5 August Shindigs Heating up Paso Wine Country

Summer ain’t over yet! Savor every last drop in Paso Robles Wine Country, where August events are heating up now. Hungry for a unique food and wine experience? From gourmet winemaker dinners in the vineyard to barbecued burgers under the stars, you’ll find plenty of peak season deliciousness to devour. But wait, there’s more! Shimmy and shake to live music, one of our favorite ways to pass those hot summer nights. Love surprises, too? You’ve come to the right place. In Paso Robles Wine Country, our summer fun tends to roll on till the cows come home.

Robert Hall – Second Sunday Music

Sunday kind of love: At Robert Hall, good taste flows everywhere: from your glass to your ears. This summer, savor the winery’s Second Sunday Music events, where you can enjoy live music under the olive trees. Sunday, Aug. 14 brings local artist Chris Campo, known for his smooth acoustic stylings and uniquely pleasing vocals. Held from noon to 3 p.m., you can also chow down food courtesy of the winery’s a la carte lunch menu. Sip a glass or share a bottle with friends—Summer afternoons in Paso are meant to be celebrated.

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Bella Luna – Paint and Sip

Wine imitating art: Feeling less than inspired lately? Allow your inner artist to play with all the colors of the rainbow at Bella Luna’s Paint and Sip soiree, slated for Aug. 20 at the friendly Paso Robles tasting room. Even if you’re someone who considers doodling a creative practice, you’re sure to take away a few new tips. From 6 to 8 p.m., you’ll actually create your own sunset vineyard painting (with a little help from ArtSocial805, who are on-hand to guide your brush). The ticket covers all the art supplies—and delicious wine—you need to jump-start your creativity.

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Four Lanterns – Free Live Music Saturdays

Meet me on the lawn: Known for its sprawling green surroundings, time spent at Four Lanterns becomes even dreamier when live music gets thrown into the mix. Order a glass or bottle and spread out your picnic basket: The winery’s Free Live Music Saturdays kick off all summer long from 1-4 p.m.! Need a snack? Don’t worry—they’ve got you covered. Upcoming concerts include Tracy Morgan on August 13, Kevin Graybill on August 20 and Emily Smith on August 27. As if that weren’t enough live music, you can also get your groove on after hours with the winery’s Sunday Summer Concert Series, held select dates 5 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy flowing wine offerings plus food pairings all wrapped in gorgeous sunset views. The best part? Both events are kid and dog friendly, so everyone can enjoy this waking dream.

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Harmony Cellars – Winemaker Dinners

Spice up your life: Ready to dine on the patio, the Paso Wine Country way? On August 17, make room for a multi-course Spanish themed dinner sure to get your blood pumping. Prepared by Harmony Cellars Chef John McDevitt, you’ll nibble three fabulous courses, including Croquettes de Jamon Serrano, Galician Mussels, Chorizo and Manchego Crostini, Brochetas de Gambas, Spanish Rice, Romesco and chargrilled Moorish lamb skewers and so much more (held 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the tasting room). While these colorful flavors sing in your mouth, a lineup of freshly chilled wines and robust reds will splash into your glass, providing the perfect balance of culinary harmony.

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Donati Spirits – Citrine Vodka Release

Straight up awesome: In Paso Wine Country, you should always expect the unexpected. You might know Westside winery room Donati for its supremely drinkable wines, but did you know that the scenic tasting room enjoys a cocktail every now and then? On August 12-14, partake in a truly swanky affair as the Distillery Trail Weekend swings through with cocktail shakers a-crackin’. Enjoy Donati Spirits’ newest release: a citrine vodka with zest to spare. Refreshing? Oh yes, indeed! Pair that cool drink with tasting room bottle specials, and you’ve got yourself a real reason to call this one “happier hour.”

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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 Paso Wine Ways to Celebrate Dads and Grads!

June is for dads and grads! Whether you want to thank Pops or give your grad props, Paso Robles wine says it all. Born from a pioneering spirit, we aim to celebrate those who give back and reach for greatness. This June, offer a thoughtful gift that echoes the pride of Paso Robles Wine Country. Whether you give a celebratory bottle, gift certificate or—better yet—bestow them with one-of-a-kind wine country experience—they’re sure to feel the love.

Game on at Chronic Cellars

Toss the ball around: Father’s Day is coming up Sunday, June 19, and we’ll let you in on a little secret: Dad just wants to spend quality time with you! Chances are, you could use a bit of old fashioned bonding. Why not make a beeline for Chronic Cellars, where you can kick back with a lawn game under the Paso sun? Enjoy some friendly competition in the form of corn hole, horseshoes or billiards—breaking, of course, for a celebratory cheese plate! Plus, dad will love Chronic wines, famous for unstuffy bottles brimming with bold flavor and tongue-in-cheek mischief.

