YES, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY IS OPEN! Get out of dodge and get ready to capture special Instagram moments in wine country.
Heck, while you’re at it, notch it up. There’s no shame in admitting it—we all do a little something extra for the ‘gram now and then! From a well-curated cheese-and-wine pairing that looks just as good as it tastes to impromptu photo ops among sunset-streaked vineyards, Paso Robles Wine Country is about as photogenic as a basket full of puppies posed under a rainbow. Whether you’re into sharing underground blends that ooze a certain edgy vibe or just love showcasing the gorgeous hue of that merlot in your glass, learn to snap your next fine wine find like a total #pro. Just follow these 5 tips!
Natural light gets it right
One rule to rule them all? After pouring your glass, head for the nearest window (or go completely outdoors) to snap the perfect pic of your wine’s natural hue. Whether inky black, purple-tinged or flushed pink, the sun’s rays will allow your subject to glow from within! Lussa Della Terra’s 2019 rose of pinot noir is a lovely salmon color that glows peachy-orange in the Paso Robles sun. Get this bodacious bottle when you purchase Lussa Della Terra’s Top 3 Trio Special that also includes the winery’s popular 2018 reserve viognier and 2018 pinot noir Adelaida District. No filter required for this party! BONUS: it’s a deal, grab this trio for only $75. A Deal, Discounted from Retail $92.
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Tell a story
We don’t mean any old fairytale book. Think of the wine as the main character and it’s your job to weave a believable backstory. Not sure how to create a visual story for the wine you’re savoring? Say you’re drinking one of Michael Gill Cellars famed westside award winning syrahs: luxurious, sultry and just a tad earthy. A table strewn with herbs and adorned with beautiful stone wear just makes sense. Get creative with whatever you’ve got in your kitchen! A few mis-matched china teacups, a crusty baguette cut into thick slices and a few flowers from your garden can turn a photo from pedestrian to downright Parisian in a snap. Ooh la la…this would also make a romantic Instagram story, don’t you think?
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Love that label
Some wine labels are simply pretty to look at. And others? Well, they’re emblazoned with works of art so grand that would make any art-collecting hipster do a double take! Why not show the world how cool/quirky/unique your tastebuds are with a little luxury label action? With bold bottles splashed with neon anarchy signs and eye-popping underground artwork, Paso’s celebrated Anarchy Wine Co. intends to turn heads and garner expressions of shock and awe. Allow the winery’s 2017 “Superfly” unconventional zinfandel blend take you on a psychedelic trip that’s as tasty to sip as it is groovy to marvel at. We’ll double tap to that!
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Take it for a spin
You might think your days vacationing among the vineyards are over. Thankfully, plenty of Paso Robles wineries offer scenic outdoor tastings and breezy, socially distant ways to savor the wine and terroir of this very special landscape safely. At Écluse Wines, you can enjoy a glass of the winery’s famous 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon while basking in all the distinct beauty of their estate vineyard In fact, The Terrace at Écluse is nestled just off the crush pad and overlooks endlessly lush vines. Yep. You’re ready for your closeup!
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Selfie and sip
Selfies may have gotten a bit of a bad rap thanks to duck-lipped heiresses, but there’s nothing vain about showing off how much you adore Paso Robles Wine Country! In fact, we encourage you to tag @PasoRoblesWineries in your selfie for a chance to be featured on wineries’ feeds! Our hardworking winemakers craft unique bottles vintage after vintage with the hope that they will one day be enjoyed, shared—and yes—even selfied by you. Next time you imbibe in Paso wine, be sure to tag the winery and tag a friend. too! Trust us. You’ll make a winemaker smile and garner Paso Wine Country a brand new fan all in a single flash. #workit.
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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 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.