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Our Favorite Cozy Winter Tasting Rooms

Crackling fireplaces and cozy vibes at Paso Robles wineries and tasting rooms

Bundle up with cozy wine experiences in Paso Robles this winter. Not only is the climate in Paso Robles delightfully temperate all year round, but winter presents the perfect time to kick back and reset with friends and family. Discover the relaxing offseason atmosphere, a time when savoring every moment is truly possible. Crackling fireplaces, luxurious lounges and indulgent nibbles abound.

With so many inviting cozy Paso Robles tasting rooms at the ready, what are you waiting for?

Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellars

Cozy cred: Lounge as long as you like at this funky tasting room complete with eclectic décor and plush seating nooks. Plus, outdoor cabanas overlook the estate vines—a great way to enjoy Paso’s famously sunny winter weather. Named 2022 American Winery of the Year, there’s no better time to find out what makes this family-owned and operated tasting room so magical. Remember: Visiting during the offseason means less crowds and more wine tasting for you and your friends.

Taste: With six distinct labels to choose from at Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar, savor everything from juicy red blends and classic Paso-style cabernet sauvignon to refreshing Rhone whites. If you haven’t yet tried winemaker Austin Hope’s famous Troublemaker blend, you’re in for a real treat: Bold syrah, grenache, mourvedre, zinfandel and petite sirah come together to push the envelope. Buy it now

Address: 585 Live Oak Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Eberle Winery

Cozy cred: Take in Paso’s serene winter views from Eberle Winery’s popular tasting deck or opt for a comfortable seat by the fireplace—your choice! Offering cave tours, winemaker dinners and fun seasonal events, craft your own Eberle adventure this winter. Regardless of which path you choose, this casual, dog-friendly tasting room is all about letting the good times roll. Go on, kick your feet up.

Taste: Crafting iconic Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon since 1980, you can’t go wrong with Eberle’s awesome cab offerings, to be sure. Plus, crowd-pleasing whites, reds and rosé wines make tasting with persnickety groups a sinch. For the table, order a bottle of Eberle Winery’s 2021 Zinfandel, a rush of blackberry, spiced plum and black pepper jubilation. Everyone will thank you. Buy it now

Address: 3810 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November – March by appointment only)


Kiamie Wine Cellars

Cozy cred: This winter, gather around an antique wood burning stove at one of Paso’s lesser-known mom-and-pop tasting rooms. Located just off the beaten path, you’ll be glad you ventured to this welcoming tasting room (yes, Kiamie Wine Cellars is the real deal, crafting ultra-boutique wines that rival the big guys). Surrounded by gently rolling vineyards, this cozy wine oasis offers up plenty of room to roam and relax. Be sure to ask about a vineyard tour or barrel sample while you’re exploring the road less traveled.

Taste: Kiamie Wine Cellars crafts brilliant, unique blends with grapes sourced from coveted westside mountain vineyards like Starr Ranch, Halter Vineyard, Rolph Family Vineyard, Hearthstone Vineyard and La Vista Vineyard. Ready to welcome the winter season, Paso style? Kiamie’s 2022 Estate Viognier delivers a vibrant punch and briney finish perfect for cleansing the palate. Buy it now

Address: 9750 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (appointments required for groups of 6+)


Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Cozy cred: Worldly art, vineyard views and sizzling farm-to-table meals make Allegretto Vineyard Resort a natural winter stopover for the afternoon or the weekend. Explore the Paso Robles resort’s wine tasting room, restaurant and rejuvenating spa (all of which promise to rejuvenate body, mind and soul). Looking to explore more of the property? Ask about Allegretto’s winter vineyard tours, offered Friday, Saturday, Sundays and Mondays at 10 a.m.

Taste: How many resorts feature their own tasting rooms, let alone wine crafted from onsite vineyards? We’ll wait. Start off this rare tasting experience with Allegretto’s fresh 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, a delicate take on the varietal flush with watermelon and soft acidity. Feeling peckish? Make a beeline for Allegretto’s Cello Ristorante and Bar for a garden-fresh meal to write home about. Thanks to a roaring fire and a robust local wine list, you’ll find a million reasons to linger longer. Buy it now

Address: 2700 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Daily 11a.m. to 5p.m.

Sextant Wines

Cozy cred: Savor exceptional boutique wines fireside at Sextant Winery in sunny, east Paso Robles. Here, winter romance whispers around every corner: Set against Paso’s tapestry of vines and oaks, the tasting room incorporates local limestone rock into the facility itself. Truly, this contemporary estate tasting room is a work of art from first impression to last sip. Got a hot winter date? Take them here and watch the sparks fly. Tip: Sextant Wine’s sister Edna Valley tasting room is home to a gourmet deli serving fresh salads, sandwiches and more.

Taste: Sextant Wines’ Paso Robles tasting room serves a curated selection of small-production sparklings, whites and reds of distinction. Take note of Sextant’s flagship selections as well as the “reserve estate grown series,” with selections sourced from Sextant’s estate vineyards and favorite local vineyards). Taste the terroir for yourself with the winery’s outstanding 2020 Estate Tannat, marked with bright red fruit, lively acidity and an enticing strawberry jam-like finish. Buy it now.

