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5 Summer Paso Wine Party Hacks


Everyone’s gathered in your backyard and ready to enjoy the epic flavors of summer. The sun is shining and the grass is green and your nosy neighbor is on vacation (thank goodness). You’ve cued up the playlist with rocking jams, defrosted the meat for grilling, and slathered on the SPF. Still, something’s not right. You forgot to—oh darn it! Whatever that “oops” moment is during your summer soiree, it can be sorted out. Just use this handy guide (and don’t forget to buy extra ice and TP)!

1. Chill a bottle, stat

So you forgot to place the white wine in the fridge before guests arrived? Rookie mistake! Sure, it could take at least an hour to get that bottle down to refreshing temps, but you don’t have time to waste. Instead, grab a paper towel or two and soak it in tap water. Now, wrap the towel around the bottle and fling it into the freezer ASAP. In 20 minutes, you’ll be golden.

Tip: Chill out with complex and unique whites from Chronic Cellars, like their popular 2016 Stone Fox Grenache Blanc/Viognier/Picpoul blend.

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2. Tastier meats in a pinch

A pinch of salt really can make your steaks or burgers that much more flavorful. Set your meat out at least 45 minutes ahead of time, allowing the inside to come to room temperature. Now, here’s the real trick. Season your meat with salt and pepper, per usual—but then, return after about ten minutes to see the moisture that has been drawn out to the surface. Now, take a paper towel or clean dish rag and press the meat. Season a second time (you can repeat this a few times; each time you press, you remove some of the seasoning, so don’t worry about overdoing it). This creates a nice dry surface for grilling, which will inspire a browner, crispier crust on those medium rare burgers! Yum.

Tip: Looking for fabulous red wines and premium, grass-fed meats you can take home with you? Stop by Rangeland Winery or Oso Libre.

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3. Pick a glass, any glass

Stemware is easily knocked over during a party (it just takes one person with really animated hand gestures to topple it all). Plan ahead and serve stemless glassware, and be sure to offer a distinguishing bauble that will remind your sister not to smear red lipstick all over your boss’s glass.

Tip: DIY your own name tags here.

 
 
 
 

4. Take the party outside

Sure, holding your own summer party is fun, but wouldn’t it be even easier to allow someone else to take care of the prep and cleanup? Invite your friends to a “summer outing” at a Paso Robles winery, and gather your favorite people in one place (but avoid all the dishes).

Tip: For summer events filled with food, live music, and wine, head to Tooth and Nail Winery and Clavo Cellars.

 
 

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Tip: For gourmet burger summer Sundays, meet up at Lone Madrone and enjoy the panoramic countryside views with friends, along with a glass of Neil’s stellar wine or cider. (Neil won winemaker of the year 2015 – honored by his peers for his amazing winemaking.)

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5. Sharing is caring

So often, we attend parties and enjoy sampling a host of wines (OK, maybe too many wines, to be honest). The next day who remembers what exactly they drank? There’s always such a dizzying array, as guests tend to bring their own bottles, too. This summer, make a point of collecting winery business cards when you’re out and about at different tasting rooms. Bring back the bottles you love best and rest assured knowing your friends will be able to find that perfect viogner when they plan their own get together. It’s just the right thing to do!

Tip: With plenty of crowd-pleasing red blends perfect for barbecue paring, head to Vines on the Marycrest for wine that’s well worth sharing.

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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5 Ways to Say Rosé All Day!


Break out that teeny bikini or bold pair of board shorts: summer has arrived in Paso Robles Wine Country! Yes, temps tend to soar into the 80s, 90s, and even triple digits throughout Northern SLO County this time of year (how do you think our Cabernet Sauvignon achieves such desired sugar levels?). That said, there’s plenty of ways to cool off and refresh your senses in this world class wine region that don’t involve finding the nearest air conditioned store. One locally beloved way? Why, with rosé, of course! Think pink, my friends: It’s fresh, it’s crisp, and—when chilled—makes for the perfect palate pick-me-up. Haven’t yet gotten on the “drink pink” bandwagon? Oh, you will. Paso Robles shares the same sensibilities as the Europeans when it comes to crafting blush colored wines. Expect sophisticated and complex rosés that are never sweet, but always juicy. Whether you crave layers of watermelon rind, strawberry earthiness, or fresh minerality in your glass, you’ll find the perfect shade of pink to compliment summer 2018.

1. Four Lanterns 2016 Sunset Syrah Rosé

A light, crisp, provencal style rosé with strawberry aromas and hints of dried fruit on the finish, this pleasurable pink drink pairs well with salads, light cheeses, and seafood dishes galore. Head to Four Lanterns Winery, where the grass is green and ready for your next picnic (or book the on-site vacation rental and never be more than a few steps from a great glass of something).
 
 
 

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2. Opolo 2017 Rosé

This French inspired blend of grenache and syrah exemplify the beauty of easy, breezy summer living. Watermelon, strawberry, and pomegranate juiciness find balance alongside lemon zest and red raspberry acidity. Fleshy and well rounded, this irresistible rosé gives off a lively and lengthy finish (just like the best summer moments). With a wood fired pizza oven and hilltop gathering space, Opolo is a great stop for summer gatherings—so invite one and all. Hey, everyone loves rosé.
 
