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5 Reasons to Honeymoon in Paso Robles

The wedding is over, the guests have all gone home and you can finally relax into your newfound life with the best human being on the planet. Now, it’s time for the two of you to do what you do best—get lost in each others eyes! Naturally, you’re in a state of bliss, and you’re looking for a honeymoon location that’s equally goo-goo-ga-ga romantic. Good thing Paso Robles Wine Country has plenty of reasons to swoon (the beautiful setting, the amazing wine, and the casual atmosphere chief among them). Experience the love story of a lifetime in Paso Robles and perhaps you’ll never come back (here’s to wishful thinking)! It’s time to squeeze every last drop of joy from the honeymoon before you go back to work, the bills, and real life. Cheers to you, lovebirds!

1. Romantic Tasting Rooms

Fall in love all over again. Tasting rooms don’t have to feel stuffy or antiquated. In Paso Robles, you’ll find lots of small-to-medium sized tasting rooms designed for sipping, lounging, and savoring each moment as it slowly unfolds. There’s no need to rush when you’re at LXV, where you can allow each wine (and its accompanying sensual spice pairing) to dance on your tongue. Talk about heating up the romance! Pelletiere Estate offers up a well-appointed hideaway among the vines perfect for an afternoon away, and the Écluse tasting room offers up a super intimate behind-the-scenes experience (often led by the onsite husband and wife team. Ah, how cute).

 

 

2. Cozy Stays

Jump on board the cuddle bus! OK, we know you might be doing a little more than cuddling, although there’s nothing quite like waking up next to your boyfriend/girlfriend, now that you’re husband/wife! Revel in this newfound realization at a cozy Paso Robles stay surrounded by vines, blue skies, and the occasional deer. The Inn at Opolo offers more than your average bed and breakfast, with soaking tubs and made to order breakfast that will inspire you to lounge in bed till noon. Peachy Canyon’s guest cottage features a full kitchen, barbecue, and outdoor patio area so you can play house for a weekend or the week. Lekai Ranch is surrounded by vines with spectacular views that you’ll remember forever. Want to see even more romantic abodes? Click here and eat your heart out.

 

 

3. Memory-making adventures

Whether you take a hot air balloon ride over scenic vineyards, explore modern epicurean wonders at Paso’s hip Tin City, tour the olive trees at Pasolivo Ranch, or just stroll downtown’s boutique shopping offerings, there’s always more art, shopping, music, food, and outdoor adventure to discover. You chose this guy/gal to be your partner in life and love. It’s time to go adventuring together!

 

 

 

 

4. Coastal pleasures

A drive from Paso Robles to the Pacific might be the most romantic thing you do all honeymoon. The wind in your hair, the surf invigorating your senses—this is how you envisioned your new life together. Drive the Highway 46 West Wine Trail to Highway 1, stopping at Paso Robles tasting rooms along the way (KROBAR Distillery is a fun stop for newlyweds seeking to add a little burn to their romance). Four Lanterns is conveniently located along your route—and with a sprawling green lawn perfect for picnicking, you’ll be well on your way to happily ever after.

Tip: Let someone else do the driving! Pearl of Paso, UberWine, and The Wine Line can all get you where you need to go (so you never need to take our eyes off each other).

 

5. Dining for Two

Decadence is served. In Paso Robles Wine Country, the only thing more delicious than what’s on your plate is the lover sitting across from you. Dine to your heart’s content—and feed each other little bites of this or that (it’s your honeymoon after all) at one of Paso Robles’ many downtown restaurants. Looking for a culinary experience above and beyond the ordinary? JUSTIN Winery, home to a swanky inn and restaurant, is what honeymoon dreams are made of. Make a special reservation for two at this tucked away vineyard oasis and take your time nibbling fresh seasonal bites while sipping world class wine. Happy honeymoon, baby! Who knows, maybe you’ll make a plan to return in ten year’s time. Make that fifty.

 

 

 



 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 Reasons to Get Hitched in Paso Robles

She’s your everything. He makes your heart dance all a-flutter. You just know that this love was meant to be (forever and ever and ever, till death do you part, amen). The wedding planning, however, can be a lot less blissful. If you’re looking at nuptials slightly larger than a courthouse wed-and-dash, there’s a lot to stress over. Case in point: The invitations (personalized, but late from the printer), the flowers (imported) and—gasp—the bridesmaid dresses, which were supposed to be Robin’s Egg blue, but somehow arrived a neon electric teal. OK. Before you start turning into Bridezilla and quite possibly pissing off your mother in law for life, why not take a deep breath and consider Paso Robles for your big day? There is no place more charming, chill, or convenient to get hitched. You have enough to worry about, really!

1.  It’s convenient

Travel smarter. You have family in Los Angeles, Fresno, Monterey, and San Francisco. No problem! Paso Robles Wine Country is located conveniently between both San Francisco to the north and Los Angeles to the south (a 3.5-4 hour drive each, respectively). Have guests flying in from everywhere? We’re known for a “slower” pace of life here in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County), and the same goes for our charming SLO Regional Airport (SBP), located just south of Paso Robles. Really, your wedding party won’t believe just how relaxed and low stress this beautiful airport is. Big plus: SBP has announced new nonstop flights to and from Seattle/Tacoma and Denver.

