5 Red-Blooded Paso Reds for your next BBQ Night

Medium, rare, well or “with a little moo” leftover: However you crave your summer barbecue, we’ve got the wine for you! From juicy light bodied reds to rich, robust blends that make your lips smack, Paso Robles Wine Country is your perfect barbecue companion. Red-y for a finger-licking good time? The coals are hot, the meat is on—and the wine? It is most certainly fine!

Burger better with Cass Winery

Casual chic: Order up a juicy estate-raised burger at Cass Winery and you’ll understand why our world class wine is so unique. Crafted with French DNA and Paso Robles personality, Cass Winery’s 2018 Backbone Syrah is as vivacious as it is versatile. An enticing nose of mesquite embers, savory spice and fruit leather—plus  chewy tannins and traces of plum and bacon jam—make this wine a classic summer sip. Plus, just like our favorite BBQ shindigs, this one can be easily dressed up, down or sideways.

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Fire it up with Bodega de Edgar

Crank the heat: Sip Bodega de Edgar’s 2019 Tempranillo as the sun sinks down behind Paso’s rolling hills and you’ll feel the magic of Paso’s hot summer nights. Cooking up something spicy in the backyard this evening? No barbecue cookout is complete without this savory Spanish varietal waiting in the wings. Imbued with a deeply fruity nose, medium tannins and irresistible French oak allure, this wine crackles right alongside the fire-pit.

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Perfect your pairing with Chronic Cellars

Zippity doo dah: When it comes to ribs slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, nothing zings like zinfandel. Chronic Cellars knows this to be true—just try their 2020 El Perfecto, 46 percent zinfandel, 41 percent tempranillo, 13 percent petite sirah and all delicious. Notes of leather, spice and sandalwood tempt the nose while juicy blueberry, dried currants and goji berry seduce the senses. Trust us: it’s a total crowd-pleaser. Better break out that roll of paper towels!

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Aim to impress with Seven Oxen Estate Wines

Show ’em you mean business: Whether you consider yourself a master griller or a total newbie, you’re sure to impress with Seven Oxen’s 100% 2017 Tannat. Produced from dry-farmed fruit, your guests will savor soft, ripe tannins and beautiful black fruit aromas enhanced by bright acidity. The result? A sophisticated yet approachable backyard bottle that elevates the meal with licorice, black currant, blackberry and wet stone. Impressive!

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Make memories with Stilson Cellars

Now and later: Summer in Paso is all about clear, starry skies and darn good times. When your favorite people gather to mark the occasion, uncork a true time-capsule in the making. Enter: Stilson Cellars 2019 Mourvedre, an age-worthy red with oodles of charm to spare. Baked blackberry, bramble berry, smoked sagebrush and wild iris enchant the nose while charcoal embers, black raspberry and grilled blueberry play out on the palate. They’ll be talking about this one for many, many summers to come!

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Geneseo Inn Vineyard and room viewMake ReservationsThe GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”

Directions: speedfind.com/CassWinery

 

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Lekai Ranch Vacation RentalMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

Pelletiere-logoMake ReservationsThe Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!

Directions: speedfind.com/Pelletiere

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5 Fresh Ways to Savor Paso Wine Weekend

Break out the fancy stemware: It’s time for Paso Wine Weekend! Hosted May 19-22 in Paso Robles Wine Country, this time-honored event swirls up a delicious blend of food, fine wine and entertainment set along the region’s rolling, oak-studded hills. Whether you attend the official Paso Wine Fest grand tasting and marquee offerings held at the Paso Robles Event Center or explore the myriad of events unfolding across approx. 300 wineries, you’re sure to come away with a one-of-a-kind wine experience. Ready to join in on the fun? Here’s 5 ways to celebrate Paso’s most momentous May soiree:

Take a bite out of Spring at Villa San-Juliette

Spring craving: This Paso Wine Fest Weekend, lounge on the Tuscan-styled VSJ patio, where friendly service and fabulous food are backdropped by a truly stunning landscape. With a stellar spring menu bursting with fresh flavors, you can nosh on a grilled baby Romaine Cesar salad topped with rosemary croutons, arugula-chicken sandwich laden with a farm fresh egg or fresh clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops swimming in a white wine tomato sauce (don’t forget the garlic bread!). On Sunday, May 22, you’re in for an added treat: Enjoy live music courtesy of Sufreza Trio from 1 to 4 p.m. Between sips of world class Bordeaux-style wines, mingle with the winery’s passionate staff, who are ready to fill you in on the latest vineyard news. How’s that for a fabulous fill-up?

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Plant yourself at Derby Wine Estates

Green goals: Celebrate Paso Wine Fest at Derby Wine Estates and you’ll finally earn that green thumb. Located downtown in a historic building, enjoy oodles of ambiance while you grow, sip and swirl. Back by popular demand, the winery’s Succulent Soiree returns Thursday, May 19: Design and plant your own succulent terrarium, with pots, plants, and a plethora of decorative options provided (event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.). But wait—there’s more! On Friday, May 20, get ready to kick up your heels to live music paired with Southern barbecue rolling out from 8 to 9 p.m. Savor the savory down-home flavors of Hungry Mother Food Truck, sample delicious wine and generally have yourself a darn good time!

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Sparkle on at Still Waters Vineyards

Shake it up: No troubles, just bubbles, baby! On Friday, May 20, join winemaker Paul of Still Waters Vineyards—along with four other illustrious local winemakers—for a tasting of Paso sparkling offerings paired with gourmet bites (tasting hosted at Still Waters Vineyards from 4 to 5:30 p.m.). Drooling for more? On Saturday, May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m., you’re in for a fun-filled evening of wine and live music with tunes provided by Americana powerhouse Julie Beaver and her band Rockin’ Bs Trio. Next up: wind down a whirlwind weekend with a chill table side tasting at the Still Waters Garden on Sunday, May 22. Welp. It looks like your calendar just filled up!