 
 

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3. Rōtta 2016 Rosé

With a nose of bright berry and stone fruit plus hints of plush peach and dusty rose petals, this sensual rosé is as alluring as a summer breeze on bare shoulders. Savor bright acidity, lush stone fruit, and a rich, mouthfeel of nectarine and berry on the palate (you might also catch a whiff of orange blossom on the finish, to complete the dreamy experience). Sip alongside lunch or a backyard cocktail party: This enchanting wine is as comfortable around fancy charcuterie as it is sipped alongside down-home family barbecue.
 
 

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4. Seven Oxen 2017 Rosé

This limited production grenache-mourvedre rosé is made from estate grapes harvested specifically for this wine. Intentional and elegant, this salmon colored rosé offers up notes of strawberry, raspberry, and currant plus romantic rose petal (yes, it sounds like the perfect spa day, doesn’t it?). Fermented in stainless steel and aged for five months in neutral oak barrels, you’ll savor all the fresh, fruit flavor minus any old fashioned oakiness. Tip: Chill at least an hour before drinking. You can thank us later.
 
 

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5. Sculpterra 2017 Paso Pink Rosé

The deep, hot pink color of this standout rosé reflects its richness on the palette (yes, you can keep this one a while before drinking, although you may not want to wait). Packed with red currant and berry flavors, you’ll also get a tinge of orange, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberry. Subtle notes of rose and wild berry supply a softer side to this altogether unabashed offering. With live music on the lawn each Sunday and a sculpture garden to explore, Sculpterra Winery makes for a fabulous start to a day of non-stop rosé.
 
 

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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 and Foodie Approved Paso Dining Destinations


In Paso, we just love to dine with our wine! We figured you enjoyed last week’s post so much (how to wine and dine in Paso Robles without a reservation – click here to read full post), that we’d serve up an encore (seconds, if you will). This time we’re focusing on the higher end of the foodie spectrum, and Paso sure has quite a few to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a swanky birthday dinner locale sure to impress, or a romantic table to cozy up to your date, these 5 Paso Robles wine country dining destinations are not just adored by the press. They’re always an excellent choice. Just don’t forget to reserve your seat while you still can.

1. Vine to Glass

In Paso Robles, all you have to say is three little letters to name the freshest farm-to-table flavors around. THO (or, in full, Thomas Hill Organics) serves up vibrant organic cuisine highlighting the unique wineries of the Central Coast and beyond. From foodie magazines to travel guides, the reviews are consistently stellar at Thomas Hill Organics, which changes its menu along with the seasons. Dine inside or soak up the sun on the pretty patio. Expect grass fed beef, lamb and chicken, free range poultry, and fish fresh from local fisheries (plus a wine list that bounces from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara to Tuscany).
 
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Mapping and Directions to THO

2. A Vineyard View

Nosh among the vines at The Restaurant at JUSTIN, a decades-old iconic Paso Robles stop known for its scenic views and elegant vibe. Drop by for wine tasting or stay the night at the inn, but be sure to sip the winery’s world famous Isosceles red before digging into a show-stopping brunch, lunch, or dinner. Expect seasonal produce (much of it procured form an onsite chef’s garden), top notch entrees, and expertly paired flavors that reflect the region’s unique terroir. Food critics agree: you’ll want to pair whatever you nibble with a flight of award winning JUSTIN wines.

 
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3. A European Feel

Bella! With local wines from fabulous Paso Robles wineries like Oso Libre and Cass Winery—plus international wines from around the globe, Il Cortile is a local favorite and darling of the national wine press. A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner four years in a row, you can be sure to find sophisticated and pleasurable pairings at this breezy, Italian-inspired bistro.
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Mapping and Directions to Cass Winery

4. Well Crafted

Acclaimed Southern-inspired restaurant Hatch in Paso Robles is always packed, and so is its enviable bar. It could be the rotisserie chicken, but then again, it could be the drinks! Order a glass of local wine (try award winning Écluse Winery’s “Ensemble” Bordeaux blend straight from a state-of-the-art wine tap), or shake things up with a cocktail imbued with local herbs, tonics, and bitters. Note plenty of fabulous drinks featuring KROBAR Craft Distillery, owned by a pair of prominent local winemakers-turned-distillers. Sample these local libations then plan your own trip on the Paso Robles Distillery Trail (we promise; the wine isn’t going anywhere).
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Mapping and Directions to KROBAR

5. Wine and Cheese, Please

Totally cheese obsessed? Us too. You’ll want to stop by Jada this summer, while special wine-and-cheese pairing events will take place for a limited time. Taste through Jada’s anticipated 2016 releases while sampling a range of cheeses procured from all around the world thanks to Fromagerie Sophie. Jada is known for its limited production, all-estate, sustainable wines and the tasting room was also awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Sound too good to be true? It sort of is. Hurry. There is extremely limited availability, and for good reason.
 

