Pizza, pizza! Whether you prefer yours thin and wood-fired or caramelized and deep dish, you’ll never say no to one last tempting slice. Life is full of things to argue about (like whether pineapple does really belong on the toppings list), but we can all agree on one thing: pizza makes any night a party. Thankfully, Paso Robles Wine Country knows a thing or two about food-friendly wines. Try these deliciously juicy bottles paired with your favorite savory pie. Bring on the cheese!
1. Go deep with Villa San Juliette
Crispy caramelized edges and pillows of doughy goodness await fans of deep dish ‘za. But have you tried your fave Chicago-style slice paired with an epic cabernet sauvignon? Sure, a saucy square of deep dish may feel a little too pedestrian for a fancy red, but in Paso Robles we have an overarching philosophy: always drink the good stuff! Villa San-Juliette makes a ravishing cab perfect for washing down that chewy crust: their 2016 VSJ Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, full bodied and imbued with the perfect amount of nutty spice. Deeply satisfying? Oh yeah.
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2. Cali style with Iron Oaks
Not all pizzas are created equally. Next time you’re in the mood for a laid back barbecue chicken pizza topped with bacon, red onion and a creamy white sauce instead of traditional marinara, reach for a refreshing California white blend crafted with all the fun and none of the fussiness. Iron Oaks Winery knows a thing or two about shaking up expectations: Floral on the nose and brimming with lemon crème brûlée on the palate, Flipside is a clean-finishing white blend sure to take that side of ranch to a whole new level. And while you are at it pick up some of their exclusive grass fed beef that they raise locally!
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3. Fire it up with Peachy Canyon
Charred toppings and a smoky crunch make those ever-popular wood-fired pies a little sexier than your traditional oven-toasted pizzas, don’t you think? If the scent of a well-stoked fire drives you wild, consider pairing your next sizzling hot slice with an equally bold zinfandel. Peachy Canyon’s award-winning 2017 D Block Zinfandel is intense, in a word. Savor all the sumptuousness of clove, tobacco and allspice paired with cedar and a punch of raspberry. That’s amore!
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4. Italy, with love and Pelletiere
With lovingly blackened edges that redefine the word “burnt,” a special wheat flour (dubbed 00, for those in the know) and a simplistic-yet-elegant pairing of vine-ripened tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala cheese, Neapolitan pizza is a true Italian masterpiece you can actually gobble up. Why not buy a case of Pelletiere’s 2017 Tievoli—a super fruit forward and crowd pleasing blend of sangiovese and zinfandel—and know you’ve always got a bottle on hand? This pairing is truly a work of art, no matter how you slice it.
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5. DIY yo’ slice with Eberle
The best part about homemade pizza? Well, besides the fact you can make it whenever you want and you’ll never tip a delivery driver—finally, you’re in the captain’s seat. Go with a pre-made gluten free crust or roll it out from scratch the way your grandma taught you; pile on the anchovies or just go crazy with the wild boar sausage. It’s up to you! When DIY is this delicious, pour yourself something fruity, with a twist. Eberle’s 2018 Syrah – Steinbeck Vineyard is packed with blueberry and blackberry pizazz plus a wallop of chocolate and espresso heft. Just don’t forget to set the timer.
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 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.