Have Paso Wine Your Way
Go ahead: Have it your way! Paso Robles wines aren’t about fitting in—they’re about standing out!
For years, our bold offerings have made a splash on the worldwide wine scene, garnering awards and notoriety along the way. It’s no wonder we also encourage our visitors to live large and shake things up, too. Whether you visit one of our 250+ tasting rooms, enjoy a home tasting from the comfort of your living room or stay the night, we encourage you to do you in Paso! There’s truly no wrong way to get your Paso on.
Pair it hot
BBQ like you mean it: No need for a special occasion to savor delicious Paso Robles wine. In Paso Robles Wine Country, we’re proud of our unstuffy ways. When it comes to food, we’re passionate, but never snooty. In fact, we encourage popping a bottle of classic Paso red to pair with your next backyard summer barbecue. Producers of sumptuous primativo and cabernet sauvignon, Oso Libre is ground zero for estate-raised beef (take a few cuts home as a meaty souvenir). Just visit the scenic Paso Robles tasting room and chew the fat with the friendly folks at the bar! That’s right—a herd of Angus cattle grazing alongside Oso Libre’s lush estate vineyard, dining on acres of rolling green pasture. Talk about happy cows. You’re sure to leave happy, too.
Eyes on the prize: There’s no rule that says you have to try a zillion Paso Robles varietals in a day. Sure, Paso Robles Wine Country is known for its unique diversity of wines (due to the region’s famous microclimates), but you can always focus on one one varietal and learn a lot! Michael Gill Cellars is known for crafting impeccable syrah offerings that boast more gold medals than we care to count. Learn not only about syrah’s rich history in Paso, but indulge your curiosity farther with a side-by-side tasting. With winemaker Michael Gill behind the bar, you’ll find yourself comparing vintages, vineyards and even vineyard blocks! Plus, this tasting room is styled like a European hunting lodge: another great reason to plant your butt down and smell the syrah.
Bring your own
BYOP: Love bringing your favorite chips and salsa or famous chicken salad to the party? No need to worry if this is a faux paux—you can totally bring your own picnic to plenty of Paso wineries. In fact, many encourage it. There’s nothing like a sunny, Paso Robles Wine Country meal shared under a shady oak or umbrella. Known for its unique outdoor sculpture garden, Sculpterra Winery offers multiple grassy areas to spread out as well as outdoor tables and chairs perfect for sharing a bottle of exceptional wine—and plenty of stellar snacks—with friends. Check out our recent guide to creating the perfect to-go meal for your next tasting adventure. Cheers!
Spend the night
Stay the modern way: While Paso Robles is known for its great breadth of hotels and vacation rentals, you can also find some lesser-known lodging options sure to pique your interest. Whether you’re looking for a romantic love nest or a big house for the whole gang, you’ll find it among the vines in Paso Robles. Venteux Vineyards is home to a well-appointed guest house as well as a winemakers loft, each with its own individual charm (we’re talking amenities like a full kitchen, fire pit patio, barbecue and more). Of course, there’s also the Cellar Studio, which is perched above the winery’s tasting room. It’s a fabulous choice for those who never want to be without their favorite Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines!
Taste from your couch: Can’t make it all the way to Paso Robles Wine Country this summer? No worries. We still want you to savor what we’ve produced, no matter where in the world you might currently reside. Hoyt Family Vineyards’ Tasting in a Box is a great way to indulge in a bit of home-grown Paso pleasure without ever leaving your living room. You’ll receive a box of 50-ml bottles shipped straight to your door encompassing five different tasty varietals. From light, bright viognier to inky petite sirah, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury! P.S. This home tasting offering makes a fabulous gift for your favorite homebody. Trust us: they’ll love you forever.
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
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Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally-owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full-service restaurant.
Enjoy time with your loved ones with a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic views of ONX Wines Certified Sustainable Estate Vineyard. Clark House is a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home that is a perfect escape for up to ten people. All five bedrooms offer views of the vines and are impeccably furnished to help you unwind from an exciting day of exploring the Paso Robles area.
The GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
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Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 160 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. Ask us how you save 15% on booking service fees! Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.
The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!