Tip: Near the airport, find Edna Valley, home to Sextant Wines. Stop in for a glass of celebratory wine and a gourmet lunch of fine meats and cheeses before making your way to your lodging. You’ll be in “SLO” County, why rush?

For mapping and directions to Sextant click here

2. It’s scenic

There’s a reason the hot trend in weddings has been to find a wedding destination that looks like an enchanted fairytale scene: This kind of aesthetic literally can come with your Paso Robles Winery wedding destination.

Escape to a stunning Italian inspired resort replete with a stone abbey and a Tuscan Piazza. Allegretto Vineyard Resort offers up a magical Tuscan wedding venue. You’ll feel like you are in Italy (without spending a dime in airfare). “Ciao bella” will roll right off the groom’s tongue.

How about your very own Chateau at JUSTIN Winery? There’s no fussy decorations to fret over when you’ve already got a backdrop of gorgeous vines, and a pink sunset. Like a dreamy Monet painting, this wedding venue needs not one more accessory to provide a blissful and unforgettable ambiance.

Paso Robles is literally covered with such fantastical photo opps as this, meaning you can say, “I do” without giving much thought to whether the napkins should have been ivory lace or pale pink linen.

Tip: Kiss your beloved (and start a whole new future together) while strolling through the vines at Allegretto Vineyard Resort and JUSTIN Winery’s Chateau, both home to amazing world-class wine. We’ll toast to that!

For mapping and directions to Allegretto Vineyard Resort click here.

For mapping and directions to JUSTIN click here.

3. So many venues

Throw a wine cork, hit a wedding venue. Many Paso Robles wineries double as event spaces and killer wedding venues (which is understandable, when you consider the fact that we have generally sunny skies year round). Each location is a tad different, so every couple can do their thing. At Cass Winery, you can get hitched under an ancient oak tree surrounded by estate vineyards, then dance the night away under twinkle lights located just outside the tasting room. Whether you seek an intimate indoor setting—like an authentic barn or barrel room—or you want to stroll through the Zinfandel vines in your matching red gown, take our pick in Paso! You do you.

Photo credit: Peer Johnson Wedding Photographer

For mapping and directions to Cass Winery click here.

 

4. Lodging they’ll love

A modern hotel suite for the father of the bride and a multi-room vacation rental with a patio area for your bridesmaids? Done and done. You might even want a beachfront cottage for the groomsmen (who will no doubt try to catch a little surf before they need to wriggle into those starched matching suits). Whether you need to house your entire extended family (and his) or just a few friends, Paso Robles Wine Country is home to all kinds of unique stays that will ensure your guests are comfortable, happy and ready to throw rice all over you and your chosen mate.

Tip: Large groups will love the room and flexibility of staying at  a unique Paso Robles vacation rental. Looking for something elegant for the bridal party? Allegretto Vineyard Resort offers up luxurious amenities including estate wine, spa services, and a pool.

For mapping and directions to Allegretto Vineyard Resort click here.

 

5. The wine!

Yes, I am captain obvious. Weddings and fine wine go together like—well—the money dance and the electric slide. When you tie the knot in Paso Robles, you’ll have hundreds of award winning wines at your engaged fingertips. Robust, fruity, light, sparkling—whatever your heart (or mother in law) desires—we have it all. When you get married at a winery or tasting room, it just makes sense to sip the fruit of their labor! Of course, you could bring some beer too, just for Uncle Larry’s sake.

Tip: When you get married at gorgeous Rava Wines you can sip on amazing, small lot sparkling and still wines crafted to dazzle and delight on your most momentous of days. Throw in views of their pond and surrounding vineyards and you’ll think that you have died and gone to heaven.

For mapping and directions to Rava click here.



 This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, loMake Reservationscally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR

 

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

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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5 Paso Robles Wine Spring Flings You Won’t Want to Miss

Tear up the to do list and grab your favorite friends—it’s time for a sunny trip to Paso Robles Wine Country! You’ve all been talking about getting away. Now, put your money where your mouth is before the season is gone. Springtime is the right time for incredible culinary events, unique winemaker dinners and once-in-a-lifetime tasting experiences (with a live band, great barbecue, awesome ambiance, or all of the above). Whether you seek a swanky multi-course meal by the sea or just a night under the stars two-stepping to a great live band, Paso Robles Wine Country is here to put that spring back in your step. That garage needing reorganization can wait.

1.  Dance Like No One’s Watching at Tooth and Nail

Will you do us this honor? Sometimes a chill concert is just what the doctor ordered. De-stress and rejoice in that laid-back Paso Robles vibe at Tooth and Nail Winery, which hosts free concerts each Friday night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and each Sunday night from 1-4 p.m. Country artist Michael D. Keeney will take the stage on Friday, April 12, featuring a dance instructor to make sure you get your moves just right. After you take advantage of a free lesson, grab a glass of wine and an unconventional food pairing and hang out with your friends at “the castle.” As you move into the tasting room, you’ll find a seat for everyone in your gang (and you’ll soon meet your own personal tasting steward). Danced your cares away? Cozy up by the roaring fire or relax under an expansive pergola overlooking the vineyards. Ah, we could get used to this.

