Have you heard the grand news? Paso is officially back in business! Break open the good stuff, it’s time to celebrate. Yes, ALL Paso Robles wineries have been given the green light to reopen for wine tasting! Excited to jump back in the tasting saddle but don’t quite know where to start?
Luckily, we’ve compiled up-to-date information on the currently reopened Wineries, Distilleries, Restaurants, and Hotels in Paso Robles Wine Country. Before you head out there, be sure to read our handy guide for safe tasting during COVID-19, too. OK. Now you’re ready to taste with the best of them. No need to hold your horses any longer. Here’s five tasting rooms opening their doors (and their bottles) just for you.
1. Hang like a local at the Hayseed and Housdson Tasting Garage
Hit the garage. Well, the tasting garage that is! At Hayseed and Housdon, you’re always just one of the gang (and hanging at the industrial chic space feels a lot like being admitted into a way cool clubhouse). This unique Paso Robles craft wine hangout might be the only tasting room of its kind in Paso Robles, a laid back space where you can sip small lot wines made with minimal intervention. Plus, 50% of all profits are donated to SLO County based nonprofits, which always feels good. Want to sip like a local? Be sure to try the winery’s popular Rhone Rodeo, featuring grenache grapes sourced from Edna Valley to the South. The motto here is simple: ‘The first rule of Hayseed and Housdon is that there are no rules. Just show respect for one another!” That means using common sense when social distancing (and always being prepared to make a new friend or three).
Current Hours: Thursday – Monday noon to 6 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 674-4700
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2. Find the finer things in life at Chateau Margene
When’s the last time you really treated yourself? No, a bubble bath doesn’t count! If wine-approved self care is what you seek, then Chateau Margene should be on your Paso Robles tasting list. Thanks to the boutique winery’s array of sumptuous, velvety and downright luscious cabernet sauvignon offerings, you’re never far from a memorable, lingering finish. With a food menu that truly stands up to “King Cab” (including fine cheeses and charcuterie, delectable salads and gourmet sandwiches) you’ll feel pampered from the first sip to the final bite. Relax and let Chateau Margene’s friendly tasting room staff take the reins for a while. Standard COVID-19 social distancing and sanitation practices are firmly set in place, which allows you to truly unwind. Let go and sink into the very lap of luxury.
Current Hours: Daily by appointment – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 238-2321
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3. Let your hair down at Lusso Della Terra
Life has gotten so complicated lately. Let’s get back to the simple pleasure of enjoying a fabulous glass of Paso Robles wine in the warm sunshine, shall we? At Lusso Della Terra, savor lunch on the patio while you take in gorgeous vineyard views. Whether you pick up a picnic basket filled with wine, cheese, salami, box of crackers, and two wine glasses to keep or go for a sandwich and a side salad, we promise this will be the best part of your day. Although the winery recommends advance reservations, same-day booking is no issue at all. As usual, the folks at Lusso Della Terra are more concerned with wowing you with their stellar selection of red, white and rosé delights. Time to taste what you’ve been missing!
Father’s Day alert! To show their thanks to fathers, Lusso Della Terra is offering FREE wine flights to all fathers this weekend. Meat and cheese trays will be available and on Sunday add in a special tri-tip sandwich and burgers from CGrill Catering Co. Time to celebrate all you dads in style!
Current Hours: Saturday through Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 239-9463
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4. Step inside the storybook at Tooth and Nail
The castle has lowered its draw-bridge, y’all. For avid fans of Tooth and Nail Winery (and there are many), this couldn’t be more exciting news. Receive the royal treatment at Paso Roble’s resident storybook haunt, where expansive outdoor patio seating makes social distancing a snap. Sample dozens of varietals and blends spanning Tooth and Nail, Rabble, Statis, and Amor Fati labels all while marveling at the well-appointed estate. You should know that this royal decree has gone into effect across the land: doors are kept open to allow airflow inside the tasting room, hand sanitizer can be found at every turn and admittance will be limited to curb crowds. Sure, this means you should certainly make a reservation before hopping into your carriage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still pretend to storm the castle.
Current Hours: Sat through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 369-6100
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5. Just enjoy at Jada
Imagine this: You’re comfortably reclined at a table at Jada, shaded by leafy oaks. Birds flit from branch to branch as you sip and swirl the afternoon away on the sun dappled deck. This pastoral wonderland is not far from your dreams, we can promise that! Combine with a cheese plate for maximum yum factor and set your e-mail away message to “vacation,” if only just for the weekend. Spend a little quality time with your doggie pal or invite your human pod (book a hosted, sit down group experience featuring five current releases paired with fantastic fromage). For once, there’s absolutely no rush and nowhere you need to be. Have sweeter words ever been uttered?
Current Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 4:45
For more information, call (805) 226-4200
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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.