Dare to be different! When planning your wine tasting adventure, there’s probably a few must-have items on your checklist. “Is the wine good?” probably hangs pretty high on that list, but there’s so many other factors to consider, too. Is it beautiful? Friendly? Unique? Well, we’re here to say that Paso Robles Wine Country satisfies all of those qualifications (with bells on). With more than 300 tasting rooms and dozens of unique varietals to choose from, plus warm hospitality, a dynamic downtown, close proximity to the coast and so many ways to stay and play, you’ll find yourself thinking, “Wow. Paso Robles is different.” Standing out from the crowd is just what we do. Join us, won’t you?
Something for everyone
Surprise and delight: When it comes to variety, Paso Robles Wine Country can boast with the best of them. Featuring more than 300 tasting rooms ranging from Mediterranean-styled villas to ultra-modern lounges—and every vibe in between—you’ll find the perfect wine tasting experience for you! In fact, we’re home to several unique wine trails and AVAs, each with its own special “it” factor. Nestled along the dusty Backroads Wineries trail, Locatelli Winery offers up bold estate-grown wines ripened in the San Miguel sun. Stop by this scenic tasting room for a splash of afternoon delight or even camp out overnight among the vines—RVs are welcomed!
Humble brag: You’d think a wine region this lovely to look at would be a tad snooty to visit. Not so! In Paso Robles Wine Country, your tasting always comes with a heaping side of warm hospitality. Perhaps it’s our agricultural roots—or the fact that we’ve worked hard to earn our place among the world’s most acclaimed wine regions—but we’re known for “keeping it real.” Whether you kick up your boots at a small mom and pop tasting room or head for an elegant estate, you’re sure to be treated like family (and perhaps even meet the winemaker). Stop by Villa San-Juliette’s sun-dappled veranda for a fabulous flight and a hot lunch, and you’ll see what we mean. Savor a gourmet feast of bruschetta and seafood stew or perhaps a mixed green salad with filet mignon. Your choice. What can we say? We live to serve you.
Food, friends and fine wine: If you’re craving a Paso Robles Wine Country experience all wrapped up in one amazing, walkable package, head to downtown Paso Robles immediately! Known for its quaint park, real-life cowboys and romantic street lamps, you’ll find a touch of classic comfort poured up alongside a slew of modern wine tasting offerings. Enjoy more than a dozen top notch wine tasting rooms, plus foodie-friendly restaurants, cocktail lounges, boutique shops, entertainment, art galleries and more! A true piece of Paso Robles heritage, Derby Wine Estates might be one of downtown’s most prized jewels. Serving world class wines at the iconic Almond Growers Building, you’ll savor a winning combo of history, quality and convenience.
Stay your way
Welcome home: Whether you seek a quiet, restful night surrounded by vines and birdsong or are looking for a fun, three story house with a barbecue pit and a pool, Paso Robles Wine Country is the ultimate place to live like a local. Check into comfort at a luxurious resort, crank up the romance at an on-site winery stay or throw the best family reunion ever when you book a full-on party pad. With Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, you need not compromise on a single detail of your stay. With more than 140 unique lodging options to choose from, you can have your bed…and breakfast too!
We’re coastal (sort of)
Dive in: When you think of wine grapes, you probably don’t think about the beach. But in Paso Robles Wine Country, it’s all about surf and turf! The Highway 46 West wine trail provides a lovely drive from rolling hills to the coast, delivering you onto iconic Highway 1. Along the way, stop at a bevy of fantastic wine tasting rooms, including Tooth and Nail Winery, our resident gothic “castle.” With groovy live music, small plates and creative wines at the ready, you’ll enjoy the royal treatment the moment you walk across the moat draw-bridge (yes, we said moat!) Next stop? The glittering Pacific, Elephant Seals and Hearst Castle, just beyond. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live like a king or queen…well, now you know.
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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.
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.”
Hoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo 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®
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.
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.
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!