Don’t arrive to that winter soirée empty handed! This holiday season, bring the gift that keeps on giving: Paso Robles wine. It sure is nice to be invited to all those holiday parties—and inn’t it a relief that you don’t have to host them at your own abode? In the spirit of giving, show your appreciation with the best taste possible. See, when you gift your host or hostess these Paso Robles wine offerings, you aren’t just saying, “Thanks, friend.” You’re also saying, “Have a glass on me!” And that’s a gift that never gets old. Wish we could say the same for the Snuggie!
1. For the Host with the Most
Opolo Hostess Gift Pack with Candle
Not only is this tasteful gift pack supremely delicious—it does contain two bottles of Opolo’s famous 2018 Mountain Zinfandel—it also boasts a lovely candle crafted by Rogue Candle Co. At the end of the party, she’ll love lighting the candle, drawing a hot bath and sinking into the bubbles with a glass of this jammy zin. Personalize your gift with a note courtesy of the winery, too. So much better than a plain old “thank you” card, don’t you think?
2. For the Bold Bestie
Pelletiere Estate 2015 Sangiovese Riserva and Electronic Peppermill
This standout Sangiovese offers up stimulating aromas of red plum, black cherry, cloves, and black pepper. In the mouth the wine is fresh and lively (just like a good holiday party). With refined tannins and a touch of licorice on the finish, this bottle is highly sophisticated, yet accessible for any occasion. Isn’t that what Paso Robles is all about? Pair this bottle with an elegant yet totally functional electronic Peppermill for a one-two punch of bold flavor.
3. For the Culinary Connoisseur
Tasting Experience at Rails Nap
Rails Nap isn’t just a tasting room—it’s an immersive culinary experience just waiting to be devoured. This year, gift your party host a gift certificate that won’t gather dust on the shelf. They’ll soon savor a tasting flight of six current Rails Nap releases and a selection of light bites, including artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Want to spring for a little extra fun? From private to semi-private, Rails Nap is happy to create a unique tour for your friend. The plot thickens!
4. For the Chocolate Lover
Robert Hall’s 2016 Cavern Select Petite Sirah and Truffles
Everyone knows that chocolate is the quickest way to any host’s heart! Rich, bold and full-bodied, with the allure of ripe blackberries, cigar box, and dried herbs, this inky petite sirah shows firm, velvety tannins with balanced acidity and a long fine-grained finish. When paired with gourmet chocolate truffles, your gift soars to legendary status. Sweet, creamy ganache centers infused with elegant flavors—from mocha espresso to French lavender—send these truffles over the edge into deeply decadent territory.
5. For the Life of the Party
2016 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Life is just more fun with a magnum of wine (which, in case you were wondering, serves a whopping 8-12 party goers in one fell swoop). Écluse’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum begins with a dark crimson color that stains the glass, followed by vanilla, black currant and black cherry. The luscious mouthfeel culminates in a velvety finish with hints of dark chocolate. Intense, silky and full-bodied, this is definitely a “cab lover’s cab” and a winner of Wine Enthusiast earning 91 points! When the wine’s this good, why not spring for the 1.5 liter bottle? This party is far from over.
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.
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®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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 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
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.