Fall in Love with Paso Wine Events Perfect for Lovers

Love is in the air! Or is it in the wine? In Paso Robles Wine Country, we tend to believe the latter. We do adore our wine—and our events, tastings, and winemaker dinners—all year round. February might mean dormant vines, but that doesn’t mean our hearts aren’t beating strong for the next vintage! February ushers forth a slew of sensual events celebrating the passion behind each bottle. To make wine is to make love, eh? Faire du vin c’est faire l’amour! Everything does sound better in French, even if we do prefer our wine sourced from right here in Paso Robles. What can we say? Paso wine is our first and last great love affair.

1. Get sensual!

Parrish Family Vineyard has pulled out all the stops in the “sweep you off your feet” category. First off, the tasting room will transform into a swanky lounge during the Single & Ready to Mingle event, slated for Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. If you’re single and looking for love, head to Parrish Family Vineyard and meet someone new (at least you know they have great taste in wine, just like you). Next, prepare to be indulged, mind body and soul. Enter: Dinner in the Dark event, a food pairing unlike any you’ve ever experienced. You’ll use every sense (besides your eyes and hands) during this unique feast. Guess the first mystery item based on smell, taste and texture. Sounds easy right? Well, the room will be dark and you, my friend, will be wearing a blindfold and poncho! Next, sample a true blind tasting (no, you won’t be able to see the color of the wine) and guess what variety you’re enjoying. Lastly, use all of your senses (sight and touch included) to enjoy a paired dinner with all the items from the first challenge paired with wines from the second. Like a good romance, this last meal is best enjoyed with the lights on!

For Mapping and Directions to Parrish Family Vineyard click here

2. Isn’t it romantic?

Dust off the cufflinks and diamonds. There’s just something so delicious about getting dolled up for a black tie dinner, right? Look dashing (and savor decadent flavors with your love) at Eberle Winery’s Black Tie Valentine’s Day Dinner in the Caves. If the word “cave” doesn’t instantly bring to mind soft lighting and candle-lit romance, think again. Eberle’s Wine Caves are a sight to behold. The dynamic atmosphere—barrels and exposed rock—lend itself to an intimate and cozy date night experience. Plus, Executive Chef Kurt Metzger of San Francisco will bring his acclaimed French-California cuisine to the table, ensuring that you and your sweetheart are moaning with culinary delight from start to finish!

For Mapping and Directions to Eberle Winery click here

 

3. The perfect blend

A good romance—and lasting relationship—is about the blending of two hearts, two worlds. BlendFest on the Coast, which runs Feb. 20-23 in San Simeon and Cambria, will shine a light on both classic and unconventional Paso Robles blends that take your breath away. After all, Paso Robles winemakers love to blend wine, mixing varieties to craft something unique and delicious. You and your sweetheart love drinking them! Book a stay in Paso Robles—or along scenic Highway 1—for a romantic getaway to top them all. Featuring 40 renowned wineries, including Hearst Ranch Winery, Oso Libre, Peachy Canyon Winery, Hope Family Wines, Brecon Estate, Ecluse Wines, Lone Madrone, Seven Oxen Estate Wines, Tooth and Nail winery, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery. You’ll savor the variety of life with your chosen life partner right by your side. What could be better?

For Mapping and Directions to Hearst Ranch Winery click here
For Mapping and Directions to Oso Libre click here
For Mapping and Directions to Peachy Canyon click here
For Mapping and Directions to Hope Family Wines click here
For Mapping and Directions to Brecon Estate click here
For Mapping and Directions to Écluse Wines click here
For Mapping and Directions to Lone Madrone click here
For Mapping and Directions to Seven Oxen Estate Wines click here
For Mapping and Directions to Tooth & Nail click here
For Mapping and Directions to JUSTIN Winery click here

4. Cheese me, darling

Perhaps we’re a little Old World, but the word “cheese” and “love” are often interchangeable around Paso Robles! If you and your honey love good cheese as much as we do, make a date for Lone Madrone’s annual cheese tasting, slated for Feb. 1. Every year, Chef Jeffrey Scott imports an obscure wheel of cheese from England and shares it with the Lone Madrone tasting room (what a sweetheart!). With help from the winemaker, a totally unique pairing menu is then created and everyone is invited to sip and nibble to their heart’s content. The cheese this year is truly remarkable: Westcombe Cheddar sourced from a dairy established in Somerset, England in 1890. According to the tasting room folks, this cheese is “deep and complex, with a mellow lactic tang and long notes of citrus, hazelnut and caramel.” Better yet: some call it a “five mile Cheddar,” as you’re still tasting it five miles down the road! If strong sharp cheese is the way to your love’s heart, then congrats. You’ve found your soul mate! Perhaps bring a few breath mints for both of you.

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For Mapping and Directions to Lone Madrone click here

5. Love is like a box of chocolates

Chocolate has a rich history (and is associated with romance for good reason). Share in all the sweet details—and learn the basics of making fine chocolates—at Cass Winery, known for hosting fun hands-on events all year round. Understand the history of chocolate and take home recipes for an array of sumptuous morsels at a class hosted Feb. 13 at the winery. Come with your sweetie or friend and enjoy  nibbles and wine pairings as you sample your sweet creations. You’ll even take home a unique decorated box of your own chocolate dipped treats to share with your love. Haven’t had enough romance quite yet? Set your sights on Cass Winery’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, hosted in the winery’s elegant Barrel Room. Set in the middle of a sprawling vineyard with 360 views of the vines, you and your date will enjoy a beautifully crafted meal by candlelight coupled with exceptional wine. Forget about making reservations and hunting for parking. Do what we do in Paso and opt for a romantic night in the vineyard. Oh, how sweet it is.

