Seize the wine! There’s no time like the present to savor a fresh new flavor. As summer draws to a close in Paso Robles Wine Country, let’s aim to squeeze the juice from each precious bottle. Soon, the days will be getting shorter and the nights a little chillier (in Paso Robles, or course, the skies are still blue and the temps hot). Before the toil of harvest begins, let’s celebrate the Paso Robles way. Whether you’re spending August basking poolside or relaxing under the stars, take a moment to enjoy the moment at hand (and the wine in your glass).
1. Savor summer’s end with Parrish Family Vineyard 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Good to the last drop: Swirl and savor the last splash of golden summer sun. What’s it taste like? Well, if you ask the multi-generational winemaking experts at Parrish Family Vineyard, a lot like sweet honeydew, tart green apple, clean lime and a hint of refreshing minerality. Don’t believe us? Try the winery’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc for yourself (we promise, you’ll smack your lips in utter satisfaction). Remember: just like summer’s sweetest days, this wine is meant for immediate enjoyment. Go forth and sip…while you still can!
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2. Go to Summer school with an ONX Virtual Tasting Experience
Never stop learning (or tasting). If you’re always looking to maximize your wine knowledge, Wine Summer School is for you. We’re talking about ONX’s Virtual Tasting Experience, of course. Book a private appointment (or sign up your best friends from across the country) and keep an eye on the mail. Soon, a tasting kit will arrive on your doorstop—ooh how exciting! Whether you choose to Zoom or Google Hangout with the ONX team, you’re sure to get a unique educational experience just as stimulating as an in-person chat. Dive into each wine offering, relishing the stories behind the grapes. No Netflix tonight!
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3. Grill and chill with Oso Libre 2017 Osezno Zinfandel
The last supper is upon us. Toast to those sizzling summer nights—and the juicy, charred feast that completes any great backyard meal. With a totally crowd-pleasing blend of fruit and spice, Oso Libre’s 2017 Osezno Zinfandel has been crafted with barbecue season in mind. Order a case today and aim to grill and chill until the first whiff of autumn comes knocking. Tip: Kill two birds with one stone and add some estate raised, grass fed Angus beef to your cart. Cooks: prepare to be kissed.
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4. Summer vibes with Paso Robles Vacation Rentals
Still planning on traveling safely before summer’s end? A quiet road trip to Paso Robles is sure to inspire a cheery feeling, despite the world’s woes. Whether you’re seeking a small cottage with a pool, a large home with a barbecue pit or just a roomy Cal King bed to curl up in, Paso Robles Vacation Rentals offer up more than 120 unique homes to explore. Just be sure to follow SLO County health guidelines for travelers: Avoid crowds, practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer and stay home if you’re feeling sick. With dozens of outdoor dining options available, you can truly wind down summer with a one-of-a-kind wine-and-dine occasion. Plus: you can always cook in your own kitchen. How luxurious, right? We’re thinking heirloom, watermelon and mint salad…
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5. Get beach vibes with Harmony Cellars
The beach is a state of mind! Wash down those dreamy August afternoons with a vibrant white as refreshing as a day sprawled out on the sand. Feel the surf and spray tickle your nose, even if it’s just from the lip of a perfectly chilled glass. Harmony Cellars’ 2018 Reserve Pinot Gris is flush with tropical frruit fun punctuated by cool waves of citrus, pear and short bead cookie. Pair this golden goddess with shrimp tacos or scallops and linguini. Blonde highlights not included.
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.