(Virtual Wine Tasting)
Right now, weddings are paused, festivals are on hold and all hot dates have been put on a massive block of ice. Social distancing is frustrating at best, downright heartbreaking at worst. Alas, staying inside doesn’t have to mean giving up the pleasure of enjoying new Paso Robles wine offerings.
In fact, these ingenious Paso Robles tasting rooms have banded together to ensure you can still sip, swirl and smile, all without leaving your couch. During these trying times, a simple joy can go a very long way to boost morale! Plus, you’ll feel good knowing you’re giving back to the local wine industry, which has been hit hard as of late.
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1. Bring the Tasting Room to You
We truly have arrived in the “future,” my friends. Virtual tours and tastings have been around for a while, but they’ve soared in popularity lately, as you can surely understand. Book your own virtual wine tasting by clicking over to Monochrome Wines, the only Paso Robles tasting room focusing exclusively on white varietals. Parrish Family Vineyard (pictured) will host their own virtual tasting each Friday at 5 p.m. (after you are officially done working from home, of course). Join David Parrish and certified sommelier Vanessa Igel for a drink, a fun live chat and a pairing—plus, get 50% off shipping with code SHIP, 10% off chardonnay and zinfandel with code TEN, and grab Sauvignon Blanc bottles for just $16 each. And Sextant Wines just hosted their first virtual wine tasting Tuesday evening which was attended by over 100 people! There will be more to follow starting April 2 with a newly featured 3-bottle pack that you can order online.
Feeling cooped up around the house? Many Paso Robles Wineries boast their own virtual tours. Eberle Winery offers up a vivid virtual tour of its breathtaking grounds (pictured) so that you can have a moment of wine country sun (even if it’s cloudy outside). Plus, you’ll also get free ground shipping with the purchase of four bottles or more (include promo code HOME20 at check-out). Note: This special offer cannot be combined with other promotions and flat rate shipping excludes Hawaii and Alaska or any prohibited states. Excludes overnight and 2-day shipping. You can also enjoy Parrish Family Vineyard’s stunning virtual tour including views of their vineyards.
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2. Order Online (and Reap the Rewards)
Everything is in upheaval right now, but there is one small silver lining: There’s never been a better time to save on wine shipping costs. Paso Robles wineries are sweetening the deal for folks who order online right now. Four Lanterns Winery is offering free shipping on purchases of six bottles or more (and you can also get free delivery for homebound folks in Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero). Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Allegretto Wines is taking 50% off shipping through March 31, and Hoyt Family Vineyards will give 20% off wines for non-club members and 30% off for non-members (good through April 1). Paix Sur Terre Winery will offer $1 shipping on all orders and 10% off all wine purchases with promo code DEAL (offer good till March 31). Sculpterra Winery (pictured) is also jumping on the bandwagon with a generous free shipping offer to all California residents through March 31 with a minimum order of two bottles (36 max), plus 20% off gift cards and curbside pickup available for the locals. If your wine cellar—or wine cabinet, shelf, or closet—is looking a bit bare—now is the time to stock up and save. (Sculpterra also has a virtual tour!)
3. Have a Wine Festival of One
Sadly, the anticipated Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend was only one of many great events canceled over the past week or so. Sure, it’s disappointing—but did you know you can bring the festival to you? Sample Paso’s heritage varietal with a special offer from Pelletiere Estate Vineyard and Winery (pictured). All zinfandel shipments to California residents through March 31 are 25% off. Plus, get $10 flat rate shipping (for six bottles; use code Vintage6) or 30% off with $5 flat rate shipping on 12 bottles; use code vintage12. Harmony Cellars is also carrying on the ZinFest tradition, sans the actual festival. Save 10% off zinfandel through April 1 and take advantage of free shipping on wine orders of six or twelve bottles (California residents only. Call 805-927-1652 to order). Allow wine fest for one to commence!
4. Dine In and Eat Well
We’re all stuck at home, but that shouldn’t mean we’re relegated to the same old frozen dinners. Why not pamper your family with a special treat? If you think “gourmet takeout” is oxymoron, read on. Thomas Hill Organics, purveyors fresh and seasonal goodness, will offer Family Dinner Meals Sunday, Wednesday and Friday drive-thru pick up for all customers—plus, you’ll get a discount when ordering multiple meals, too. Drive-thru in the alley is available between 4:30am-8pm for dinner. Simply pre-oder by 8pm the day before by calling 805-226-5888 or email Angela.ThomasHill@gmail.com to place your order. Order your meals online or a credit card payment can be taken over the phone to ensure a no-touch transaction. Check out their awesome menu, here.
Not only are the fine folks at Lone Madrone offering 1cent shipping for purchases of six bottles or more (shipped UPS ground in the continental USA), but you can also partake in their Gourmet Burger Sunday events each Sunday from 11:30am – 2:30pm. How exactly? Well, the team will be delivering these epic, juicy burgers directly to Paso Robles eaters, along with Bristols Cider and bottles of Lone Madrone wine. Contact Chef Jeff at least a day in advance to be sure he doesn’t run out. (323) 251-6631. You’ll be eating a lot of boxed mac and cheese in the coming weeks ahead, I can assure you. Take this opportunity to savor a truly luxurious meal.
5. Don’t Forget the Dessert!
You’ll want to cleanse your palate or just, oh-so-enjoy this luscious artisan gelato that is hand crafted in Paso Robles by Leo Leo Gelato. Their refined gelato and sorbetto are healthier alternatives to ice cream as they do not contain artificial colors, flavors, corn syrup or any other unhealthy additives. Savor their beautiful sorbetto by itself or in a healthy smoothy as it has ZERO fat and is made with fruit and water – NO SUGAR! You can order gelato and sorbetto pints at 25% off (minimum of 2 pint order for the discount) and pickup at their Commercial Kitchen located on the ground floor of 911 21st St, Paso Robles (the intersection of 21st and Pine). Pickup for advanced orders is Thursday-Saturday 3pm-6pm. Or swing by with your spur-of-the-moment purchase during the pickup hours.
To place an order call 805-226-5050 or email email@example.com. SHIPPING is available, call or email for details.
GELATO FLAVORS: Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Pistachio, Sea Salt Caramel, Strawberry White Chocolate, Vanilla (lower in fat than ice cream!)
SORBETTO FLAVORS: Strawberry Sorbet, Mango Sorbet (made with fruit, water, and egg whites NO SUGAR ADDED, making it a healthy, non-fat dessert)
NOTE: Leo Leo Gelato’s NEW retail shop will be opening in the much anticipated Paso Market Walk once this crisis passes.
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6. There are More Paso Robles Wine Deals where these came from!
Support local Paso Robles Wineries during this difficult time. See all current Paso Robles Wineries deals here:
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.