Stay put and sip on! We’re all spending a lot of extra time at home these days, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the joy of happy hour. Your abode might be a far cry from a swanky wine tasting room in the décor department, but with a bit of mood lighting (hello, fall scented candles) and a well-curated charcuterie plate, your living room can double as a perfectly acceptable date night hangout.
The main ingredient, of course, is Paso Robles wine! Whether you prefer merlot and a movie. Sangiovese and a sitcom, or just a glass of Viognier and a very hot bath, now is the time to wrap your senses in a proverbial Snuggie of good taste. Because the finer things aren’t just for world travelers. Tonight, couch potatoes rule.
1. Bodega de Edgar and a good book
Reading rainbow: Swing by the Bodega de Edgar tasting room (or point and click over to the winery’s website) and grab a beautiful bottle to pair with your read pile (that stack of books on your bedside table is only growing larger). The winery’s brand new 2019 Albariño is the perfect companion as you turn the page and sink into a story. Notes of lemon blossom, honey, pineapple and tropical aromas initially greet your nose, a riveting first chapter. In the mouth, the wine mimics those same juicy aromas, creating a compelling balance of acid and refreshment. The plot thickens!
Bookmark it: Bodega de Edgar is offering a $240 case special on La Guera Chardonnay or Out of Paso Cabernet Sauvignon now (includes shipping).
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2. Hope Family Wines and an action flick
Go where the action is. Hope Family Wine’s 2017 Syrah isn’t afraid to go big! Estate grown in the Templeton Gap region of Paso Robles, this blockbuster red was born from four syrah clones of varying personalities (all of them extroverted). Pair with a fast-paced action movie and feel the outside world melt away. The rich berry flavor offers up explosion after explosion to rock your palate. Just remember: with great intensity comes great responsibility.
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3. Allegretto Wines and a snack attack
“Punchy pinot seeks fun-loving snack for a scrumptious Saturday night.” If this sounds like you, pop open Allegretto Wine’s 2019 Pinot Noir, a fabulously food friendly bottle with charm to spare. Vibrantly fruity with expressive cherry tones and a touch of herbaceous allure, you’ll come for the silky texture and stay for the finish (flush with sage and allspice, we might add). Pair with herb-crusted lamb (or just a box of cheese-topped rosemary crackers) for a finger-licking experience. P.S. Allegretto Wines is offering curbside pickup for an easy grab-and-go selection.
Pampered chef: Looking for a quick way to turn any charcuterie plate into a masterpiece worthy of a foodie magazine? A drizzle of extra virgin Pasolivo Olive Oil always does the trick. You’ve got to try their rosemary flavor with this wine combination!
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4. Sextant Wines and a bath
The water’s fine: Whether you luxuriate with essential oils, Epsom salts or a fizzy bath bomb, Sextant Wines is here to make sure you truly relax (you can unclench your jaw now). Bold yet distinctly elegant, the 2018 Sextant Night Watch is an intricate and seamless composition crafted for elevated levels of self care. Sink into the deep crimson wine and breathe in the sandalwood, white pepper, and lavender nose. Don’t you wish you could bathe in this stuff?
You deserve it: Curbside pickup makes procuring your favorite Sextant wines as easy as turning on the faucet.
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5. Dubost Ranch Winery and a craft
Get crafty: Now is a logical time to pick up all those old arts and crafts projects you were going to “get around to” back in 2019. Feels like a lifetime ago, right? Whether woodworking, crocheting or just doing your best to color within the lines of that adult coloring book you got last holiday, we suggest pairing your focused activity with an equally handcrafted wine. Dubost Ranch Winery’s 2018 Chenin Blanc is awash in minerality, with perky notes of peach and honey. Yes, it’s just the thing to lift your spirits when your DIY project goes haywire. Nailed it!
Bonus: Enjoy wood fired pizza handmade by Kate Dubost or a beautiful cheese plate to pair with your wine.
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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.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
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®
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
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
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.