For mapping and directions to Tooth and Nail click here

2. Cheers to Wine, Tacos and Tequila with Bodega de Edgar

Calling all SoCal locals! Bodega de Edgar knows how to have a (very, very) good time. Why stop at wine when you can also have tequila and tacos too? Meet winemaker Edgar Torres this Friday, April 12 at Vino at Trios in Alhambra, California and celebrate on the patio from 5 to 7 p.m. By “celebrate,” we mean: eat, drink, and generally have yourself a flat-out ball. The tequila and taco bar will be overflowing with delicious fixings (mmm guac) and you’ll be privy to a complimentary appetizer, wine flight and margarita. Some say less is more. In this case, we say more is most certainly more! Pass the hot sauce. We’re looking to overdo it.

For mapping and directions to Bodega de Edgar click here

3. Traverse the Pacific Coast Wine Trail with Harmony Cellars

Salty sea air does a body good. Travel the Pacific Coast Wine Trail on Cinco de Mayo, Sunday, May 5 and discover more than just seashells by the sea shore. Highway 1 is home to some of the most enviable coastline in the world and—at least we think—some of the best wines just west of Paso Robles. From Coastal Burgundian varieties grown on the coast to robust Bordeaux and Rhone varieties grown in nearby Paso Robles, the wines of the Pacific Coast Wine Trail are perfect for your next spring adventure. At Harmony Cellars, surf meets wine (and one epic sunset). On Cinco de Mayo, enjoy a unique “fiesta bite” paired with a special wine at each of the six wineries on the trail. With grub prepared by Boni’s Tacos, you’ll want for nothing. Yes, the pairing is included with purchase of your tasting, and it goes without saying: no reservations required. Just come as you are, flip flops and all!

For mapping and directions to Harmony Cellars click here

4. Soak up the Sun with Villa San Juliette

Grab your good shades and head for the wide, open blue. This Cinco de Mayo, Sunday, May 5, join Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery for the kind of dining experience California dreams are made of. From 6-9 p.m., guests will nosh at the stunning Oceanpoint Ranch in Cambria, where special guest and winemaker Dan Smith will share a plethora of award winning wines paired with a unique Cinco de Mayo themed tasting menu. The four-course meal (prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Drahos of Tin Canteen) will be nothing short of thrilling, featuring fresh seafood and a hefty portion of zest. Yes, this is the perfect occasion to wear that fancy white linen suit! Just be careful.

5. Get in the Wine Fest Spirit

There’s no bigger Paso Robles Wine event than Paso Wine Fest (the name says it all). This year’s four day celebration of small town charm and world class wine promises to be larger than life! Will you be there to witness the spectacle? Held May 16-19, expect to sample hundreds of delicious, award winning offerings along with uniquely curated events. On Friday, May 17, select wineries will feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event. Start your morning on Saturday, May 18 with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar. Following the seminar, more than 70 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. This year, the fest kicks off the weekend with an all-inclusive family style bottle share dinner that will allow for lots of conversation and general goodwill among table mates. Join three of Paso’s best producers for The Hatch’s three-course meal and some killer Paso wine (advance purchase only. Seating extremely limited). Featured winemakers include Janis Pelletiere of Pelletiere Vineyard & Winery, known for showcasing elegant Italian varietals. Here, we’re all family, and you’re the guest of honor.



 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 Stunning Spring Picnic Spots in Paso Wine Country

Grab your picnic basket and unfurl that old blanket. It’s that magical time of year when being outside feels like a dream. Neon green hills and cloudless blue skies provide the backdrop for a modern picnicker’s fantasy (especially when there’s plenty of Paso wine in that basket). Go on. Frolic in the wildflowers. Dance to the live band. Buy the fancy double cream brie from that artisanal cheese shop or (as you can do these days) order food to be delivered directly to you, while exploring the vineyard! Yes, it’s picnic weather in Paso Robles Wine Country and the sky’s the limit.

1. Dover Canyon Winery

Bring your own basket
Don’t let the bees hog all the nectar. Wildflowers are known to bloom along the vineyard-covered hills at Dover Canyon Winery, located on Vineyard Drive in the Willow Creek appellation. This past wet winter has brought a rainbow of colors to Paso’s verdant hills—and now is the best time to explore these bodacious blooms. Dan Panico, owner and winemaker of Dover Canyon, has long believed that the West strip of calcareous soil is optimum for growing Zinfandel and Rhône varieties. We can’t argue! Stop in for tasting and stay for a picnic. Easy, breezy, beautiful.

For a 2 for 1 Wine Tasting Coupon Click Here
For Mapping and Directions to Dover Canyon Click Here

2. ONX

Nosh here
Allow the picnic pros to craft a delicious bite for you. ONX Winery, located in Paso Robles’ Tin City, has your munchies covered. Gourmet cheeses, olives, almonds, and fancy chocolate are all available during your tasting of these unique, rule-breaking blends, which range from light to bright to bold. Seeking the full vineyard experience? Book a vineyard tour and experience a breathtaking hike through the winery’s Templeton Gap vineyard, home to 18 varietals. Yes, you can order lunch among the vines (local fare is available, plus wine by the glass). This is picnicking in the modern world!