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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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Wine and Dine in Paso Without a Reservation


You don’t always have to make an advance reservation to get the best food and wine experience in Paso Robles. Try stopping into these well-loved haunts to get your fill. The best part about dining in Paso Robles—besides the obvious close proximity to tasting rooms, boutique shopping, and breathtaking natural beauty—is the fact that farm-to-table is more reality than fantasy. After all, Paso’s temperate weather grows wine grapes as well as fresh produce. Ask your server about the menu and they might even be able to tell you where that side salad was grown. Ask for the wine list and receive knowledgable and friendly advice (no shame in mispronouncing Viognier here). So, go on. What are you waiting for? Order up an entree and sit back with a selection of Paso Robles wines all in one savory sitting.

1. Cello Ristorante & Bar

Sure, staying at Allegretto Vineyards Resort sounds like a dream, but you don’t have to stay at this wine country oasis to enjoy the hotel’s elegant restaurant, Cello Ristorante & Bar. With barbecued baby Spanish Octopus and fresh pizzas topped with hand-torn basil and Roma tomatoes on the menu, you can totally pretend you’re on a European vacation (we won’t tell). The wine list helps bolster this fantasy. It includes Allegretto’s own housemade Viognier, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel served alongside a plethora of local bottles, glasses, and flights. You may never want to leave, and honestly—you don’t have to.
 

Wine and Dine at Cello
Mapping and Directions to Cello Ristorante & Bar

2. Centrally Grown

No trip to Paso Robles Wine Country is complete without a leisurely drive along Highway 46 West from the famous Templeton Gap to breezy Cambria on the coast. Do yourself a favor and stretch your legs at Centrally Grown, a unique eatery that offers up an enchanting garden as well as an enticing, farm fresh menu. Whether you seek breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, light fare, or a decent kid’s menu, you will find it here (along with a killer ocean view). On your way to Hearst Castle? Grab a quick cuban sandwich with roasted pork, jack cheese, spicy onions and pickles served on a bolillo. In the mood for a lingering lunch? Slurp down oysters on the half shell and nibble on shrimp tacos topped with jalapeño sauce while enjoying a flight of local wines.

Wine and Dine at Centrally Grown
Mapping and Directions to Centrally Grown

3. Pappy McGreggor’s

An Irish pub is never “just an Irish pub” in foodie-friendly Paso Robles. Savor small bites like fried pickles or shoestring truffle potatoes or share a plate of crispy Brussels Sprouts or chef-selected charcuterie at this casual downtown Paso joint. Whether you want something nostalgic like a thick-cut slice of meatloaf or a kicky bowl of spicy cioppino, Pappy McGregor’s has a slew of time-tested recipes at the ready. Of course, this wine list has all you’d come to expect from a a wine-centric Paso hot spot as well as “Guinness blends,” which mix half of the classic Irish beer with local brews from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. That’s Paso for ya!

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4. Fish Gaucho

Wine and tequila may not mix very well in your tummy, but they are both on hand at Fish Gaucho, a popular downtown Paso Robles hangout known for fiery Latin flavors and a fab wine list. Congregate with friends around a mound of house-made chips and guac or go for the nachos piled high with sushi grade ahi, tomatillo salsa, queso cotija, and roasted corn. The ceviche is divine on a hot day, but your more meaty friends will want to order the oak grilled flat iron carne asada or chorizo torta. Flights here include tequila as well as some of the best local wines around…just be sure to choose wisely; we recommend sticking to mourvedre or a marg.

Wine and Dine at Fish Gaucho
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5. Hearst Ranch Winery

An old general store-turned-cafe makes for a quaint, family friendly road stop when out sightseeing along the coast. Located next door to Hearst Ranch Winery’s San Simeon wine tasting room, at Sebastian’s San Simeon you get the stress-free vibe of an old school walk-up-and-order counter alongside elegant local wine, too. This all American spot is known for its sun dappled picnic tables and wood-fired pizzas (served weekends), burgers, and—of course—hot and salty french fries and yummy locally made, Leo Leo Gelato (so beloved that this artisan gelato is a staple at Google headquarters and many Four Seasons Resorts). Of course, you can also grab a world class tasting flight or glass of Hearst Ranch Winery’s award winning Chardonnay, Rosé, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Merlot instead of a boring old Coke.

Wine and Dine at Hearst Ranch Winery
Mapping and Directions to Hearst Ranch Winery



 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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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7 Ways to Stay in Paso Robles


Fancy, casual, rural, swanky… which lodging option are you? There is no one correct way to stay and play in Paso Robles. In fact, there are so many overnight options out there, you can live your wine country dream down to the very last detail. Within easy access of over 200 wineries—and not far from the pleasant village of Cambria, iconic Hearst Castle, historic missions, dining destinations, and more—your Paso Robles vacation is about so much more than fantastic wine. Whether you prefer a cozy bed and breakfast surrounded by vineyards or a walkable downtown vibe where the next tasting room is just around the corner, Paso Robles is the perfect place to rise and shine.

1. Upscale, yet Affordable

When you want the best of both worlds: Experience Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles, a Mediterranean-inspired destination on California’s scenic Central Coast. Among Central Coast hotels, Hampton Inn Paso Robles is an upscale yet affordable choice that’ll keep your wallet as happy as your wine rack back home. Check out an inspiring collection of rooms and suites, with amenities like WiFi, bath goodies, refrigerator, and sleeper sofa. Other onsite features include daily hot breakfast and a wine reception Monday through Thursday. That means you don’t even have to leave the hotel for an awesome wine experience (although, of course, we recommend you explore all the region has to offer).

