The year might be wrapping up, but there’s still so much to do, taste and discover in Paso Robles Wine Country. While we can understand you probably have a lot going on with family, friends and travel this time of year, make sure you take a little “me time” to reflect on the past twelve months and gear-up for the holidays. The best way to ensure you’ll actually carve out the time to do this? Choose a few Paso Robles wine events and set the “away” messages appropriately. Let’s end 2019 just the way we started it: hopeful, optimistic and bright.
1. Toast to the moon – JUST in the Dark Dinner
When: Nov. 29
Where: JUSTIN Restaurant
When darkness falls, the glasses will rise. Join JUSTIN for a unique sensory experience sure to brighten your palate to mega watt status. This intricate, opulent tasting journey is all about savoring a beautifully designed meal courtesy of Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom paired with JUSTIN wines. Be sure to get a baby sitter, though—the feast runs from 6 to 10 p.m.! Limited seating is available, so don’t sleep on this after hours meal.
2. Brag about this deal – Cyber Monday at Sculpterra
When: Nov. 29
Where: Sculpterra Winery
Bargain hunters, listen up! While “Cyber Monday” might make you think of that great watch you snagged on Amazon last year, this modern shopping holiday can also be quite delicious, too. Sculpterra Winery will hold its annual Black Friday Sale on November 29, featuring their best deals of the entire year! Get there early (and we mean ridiculously early) from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. for 60% off cases (open to anyone). Tend to sleep in? If you’re a wine club member, don’t fret. Wine club members who arrive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will still get 50% off cases. Looks like everyone is getting Paso Robles wine this year! One for you, two for me…
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3. Sweeten up – Cookie Pairing and Decorating at CASS Winery and Harmony Cellars
When: Dec. 7
Where: Cass Winery
Do your holiday cookies always end up looking a little—well—lumpy? Join the culinary team at CASS Winery for a fun 21+ cookie and wine pairing session followed by a cookie decorating instruction that allows you to get your hands dirty and lick your fingers clean! This class includes three wine tastings paired with the chef’s gourmet sweet creations for indulging, followed by tips and tricks for decorating your own “Pinterest-worthy” cookies. Experiment with new techniques and take home the goods! Plus, recipe cards will be provided to accompany wine sales of the pairings for gifting this holiday season! Wow Cass—we feel like Santa’s Workshop would hire y’all in a heartbeat.
When: Dec. 8
Where: Harmony Cellars
Cookies and wine make everything fine! Celebrate the ‘art of cookie decorating’ at this interactive & tasty holiday workshop . Melissa of Sweet Grace Cookie Co. will demonstrate how to pipe, glaze and stencil an assortment of freshly baked holiday cookies. Nibble on sweets and sip a glass of Harmony wine while you work. 1-2:30pm. $45/club, $55/non club. Reservations Required. Questions? Please call 805.927.1625. *Price includes instruction, materials, one dozen cookies to take home and a glass of wine, but we’re betting you’ll want more.
4. Lounge like you mean it – Villa San-Juliette Open House
When: Dec. 7-8
Where: Villa San-Juliette Vineyard and Winery
The tasting room at Villa San-Juliette will only make you think you’re on a swanky European vacation—although the wine itself also has a way of tricking the senses! Savor an elegant open house weekend and celebrate the release of VSJ’s 2017 Petite Sirah Reserve and the debut of 2017 Malbec Reserve (both paired with delicious soups and sides to nosh on). Club member? Then you’ll also be able to enjoy the winery’s V.I.P. case specials, back just in time for the holidays and available through Dec. 16. Either way, you’ll want to swing by the sun dappled estate to lounge on the patio, soak up the perfect Paso Robles weather and thank goodness you’re far, far away from even the slightest hint of snow.
5. Do vineyard touring right – Vintner & Vines Tour At Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery
When: Dec. 7
Where: Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery
Do you crave the great outdoors and have been yearning to learn more about the place where all great wine starts? The vineyard! Don’t miss out on enjoying a stroll through a stunning vineyard deep in the willow creek district of Paso Robles where you will discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate! Join winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production Italian style wines. Learn about the heritage of Italian grape growing and origins Pelletiere Estate’s rare Italian varieties, compare old world and new world approaches to winemaking and discuss Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate. Then experience these exceptional wines first hand with a guided tasting. We are sure you’ll know a word or two of Italian by the end of the afternoon.
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.
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®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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
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.