A visit to Paso Robles wine country isn’t just for adults! In fact, Paso Robles is one of the most family friendly destinations for wine lovers, offering a host of nearby attractions like the Ravine Water Park, Children’s Museum, Mid-State Fair, Hearst Castle, beautiful beaches and parks. And for parents who want to explore wine country, there are a growing number of wineries who offer kid friendly fun zones that also happen to pour world-class, award-winning wines.
Here are some wineries in Paso Robles to include on your next family vacation.
7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Brecon Estate is located in the beautiful, rolling westside hills of Paso Robles where Welsh Winemaker Damian Grindley produces his award-winning collection of wines. A master winemaker with over 20 years experience, Damian has crafted some of the most highly awarded wines across the United States, Australia, and Europe.
The many microclimates of the Central Coast region allow for Brecon’s wide range of varietals and each wine is a true representation of the soil and climate of its vineyard site. Brecon Estate produces these varietals with fruit grown in the larger Central Coast appellation as well as the appellations of Paso Robles and Monterey.
Production at Brecon Estate is sold exclusively on site thru their tasting room. Each wine is fermented in a small batch after being selected from vineyard parcels on the Central Coast. One of the vineyard sites is home to some of the first plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines in the original Adelaida district of Paso Robles. The roots of the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are old enough to have reached deep into the ground and as a result, the vines have been dry-farmed for the past four years. It is amongst these vineyards that Brecon’s newly designed, contemporary winery sits along the stunning Vineyard Drive.
Outside of the tasting room, guests can relax and picnic beneath stately oak trees, view the gnarly old vines and enjoy the latest releases. Guests can also host events and weddings at Brecon Estate.
North or South from Highway 101, take Highway 46 West, after 4.5 miles turn right onto the iconic Vineyard Drive then after 5.6 miles Brecon Estate will be on your right.
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446
The concept of Chronic Cellars came about in the midst of harvest in 2004. We had used the term “The Chronic” to describe likable objects before, but we had never considered it a suitable descriptor for wine. We sat alongside the crush pad one evening in our wine stained clothes and wet boots laughing about the idea of a wine that targeted a casual lifestyle. Read More>>
555 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428
Cutruzzola Vineyards is located in a coastal valley just outside the town of Cambria on California’s Central Coast. By fortune of geology, many of our vineyard blocks contain limestone, which limits yield and enhances quality.
In 2000, while walking along Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria, we came across a parcel of land for sale. Just about seven miles outside of Cambria, the property was comprised of steep hillsides with varying exposures ranging from southeast to southwest. The climate of the vineyard was notable for gentle cool breezes and abundant sunshine, the fog often stopping two miles to the west.
The property was purchased and five acres of Pinot Noir were planted in 2001, and two more acres were planted to Riesling in 2006. Due to the presence of limestone, low available nutrients and limited water resources, growth was slow and our first commercial harvest was in 2009.
Our Cambria tasting room opened in January 2015. In addition to our limited-production wines, we also have a number of unique gift items for sale.
9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Our wines are a reflection of our way of life, and mission.
We have strived to be good stewards of the land with which we have been blessed for five generations. Our family vineyards and winery have been developed with the goal of producing wines which will carry the family name with pride and allow us to keep our family ranch for the generations to come. To that end, we produce fine wines in which we have the same pride as we have in our family and our family legacy.
The Dubost Family left the Cherbourg region of France after the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to escape the violence of Europe. They were blacksmiths by trade and immigrated to Hawaii and the Black Hills of South Dakota before settling on the Central California Coast.
The vineyards and winery of Dubost Ranch are on 320 acres of hillsides in the heart of Adelaida. The climate and limestone soils are perfect for producing premium grapes and the straw bale winery is a model for sustainable production facility.
3810 Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Gary Eberle launched his career as a winemaker and as the “Pioneer” of Paso Robles Wine Region by helping to establish his family’s Estrella River Winery & Vineyards. In the late 70’s, he decided to pursue his own project and acquired nearly 64 acres just down the road from Estrella River Winery. Read More>>
3255 Harmony Valley Rd, Harmony, CA
Visit our winery nestled in the coastal countryside and sample the finely tuned wines of Harmony Cellars.
Harmony Cellars offers award-winning wines and picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Owners Chuck and Kim Mulligan built their boutique winery to reflect the serene and unpretentious beauty of Harmony. Established in 1989, Harmony Cellars now sits on land that has been in the family since 1910.
Winemaker Chuck Mulligan’s wines reflect the quality and attention to detail of a technically trained winemaker and consistently win honors at prestigious national and international competitions. From buttery Chardonnays to crisp Rieslings, spicy Zins and voluptuous Cabernets, Chuck’s wines are distinctly different and crafted to highlight the individuality of each varietal.
Last Mile Directions:
Turn off HWY 1 onto Harmony Valley Road (the only exit into Harmony). Entrance is located approximately 200 yards from HWY 1. Look for the winery on the hill and the black Harmony Cellars sign hanging above the gate. Come up the driveway and park in the lot.