For Mapping and Directions to Cass Winery click here



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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Your 2020 Paso Wine Itinerary

If you’re at all like us, looking at a clean 2020 calendar really gets you daydreaming about all the possibilities (to taste and travel, that is). It’s fun to dream, but it’s even more fun to go out there and do! Let us help you fill up at least a few days of that vacation time right now, at the start of the year. Why go through the hassle of traveling all the way to France or Spain when you can experience world class wine (and stunning scenery) right here in Paso Robles Wine Country?

Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is just way too convenient too pass up! Plus, with sunny days all year long, close proximity to pristine beaches and fabulous fine dining every night of the week, you’ll wish you’d booked more than a weekend. Take it from the New York Times: Paso Robles Wine Country is a must-do travel itinerary for 2020. We were designated the 6th TOP worldwide destination to visit in the world!

1. Passion for Paso

This is truly where cowboy country meets wine country! Paso Robles offers both casual family owned tasting rooms and glamorous palaces dedicated to fine wine. Regardless of where you taste, you’ll always get that friendly Paso Robles hospitality. Check out the many unique wineries located along Highway 46 West, the route to the coast. Stop in at Tooth and Nail Winery, a gothic castle-turned-tasting room known for vibrant live music events and quirky, delicious food pairings (take a virtual tour, click here).

For mapping and directions to Tooth and Nail Winery click here

 

Wines of the West will wow you with their beautiful wines, onsite food offerings (lunch and dinner!) and their brilliant, laid-back lounge, CANtina. This is a wine tasting you’ve never experienced…all wines are in cans! Take a seat and stay for a drink or grab a pack of wines to go. Another option is to enjoy traditionally bottled wines from a tantalizing lineup of wineries owned by Wines of the West. Yes, you’ll see just how diverse each tasting room truly is as you traverse this fun-loving trail.

For mapping and directions to Wines of the West click here

 

 

2. Adelaida District: A Hidden Gem

Don’t forget to explore the tucked-away areas of Paso Robles, too. The Adelaida District of Paso Robles is rural,  peaceful and home to some of the most coveted vineyards in the region. Varieties like Viognier, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Zinfandel, Tannat thrive here (just ask the folks at Lone Madrone). The blockbusting news is that owner and winemaker Neil Collins was just awarded the highest accolade in Paso, Wine Person of the Year! You will definitely want to hightail it out to Lone Madrone to taste his magic and enjoy the views.

For mapping and directions to Lone Madrone click here

 


Sample Paso’s flagship variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, at Parrish Family Vineyard, where you can also enjoy a luscious, small plate of mushroom risotto or baked ricotta with local olive oil poached tomatoes. The family owned winery’s 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with ripe blueberries, violets and Tahitian vanilla bean. Aren’t you glad you wandered in? (Take a virtual tour, click here.)

For mapping and directions to Parrish Family click here

 

 

3. Pleasant in San Miguel

The backroads here in Paso Robles Wine Country are anything but sleepy, offering up spontaneous wildlife sightings and lots of friendly smiles along the way. Get on board the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail in San Miguel, just east of Paso Robles and see for yourself! Their members just won a total of 50 medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with 90-98 point ratings! Wowzer! January 18-19 travel the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail and discover all the treasures along the way. Uncover the hidden object of each winery and receive a stamp. Once you have collected 4 stamps, turn in your map at your last stop and be entered in a drawing to wine treasure from the trail (Visa gift cards)! Let the hunt begin.

 


Lusso Della Terra is a standout on this trail with stunning views of vineyards that go on for miles and wines that will knock your socks off, priced, in our opinion, at bargain prices. Villa San-Juliette in San Miguel offers up a luxurious dining menu in a stunning Mediterranean style villa setting. You’ll only feel like you’ve used your passport. And Mystic Hills offers complimentary wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings (by appointment only, click here for the coupon) accompanied by amusing stories from film editor/owner, Joel, about his time spent masterfully edited Clint Eastwood’s movies (if you are lucky take a selfie with his Academy Award statue).

Mapping and Directions to Lusso Della Terra click here
For mapping and directions to Villa San-Juliette click here

 

Hearst Ranch is a must-visit with a beautiful outdoor patio space that is perfect for taking in the beauty of the Paso Robles countryside while you enjoy their award-winning wines grown right there on the 90 acres estate in clay loam soil and perfect meso-climate. The owners, Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders both possess experience, imagination, and the integrity to create great things. Together, their shared vision on sustainable agriculture, resource protection and historical preservation brought Hearst Ranch Winery to fruition. Take a virtual tour, click here. Bonus: you will likely catch glimpses of their winemaking team at work, as the winery is located on the property as well!

For mapping and directions to Hearst Ranch click here

 

4. Go Coastal!

Yes, we mean head to the beach! From Paso Robles, enjoy a gorgeous 25 minute cruise to the coast and Highway 1! This is one of our favorite rides, the views will bowl you over 1000% guaranteed (and not a stitch of traffic). Take the time to cruise to the coast and explore the tiny storybook town of Harmony (population 18, if you count the cows)! Say hello to the resident glass blowers, explore the tiny post office and chapel, then climb the hill to Harmony Cellars, known for its delicious Zinfandel, among many other varietals. Overlooking the tiny coastal village and rolling green hills below, Harmony Cellars is the perfect place to take in the view from a lush vantage point.

For mapping and directions to Harmony Cellars click here

 

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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Freshen up 2020 with Paso’s Brightest Bottles

Out with the old, in with the new—bottles, that is! The New Year isn’t just about making (and breaking) nagging good-for-you resolutions (eat less carbs; do more cardio), it’s also about hitting “refresh” on your entire life. Perhaps you’ll buy those fabulous new shoes, start an exciting new job or take on that stimulating creative project that’s been kicking around your imagination for far too long. When it comes to wine, shake up the routine and live a little! Go for these bright new bottles, courtesy of Paso Robles Wine Country’s best wineries. You’ll feel renewed in body and spirit. Cheers to the new you.

