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5 Paso Wine Palate Pleasers for Your Next Pool Party

Blow up that pink flamingo pool float and slice up that seedless watermelon. It’s pool party time in Paso Robles Wine Country! Whether you rock an itsy-bitsy bikini, board shorts or your  sun-tanned birthday suit, there’s nothing like chilling out with some chill wine. When temperatures heat up and you’re dying to cool down, reach for crisp Paso Robles wine and head for the nearest diving board. Just like your trusty “80s summer hits” playlist, these refreshing wines are always a crowd pleaser. Splash on in. The wine’s fine!

1. Sculpterra Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc


It’s lime-o-clock somewhere. With a garden-fresh quality that dazzles from start to finish, this cool summer wine is vibrant and fun—perfect for a carefree day at the pool. Overall, it’s light-bodied and well balanced with classic aromas of key lime, tart apple and honeydew. The mouthfeel guarantees green apples and fresh chopped herbs, while citrus flavors move into juicy tangy pear and grapefruit on the palate. Cannon ball!

Pair with: Lime-marinated fish tacos
Float: Cast off your to-dos and recline into this fabulous slice of lime.

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2. Robert Hall 2018 Rosé de Robles


Pop open a berry good summer sipper. This pink delight is bursting with aromas of fresh stone fruit and hints of raspberry and tangerine. Bright red berry fruit and citrus zest flavors echo the aromas (oh-so-tangy and tantalizing). Refreshing and dry, the Rosé de Robles is medium-bodied with a balanced acidity that lingers on the tongue. Buy a few extra bottles—this one will be gone way before it’s time to reapply that SPF.

Pair with:Berry and goat cheese salad drizzled with honey.
Float: This raspberry colored mermaid pool float will transform any old pool into an otherworldly domain.

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3. Seven Oxen 2017 Rosé


Dive off the deep end. Like a luxurious solo swim in a fancy pool, Seven Oxen’s 2017 Rosé feels exclusive. Made in a pressée style, it was produced from estate grapes harvested just for this wine (that means it’s very special indeed). Composed of 67% Grenache and 33% Mourvèdre, you’ll savor notes of strawberry, raspberry, currant, and rose petals. Fermented in stainless steel then aged for five months in neutral oak barrels, only 120 cases of this fruit forward wine were produced. Chill for at least an hour before drinking and celebrate all summer long knowing you enjoyed a truly stellar selection! VIPs only.
Pair with: Prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil crostini.
Float: This life-size glitter rose pool float is a bottle of fun. Don’t forget to share with your friends.

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4. JUSTIN Winery 2017 Viognier


The tropics await. Viognier’s rich texture, aromas of ripe stone fruit, citrus, tropical fruit, and floral perfume have been updated for refined, modern tastebuds. JUSTIN Viognier is an appealing expression of this variety’s potential with a New World Paso Robles twist. It’s a full bodied, drier style, with mouth-filling texture and a long finish. Of course, you’ll still get that yummy tropical flavor—it wouldn’t be summer without it.

Pair with: Blue corn chips with peach, red onion, and pineapple salsa
Float: A pineapple under the sea? Poolside is even better. Hop on and float away to your own tropical oasis.

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5. Hoyt Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Rose


Fresh picked pleasure meets poolside fun. Sophisticated and elegant, this California grown pinot noir rose knows how to live the cabana lifestyle. Already turning heads and making a splash, the wine has claimed 99 points, double gold, and was featured as best of class at the California State Fair. Notes of strawberry and citrus offer up classic California summer appeal. Juicy, right?
Pair with: Fruit salad with wilted spinach, strawberries, and poppyseed dressing.
Float: Hop on this ripe strawberry float and you’ll feel like the shiniest specimen in the basket.

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Looking for a Paso Wine Country Pool?
Try these lodging options in Paso Robles, where glittering blue waters beckon and lounge chairs await.

Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Hampton Inn & Suites

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites

Wine Country RV Resort

 



 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 Essentials to Pack for Your Summer Paso Wine Trip

There are plenty of fun things you’ll want to pack for your summer vacation in Paso Robles (a selfie stick, a flamingo pool floaty, and that killer new pair of merlot colored heels, to name a few). However, you won’t want to forget the essentials. We hate to sound like your mom here, but don’t forget a sweater! With hundreds of varietals to choose from, Paso Robles Wine Country is far from a minimalist wine tasting destination. Still, when heading out the door, we like to “KISS:” keep it simple, stupid. Whether you choose white, red, or blush, don’t leave home without these five non-negotiable must-haves.

