Proposals, surprise parties, rainbows: some of the best things in life just seem to come out of left field! In Paso Robles, every day is the start of a brand new adventure and you, as the leader of your own story, get to jump on board and enjoy the ride. Planning your trip is great, but here’s a little advice from us to you: Stay open to the mysterious gifts this world class wine region has to offer and you will come away delighted. Random, shocking, fabulous—call them what you will. Let’s just say these inventive wineries are redefining what it means to “drink Paso.”
Anarchy for all
A little chaos: Pretty oak trees, soft music, quiet chit-chat—how about nah? There might be 200+ wineries in Paso Robles, but there aren’t any wines quite like those on offer at Anarchy Wine Co. With genre-blasting bottles that snarl at the status quo, you’re in for a lineup of what winemaker Christian Tietje lovingly calls “big ass wines.” Dive head-first into strikingly pure varietals, mind-blowing blends and—always, an open invitation to get a little weird. Yep, this is one virtual tasting you won’t soon forget! See you in the mosh pit.
The next chapter: Ernest Hemingway famously said: “my only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” Don’t let this horrible fate befall you! Head to Ernest Hemingway Vineyards, the kind of place old adventurous Ernie would have loved. With robust reds, bright whites, celebratory sparklings and an extensive menu of farm to table food—including pizzas, pulled pork and baked pastas—you’ll have a whole lot to write home about!
Cold ones to go: Wine in can? Oh yes they did! Don’t believe us? Head to Wines of the West, where several wineries commingle under one welcoming roof. Sample Alloy’s canned sangria, gruner vetliner, chardonnay or red wine blend and you’ll never think of a six-pack the same way again. Whether your Paso adventure includes hiking, picnicking or a day at the beach, you’ll be glad you came across these palate-pleasing and totally portable wonders. Hot tip: Also located on site, find Clayhouse Wines, Purple Cowboy, and If You See Kay, which produces genre-busting wines that are rebellious, to say the least.
The new old fashioned way
A tale as old as time: What’s old is always new again, in fashion and in wine. In fact, sometimes pulling from the past is the freshest way to stay relevant in an ever-changing world. At Straight Out Of Paso, the wine offerings deliberately reflect the classic varietals that once put Paso Robles on the map (cutting out the fat, so to speak). These folks aren’t messing around: you’ll enjoy only the classics: rich cabernet sauvignon, stellar Rhone varietals and, of course, Zinandel, the grand-daddy of all Paso grapes. No funny business, no fluff. ‘Nuff said!
No need to spring for those expensive plane tickets. At Cass Winery, French DNA plus Paso Personality equals “yum!” Around here, the Parisian vibes are strong (yes you can linger at a table for hours, eating, sipping and mingling). In fact, you can even belly up to a full-on spread of burgers, salads and sides while helpful attendants pours your wine tastings table-side. Don’t ever want to leave this magical place? No worries. Escape the bustle of daily life at the winery’s Geneseo vacation lodging, a uniquely modern bed and breakfast experience that includes an elevated vineyard view from your private bedroom deck!
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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 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
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.