1. 2017 Either Side of the Hill – Paix Sur Terre

Crafted from some of the best Syrah vines planted at Glenrose Vinyard 26 years ago, this totally enlightened offering is elegant, ethereal, and an absolute pleasure to sip with new friends. With an artistic label showcasing the stunning work of mixed media artist Jonathan Blythe, this extremely drinkable bottle will make for an excellent conversation starter (and if not completely consumed you’ll want to put it in your fridge to slow down its oxidation….it will look lovely in your new wine fridge). Wait, you didn’t buy yourself a new wine fridge over the holidays? Better get on that.

Buy it now

For mapping and directions to Paix Sur Terre click here

2. 2017 Picpoul Blanc – Rails Nap

Get back to a state of balance. A firm mouthfeel and dry finish make this acid driven, white variety from the South of France a great accompaniment to light, healthy options like Chinese chicken salad, sautéed fish, calamari, and raw oysters—all of which you should eat more of in the New Year. Allow the beautiful aromas of apple blossoms and citrus to wash away any negative juju leftover from 2019. Why burn sage when you can sip instead?

Buy it now

For mapping and directions to Rails Nap click here

 

 

3. 2016 Mega Focus – Scuplterra Winery

Who doesn’t want more focus in 2020? It takes two hours to decant, but we promise—it’s worth the wait! Zero in on this ravishing red, which displays mesmerizingly pure aromas of raspberry, dried herbs, cherry, cigar box and pepper. The wine is fresh, the flavors are refined, and the finish is long. Perhaps you’ll even quit multitasking and start savoring one thing at a time.

Buy it now

For mapping and directions to Sculpterra click here

 

 

4. 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé – Hoyt Vineyards

Say farewell to winter woes and look forward to the first blush of spring (even if it’s farther off than we’d really like to admit). This sophisticated, complex rosé crafted from estate grown pinot noir perks up the senses with strawberry-citrus joy. Sun-drenched picnics and blooming wildflowers will be here before you know it. Be prepared and pick up a case!

Buy it now

For mapping and directions to Hoyt Family click here

 

 

5. 2017 Mr. Nibbles – Chronic Cellars

A nimble wine that leaps into the New Year with notes of lush raspberry, plum, black cherry, leather and vanilla, “Mr. Nibbles” is more robust than its name suggests. Mediums tannins lead to a lasting finish of bold red fruit flavors, perhaps foreshadowing what’s to come in 2020. We like the taste of that.

Buy it now

For mapping and directions to Chronic Cellars click here

 

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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How Well Do You Know Paso Robles Vineyard Anatomy?


You know the wines, but how well do you know the vines? If you can’t name the eight—yes, eight—parts of a typical wine grape vine, it’s time to take some notes. We promise, it’s not as dull as it sounds. Why take a closer look? Your understanding of how the terroir (the unique combination of sun, soil and water of a region) affect each aspect of the vines will give you a deeper appreciation for the vino in your glass—not to mention all the hard work put in by the vineyard manager and his or her team. Want one more nifty reason to refresh your vine anatomy? Two words: Wow them. Yes, you will totally impress your fellow wine tasters on your next vineyard tour!

Before we jump into the vine anatomy, let’s look at some Paso Wines crafted from spectacular Paso Robles Vineyards

Allegretto Wine’s easy drinking 2015 Tannat and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the sprawling vines that surround the Allegretto tasting room as well as from the nearby Willow Creek District. View them while you taste, or book a stay at the winery’s Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Yes, they also have an on-site restaurant! Enjoy.

 

Get quick, easy directions to Allegretto, click here

Bodega de Edgar’s flavorful Spanish single varietal wines and bold blends are always produced by sourcing the highest quality Paso Robles fruit from across many stellar vineyards, while still maintaining an affordable price point. Incredible vines don’t always have to mean a huge price tag.

 

Get quick, easy directions to Bodega de Edgar, click here

Brecon Estate is known for its singular Bordeaux wines that shine with distinct elegance. With some of the first plantings in the Adelaida district by one of the pioneers of the region, the winemaker produces Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, converted and dry-farmed. It’s true: these vines have not been irrigated for four years, yet the vines naturally produce 2.5 tons to the acre. Talk about stressed fruit with fabulous flavor!

 

Get quick, easy directions to Brecon, click here

Cass Winery’s Bordeaux and Rhone style wines are a perfect reflection of their microclimate. The Cass Estate Vineyard is located in the Geneseo District sub-AVA southeast of Paso Robles, exemplifying the region’s warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 145-acre vineyard is planted to a dozen varieties on a large terrace above the Huer Huero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial (or river) soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.

 

Get quick, easy directions to Cass, click here

Chronic Cellars is all about playing with the best, or as the winery’s two winemaking brothers like to say, “chronic” grapes to make seriously good wine. To do that, they source from a range of respectable Paso Robles vineyards—just don’t ask them to name names. As it turns out, growing up a Paso Robles local has its perks, like knowing all the best grape growers in the area! Of course, these guys just call them “neighbors.” Must be nice.

 

Get quick, easy directions to Chronic, click here

Onward to the anatomy of a grape vine!

Root system
It all starts at the roots. You might have already guessed that the roots play a staring roll in great grape vines. Well, you’re right there! Like all plants, the rarely seen roots do the very important work of bringing nutrients—and precious water—up from the soil. Vines grow to various depths into the soil depending on the variety (rootstock), soil and climate. Some varieties develop very deep and almost vertical roots, while others (like table grapes) have a flat and shallow roots system and therefore require deep, fertile soil. Typical Paso Robles wine grapes are “stressed,” meaning they work hard to survive in sandy, rocky and clay soil types. In order to find the nutrients and water the plant needs to survive, the roots must search deeper and deeper into the soil. This is not a bad thing, and you’ll taste why. The result? Far more concentrated grape flavor.