1. A Water Bottle

Happier with H20: On a good day, alcohol is dehydrating. In Paso Robles, where temperatures are known to sizzle into the triple digits each summer, dehydration can creep up even more quickly. As the day wears on and the sun shines brighter, make sure you’re consuming enough water to avoid headaches and dizziness (a good rule of thumb: one glass of water per glass of wine). Although you can always grab free water at any Paso Robles Wine Country tasting room, be sure to come prepared with your own bottle for vineyard and winery tours (not to mention the drive between tasting room stops). Keep a refillable gallon jug in your car or bag. We promise—your head will thank us tomorrow!

Tip: Spend the day out and about in Paso Robles Wine Country, but make sure to pace yourself and drink lots of water so you can have the gusto to attend Penman Springs’ Second Friday Barbecue! Slated for Friday, June 14 from 5:30-8 p.m., enjoy barbecue, live music, and wine. Stay hydrated and be bright eyed and bushy tailed.

For mapping and directions to Penman Springs, click here

2. Protective Clothing and SPF

Cover up: We love our sun here in Paso Robles (as do the grapes), but we also know how to protect our skin from those damaging rays. Most wine tasting excursions take place between 11 and 3p.m., when the sun’s UV rays are strongest. Don’t get burned!  Pack a loose outer layer—like a long-sleeve cotton shirt, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and a wide brimmed hat. Go for a broad spectrum SPF slathered over your face and body in the morning (a shot glass-sized amount will do), then reapply every two hours while in direct sun. All that said, don’t be fooled into thinking these hot afternoons will roll on forever. Evening lows can fluctuate by more than 50 degrees. Your mom was right: Do bring a sweater.

At Robert Hall Winery, you can bring your glass outside and play a little bocce ball or take on a lawn game like Giant Chess or Connect Four. When you’re dressed properly with protective clothing and shades, fun in the sun is a total breeze.

For mapping and directions to Robert Hall Winery, click here

3. A Map

Proceed to the route: It’s no secret that some regions of Paso Robles Wine Country will be spotty zones for your cell. Depending on your cellular provider, you may have trouble accessing service in one area, but not in another. When heading for the hills—and particularly through San Miguel’s Pleasant Valley Wine Trail, you’ll want to have a map in hand (or at least downloaded). We highly suggest you come prepared with a backup navigation plan so you can let the good times roll. Google Maps is great when it works, but it’s best to have a GPS backup if possible, or download our free Paso Robles Wine Country map here. You can always stop at a tasting room to ask for directions or access the internet when in a pinch. Folks in Paso Robles are some of the friendliest around and the WiFi is truly free.

Tip: With world class Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, Villa San-Juliette Vineyard and Winery is worth the drive into scenic-yet-rugged San Miguel. Plan to attend an event, like a sushi-making class (coming up June 13). You won’t want to get lost for this one, so download your map before heading out.

For mapping and directions to Villa San Juliette, click here

4. A Snack

Keep your hunger in check, or you may need to check out early. Many Paso Robles wineries boast sit down restaurants that rival some of the best eateries around. That said, many wineries serve only smaller bites, like cheese plates. Many do not serve food at all. Yes, those oyster crackers are great for preparing your mouth to go from the grenache to the syrah, but they do not a meal make! It’s always a good idea to eat a hearty breakfast and make lunch plans before you embark on your tasting experience (and make a reservation if needed). However, you’ll also want to bring an easy, filling snack to hold you over, too. Wine is acidic and can upset your stomach, especially if you haven’t had enough food to start the day. A bag of nuts, a prepared sandwich from a local deli, a banana, or a blueberry muffin procured from your morning coffee stop are all no-frills, easy grab-and-go items that will take you from hangry to happy.

Tip: Plan to have lunch at a local winery and be sure you know the current hours of operation. Opolo is known for its flavorful zinfandel and wood-fired pizzas, which you can enjoy on a beautiful sun dappled patio. Is there any better way to curb those hunger pangs than a shared ‘za?