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2. Awaken in the Vineyard

When you want that exclusive wine country experience: Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn, located at Paso’s famed JUSTIN winery. Surrounded by vineyards, these well appointed JUST Inn Suites and Chateau offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and luxury linens. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves, too! Bathed in natural light, the JUSTIN tasting room is the perfect setting to learn about new vintages and limited releases. Want even more? Heighten your wine-tasting experience with the best from local cheese makers. Taste five current releases while enjoying gorgeous views of the dreamy estate vineyards. Yes, all this is just steps away from your room!

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3. Packaged Deals to Delight in

When you want all the planning done for you: La Bellasera Hotel and Suites offer an array of convenient lodging packages, including the “Simply Relax” deal. Aside form what you’d normally come to expect from a 4-Diamond luxury hotel, you’ll also get your choice of touring three of Paso Robles’ award-winning wineries or craft distilleries by private car. Choose to follow the “Vintner’s Weathervane” or “Chase the Spirits.” Sit back and relax as your personal driver escorts you to some of our region’s finest. Looking for something a tad more sultry? Experience wine country bliss with La Bellasera’s “Over the Moon” honeymoon package. Stay in a Deluxe Two Room King Whirlpool Room and enjoy complimentary chocolates, sparkling wine, rose petals, bathrobes and more. Spoil yourselves with our generous amenities, including signature bedding, in-room whirlpools, plush bathrobes, room service and more. Ooh la la!

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4. A Rural Hideaway

When you want the real outdoorsy experience: San Marcos Creek is just the place to kick up your boots and enjoy the backroads wonderment of wine country. One of many rooms, the San Marcos Creek Crush guest suite offers updated comfort and stylish décor. Enjoy the wines of San Marcos Creek Vineyard steps from your front door, yet with a feeling of privacy and intimacy. Take in the views of ranching and rolling hills out the back window and of the winery itself out the front window. Leather and woven furnishings, granite counter tops and whimsical details all complete the sense of arriving at home. The open loft bedroom overlooks the cozy living area, with sleeper sofa tucked in a nook on the main level. Every comfort of home in the midst of wine country, this is your perfect home base for exploring. Plus: You’ll get private parking, and—you’re really just an approximate ten minute drive to downtown Paso Robles. Win win.

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5. Hospitality You Can Feel

When you want to feel the warmth of wine country hospitality in every bone: Unwind with one of Paso Robles’ best-kept secrets: the Adelaide Inn. Located close to downtown, this charming Paso Robles hotel brings you back to simpler times with exceptional service, immaculate rooms and thoughtful amenities designed with comfort in mind. With easy access to year-round events and attractions at the Paso Robles Events Center, this is a truly convenient stop on your wine country route. Just ask the hotel staff: Guests return time after time because of the small touches that make a big, big difference. Like what? Well, during the day you can enjoy an outdoor space with a heated pool, lawns, picnic tables, barbecue, and a micro golf putting green. How many hotels can say that?

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6. Something Special for Everyone

If you’re looking for a truly unique stay, it may only be a click away! Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com, assists guests in creating memories by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals throughout Wine Country and in quaint downtown Paso. Take a peek at all the different styles and stays. They are plentiful as are their professional services! With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, you can find something small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway or large enough to host your family union among vineyards and olive orchards.
 

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7. Elegance on Tap

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

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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 Charming Paso Wine Fest Events May 19-21


Huzzah! It’s time for Paso Wine Fest May 19-21! The four-day celebration of Paso Robles Wine is now in its 36th year—can you believe it? The years have flown by, and, meanwhile, Paso Robles has become more and more prestigious as a wine region known round the world. However, that doesn’t mean the area has lost any of its casual, laid back charm. Whether you head to the bustling grand tasting in Downtown City Park or prefer to flutter around to a range of different spots, don’t miss this magical time in Paso Robles. This is the best time to discover how small town magic meets world class wine!

1. Chew the Fat at Oso Libre

Burgers on deck! Meet up at Oso Libre for a special Estate Angus Barbecue this Saturday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Get your hands on oak-grilled burgers made from the winery’s onsite herd topped with cave-aged gruyere, caramelized onions, whole-grain mustard aioli, and organic field greens topped with a fresh brioche bun. Of course, all of this meaty goodness is only made more mouthwatering alongside delicious wines.

 
 
 
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2. Unwind After 5 with Clavo

Wine Fest weekend doesn’t have to be non-stop action. Take a moment to breathe in and veg out. This Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., unwind and relax with a night under the stars at The Fig at Courtney’s House restaurant in scenic Templeton (we suggest you purchase tickets ahead of time). Clavo Cellars will pour five wines paired alongside five prefectly crafted small plates. Yes, you can embark on a guided tasting journey set within a luxurious backyard garden (without moving your rear end).

