High gas prices, annoying lines—there are always roadblocks standing between you and your perfect summer vacation! Thankfully, Paso Robles Wine Country is here to make your scheduled time away easy, breezy and fun (as it should be). Spend those hard-earned vacation days lounging in the lap of luxury with these 5 Paso-approved vacation tips. With more than 300 tasting rooms and award-winning wines, you need not look further than our little slice of paradise. We’re all about fine wine, feel good vibes and good times!
Save gas at Hoyt Family Vineyards
Up, up and away: Gas prices have soared to new dimensions of crazy as of late, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay home and wish you were here. Head to Paso Robles Wine Country, where downtown tasting rooms are all within walking distance from art galleries, boutiques and find dining options. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Paso, Hoyt Family Vineyards is all about savoring stellar small batch wine with a side of warm hospitality. What could be better than knowing your next taste is just a brief stroll away? Our mantra: Save gas, drink wine!
Cool down at Iron Oaks Winery
Chill out: It’s pretty hot out there, folks! If the raging summer heat has you feeling unmotivated, we get it. Paso Robles is pretty warm this time of year, to put it mildly. Before you head to the cool, dark movie theater or the local pool, try us on for size! Paso Robles Wine Country has the chilled wine on lock (and oh, is it refreshing in June). On a sweltering summer day, swing by Iron Oaks Winery, where the air conditioning is icy and the beef jerky is spicy. Yep, this laid back wine tasting room raises its own beef! We’ll raise a chilled glass to that.
Keep your distance at Kiamie Wine Cellars
Outside perspective: As yet another COVID-19 surge rears its ugly head this summer, we’re all working on ways to stay safer while tasting. Sure, it’s natural to feel discouraged about those well-laid summer plans. But don’t dash ’em entirely! You can stay safe and socially distanced while sipping in Paso Robles Wine Country thanks to the area’s ingenuous outdoor tasting lounges. Sample Kiamie Wine Cellars distinct, dry-farmed blends amid the winery’s lush open air scenery—or spring for a tour that’ll whisk you into the vineyard!
Sleep easy at Michael Gill Cellars
Do not disturb: Crowded hotels full of road-weary tourists? Nah. This sounds way more relaxing: With dozens of secluded, on-site vineyard stays at your fingertips, you can enjoy a peaceful Paso state of mind from bedtime to breakfast. Stay in the Michael Gill Cellars vineyard cottage and rise to birdsong, sunshine and award-winning syrah. Your private stay comes with 360-degree views of enchanting vineyards and luxury accommodations modeled after a French countryside inn. Room service? We’ll take wine grapes, magnolias, and fragrant lavender any day of the week!
Truck it to Sculpterra Winery
Gourmet on the go: Nobody enjoys waiting in line for a table, especially with so much to see, do and taste this summer. When hunger strikes in Paso Wine Country, rest assured that you’ll find easy grab-and-go fare that can still be deemed “gourmet.” Dig into a casual lunch at Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden with no need for a reservation—or even a tablecloth! Food trucks and mobile meals grace the winery’s manicured grounds all weekend long this summer: Fridays bring the Templeton Greek food truck, Saturday showcases Choco’s Mexican Food Grill and Sunday is all about Patio Kitchen’s fabulous mobile catering. Pair your luscious lunch with a tasting, glass or bottle to share and you’ll be well on your way to picnic perfection!
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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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The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally-owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full-service restaurant.
The 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.”
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Experience 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
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.
The 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!