For Mapping and Directions to ONX Click Here
For a 2 for 1 Wine Tasting Coupon Click Here

3. Barr Estate Winery

Bring your own basket
Hang with the Barr Estate Wines family, who are often on-hand at this charming boutique winery and tasting room located on Union Road on the East side of Paso Robles in the Geneseo District. Here, warm spring days and cool nights are ideal for grape growing (and enjoying lunch under a stately oak tree). Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Tannat and Albarino are grown on the family’s 57 acre vineyard so that you can sip, bask, and savor. Keep an eye out for deer (and don’t let the birds grab your charcuterie).

For Mapping and Directions to Barr Estate Click Here
For a 2 for 1 Wine Tasting Coupon Click Here

4. Parrish Family Vineyard

Nosh here
Nosh on! Parrish Family Vineyard takes its pairings very seriously. In fact, a new food menu will be released at the scenic tasting room on April 5, including such mouthwatering morsels as herb goat cheese and red pepper pesto with house made sourdough crostini and wild mushroom and olive tapenade with house focaccia. Plus, there’s a new spring tasting flight to devour, too! Take a vineyard tour, sprawl out on the sun-dappled porch, or just kick back with your dog. Whether you choose the new spring 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc or a reserve bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, you can rest assured there’s a corresponding snack on its way. Yes, this is our idea of heaven, too.

For Mapping and Directions to Parrish Family Vineyard Click Here

For a 2 for 1 Wine Tasting Coupon Click Here
For a VIRTUAL TOUR of Parrish Click Here

5. Penman Springs Winery

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Taste the art at Penman Springs Winery, located on (you guessed it) Penman Springs Road in Paso Robles. This family owned artisan winery is nestled among rolling hills where Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Muscat Blanc, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot thrive. Stop by on April 6 and enjoy a picnic surrounded by scenic vines and wildflowers—plus, know that a portion of all wine sales will go toward helping out the local Woods Humane Society. You’ll feel just as warm and fuzzy as the Easter Bunny!

For Mapping and Directions to Penman Springs Click Here
For Complimentary Wine Tasting for 2 Coupon 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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6 Spring Break Getaways in Paso Wine Country

It’s a shame that once we graduate from school, the concept of “Spring Break” tends to fly out the window. Why should those darn kids have all the fun? I mean, when was the last time the Easter Bunny passed by your neighborhood and gave you a second glance? Adults need to let loose too. With romantic vineyard stays, unique vacation rentals, and sophisticated RV resorts galore, Paso Robles Wine Country should be your Spring Break 2019 destination, to be sure. Raise a glass to adventure (and that ankle tattoo you got in Cancun back in 1995). These are your vacation days we’re talking about here. Use them wisely!

1.  Book a Cozy Bed and Breakfast

Staycation with the best of them. Each room at Eden House at Carriage Vineyards is named after a well-known Paso Robles wine varietal, and each suite features its own unique flavor, too. The Grenache Suite includes two rooms and can sleep four, great for a family outing or fun wedding weekend with the girls. Looking for a romantic stay for you and your sweetie? The Viognier Suite is perfect for rekindling romance one sip at a time. Featuring a king sized bed, oversized shower (with deep soaking tub), and a pair of picture-perfect window seats overlooking a view of the orchard, vineyard, and garden, you’ll feel like you’re on a second honeymoon. Of course, all guests are privy to fabulous Paso Robles Wines at all times (the bed and breakfast is located on a working vineyard and ranch). With all these pluses, why would you ever need to step foot off the property? You don’t have to.

2. Park it for RV Pleasure

Rev up and roll out. You bought that RV years ago so you could go on exciting adventures, right? Well, Spring Break 2019 is your time to make a break for it and really make good on that promise. Fire up your home-away-from home and park at a truly luxurious destination in scenic Paso Robles Wine Country. Cava Robles RV Resort, Vines RV Resort, and Wine Country RV Resort are located conveniently near all the best wine tasting stops—plus, each stay has its own unique allure. Pet-friendly Cava Robles RV Resort features a swanky pool, fab bistro, and even a wellness center (you’ve got to see it to believe it).

3 . Find Calm at the Cottage

Set up that email vacation reply and make a beeline for the door. Unplug, unwind and unburden yourself from daily to-dos at Peachy Canyon Guest Inn. On the hill above Peachy Canyon Winery, nestled among nearly 50 acres of vines, you’ll find Canyon Inn at Mustang Springs. The house features two bedrooms, two and a half baths, living room, family room and insane panoramic views you’d be tempted to post on social media (if you hadn’t so completely and thoroughly unplugged). A full kitchen and dining area makes for a relaxing and rejuvenating visit, whether you’re looking to reconnect with family or inspire your business team to reach for the stars. This place sleeps six and features a barbecue patio area, so be sure to bring your favorite bottle of barbecue sauce!