For mapping and directions to Opolo, click here

5. A designated driver and a full tank of gas

Don’t get caught on empty. Paso Robles Wine Country is an expansive swath of terrain and its beauty lies in the fact that you won’t find gas stations (or fast food drive-thus) on every corner. While driving through verdant vineyards and majestic oaks, it’s easy to get sidetracked (the view is dreamy, isn’t it?). When that gas light turns on, be sure to perk up and heed the call. Make sure your DD fills up on gas in downtown Paso Robles or on Highway 46 West/East before traversing too far into the hills. Not only would running out of gas ruin all the fun for the day, but it could be quite difficult to contact AAA when you’re twenty miles from the nearest main road with limited cell service.

Tip: Better yet, hire a driving service—especially if you’re hitting some great wineries as well as a distillery, like KROBĀR Craft Distillery, located on Paso Robles’ Highway 46 wine trail. Wine tours are a great responsible way to experience the region without all the planning (just be sure to bring essentials #1, #2 and #4, listed above).

For mapping and directions to KROBĀR, 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 Reasons Great Wine Really Does Start in the Vineyard

You’ve probably heard the term “great wine starts in the vineyard.” It seems every winemaker around Paso Robles Wine Country humbly points to his or her vines as the real reason behind those high point scores. Well, there’s a reason why. There’s truth to this oft heard mantra. It is no well kept secret, friends. Good vines equal good wines—and, as we all know—good wine is hard to fake. Either a bottle boasts that je ne sais quoi or it doesn’t! As it turns out, that appealing “something special” can be pinned down to one overarching factor. You guessed it. It’s all about the vineyard.

1. Terroir

What the heck is this “terroir” everyone’s talking about? You can call it the “sense of place” or “essence” specific to a particular vineyard or plot of land. All you have to do is try pinot noir from the same vintage yet sourced from two different Paso Robles vineyards to understand. Combined factors like microclimate, soil, proximity to the coast, water levels—even the way the breeze might waft in at a certain hour—are known to significantly add or detract from the finished wine

Brecon Estate is home to nineteen acres of some of the original, Adelaida district, Bordeaux-varietal plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. When you taste these bold reds, you know exactly where they came from.

For mapping and directions to Brecon click here

2. Farming

The farming of the vineyard truly matters. There are big, commercial farms that produce big, commercial wines (these tend to come in jugs or boxes at a very low price at your local supermarket) and then there are boutique farming operations that produce less volume yet higher quality. It’s not unlike the organic heirloom tomato grown by a small producer versus a hot house tomato grown from a GMO seed. Both are tomatoes, but which would you rather slather with olive oil and eat straight from the vine?

Lusso Della Terra, Italian for “Luxury of the Land,” was created to express a true love and passion for the complexity of the grape and the vineyard from where it was grown. The winery specializes in high quality, handcrafted, ultra premium wines that are released in limited quantities. Quality over quantity, to be sure.

For mapping and directions to Lusso Della Terra click here

3. Purity of Varietal

When a particular wine grape is allowed to ripen with optimal weather conditions, it is bestowed a harmonizing balance of sugar and acid. Let the fruit linger longer and the sugars may develop further; pull them sooner, and preserve the fresh acid. It is always up to the winemaker to perform this dance—and to know just when to pull that fruit from the vine. Subtle yet crucial elements like minerality begin right there in the fruit (without  human intervention), and cannot be faked later down the line. A varietal that is allowed to ripen to a balanced and natural state is what many call “varietally pure” or “expressive” of its nature. When your fruit is this balanced, this true to itself, there is no need to throw flavorings into the wine (oak chips, for instance, are often used to mask a sub-par fruit). This is simply not done in Paso Robles Wine Country!

At ONX, the goal is to raise concentrated and highly expressive fruit. The winemaker balances each crop to allow the vines to focus their energy on a limited number of clusters. The vine canopy is manicured to allow dappled sunlight penetration and air movement within the vine canopy.  ONX also employs a variety of trellis approaches that match the rootstock, scion, and soil combinations. This all adds up to varietally joyful wines.

For mapping and directions to ONX click here

4. Sustainability


When we say “great wine” we aren’t just talking about flavor. After all, what is a “great” bottle of wine worth if its very existence is damaging and degrading to the Earth? When wines are farmed in a biodynamic manner—honoring the unique web of life—it tastes all the better. Look for certifications like “natural,” “sustainably farmed” and “biodynamic.” These wines are made without pesticides and are farmed in such a way that farm workers, surrounding ecosystems, and the land itself is protected.

Vines on the Marycrest is located on 26 acres of steep hills in the Adelaida district of westside Paso Robles, a warm climate. Wanting to farm sustainably and retain as much of the unique character of the land, the winemaker dry farms the vineyard, which causes the vines to plant deep roots in search of water. The vines are also head-trained (no supporting trellises), allowing the plants to grow naturally.

