The hills are alive with the sound of bees buzzing, birds chirping and wine glasses clinking! Yes, heavenly spring vibes are on their way and the undulating, green landscape of Paso Robles is calling your name. Time to plan that vacation (and click “purchase” on those sandals you’ve been eyeing)! In Paso Robles Wine Country, the weather is truly sublime, the folks are always friendly and the wine is simply top notch. From picnics in the sunshine to tantalizing tasting events unfolding under the clear blue sky, there’s never been a cheerier time to traipse through the tulips.
1. Be bold, be beautiful
Take the bull by the horns this spring and head to Anarchy Wine Company’s Tasting Room in Paso Robles, where the rock music is loud, the style is bold and the wine is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. The winery’s 2017 Tao Del Toro is as fiery and stunning as a famous Paso Robles sunset. A mix of unruly Spanish Tempranillo and luxurious Cabernet Sauvignon, this rebellious blend pairs perfectly with a picnic spread of alluring cheeses, olives and charcuterie.
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2. Unleash the Wines of the West
Why settle for one when you can try a whole stampede? Conveniently located on Highway 46 West in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, Wines of the West offers unique hand-crafted wines from four local producers, including Clayhouse and Purple Cowboy wine flights (while the adjacent CANtina Lounge pours Alloy Wine Works and If You See Kay “canned wine” selections). With two distinctive tasting experiences, there’s a wine for every mood. This spring, splash into a rosé brimming with fun personality to spare. With a salmon pink color, aromas of white flower and flavors of watermelon and fresh tart cranberries, Purple Cowboy’s 2018 rosé is dry, lively and crisp, with a delicately sweet finish.
Mapping and Directions to Wines of the West click here
3. Through the looking glass
You’ll feel a little like Alice and Wonderland tumbling through the magical looking glass, but that’s the best part! Surrounded by a breathtaking topiary and sculpture garden, Sculpterra Winery is a dream setting to celebrate the first blush of spring in Paso Robles. Sip delicious wines while admiring towering statues carved into everything from a puma to a wild mammoth. This spring, be sure to try the winery’s 2018 Chardonnay, a classic expression of the varietal bursting with rich aromas of sandalwood, orange peel and even French toast.
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4. Find your inner harmony
Cruise west on Highway 46 and you’ll feel the ocean breeze tickle your skin. Is there anything more refreshing? Just a few miles from downtown Paso Robles, you’ll find a coastal oasis atop a storybook hill. Yes, we’re talking about Harmony Cellars, perched above the nearby village of Harmony (population 18, if you count the cows). With a range of fabulous wines to sample and fun-loving events—like their March 14 St. Patrick’s Day shindig featuring live Irish music and food from noon to 4 p.m.–you’ll never want this fairytale to end! Our advice: Pick up a few bottles to remember this magical afternoon by (for spring soirees, we love their 2018 White Riesling, featuring a lively bouquet of honeysuckle and stone fruit).
Mapping and Directions to Harmony Cellars click here
5. Relax on the lawn
When is the last time you lounged on fresh, springy grass and looked up at the sky? Four Lanterns Winery’s sprawling green lawn is the perfect locale for lallygagging, laughing and throwing the frisbee for Fido. Sample a rainbow of bright acid driven wines, including the winery’s 2018 Rosso de Passo, a bright, juicy and fun red that’s light and zesty enough to keep you seeking sip after sip. Have a big group trip in mind? Stay in the vacation house, surrounded by vines and featuring spacious suites, a family room, kitchen, dining room, pool and Santa Maria grill (accommodates three couples or two families). Of course, you can also just stay for the afternoon—not a bad way to while away a spring day in Paso!
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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.
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®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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
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.