See how wine was made ‘back in the day’ at wineries that still hold true to that tradition. Learn how Paso Robles Winemakers are blending traditional techniques with modern technology to create superior wines in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Visit the Historic Rotta Winery, which was originally established in 1856 and see the old structures alongside new ones. Invest a day in fun and history – experience old school winemaking on this tasting trail!
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11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: Daily 10:00am – 4:30pm
Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more available between 10:00am and 2:00pm with 48-hour advance notice.
Enjoy stunning views of our vineyards from our new Tasting Room. Bathed in natural light, it’s the perfect setting to learn about and taste our wines, including new vintages and limited releases. Heighten your wine-tasting experience with the best from local cheese makers. Taste five of our current releases while enjoying gorgeous views of our estate vineyards.
We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.
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.