Why wait? Time is of the essence and summer won’t last forever. Take one last leap into a pool of cool Paso Robles wine (yes, we’re talking about the white, gold and pink varieties). Sure, we love saving and aging killer bottles with the best of them. Still, who doesn’t relish a moment of instant gratification? That’s what screw-tops were invented for! Admit it: There’s just something effortlessly joyous about sipping wine meant to be enjoyed ASAP. Cheers to a well-crafted moment of impulsivity.
1. Dinner plans?
Cass Winery’s 2019 Mr. Blanc is a stunning, charming white you simply must invite dinner. A dreamy Rhone blend with a creamy, citrus nose, medium acidity and round mouthfeel bolstered by vanilla and honeysuckle yumminess, he’s quite substantial (and pairs incredibly well with pasta, seafood, duck and cheese plates galore). We’ll let you in on a little secret: only 80 cases of this gentleman were ever produced, so don’t miss your chance to say you met the legend yourself! Pick up a case and never be without a spectacular screw top again. Ladies, he’s taken!
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2. A modern classic
Has Écluse crafted the most satisfying chardonnay under the Paso Robles sun? Perhaps! If you live for a whiff of that traditional French oak yet don’t mind a bit of modern edge, this wine is for you my friend. Aged in both barrel and stainless steel, Écluse’s 2017 Chardonnay straddles the line between creamy and crisp. That’s right—you don’t have to choose a side! With fruit sourced from some of the most desirable vineyards on the Central Coast, you’ll experience terroir and timeless taste all in one ready-to-sip bottle.
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3. Do not disturb
Cleanse the body, cleanse the mind. Brecon Estate’s 2019 Viognier is a palate cleanser for the soul, to be sure. Balanced, varietally correct and a more than a little tropical, this fetching Rhone white is a quintessential example of laid back coastal class. Easy to drink (and even easier to finish) you’ll find each swirl as calming as a bouquet of flowers strewn about your bath, No occasion? No worries! You’ll find this summer sipper ready for whatever the afternoon affords. Trust us: you can’t go wrong with a chaise lounge and a good book.
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4. Pinkies up
Some wines are made for years in a cellar and a grand occasion. This wine? Not so much! Chronic Cellars 2019 Kindly Swallows was crafted for unpredictable moments of laughter and off-the-cuff discovery. With lush notes of juicy watermelon, zesty green apple, raspberry and Eucalyptus, this 100% grenache rose is one swallow that’ll get you smiling from each to ear. Pinkie swear!
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5. Now is (always) better
Ahi tacos with mango salsa on the menu? Crack open a refreshing white ready to cool off that jalapeño bite. Known for meticulously sourcing the very best fruit for each batch, Lone Madrone has a reputation for creating unique, one-of-a-kind bottles that surprise and delight. The winery’s 2018 Oveja, a grenache blanc/picpoul blanc blend, is the essence of this mission. Sure, you could age this one till 2025 (according to the winemaker). But let’s get real. We both know you won’t! (Bonus: This beauty scored 93 points with Vinous!)
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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 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.