4. Get Back to Old World Luxury

Who says old school can’t keep up with the modern world? The Inn at Opolo, located just a stone’s throw from the popular winery and tasting room, straddles both modern convenience and Old World charm with ease. Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience—and get your nosh on—at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards, where made-to-order breakfasts are the norm. Guests enjoy luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles all in one destination. These rooms are far from basic, boasting crackling  fireplaces, soaking tubs, showers and  complimentary wine and appetizers each afternoon. That’s enough to get even the most stressed out among us to hit “book.”

5. Book a Stay as Unique as You Are

Because you’re not like anyone else. We’ve done away with the concept of one-size-fits-all vacations, so why should your Paso Robles Wine Country stay be any different? Wield full control (and maximum flexibility) when you book this spring at PasoRoblesVacationRentals.com. Browse dozens of privately owned vacation rental listings based on your specific preferences. Whether you seek a chill one bedroom abode with a pool, or a five-bedroom castle complete with Tuscan architecture, you choose what works for your stay. With intimate bungalows teetering atop majestic hillsides to wrap-around-porches where you can sit and take in a 360-degree vineyard view, we promise you’ll feel right at home wherever you roam.

6. Dream Big at Lekai Ranch

Wake up to your own storybook dream at Lekai Ranch. Luxuriate in a tranquil, quiet and very private suite, where you can sip coffee on the porch and soak in the vineyard view. What view, you ask? We’re talking about an expansive vista encompassing Big Sur, the back of historic Hearst castle and endless oak studded hills. At night, the sky twinkles with millions of stars. Relax into a comfortable Cal-King Tempurpedic bed (there’s three twin beds, too, if you feel like bringing the kids), or travel just 15 minutes to downtown Paso Robles dining. Consider this your own enchanted cottage, where deer can be seen grazing on the hillsides, and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a wild turkey or even a feral pig, no doubt an escapee from Hearst’s living menagerie. Yes, your happily ever after starts 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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Super Bloom in a glass: 5 Fresh Paso Robles Wine Releases


A rainy winter season doesn’t just mean healthy, happy vines come spring. If you’ve spent any time on the Central Coast in the past few weeks, you know that the poppies and mustard are (very) happy too. California’s 2019 Super Bloom is a sight to behold—some fields of wildflowers are so vibrant and vast that they are even visible from space. Thousands of brightly colored blooms have exploded into full splendor, turning green hillsides into a technicolor dream. While you can see this rainbow with your own eyes by visiting popular Super Bloom sightseeing stops like the nearby Carrizo Plain National Monument, we encourage you to also open up your senses to these bright, floral delights bursting from local barrels, too. Think of the following fresh spring Paso Robles Wine recommendations as a Super Bloom for your glass!

1. Écluse Wines 2015 Prelude White Rhone Blend

This complex Rhone style blend is truly a natural wonder. The beautiful golden straw color and aromas of stone fruit and orange blossom are sure to lure you in (not unlike a field of poppies) and continue on the palate along with notes of zesty citrus. Enjoy it perfectly chilled on a warm spring day or pair with a goat cheese and pear salad. Note: Check out Écluse Winery’s new tasting room hours, Thursday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2. Dubost Vineyard and Winery’s 2017 Rosé

Dubost’s 100% Grenache is as eye-catching as it is sumptuous. With a striking salmon color, raspberry and strawberry on the nose, and a crisp refreshing acidity going down, this chilled blush is ready for picnics laden with jam, nuts, and prosciutto. Flower crown not included.

3. Eberle Winery 2018 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé

Eberle’s 2018 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé is enticing, yet shows restraint. A blend of 52% Grenache, 44% Syrah, and 4% Viognier, the vibrant pink color leads your nose and mouth to the glass where aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, strawberries and a hint of pink grapefruit leap out of the glass. Watch out. You may need to wear shades for this one.

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To VIRTUALLY TOUR Eberle Click Here or Text Eberle to 24587
Mapping and Directions to Eberle

4. Hoyt Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé

“Sophisticated and elegant” best describes Hoyt’s estate Grown Pinot Noir Rose, a plush ruby color reminiscent of Valentine’s Day bouquets. This flirtatious wine is indeed turning heads and making a splash, claiming 99 points, double gold and best of class from the California State Fair! Notes of strawberry and citrus lend an crowd-pleasing allure. Spring fling, anyone?

5. Hearst Ranch Winery 2017 White Wine “Three Sisters Cuvee”

Could there be a Paso Robles white wine with a fresher feeling? A stunning composition of sunny aromas and flavors suggest not. Aromatics of fresh-cut grass and clean minerality come together with fantastic acidity in this fab Hearst Ranch Cuvee. Hints of medium toasted oak and flavors of lychee, gooseberry and apricot are a delight on the palate. Better than dancing through the sprinklers on your front lawn? Almost!



 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 Reasons You Should Check out Zin Fest

What’s Paso’s most popular grape? Well, that is a trick question. Plenty of wine varietals have stolen the spotlight over the past hundred years. In fact, lighter, fresher reds and bright whites have only recently gained popularity in Paso Robles Wine Country, known for its rich Cabernet Sauvignon and unique red blends. However, before these tasty trends rose to prominence, there was one varietal to rule them all. Yes, it was granddaddy Zinfandel, Paso Robles’ first official heritage grape. Here’s 5 reasons to check out Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend, kicking off this March 15-17 across Paso Robles Wine Country. Hint: Sometimes, old school is totally cool.