For mapping and directions to Vines on the Marycrest click here

5. Depth of Connection


Drinking a bottle of wine is a full body experience: The tannin prickling on your tongue; the round fruitiness filling your mouth; the floral bouquet encompassing your nose. When you actually walk through the vineyard where that bottle was made, a 3D picture of that wine’s lifecycle springs into action. To stroll the wine’s birthplace and feel the ground under your feet, to smell the soil and experience the subtle microclimate, is an incredibly beautiful experience. This added layer of education can transform a day of wine tasting into a truly immersive realm.

Dover Canyon Winery is located on Vineyard Drive in the Willow Creek appellation and the grapes are grown on a west-facing petite strip of calcareous soil along Vineyard Drive (optimum for growing Zinfandel and Rhône varieties). In Paso Robles, there are no “average vineyards.” This one, to be sure, is pretty close to heaven on earth

For mapping and directions to Dover Canyon Winery click here

 



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



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

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

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

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

 

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

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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5 Reasons to Love the Harmony Wine and Beer Festival

Clear your schedule and mark this event down with a big fat Sharpie. The Second Annual Harmony Wine and Beer Festival is back (Saturday, August 3 from 1-4:30 p.m.), it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The tiny town of Harmony, California has been lovingly restored in recent years, and the only thing it’s missing this summer is YOU. With so many events kicking off in and around Paso Robles Wine Country this time of year, it can be difficult to keep them all straight.

You’d be crazy to miss this one, though. Here’s five reasons to high-tail it to SLO County’s quirkiest town. Don’t let its famously small population (18, maybe 26 if you count the cows) fool you. You’re in store for a massively good time. P.S. you’ll want to get your tickets before June 16 to snag early bird pricing. This one’s sure to sell out in a big way!

1. Harmony’s Historic Past

What’s up with Harmony anyway? You may have heard whispers about this quaint road stop located north of Cayucos and south of Cambria off Highway 1. Perhaps you’ve seen photos of the hilarious Harmony sign, proudly emblazoned: Population 18.” The town of Harmony is known for its picturesque storybook feel, impossibly tiny post office, and—of course—Harmony Cellars, perched atop a nearby hilltop. Settled by Swiss farmers in the 1800’s, Harmony boasts a rich dairy heritage (it was home to Harmony Valley Creamery, a cooperative, which ran from 1901 to 1955). In the 1960’s, the town became known as an artist’s hub, and you can still find glass blowers creating their wares to this day. The creamery building also still stands, as does the cozy Harmony Chapel, where you can get hitched, if you’re feeling the urge. Strolling the grounds, you’ll soon find that every bit of sea glass tells a story. It’s a story you’ll want to explore—and revisit—for years to come.

 

2. Celebrate 30 Years with Harmony Cellars

Roll out the red wine carpet: 2019 marks Harmony Cellars’ 30th Anniversary! Join the Mulligan Family in celebrating this milestone occasion in style. Harmony Cellars offers award-winning wines and picturesque views of the surrounding coastal countryside (you’ve just got these views see it to believe). Established in 1989, owners Chuck and Kim Mulligan built their boutique winery to reflect the serene and unpretentious beauty of Harmony. Winemaking in the tiny town of Harmony is not new, and the tradition harks back to the late 1800s. Kim Mulligan’s great-grandfather, Giacomo Barlogio, was a founder of the old creamery cooperative and was famous for his homemade wine. Today the winery sits on a part of Giacomo’s original land holdings; land that’s been in Kim’s family for four generations. As a tribute to Kim’s heritage, Harmony Cellars produces a special reserve wine labeled “Grandpa Barlogio Zinfandel” that is available only in the Harmony tasting room. Be part of the history and be there when this historic winery turns 30.

For mapping and directions to Harmony Cellars Click Here

3. Diverse Tastings

More is more even in a one-cow town. Paso Robles Wine Country is a universe of flavor surrounded by a galaxy of epicurean stars. Indeed, SLO County as a whole is home to an impressive array of illustrious libations, including craft beer, wine and cider. At the Harmony Wine and Beer Festival, you need not choose just one region or microclimate. Enjoy them all (OK—not all, but you do get unlimited pours from a large breadth of local purveyors). Savor Harmony Cellars robust offerings—from buttery Chardonnay to crisp Riesling, spicy Zinfandel to a voluptuous Cabernet—as well as18 of SLO County’s finest wineries and breweries all in one enchanting locale. It’s not a storybook ending. This is real life!

