It’s all in the family! When you click “buy” on a bottle of Paso Robles wine from these family owned wineries, you’re not just helping boost the local economy. You’re actually boosting the spirits of folks who rely on selling those bottles day and day out! Mom and pop wineries are certainly taking a hit to their livelihoods right now, and tasting rooms all over Paso Robles are offering amazing shipping deals, curbside services and virtual events to entice buyers and bring (a little joy) during lockdown. If you’re looking for a way to say, “Thanks” for all the delicious moments Paso Robles Wine Country has bestowed upon your tastebuds over the years, the time is now. A single bottle (or six) can buy a whole lot more than just great flavor for years to come. Share your gratitude and shop virtually!
1. A hearty pairing (from the heart) Rangeland Wines
Where the cows and winemakers roam: Aside from family, there’s few things in life Laird and Lisa Foshay would say they care more about than making top-notch wine. One of those things, however, is obvious: The land where that impeccable wine is grown. Rangeland Wines grew from a love of Paso terroir as well as a passion for the dirty, difficult and rewarding business that is ranch life. Laird, a hands-on wine grower, can be found working in the vineyard each day, checking on the grapes or fixing a downed fence. A great chef and lover of hiking and the outdoors, Lisa spearheaded the winery’s estate meat program. Order up a box of lovingly raised Angus beef (where’s the beef? here!) and a case of bold red wine today (we recommend the 2015 Watershed, a Bordeaux blend and perennial favorite). Not only will you avoid the chaos of the grocery store—you’ll also know you’re helping a real life ranching family do what it does best.
Mapping and directions to Rangeland click here
2. Centuries in the making – Dubost Ranch Winery
One for the history books: If preserving a family heritage through wine seems a little odd, you’ve never met the Dubost Family. Descendants of French immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s, the blacksmithing family eventually landed in Paso Robles’ scenic Adelaida District, which was then populated by many miners and homesteaders. Aside from ranching, the Dubosts also operated the general store, post office and dance hall. The wines you’ll find growing at the 320-acre Dubost Ranch homestead are a direct reflection of their dedication to the land. Generations of farming this soil and a respect for all facets of the growing process have created iconic, authentic wines that stand the test of time. Try the winery’s famous 2016 Homestead Red blend and you, too, can take a small sip of this larger-than-life winemaking legacy and swoon over their award winning wines.
Mapping and directions to Dubost Ranch Winery click here
3. Old fashioned finesse – Dover Canyon Winery
Quality is forever: Doing it “the old fashioned way” is the only way at Dover Canyon Winery. Located on Vineyard Drive in the northwest quadrant of the Paso Robles appellation, owner/winemaker Dan Panico has long believed that the strip of calcareous soil located along Vineyard Drive is optimum for growing incredible zinfandel. Turns out, he was absolutely right! At Dover Canyon, vines are hand-pruned and dry farmed (because great wine, like anything else worthwhile in life, doesn’t come easy). Similarly, the syrah vines are stress-irrigated for concentrated flavor that really pops in the glass. Order up any of Panico’s juicy, vibrant reds—like the winery’s 2016 Primitivo—which shows flavors of wild strawberry and crisp cherry—and you’ll understand just how blood, sweat and toil tastes.
Mapping and directions to Dover Canyon Winery click here
4. Locally delicious – Wines of the West
Shop local without leaving home: What if you could support family-owned local Paso Robles vineyards without leaving the couch? Head over to Wines of the West and you’ll be able to do just that. Nestled off Highway 46 West, the Wines of the West roadhouse and tasting room is a unique hideout for folks looking for wine variety off the beaten path. So you can’t check out these digs in person, but you can purchase their wines and have your own hoedown at home. Click “buy” and enjoy a bevvy of Paso Robles AVA producers, including Purple Cowboy, Clayhouse Wines, Alloy and If You See Kay.
Mapping and directions to Wines of the West click here
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.