1. Zins Have More Fun

It’s hard to put your finger on what makes Zin so…exciting! Zinfandel grown in Paso Robles ranges from rich and jammy to bright and fruit-forward. You may also get nice hints of pepper and zest—which keep things spicy yet approachable, even if you’re a total wine beginner. Zinfandel is lighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but it still packs a punch. Although light-bodied (not unlike Pinot Noir), Zin’s moderate tannin and high acidity give it a bold kick. Generally speaking, most Zinfandel wines have higher alcohol levels ranging from about 14 – 17% ABV. Not saying that’s always more “fun,” but hey! Good to know, right?

Event: On Friday, Park Street Grill presents a Vintage Paso Weekend winemaker dinner with Vines on the Marycrest at 6:30 p.m. ($100 per person; inclusive passed appetizers paired with a three course meal and wine pairings).

Event: On Saturday, Bodega de Edgar, winemaker extraordinaire, Edgar, is pulling 5 special library wines from his personal cellar to pair with select artisan cheeses at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($35 for wine club members and $45 for non-wine club members.)  Edgar will also be offering additional discounts to his guests on these once in a lifetime wine purchases. Call 805.423.3545 or click here for tickets 2323 Tuley Ct, Ste 120 Paso Robles (5 minutes from downtown Paso).
Mapping and Directions to Vines on the Marycrest
Mapping and Directions to Bodega de Edgar

2. It’s Paso’s Heritage Grape

The Paso Robles AVA is still acknowledged today for its heritage grape, Zinfandel. Grapes were first introduced into the Paso Robles area in 1797 by missionaries at Mission San Miguel Arcangel, where more than one thousand vines were planted. Commercial wine growing, however, wasn’t started until the 1880s with the establishment of Ascension Winery, later known as York Mountain Winery, and today known as Epoch Estate Wines. Among the winery’s early producers following prohibition was Polish pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski. What did he plant way back when? Why, Zinfandel, of course! Now there are hundreds of wineries in Paso and thousands of Zinfandel bottles to explore.

Event: On Saturday, enjoy a dessert bar at Brecon Estate, provided by Heirloom Catering and paired with new releases (including a decadent new 2016 Brecon Estate Zinfandel). On Saturday evening, enjoy a wine and cheese reception overlooking Brecon’s Old Vine Estate Vineyards. Continue your evening in the dining room, where an elegantly styled, farm-style table awaits. Savor a wine paired prix fixe menu for the ultimate wine dining experience with Chef Alex of Crush Catering.
Mapping and Directions to Brecon Estate

3. It Gives Food a ‘Zing’

There may not be a more food friendly red wine than Zin. Zinfandel can pair with your neighbor’s pulled pork cooked over smokey coals and it can heighten a fancy meal served at one of Paso’s fine dining establishments. If you’re into food prepared with spices (and a mix of savory and sweet notes), reach for a bottle of Zin. Pizza, quail, bacon, turkey, pork, and lamb are all friendly to this fun-loving ruby red wine (and it plays well with ginger, garlic, rosemary, curry, and cayenne)!

Event: On Friday, unwind with a sunset social at Cass Winery. Stop by to enjoy music and plenty to dine on. Your ticket allows you after-hours access to the winery and Cass will stay open for extended café hours. Food and wine will also be available for purchase. 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $10 per person/free for wine club. On Saturday, take part in an olive oil and wine pairing seminar. Discover how pairing olive oils with wine elevate the food to new heights. 1-3 p.m.; $45 per person /$36 wine club. On Sunday, celebrate the first signs of spring with a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosa bar. Additional wine available for purchase. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $45 per person /$36 wine club. Tasting room and café open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mapping and Directions to Cass Winery

4. It’s Got Street Cred

Not only is Zinfandel Paso’s oldest planted grape—some of the oldest vines around Paso Robles Wine Country today are (you guessed it) Zinfandel! These ancient, gnarled vines (which can range upwards of 80 years old) are still producing insanely delicious wines, vintage after vintage. Dry-farmed Zinfandel has a reputation all its own, offering up a more condensed, full-flavored glass of wine. Youth is not always better, to be sure.

Event: On Friday, join Sextant Wines as the winery dusts off the bottles and pour some of their favorite past vintages. These library wines will be available for an amazing wine tasting experience this weekend only. Wine Club members will receive a “Key to the Cellar,” which gives access to even more library favorites in the club VIP lounge. Not a club member? Join in the tasting room to receive your key. $20 per person | Wine Club Members complimentary up to four guests.
Mapping and Directions to Sextant

5. It’s Worth Celebrating

Every year, droves of people flock to Paso Robles Wine Country to taste the remarkable local Zin. This March 15-17, it’s your turn to experience just what makes this varietal so dang appealing. There’s literally hundreds of Zin-related events unfolding all across the region. Book your stay at a local vacation rental, stay at winery (JUSTIN’s Just Inn is a great option), or book a hotel like Adelaide Inn, Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites, or La Bellasera Hotel & Suites. Click here to see all the unique lodging options available for Zin Fest.

