Blow up that pink flamingo pool float and slice up that seedless watermelon. It’s pool party time in Paso Robles Wine Country! Whether you rock an itsy-bitsy bikini, board shorts or your sun-tanned birthday suit, there’s nothing like chilling out with some chill wine. When temperatures heat up and you’re dying to cool down, reach for crisp Paso Robles wine and head for the nearest diving board. Just like your trusty “80s summer hits” playlist, these refreshing wines are always a crowd pleaser. Splash on in. The wine’s fine!
1. Sculpterra Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
It’s lime-o-clock somewhere. With a garden-fresh quality that dazzles from start to finish, this cool summer wine is vibrant and fun—perfect for a carefree day at the pool. Overall, it’s light-bodied and well balanced with classic aromas of key lime, tart apple and honeydew. The mouthfeel guarantees green apples and fresh chopped herbs, while citrus flavors move into juicy tangy pear and grapefruit on the palate. Cannon ball!
Pair with: Lime-marinated fish tacos
Float: Cast off your to-dos and recline into this fabulous slice of lime.
2. Robert Hall 2018 Rosé de Robles
Pop open a berry good summer sipper. This pink delight is bursting with aromas of fresh stone fruit and hints of raspberry and tangerine. Bright red berry fruit and citrus zest flavors echo the aromas (oh-so-tangy and tantalizing). Refreshing and dry, the Rosé de Robles is medium-bodied with a balanced acidity that lingers on the tongue. Buy a few extra bottles—this one will be gone way before it’s time to reapply that SPF.
Pair with:Berry and goat cheese salad drizzled with honey.
Float: This raspberry colored mermaid pool float will transform any old pool into an otherworldly domain.
3. Seven Oxen 2017 Rosé
Dive off the deep end. Like a luxurious solo swim in a fancy pool, Seven Oxen’s 2017 Rosé feels exclusive. Made in a pressée style, it was produced from estate grapes harvested just for this wine (that means it’s very special indeed). Composed of 67% Grenache and 33% Mourvèdre, you’ll savor notes of strawberry, raspberry, currant, and rose petals. Fermented in stainless steel then aged for five months in neutral oak barrels, only 120 cases of this fruit forward wine were produced. Chill for at least an hour before drinking and celebrate all summer long knowing you enjoyed a truly stellar selection! VIPs only.
Pair with: Prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil crostini.
Float: This life-size glitter rose pool float is a bottle of fun. Don’t forget to share with your friends.
4. JUSTIN Winery 2017 Viognier
The tropics await. Viognier’s rich texture, aromas of ripe stone fruit, citrus, tropical fruit, and floral perfume have been updated for refined, modern tastebuds. JUSTIN Viognier is an appealing expression of this variety’s potential with a New World Paso Robles twist. It’s a full bodied, drier style, with mouth-filling texture and a long finish. Of course, you’ll still get that yummy tropical flavor—it wouldn’t be summer without it.
Pair with: Blue corn chips with peach, red onion, and pineapple salsa
Float: A pineapple under the sea? Poolside is even better. Hop on and float away to your own tropical oasis.
5. Hoyt Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Rose
Fresh picked pleasure meets poolside fun. Sophisticated and elegant, this California grown pinot noir rose knows how to live the cabana lifestyle. Already turning heads and making a splash, the wine has claimed 99 points, double gold, and was featured as best of class at the California State Fair. Notes of strawberry and citrus offer up classic California summer appeal. Juicy, right?
Pair with: Fruit salad with wilted spinach, strawberries, and poppyseed dressing.
Float: Hop on this ripe strawberry float and you’ll feel like the shiniest specimen in the basket.
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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.
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®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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
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.