 

 

4. Eats, Art, Music, and More

It’s not just about tasting (although it is totally about tasting). The Harmony Wine and Beer Festival will be ground zero for laid back summer fun, too. Groove to live roots music by The Chad Land Band, grab a snack or sweet treat from a local gourmet food truck (including ice cream from Harmony Creamery Scoop Truck), or pop into Harmony Glassworks and watch a gaggle of glassblowers create glittering wonders. Have you seen the red hot glass molded and shaped before your very eyes? If not, you’ll be entranced by this unique process, to be sure. Harmony Pottery offers up the perfect place to snag a souvenir: Take home lovely glass tableware of your own or swoop up some one-of-a-kind pottery. Yes—they’ve got decanters a plenty!

 

 

5. Give Back to the Community

It feels good to do good. This festival is a charitable event for Infant Essentials, a nonprofit organization created to provide the homeless, low-income, and under-served infants in San Luis Obispo County with diapers, baby wipes, formula, and other essential comforts that no infants should be without. In fact, the first ever Harmony Wine & Beer Festival was held in August 2018. Just shy of 600 festival goers attended and nearly $22,000 was raised for Infant Essentials. This cause is close to organizers’ hearts and you’ll leave knowing that you did more than sip and swirl.

 

 

 

 



 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 Family Friendly Paso Wine Adventures to Explore

Who’s to say that wine tasting is a purely grown up activity? Sure, your sixteen-year-old probably shouldn’t be consuming old vine zinfandel by the carafe, or any wine for that matter (although the French mighty actually argue this point). However, your kid can still tag along and enjoy the ride, savoring all the food, vineyards, and general wonderment that Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. With these family friendly wineries offering beautiful outdoor environs to play lawn games or catch some live music, “family fun” has never been more fun … for everyone!

1. Chronic Cellars Lawn Games

Game on. Chronic Cellars is all about serving up serious sophisticated wines that still know how to have a whole lot of fun. Chill out with a glass of the humorously named “Sofa King Bueno,” a popular red blend around these parts, while the kids pick up a rousing game of corn hole, pool, or horseshoes. Kick back and stay a while. No one is worried about how long you’ve “camped out” here. Quench your need to stretch out and unplug (and their burning need to get out of the car and let off a little steam). Sure, you might get asked to referee a few games, but who knows; perhaps you’ll turn into the one arguing passionately over half-points!

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2. Lone Madrone Burger Sundays

Lunch is served (and everyone will eat it). Lone Madrone is known for elegant terroir driven wines, but that doesn’t make this tasting room stuffy. In fact, the folks at Lone Madrone believe that killer wine is best paired with killer barbecue! Gather under the oaks with your clan for a longtime tradition: Burger Sundays at Lone Madrone, which kick off every Sunday through Oct. 17 from 11:30-2:30 p.m. Choose from lamb, beef, or vegetarian mushroom burgers (for your environmentally conscious pre-teen). The only rule is to have fun, eat, drink, and be merry (play corn hole for extra points)! Well, that and put the phone down while eating.

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3. Sextant Wines Self-Guided Old Edna Tour

Pinot noir for the grown ups and play time for the kiddos? Check and check! Grab a stellar wine tasting at Sextant Winery in Edna Valley (which also boasts a tasting room in Paso Robles on Hwy 46 West). Nosh on some gourmet deli items then head next door, where you’ll find the Old Edna Townsite. Home to historic structures and even an old gypsy wagon, it’s truly is a sight to behold—like something torn from a history book! A self-guided tour is perfect for the kids, who will have a blast imagining just what life was like in Edna more than a hundred years ago. Perhaps they’ll even start to appreciate just how easy their weekly chores really are.

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4. Rio Seco Winery Fifth Friday Music and Merriment

Party on, family! End the summer with a bang at Rio Seco Winery’s famously popular Fifth Fridays Music & Merriment party slated for this August 31! Kids and their parental units will love grooving to the sounds of Back Bay Betty, a local band known for its fusion of rhythm and blues, rock n roll and soul sounds. I mean, every generation can agree on that, right? The little ones will be overjoyed to hear that wood-fired pizza is on the menu courtesy of Gypsy Flame Food Truck, and, thanks to a plethora of gourmet toppings that transcend basic “pepperoni,” so will you.