Mapping and Directions to JUSTIN Just Inn



 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 Insider Must-Dos in Paso Wine Country

Expensive guide books and half-hearted listicles are no match for our totally local-approved must-dos! From fab EVOO and down home barbecues and behind-the-scenes peeks behind the winemaking curtain, there are a few things you simply cannot miss on your next trip to Paso Robles. No, you don’t need to pay a tour-guide (or bribe a local) to experience authentic Paso Robles Wine Country. It’s really quite simple, in fact. We believe that the best information in life is shared freely. Consider this advice open source.

1. Dine Downtown and at the Tasting Room

No, you don’t have to choose, and anyone who tells you otherwise is just plain wrong (we feel sorry for them). From steaks and seafood to farm-fresh meals plucked from local fields, downtown Paso Robles offers all the tasting trappings of any hip foodie hangout, without the long waits. Check out Pappy McGregor’s for elevated pub grub; Thomas Hill Organics for farm-to-table fare; and Fish Gaucho for a fresh and fiery twist on Mexican seafood. Unlike other wine regions, you can also enjoy top notch food while you hit the wine trail (making Paso Robles Wine County a great stop for dinner as well as lunch). Plan to swing by Cass Winery for wine flights and delicious burgers delivered straight to your table, or make a reservation at JUSTIN Restaurant, where each gourmet nibble is perfectly picked to heighten your wine tasting experience. Looking for even more tasting rooms with great sit-down restaurant experiences? See our post: 6 Wineries With Sit Down Restaurants in Paso Robles Wine Country,  here.

2. Meet the Winemakers

Yes, it’s easy to meet the folks behind the wine in Paso Robles Wine Country (and the vineyard managers, and the assistant winemaker, and the winery dogs, and the owners—you get the idea). Before you leave the tasting room, take a good long look around the bar. You might just be rubbing elbows with the winemaker in no time (the winemaking couple behind Ecluse Winery can be often be found hanging around their own tasting room). One of the best parts of visiting this friendly and scenic wine region is the fact that the barrier between bottle and buyer is pretty much nonexistent. Take advantage of this charming and chill vibe while you still can! Looking for a festive event worth writing home about? Stop by Villa San Juliette for Casino Night this March 9, where you can wine prizes and try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps. Seeking a more casual, family-friendly day of fun? Hang at low key Chronic Cellars, where you can play lawn games while meeting the who’s who of Paso.

3. Don’t skip the EVOO!

With all the wine flowing from every direction, it’s easy to miss all of Paso Robles Wine Country’s great agricultural offerings. We recommend that all wine tasting visitors take a moment to  (momentarily) put down the wine glass and instead sample some of the region’s famous extra virgin olive oil. Pasolivo is home to an expansive ranch and tasting room off Vineyard drive and a second tasting room in downtown Paso Robles. Fresh and citrusy, herbaceous and savory—there’s an EVOO for every taste. P.S.: plenty of wineries, including Hearst Ranch Winery (located in Paso Robles and San Simeon) offer estate grown olive oil, too! Keep your eyes peeled and your appetite handy. These chef essentials also make great souvenirs to bring home and enjoy all year long.

4. Embrace the cowboy culture

Paso Robles is all about vines, yes. But don’t let the world class distinction fool you: this is still cowboy country! Nowhere is this rustic charm more on display than at wineries like Oso Libre, and Rangeland Wines, where you can taste fine wine and pick up a few pounds of estate raised beef. Tasting Rooms like Lone Madrone are less interested in fancy finger sandwiches and more about meaty barbecues where everyone can kick up their heels (head to their the tasting room’s first Sunday Burger Event of the year, kicking off March 17 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.).

5. Stay for one more round!

Home to world famous Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles is a surprisingly beer-loving town. In fact, local winemakers are often known to say: “It takes a lot of beer to make good wine.” That goes for spirits, too. Don’t leave Paso Robles Wine Country without enjoying creative craft spirits handmade by KROBAR and Willow Creek Distillery. Whether you grab a cold one, a goblet of grappa or whiskey on ice, we promise that you’ll experience that “Paso Robles” magic on your lips. Even your new winemaker friends won’t mind. It’s all part of the true Paso Robles Wine Country experience. Cheers!



 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 and Girl Scout Pairings

It’s that time of year again. The fridge is full of Thin Mints and the pantry is crammed with boxes of Tagalongs (heck, let’s not lie, our freezer is also full of extra boxes of thin mints, just to be safe). In Paso Robles, we eat our treats a little differently. When Girl Scout Cookie season rolls around, we snub the two percent milk and break out the bottles. Can Girl Scout Cookies be successfully paired with Paso Robles Wine? Oh, yes, they certainly can! Scout’s honor.

1.  Malbec and Thin Mints

First, the all-time favorite. Take a whiff of Rotta’s 2016 Malbec, and you’ll get a nice bouquet of dried herb and crème brulée. Take a sip, and you’ll enjoy bright red fruit rolling into lush black fruit with hints of mint and dense forest floor. That whisper of mint calls out for our beloved Thin Mint cookies, delightfully dipped in dark chocolate bliss.