5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Jada Vineyards offers a complimentary “kid’s tasting” that includes a juice box, granola bar, fruit snacks, and materials to design your own wine label or to color in grapevines.
Jada Vineyard lies in an incredible pocket in the hills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range on the west side of Paso Robles. Blessed with abundant sunshine throughout the growing season, the maritime influence moderates the heat and provides incredibly cool evenings. As a result, harvest generally occurs near the end of October and the beginning of November. This long maturation process allows for superb development of color & intensity in character while maintaining acidity.
To wine growers, the beauty here is found beyond, in fact beneath, the surface. Initially barley, 11 varietals & 19 clones now comprise 65 acres of estate vineyard at Jada. Under the shallow topsoil of clay loam lie massive deposits of calcareous shale and pockets of limestone. This challenging environment contributes to reduced vigor in the vines and decreased berry size, which plays a huge part in the intensity of the fruit and imparts a complex underlying minerality.
To-date, Jada has received over 54 “90/90+” wine ratings for its all-estate, limited-production Rhone & Bordeaux-style wines and is 100% sustainably farmed using biodynamic practices.
5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Lone Madrone wines are unique not only because of where the grapes were grown, but due to the influence of Neil Collins winemaking style. What an honor that Neil was voted BEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR by his peers.
The winery produces some rare single varietal wines, however the majority of Lone Madrone wines are extraordinary blends where you distinguish Neil’s unique winemaking slant formed over years of tasting and blending west side Paso Robles wines.
Founded in 1996 this is a family owned and operated winery. Owners Neil Collins, Marci Collins and Jackie Meisinger work together to make this a winery of distinction. Lone Madrone wines are produced predominantly from small, family-owned westside Paso Robles vineyards. Neil’s primary focus is sourcing high-quality, dry farmed, head trained varietals that translate well in his hands-off winemaking style. Lone Madrone’s current production is around 4,000 cases per year and ranges in diversity from crisp white Spanish varietals (Albarino), classic Italian (Nebbiolo), to a unique selection of blends.
Lone Madrone strives to produce hand crafted wines with grapes sourced from the highest quality family owned west side Paso Robles Vineyards. Organic and sustainable products and methods to be used whenever possible in all aspects of our business.
7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Welcome to Oso Libre Ranch meaning “Free Bear” in Spanish, which represents our blended family names and the spirit of the early California pioneers. We produce award winning, artisan estate wines in limited quantities.
Our sustainably farmed vineyards are deeply rooted in rugged calcareous (limestone) hills exposed to sunshine and ocean breezes consistently producing rich, complex fruit. Our harvest usually comes late in October or early November, which is at least six weeks longer than in warmer climates.
This extended hang time for the grapes rewards us with premium and sophisticated fruit, resulting in exceptional wine. We invite you to experience our distinct estate vintages, blends and dessert wines.
In conjunction with our vineyards and winery, Oso Libre is a traditional San Luis Obispo cattle ranch. Our Black Angus cattle are free range, grass fed, hormone free animals. We are excited about the future of our Angus beef program.
All of our Vines at Oso Libre are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified. We, as a life choice, focus on habitat conservation, energy efficiency, pest management, water conservation, economic stability, and human resources.
1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Peachy Canyon is a family owned and operated winery dedicated to making excellent wines sustainably. Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, Peachy has long been praised as a producer of award-winning California wines that exemplify respect for terroir and dedicated winemaking.
Today the winery’s tasting menu sports elite Bordeaux-style blends alongside award winning red Zinfandels and other unique and storied varietals, including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Viognier and Petite Sirah, among others. Peachy Canyon practices artisanal winemaking methods: Vineyards are pruned, maintained, harvested and sorted by hand. This commitment to sustainable winemaking begins in the vineyard and continues in all aspects of wine production. Established grapes are dry farmed, owl boxes are used for natural pest control, and vine care from planting to picking is done by hand. A select staff vineyard team maintains the estates year round. This labor-intensive process results in high quality control, leading to outstanding wines.
Zinfandel has long been Peachy Canyon’s flagship varietal—oftentimes with multiple vineyard designates in production. These red Zinfandels range from elegant and restrained to fruit forward, each an exemplary call to its own terroir, a showcase of Paso Robles’ microclimates. With these exemplary Zins Peachy Canyon has been instrumental in establishing Paso Robles’ reputation as a key Zinfandel growing region in California. In addition to Zin, Peachy Canyon produces a series of premium Bordeaux-style wines that highlight Paso Robles’ bucolic vineyard terrain. These include Peachy’s ‘Para Siempre,’ a top-tier Bordeaux blend based in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; ‘Ms Behave,’ a rich, multi-award winning Malbec; and ‘DeVine’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
3280 Township Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Distinctive and elegant Italian style wines, stunning tasting room, breathtaking setting, and passionate crew members, make Pelletiere Estate truly worth the visit.
