Dinner and drinks? We’ve got ’em! In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll find an array of amazing tasting rooms that double as sit-down restaurants! With incredible lunch, dinner and creative food pairings served up hot at these food-friendly tasting rooms, you need not venture far from your table. With gorgeous outdoor patios, rustic barns, elegant dining rooms, and lush vineyard views galore, you’ll find the perfect wine country culinary experience for your next date night, friends excursion—or any old time you feel like celebrating. Time to grab your forks, folks. Let’s dig in!
French state of mind: Casual meets sophisticated at Cass Winery, where you can post up at a sunny outdoor table surrounded by bucolic Eastside vines. The menu is approachable yet upscale, featuring everything from tender tri-tip sandwiches and juicy beef burgers to Ahi or chicken salads, cheese plates and locally famous crab cakes. Nibble on a prosciutto and poached pear panini or share a plate of mushrooms and brie as you sample Cass Winery’s award-winning lineup of luxurious reds, Rhone whites and bold blends. The best part? All this fabulous food and wine is brought to your table by a friendly server. Your job? Enjoy every yummy moment. Now you can probably understand why Cass is all about “French DNA and Paso personality.” The French tend to linger over their meals, and in Paso, so do we!
Dining Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Pamper your taste buds: You’ll jet set around the world without stepping foot outside Paso when you reserve your table at Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. In addition to offering 171 rooms and suites, an on-site spa and a popular wine tasting room, guests (and non-guests) can enjoy the inspired culinary creations of Cello Ristorante & Bar, Allegretto’s love letter to Northern Italian cuisine. An homage to lavish European stays, this Paso Robles destination pairs worldly ambiance with fresh, local fare, creative cocktails and an extensive wine list. Serving up fine breakfast, lunch and dinner options (we’re talking about everything from decadent buttermilk walnut pancakes to seasonal gourmet pizzas to pan-seared duck), there is no dress code required, thank goodness. Beyond the Mediterranean-inspired dining room, grand doors open onto a patio featuring iron fire bowls and bocce ball courts. Enjoy Paso’s warm summer evenings or a heated al fresco experience in winter. Kind of makes you want to stay a little longer right? Good thing you totally can!
Dining Hours: Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.; dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Cello Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Reserve your table or call 1-805-369-2500
Villa San Juliette
A meal to remember: The folks at Villa San Juliette grow a dozen wine grape varietals on its epic 130-acre estate vineyard, but have you peeked inside the kitchen lately? Nestled amongst the Cholame Hills in the Paso Robles Estrella District, you’ll find astoundingly decadent dishes paired with the winery’s balanced Bordeaux and Rhone wine offerings. Whether you’re feeling a bit peckish (try the rosemary focaccia bread, baked daily and paired with the chef’s selection of Italian cheeses, meats and marinated veggies) or have a big hunger to tackle (go for the mushroom risotto with grass-fed prime rib-eye) you’ll leave feeling well-fed and fabulous. Trust us: There’s nothing quite like basking on the patio of this Mediterranean-style villa with a glass of grenache in one hand and a spoonful of garlicky seafood stew in the other! Go on, treat yourself.
Dining Hours: Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (by reservation only)
Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery
Have it your way: Four generations of winemaking excellence can’t be wrong, right? Well, the iconic winery that brought us such stellar brands as San Simeon, Riboli Family Napa Valley and Highlands Forty One also knows a thing or two about crafting moan-inducing meals. The San Antonio Winery’s Eastside Paso Robles tasting room and bistro is churning out top notch Italian eats, including a killer calamari fritti, seared shrimp citrus salad, chicken piccata pasta and even classic entrees like salmon in a lemon butter sauce (don’t forget tiramisu for dessert, too). Dine either indoor or out, and be sure to check out their newly renovated Atrium Dining Room and Cafe Bistro. Plus, the winery’s gift center offers up everything from wine and accessories to upscale gifts, making it a true one-stop-shop on Highway 46 East. Not sure you can make it out to the winery? With an array of mouthwatering pizzas-plus a weekend brunch and family style catering menus to choose from-you can enjoy at the tasting room or have it all delivered directly to your belly courtesy of Grubhub. Now that’s a one-stop solution!
Dining Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Reserve your table: Call 805-226-2600
Order online for Grubhub delivery
Farm fresh feasting: Known for crafting wines that shine with terroir and pure varietal character, it’s no wonder that the folks at Lone Madrone champion farm-to-fork flavor. Pull up a chair at Kitchen Forty Six, the winery’s seasonal solution to post-tasting hunger pangs! With a weekend menu helmed by Chef Jeffrey Scott, you can expect produce procured from an onsite garden as well as local farmer’s markets. Ready to taste spring’s ripest bounty? Hop on Lone Madrone’s Vineyard Luncheon and Tours (the next one is slated for Saturday, April 30). Spend the day with the winemakers as you explore Old Oak Vineyard, home to 40+ year-old zinfandel grapes. Yes, you’ll get to sample wine, too, right there among the vines! Afterward, enjoy a three-course lunch served in a nearby barn (menu items include local lamb, spring veggies, just-picked herbs and rustic bread with charred onion jam). Up next, you’ll tour all the remaining vineyard nooks and crannies with more wine in hand. Could there be a more perfect way to enjoy—and walk off—your next meal? We think not.
Dining Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blue skies ahead: Paso’s bold red wines are simply made to be enjoyed in the great outdoors! Good thing Dubost keeps it real, sizzling up spectacular wood-fired pizzas each Saturday and Sunday, “weather permitting”—although the forecast around here is usually sunny with a chance of wildflowers. If you’re looking for a true blue Paso Robles meal, look no further than Dubost, where the rural setting is all the ambiance you need to have a great time with friends. Cozy up to a picnic bench or blanket and dig into their tantalizing tasting menu, which includes white and red Weekend Wine Flights paired with pizzas laden with caramelized onions, fresh basil, house made pepperoni, arugula—even earthy beets and a dash of balsamic drizzle! While reservations are always appreciated, walk-ins are welcome around these parts. What can we say? Around here, you’re just one of the Dubost family. Sure feels good to come home.
Dining Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
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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.
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 RetreatsTwo 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®
The Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA
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
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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 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.
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!