April and May birthdays coming up? You may not have the extra dough laying around to splurge on a birthstone necklace or cufflinks (April’s birth stone just so happens to be diamonds), but you can always give the gift of great flavor! Delicious now, later or for years to come, Paso Robles Wines are far more thoughtful (and satisfying) than a bouquet of flowers.

Speaking of bouquets, these five party-approved bottles offer up a sumptuous experience from first swirl to last sip. Go on, get ’em what they really want. Just don’t try to pair them with any old birthday cake.

The collector

Aging is a very good thing: A leather wallet, a great pair of boots, smile lines—some things just get better with age. The same goes for Paso Robles wines—many of which can age up to 10+ years with delicious results. Got a wine collector on your hands? Look for a structured red noted for its age-ability and heft. We like Dover Canyon Winery’s 2018 Saint, a rich red blend with a dry, earthy finish. Imbued with toasty oak and vanilla on the nose and showing robust flavors of boysenberry and blackberry on the palate, it may be difficult for the birthday gal or guy to keep from popping that cork. But, rest assured: if they do abstain from instant gratification, this lovely red blend will deepen into an even richer, more sumptuous experience. Here’s to waiting!

 

 

 

 

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The party animal

Rosé all (birth)day: Heading to a pool party in honor of your pluckiest pal? Bring a host or hostess gift that they’ll want to stash in their crisper drawer (you know, just to make sure no one else gets any ideas). An easy, versatile wine is always preferable for the social butterfly, who equally loves to cheers over brunch or happy hour. With it’s stunning coral-rose hue, Peachy Canyon’s 2020 Rosé is as gorgeous as it is juicy. Think watermelon and wild strawberries met with ribbons of guava and ruby red grapefruit. Wrap it all up with a long creamy finish (and perhaps a new pool float). Now they’re ready to celebrate any time of day. Rosé? OK!

 

 

 

 

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The hipster

Impress your friends: What to get for the wine guy or gal who must always drink off the beaten path? We have the answer: Get them a bottle that looks as fabulous as it tastes! Wait—make that three bottles. Tooth and Nail’s Experience Red Bundle features a trio of enthralling red wines emblazoned with gorgeous labels that simply scream “display me on your countertop!” This special selection is only available via the winery’s website, giving the gift an ultra exclusive vibe. This tasty set—which includes The Possessor red blend, Statis pinot noir and Amor Fati syrah—is sure to leave a lasting impression. Plus, you’ll look cool for giving it!

 

 

 

 

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The explorer

They love to do, see, taste, and experience: Book your most adventurous friend an immersive tasting at SixMileBridge, known for crafting dazzling estate grown cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends. At the winery, your pal will taste through world class wines sourced from organically farmed, limestone-rich Paso Robles vineyards. The best part? The birthday guy or gal can purchase incredible small lot bottles during their visit (and something tells us they’d prefer to choose their own adventure). Just think of the memories they’ll collect from a day wine tasting! A good bottle may not last past dinner, but those will certainly last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

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The chef

A five star dining experience at home: Forget those corny kitchen gadgets—we have just the thing to urge your favorite DIY chef to try a brand new recipe. That’s right: Get the birthday guy or gal an approachable-yet-sophisticated wine that cries out for food (and quite possibly inspires an entire menu to be built around it)! Halibut, beet salad, lemon roasted chicken, creamy herbed goat cheese garlic crisps, Thai ginger lemongrass noodles…all of these delicious bites are suggested pairings for Copia Vineyards 2018 White, a fresh Rhone-style blend overflowing with balanced pear, honeysuckle, and white peach allure. Yes, it’s simply delectable to the last drop. This time the cook might just kiss you!

 

 

 

 

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

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Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

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

 

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

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

 

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Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard Retreats  Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing  of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake 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

 

 

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

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Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

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Make ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

 

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Make ReservationsOxford 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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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