Trunk – Like the trunk of the tree, this hardened stem is a permanent home for vines and branches that develop above and all around it. The trunk is permanent and sturdy—as it should be, as all of the above-ground vegetative (leaves and stems) and reproductive (flowers and fruits) depend on it. The height of the trunk and also its branches, shoots, and canes vary dramatically depending on the selected training system.

Canes – When a vine’s shoots mature and become woody, you can start calling them “canes.” The health and happiness of these canes are always a big concern for winegrowers during the dormant season. When pruning the canes in winter, winegrowers must think ahead several months to what kind of vine canopy size and shape they desire for the wines they’ll produce. These small but important decisions will control the quality of the crop in the coming season.

A side note on training systems and canes: What exactly is a training system, you ask? Think of the way you might train a house or garden plant that curls along your bookshelf or fence. In a cane-pruned training system, the top of the trunk is called the head. A fully developed trunk has arms—short branches from which canes and spurs originate. Depending on a selected training system, arms are located in different positions, and this will affect the amount of vegetative growth going forward. With a training system that utilizes cordons (cordon training with spur pruning), arms are spaced at regular intervals along their length. OK, what are “cordons?” (This is getting a tad long-winded, we know). They are simply extensions of the trunk that usually grow horizontally along a trellis wire.

Buds – Everyone’s favorite, right? Every spring, buds develop, and so does the promise of a new vintage. These buds pop up in what is called the “leaf axil,” right above the connection between the shoot and “leaf petiole.” Inside each bud, you will find three distinct growing points, each capable of producing a shoot, also known as primary, secondary and tertiary buds. Want to know something really wild? A bud is actually a highly compressed shoot with all its parts, including grape cluster. At “bud burst” or “bud break,” the primary bud begins to grow, but sometimes also secondary or tertiary buds, do too. This is something the winemaker will look at very closely as the fruit develops. If the primary bud is damaged or freezes, the secondary or tertiary buds will grow in place of the primary bud (grape insurance).

Shoots – You know this one, right? These are the green stems which develop from buds, and represent the primary growth structure of grapevines. The shoots that arise from primary (winter) buds are normally the fruit-producing shoots. The shoot consists of stems, leaves, tendrils and fruits. Sure, you’ve heard the term “canopy” thrown around—but what does it actually mean? This is a handy collective term that is used to describe the shoots, leaves, and fruits of the grapevine.

Leaves – Don’t skip this one! The leaves of the grapevine, as any other plant, provide nourishment and air—which is crucial for quality. Leaves are busybodies, always converting sunlight into usable energy for the plant. More leaves + more sun = more organic compounds the grapevine can use for its growth. However, too many leaves can be a big problem (review: pruning). The shape and size of the eaves are determined by the grapevine variety—as well as color, which varies from light to dark green.

Tendrils – These are the beautiful, slender curlycue structures that appear on the top and sides of stems (and what photographers love to capture when grape clusters burst forth). They grow until the grapevine is ready for harvest (after the harvest, they become wooden in nature). Since the grapevine is a climbing plant, it needs many tendrils to coil around small objects such as fences and trellises. These tiny “hands” help the plant reach up toward the sun.

Flowers and Grapes – Yes, flowers, but not the kind you might think. Flower clusters grow on one side of the shoot and leaves along the other. Most fruitful shoots develop from one to three flower clusters, depending on the variety and growing conditions. Each cluster may contain only a few or up to several hundred flowers at the time of bloom! That number (as usual) depends on the variety and environment, or terroir. When fertilized, the flower clusters develop into clusters of grapes. How exciting! From this “fruit set,” the grapes (or berries) as they are called, start to grow.

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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6 Paso Robles Wineries with Restaurants


Wine and dine with a sit-down meal in Paso Robles Wine Country. No, we’re not talking about a traditional restaurant! With a year-round growing season and plenty of fresh produce and artisanal treats to savor, Paso Robles tasting rooms are catering to wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. If you’re seeking more than a simple cheese plate with your next wine tasting, you’re in luck. These 6 Paso Robles tasting rooms offer expertly paired culinary creations made to order.

1. Parrish Family Vineyard

Vibe: Warm, welcoming with vineyard views forever (pictured above)
Menu: New American foodies’ dream
Dine: Parrish Family Vineyard’s cozy lounge is perfect for taking in vineyard views, grabbing a shared plate with a group of friends or chowing down on a thick steak, made just the way you like it. Be sure to try the house-made sourdough bread made with yeast cultivated from the estate vineyard grapes, always a crowd favorite.
Why we love it: Parrish Family Vineyard boasts deep ties to the area dating back 70 years. That reverence for the land, paired with incredible Bordeaux wines, sharable plates, paired tasting flights and heavenly brunch offerings—makes for a dining experience that feels both down home and high brow.
Standout dishes: Mussels on the half shell paired with 2017 Sauvignon Blanc; Peek-aboo Wagyu beef paired with 2016 Silken blend.
Details: Serving food Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To make reservations click here
To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of Parrish click here
For mapping and directions to Parrish click here

2. JUSTIN

Vibe: Intimate and innovative
Menu: Seasonal fresh
Dine: JUSTIN’s beautifully designed restaurant offers the freshest local ingredients spotlighted in creative dishes that reflect the changing seasons. Lunch, brunch and dinner are all works of art—especially when paired with an award-winning wine list, flights, and special tasting experiences. If you want to understand the “how” and “why” behind the pairing, this is the place for you. Take notes!
Why we love it: You can taste all of JUSTIN’s renowned wines (especially the Cabernet Sauvignon blends the winery has become known worldwide for) while noshing on the freshest produce in an intimate dinning room. Everything is super seasonal, sensational, and iconically Paso Robles.
Standout dishes: Crispy skin Berkshire pork with braised mustard greens, bluebonnet squash and pork jus paired with 2016 JUSTIN Isosceles; Chilaquiles with sunny-side-up eggs, salsa verde, house made chips, queso fresco and avocado.
Details: Brunch served Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lunch served Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner features three seatings available at 6:00, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. by reservation only (Tuesday–Saturday). Note: The dinner menu is prix fixe.