 
 
 
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3. View the Vineyard with Cass

Want to pick the brain of a longtime Paso Robles winemaker? Easy, make a reservation! On Sunday, May 20 from 11:00 to 3 p.m., allow Cass Winemaker, Steve Cass, to pour you some wine while you enjoy a free guided tour through the vineyards (keep the glass, of course). After a leisurely stroll packed with winemaking know-how, you’ll be invited to kick up your feet while being serenaded by Nataly Lola’s rock n roll band. Feeling peckish? Lunch is served onsite.

 
 
 
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4. Slide into Rangeland for Sliders

Ranching and red wine? This is common in Paso Robles, where cowboy boots and barrels collide. Slide right into Rangeland on Saturday, May 19 for a delightful lunch that reflects the terroir of Paso Robles in a truly unique way. Devour estate grass-fed beef sliders from noon to 3 p.m. and learn about the incredible, sustainable farm where the cattle graze.

 
 
 

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5. Feel like a VIP at Hoyt Family Vineyards

Want an exclusive taste of Paso Robles? Make reservations and swing by Hoyt Family Vineyards for a special reserve pouring this Friday, May 18, featuring select wines you won’t try anywhere else. On May 20, attend the winery’s open house and see why Hoyt’s been named “Micro Winery of the Year.” Play with onsite goats, bring the dog, enjoy the breathtaking view, and generally savor Wine Fest weekend in laid back style.

 
 
 
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Want to see what other Paso Robles Wineries are up to this Wine Fest Weekend? Go here!



 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.


Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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 Block Party Approved Pizza Pairings


Is there a food more crave-worthy than sizzling hot pizza straight from the oven? That sumptuous sauce, crisp crust, savory toppings, and bubbly, gooey cheese combine to give your diet plan a one-two punch to the gut. We say, why resist the urge? Treat yourself! Order up one of these universally beloved pies and pour some Paso Robles wine. Invite the whole block over (because, hey, gluttony loves company). Unlike your neighbor’s lackluster lawn, these pizza pairings are truly something to take pride in.

1. Pepperoni

Classic pepperoni is always the best go-to for a hungry crowd. Everyone secretly loves it, and—thanks to the topping’s spicy, fatty allure, it plays well with rustic grenache and zingy zinfandel. Bright, perky cured meat flavors shine alongside an equally exciting wine.
Try: Sextant Wine’s 2015 Wheelhouse Zinfandel

 

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2. Meat Lovers

When you load all the meats onto one ‘za, you can expect a crowd to appear out of nowhere. This mouthwatering combo of sausage, pepperoni, ham, and Canadian bacon could truly feed an army (or just all the neighborhood teenagers). Pair this buffet of meaty flavors with a fruit-forward cabernet sauvignon or bold merlot.
Try: Rotta Winery’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

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3. Hawaiian

Love it or hate it, sweet pineapple and salty Canadian bacon make this pizza uniquely delicious. What’s trending now for this all-time trend setter? Add jalapeño. Yes, this will take your Hawaiian into truly “hot” territory, but it shouldn’t set your mouth ablaze. Simply pair your slice with a fruity white wine that complements and quells all that fiery tropical taste.
Try: Cutruzzola’s 2012 Riesling

 

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4. Garlic Chicken

When you’re in the mood for pizza but not all the acidic marinara, load on the creamy white sauce and tender shredded chicken. Although this pie might appear mild, all that garlicky goodness in the sauce creates an addicting wave of umami. Your breath will suffer, but your taste buds will rejoice, especially when you pair this pizza with an earthy, light-bodied pinot noir.
Try: Tudor Wine’s 2010 Hook Pinot Noir

 

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5. Veggie

Load on the artichoke hearts, olives, onions, shrooms—hey, even the kale! Whatever your veg preference, it belongs on your pizza (no matter what the critics say). You’ll all feel a teeny bit more virtuous for this order, and you might even feel a bit sophisticated pairing your pie was a crisp albariño. Tip: Explain how the vegetal notes in the wine bring out the bitter acidity in the peppers to truly impress the socks off your beer drinking buds.
Try: Bodega de Edgar’s 2016 La Guera, a blend of 80% Albariño and 20% Chardonnay

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.


If you’re looking for a place to spend the night in Paso Robles, checkout:

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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 Myths Debunked!


You think the Kardashians have been around for a while? Well, wine has been around since Biblical times. Naturally, a LOT of gossip has surrounded this age old beverage, beloved by kings, peasants, movie stars, and even—yes–reality stars alike. While some rumors may seem obviously false to you, others may completely blow your mind (newsflash: not all whites should be served ice cold). So, humble yourself and put down your long-held judgements. The best part about hanging around the Paso Robles wine world is the fact that there’s always something new to learn. Ready students? Let’s begin.

1. You Should Only Cellar Reds

Wrong! Plenty of white wines, including Rieslings, dry whites, and even chardonnay, can be cellared for years with spectacular results. Granted, as a rule of thumb, you shouldn’t age whites as long as most reds, which have a higher tannin content and higher general ageabilty. Still, aging whites give the wine a beautiful, deep golden color, more complex flavor, and sultry spiciness that you just can’t experience fresh from the bottling line.

White Hot: Hearst Ranch Winery’s 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Chardonnay isn’t just ageworthy: It could successfully linger in your cellar for up to ten years! Fermented in barrel for 30 days and bottled after aging nine months in 50% new French oak, this classic chardonnay will only become creamier and more zesty over time.