 

 

Mapping and Directions to Rotta Winery

2. Sparkling Wine with Savannah Smiles

Celebrate good times. Specializing in sparkling wines méthode champenoise, Rava Wines boasts all the vital equipment needed to control the entire sparkling wine process in house from vine to bottle. We’ll cheers our flute glasses to that! These zesty, lemon-flavored cookies are dusted with powdered sugar and pair perfectly with Rava’s delightfully dry bubbly.

 

 

Mapping and Directions to Rava Wines

3. Chardonnay and Trefoils (Shortbread)

Trefoils may be traditional, but they’re far from boring when paired with the right wine. Parrish Family Vineyard’s 2016 Chardonnay is a lovely balance of oak and stainless steel styles with a nose of honeysuckle, rhubarb blossoms and light melon. The palate is highlighted with rich citrus, buttered popcorn and butterscotch with a clean finish of crisp apple that melts into caramel. Try them with simple shortbread and be blown away.

 

Mapping and Directions to Parrish Family Vineyards

4. Cranberry Crisps and Rose

This limited production 2017 Seven Oxen rosé is made pressée style, produced from estate grapes harvested just for this wine. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, currant and rose petals are dominant in this fruit-forward Grenache/Mourvèdre blend. A crave-worthy cranberry cookie jazzes up this already beautiful blush. Taste for yourself.

 

 

Mapping and Directions to Seven Oxen

5. Sauvignon Blanc and Lemonades

That tangy lemon icing and buttery shortbread crumb go down almost too easy with a glass of Sculpterra Winery 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. With citrus, honeydew, and lemony flavor in the glass, this refreshing wine opens lush and ends tart. Terrific!

Mapping and Directions to Scultperra

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Other great Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairings to try:

  • Sauternes + Samosa
  • Zinfandel + Do-Si-Dos
  • Cabernet Sauvignon + Tagalongs


 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for PasoRoblesWineries.net and former food and wine writer for SLO New Times. Follow her on Instagram @flavorslo.



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 Country Cocktail Tips

So, you don’t have a cocktail garden of fresh, organic muddled herbs, a waxed mustache or a $50 vintage cocktail shaker. No worries. You can still shake, stir and pour like a pro. Follow these 5 Paso Robles Wine Country cocktail shortcuts, guaranteed to get your mixology cred moving in the right direction (that direction would be—of course—straight up).

1. Keep it Simple

You don’t need a ton of mixers or accoutrements to make a killer cocktail that crackles over ice. Pick up a bottle of KROBAR Rye Whiskey, which has taken on the delicious, smokey flavor of charred American Oak Barrels (it also won Best of Class at the Distilled Spirits Competition and a Silver Medal at the California Craft Spirits Competition). Yes. It’s that easy. Just open the bottle, add ice and pour. No, we aren’t kidding!

 

Mapping and Directions to Krobar Distillery

2. Have a Wine Cocktail

When I say “white wine spritzer” you may think grandma by the pool. We dare you to look outside the box (boxed wine, that is), and toward a truly refreshing and elegant cocktail. A dash of herb-infused vermouth mixed with a bright, Paso Robles white and a dash of seltzer will make you feel like summer is right around the corner. Try Pelletiere Estate’s 2017 Viognier, bursting with blossoms, beach, and mango. Where’s my shades?

 

Mapping and Directions to Pelletiere Estate

3. Just Say “Punch”

Yes, “punch” can be a tad of a bad word in fancy wine drinking circles, but who are we, if not fearless pioneers in the field of enjoying Paso Robles’ amazing offerings? Embark on an adventure fit to please your whole (grown up) party. A fantastically fruity blush, like Lusso Della Terra’s 2017 Rose of Merlot, would be perfect for this sophisticated party drink. Don’t believe punch can be an “adult” refreshment? Combine 1 bottle of red wine, 6 ounces of brandy, 6 ounces of raspberry or orange liqueur, and the juice of 2 lemons in a large pitcher and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve over ice and garnish with raspberries and orange slices. Call me in the morning!

Mapping and Directions to Lusso Della Terra

4. Go with Grappa

Looking for a festive, unique drink that will wow your dinner party guests? Go for grappa, a brandy distilled from the fermented residue of grapes after they have been pressed in winemaking. Formerly known as “The Distillery at Opolo”, Willow Creek Distillery carries a range of fantastic spirits, each as sumptuous as the last. We like their take on a classic margarita. Take three ounces of Willow Creek grappa, two ounces of mango nectar, sparkling water, lime, and add jalapeño (for a kick). We like a little fire with our ice.

 

 

Mapping and Directions to The Inn at Opolo

5. Go Where Everyone Knows your Name

Speaking of margaritas, sometimes the best advice is to put down your DIY flag. Spend less time fussing over limes and salted rims (meanwhile, your friends are having all the fun without you). Head to Fish Gaucho in downtown Paso Robles for a no-fuss tequila flight (choose from more than 140 tequilas and mezcals) or order up something truly luxurious, like a Tangerine-Thyme marg, featuring fresh-pressed tangerine juice, thyme, lime, agave, sotol, and volcanic lava salt. Sometimes easy is the best answer.

 

 

Mapping and Directions to Fish Gaucho



 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for PasoRoblesWineries.net and former food and wine writer for SLO New Times. Follow her on Instagram @flavorslo.



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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