Hooray! March marks the beginning of Spring in Paso Robles Wine Country. That means green hills, vibrant wildflowers and cloudless blue skies ahead. Whether you hit the vineyards or the coast, Paso Robles wine delivers good times for all. From plush tasting rooms and delicious culinary offerings to toe-tapping events, there’s oodles of fun to be had in Paso this time of year. Ready to plan your sunny escape now? Here’s 5 amazing ways to enjoy the Spring season in Paso Robles Wine Country:
Sip by the Sea at Chateau Margene
Waves of flavor: Ready to unwind and get away from the daily grind? A gust of cool coastal air does wonders for the spirit. Head to the Morro Bay Embarcadero for a taste of pure Paso passion served surf-side. Home to boutique Bordeaux varietals sourced from estate-grown fruit, Chateau Margene champions quality, not quantity. While reservations are required at the winery’s flagship Paso tasting room, walk-ins are welcome at the Morro Bay hangout. Stroll along the water, grab some saltwater taffy and see where the day takes you!
The winery’s flagship Paso tasting room is a treat to visit too, with a huge bonus as you will meet the winemakers! Enjoy lively conversation where you can wine geek out with them as much as you’d like. And be sure to reserve a tour of the vineyard and winemaking facility where the magic happens. It’s not to be missed.
Savor the moment at Bella Luna Estate Winery
Bottled bliss: Ever notice that mom and pop just do it better? Bella Luna represents all that’s great about Paso Robles: the homespun spirit, great wines and low key charm. A small, family-owned winery specializing in dry-farmed, hand-picked Central Coast vineyards, Bella Luna Estate Winery delivers pure bliss in a glass. I mean, the winery has been producing terroir-driven wines for more than two decades–they know what they’re doing! Kick back with a little zinfandel or perhaps some sangiovese and see for yourself. This charming Templeton tasting room is all about showcasing the simple beauty of Paso Wine Country. Expect birdsong, wildflowers and generous hospitality. What you won’t get? Stuck in traffic.
Groove to the music at Iron Oaks Winery
Let the good times roll: Not all wineries have the same take on tasting. In fact, Iron Oaks Winery—with its rugged cowboy appeal and fun-loving attitude—might be a little wilder than most. Let the music move you while you sample tasty small-batch wines served at Iron Oak’s casual Paso Robles tasting room. Live bands rock the stage all March long, guaranteeing you’ll never suffer a dull moment. As Iron Oaks winemaker Doug Burkett likes to say: “We’re not here to win awards or grace the cover of a magazine. We’re here to provide a damn good time and a few good wines!” We can get behind that sentiment.
Culinary Pairing at Robert Hall Winery
Nibble me this: Have your cheese and eat it too when you book a paired culinary experience at Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles this Spring. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., experience the winery’s Cavern Select wines paired with delicious chef-crafted fare. Plus, you can nosh knowing that each bite incorporates the freshest locally farmed produce (and Spring does bring exciting goodies to harvest). Learn about Robert Hall’s distinct wine making process, the winery’s history, and Paso Robles’ unique growing region along the way. Now that’s some fab food for thought.
Lawn games at Chronic Cellars
Game on: Spring in Paso Robles in Paso Robles Wine Country is all about spending quality time out in nature. Good thing Chronic Cellars boasts an outdoor playground for adults! Breathe in the fresh scent of grass paired with award-winning fine wine spanning bold red blends and refreshing whites. Now, let the games begin! Lawn games–including billiards and horseshoes–are at your fingertips. Why not pack up the family, the picnic blanket and the dog and head for this idyllic Springtime hangout? Surrounded by Paso’s rolling hills, you’ll forget every last worry on your to-do list. Everything else can wait. For now, it’s all about sipping, swirling and enjoying a bit of friendly competition. You in?
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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
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!