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Park it at Locatelli Vineyards

You had me at panini: Got a hankering for melty-gooey goodness paired with awesomely drinkable wines? Head to Locatelli for Paso Wine Fest Weekend, when the winery will serve homemade turkey, cranberry and brie paninis paired with their famous five estate blends and superb single-varietal offerings. While the sandwiches will flow all weekend long, you’ll need to stop by Locatelli on Friday, May 20 to catch live music by emerging artist Lindsey Marie. Plus, on Sunday, May 22, the winery presents the neo-folk stylings of Easton Everett (music kicks off from 1 to 4 p.m. both days). Got an RV? Dry camp at the winery and enjoy the breathtaking rural scenery and festive atmosphere from sunrise to sunset.

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Roll up your sleeves at CASS Winery

See food; eat it: Better fast for a few hours before you head to CASS Winery this Paso Wine Weekend. Why? Well, their onsite chef is hosting an epic seafood boil on Saturday, May 21 that promises to have you feeling ultra-satiated! Unfolding on the winery’s barrel room veranda at 6:30 p.m., you’ll take in a legendary Paso sunset overlooking the winery’s vineyard all while digging into more shellfish than you can shake an oyster fork at. Plus, each course will be paired with classic CASS wines for maximum yum! Note: Can’t make Saturday, but love robust reds? Head to Cass Sunday, May 22 for a lively vertical tasting that includes killer estate cabernet sauvignon served alongside distinguished Paso Robles area selections.

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Geneseo Inn Vineyard and room viewMake ReservationsThe GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”

Directions: speedfind.com/CassWinery

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Lekai Ranch Vacation RentalMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

Pelletiere-logoMake ReservationsThe Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!

Directions: speedfind.com/Pelletiere

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5 Ways Paso Wine Country Will Surprise You

Paso Robles Wine Country is full of surprises! Allow us to delight your senses with unexpected adventures tailored to your unique imagination. From intimate vineyard stays packed with ultra-modern amenities to tropical tiki drinks and a hidden downtown Speakeasy, you’ll find top notch novelty experiences to enjoy between sips of world class Paso wine. So, leave your preconceived notions at the door—we’re about to blow your wine lovin’ mind!

We’re modern

The future is now: Forget everything you know about quaint, country wine country vacation stays. Geneseo Inn is a modern vineyard escape at the cutting edge of boutique hospitality. Nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, you’ll marvel at the forward-thinking design, centered around industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on Cass Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard.  Modern appointments, architectural detailing, and an inclusive estate breakfast prepared by the executive chef makes for an unparalleled modern retreat (plus, with chef gardens situated around the perimeter, you’ll savor the freshest of the fresh). Want more? Choose to unwind with a private massage or yoga session or ramp up your adventure by selecting one of the many Cass Camp experiences unique to the inn. What will they think up next?

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We’re tropical

Happy hour calls: Sure, we love our cowboy boots, but it’s fun to trade our western wear for a Hawaiian shirt every now and then! Ready to sink into a more relaxed state of mind? Stop in for a fruity drink at Cane Tiki Room in downtown Paso Robles for exotic flavors and Polynesian small plates. Brought to you by the Park and Pine Group (owners of nearby FishGaucho, Pappy McGregor’s and Eleven Twenty Two Speakeasy), this colorful bar is a welcome escape from the day-to-day doldrums. Choose from a selection of tropical rum cocktails sourced from around the world paired with fabulous Hawaiian Pu Pu plates. Yum! With an exciting interior space chock full of nautical artifacts sourced from the South Pacific—including a palapa-style ceiling, carved tiki statues and fire and water features—you’ll be immediately transported to your own personal beach.

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We’re luxurious

Only the best: In Paso Robles Wine Country, we know how to live it up. Have a family reunion, wedding or special group retreat in mind? Book a luxurious stay at The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate, the quintessential wine country hideaway. Surrounded by vineyards, this private, three-bedroom two-bath farmhouse is nestled in the foothills for the Willow Creek District in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside (not a bad place to bed down for the night). Enjoy a charming kitchen complete with a coffee service island, breakfast nook, granite countertops, and a timeless vintage stove oven. The dining room and living room both boast French doors that open onto the expansive private multi-level deck that overlooks estate vineyards (so pretty). The downstairs bedrooms feature a queen-sized, twin-sized daybed with an additional roll-out twin bed—plus, French doors that lead out to a secret garden. Of course, you’ll also enjoy WiFi, satellite TV, a gas barbecue, plush robes, towels, and top notch linens. There’s even a cozy fireplace! These people have literally thought of everything!

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We’re mysterious

Meet me at midnight: Wine tasting may be our main bag, but we’re known to slip away for a secret rendezvous when the mood strikes! Folks in the know adore 1122 Speak Easy in downtown Paso Robles for its mysterious vibe and top shelf cocktail offerings served in a totally plush setting. Famous for its 1930’s speakeasy vibe, this swanky lounge was named one of the Top 50 Hidden Speakeasies in the World and voted Best Bar in the North County of SLO—so you know you’re getting into something good. Despite these awesome accolades, it’s not the easiest to find: located on the rear patio of Pappy McGregor’s Pub, the entry door is situated on Railroad St. and is accessible by walking directly on Railroad St. or by walking through Pappy McGregor’s and exiting the rear patio gate. Tell ’em we sent ya. No password required!

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We’re humble

Not to brag, but: We’re known the world over for our Bordeaux-style blends and killer cabernet sauvignon! In fact, we’ve racked up more than a few impressive awards as a region (not that we need to get into all that here). While some of the most highly respected wine critics sing our praises vintage after vintage, we continue to keep our heads down and focus on the work ahead. What can we say? Our humble agricultural beginnings and pioneering spirit have kept us down to earth. Stop by one of the area’s more than 250 wineries to see just what we mean. Kiamie Wine Cellars is a friend-owned business, and you can feel that warmth from the first sip. Blending wines from distinctive mountain vineyards on the Westside of Paso Robles, the winery is a collaboration between two guys with diverse, yet complementary backgrounds (in fact, you can read all about their unique partnership in our blog, here). Untethered by tradition, the founders live by one golden rule: showcase only the best fruit Paso Robles has to offer. If that’s not an honorable way to make wine, I don’t know what is.

