Better bookmark this page immediately: these Paso Robles wine ideas are virtually delicious!
As the second wave of Covid-19 hits California, we’re all looking to stay inside as much as possible. Although plenty of Paso Robles tasting rooms and eateries offer safe outdoor, curbside and to-go food and wine experiences, we know many of our readers—especially the immune compromised—are sitting tight for the time being (we feel for you).
Let’s make one thing crystal clear: “Hunkering down” does not have to mean rummaging through whatever wine you’ve got lingering around from last holiday. Better to let those aging bottles rest and set your sights on fresh, exciting summer flavors. Now is the best time to really live it up and enjoy the incredible varietals this dynamic wine region has to offer. Simply point, click and clink!
1. Crack into a good one
Meet your new backyard BBQ BFF. That’s right: kick back on the front porch with an outstanding can of wine and a pair of tongs. Yes we said can! Wines of the West, home to several stellar Paso Robles wine labels, is your go-to for grab-and-go goodness. Whether you crack into Alloy’s rich sangiovese or go for a light and bright gruner veltliner, you’ll be ready for an afternoon of unfussy fun in the sun. Oh and yes, if you’re wondering: they do carry 12-packs!
How good it is: Get 1¢ shipping when you purchase either 3+ 12 packs of wine or 12 bottles or more from Wines of the West. Learn more here. Deals like this make even the grumpiest among us feel good-natured. Why not drop a surprise delivery on your neighbor’s porch? Hey, you can still hang through the backyard fence!
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2. Get into a little trouble
Unleash your rebellious side and see where it takes you. You may not be ready to venture into Paso Robles’ way cool Tin City at the moment, but you can totally stock up on unique finds from the comfort of your own living room. With an array of defiant wines to entice even those most jaded wine drinker, Anarchy Wine Co. is all about delivering a truly wicked experience. The winery’s 2017 Auspicious Omen is a seductive syrah packed with spice and black pepper personality. Think you can handle it?
Rock out: Seeking some stimulating wine education to go with that zesty red? Check out Anarchy Wine Company’s new virtual tasting packages. The winery is taking both groups and individuals—just give ’em a holler.
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3. Self care and repeat
What tastes good, feels good. You’ve slathered on your DIY honey face mask and you’ve just put on a record from your favorite local band. Now, reach for a equally crafty bottle of wine (to sip on while you cook those local CSA box veggies). If you want to submerge your senses in a wine that’s handpicked, hand-sorted and—literally—handmade, look no further than Hayseed and Housdon, a favorite among cowboys and travelers alike. Each bottle is a singular representation of the terroir and vintage, so you can sink into an alternate reality for a little while. For a truly soothing, refreshing experience, go for the winery’s bright, bone dry rose, cleverly named “The 4:19 to Paso.” Seriously. You’ll want to hop on this train and take ride it all the way to bath time.
Spread the love: Check out the winery’s online shop and feel good knowing that 50% of all rose sales go to Paso Cares, a nonprofit that gives back to homeless individuals in need.
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4. Luxury on a weeknight?
Why the heck not? Time has lost a bit of its meaning as of late, so why not treat your Tuesday like Saturday and your Saturday like Valentine’s Day? Give yourself—and your lover—a morale boost with a candle-lit dinner for two right here in your humble kitchen. Nothing will impress them more than your exquisite taste in wine: Pour Chateau Margene’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, a wealth of blackberry, caramel and vanilla sophistication. No one will be fighting over who’s doing the dishes tonight.
Virtual hug: Dating a special someone over Zoom or the dating apps? We get it—sparking a new romance can be difficult right now, to say the least. Share your feelings with fabulous and a gift card courtesy of Chateau Margene. One day, you’ll be sipping that bottle together!
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5. Take a trip (kinda)
Snap out of it! We’re all pretty sick of seeing our own homes every day, all day. Tonight, take a trip off the beaten path, so to speak. A taste of something totally new and unexpected is sure to shake off those end-of-summer blues. A brilliant blend heavy in the cabernet franc department is sure to kick your tastebuds into high gear. Crafted to be “the heaviest, boldest and richest blend imaginable” (their words, not ours), Sculpterra Winery’s 2018 Winemaker Signature beckons only the most adventurous among us. Aged in Hungarian oak and New American Oak, this smoky, peppery and fruity fix is altogether “extra.” These are so special that they are pickup only, no shipping.They still have to wax, sign, and number them, but they will be going on sale soon. Hurry and get on their waitlist! Only 200 bottles produced!
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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, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
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®
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
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.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.