New year, new wine trends! Sure, the classics are great: who doesn’t adore an Audrey Hepburn movie or a creamy Chardonnay from time to time? Still, the world turns, tastes evolve (and, as you’ll read shortly, it’s certainly not a bad thing). In Paso Robles Wine Country, we’re always honoring the Old World while embracing the new. As we stake a bold step into 2021, let’s raise a glass to all the trend setters and pioneers pushing the envelope.
Click your way to your next sip: You can thank the craziness that was 2020 for this couch-lover’s trend! Not surprisingly, we’re still seeing an increasing surge in the realm of virtual tastings, especially in Paso Robles, where winemakers aren’t too stuffy to try a new way of doing things. The folks here are friendly and knowledgeable, always seeking to provide an educational experience with a twist of casual fun. It’s no wonder, then, that Paso Robles wine tasting rooms quickly adjusted to serving you from the comfort of your living room! This tasting is about unfussy as you can get.
The future is now: It’s easy to enjoy a fabulous wine tasting flight at home when you pick up Tooth and Nail’s Once in a Lifetime Bundle. This winemaker selection features small-lot bottlings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Grenache, representing the finest expressions of Tooth & Nail’s Murmur Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. The result is a trio of coveted wines that are tailor-made for special meals and moments.
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Want to visit Paso Robles but still waiting on tasting rooms to re-open their doors? Contact us for the latest updates by calling Lauren at 805 226-5555. Let us help you, we might just have good news for you to make your visit to Paso Robles Wine Country quite heavenly, yes even during these trying times!
In the meantime know that Paso Robles Wine Country has been blessed with what some would call the “perfect” climate, and winemakers here have been hosting world class outdoor tastings for decades. In fact, many liken our mild, long growing season with that of southern France. That does make us feel fancy, but in reality we’re just a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts waiting for the next great sunset. You can bask in our bountiful sunshine too when you book an outdoor tasting at one of Paso Robles’ gorgeous outdoor tasting areas that we will inform you when they are open. From flower-dotted gardens 360-degree vineyard views, you’ll be feeling fine in the fresh air!
Sunshine day: Consider a luxurious-yet-socially-distant outdoor tasting at Jada winery that many have commented feels like you have ascended into a large tree house overlooking the vineyards and bucolic countryside. When they are open you will enjoy a wine and cheese pairing on the breezy, sun-dappled deck overlooking lush vineyards, the perfect way to experience Paso Robles’ famed westside beauty. Yes, you can even bring your pup.
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Food friendly experiences
A match made in heaven: In Paso Robles, we’re all about enjoying food and wine together—as it always should be! (Extra points, through in some true Paso Robles cowboy vibes) While some tasting rooms may offer you a bowl of try crackers, our foodie winemakers are dead set on filling your belly with gourmet goodies that bring each wine to life. With curbside bottle and meal pick-ups galore, you’re never far from your next perfect pairing, especially when saddles are involved.
Gulp, giddy-up and grill: At Iron Oaks Winery, you can easily pick up a case of boldly crafted wines and locally raised DD Cattle Co beat perfect for grilling and chilling on your own time (owned by owner and winemaker, cowboy Doug’s, family). This laid back, true-to-Paso flavor combo was made to be savored. Dare we say it’s finger licking good?
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Wine Club Memberships
These are not your mother’s clubs: Maybe you’ve considered joining a wine club before, only to stop yourself before signing. Perhaps the terms were too rigid, the offerings and perks too few—plus, would you even be home to enjoy the bottles when they arrived? In Paso Robles, wine clubs are all about customization and ease of use (you can often even go online to pick your preferred mix of bottles in each shipment). With less folks traveling and more delivery options than ever, it makes sense that wine lovers are signing up for these well-curated clubs in droves.
Join the family: The Seven Oxen Estate Wines Wine Club is free to join and an awesome value. Get this: Club members enjoy priority access to new release and limited production wines, invitations to special member-only events, complimentary wine tasting, and a discount on all purchases. Choose between two levels of membership and switch membership levels at any time.
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Sure, it might seems like wineries are trying to out do each other with exotic and hard to pronounce varietals, but there is a reason for this influx of unique, far-flung wines. Paso Robles Wine Country is known for incredible terroir and incomparable growing conditions, so why not grow something a little different? I mean, “Rosé all day” was so 2019!
Expand your tastebuds: Did you know that Lone Madrone has been blending unique varietals sourced from across Paso Robles Wine Country for years? Time to take your curiosity for a spin and pick up a few new friends. We recommend the winery’s 2019 La Mezcla Roja, a blend consisting mostly of cinsault and counoise (with a dash of mourvedre and grenache thrown in for good measure). You can pickup your wine at the winery (with your pup in tow) or order online!
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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.
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 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.
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.