The more the merrier! This time of year, we’re all gathering around the table for a little extra togetherness. If you ask us, Paso Robles Wine Country is the perfect place to rejoice and savor shared moments. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and easily accessible by train, plane or car, everyone can get excited about exploring Paso’s unique tasting rooms this holiday season. Mingle, laugh and reconnect over delicious food and wine, educational experiences and seasonal events. Whether you’re planning a group tasting for your family, friends or coworkers, Paso Robles Wine Country is all about bringing everyone closer to what matters most.
Great for wine aficionados: Michael Gill Cellars
The more you know: Does your group love to learn or just want to expand their knowledge of Paso Robles wine and viticulture? Invite your most serious wine tasting pals on an educational adventure set in a European hunting lodge atmosphere. Serving up iconic estate-grown Syrah offerings, you and your group will learn to discern the difference between particular vineyards, soil types and vintages. In fact, winemaker Michael Gill is often known to pour through his award-winning wines personally! What better way to learn the intricacies of Paso wine than from the winemaker himself? Gold stars all around.
Book your group tasting by phone: (805) 239-1668 or email: [email protected]
Great for first-timers: Oso Libre
Kick up your boots and stay a while! There’s no doubt about it: Oso Libre is a uniquely “Paso” place to taste. Both a working cattle ranch and a luxurious place to sip boutique wines, you’ll experience the region’s chill cowboy-meets-wine country atmosphere. When your gang is ready to hang the Paso way, drop by Oso Libre for a seated tasting and cheese and charcuterie board paired with stunning vineyard views. Want to delve deeper into these luxuriously local wines? Book a reserve tasting experience for your group and spend the hour talking terroir, taste and the grand vision behind each bottle. Welcome to Paso! This is what it’s all about.
Great for a special occasion: Bovino Vineyards
Make the most of the moment: When you have something exciting to celebrate, head for a truly special place worth cheersing to. Located in Templeton (just a few miles south of Paso), Bovino Vineyards is surrounded by stunning panoramas of rolling hills, making for a spectacular backdrop for all kinds of intimate gatherings. Celebrate in style when you book the group tasting perfect for you: the Bovino deck reservation provides a stellar view of the winery’s 45-acres vineyard; a cheese and wine pairing reservation offers up the perfect nosh while you sip; and a reservation for the outdoor foyer provides plenty of shaded space to lounge without compromising on the view. Reunions with old friends, relaxed family get-togethers and small work parties are always a little more special with the addition of Bovino’s famous burger, prepared by Chef Sean (or, perhaps, an app, daily special or vegetarian option). Serving up luscious Bordeaux and Rhone reds (including a very refreshing rosé), you’ll elevate the occasion, one pour at time.
Book your group tasting (For large party reservations, call ahead for more details: 805-238-2007)
Great for a picnic: Still Waters Vineyard
Once upon a wine: Looking for a storybook Paso tasting experience to share with your favorite main characters? Still Waters Vineyards is a fantasy hideaway like no other. Enjoy an enchanting picnic surrounded by acres of lush gardens for the ultimate private, outdoor wine tasting adventure. The best part? Knowledgeable attendants will frolic over to your picnic table with the aim of guiding you through each wine. And with over 22 different offerings to pick from, you’re sure to find something everyone can agree on. How about that for “happily ever after?”
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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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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.
The GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”
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 160 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. Ask us how you save 15% on booking service fees! Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.
The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!