Not to brag, but Paso rules the wine world! In Paso Robles Wine Country, we’ve got the goods. From unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences and breathtaking vineyard tours to crave-worthy sit-down meals, our tasting rooms are full of epic surprises you won’t find anywhere but Paso. Where else can you taste under sprawling oak trees, hunt for black truffles, then head to the beach for a breath of fresh air? With more than 250 tasting rooms to explore, you’ll never run out of reasons to choose Paso Robles Wine Country. Here’s 5 of our favorites:
Fresh perspective: With so many diverse tasting rooms across the region, it’s no wonder that each has its own personality and style. Boring? Never! In fact, you might just come away with a whole new appreciation for Paso wine. Styled after an elegant European hunting lodge, Michael Gill Cellars is known exclusively for producing premium syrah (if you’re not a fan of the inky wine, you will be shortly). Sample estate-grown syrah from various vintages, vineyards–even specific vineyard blocks. Yep. This is just one of a zillion ways that Paso Robles Wine Country stands out from the crowd. No two tasting rooms are exactly alike, and that’s exactly how we like it.
Explore paradise: For those who love to roam, Paso Robles Wine Country is home to enticing tours that promise to whisk you through the vineyard as well as the barrel room/production facility. If you’ve never been on an educational wine tour, this is your sign to book one at Pelletiere Estate Winery. Home to rich Italian varieties, the Paso tasting room and vineyard is nestled on a historic homestead and surrounded by heavenly rolling hills. Tour the lush landscape and learn just how those premium Italian grapes journey from vine to glass. When you expand your knowledge of Paso wine, it makes the entire experience that much more delicious. Gold stars for all!
Land and sea
Wave hello: When you think of Paso Robles Wine Country, you probably imagine oak-studded hills and dusty country roads. Sure, we’ve got rustic charm in spades. But did you know that we’re also located just a few miles from the coast? Sip wines oceanside when you book a tasting at Absolution Cellars in Morro Bay. Specializing in limited production, hand-crafted single-vineyard wines made from diverse Central Coast grapes, you’ll embark on a hero’s journey through waves of local flavor. Located directly on the embarcadero, you’ll also get a dose of fresh, Pacific sea air with every swirl. Now we could get used to this.
Expect the unexpected: Life is full of fun surprises–at least in Paso Robles Wine Country! Allow your mind to be blown when you visit Caelesta Wines, Vineyard + Truffière, a very special tasting room that takes palate-pleasing flavors to the next level. Enjoy world class Rhone-style wines served alongside earthy black truffles grown right there on the property. No, you’re not in the French countryside, but you might have trouble believing it’s Paso. In fact, dog-led truffle hunts take place at the tasting room through February, so you can experience the thrill of uncovering one of the world’s most coveted culinary ingredients. Who needs an expensive flight to Europe, anyway?
Nobody leaves without a smile
Craving more? Our tasting rooms feature sit-down experiences crafted to impress and nourish. Beautiful wines are just the start. Look up at the video-worthy ceiling for a moving sea undulating above you in Sextant Wine’s Paso Tasting Room with views of their working barrel rooms below. You can expect cheese and charcuterie to accompany your friendly wine tasting experience all served with a warm Paso-approved smile. Sextant Wines second tasting room in neighboring Edna Valley is situated adjacent to the Old Edna townsite, and offers up gourmet lunch goodies to savor along with their award-winning pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Why just taste the vino when you can savor a one-two punch of fabulous flavor and big smiles?
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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!