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
This standout Sangiovese offers up stimulating aromas of red plum, black cherry, cloves, and black pepper. In the mouth the wine is fresh and lively (just like a good holiday party). With refined tannins and a touch of licorice on the finish, this bottle is highly sophisticated, yet accessible for any occasion. Isn’t that what Paso Robles is all about? Pair this bottle with an elegant yet totally functional electronic Peppermill for a one-two punch of bold flavor.

 
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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, this inky petite sirah shows firm, velvety tannins with balanced acidity and a long fine-grained finish. When paired with gourmet chocolate truffles, your gift soars to legendary status. Sweet, creamy ganache centers infused with elegant flavors—from mocha espresso to French lavender—send these truffles over the edge into deeply decadent territory.

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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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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

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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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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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 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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Sensational Screw Top Winter Wines from Paso Robles

While screw tops may have once been an indicator of lesser quality, that’s certainly not true in 2019! Whether for convenience, environmental reasons or just to guard against the chance of “cork taint,” great winemakers in Paso Robles—and around the world—are forgoing the age-old cork for a new, modern enclosure that twists on and off with ease. The result? These bottles are all as easy to open as they are to savor. Try these 4 fabulous winter whites, 1 red and you are set to hit the “easy” button!

1. Peachy Canyon 2017 Concrete Blanc

A natural fruit basket in a glass, this viognier starts on the nose with pear, apricot, and peach. Pineapple, lychee, and guava come together on the palate, along with notes of bubblegum and honeysuckle that finishes in a mouth-coating minerality.

How to Enjoy: Bring to your next fall Paso Robles picnic (the weather’s still quite warm!). Pair with an assortment of fine cheeses and local fruit.

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2. JUSTIN 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

This sauvignon blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone laden Templeton Gap area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. JUSTIN has combined sauvignon blanc from vineyards in these unique areas to give this bottle a full palate of bright citrus fruit with a hint of fresh herbs balanced by a crisp, refreshing mineral structure.

How to Enjoy: This wine is a refreshing fall aperitif, perfect with local seafood dishes steamed with fresh herbs. Bring to your next soiree for no-fuss tapas on the patio.

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3. Jada Vineyard 2018 88 Grenache Blanc

Jada’s energetic cousin to its popular XCV label sits right in the middle of the spectrum between chardonnay and sauvignon blanc with grenache blanc at its core. Luscious and aromatic, it delights with notes of jasmine, pear, lemon bar, and melon with a pleasing minerality that grounds this latest effort from Jada’s white program. Expect great texture and mid-palate acidity that adds depth and interest to this youthful, bounding white.

How to Enjoy: Gather your best buds under the twinkle lights, fire up the barbecue and feast on roast chicken and fall produce. Pair with a salad dressed with buttery avocado and lemon citrus dressing.

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4. Vines on the Marycrest 2016 Zinfandel Blend

Aromas of cassis and woodsmoke, plus a touch of licorice appear up front in this joyous, deep ruby wine. On the palate, notice how supple, rich and broad this wine is, delivering smoky flavors of dark berries and cola. Just like you, it’s complex, ripe, and focused. This wine finishes with a gentle tannic grip and a lingering note of sweet dark fruit.

How to Enjoy: Savor with anything from the meat aisle, your family’s beloved tomato pasta recipe, delivered pizza or curried pork dishes.

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5. Chronic Cellars 2018 Pink Pedals

Aromas of fresh watermelon and a hint of Rainer cherries are carried in the wind as you pedal along the path to a delicious bouquet of strawberries, raspberries and hints of mild spice. This ia rosé that stays true to style, adding a pop of color to your fall table.

How to Enjoy: Make a big batch of prosciutto, apple, and marscapone sandwiches for your next movie date night. Go for a black and white Italian flick—it goes with the sandwiches and adds some romance to your evening!

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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 Approved Tips for Picking the Right Thanksgiving Wines

Bring on the mashed taters, turkey, cranberry sauce and antacids! It is coming faster than you think!