To make reservations click here
To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of JUSTIN click here
For mapping and directions to JUSTIN click here

3. Villa San Juliette

Vibe: Sophisticated Villa
Menu: Italian inspired
Dine: Whether you sit in the well appointed tasting room of Villa San Juliette or sprawl out on the sun dappled patio, you’ll feel like you’re on a European vacation far, far away. Allow the winery to pair a diverse wine selection with hand-crafted plates to round out the fantasy.
Why we love it: Villa San Juliette’s palace-like tasting room is truly opulent, and the food is perhaps the crowning jewel (well, after the wine, of course). The owners, lifelong friends and producers of the hit television show, American Idol, aimed to create a lavish oasis for their luxurious Bordeaux wines. The result is a sensory experience that begins at first sip and lingers long after your meal is over.
Standout dishes: Chicken Parmesan panini with fresh basil and salad; crab cakes with house made remoulade and lemon paired with the winery’s fresh Sauvignon Blanc.
Details: Open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

To make reservations click here
For mapping and directions to Villa San Juliette click here

4. Opolo

Vibe: Laid back luxury
Menu: Wood-fired pizza
Dine: At Opolo, “food friendly” is taken to a whole new level. Choose from a dazzling array of pizzas, including Italian Sausage and Margherita, fresh salads, and savory sausage plates paired with fantastic food-loving wines. Known for Bordeaux and Italian wines—including an array of bold blends—you’ll also find Rhone whites, sparkling offers and even grappa made in-house. Hope you like a bit of everything.
Why we love it: There’s nothing like sharing a gourmet wood-fired ‘za with friends. Taste from a lineup of wines and spirits before or after your meal, or get a bottle and enjoy your food. We certainly recommend the latter.
Standout dishes: Pizza Bueno with caramelized onions, mushrooms and grilled chicken over seasoned white sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese; Tri Kobasice plate with three house-made sausages and dipping sauce served with seasonal vegetables, cheese and focaccia. Pair with any of the winery’s red offerings, especially their famous Mountain Zinfandel.
Details: Serving food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

To make reservations for a vineyard tour, wine and cheese pairing or to view the menu click here
To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of Opolo click here
For mapping and directions to Opolo click here

5. Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Vibe: Wine Country Resort
Menu: Mediterranean seasonal
Dine: Check in to flavor. Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort is where food, friends and flavors blend into perfect harmony. Executive Chef Justin Picard shows off his talent for marrying domestic and international flavor profiles in an array of dishes paired with local and house made wines. Isn’t it nice when you don’t have to leave the hotel for spa services, wine tasting and fabulous food?
Why we love it: Cello is about fresh ingredients and artisan cookery, celebrating farmers, ranchers, and fisherman or the region. Sip on house made red or white wine, or grab a cocktail made with local spirits. What more could you want? If you said “a massage,” you are in luck! The resort has that, too.
Standout dishes: Raw Vegan Zucchini Spaghettini with foraged greens, fresh herbs, sweet onion broth, fennel, cherry tomato and house made hummus; oak pit grilled Angus beef filet mignon with garlic smashed Yukon Gold potato, red wine demi-glace and horseradish marscapone. Enjoy either with a local wine flight or house made offerings.
Details: Breakfast served from 7:30 to 11 a.m.; Lunch served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To make reservations click here
For mapping and directions to Allegretto click here

6. Cass Winery

Vibe: Breezy and casual
Menu: Central Coast cool
Dine: Opt to taste up at the bar or sit on the winery’s the shaded veranda—your choice. This chill tasting room offers table-side wine offerings while you dine, which is which is especially helpful when you’re busy savoring all that delicious food.
Why we love it: You can grab a large crowd and head out to Cass for a lunch that lasts for hours (in fact, we say you should plan on it). The view is pastoral with a capital “P,” featuring rolling vineyards, oak trees, and blue skies. Happy wine attendants are on hand to bring you tastes of award winning Rhone and Bordeaux wines (and yes, there’s locally made Leo Leo Gelato for dessert).
Standout dishes: The Figgy Piggy sandwich with Speck Prosciutto and Prosciutto Cotto, fig jam, whipped goat cheese and French Baguette; Benny Burger with estate-raised gras fed beef, house cured bacon, Hook’s Paradise bleu cheese, horseradish aioli, pickled onions and Edna’s Bakery seeded brioche bun (add a Loo Loo Farm fried organic duck egg if you’re feeling frisky). Pair with a tasting flight of your choosing.
Details: Cafe serving lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make reservations click here
For mapping and directions to Cass click here

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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5 Paso Wines Picks For The BEST Holiday Vibes


So, you’ve decked the halls, gifted the goods and even laid out homemade cookies for you-know-who (did you hear Santa’s gone Gluten free?). Now, it’s time to kick back and share a glass of something delicious with friends and family. This holiday season, don’t pop just any old cork. Choose a wine that’s as festive as the occasion! Toast to bold beautiful reds and shimmering whites that heighten the holiday mood. Whether you toast in front of a crackling fire or a fiery sunset, you’re sure to get into the spirit at first sip. With these 5 Paso Robles wine picks, you’re in for a jolly good time!

1. Twinkle bright: Harmony Cellars 2018 Vibrante

There’s no rule that says all holiday wines have to be heavy and red. Pick up a fresh, vibrant white to pair with a killer cheese plate—there will be many this winter, just you wait! Harmony Cellars 2018 Vibrante, a blend of tank fermented chardonnay, white riesling and muscat canelli is crisp, with bright flavors of pineapple, green apple and citrus. In the glass, it shimmers just as bright as the twinkle lights. A tad sweet, a tad tangy and full of 100% pure joy, this is the flavor you’ll want on your lips as the mistletoe mysteriously appears above your head.