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake Reservations

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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

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Lekai Ranch Vacation RentalMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

Pelletiere-logoMake ReservationsThe Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!

Directions: speedfind.com/Pelletiere

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6 Wineries with Sit Down Restaurants in Paso Wine Country

Dinner and drinks? We’ve got ’em! In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll find an array of amazing tasting rooms that double as sit-down restaurants! With incredible lunch, dinner and creative food pairings served up hot at these food-friendly tasting rooms, you need not venture far from your table. With gorgeous outdoor patios, rustic barns, elegant dining rooms, and lush vineyard views galore, you’ll find the perfect wine country culinary experience for your next date night, friends excursion—or any old time you feel like celebrating. Time to grab your forks, folks. Let’s dig in!

Cass Winery

French state of mind: Casual meets sophisticated at Cass Winery, where you can post up at a sunny outdoor table surrounded by bucolic Eastside vines. The menu is approachable yet upscale, featuring everything from tender tri-tip sandwiches and juicy beef burgers to Ahi or chicken salads, cheese plates and locally famous crab cakes. Nibble on a prosciutto and poached pear panini or share a plate of mushrooms and brie as you sample Cass Winery’s award-winning lineup of luxurious reds, Rhone whites and bold blends. The best part? All this fabulous food and wine is brought to your table by a friendly server. Your job? Enjoy every yummy moment. Now you can probably understand why Cass is all about “French DNA and Paso personality.” The French tend to linger over their meals, and in Paso, so do we!

Dining Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Pamper your taste buds: You’ll jet set around the world without stepping foot outside Paso when you reserve your table at Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. In addition to offering 171 rooms and suites, an on-site spa and a popular wine tasting room, guests (and non-guests) can enjoy the inspired culinary creations of Cello Ristorante & Bar, Allegretto’s love letter to Northern Italian cuisine. An homage to lavish European stays, this Paso Robles destination pairs worldly ambiance with fresh, local fare, creative cocktails and an extensive wine list.  Serving up fine breakfast, lunch and dinner options (we’re talking about everything from decadent buttermilk walnut pancakes to seasonal gourmet pizzas to pan-seared duck), there is no dress code required, thank goodness. Beyond the Mediterranean-inspired dining room, grand doors open onto a patio featuring iron fire bowls and bocce ball courts. Enjoy Paso’s warm summer evenings or a heated al fresco experience in winter. Kind of makes you want to stay a little longer right? Good thing you totally can!

Dining Hours: Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.; dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Cello Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Villa San Juliette

A meal to remember: The folks at Villa San Juliette grow a dozen wine grape varietals on its epic 130-acre estate vineyard, but have you peeked inside the kitchen lately? Nestled amongst the Cholame Hills in the Paso Robles Estrella District, you’ll find astoundingly decadent dishes paired with the winery’s balanced Bordeaux and Rhone wine offerings. Whether you’re feeling a bit peckish (try the rosemary focaccia bread, baked daily and paired with the chef’s selection of Italian cheeses, meats and marinated veggies) or have a big hunger to tackle (go for the mushroom risotto with grass-fed prime rib-eye) you’ll leave feeling well-fed and fabulous. Trust us: There’s nothing quite like basking on the patio of this Mediterranean-style villa with a glass of grenache in one hand and a spoonful of garlicky seafood stew in the other! Go on, treat yourself.

Dining Hours: Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (by reservation only)

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Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery

Have it your way: Four generations of winemaking excellence can’t be wrong, right? Well, the iconic winery that brought us such stellar brands as San Simeon, Riboli Family Napa Valley and Highlands Forty One also knows a thing or two about crafting moan-inducing meals. The San Antonio Winery’s Eastside Paso Robles tasting room and bistro is churning out top notch Italian eats, including a killer calamari fritti, seared shrimp citrus salad, chicken piccata pasta and even classic entrees like salmon in a lemon butter sauce (don’t forget tiramisu for dessert, too). Dine either indoor or out, and be sure to check out their newly renovated Atrium Dining Room and Cafe Bistro. Plus, the winery’s gift center offers up everything from wine and accessories to upscale gifts, making it a true one-stop-shop on Highway 46 East. Not sure you can make it out to the winery? With an array of mouthwatering pizzas-plus a weekend brunch and family style catering menus to choose from-you can enjoy at the tasting room or have it all delivered directly to your belly courtesy of Grubhub. Now that’s a one-stop solution!

Dining Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Reserve your table: Call 805-226-2600

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Lone Madrone

Farm fresh feasting: Known for crafting wines that shine with terroir and pure varietal character, it’s no wonder that the folks at Lone Madrone champion farm-to-fork flavor. Pull up a chair at Kitchen Forty Six, the winery’s seasonal solution to post-tasting hunger pangs! With a weekend menu helmed by Chef Jeffrey Scott, you can expect produce procured from an onsite garden as well as local farmer’s markets. Ready to taste spring’s ripest bounty? Hop on Lone Madrone’s Vineyard Luncheon and Tours (the next one is slated for Saturday, April 30). Spend the day with the winemakers as you explore Old Oak Vineyard, home to 40+ year-old zinfandel grapes. Yes, you’ll get to sample wine, too, right there among the vines! Afterward, enjoy a three-course lunch served in a nearby barn (menu items include local lamb, spring veggies, just-picked herbs and rustic bread with charred onion jam). Up next, you’ll tour all the remaining vineyard nooks and crannies with more wine in hand. Could there be a more perfect way to enjoy—and walk off—your next meal? We think not.