Learn More OR Call (805) 237-8884
Photo Credit IG @keepyourdaydream

 

 

5. Oso Libre Memorial Angus BBQ

Make memories together. Memorial Day is a classic holiday for families of all walks of life to gather, thank our service men and women—and, well, at least in Paso Robles—raise a glass of award winning estate grown Cab. Head to Oso Libre on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 3 p.m. and know that tasting fees from the day will be donated to the Vino for Vets, a local non-profit organization that helps local veterans. Bask in the sunny spring weather at an Estate Angus BBQ featuring wine by the glass, estate Angus burgers, and plenty of cute photo opportunities with the whole fam to post on social media with sheep, alpaca and cattle in the background. Expand your kids’ flavor profiles with a child-friendly food upgraded for sophisticated pleasure: cave aged gruyere, caramelized onion, whole grain mustard aioli, fresh baked brioche bun, and organic field greens all adorn your juicy, oak grilled patty. Looks like you’re raising a little foodie!

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



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

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

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

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

 

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

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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How do you do Paso? Show us on Instagram!

Welcome to Paso Robles Wine Country, where every backdrop is diverse, super selfie worthy and every meal is worth sharing with your online friends. Whether you explore the green vineyards, stroll quaint downtown, or embark on an agricultural adventure amid olive or walnut trees, snap your best pic and tag us for a chance to be featured on our social media and blog. With dreamy sunsets, clear blue skies and close proximity to the coast, you’ll find that no filter is ever required. Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @pasorobleswineries with hashtag #HowWeDoPaso.

How we do #BeachDay in Paso

Feel the breeze in your hair and forget your daily worries. Located not far from the picturesque Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles is the perfect place to wine taste as well as beach comb. Locals are known to head for the waves as the temperatures rise (stopping at wine tasting room along the way, of course). Hearst Ranch Winery in San Simeon offers up a cool seaside escape brimming with top tier wines and reserve bottles to explore. Take the opportunity to taste a few fresh finds, then cruise Highway 1, home to Hearst Castle, elephant seals, and beautiful Big Sur.

 

 

 

How we do #RoseAllDay in Paso

Did you know that pink is now the new red? If you had told us ten years ago that European style, dry rosé would become the next hot trend, we would have giggled! Well, this beautiful, salmon-hued wine is certainly having its day in the sun, and we’re all for it. In Paso Robles, you’ll find elegant rosé offerings everywhere. This is not your grandma’s blush, to be sure. Take, for instance, Hoyt Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé, a sumptuous, sophisticated award-winning wine with notes of strawberry and citrus. It’s sure to make a splash with your followers!

 

 

 

How we do #CheeseandWine in Paso

A perfect pairing awaits you in Paso Robles. Wine and cheese pairings aren’t just for the fancy foodies. Rejoice in an expertly selected snack served in that casual, carefree Paso style! Jada Vineyard is known for its small production boutique wines, made even more marvelous with the addition of fine cheeses. No reservation required to try a wine and cheese pairing; however, if you’d like to ensure space on the winery’s spectacular deck area—with views of lush vineyards as far as the eye can see—you might want to book now. Your InstaStories will be awash with heart emojis!

 

 

 

How we do #NomNom in Paso

With plenty of tasting rooms that offer sit down dining, you’ll never need to leave wine country for a bite, big or small. That means less driving, less parking and less fuss for you. Pull up a chair at Cass Winery, where you can nosh on burgers, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie—even dessert from Leo Leo Gelato. It’s all served with a table side wine flight, so you never need to get up to refill your glass! Yep, this is Paso Robles dining at its most downright delicious (and indulgent). Want to see even more wineries with sit down dining and killer menus? See our blog post all about it here.

 

 

 

How we do #Staycation in Paso

Cozy vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts are beloved by locals in Paso Robles (why would they ever leave this heavenly place?). Area hotels, too, feature that totally Paso personal touch. La Bellasera Hotel and Suites isn’t just any old resort—it’s a true Paso Robles Wine Country experience. Choose from several packages—“Wine Country,” “Bike Tour and Tasing,”  “Dine in Style,” “Wine Tours,” or “Soothing Spa” and make a weekend (or week) of it. Just keep your location setting switched to “off.” Otherwise, your friends maya attempt to crash your solo room service party.

