Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Well, spring officially springs into action Saturday, March 20! (And word has it that Paso might be opening next week for 25% capacity indoor tasting and dining!) Time to plan your trip to scenic Paso Robles Wine Country, where the wildflowers are blooming and the perfect beach day beckons just beyond rolling green hills. If you’ve been dreaming of visiting Paso Robles this year, now is the perfect time to dive in and explore our hundreds of unique varietals. Go on, get out there: Stay, play, and savor world class wines when you book a visit to one of our hundreds of dreamy outdoor tasting rooms. Ready to soak up the sun? Here’s our best tips to squeezing every last drop out of your next spring fling.
Picnic? Our pleasure
Spread out that picnic blanket and get cozy among the wildflowers: With miles of undulating hillsides awash in every shade of emerald green, Paso Robles Wine Country may be the best place to picnic this spring (plus—ahem—there’s amazing wine to be paired with all those fine cheeses and meats). Grab an easy-to-sip screw top bottle of something bright and light, then hit the trail. We suggest Eberle’s 2019 Viognier, Mill Road, a rush of orange blossom and honeysuckle in your glass. Now you’re free to prance among the posies, twirl among the tulips…really, you do you!
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Head for the coast: Did you know that Paso Robles Wine Country is located only a few miles drive from gorgeous Highway 1 and the Pacific coast? Take scenic route Highway 46 West through some of Paso’s most gorgeous terrain and you’ll get into that optimistic springtime state of mind in a jiff. We promise: there will be no traffic, but keep your eyes peeled for perhaps a few baby deer! Along the way, be sure to stop at a host of wineries offering everything from small plates on the patio to full-on vineyard tours. Reserve a tasting and tour at Tooth and Nail Winery’s iconic castle tasting room/eatery and embark on a guided romp through the majestic grounds. Cap off your adventure with a coastal sunset and a stroll along the sand. They say chivalry is dead, but (at least in Paso Robles) romance is alive and kicking.
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Sit down and stay a while
Around here, time moves slower: Enjoy the languid pace of life and grab an outdoor lounge chair at Parrish Family Vineyard, where you’re encouraged to linger as long as you like. Surrounded by gorgeous green vines (and views), this family owned and operated tasting room is all about casual relaxation paired with sophisticated wines and bites. Claim your spot in the sun and sample the winery’s beloved cabernet sauvignon (the best part? They’ll bring you fabulous food, too). That’s right: nibble on fig and green olive tapenade, a seasonal flatbread creation of even a BLTA with roasted garlic aioli, almond-praline bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato all on sliced house made cabernet sourdough (THE BEST!). Yep, you have officially arrived. Welcome to the good life, my friend.
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Grab a gazebo
Greet the fresh air, buzzing bees and happy birds: When you kick back on Peachy Canyon’s picturesque lawn, you’re basically stepping into an old timey postcard of yore. We jest, but seriously—imagine relaxing under a gazebo outside the winery’s historic “Old Bethel School House” built in 1886. Even the epic zinfandel in your hand seems to recall a simpler era: After all, Zinfandel is Paso’s heritage grape, and no one makes it quite like Peachy Canyon. Yes, it’s pretty easy to imagine you’ve slipped back to a time when small joys were celebrated after a long day tilling the fields. Luckily for you, the butter’s been churned and all the chores have been done. Nothing left to be done but sip.
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Peace in harmony
Peace! It’s not just for the hippies: a sense of wellbeing can, indeed, be yours when you visit the tiny hamlet of Harmony, CA located along the coast between Highway 1 and Paso Robles. With a tiny chapel and post office, this roadside stop is made even more charming by incredible local wine. Harmony Cellars overlooks the whole storybook scene and you can take in the view with an outdoor tasting that’s anything but diminutive. A tip from us? Don’t blink, or you could miss the turn-off (the town famously boasts just 18 residents). Yes, that’s the total population, even if you count the cows.
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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
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.
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.