 
 
 

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2. Serious Wines are Always Sealed with a Cork

Sorry, folks. As it turns out, cork taint, or TCA—which, at best, causes a wine to smell of musty cardboard and at worst, of nasty mold—is more common than you’d think. Although no one can really agree, it’s estimated that anywhere from 1 to 15 percent of all cork-sealed wines are probably contaminated with this horrid chemical compound. While many in the wine world simply choose to move forward and accept cork taint as a simple fact of life, many modern winemakers are taking control with synthetic cork and twist-cap closures. No one way to seal your wine is “correct,” but the next time you assume a wine with a screw cap isn’t so great, think again. It may taste far better than that fancy corked bottle!

Screw it: Brecon Estate’s 2015 Albarino is by all means very serious: Styled after a crisp yet aromatic food-friendly wine famous in the plateaus of Northern Spain, this offering is the product of careful fermentation that includes neutral barrel treatment and stainless steel. Select yeast was used to emphasize the refreshing, fruity aromatics that seem to leap out of the glass. The best part? You can enjoy anywhere, anytime thanks to a handy (TCA resistant) screw cap.

 
 
 

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Top it off: For centuries there’s been an entire wine culture behind corks, now there’s a cult following of wines sealed with a high-tech closure system made in Italy, “Ardeaseal” that performs like oak bark, but doesn’t decay. Many of the top wineries are using this system in Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhone, as well as throughout Italy and even Hungary and Greece. Oso Libre is the first winery in Paso to use this technology to cork their 2012 Quixotic wine. You can breathe easy now knowing that this wine will cellar without spoiling for up to ten years. Yeah, ten years, I’ll drink to that!

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3. A ‘Bad Vintage’ Means Bad Wines All Around

Not so! Conditions are so vastly different from vineyard to vineyard, so there is no way to make such a vast blanket statement. Sure, some vintages are “better or worse” than others in terms of rainfall or natural disasters (think: wildfire, rot, or searing heat), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a diamond in the rough. Don’t throw the baby (or the wine) out with the bathwater or judge a vintage by its cover.

A Good Year: In 2015, intensifying drought conditions in California cut Paso Robles’ winegrape harvest in half. By all accounts, that’s a pretty “bad” vintage for growers. That said, it was actually quite a good vintage for resourceful winemakers. In many cases, what fruit did prevail was highly concentrated, extra flavorful, and even prized. Vines on the Marycrest offers up a beautiful 2015 Sangiovese made with grapes grown at Hearthstone Vineyard in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. Despite the severe drought conditions, this wine shows gentle floral notes, bright acidity, spice, and great nuttiness.

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4. Expensive = Better

Although close to all premium bottles will cost more than your average grocery store find, that doesn’t mean that boutique wines cannot be affordable or even (dare we say it) a bargain! I mean, why pay more when you can save a little extra dough and have your fancy wine, too? Many small boutique wineries have a small or nonexistent staff, a direct to consumer marketing strategy, no tasting room overhead, or other cost-cutting measures (for one, not owning their own estate vineyard or equipment can save a ton of money). On the flip side, some expensive wines may cost more due to extravagant labels or other outside factors that have nothing to do with actual quality of the wine itself. As long as you can see clearly a specific vintage and place of origin, give it a try. You’re always better off judging a wine based on its flavor, not its price tag.

Packs a wallop, kind to your wallet: Eberle Winery is a Paso Robles icon, known for producing incredible reds since the 1970s. That said, you can still find decently priced bottles from this revered producer, including their rustic, French inspired 2016 Cotes-du-Robles Rouge (grenache, syrah, mourvedre), for just $30. Think a bold, Paso Robles syrah should surly bank? Try Eberle’s 2016 Syrah, which is full bodied and packed with blackberry jam charm for just $28.00.

 
 
 

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5. Sweet Wines are for Beginners

Sweet IS sophisticated. Say what? I mean it. Sweeter wines can be just as well crafted and delicious as any other boutique bottle out there, but they got a bad rap thanks to that cheap-o bulk rose you can find in a box. Certain varietals are naturally sweeter, and plenty of dessert wines are coveted by wine aficionados around the world. Try a decadently sweet ice wine, as delicious as it is ageworthy (yes, you can age them too). Plenty of Paso’s iconic reds—including its heritage varietal, zinfandel—can be considered “on the sweeter side.” Not sure how to ease into sweeter wines? Pair with a blue cheese or medium-dark chocolate. Nothing could be less novice!

How sweet it is: Try Lone Madrone’s plush, sweet (but not cloying) 2008 Bad Shepherd, an old vine zinfandel perfect for festive celebrations. Another fabulous sweetie? Lone Madrone’s 2012 Sweet Cheeks, a golden viognier, which is jokingly referred to as “bottled pie” by winemaker Neil Collins.

 
 
 

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.


If you’re looking for a place to spend the night in Paso Robles, checkout:

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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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Dog Day Afternoons in Paso Wine Country


When it comes to wine tasting in Paso Robles, there’s no need to leave your co-pilot at home. Yes, your true best friend, confidant and wingman (no judgements here) is welcome at these laid back, dog-friendly tasting rooms located across Paso Robles Wine Country. That means you’ll find water bowls, a few treats, and compelling open spaces to sniff and roam. Plus, you’ll very likely find plenty of new friends eager to help your pup lounge the day away.