 

 

 

 



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



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

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

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

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

 

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

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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5 Wine Pairings that’ll make Mom proud

Plans with Mother Dearest? Don’t leave it all up to chance. When it comes to showing the top lady in your life just how much you appreciate her advice, her smile, and her sense of humor, you can never go to big or too overboard. We say, delight her senses with these fun wine pairings (she’ll be so impressed). When’s the last time you and your mother had an afternoon all to yourselves? Time to fix that. This one’s for the matriarch—viva mama! Extra points for making this meal yourself with a homemade card. Is there anything better?

1. 2017 Seven Oxen Rose with Strawberry Shortcake


This limited production 2017 Rosé is a pressée style wine, produced from estate grapes harvested just for this unique offering (because she’s worth it). Notes of strawberry, raspberry, currant, and rose petals are dominant in this fruit-forward Grenache/Mourvèdre blend. Better than fancy perfume, to be sure.

Recipe: Bring on the berries. This iconic strawberry shortcake is heightened by the wine’s lush, ripe fruit flavors. Talk about a perky combo.

 

 

 

2. Opolo Sparkling Wine with Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich


A giggle in a glass, this Opolo Sparkling Wine is sure to spark joy. The wine features a lovely bouquet of peach, and apple. The soil composition in the vineyards consists of rich loam with alluvial deposits from granite sources with aide in drainage. Composed entirely of French Colombard, an off spring of Chenin Blanc, their sparkling is produced in the Méthod Charmat technique. The sparkling is perfect for the enjoyment of your finest celebrations. Only the best for Ma!

Recipe: The peaches in this gooey grilled sandwich mimic notes of stone fruit in the sparkling wine—plus, the brie provides a classy, European touch.

 

3. Robert Hall Winery 2017 Chardonnay with Rustic Pear Tart

There’s nothing stuffy about this creamy Chardonnay. Featuring apple and peach aromas with a suggestion of vanilla spice, this wine is a bright straw-gold color that beams in the glass. Rich from barrel fermentation and aging, it shows poached pear and butterscotch flavors that will truly warm her heart. Round and medium-bodied with balanced acidity and toasty oak, expect a finish that lingers long after brunch is gone.

Recipe: Flaky, buttery crust and juicy pear make this Rustic Pear Tart absolutely irresistible—especially when paired with a well balanced Chardonnay tinged with spice.

 

 

4. Pear Valley 2016 Frizzante with Creme Brûlée

How sweet it is! Rejoice in the perfect dessert wine and share a moment of tenderness with Mom. Beautifully aromatic with orange blossom, lilac, mandarin syrup, and jasmine notes, this very pretty slender bottle is truly a spectacular gift for Mother’s Day (and unlike a bouquet of flowers, it tastes just as good as it smells). Sweet but not cloying, the effervescence dances on the tongue. Flavors of white peach, honey, candied lemon peel, and tangerine round out the cheerful profile.

Recipe: If you’ve both got a sweet tooth (hey, it’s genetic), just go ahead and take things into decadent territory. This Creme Brûlée isn’t the easiest dish to make, but we promise it will be the star of the meal, leaving Mom glowing with pride.

 

5. Rotta 2017 Sauvignon Blanc with Key Lime Pie

Like a clear spring day, Rotta’s Sauvignon Blanc wine was made for dancing through the sprinklers (which will no doubt get you two reminiscing over old times). On the nose, she’ll delight in citrus, lime and star fruit laced with hints of the tropics. The flavor of mango, melon, key lime and fresh grass may even inspire plans for a breezy carefree family vacation. Well, here’s to hoping!

Recipe: Tangy Key Lime Pie is just the treat to brighten Mom’s afternoon. Who says she can’t have dessert for brunch? Or any day of the week? Today, (and always) her rules are law.

 

 



 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 Must-Dos in Paso Robles Wine Country this May

Summer might have all the fun, but May has its perks in Paso Robles Wine Country. From welcoming barbecues and to bustling tasting events to savory appetizers and sunset soirees under the oaks, the events just keep on rolling in as the days get longer. The wildflowers are popping, the baby sheep are grazing, and the wine scene is in full bloom, to be sure. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the idyllic weather and general excitement of this breezy beautiful time in Paso Robles (and keep an eye out for the new buds, the grapes have begun their magical journey for the next vintage). Better grab that calendar and maybe even a few colored highlighters. There’s just too many good things going down! Don’t miss a moment.