Dining Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Dubost Wine

Blue skies ahead: Paso’s bold red wines are simply made to be enjoyed in the great outdoors! Good thing Dubost keeps it real, sizzling up spectacular wood-fired pizzas each Saturday and Sunday, “weather permitting”—although the forecast around here is usually sunny with a chance of wildflowers. If you’re looking for a true blue Paso Robles meal, look no further than Dubost, where the rural setting is all the ambiance you need to have a great time with friends. Cozy up to a picnic bench or blanket and dig into their tantalizing tasting menu, which includes white and red Weekend Wine Flights paired with pizzas laden with caramelized onions, fresh basil, house made pepperoni, arugula—even earthy beets and a dash of balsamic drizzle! While reservations are always appreciated, walk-ins are welcome around these parts. What can we say? Around here, you’re just one of the Dubost family. Sure feels good to come home.

Dining Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

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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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat

 

 

Lekai Ranch Vacation RentalMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

Pelletiere-logoMake ReservationsThe Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!

Directions: speedfind.com/Pelletiere

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5 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Paso Wine Country This Spring

Paso Robles wineries are nothing if not bold and inventive. Around here, we tend to march to the beat of our own drum! That goes for making wine, growing wine, and—of course—enjoying the fruit of our labors. With a warm, temperate growing season (read: oodles of sunshine), locals tend to use the the great outdoors as their personal playground. You should too! With miles of dreamy vineyards, fragrant wildflowers and blue skies, there’s never been a better time to make the trip to Paso Robles Wine Country. Whether you sit down to a picture-perfect winemaker dinner set amongst the oaks or take a detour to the ocean, you’ll find endless fresh ways to savor Paso wine this spring!

1. Become the beekeeper

Major buzz: Experience the ancient magic of beekeeping at Cass Winery this Spring! Yes, you heard us right. From hive science to honey extractions, your group will learn the latest buzz about these important pollinators. Allow the friendly folks at Cass to take you for a spin around the winery’s onsite bee hives, where you’ll suit up in your very own beekeeper’s suit! Learn about hive installations, understand the connections between plants and herbs and sample your own taste of honey, artisanal cheese and award winning wine. If there’s a more “springtime” event happening in Paso Robles Wine Country, we’d be shocked to hear!

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2. Go industrial

Fresh hangouts abound: Sure, we love cowboys and local traditions, but we’re also home to cutting-edge tasting rooms. One such destination not to be missed? Bodega de Edgar, home of bold Spanish varietals and a clean, modern vibe. One of the best thing about Paso Robles is the fact that winemakers come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Bodega de Edgar Winemaker/Founder Edgar Torres started off his journey as a waiter at a local restaurant. From working his way up from “cellar rat” at local wineries to starting his own label in 2007, this is an incredible journey worth celebrating first hand! Check out the winery’s modern lounge tucked away in an unassuming industrial space. Now, to toast to a true Robles dream come true!

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3. Spelunk it!

Enter the cave: OK, so you won’t be wearing a flashlight on your head, but we think Eberle’s iconic wine caves are pretty darn exciting nonetheless! Get in on the adventure when you book a vineyard deck tour and tasting, cellar club reserve tour and tasting or VIP tour and tasting in the grotto. That’s right—most Eberle wine experiences have an underground wine cave tour built right into the program, so you’ll never have to worry about missing out on this time-honored expedition. When paired alongside some of the most iconic red wines to Paso on the map, this is the perfect recipe for flavor and fun.

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4. Discover coastal magic

Easy breezy and tasty: A drive along Highway 46 West heading towards the coast is always a relaxing experience—especially when you stop at your favorite wineries along the way! Be sure to hit Harmony Cellars, a totally unique stop with loads of coastal appeal. Perched atop a hill overlooking the hamlet of Harmony (population 18, if you count the cows), you’ll be transported to a whimsical storybook world where glass blowers and cobblestone streets enchant the imagination! Just a stone’s throw from Highway 1 and the glittering Pacific beyond, you might just be inspired to travel onward for an impromptu beach day. Looks like this is just the beginning of your coastal journey!

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5. Have a cocktail

Have we gone utterly nuts? Not quite! Paso Robles winemakers are so darn creative and passionate, it’s not unusual to find folks who dabble in wine, beer and craft spirits, too. Put down the wine glass for the afternoon (we promise, it will still be there) and allow the mixologists at KROBAR Craft Distillery North to shake up an expert drink made from one-of-a-kind hooch. Located behind Grey Wolf Winery in Paso Robles on Highway 46 West, this Instagram-worthy tasting room is home to an intimate indoor/outdoor space perfect for happy hour with the crew.

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake Reservations

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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat

 

 

Lekai Ranch Vacation RentalMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

Pelletiere-logoMake ReservationsThe Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!

Directions: speedfind.com/Pelletiere

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5 Heat-busting Paso Robles White Wines for Summer

Time to chillax! The dog days of summer have arrived, inspiring leisurely afternoons lounging at shaded outdoor wine tasting rooms, secluded beaches, pool cabanas and along the lake shore. Thankfully, Paso Robles Wine Country isn’t far from all of these fabulous ways to cool off—plus, chilled white wine does the trick beautifully! Whether crisp and clean or floral and fruity, these heat-busting whites are best enjoyed the way you want to feel. That is to say, “cool.”

Ernest Hemingway Vineyards 2018 EH Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Embark on a cool new chapter: Find your next great adventure with this refreshing and sophisticated white and a gourmet nosh to boot! At Ernest Hemingway Vineyards, enjoy an amazing menu that Hemingway himself would be proud of: choose from wild game charcuterie boards and farm-fresh plates imbued with flavors harvested straight from the winery’s summer garden. Interested in learning more about the art that goes into the wine in your glass? Sign up for a nifty Wine Blending Lab event, where you’ll spend 90 minutes with a Hemingway winemaker or sommelier and learn the ABC’s of winemaking.

