On a trip to Paso Robles fifteen years ago, Douglas Ayres was awed by the pastoral beauty of the land, the warmth of the region’s people and the promising wine region. While later traveling through some of the most celebrated wine and cultural areas of the world, the memory of Paso Robles inspired him to return with a vision of owning vineyards, making world-class wine and developing a destination driven wine country resort. The realization of his dream began with the purchase of seventeen-acre of premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Paso Robles’ famed Willow Creek sub-AVA, followed by the purchase of a twenty-acre pasture land where he planted eight-acres of vines with Viognier, Vermentino, Malbec, Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon prior to developing the resort. Douglas and award-winning winemaker Alan Kinne guide hand-picking of the vineyards hugging the picturesque Allegretto Vineyard Resort estate and Willow Creek Vineyard. Stop by the tasting room to try Allegretto's award winning small lot wines and olive oil.