Paso Robles Wineries Spectacular Landscapes Wine Tasting Trail Part Two > Click HERE for Part One
One of the most beautiful parts of wine tasting is seeing the gorgeous views, soaking up the landscape and transporting yourself into a paradise. On our next list we visit part two of “Spectacular Landscapes” in Paso Robles wine country as well as talk a bit about the wine and the winery itself. This trail is going to have you feeling euphoric both on the wine and the eye candy!
Directions and Info: www.geo.to/DaouVineyards
We have mentioned Daou before on our “most popular” wine tasting trail and this is one of the reasons it is so well sought after. The wine is complex and easy on the palate, the winery itself is done in gorgeous architecture and is open and light, but the views go on for days and you can sit almost anywhere along that ledge and feel like you are on top of the world. Just grab a chair, a bottle of wine and kick your feet up as you stare out onto the breath taking landscape. This time we are highlighting Daou’s ‘2013 Chemin De Fleurs’ which is a light and crisp blend of 55% Grenache Blanc, 26% Viognier, and 19% Roussanne. Perfect for your last summer nights!
2. Oso Libre
Directions and Info: geo.to/OsoLibreWinery
From Daou you are going to head down the road to Oso Libre which not only has gorgeous views of their land, livestock and vines, but they serve grass fed ranch beef, offer a fantastic array of wines and have a modern and comfortable tasting room. I really enjoyed the atmosphere out on the patio, it was like being in your family’s really awesome back yard. I love all of their bear artwork, the open and lively indoor area and the ‘2011 Carnal G.S.M.’ which goes very well with their Angus! Sustainable and well made wine is just the cherry on top of this beautiful place.
3. Jada Winery
Directions and Info: geo.to/JadaVineyard
Next down the road is Jada which is also on top of a hill but feels like you have entered mountain country! You wind up to a two story building covered in windows and a wrap around porch. There are pines and other trees that shade you and as you look out from that perch you can see all the land and gardens. There are tables out there and in a sun-room that offer shade and views! Their wine is exquisite and the tasting room is also modern, clean and well laid out. The wine that stood out to me the most was the ‘2012 Hell’s Kitchen’ which is a fantastic blend of 55% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, and a squeek of Viognier and Roussanne at a respectable .5% each. Come taste and enjoy the bird’s eye view of this lovely mountain top.
4. Denner Vineyards
Directions and Info: geo.to/DennerVineyards
A little further down the way is Denner which has some incredible architecture as well as beautiful grounds, nice views of the vines and a great selection of wine. However you must book an appointment to visit this winery so plan in advance when you will be stopping by in your wine tasting journey! You can call or book online and they will get you in. They also offer lodging at their Bed and Breakfast called the “Comus House” which offers modern and comfortable rooms, a gourmet breakfast, wine tasting and nibbles in the afternoon and all the views of the winery. The wine that tipped the scale for me with the ‘2011 Cabernet Sauvignon’ which was bold, hearty and earthy. I thoroughly enjoyed it with steak and lobster! Yes that was a decadent night!
5. Dunning Vineyards
Directions and Info: geo.to/DunningVineyards
Dunning Vineyards is right around the corner and completes this list of “Spectacular Landscapes'”. They have a gorgeous hill top panoramic view of the vines and hills, a villa type Bed and Breakfast that is beautiful and elegant as well as pristine gardens and lovely wines. They offer educational tours with agriculture information and a reserve wine tasting, or you can do their regular wine tasting during their open hours. This is one of those well kept secret places that you have to come see and experience for yourself. Try the ‘2013 Estate Chardonnay’ or their yummy ‘2012 Zinfandel “Ridge Top”‘ while taking in the fresh air and a great end to a perfect day of wine tasting!!
Check out our next blog about the best B&B’s in Paso Robles! Two of them are from this list!
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