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2. Treat yourself: Michael Gill Cellars Wine Club

So, there’s no velvet bow. Who cares? Give yourself a very special gift this year and become a member at Michael Gil Cellars (far better than a single spa day, don’t you think?). You’ll get three syrah shipments a year and a special member’s discount of 20% the regular wine price. These are a true luxury, to be sure: expect limited vintages honoring winemaker Michael Gil’s fascination with site specific syrah. These luscious syrah offerings—many gold medal winners—are a sophisticated homage to the rocky, calcareous soil and differing levels of hillside sunshine at the winery’s unique estate vineyard. Dare we say these wines are better than jewelry? Yeah, we’d go that far! BONUS Wine Tasting Coupon!

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3. Self Care for the holiday: Rio Seco Winery Guest House

This winter, you’ll want to stop by the family owned, ICONIC Eastside Paso Robles boutique winery, Rio Seco, for some OUTSTANDING estate grown cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and a glass of pure class! Specializing in Bordeaux and Rhone varietals, the winery also hosts fun community events throughout the year (so check their calendar before you head out). Feeling a little frazzled from the holiday buzz? Book a staycation at the Club Rio Guest House, designed to delight club members and non-members alike from first light to light’s out. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens, the house sleeps eight people (so bring the whole gang, if you’re so included). Surrounded by scenic rolling hills, you’ll get a peaceful view of vineyards, olive trees and Huero Creek. Breathe easy, sip, and repeat. “Home” for the holidays can be so overrated. (Repeat…you’ve gotta grab some bottles of their outstanding olive oil in addition to their wine…the olive oil is a local fave and priced right from $15 for 375 ml to only $75 for a gallon! BONUS: Wine Tasting Coupon and Coupon for 25% Off a Bottle of Olive Oil)

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4. Toast to a classic: Rotta Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rotta Winery is known throughout the land as one of Paso Robles Wine Country’s very first wineries, but it’s still a modern fave (for a multitude of delicious reasons). A classic holiday red you’ll want to pour with every rack of lamb, pork chop, and roast? Look no further than this powerful flagship cabernet sauvignon. Sure, it’s “epic and bold,” a great example of what made Paso Robles famous—but it’s also sumptuous, graceful and feminine, too. Bet you didn’t expect that twist! Not just “another bottle,” this offering is a true gift that will age beautifully through the ages. BONUS: Wine Tasting Coupon!

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5. Mix it up: Krobar Craft Distillery

OK, this one’s not a true “wine” pick, but this holiday drink pick certainly has “Paso Robles Wine Country” written all over it! The spirited darling of the Highway 46 West wine scene, KROBAR Kraft Distillery is churning out fantastical bottles of hooch, including gin, whiskey and rum. The holiday season begs for a nip of the strong stuff, so shake up the best: we suggest trying KROBAR’s LIT: Sweet and Neat. This sweet vermouth’s base is an eight year aged Solterra Tawny Port infused for an entire year with local herbs like sage, thyme and rosemary (so winter-y). Guaranteed to outshine any sweet vermouth you have ever experienced, mix with whiskey for an unforgettable manhattan (or gin, for a phenomenal negroni). Need stocking stuffers? They’ve got the most adorable bottles of bitters, too!

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 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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5 Paso Robles Wine Gifts to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party


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?

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2. For the Bold Bestie

Pelletiere Estate 2015 Sangiovese Riserva and Electronic Peppermill
Pelletiere Estate’s 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.

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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!

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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, Robert Hall’s 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.

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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.

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 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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Don’t Miss These 5 End of the Year Paso Wine Events

The year might be wrapping up, but there’s still so much to do, taste and discover in Paso Robles Wine Country. While we can understand you probably have a lot going on with family, friends and travel this time of year, make sure you take a little “me time” to reflect on the past twelve months and gear-up for the holidays. The best way to ensure you’ll actually carve out the time to do this? Choose a few Paso Robles wine events and set the “away” messages appropriately. Let’s end 2019 just the way we started it: hopeful, optimistic and bright.

1. Toast to the moon – JUST in the Dark Dinner

When: Nov. 29
Where: JUSTIN Restaurant
When darkness falls, the glasses will rise. Join JUSTIN for a unique sensory experience sure to brighten your palate to mega watt status. This intricate, opulent tasting journey is all about savoring a beautifully designed meal courtesy of Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom paired with JUSTIN wines. Be sure to get a baby sitter, though—the feast runs from 6 to 10 p.m.! Limited seating is available, so don’t sleep on this after hours meal.

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For quick, easy mapping and directions to JUSTIN including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

2. Brag about this deal – Cyber Monday at Sculpterra

When: Nov. 29
Where: Sculpterra Winery
Bargain hunters, listen up! While “Cyber Monday” might make you think of that great watch you snagged on Amazon last year, this modern shopping holiday can also be quite delicious, too. Sculpterra Winery will hold its annual Black Friday Sale on November 29, featuring their best deals of the entire year! Get there early (and we mean ridiculously early) from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. for 60% off cases (open to anyone). Tend to sleep in? If you’re a wine club member, don’t fret. Wine club members who arrive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will still get 50% off cases. Looks like everyone is getting Paso Robles wine this year! One for you, two for me…

FOR THE DEAL VISIT SCULPTERRA’s WEBSITE BLACK FRI, NOV 29 at 5am-10am

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Sculpterra including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

3. Sweeten up – Cookie Pairing and Decorating at CASS Winery and Harmony Cellars

When: Dec. 7
Where: Cass Winery
Do your holiday cookies always end up looking a little—well—lumpy? Join the culinary team at CASS Winery for a fun 21+ cookie and wine pairing session followed by a cookie decorating instruction that allows you to get your hands dirty and lick your fingers clean! This class includes three wine tastings paired with the chef’s gourmet sweet creations for indulging, followed by tips and tricks for decorating your own “Pinterest-worthy” cookies. Experiment with new techniques and take home the goods! Plus, recipe cards will be provided to accompany wine sales of the pairings for gifting this holiday season! Wow Cass—we feel like Santa’s Workshop would hire y’all in a heartbeat.

