Are you ready for Autumn? The season is changing and there will soon be a chill in the air. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple-scented candles and fuzzy sweaters are making a comeback, to be sure. Before you know it, Halloween decorations and holiday parties will be in full effect. Quick, think fast! The easiest way to transition to Fall? Pack away your swimsuit and grab a bottle of robust Paso Robles wine. Here’s 5 ways Paso Wine Country can whisk you into that fabulously Fall state of mind:
Cook up some comfort
Turn it to simmer: Stews, braised meats, lasagna…What do all of these lip-smacking meals have in common? Besides being totally yummy, they have a way of making us feel cozy and comforted to the very last bite. Pair that feel-good, home-cooked goodness with something equally robust this Fall, like Robert Hall’s 2018 Cavern Select Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (it’s like a warm hug on the inside). A truly Classic Paso Cab, rejoice in dried black and blue fruitiness paired with savory herbaceous aromatics and velvety tannins. Dinner’s on!
Gather and taste (virtually)
Ding dong…it’s wine time! Holiday gatherings have changed in recent years—becoming more intimate and customizable. Whether you host a wine tasting completely virtually on zoom or invite a few friends over for a wine tasting at your abode, Paso Robles wine country offers so many convenient ways to enjoy the wine tasting experience this Fall. Have a ball as you luxuriate in rich, Autumnal flavors sent directly to your door, for instance. Thanks to Hope Family Wines, an Austin Hope & Treana Wine Advisor is here to assist you and your friends in the selection of the wines. Next, confirm a reservation date, mark your calendar, count down the days and then simply join in for a fun, virtual experience. What could be easier (or more festive)?
Embrace the harvest
Hello harvest: As the vines change from green to gold in Paso Robles Wine Country, harvest truly is a magical time to visit in person. Why not book a trip to stay, swirl and play this Fall? Downtown shops are decked out in seasonal flair, tasting rooms are festive and welcoming, and there’s plenty of Autumnal dishes being served a at various tasting rooms too! Villa San-Juliette is one such locale offering up gourmet seasonal bites in a gorgeous Mediterranean-styled setting. While Paso’s winemakers work overtime creating the next vintage, this is your permission to kick back and take in the breathtaking transition of colors.
Roll up your sleeves
Get cracking: We all grew up being told that “learning is fun.” But when you add wine into the mix? Class just got a whole lot more exciting. Choose from a plethora of classes and educational offerings happening this Fall around Paso Robles. At Cass Winery, you can take a Wine and Spirit Education course coveted by real-life sommeliers; learn how to craft fresh-pressed olive oil; or test your artistic skills with a free-flowing paint and sip experience. Whether you craft something amazing for your next holiday get-together or learn a fun new skill, you’ll be glad that you expanded your knowledge. As they still like to say: Learning is a lifelong process!
Go pumpkin picking
Out of your gourd: Starting in September and October, pumpkin patches heat up across Paso Robles. Where do you prefer your gourds bumpy, whimsical or miniature, you’ll find the perfect decor to grace your front stoop. The best part? Many of these awesome farms are nestled nearby world-class wine tasting experiences. Jack Creek Farms—a great place to enjoy Fall-approved apple cider and fresh-picked produce—is only about a mile away from Donati Family Vineyard, a casual Highway 46 West tasting room known for its unmatched wines and spirits. Yes, even scarecrows are welcome here. Better get crowing.
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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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