Feeling blah? Allow Paso Robles Wine Country to save the day. With rolling green hills, sunny blue skies and more than 250 friendly wine tasting rooms to explore, you’ll feel perkier in no time. Is wine the answer to all of life’s problems? Certainly not, but a day in Paso sure helps! In fact, wine–when consumed responsibly and in moderation–is known to boost mood, increasing dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. Add to the mix great weather, warm hospitality and endless fun activities, and you have a recipe for pure bliss! So, bring on the fine wine, great food and quality conversation. Paso Robles Wine Country is your new happy place.
Give and receive love: Feel the power of true generosity at Bovino Vineyards, home of Joludi and gen·er·os·i·ty estate wines. Joludi, pronounced (Joe-Lu-Dee), is a tribute to winery owner Dan’s parents, Joe and Ludrie, for their hard work and perseverance. Lovingly dubbed “Jo and Ludi” by friends and family, the couples’ roots have humble beginnings in the farming industry. Needless to say, both generations at Bovino Vineyards provide awesome wines, crafted by icon winemaker Steve Anglim, as well as give back to charitable causes (which they do through their gen·er·os·i·ty estate wines). “Maintain an attitude of gratitude” is Dan’s favorite saying. We all know that gratitude is the first step to finding happiness. We could all learn a thing of two from Dan! Big Bonus: The views from Bovino’s tasting room are amazingly gorgeous and sure to up your happiness level.
Treat yourself: You deserve the best. Not the next-best. Bump up your self-care with an unlikely indulgence: fine wine. Yes, with Brecon Estate in your glass, things will look a little less doom and gloom. Why’s that? These wines are crafted with excellence in mind. In other words, this is pampering, done the Paso Wine way. Each Brecon Estate offering is fermented in small batch barrels, ensuring that each vintage is totally unique. As you might imagine, every bottle boasts its own individual story (as a result, wines tend to sell out rapidly). Do yourself a favor and head to the tasting room for an afternoon of delicious storytelling. Who said great wine tasting shouldn’t be a self-care practice?
Dream big: Ever wish you could escape to your own seaside oasis? The tiny town of Harmony, CA (population 18, if you count the cows) awaits. This magical hamlet is home to glass blowers, photo opps and Harmony Cellars, perched atop a scenic bluff. Enjoy the views with a glass of premium zinfandel, among other fab varietals (you can even pair your wine with chocolates or food truck fare, depending on the day). With whimsical events unfolding at this hilltop tasting room all year long, there’s never a reason to wake us from this dream. Nestled near the Pacific, ocean breezes are known to refresh even the most grumpy cats among us. Don’t pinch us, please!
Through the looking glass: Alice had wonderland. You have Sculpterra. Life can be hectic, so allow us to hit “pause” on all the noise. It’s time to enter an alternate reality where your troubles melt away and to-do lists are instantly replaced by otherworldly surroundings. Ready to embark on this storybook tasting? A picnic on the grassy green lawn of the sculpture garden000 is sure to brighten your spirits, no matter what’s on your plate. Savor world-class wines by the glass or bottle–and with so many varietals to choose from, you’re liable to get delightfully lost. We’ll meet you there…down, down the magical rabbit hole!
Kiamie Wine Cellars
Cheers to everyday: Why wait to celebrate? Today is pretty great—especially when you spend it at a tasting room as real and rustic as Kiamie Wine Cellars situated on a corner of a ranch homesteaded in the 1800’s (and still owned by the original family). Make each moment special in Paso Robles Wine Country (it’s easier than you think) especially with 2 friendly and adorable miniature goats lollygagging around. Just stop by this true old Paso tasting room where unique blends are poured by friendly folks. You can even book a tour and barrel sampling if you fancy. Whether you choose red, white or rose, you’ll know that you’re sipping the best and the brightest fruit sourced from mountaintop vineyards grown across the famed Adelaida District and Templeton Gap AVAs. Sound too fancy for a random day? We think not! No need to wait until the next holiday or anniversary: the time to shine is 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.
Enjoy time with your loved ones with a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic views of ONX Wines Certified Sustainable Estate Vineyard. Clark House is a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home that is a perfect escape for up to ten people. All five bedrooms offer views of the vines and are impeccably furnished to help you unwind from an exciting day of exploring the Paso Robles area.
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
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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!