🌟 Paso HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA –
Whether you make the trip to Paso Robles or just hunker down with a bottle of malbec in your own home, it’s easy to savor a Paso Robles holiday! With Paso Robles wine on hand this winter, you can stir magic into your next recipe, gift your dinner host with timeless taste and toast to the past year with panache. Whether you pour something light and bright or dark and sultry, you’ll find that there’s nothing quite like a Paso Robles holiday. No need to tend the vines or punch down those barrels—we have all the goods ready to ship at your request!
Sip and simmer: Paso’s bold, fruity reds add complexity to your favorite winter recipes! Who doesn’t love this kind of tradition? With so many cozy stews, soups and braised meats on the menu, we say add a glug of that lovely cabernet sauvignon into your dish and watch mouths water. Still Waters Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Selection 2017 is a fabulous choice for enhancing beef stew, thanks to its fruit-forward appeal, strong tannic structure and bright acidity. Remember: Wine has three main uses in the kitchen: as a marinade ingredient, as a cooking liquid, and as a flavoring in a finished dish. The function of wine in cooking is to intensify, enhance, and accent the flavor and aroma of food. Paso Robles wines knows a thing or two about how to do just that!
Toast to winning
You’re a winner: There’s great wine, and then there’s great award-winning wine! In Paso Robles Wine Country, you can’t travel far without bumping into a few gold medals winners. Case in point: Dubost’s 2018 Jacob’s Ladder blend, a sophisticated mix of estate-grown syrah, petit verdot, malbec and grenache. With its joyful purple hue, dark fruit allure and irresistible nose of nutmeg and spice, we hardly care that it won gold in the 2021 Central Coast Wine Competition 2021—or earned 93 points courtesy of Wine Enthusiast, for that matter. Truly, when the wine is this good, there’s no need to boast. That said, it’s good to take stock of our accomplishments. Why not raise a glass to the past year and toast to your own personal wins? You’ve come a long way, baby!
Cleanse your palate
Hit pause: Winter shopping, cooking and scheduling can make finding peace of mind a struggle this time of year. Here in Paso Robles Wine Country, we invite you to hit “pause” not just on your brain but also your palate, too! In the midst of winter’s heavy flavors and rich tones, it can be nice to switch over to a festive white with all the brightness of tinsel aglow on a silent night. Kiame Wine Cellars’ 2020 White Kuveé offers up just such a reprieve with crisp melon, grilled pear, ultra-ripe grapefruit vibes and a pleasingly tart finish. This isn’t some forgotten summer sipper hidden deep in your fridge, that’s for sure. This opulent winter white has earned a place on your holiday table in its own right!
Gift the best
No re-gifting this one: More holiday parties to power through? If you’ve already run out of unique host and hostess gift ideas, why not go back to basics and grab a bottle of Paso Robles Wine? No one has ever turned down a really good bottle—plus, they can age your gift for years to come. Show the home chefs in your life that you appreciate their hard work with something sumptuous from Sextant, purveyors of food friendly wines that shine with a sense of place. The winery’s “We Three Kings” holiday gift trio features their iconic 2016 El Pomar Cabernet Sauvignon bursting with cranberry, cherry and dark plummy goodness. This might just earn you seconds on dessert!
Enjoy the moment
Savor the now: For those of us lucky enough to make it to Paso Robles this winter, there’s only one natural way to spend a relaxing weekend afternoon: A long, leisurely stroll through the vineyard! Home to unique Italian varietals, Pelletiere Estate is all about crafting a warm, welcoming and unhurried tour experience that takes you from grape to vine to glass. With the Vintner & Vines Tour, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Paso Robles’ Willow Creek District, learn about the winemaking process and savor exceptional wines all with a guided tasting. As the ultimate treat, you’ll want to book the Pelletiere Farmhouse or Eastwood Casita for the ultimate escape. Around here, it’s best to step into an Italian frame of mind. That is to say, stay, relax and try to enjoy every drop.
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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, 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 RetreatsTwo 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®
Experience 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
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.
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.