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Eyes on the future at Écluse Wines

Time-honored tradition: Graduating college is a very big deal, regardless of the major! Recognize the time they toiled away achieving that coveted degree with an equally time-honored gift. Écluse wines aren’t just elegant, they’re age-worthy (and then some). The winery’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon showcases aromas of bright red fruit and ripe raspberries paired with a rich and luscious mouthfeel. Yes, this is a stately, classic red that will only grow finer over time: just like a quality education.

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Fire up the grill at Oso Libre

Sizzle sizzle: It’s a mystery of the world, but oh-so true: Dads and grills just seem to share a special connection (put a spatula in his hand and he’ll know just how to wield it). Give pops something juicy to throw on the fire this Father’s Day when you stop by Oso Libre for the perfect cut. Not only will you come away with a hefty box of Oso Libre’s premium estate raised Angus beef (yum), but you’ll also find a fabulous wine to pair it all with. I mean, dad loves wine, but he probably loves meat more! Give the man both. He raised you after all!

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Further their education at Robert Hall

Higher learning, one sip at a time: As far as adult rites of passage go, graduating from college is right at the top of the list. That said, your first sit-down wine tasting shouldn’t come too far after. Gift your grad a sophisticated and educational wine tasting experience at Robert Hall that they’ll take with them into future events, world travels and dinners with the boss. They’ll taste a lineup of Cavern Select varieties all while being guided by a friendly expert. The ability to taste wine like a pro is not unlike knowing a second language: You may not use the skill often, but when you do, prepare to impress!

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Grab lunch at Sextant Wines

Around the table: When’s the last time you took your dad or grad out to lunch? If it’s been a while, let’s correct that now. Time to make a reservation for Sextant Wines in Edna Valley, where you can savor creative eats and laid back conversation with the help of an onsite gourmet deli. Housed within a centuries-old former general store, this way-cool lunch spot and tasting bar also doubles as a unique photo op worthy of a famed family memento.

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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

 

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 amazing ways to enjoy May in Paso

 

May flowers, spring wines and blue skies—May in Paso Robles Wine Country is pretty darn close to heaven on earth! Enjoy this blissful month in style when you explore nearly 300 tasting rooms, flavorful dinners and rockin’ entertainment all centered around our favorite thing: wine!

Enjoy Downtown with Diablo Paso

Downtown dreaming: The hills of Paso are magical, but downtown holds its own sparkle, too! If you haven’t strolled downtown Paso Robles just yet, now is a great time. Walking distance to dozens of boutique shops, tasting rooms, art galleries and restaurants, you’ll never wonder what to do next. That said, whatever you do, be sure to head to Diablo Paso tasting room, located at 1220 Park Street in the heart of downtown. Yes, this warm and friendly hangout serves incredible Spanish wines paired alongside a bit of education and conversation. Ready to go now? Better hurry. Both kid and dog friendly, this small yet stylish tasting room is first-come-first-serve with its tastings (unless, of course, you’re a club member)!

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Hit the deck at Jada

The art of doing nothing: Sometimes you just need to sprawl out in the sunshine and do—well—nothing! When the mood to lollygag strikes, head to Jada, where the back patio is sublime. What’s on the agenda? Not much, I can assure you. Enjoy a flight of six different Jada wines sourced from the winery’s all-estate Rhone and Bordeaux programs along with a cheese plate courtesy of Vivant Fine Cheese. Looking to host a splendid picnic this May? Check out the winery’s shaded outdoor “Oak Lounge,” which overlooks the estate vineyard and Westside Paso’s rolling hills. Somebody pinch you, you must be dreaming!

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Dine well at Robert Hall Winery

Let’s eat: Want to kick lunch up a notch? In Paso Robles Wine Country, there’s never a boring meal. In fact, a delicious paired culinary experience awaits you at Robert Hall Winery this May! Available Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., experience the winery’s seasonal Cavern Select wines paired with tasty Chef-crafted creations. You’ll savor locally grown produce, incredible flavors, learn about the winemaking process, and enjoy five award-winning wines paired to perfection. Chef’s kiss, indeed!

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Tour the Vineyard at Seven Oxen

Into the green: Could there be a better time of year for a vineyard tour? We think not. With mild, sunny days and miles of lush vines to stroll, you’ll breathe in our famously fresh air. Seven Oxen’s vineyard and winery tour doesn’t just bring you face to face with nature—you’ll also get to meet the winemaker, Bastien Leduc. Enjoy an educational walk through the winery’s organically farmed estate vineyard and sweeping views along the ridge of this breathtaking 130-acre property. Next, take a trip to the tasting room, where an exclusive barrel sample awaits! Sounds like a perfect day to us, too.

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Get Down at Tooth and Nail

Boogie down: In Paso Robles Wine Country, it’s not all about fancy dinners. We know how to have fun, too! Tooth and Nail’s Friday live music events are locally famous for a reason. The combination of music, flavor and ambiance is downright dizzying! From 5-9 p.m. each Friday, head to the Paso Robles castle for a taste of all this and more. On May 20, catch Sachin and The Porch, a local country artist known for blending twang and rock into one feel-good vibe. Explore the castle, sample a range of top notch wines, and nosh on small plates, too! Kind of makes us want to kick up our heels and yell “yeehaw!”

