A rainy winter season doesn’t just mean healthy, happy vines come spring. If you’ve spent any time on the Central Coast in the past few weeks, you know that the poppies and mustard are (very) happy too. California’s 2019 Super Bloom is a sight to behold—some fields of wildflowers are so vibrant and vast that they are even visible from space. Thousands of brightly colored blooms have exploded into full splendor, turning green hillsides into a technicolor dream. While you can see this rainbow with your own eyes by visiting popular Super Bloom sightseeing stops like the nearby Carrizo Plain National Monument, we encourage you to also open up your senses to these bright, floral delights bursting from local barrels, too. Think of the following fresh spring Paso Robles Wine recommendations as a Super Bloom for your glass!
1. Écluse Wines 2015 Prelude White Rhone Blend
This complex Rhone style blend is truly a natural wonder. The beautiful golden straw color and aromas of stone fruit and orange blossom are sure to lure you in (not unlike a field of poppies) and continue on the palate along with notes of zesty citrus. Enjoy it perfectly chilled on a warm spring day or pair with a goat cheese and pear salad. Note: Check out Écluse Winery’s new tasting room hours, Thursday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Dubost Vineyard and Winery’s 2017 Rosé
Dubost’s 100% Grenache is as eye-catching as it is sumptuous. With a striking salmon color, raspberry and strawberry on the nose, and a crisp refreshing acidity going down, this chilled blush is ready for picnics laden with jam, nuts, and prosciutto. Flower crown not included.
3. Eberle Winery 2018 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé
Eberle’s 2018 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé is enticing, yet shows restraint. A blend of 52% Grenache, 44% Syrah, and 4% Viognier, the vibrant pink color leads your nose and mouth to the glass where aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, strawberries and a hint of pink grapefruit leap out of the glass. Watch out. You may need to wear shades for this one.
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4. Hoyt Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé
“Sophisticated and elegant” best describes Hoyt’s estate Grown Pinot Noir Rose, a plush ruby color reminiscent of Valentine’s Day bouquets. This flirtatious wine is indeed turning heads and making a splash, claiming 99 points, double gold and best of class from the California State Fair! Notes of strawberry and citrus lend an crowd-pleasing allure. Spring fling, anyone?
5. Hearst Ranch Winery 2017 White Wine “Three Sisters Cuvee”
Could there be a Paso Robles white wine with a fresher feeling? A stunning composition of sunny aromas and flavors suggest not. Aromatics of fresh-cut grass and clean minerality come together with fantastic acidity in this fab Hearst Ranch Cuvee. Hints of medium toasted oak and flavors of lychee, gooseberry and apricot are a delight on the palate. Better than dancing through the sprinklers on your front lawn? Almost!
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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.
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®
Treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY
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
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.