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Still Waters Vineyards 2020 Barrel Select Chardonnay

Go old school: Sometimes you just need a classic chardonnay on a summer day! On days like these, head to Still Waters Vineyard, where this iconic wine is aged in New French Oak Barrels. Expect buttery and toasty notes of vanilla, just the way you like it! Never want the afternoon to end? It doesn’t have to. Pack a picnic, grab the kids, leash up the dog and enjoy a family outing in one of Paso’s most pastoral settings. Stroll the lush gardens, rub elbows with fellow wine fans as you taste more than 20 wines on site, or just watch the clouds pass by.

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Bodega de Edgar White Collection

Why stop at one white when you can have triple the yum? Try three sumptuous summer-approved wines with Bodega de Edgar’s White Collection, including their 2020 Albariño, a crisp, bright wine bursting with zippy lemon zest appeal; their 2020 La Guera blend (75% albariño 25% torrontes), a delicate, complex wine with an easy-breezy  stone-fruit vibes; and their 2020 Can’t Stop Grenache, an explosion of  bright, strawberry and cherry goodness best served chilled. Luckily, you won’t have to choose a favorite.

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Chronic Cellars Spritz & Giggles

The party has arrived with Chronic Cellars: Cheers to the invention of air conditioning with this celebrate-anytime sparkling sure to delight friends and fam. Tickle their fancy with a truly modern Chardonnay-based wine overflowing with the essence of  pears, apples and fresh-baked bread along with citrus, floral and spice notes. Whether you’re hosting a big summer barbecue or just a backyard brunch potluck with a few pals, toast to good times ahead!

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Cass Winery 2020 Marsanne

Vacation like you mean it: Seeking a relaxing and refreshing respite from the harsh summer sun? Well, you’ll have it made in the shade at Cass Winery, we can promise you that. Kick back on the patio and allow the tastings to come to you while savoring a thoroughly impressive menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads and snacks. While you do, be sure to try the winery’s newly released 2020 Marsanne, the perfect hot-weather sipper if there ever was one. Summery lemon and melon rind is elevated by delicate wafts of honeysuckle and Kiefer lime. After this, a nap is in order.

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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

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

 

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 


Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 


Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat

 

Make ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 
 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

 

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5 Paso Wineries that’ll make you say “Wow!”

Proposals, surprise parties, rainbows: some of the best things in life just seem to come out of left field! In Paso Robles, every day is the start of a brand new adventure and you, as the leader of your own story, get to jump on board and enjoy the ride. Planning your trip is great, but here’s a little advice from us to you: Stay open to the mysterious gifts this world class wine region has to offer and you will come away delighted. Random, shocking, fabulous—call them what you will. Let’s just say these inventive wineries are redefining what it means to “drink Paso.”

Anarchy for all

A little chaos: Pretty oak trees, soft music, quiet chit-chat—how about nah? There might be 200+ wineries in Paso Robles, but there aren’t any wines quite like those on offer at Anarchy Wine Co. With genre-blasting bottles that snarl at the status quo, you’re in for a lineup of what winemaker Christian Tietje lovingly calls “big ass wines.” Dive head-first into strikingly pure varietals, mind-blowing blends and—always, an open invitation to get a little weird. Yep, this is one virtual tasting you won’t soon forget! See you in the mosh pit.

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Plot twist

Ernest Hemingway Tasting RoomThe next chapter: Ernest Hemingway famously said: “my only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” Don’t let this horrible fate befall you! Head to Ernest Hemingway Vineyards, the kind of place old adventurous Ernie would have loved. With robust reds, bright whites, celebratory sparklings and an extensive menu of farm to table food—including pizzas, pulled pork and baked pastas—you’ll have a whole lot to write home about!

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Can it

Cold ones to go: Wine in can? Oh yes they did! Don’t believe us? Head to Wines of the West, where several wineries commingle under one welcoming roof. Sample Alloy’s canned sangria, gruner vetliner, chardonnay or red wine blend and you’ll never think of a six-pack the same way again. Whether your Paso adventure includes hiking, picnicking or a day at the beach, you’ll be glad you came across these palate-pleasing and totally portable wonders. Hot tip: Also located on site, find Clayhouse Wines, Purple Cowboy, and If You See Kay, which produces genre-busting wines that are rebellious, to say the least.

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The new old fashioned way

A tale as old as time: What’s old is always new again, in fashion and in wine. In fact, sometimes pulling from the past is the freshest way to stay relevant in an ever-changing world. At Straight Out Of Paso, the wine offerings deliberately reflect the classic varietals that once put Paso Robles on the map (cutting out the fat, so to speak). These folks aren’t messing around: you’ll enjoy only the classics: rich cabernet sauvignon, stellar Rhone varietals and, of course, Zinandel, the grand-daddy of all Paso grapes. No funny business, no fluff. ‘Nuff said!

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Chillest vibes

No need to spring for those expensive plane tickets. At Cass Winery, French DNA plus Paso Personality equals “yum!” Around here, the Parisian vibes are strong (yes you can linger at a table for hours, eating, sipping and mingling). In fact, you can even belly up to a full-on spread of burgers, salads and sides while helpful attendants pours your wine tastings table-side. Don’t ever want to leave this magical place? No worries. Escape the bustle of daily life at the winery’s Geneseo vacation lodging, a uniquely modern bed and breakfast experience that includes an elevated vineyard view from your private bedroom deck!

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The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard Retreats  Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing  of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat

 

 

Make ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

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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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/PeachyInn

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

 

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Celebrate St. Paddy’s in Paso Robles Wine Country

Want to feel lucky this next St. Paddy’s Day weekend? Head to scenic Paso Robles, where the hills are electric green and all that glitters is gold! Follow a rainbow of boutique wines to your own pot of loot (or glass of goodness, rather). From effortlessly enjoyable zinfandel to bright, fresh whites and every flavor and texture in between, you’ll be awash in Irish optimism. Yes, that’s right: according to research, Ireland is the most optimistic country in the world (we’d like think Paso Robles Wine Country is second on that list). Come see for yourself! Behind every bottle of Paso Robles wine is a four leaf clover with your name on it.