1. Free Belly Rubs!

Kiamie Cellars isn’t just a gorgeous, unpretentious place to sip on some of the best Paso reds under sunny blue skies. This scenic Adelaida Road tasting room is also home to a beautiful black Lab named Logan, and he loves to greet every new visitor with a smile (especially when those visitors are giving out free belly rubs). Swing by and give this sweet ambassador a scratch behind the ears—your dog will want to say, “hello” in a very different way. This famously dog-friendly winery hosts live music and food-centric events spring through summer, so come back often, and don’t forget to give a friendly bark to the onsite llamas and goats!

Mapping and Directions to Kiamie Cellars

2. Did Someone say Fetch?

Stop by Chronic Cellars any old time and learn why these wines aren’t just good—they’re “chronic.” Chances are, your dog will agree that those who taste hard should totally play hard, too. Picnic on the covered patio or toss a few horseshoes on the lawn, a perfect place for rolling, leaping, and lounging. You can also shoot some pool or play a game of corn hole (your dog may want to fetch the bean bag for you, and that’s totally OK). You may have to consult the rule book though to make sure dog-human alliances aren’t cheating.
 
 
Mapping and Directions to Chronic Cellars

3. Bonjour, Buddy

The French know how to make a great bottle of wine and how to have a good soiree. Écluse’s wines may be inspired by worldly travels through France, but this tasting room is down-home country at heart. Stop by this wonderfully warm and cozy tasting room Friday through Sunday for award winning reds and much-needed quality time with your best bud. Your pooch would agree: Fine wine—or a good time—need not be fancy, eh?
 
 
 

Mapping and Directions to Écluse

4. A Harmonious Friendship

A relaxing day at Harmony Cellars is the only way to wrap up the excitement of Paso Robles Wine Fest Weekend kicking off next month (plus, your dog will miss you to the moon and back while you’re out cavorting Friday through Saturday). On Sunday, May 20, promise your pooch a play date. Say farewell to Paso for the afternoon and hello to coastal breezes sure to perk up even the most peeved pet. Together, you’ll chill on Harmony’s hilltop deck overlooking the emerald green countryside (humans can also sip delicious whites and roses, and dine on food truck fare by Javed Kabab). No reservations required!

Mapping and Directions to Harmony Cellars

More Great Paso Robles Wineries to Chew on:

5. Four Lanterns Winery

Fling the frisbee across a wide expanse of green grass at Four Lanterns, ground zero for spring parties, barbecues, and more.
Mapping and Directions to Four Lanterns Winery

6. Sculpterra + Peachy Canyon

Picnic like you mean it and be sure to stop by Sundays, when Songwriters at Play serenades you and your pooch into a state of bliss at Sculpterra Winery.
Mapping and Directions to Sculpterra Winery

 
 
 
 

Peachy Canyon also provides a fantastic picnicking spot for the whole furry family, complete with old time gazebo. The winery hosts Summertime Saturdays, with live music jamming in the gazebo, beginning May 19 (Paso Wine Fest) through October. If you’re a local get a special “local’s discounts” through their VIPeachy program to residents of the 805 on those days.
Mapping and Directions to Peachy Canyon

7. Vines on the Mary Crest

Live tunes on tap and relaxing outdoor space make Vines on the Marycrest perfect for kicking back on a lazy weekend afternoon with your fur baby.
Mapping and Directions to Vines on the Marycrest

 
 
 

8. Rangeland + Oso Libre

Did someone say meats?! You can taste, chill with your pet, and pick up savory cuts of grass fed beef raised on site at Rangeland and Oso Libre. Heaven on earth for the dog? Totally.
Mapping and Directions to Rangeland

 
 
 
 

Mapping and Directions to Oso Libre

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.


If you’re looking for a place to spend the night in Paso Robles, checkout:

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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 Why You Should Wed in Paso Robles Wine Country


Your wedding venue represents one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make (well, just after deciding who to marry). Think about it. Your entire family, all your closest friends—and a few half-cousins you could probably do without—are here to celebrate your passionate union. They’ve driven miles, flown oceans, and plucked their eyebrows for elaborately posed photos shoots while wearing the perfect periwinkle-hued high heels you demanded they buy, just for this one glorious occasion. Your friends and family love you, but they’ll love you way more if you reward them by throwing a stellar party at a fabulous venue! When it comes to tying the knot, no place more beautiful, romantic, fun (or flavorful) than Paso Robles Wine Country. Here’s our top five reasons why you should wed with wine in hand.

1. Just look around!

It just so happens that the exact climate perfect for growing great wine grapes (temperate weather, plenty of warm sunshine, and minimal rain) tends to lend itself to picturesque outdoor weddings the likes of which you’ve seen splayed across glossy bridal magazine covers galore. When you’ve got a vivacious vineyard like Cass Winery, it makes sense to offer outdoor events under bright blue skies. Choose from the oak tree—where you’ll say, “Heck yes!” under a 200-year-old heritage oak, the library room (perfect for an intimate dining experience) or the barrel room (also a smashing locale for up to 80 guests to jam out to a live band). You can also throw a rustic, 200-person picnic party surrounded by vines. Yes, you can totally howl under the stars as the night burns on. Twinkle lights? Oh yeah. They’ve got you covered.