Janis Denner and the entire Pelletiere Family share a love and respect for wine, especially italian varietals, we believe that wine should be delicious and representative of it's origin. We make Italian wines to drink- inviting wines that we and our friends- and by extension our customers, truly enjoy drinking.
Located in the heart of the Willow Creek district on the westside of Paso Robles, Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery can be found on a cozy corner in the foothills of the Templeton Gap. Our vineyard's south facing sloped terrain, rocky limestone soils, cool coastal breezes and diurnal fluctuation in temperature create above all an estate ideal for wine growing.
Here, we produce exceptional Italian varietals that honor our Italian heritage. Pelletiere Estate winery is a boutique producer crafting luxury wines. Our winemaking reflects our understanding of tradition as well as our unwavering quest as innovators.
Today, 100 percent of Pelletiere Estate wines are sourced from our exceptional sustainably-farmed estate grown varietals which include; Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Lagrein, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Viognier.
We are dedicated to meticulous vineyard care, picking at optimum ripeness, and creating elegant Italian wines which express the balance and pure flavors of our vineyard.
7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel, CA
Riverstar Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery on the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail. Located right outside the heart of Paso Robles in San Miguel, this beautiful 80 acre property provides a warm welcome, great wines, and relaxing scenery. This vineyard offers delicious estate wines, vacation rentals, and a gorgeous grassy knoll for your events or perhaps a simple picnic lunch. Let Riverstar play host to you, your family and friends where you can come for the wine, enjoy the company, and stay for the sunset views.
250 Winery Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Originally established in 1856, founder, Adolph Siot was a pioneer in viticulture for San Luis Obispo County. He is credited as one of the first people to plant grapes and make wine right on the original estate here in Templeton California.
Adolph Siot had a very successful business for decades before he sold it to the Rotta family during the “Crisis of 1907”. The Rotta family kept the winery operating for another 100 years. There are still many relics of the old original property and winery here today. Rotta wine is still available too.
Located in the Willow Creek District on the west side of the Paso Robles AVA, Siot is making Bordeaux blends from carefully grown grapes on the west side of Paso.
Winemaker Jeff Branco is a former Top 10 Winemaker in the world according to Wine Spectator Magazine. Jeff made his name at Justin Vineyards & Winery and still holds many wine scoring records today. Jeff has been allowed free reign to make even better wine than ever.
His new vintages are served in the tasting room. Siot has a newly renovated patio and tasting room to be visited. Included in your visit are all the wonderful and colorful artifacts from the property, which is thought to be the cradle of Paso Robles wine.
5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Sculpterra's kid-friendly outside gaming area includes Bocce Ball, Foosball, Ping-Pong tables, and chess and checkers.
Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden is an amazing combination of great wine and magnificent art. The wines are hand crafted and meticulously cared for, with the grapes coming from our own 260 acre estate.
The tasting room and surrounding gardens are adorned with larger-than-life original bronze and granite sculptures that create a truly one of a kind wine country experience in Paso Robles.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sculpterra wine are donated to “His Healing Hands”, a medical missionary foundation that sends medical missionary teams on short-term trips all over the world to care for the most needy under-privileged peoples on all five continents. The owner of Sculpterra, Dr. Frankel, is one of the founders.
The Sculpterra Vineyards occupy a unique position in the Paso Robles appellation. Situated 3 miles east of Paso Robles, the vineyards are flanked by the Huerhuero Creek drainage. A tributary of the Huerhuero snakes through the vineyard contributing important characteristics to the complex landforms present in our vineyards.
Limestone outcroppings dominate ridge line plantings on the western portions of the property. Impressive Zinfandel plantings occupy the high ground sharing the ridge with small plantings of Merlot and a reserve planting of Cabernet Sauvignon. Dramatic overlooks on the steep slopes facing the eastern exposures reveal lowland vine plantings situated on alluvial fans of clay loam intermixed with gravel beds from nearby streams. The terroir is reminiscent of the Medoc-Graves region of Bordeaux and classic Cabernet Sauviginon is the natural result.
Edna Valley Tasting Room and Hospitality Center
1653 Old Price Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
At Sextant Wines we are devoted to creating unmatchable, old world varietal wines by taking full advantage of the ideal wine grape terroir of the Central Coast region. Sextant’ wine portfolio focuses mainly on bold red blends that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Join us at our kid-friendly tasting room and Gourmet Deli in San Luis Obispo's Edna Valley where we have friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to guide you along your journey.
Proprietors, Craig and Nancy Stoller have a deep rooted history in the wine industry. Craig is a third generation vine grower following his father’s lead, who founded the family owned and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977. What sets them apart from other growers is their proprietary relationship with the French, Portuguese and Spanish governments to import certified rootstock that can be traced back to the original mother block in those countries. These certified clones planted throughout our three vineyards, along with charismatic blending styles put them on the cutting edge of winemaking practices.
1210 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
The Tudor family has been growing grapes and lavender – and making wine on the Island of Hvar in Croatia – for over 2,000 years. The family began growing grapes in California early in the 1900’s and continues to farm premium table grapes in Delano to this day. Read More>>