Your lucky day

A delicious discount in a romantic setting: Sound’s good to us! Surrounded by verdant grassy knolls and neighboring the quaint village of Harmony, Harmony Cellars is a storybook dream sure to get you in a plucky, lucky mood. Head to this iconic Westside winery on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17 from 10am-5pm for $5 glasses of world-class wine.  Sip and swirl on their  gorgeous outdoor patio while taking in the lovely countryside—plus, On March 20-21, the tasting room will offer up a ZINful Weekend event featuring decadent truffles and wine flights (10am-5pm both days). Fun fact: Harmony Cellars is proud to have an Irish winemaker at its helm, so you know you’re in for some truly authentic Irish hospitality!

Book now: Reserve your spot on the Harmony Cellars outdoor patio now by calling the tasting room at 805-927-1625

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Merriment and mischief

You’ll want to do a jig: We believe you make your own luck! Come to Paso Robles Saturday-Sunday March 20-21 and you’ll see what we mean. This St. Paddy’s Day weekend, Paso Robles will erupt in a joyful celebration of clinking glasses, gourmet nibbles and entertainment in honor of vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend. Enjoy special outdoor events across Paso’s more than 200 tasting rooms all celebrating the region’s heritage grape. Savor Paso’s most iconic varietal in style at Cass Winery, which will host an outdoor Estate Wine Prime Rib Dinner on Friday March 12 and live music under the oaks on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20. Alas, this is just one of many awesome shindigs unfolding for this wondrous weekend. Yes, expect more smiles than you can shake a shillelagh stick at!

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Two for one fun

Double take: With gorgeous outdoor tasting rooms in Paso Robles to the north and Edna Valley in the south, you’re in for twice the flavor at Sextant this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. In Edna Valley, bask on the sunny patio with a tasting paired with a creative lunch from The Gourmet Deli, all backdropped by a 100+-year-old general store turned tasting room. In Paso Robles, surround yourself with views of the rolling hills, winemaking in action and endless canopy of stately oaks (members, make yourself at home in the  private VIP tasting lounge). Plus, this March 19-21, you can dive into a world of delicious zinfandel wines from 10am-5pm all weekend long! How many wineries allow you to enjoy both the cool climate varietals of Edna Valley and the heat-loving varietals north of the Cuesta Grade? We’ll take two!

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Boogie down with bodacious food

Leprechauns need to eat too, right? Well, Patio Kitchen Food Truck hits the spot for everyone! Head to Brecon Estate on Saturday, March 20 for the best in food fare. And all weekend long taste newly-released, AMAZING zinfandel offerings. Still feeling peckish? Score a 4 pack special for only $199 (2018 Zinfandel Sauret Clone, 2018 Zinfandel Paso Robles, 2018 Tannat and 2018 Feral Underclass) all weekend long, perfect for sharing with friends as the afternoon rolls on, or perhaps, save the wines for savoring at home. Ah, we could get used to this.

Book now, click here or call 805-239-2200

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Stroll off the beaten path

Follow your imagination to the end of the rainbow: Plan a trip to Paso’s magical Tin City and see where the artisans play. From craft beer and cider to fresh-made pasta and every delicious morsel in between, this hub of uniquely Paso creativity should be on every wine taster’s itinerary. ONX wines are created with little regard to trend—each bottle bucks the status quo. Why not reserve your own tasting and try for yourself this St. Paddy’s Day weekend? Spring is a great time to experience the magic of Paso Robles Wine Country in all of its sunny glory. Can’t make it to the tasting room? Virtual tastings offer all the fabulous flavors of ONX without the travel. Yes, technology is a magical thing!

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 This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.

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Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard Retreats  Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing  of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

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Make ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford 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.

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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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/PeachyInn

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

 

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How Well Do You Know Paso Robles Vineyard Anatomy?


You know the wines, but how well do you know the vines? If you can’t name the eight—yes, eight—parts of a typical wine grape vine, it’s time to take some notes. We promise, it’s not as dull as it sounds. Why take a closer look? Your understanding of how the terroir (the unique combination of sun, soil and water of a region) affect each aspect of the vines will give you a deeper appreciation for the vino in your glass—not to mention all the hard work put in by the vineyard manager and his or her team. Want one more nifty reason to refresh your vine anatomy? Two words: Wow them. Yes, you will totally impress your fellow wine tasters on your next vineyard tour!

Before we jump into the vine anatomy, let’s look at some Paso Wines crafted from spectacular Paso Robles Vineyards

Allegretto Wine’s easy drinking 2015 Tannat and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the sprawling vines that surround the Allegretto tasting room as well as from the nearby Willow Creek District. View them while you taste, or book a stay at the winery’s Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Yes, they also have an on-site restaurant! Enjoy.

 

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Bodega de Edgar’s flavorful Spanish single varietal wines and bold blends are always produced by sourcing the highest quality Paso Robles fruit from across many stellar vineyards, while still maintaining an affordable price point. Incredible vines don’t always have to mean a huge price tag.

 

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Brecon Estate is known for its singular Bordeaux wines that shine with distinct elegance. With some of the first plantings in the Adelaida district by one of the pioneers of the region, the winemaker produces Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, converted and dry-farmed. It’s true: these vines have not been irrigated for four years, yet the vines naturally produce 2.5 tons to the acre. Talk about stressed fruit with fabulous flavor!

 

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Cass Winery’s Bordeaux and Rhone style wines are a perfect reflection of their microclimate. The Cass Estate Vineyard is located in the Geneseo District sub-AVA southeast of Paso Robles, exemplifying the region’s warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 145-acre vineyard is planted to a dozen varieties on a large terrace above the Huer Huero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial (or river) soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.