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Mapping and Directions to Cass Winery

2. Sophisticated, Never Stuffy

Everyone wants a classy wedding, but no bride or groom ever requested a “stuffy” one. In Paso Robles Wine Country, cowboy culture meets fine culinary offerings, award winning wine, and warm hospitality. Yes, we’re talking about Allegretto Vineyard Resort, which offers all of these attributes in one handy location. Your guests will love booking a room with access to relaxing spa and glittering pool, and you will fall head over heals for the charming European-meets-California ambiance. Think: Mediterranean Gardens, or French-style Abbey, and an outdoor tent space perfect for a reception that celebrates the region’s finest food and wine. Vineyard views and landscaped grounds call to mind the charm of an Italian villa…but no one actually had to spend a zillion dollars flying to Italy. Yep. In Paso Robles, everyone wins!

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Mapping and Directions to Allegretto Vineyard Resort

3. Treat Your Wedding Party

Your wedding party has your back, no matter what goes down the day of (i.e. uncle Larry has a little too much Cab and busts out the funky dance moves). Show your bridesmaids and groomsmen (not to mention your soon-to-be-in-laws) how much they truly mean to you and your betrothed by setting the whole crew up at a gorgeous winery setting, like the The Farm House at Pelletiere Estate. Wherever you choose to say, “I do,” in Paso Robles, the farm house isn’t too far from the action. Located on Paso’s famed 46 West wine trail, several scenic wedding venues and attractions are just a stone’s throw away. The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is an elegant and luxurious wine country retreat featuring three bedrooms, a charming kitchen, breakfast nook, granite countertops, and a timeless vintage stove-oven. The dining room and living room both boast French doors that open onto the expansive private multi-level deck that overlooks the winery’s estate vineyards (and beckons you to enjoy the sunset, while sipping a glass of exceptional house made wine). The downstairs and upstairs bedrooms are well appointed, with modern furnishings (the upstairs features a private bath with mosaic tile shower, dual vanity, spa-quality bath towels and 360-degree views of the winery’s vineyard). Sure, you can let ‘em duke it out over this one, but I’d say you’d be best off giving that room to the mother of the bride. She’s dealt with a lot of seating charts over the past 48 hours.

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Mapping and Directions to Pelletiere Estate

4. Flavor is Included

Forget scrambling to find a food vendor that perfectly matches the tone of your big day. Instead, let the winery take care of all the delicious morsels for you! When you wed at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, you can be assured that every aspect will ooze with elegant wine country style (that especially includes the plates). Beautiful vineyards, modern yet cozy facilities, and world-class cuisine and wine pairings make JUSTIN a truly flavorful place to get hitched. The winery’s five-star Executive Chef will design the perfect menu for an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception or a total culinary experience—your choice. Celebrate amongst breathtaking vineyards or host a memorable party in JUSTIN’s one-of-a-kind Barrel Chai (pronounced “shay”). How’s that for a wine enthusiast/foodie’s dream?

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Mapping and Directions to JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

5. Your Fairytale Ending

Not everyone wants the same kind of winery wedding (and still thousands more want to replicate the exact mason jar candle holders they found on Pinterest). Both styles of wedding planning are totally OK! In Paso Robles Wine Country, there are dozens of wine wedding venues to choose from (and all have their own special charm). Tooth and Nail, especially, boasts a singular, edgy-modern-castle vibe you must see to believe. This gothic storybook venue is for dreamers, wine aficionados, and couples who seek that real life “happily ever after.” With over 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space accommodating up to 200 guests, you’ll enjoy a tailored experience for your engagement party, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, or wedding day celebration (you can also choose “all of the above”). However, just because you want to get married in a castle, you may not want a “fairytale” wedding. That’s cool. Go off script! Contact Tooth and Nail for a complimentary “splash” wine tasting, tour and personalized proposal, including a Sunday funday brunch the day after. If you can dream it, it can happen in Paso.

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Mapping and Directions to Tooth and Nail Winery
Photo Credits: Murphy Real Estate

6. More Dreamy Wedding Venues in Paso Wine Country:

Rava Wines
Located in the El Pomar region of Paso Robles wine country, Rava Wines is the perfect retreat to celebrate your special event or wedding weekend. With its old-world charm and modern clean lines, this venue is a timeless masterpiece.
Mapping and Directions to Rava Wines
Photo Credits: Oak and Barrel Photography

 

 

Opolo Winery
Oak lined pathways, acres of vineyards, walnut groves, and a hilltop view make Opolo an ideal wedding venue. Ride a rustic shuttle to a romantically lit, barrel lined cellar and toast to your future together with a hilltop cocktail hour.
Mapping and Directions to Opolo Winery
Photo Credits: @daniellepoffphoto

 

 

Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden
Towering sculptures and manicured grounds make Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden an artful place to stroll into forever with your partner.
Mapping and Directions to Sculpterra Winery


 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.


If you’re looking for a place to spend the night in Paso Robles, checkout:

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

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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