Turkey Day means mindlessly gorging ourselves until our eyes roll back in our heads, yes. But that doesn’t mean we’d serve any old wine to our beloved friends and family. In Paso Robles Wine Country, we can afford to be picky. With a nuanced swath of whites, reds and rose wines at our fingertips, we tend to cover all the bases. Why not? This year, more is more. Pair your Thanksgiving Day feast like a Paso Robles local with these five tips. Remember, you can never have enough wine when the whole gang is invited!

1. Grab a Crowd Pleaser

Sure, your sister might love an inky petite sirah, but that’s not everyone’s bag (and that’s OK). For a blissful Turkey Day grub-down, you’ll want to have a few universally appealing wines on hand. Keep the flavor profile fruit forward, with softer tannins and a balanced bouquet. These are bottles you know will go over like gangbusters with all kinds of tastebuds.Cass Winery’s 2018 Oasis Rose fits the bill perfectly with pleasant spiced peach and candied watermelon in the mouth and a floral whimsy on the nose.

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2. Serve a Cleansing White

There’s a lot of butter happening on the big day. Cut all that rich fat with a bright acid-driven white and your guests will be looking toward their next bite with gusto. Too much creaminess in the food and the wine can add a heaviness to the meal, so this is the time to turn to more cleansing whites (don’t go for that super old school chardonnay). Instead, try Rails Nap 2017 Picpoul Blanc, which is enjoyed for its crip acidity, minerality, melon and lime with just a touch of apple blossom and citrus rind. Bring on the gravy boat!

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3. Try a Lighter Red

Delicate turkey and mild ham tend to get bogged down by heavier reds like merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah. Coax the nuance out of that juicy, well-spiced meat without overpowering the sweet potatoes with something a tad less robust in the glass. A good rule of thumb: keep your wine on the lighter side of the spectrum (save those luxuriously dark reds for prime rib, steak or roast lamb—you’ll thank us later). Thanksgiving fare calls out for a brighter red, like Hope Family Wines 2016 Grenache, which wows with a rush of cherry and blueberry flavor, yet features refined tannins.

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4. Toast to a Dessert Wine

You only live once—share the pure sweetness of the season with your most beloved friends and family. Why wait to break out the fancy sweet stuff? In Paso Robles we are guilty of serving up a dozen pies—and more than one killer dessert wine—to end the meal with a bang. How to build the perfect climax of decadent sugar, spice and togetherness? Try Brecon Estate’s 2015 Late Harvest Zinfandel, which is so much more than simply “on the sweet side.” In fact, this half bottle is packed with white and black pepper, a whole lot of spice, and fantastic jamminess.

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5. Keep it Chill

Don’t forget to properly chill your wines before the dinner table is set! To get the night off to a festive start, we suggest a celebratory sparkling wine, like Allegretto Vineyard and Wines Non Vintage White Blend. No one can pass up a glass of Paso Robles bubbly (and what could pair better with the cheese and charcuterie plate that just made the rounds?). Chill for 1 hour in the fridge—just don’t over do it; you want to maintain the nuances of the flavor. Somewhere between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit is optimum for sparkling wines (set the bottle on the table a few minutes prior to popping that cork. Everyone will gather round to ooh and ahh).

For quick, easy mapping and directions to Allegretto 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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5 Wine Trends You Need To Know

We get it. With social media tugging at your brain, kids running around, and work emails piling up, it’s hard to read up on every new wine trend. How does one keep up to date with all the new information coming out every day on polyphenols (yep— scientists keep coming out with evidence that they are outrageously good for your health), various fermentation methods (these just keep getting stranger), and revolutionary packaging methods that test decades of social norms (boxed wine: not just for the cheap stuff purveyors anymore). It’s enough to make your head spin, right? Good thing for you, we’ve gathered a few headlines that will bring you back up to speed. Consider these your wine headline cliff notes. Let’s begin!