 

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Chronic Cellars is all about playing with the best, or as the winery’s two winemaking brothers like to say, “chronic” grapes to make seriously good wine. To do that, they source from a range of respectable Paso Robles vineyards—just don’t ask them to name names. As it turns out, growing up a Paso Robles local has its perks, like knowing all the best grape growers in the area! Of course, these guys just call them “neighbors.” Must be nice.

 

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Onward to the anatomy of a grape vine!

Root system
It all starts at the roots. You might have already guessed that the roots play a staring roll in great grape vines. Well, you’re right there! Like all plants, the rarely seen roots do the very important work of bringing nutrients—and precious water—up from the soil. Vines grow to various depths into the soil depending on the variety (rootstock), soil and climate. Some varieties develop very deep and almost vertical roots, while others (like table grapes) have a flat and shallow roots system and therefore require deep, fertile soil. Typical Paso Robles wine grapes are “stressed,” meaning they work hard to survive in sandy, rocky and clay soil types. In order to find the nutrients and water the plant needs to survive, the roots must search deeper and deeper into the soil. This is not a bad thing, and you’ll taste why. The result? Far more concentrated grape flavor.

Trunk – Like the trunk of the tree, this hardened stem is a permanent home for vines and branches that develop above and all around it. The trunk is permanent and sturdy—as it should be, as all of the above-ground vegetative (leaves and stems) and reproductive (flowers and fruits) depend on it. The height of the trunk and also its branches, shoots, and canes vary dramatically depending on the selected training system.

Canes – When a vine’s shoots mature and become woody, you can start calling them “canes.” The health and happiness of these canes are always a big concern for winegrowers during the dormant season. When pruning the canes in winter, winegrowers must think ahead several months to what kind of vine canopy size and shape they desire for the wines they’ll produce. These small but important decisions will control the quality of the crop in the coming season.

A side note on training systems and canes: What exactly is a training system, you ask? Think of the way you might train a house or garden plant that curls along your bookshelf or fence. In a cane-pruned training system, the top of the trunk is called the head. A fully developed trunk has arms—short branches from which canes and spurs originate. Depending on a selected training system, arms are located in different positions, and this will affect the amount of vegetative growth going forward. With a training system that utilizes cordons (cordon training with spur pruning), arms are spaced at regular intervals along their length. OK, what are “cordons?” (This is getting a tad long-winded, we know). They are simply extensions of the trunk that usually grow horizontally along a trellis wire.

Buds – Everyone’s favorite, right? Every spring, buds develop, and so does the promise of a new vintage. These buds pop up in what is called the “leaf axil,” right above the connection between the shoot and “leaf petiole.” Inside each bud, you will find three distinct growing points, each capable of producing a shoot, also known as primary, secondary and tertiary buds. Want to know something really wild? A bud is actually a highly compressed shoot with all its parts, including grape cluster. At “bud burst” or “bud break,” the primary bud begins to grow, but sometimes also secondary or tertiary buds, do too. This is something the winemaker will look at very closely as the fruit develops. If the primary bud is damaged or freezes, the secondary or tertiary buds will grow in place of the primary bud (grape insurance).

Shoots – You know this one, right? These are the green stems which develop from buds, and represent the primary growth structure of grapevines. The shoots that arise from primary (winter) buds are normally the fruit-producing shoots. The shoot consists of stems, leaves, tendrils and fruits. Sure, you’ve heard the term “canopy” thrown around—but what does it actually mean? This is a handy collective term that is used to describe the shoots, leaves, and fruits of the grapevine.

Leaves – Don’t skip this one! The leaves of the grapevine, as any other plant, provide nourishment and air—which is crucial for quality. Leaves are busybodies, always converting sunlight into usable energy for the plant. More leaves + more sun = more organic compounds the grapevine can use for its growth. However, too many leaves can be a big problem (review: pruning). The shape and size of the eaves are determined by the grapevine variety—as well as color, which varies from light to dark green.

Tendrils – These are the beautiful, slender curlycue structures that appear on the top and sides of stems (and what photographers love to capture when grape clusters burst forth). They grow until the grapevine is ready for harvest (after the harvest, they become wooden in nature). Since the grapevine is a climbing plant, it needs many tendrils to coil around small objects such as fences and trellises. These tiny “hands” help the plant reach up toward the sun.

Flowers and Grapes – Yes, flowers, but not the kind you might think. Flower clusters grow on one side of the shoot and leaves along the other. Most fruitful shoots develop from one to three flower clusters, depending on the variety and growing conditions. Each cluster may contain only a few or up to several hundred flowers at the time of bloom! That number (as usual) depends on the variety and environment, or terroir. When fertilized, the flower clusters develop into clusters of grapes. How exciting! From this “fruit set,” the grapes (or berries) as they are called, start to grow.

 

 



 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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6 Paso Robles Wineries with Restaurants


Wine and dine with a sit-down meal in Paso Robles Wine Country. No, we’re not talking about a traditional restaurant! With a year-round growing season and plenty of fresh produce and artisanal treats to savor, Paso Robles tasting rooms are catering to wine enthusiasts and foodies alike. If you’re seeking more than a simple cheese plate with your next wine tasting, you’re in luck. These 6 Paso Robles tasting rooms offer expertly paired culinary creations made to order.

