Sextant’s 2018 Estate Merlot offers up an elegant bouquet of dried cranberries, vanilla and holiday spices. If they weren’t totally charmed before, they will be now!
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
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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 RetreatsTwo 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®
Experience 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
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.
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.