1. Canned Wine is the New Normal

 

Canned wine not only offers up a solution to product spoilage (no uncorking and re-opening a bottle of wine, exposing the contents to destructive air again and again), a six pack of chardonnay also allows for new adventures to unfold far beyond the white table cloth. Outdoor adventures are so much easier with a few cans thrown in a cooler or backpack. Plus, handy cans are light, durable and there’s no need for a glass of any kind! According to Wine Spectator, cans are one of the fastest-growing forms of alternative wine packaging on the market—a burgeoning category that includes bag-in-a-box and Tetra Paks, the same packaging being used for juice boxes. Last year, canned wine sales jumped 69 percent to more than $69 million, totaling 739,000 cases in retail outlets tracked by Nielsen. That’s up from just $2 million in sales in 2012. Better crack open a cold one because canned wine is here to stay.

2. Cannabis Infused Wine is on the Rise

It’s a brave new world isn’t it? Our grandparents would probably balk at the addition of cannabis into their nightly glass of merlot! In weed-friendly states like Colorado and California, anything goes it seems. There’s still red tape to contend with for these pioneering producers, but that hasn’t deterred this new market from expanding. Whether spiked with CBD (which produces a non-psychoactive, feel good body high) or THC (the stuff that makes you feel—for lack of better words—“stoned”), you should know one important fact. According to Yahoo Finance, “despite using the name ‘wine,’ most of these drinks don’t actually contain alcohol. Instead, they’re being positioned as the ‘health and wellness’ versions of traditional wine.” Curious to try for yourself? Hey. We’re all allowed to have an experimental phase (or two)!

3. Vegan Wine is a Thing (Seriously)

But isn’t all wine vegan? Well, that’s a tricky question. Animal by-products derived from milk, eggs, fish as well as gelatin are often used in a part of the winemaking process to “fine and clarify” the wine before bottling. According to Sommelier’s Choice Awards, vegan wines will become a growing trend thanks to the increased popularity of vegan food and restaurants. So, what should we look for? Wines that are fined with bentonite (a type of clay) are vegan-friendly, as are wines that are “unfined” and unfiltered (unless they’re biodynamic wines, as animal bones are used in compost mixtures of the vineyards). Yes, it’s a lot to keep track of. Don’t even get us stated on whether gluten free wine.

4. The Rosé Trend has Grown Up

By now you’re probably a little sick of the phrase “rosé all day,” right? That’s probably because this pink drink has already been a huge trend in the USA for the past few years. What you might not know: this popularity has led to an oversupply of California grown rosé. According to the experts, demand is increasing, but not at the rate of production. That means that we should start to see a lot more site-specific, variety-focused rosé like bottles from places such as Australia, Portugal and Argentina. French rosé from regions outside of Provence are all affordable bottles this year, especially versions from Languedoc, Loire, Rhône Valley, Gascony and Bordeaux. Goodie for us!

5. Hybrids are Here

It sounds sci-fi, but growers have been cross-breeding varieties of grapes for years, creating unique half-breeds of all sorts. Hybrid wine grapes, bred varieties that cross vinifera (European grapevines) with other grape species, have long been a sensible solution to making wine in difficult conditions. Until now, they’ve also been considered second-class citizens in the wine world (experts have traditionally felt they lacked the quality of more purebred offerings). But that’s all changing now—and fast! In fact, hybrids are well on their way to true sophisticated status. Keep your eyes peeled. Perhaps they may even become the next hot trend!

5 Timeless Paso Robles Wines That Defy Trends

1. Kiamie Wine Cellars R’Own Style Blend

Every year that harvest allows, Kiamie Wine Cellars produces a variety of distinctive blends. Try their R’Own Style Blend – A unique Rhone style blend exhibiting ripe fruit qualities, intense flavors and velvety tannins.

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2. Dubost 2017 Grenache

Enjoy an infinitely drinkable wine that pairs with anything you throw at it. Aged 17 months in 25% new oak and the remaining in neutral barrels, the grapes are  25% estate fruit;  75% sourced from the winery’s next door neighbor, McGourty vineyard.