Address: 2324 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Michael Gill Cellars

Cozy cred: Enjoy the hunt. Drawing inspiration from opulent French hunting lodges, the Michael Gill Cellars tasting room is a timeless winter escape flanked by verdant vines. Cozy up to the polished bar top for a luscious lineup of syrah offerings or sit back on the well-appointed patio and enjoy the mild winter weather. The tasting room, like the wines, welcome visitors to experience a host of sensual delights. Feeling cozy yet?

Taste: Westside Paso Robles winemaker Michael Gill has dedicated his life to crafting award-winning estate-grown syrah. Naturally, the illustrious varietal is the star of the show here. These stellar wines are exclusively available at the Michael Gill tasting room, so be sure to bring home a bottle or six to pair with all your winter meals. Aside from stellar syrah of various styles, you’ll also find a handful of outliers: vermentino, tempranillo, negrette and zinfandel among them.

Wines available at the tasting room only.

Address: 4125 Peachy Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.


Epoch Estate Wines

Epoch Estate Wines

Cozy cred: Step backwards into the charming world of California winemaking history at one of the oldest wine properties in Paso Robles. Epoch Estate Wines’ small-yet-elegant tasting room features a cozy fireplace, so grab a toasty seat and settle in. Now it’s time to sip, swirl and learn all about the property’s famed owner, Polish pianist and prime minister, the late Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Be sure to ask about winemaker Jordan Fiorentini’s “vinpression” drawings while you’re here. Each art piece is a fascinating visual representation of a specific Epoch Estates wine, its flavor, feel, structure and aroma.

Taste: Sip a selection of 100% estate Epoch wines, including exceptional syrah, grenache, tempranillo and zinfandel sourced from Paso’s distinguished Padeweski, York Mountain and Catapult vineyards (all of which deserve their own introduction). For a California-style nod to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Epoch Wine Estates’ Veracity presents a traditional blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre that shines with Paso Robles panache. Buy it now.

Address: 7505 York Mountain Rd, Templeton, CA 93465
Winter hours: 10a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.


Castoro Cellars

Cozy cred: With a scenic Highway 46 West tast­ing room open for reser­va­tion or walk-up, winter days in nearby Templeton are as easy going as they are beautiful. Discover an enticing indoor fireplace and fragrant garden area full of winter blooms. This popular tasting room’s gift shop is also fun to explore any time of year, featuring gourmet food items, gifts and local artisan products. You shopped for everyone else over the holidays. Time to treat yourself! Tip: The nearby Bethel Rd. Distillery produces Paso Robles-style spirits worthy of a sip.

Taste: Ready to experience Castoro Cellars exciting winter releas­es plus sin­gle-vine­yard and library wines? Not only are Castoro Cellars sustainable, but they’re also sinfully good: Castoro Cellars 2021 Quaranta Anni is a lush blend of cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, petite sirah and syrah aged for 18 months in French and American oak. Needless to say, this carnal red is sure to pair beautifully with winter roasts and stews. Buy it now

Address: 1315 N Bethel Rd, Templeton, CA 93465
Winter hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Graveyard Vineyards

Cozy cred: Brave the dark and you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Perched atop an oak-studded hill overlooking a historic graveyard dating back to 1865, Graveyard Vineyards is a winter must-visit in nearby San Miguel. Don’t be scared off by the spooky name, however: This casual family-owned winery boasts lakeside views as well as an impressive two-story stone fireplace perfect for swapping stories (ghost or otherwise).

Taste: Revel in exclusive wines only available at the winery’s two tasting rooms (located in Paso Robles and Dripping Springs, Texas, respectively). With a lineage of robust reds, elegant whites and enticing dessert offerings on the menu, it’s probably best to try them all. Ready to shake things up? Winter bubbles have a way of making gray days sunny. Graveyard Vineyards The Ascender is a French colombard-chenin blanc blend that overflows with white peach and ripe apple goodness. More Info

Address: 6990 Estrella Rd, San Miguel, CA 93451
Winter hours: Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery

Cozy cred: Combining casual Italian dining, guided wine tasting education, tours and a gift shop, Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery Bistro + Tasting Room is a dynamic winter  wine destination on Highway 46 East. When big hunger hits, there’s no better place to break buttered bread with buddies. Backdropped by oak barrels and helmed by knowledgeable staff, you’re invited to join the fam. That is to say: eat, drink and be merry.

Taste: Discover Riboli family winemaking history this winter while sipping sustainable, award-winning reds, whites and blends. At the tasting room, book a steward-led tasting of Riboli’s Artisan Premier Wines. Hosted in the Heritage Room, this cozy winter wine experience includes a charcuterie plate paired with Riboli’s winter collection, ranging from buttery chardonnay to inky petite sirah. Hungry for more? Order up a robust meal and glass of red at the onsite Maddalena Bistro, where crave-worthy pasta, sandwiches and salads collide. With its plush mouthfeel and ripe fruit flavor, the winery’s 2019 San Simeon Merlot tends to pair perfectly with everything (especially the lasagna). Buy it now

Address:  2610 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Winter hours: Tasting Room – Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Maddalena Bistro – Daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Winery closed Tuesdays during the month of January)


More cozy winter wineries to try

Halter Ranch Winery

Villa San-Juliette

Robert Hall Winery

Cass Winery

Parrish Family Vineyards

Serial Wines

Bianchi Winery

Croad Vineyards

Pear Valley Vineyard & Winery

SummerWood Winery

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