1. Parrish Family Vineyard

Vibe: Warm, welcoming with vineyard views forever (pictured above)
Menu: New American foodies’ dream
Dine: Parrish Family Vineyard’s cozy lounge is perfect for taking in vineyard views, grabbing a shared plate with a group of friends or chowing down on a thick steak, made just the way you like it. Be sure to try the house-made sourdough bread made with yeast cultivated from the estate vineyard grapes, always a crowd favorite.
Why we love it: Parrish Family Vineyard boasts deep ties to the area dating back 70 years. That reverence for the land, paired with incredible Bordeaux wines, sharable plates, paired tasting flights and heavenly brunch offerings—makes for a dining experience that feels both down home and high brow.
Standout dishes: Mussels on the half shell paired with 2017 Sauvignon Blanc; Peek-aboo Wagyu beef paired with 2016 Silken blend.
Details: Serving food Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of Parrish click here
For mapping and directions to Parrish click here

2. JUSTIN

Vibe: Intimate and innovative
Menu: Seasonal fresh
Dine: JUSTIN’s beautifully designed restaurant offers the freshest local ingredients spotlighted in creative dishes that reflect the changing seasons. Lunch, brunch and dinner are all works of art—especially when paired with an award-winning wine list, flights, and special tasting experiences. If you want to understand the “how” and “why” behind the pairing, this is the place for you. Take notes!
Why we love it: You can taste all of JUSTIN’s renowned wines (especially the Cabernet Sauvignon blends the winery has become known worldwide for) while noshing on the freshest produce in an intimate dinning room. Everything is super seasonal, sensational, and iconically Paso Robles.
Standout dishes: Crispy skin Berkshire pork with braised mustard greens, bluebonnet squash and pork jus paired with 2016 JUSTIN Isosceles; Chilaquiles with sunny-side-up eggs, salsa verde, house made chips, queso fresco and avocado.
Details: Brunch served Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lunch served Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner features three seatings available at 6:00, 6:30 & 7:00 p.m. by reservation only (Tuesday–Saturday). Note: The dinner menu is prix fixe.

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To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of JUSTIN click here
For mapping and directions to JUSTIN click here

3. Villa San Juliette

Vibe: Sophisticated Villa
Menu: Italian inspired
Dine: Whether you sit in the well appointed tasting room of Villa San Juliette or sprawl out on the sun dappled patio, you’ll feel like you’re on a European vacation far, far away. Allow the winery to pair a diverse wine selection with hand-crafted plates to round out the fantasy.
Why we love it: Villa San Juliette’s palace-like tasting room is truly opulent, and the food is perhaps the crowning jewel (well, after the wine, of course). The owners, lifelong friends and producers of the hit television show, American Idol, aimed to create a lavish oasis for their luxurious Bordeaux wines. The result is a sensory experience that begins at first sip and lingers long after your meal is over.
Standout dishes: Chicken Parmesan panini with fresh basil and salad; crab cakes with house made remoulade and lemon paired with the winery’s fresh Sauvignon Blanc.
Details: Open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

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For mapping and directions to Villa San Juliette click here

4. Opolo

Vibe: Laid back luxury
Menu: Wood-fired pizza
Dine: At Opolo, “food friendly” is taken to a whole new level. Choose from a dazzling array of pizzas, including Italian Sausage and Margherita, fresh salads, and savory sausage plates paired with fantastic food-loving wines. Known for Bordeaux and Italian wines—including an array of bold blends—you’ll also find Rhone whites, sparkling offers and even grappa made in-house. Hope you like a bit of everything.
Why we love it: There’s nothing like sharing a gourmet wood-fired ‘za with friends. Taste from a lineup of wines and spirits before or after your meal, or get a bottle and enjoy your food. We certainly recommend the latter.
Standout dishes: Pizza Bueno with caramelized onions, mushrooms and grilled chicken over seasoned white sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese; Tri Kobasice plate with three house-made sausages and dipping sauce served with seasonal vegetables, cheese and focaccia. Pair with any of the winery’s red offerings, especially their famous Mountain Zinfandel.
Details: Serving food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

To make reservations for a vineyard tour, wine and cheese pairing or to view the menu click here
To see a VIRTUAL TOUR of Opolo click here
For mapping and directions to Opolo click here

5. Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Vibe: Wine Country Resort
Menu: Mediterranean seasonal
Dine: Check in to flavor. Cello at Allegretto Vineyard Resort is where food, friends and flavors blend into perfect harmony. Executive Chef Justin Picard shows off his talent for marrying domestic and international flavor profiles in an array of dishes paired with local and house made wines. Isn’t it nice when you don’t have to leave the hotel for spa services, wine tasting and fabulous food?
Why we love it: Cello is about fresh ingredients and artisan cookery, celebrating farmers, ranchers, and fisherman or the region. Sip on house made red or white wine, or grab a cocktail made with local spirits. What more could you want? If you said “a massage,” you are in luck! The resort has that, too.
Standout dishes: Raw Vegan Zucchini Spaghettini with foraged greens, fresh herbs, sweet onion broth, fennel, cherry tomato and house made hummus; oak pit grilled Angus beef filet mignon with garlic smashed Yukon Gold potato, red wine demi-glace and horseradish marscapone. Enjoy either with a local wine flight or house made offerings.
Details: Breakfast served from 7:30 to 11 a.m.; Lunch served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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For mapping and directions to Allegretto click here

6. Cass Winery

Vibe: Breezy and casual
Menu: Central Coast cool
Dine: Opt to taste up at the bar or sit on the winery’s the shaded veranda—your choice. This chill tasting room offers table-side wine offerings while you dine, which is which is especially helpful when you’re busy savoring all that delicious food.
Why we love it: You can grab a large crowd and head out to Cass for a lunch that lasts for hours (in fact, we say you should plan on it). The view is pastoral with a capital “P,” featuring rolling vineyards, oak trees, and blue skies. Happy wine attendants are on hand to bring you tastes of award winning Rhone and Bordeaux wines (and yes, there’s locally made Leo Leo Gelato for dessert).
Standout dishes: The Figgy Piggy sandwich with Speck Prosciutto and Prosciutto Cotto, fig jam, whipped goat cheese and French Baguette; Benny Burger with estate-raised gras fed beef, house cured bacon, Hook’s Paradise bleu cheese, horseradish aioli, pickled onions and Edna’s Bakery seeded brioche bun (add a Loo Loo Farm fried organic duck egg if you’re feeling frisky). Pair with a tasting flight of your choosing.
Details: Cafe serving lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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For mapping and directions to Cass 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, loMake Reservationscally 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton 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®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat 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

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy 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

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa 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.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience 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

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso 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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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