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3. 2015 Villa San Juliette Petit Verdot Reserve

This petit verdot is rich with complex black fruit. Extended aging in French oak barrels for 30 months allows the wine to mature with spicy oak flavors and pronounced tannins.

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4. Iron Oaks Winery White Blend

Great wines and locally raised beef collide at Iron Oaks Winery. Next time you’re looking for a place to sip while letting it all hang out, stop by this roadside hangout. On a hot Paso Robles day, nothing beats a chilled glass of their chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier blend.

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5. Dover Canyon 2016 Primitivo

Get ready for aromas of violet and berry, flavors of wild strawberry and raspberry, followed by a crisp mineral finish.

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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 Autumnal Adventures in Paso Robles Wine Country

Selecting the first pumpkin of the season, slicing into just-ripened heirloom tomatoes (enjoy them while you can), and listening to the satisfying crunch of oak leaves underfoot. What do all of these experiences have in common? They all signify the start of fall (and continuation of harvest) in Paso Robles Wine Country. This cozy and commotion-filled time is also signified by the swirling and sipping of fine wine (and lots of it). Now, you too can partake in Paso Robles’ most beloved fall traditions—with glass in hand, of course. Here’s 5 autumnal adventures to get you in the mood.

1. Dive into harvest

Harvest Wine Weekend Oct. 18-20: Get ready for Paso Robles’ most exciting and exhilarating season. Visit Paso Robles during Harvest Wine Weekend and you’ll come away with a better understanding of all that goes into each boutique bottle. More than one hundred wine events are uncorking across Paso Robles for this annual celebration, including barbecues, live music events, winemaker dinners, seminars, behind the scenes tours, barrel tastings and more. Check out special harvest events at Hope Family Wines, Opolo, Chronic Cellars, Eberle Winery, Peachy Canyon and JUSTIN. There’s lots to do, so plan your route early.

 

 

2. Savor some pie

Wine and pie tasting at Harmony Cellars – Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20: Pie has a way of kick-starting that happy fall feeling, don’t you think? Flaky pastry crust, gooey filling and the scent of pumpkin spice (the real deal, not the latte) await you at Harmony Cellars, just a quick cruise west from Paso Robles. Farm fresh pies by Linn’s of Cambria are the perfect match for winemaker Chuck’s award-winning wines. Mini pies (in your favorite flavors) will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. No reservations needed—just show up! Also expect specials on featured wines by the glass and bottle. Want more to nosh on this fall? Check out the winery’s cheese and charcuterie workshop, unfolding Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Get Tickets

 

3. Hunt and gather

Hunters and Gatherers Winemaker Dinner at Four Lanterns Winery – Friday, October 18: Just like the California Black Bear who gathers surplus berries in preparation for the long winter hibernation, we too are looking to fill up on all the good grub we can find (also like the bear, we might even take a long nap afterward). Allow Four Lanterns Winery to do the hunting and gathering for you during a festive winemaker dinner centered on local grapes, vegetables, meat and fish. This cornucopia of fall flavors will be prepared by Chef Justin Monson and paired with new and old releases. Come and get it! Get Tickets

 

4. Feast with New Friends

Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Seven Oxen  – Saturday, October 26: It’s just not fall without a big table filled with good conversation, right? Smiling faces and clinking wine glasses will light up Seven Oxen during a very special five-course meal prepared by Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Catering (every ingredient will be local and sustainably sourced, in case you were wondering). Chef Spencer has created a menu that pairs perfectly with a long line-up of Seven Oxen wines, including a preview of a yet-to-be-released 2016 bottle. Plus, kick off the night with a special “harvest edition” winery tour and tasting with winemaker Bastien Leduc, starting at 6 p.m. Get there early—you won’t want to miss out on a moment. Get tickets

 