1. Vitner and Vines Tour at Pelletiere

Date: Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m.
Location: Pelletiere Winery
Tickets: No tickets needed; normal tasting fees apply; RSVP appreciated
Why: You’ll get the hands-on Paso wine experience (and get a little dirt on those new cowboy boots).
What: Deep in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate by walking (and talking) with winemaker Amy Butler and Vintner Janis Denner. You’ll learn just what it takes to make these limited production Italian style wines and compare Old World and modern approaches to winemaking. Then, experience these exceptional wines first-hand with a guided tasting! You may just be ready to make your own wine afterward (or at least feel semi-qualified to dream out-loud about it).
Bring: Sunblock, walking shoes, your best questions and your curiosity.

For mapping and directions to Pelletiere click here

2. Rava Concert Series

Date: Starting Saturday, May 4; running select weekends through spring;  noon-4 p.m.
Location: Rava Winery
Tickets: No tickets needed; regular tasting fees apply
Why: Life is short, enjoy the moment and bask in the joy of an outdoor concert complete with food trucks and seasonal wine offerings.
What: Dance and dip your partner outside Rava’s elegant tasting room or sit and sip on the lawn (either choice sounds good to us). Gourmet food trucks will be onsite for nearly every show and all ages are welcome. The concert lineup: Saturday, May 4 Kentucky Derby Party with Sonic Boom (In honor of the Kentucky Derby, try the Rava style mint julep, made with sparkling wine); Sunday, May 5, Cinco De Mayo with Sonic Boom (Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by pairing your favorite wines with legitimate street tacos by Tacos La Potranca De Jalisco); and Sunday, May 12 Celebrate Mother’s Day with musician Jack Cimo (sip sparkling wine flights; The Pairing Knife food truck will also be serving fresh Spanish-style tapas). With so many concerts and pairings to choose from, you have no excuse not to pick one.
Bring: A comfy low-back lawn chair, blanket, friends, family, and your appetite.

For mapping and directions to Rava click here

3. Mother’s Day at Eberle Winery

Date: Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Eberle Winery
Tickets: Email Events@eberlewinery.com for more info.
Why: Mom deserves to be pampered in Paso Robles, too! Show your ma how much you care by giving her what she really wants (Paso Robles wine and your undivided company).
What: The annual tradition continues as Eberle celebrates Mom the very best way possible! Eat, drink and laugh the afternoon away. Join the winery on the vineyard deck for brunch by Paso Terrra, wine by Eberle and live music from Jan & Ted. Catch up with the most important lady in your life while enjoying the views from the deck (and sampling the amazing cuisine of Andre and Cristina Aversang).
Bring: Your mom (and a bouquet of  fresh flowers, because your mom loves fresh flowers and it’s been a while since she’s smelled fresh lillies).

For mapping and directions to Eberle click here

4. Templeton Wine Fest

Date: Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Templeton Community Park
Tickets: Click here or call 805-434-1789.
Why: This casual community event feels like something from the Main Streets of yore. You’ll discover incredible small production boutique wines that we love (like Rails Nap, Clavo, and Dubost Winery), and perhaps even meet a few new friends around the neighborhood.
What: Swing by Templeton’s welcoming downtown for fine wine, craft beer, good food, and boutique vendors plus live music. Enjoy that authentic small town feel, so rare nowadays. It’s all happening at the charming Templeton Community Park, a sight to behold during this green time of year. Your ticket includes unlimited wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and unique specialty food samples. Spend the afternoon under the shady oaks and don’t forget to say, “howdy neighbor.”
Bring:  Low back chairs, kids, and community pride.

5. Paso Wine Fest Grand Tasting

Date: Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. (early bird tickets available)
Location: Paso Robles Downtown City Park
Tickets: Click here for more info.
Why: Taste literally hundreds of Paso Robles wines from every varietal and AVA all in one place at the 37th Annual Paso Wine Fest Grand Tasting. Seriously—you won’t find bigger, more exciting wine event all year in Paso Robles.
What: Held in charming downtown Paso Robles, you’ll explore offerings from more than 70 wineries. Each area is cleverly arranged by “region” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure. Yes, all that wine in a single day! With restaurants surrounding the park, you’re never far from a delicious bite, either. Try Pappy McGregor’s for pub grub with an elevated twist, Fish Gaucho for fresh seafood, or Thomas Hill Organics for the finest locally grown goodness.
Bring: A hat, sunblock, tasting notebook, refillable water bottle, sunglasses.
Photo Credit: SLO Safe Ride

 



 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 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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