When: Dec. 8
Where: Harmony Cellars
Cookies and wine make everything fine! Celebrate the ‘art of cookie decorating’ at this interactive & tasty holiday workshop . Melissa of Sweet Grace Cookie Co. will demonstrate how to pipe, glaze and stencil an assortment of freshly baked holiday cookies. Nibble on sweets and sip a glass of Harmony wine while you work. 1-2:30pm. $45/club, $55/non club. Reservations Required. Questions? Please call 805.927.1625. *Price includes instruction, materials, one dozen cookies to take home and a glass of wine, but we’re betting you’ll want more.

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RESERVE HARMONY CELLARS
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4. Lounge like you mean it – Villa San-Juliette Open House

When: Dec. 7-8
Where: Villa San-Juliette Vineyard and Winery
The tasting room at Villa San-Juliette will only make you think you’re on a swanky European vacation—although the wine itself also has a way of tricking the senses! Savor an elegant open house weekend and celebrate the release of VSJ’s 2017 Petite Sirah Reserve and the debut of 2017 Malbec Reserve (both paired with delicious soups and sides to nosh on). Club member? Then you’ll also be able to enjoy the winery’s V.I.P. case specials, back just in time for the holidays and available through Dec. 16. Either way, you’ll want to swing by the sun dappled estate to lounge on the patio, soak up the perfect Paso Robles weather and thank goodness you’re far, far away from even the slightest hint of snow.

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5. Do vineyard touring right – Vintner & Vines Tour At Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery

When: Dec. 7
Where: Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery
Do you crave the great outdoors and have been yearning to learn more about the place where all great wine starts? The vineyard! Don’t miss out on enjoying a stroll through a stunning vineyard deep in the willow creek district of Paso Robles where you will discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate! Join winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production Italian style wines. Learn about the heritage of Italian grape growing and origins Pelletiere Estate’s rare Italian varieties, compare old world and new world approaches to winemaking and discuss Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate. Then experience these exceptional wines first hand with a guided tasting. We are sure you’ll know a word or two of Italian by the end of the afternoon.

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For quick, easy mapping and directions to Pelletiere including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

 

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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8 Wine Tasting Tips (from Your Dog’s Perspective)

What if we humans were more like our dogs? For one, there’d be a lot more wagging and a lot less whining! When it comes to enjoying life, our canine friends just seem to know The Big Secret.

In Paso Robles Wine Country, at least you can drop your worries and pick up a glass of wine (or a tennis ball, if you’re into that sort of thing). Looking for the bliss that comes from sticking your head out the car window on a bright sunny day? Of course you are!

Follow your nose to the best tasting rooms on the California Central Coast, where you can roam, sniff, slurp and fetch a bottle of two. Here, every wine is a winner—and every animal has its day.

1. Sniff sniff hooray!

Dogs know that scent—and inhaling the gorgeous bouquet in your glass—is a large part of the entire wine tasting experience. While it can be temping to swirl and sip without getting a big whiff of the wine, don’t forget to use your most important tasting tool: your nose. Put your face right inside the glass and experience the perfume as the world melts away. Slow down and think about what you’re taking in: Do you smell floral, spicy, or earthy notes? Our noses may be a lot less sensitive than Fido’s, but focusing on smell can still unlock a new dimension of flavor. Parrish Family Vineyard offers classes where you learn about aromas and pairing wine with food. Keep your eye out for these fun, interactive classes.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Parrish including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

2. Get your paws on

Paso Robles is known for its rich, velvety cabernet sauvignon, which grows beautifully in the hot, rocky soil of eastern Paso Robles. Eberle Winey built its classic brand on bold reds, like their Full Boar Red, a Cabernet Sauvignon blend with splashes of zinfandel, barbera, syrah and sangiovese. Taste the black cherry and—most importantly—smell the rustic spiced notes that really round out the entire experience. Woof! That’s good.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Eberle including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

3. Live in the moment!

A dog’s most precious gift might be the ability to live in the moment—and the ability to inspire us to do so, too. Perhaps you’re interested in taking part of an arts and craft night, dancing to live music, or getting in on a good natured game of corn hole. However you define “zen” you’ll find it in Paso Robles Wine Country. Chronic Cellars  is the place you’ll want to hang and play corn hole and billiards, it’s dog-friendly too!

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Chronic Cellars including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

 

4. Get your wiggles out

Tooth and Nail Cellars and Vines on the Marycrest are both amazing tasting rooms and rocking live music venues in their own right. Tooth and Nail has live music nearly every week. Check out their calendars often for an array of tunes, tasting and tantalizing treats. A real treat is to visit with owners, Victor and Jenni at Vines on the Marycrest to sip their small lot, beautiful wines and hear Victor’s stories about famous musicians that he worked with when he was a sound engineer in Los Angeles. Whatever you do, be sure to lose yourself in the moment.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Tooth and Nail including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

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5. Get in my belly!

If you ask the family dog, belly rubs and belly filling meals are both equally satisfying. Of course, we can totally understand that logic. While we can’t recommend a great place to get your belly rubbed, we can recommend a slew of eateries sure to get you crooning for more such as Cass Winery and Parrish Family Vineyard who are plating gourmet lunches including locally sourced fare.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Cass Winery including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

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6. A seat at the table

Hungry pups should make a beeline for downtown Paso Robles, where Fish Gaucho serves up icy margs and local wines paired with fish tacos, Mexican favorites and lots of guac. Nearby Pappy McGregor’s offers up all the charm of your favorite Irish pub with a Central Coast twist. No need to beg. This meal is all for you!