5. Get Spooked

Tooth and Nail Winery Halloween Costume Party – Friday, October 25: When’s the last time you donned a head-to-toe Halloween costume and danced the night away? Last Halloween? Ten Halloweens ago?  Either way, it’s been way too long. The ghouls and witches—along with your favorite Netflix characters—will be sipping fabulous wine at Tooth and Nail Winery’s annual Halloween Party, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the famed castle. Join the freaky fun! Break out those old Monster Mash moves and perhaps you’ll even win best costume (fang-tastic prizes awarded to the best dressed). Delicious bites and wines will also available for purchase (this event is 21+; undead welcome). Get tickets

 

 



 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 Wine Pairings to Celebrate Fall


The sun’s still shining in Paso Robles Wine Country, but fall has indeed arrived. Vineyards are in the midst of harvest, and soon, those green vines will turn vibrant red-gold (be sure to get out there to wine taste around this time to see this totally West Coast version of the “turning of the leaves”). The days are getting shorter, which means there’s more time to get cozy in the kitchen with a great bottle of Paso Robles wine. So, gather your friends and pull on grandma’s old apron. These pairings will inspire you to dive head first into autumn awesomeness.

1. Apple cheddar mac and cheese and Chardonnay

What happens when you mix savory sharp cheddar cheese, sweet and crisp autumn apples and a creamy Paso Robles chardonnay? There’s only one way to find out! Get that water boiling ASAP and pop open a bottle of Lusso Della Terra 2016 Reserve Chardonnay. The scent of butterscotch, brioche and lightly toasted oak mingle with luxurious flavors of honeysuckle and citrus. Expect a velvety soft texture that will indeed rival that melty mac. Need we say more?

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2. Ginger scones and Viognier

Lovers of baked goods, rejoice! Lone Madrone’s 2012 Sweet Cheeks Viognier might be something akin to ‘bottled apple pie.” Yes, you heard right. Get ready for a delectable bouquet of baked golden delicious apple, cinnamon, and buttery pastry crust (yum) balanced with fresh acidity that begs for a second—and third, and fourth, and fifth—sip. Spice up the whole situation with ginger-spiked scones that are bold, festive and oh-so fall.

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3. Petite Sirah and beef stew

When is the last time you prepared a 100% homemade, stick-to-your-gills meal that inspires moans of delight from your guests? If it’s been way too long, we have the solution. Chop some veggies, potatoes and onion and craft this rich, brothy beef stew that will only get better as leftovers. A hearty meal such as this should only be paired with an equally intense wine. Enter: Hoyt Family Vineyards 2013 Petite Sirah, an inky, concentrated bottle bursting with big bold fruit flavors and a round, unctuous mouthfeel.

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4. Chai spiced sugar cookies and Riesling

Toss that stuffy autumnal potpourri. Instead, bake these Chai spiced sugar cookies and see just how warm and inviting your home can smell! Pair these spicy-sweet morsels with a dry riesling—we like Oso Libre’s 2015 Alsacia Dry Riesling—to  balance all that sugar. A  thoroughly modern styling of Riesling, Alsacia is crisp not cloying, opening with notes of jasmine, papaya, Asian pear and Kaffir lime. Light bodied and fresh, the finish presents flavors of lemongrass, honey and apricot. Serve slightly chilled with a good book.

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5. Poached pears and Zinfandel

Poach luscious fall pears in a drizzle of wine and pair with Rangeland Wines 2016 Zinfandel for a cozy-all-over vibe (even if you’re still rocking denim shorts). Looking for a whole meal to build upon this appetizer’s appeal? Pick up some fabulous grass-fed meats from the winery, which also raises natural, sustainably sourced beef and lamb. Freeze the goods now and stash a few bottles of that jammy zinfandel in your kitchen cupboard. Now you’re prepared for upcoming family get togethers and holiday dinners. Note: Pear chutney—canned a few months ahead of time—is incredible with herby, tender rack of lamb. Consider those holiday dinners planned.