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Fish Gaucho including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

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7. Hit the doggy door

In Paso Robles, the indoors are just as gorgeous as the outdoors. Get out there! With hundreds of acres of vines stretching on into the blue, you’re free to bound, explore and savor our little slice of heaven. Perhaps you prefer to play a game of bocce ball with a few friends or shoot some pool. We’ve got you. Sit. Stay. Play! Fetch some fun and check out Robert Hall Winery’s dreamy bocce ball court, then hit Sextant Winery, where you can take a romp through the historic townsite of Edna Valley just south of Paso Robles.

For an all-time thrill you can frolic in a most beautiful Paso vineyard the 2nd Saturday of every month. Discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate by walking with winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production Italian style wines. Learn about the heritage of Italian grape growing and origins Pelletiere Estate’s rare Italian varieties, compare old world and new world approaches to winemaking and discuss Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate. Then experience these exceptional wines first hand with a guided tasting. You’ll feel like the top dog.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Robert Hall including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Sextant including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Pelletiere including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

8. Go for a ride in their car

Go for a ride? Oh yes! These are magic words to your dog—and they’re also the magic words that allow you and your friends to enjoy a day of wine tasting 100% worry free. Allow us to take the wheel so you can focus on the excitement of your Paso Robles adventure. We know all the best drivers, tours and limo services. Two faves are Pearl of Paso Limousine and The Wine Line. Yep, we’re your best friend when it comes to wine.

 

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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5 Ways to Rev up Date Night with Paso Wine

If you can’t even remotely remember the last time you had a little time just for the two of you, perhaps you’re ready for a romance intervention. No need to fuss with fancy candles, hard-to-pin-down dinner reservations or far-flung locations. Simply head to passionate Paso Robles Wine Country (located in the midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it’s closer than you think). Try these 5 romantic date night ideas for a quick reboot of the heart. Yes, when you’re in Paso Robles, rekindling the fire can be as easy as popping a cork and swirling a glass. Ooh la la!

1. Bring Back that First Date Feeling

When the quaint street lights flicker to life in historic downtown Paso Robles, the twilight takes on a magical hue. Recapture the whimsy of your first date as you stroll with your darling downtown, where more than a dozen tasting rooms and even more dining haunts offer up tantalizing tasting adventures. Indulge your senses—and try hundreds of varietials all without leaving Paso’s dynamic epicenter. That leaves more time for you and your lovey to swirl and smooch! Thomas Hill Organics is legendary for its local (and worldly) wines as is their amazing dessert bar featuring locally-made desserts and inspired by the “dessert rooms” Debbie, the owner, encountered while traveling throughout Spain. Stop in for small plates laden with locally sourced goodness, a wine flight and a tasty dessert you’ll remember for years to come.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Thomas Hill Organics including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

2. Paso Wine and Chill

Netflix and chill? This modern pairing is far better when accompanied by a bold bottle of Paso Robles wine, don’t you think? We suggest you press pause on the latest episode of your favorite show and draw up a bubble bath. A little intermission is incomplete without a beverage, of course. A glass of sumptuous red has a way of slowing down the moment so it’s just you, your true love and sweetness on your lips. Seven Oxen’s 2015 Cassidy, Rhone Blend is sensual and fruity, with notes of red cherry and flirty spice. Do not disturb!

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Seven Oxen including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

3. Star in your own rom-com

You’ll feel like you’re in one of those over the top romantic comedies (and your Instagram pics will corroborate that story). In Paso, hundreds of acres of verdant vineyards stretch on into the blue horizon, sending any couple into a dreamy kind of mood. Pack a picnic and feel the Paso Robles sun on your skin (with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Paso Robles is the perfect place to cozy up with your love this fall). Take a tour of Lusso Della Terra winery and you may just decide to retire in Paso Robles in a few years. Thinking of a proposal? Pop the question and you can even plan your wedding at the winery, surrounded by San Miguel’s majestic rolling hills. Happily ever after may just be in the cards.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Lusso Della Terra including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

4. Forget the Reservations

Enjoy all the romance of a fancy date lunch without the snarled traffic, hard-to-snag reservations or snooty servers. In Paso Robles, casual is key. Here, you’ll find spectacular fine dining options that celebrate the seasonal bounty without requiring a sport coat. Whether you wear flip flops, cowboy boots or stilettos, you’ll receive a top notch menu at Parrish Family Vineyard, where you can savor and lounge to your heart’s content. Think walnut and lentil paté served with house made cabernet sauvignon sourdough or baked ricotta with choice of local olive oil poached tomatoes or truffle honey served with multigrain bread. Yes, you’ll get this immersive epicurean experience among the vineyards on the patio or inside with views that go on forever. No white table cloth required.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Parrish Family Vineyard including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

5. Tease your Senses

Delight your sweetheart with a night of playful tasting. Select a few bottles of Paso Robles wine—from lightest to darkest—and pair with a platter of sweets, cheeses, and fruit. Spice it up even further with a few blindfolds. Take turns guessing which wine is what. You’ll most likely end up laughing and cheering each other on! Funny how the little things become so much more delicious when you take the time out of our busy schedule to really savor. Make sure to pick up a few sweet options too (variety is the spice of life—and any relationship). We suggest Hearst Ranch Winery 2016 Muscat of Alexandria replete with enticing flavors of tropical fruits layered harmoniously with zesty citrus undertones. OR Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Enchantment Late Harvest Zinfandel. This Zin has the power to warm the soul on cold evenings or rainy days. Herbaceous red fruit and chocolate kick off the flavor profile and are supported with a nice raspberry mid palate that fades to lengthy finish dominated by oak, cinnamon, and maple flavors beneath the beautiful dried fruit. Sweet! That’s just the start of it.

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Hearst Ranch Winery including a one click to hail UBER or Lyft click here

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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