Quick mapping and directions to Rangeland

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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 Ways to Celebrate Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country

There’s a reason the word “harvest” strikes joy, fear and excitement into the heart of Paso Robles winemakers and their hardworking staff. It’s now or never. The moment of truth. “Go-time.” Once ripeness occurs, there is no looking back. The fruit must be picked, the clusters must be crushed and someone’s got to man the tasting room while all the bustling commotion is going on. There’s a feverish and festive pace in Paso Robles Wine Country, and the celebratory parties are equally boisterous. After all, it’s only healthy to let off a little steam when you’re spending twelve hour days in the vineyard or barrel room! Join in on this historic moment so that you can proudly say, “I was there” for Paso’s new vintage (even if you’re just drinking the wine, not making it). Expect more than 140 unique events unfolding across the entire region for Harvest Wine Weekend Oct. 18-20, including dinners, concerts and behind-the-scenes tours. Take your pick! Just don’t be late. Like the perfect balance of sugar and acid, harvest waits for no one.

1. Pair: Savor a feast fit for harvest at JUSTIN

October 18-19

This pairing is picture perfect. Celebrate another vivacious vintage with JUSTIN, where world class wine is paired with the most sensational seasonal fare. This iconic Paso Robles winery dates back to 1981, with the planting of JUSTIN’s first estate vineyard. What started as a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends has expanded in acreage and dreams, including a restaurant and chef’s garden. Experience the winery’s traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—blended with New World technology. Pull up a chair to their upcoming Harvest Festival Dinners, slated for Oct. 18-19. Enjoy a farm fresh meal with your wine and perhaps even stay at the JUST INN, a unique boutique hotel surrounded by vines. Come hungry, stay happy!

Quick mapping and directions to JUSTIN

 

2. Sip: Embark on a barrel tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery

October 18

What’s developing in those mysterious oak barrels? Find out at Peachy Canyon Winery in Paso Robles, where you can get an early taste of their forthcoming 2018 vintages during a barrel tasting on October 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, Peachy Canyon has long been praised as a producer of award-winning wines that exemplify respect for terroir and dedicated winemaking. Zinfandel has long been Peachy Canyon’s flagship varietal — often with multiple vineyard designates in production. These wines range from elegant and restrained to fruit forward, each an exemplary call to its own terroir. Now, you can taste some of those famous zins before they are unleashed on the world. How cool is that?

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3. Dine: Nosh in the vines at Austin Hope and Treana Tasting Cellar

October 18-19

Swirl your wine in the vineyard where it was grown at Austin Hope and Treana Tasting Cellar this October 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paso Robles winery. Savor every detail during a lush outdoor vineyard dinner where you’ll learn how the family farmed land, California sun, and cool ocean breezes nurture incredible grapes. A benchmark of Paso Robles wine since 1996, Austin Hope and Treana Tasting Cellar is known for crafting Rhone and Bordeaux wines that shine with dynamic flavor and grace. We’ll toast to another year of that!

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4. Stomp: Roll up your pants at Opolo

October 18

Drink, dance and be merry—very, very merry indeed! Opolo may be equally known for its elegant wines as its fun-loving events. Never experienced a shindig up on the hill? Now is the very best time to experience Opolo’s warm hospitality. Head to this action-packed Paso Robles winery on Friday Oct. 18 for a Harvest Festival Dinner and Grape Stomp of epic proportions (and a taste of their iconic Mountain Zinfandel). Among grape stomping, Serbian folk dancing, and fabulous Opolo wine, you’ll also dine on fresh oysters to lamb. Jump on in, the wine is fine!

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5. Feast: Belly up to the Eberle Wine Caves

October 18

Explore the limits of flavor within the cool, scenic ambiance of Eberle Winery’s wine caves. This longtime local favorite continues to celebrate its impressive 40-year legacy of winemaking in Paso Robles, bringing back one of founder Gary Eberle’s favorite chefs for this mouthwatering menu. On October 18, belly up to Eberle’s Harvest Festival Winemaker Dinner, featuring gourmet plates created by cookbook author Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield, MO. He’s famous for combining classic French techniques with “New Italian” finesse. Eberle is famous for crafting the smooth, bold fruit forward reds that put Paso Robles on the map! What are you famous for? Discuss with your table mates and see how new friends are made, Paso Robles style.

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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.

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