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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

 

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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Meet the founders behind 5 fave Paso Robles Wineries

Meet the founders! Behind every bottle is a great vineyard, and behind every great vineyard is a hardworking winery founder! Today, we’re excited to share some of the truly inspirational stories behind the entrepreneurs and visionaries who built some of Paso Robles’ most celebrated wineries. With 300 tasting rooms and counting, our scenic wine country landscape is dotted with as many realized dreams as varietals. All you need to do is belly up to the bar and listen closely. From chasing big ideas to taking massive leaps of faith, these Paso Robles winery founders knew what they wanted and went for it. Lucky for us, right?

Bella Luna Winery: High school buddies aim high

Graduating class: Bella Luna Winery’s story began some 40 years ago in the hearts and minds of its founders, Kevin Healey and Sherman Smoot (they were both high school seniors when they hatched the plan, if you can believe that). Kevin had just returned from serving his country in Vietnam, and Sherman, a Navy Fighter Pilot, wasn’t far behind. Growing up together as best friends in the Paso Robles AVA, they always shared a passion for wine and a curiosity of spirit. Now, you can taste the guys’ big dream in every glass of Bella Luna. This estate winery remains proudly family-owned and focuses on unique varietals that spur on a sense of adventure. Taste the founders’ small lot  premium offerings (grown on ten acres in the Templeton Gap District) when you book an educational vineyard or barrel room tour! Kind of makes us wish we’d stuck with that lemonade stand idea from back in the day!

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Kiame Wine Cellars: Opposites attract

Real estate meets real wine passion: In biz relationships, having different backstories has a way of paying off! Kiamie Wine Cellars is a collaboration between two guys with totally diverse yet complementary backgrounds. While living in New York City, Aram Deirmenjian and Greg Johnson always shared a history and enthusiasm for wine. That, it seems, is where the similarities end. Aram grew up working in his family’s vineyards, spending every summer helping out with the backbreaking harvest. Meanwhile, Greg, an heir to the Kiamie Real Estate throne in New York, spent his life sipping fine wines and making a name for himself at one of New York’s top-selling wine shops. Together, the guys realized their dream of developing a world class California winery, naming the business after Greg’s mother’s maiden name, Kiamie. Check out the partners’ distinctive blends when you stop by this scenic tasting room for a flight. Untethered by tradition, the founders live by one golden rule: showcase only the best fruit Paso Robles has to offer. Some things are easy to agree on!

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Iron Oaks Winery: Cowboy throws his hat into the ring

Wine cowboy: Iron Oaks Winery Founder Doug Burkett admits he “didn’t know a damn thing about wine” when he started. However, there is far more depth behind the winery founder than just a true blue cowboy attitude. Burkett started selling juice to a winemaking friend in 2010, watching their wine label grow. After a stint in Sacramento bartending and selling wine, he received a chance phone call that led him to San Francisco, where he co-founded Rebel Coast Winery with a pal. After “a ridiculous five year stretch of shenanigans and tons of fun,” he felt it was time to move on.” Burkett said. “That fall of 2017, I moved to our family ranch and started my cattle business, DD Cattle Co. This brought me down to Paso Robles, where a chance encounter with some pretty cool guys (California Coast Beer Co.) opened the door to re-start my wine dream.” In 2018 Iron Oaks Winery was born! But, as the founder likes to say, you’ll have to get the rest of the story by hanging out at the tasting room. Stop by Iron Oaks Winery today and hear this yarn for yourself. Oh, and don’t forget to grab some delicious DD Cattle Co. beef while you’re there!

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Villa San-Juliette: American Idol producers spotlight Paso

Lights, camera, wine: Sometimes, the stars have a way of aligning in the most incredible way! In 2005, Villa San-Juliette proprietors Ken and Julie Warwick, along with Nigel Lythgoe, began the pursuit of turning their long-held dream of owning a vineyard into a reality. Once childhood friends in the backstreets of Liverpool, the Emmy-winning pair grew up to produce the primetime hit, American Idol. It was during their time on Idol, traveling between audition cities, that the friends first discovered Paso Robles, which was still a wine region growing under the radar. Not long after consulting with their families, Ken and Nigel purchased and began redevelopment of an old-vine property located at the northern edge of the Paso Robles AVA. Over a decade later, Villa San-Juliette has emerged as a premier wine destination on the Central Coast! Stop by the tasting room for a taste of their efforts paired with a gourmet, seasonal menu. To say that these wine “sing” is an understatement!

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Robert Hall: One man’s hard work

Iconic to the last drop: Robert Hall Winery embodies how a whole lot of “can-do” spirit can turn one man’s vision into a truly world-class winery. A small-business visionary, the late great Robert Hall harbored life-long passion for wine and the winery lifestyle (even if he began his journey a little farther north). A self-made man from working-class St. Paul, Minnesota, Hall never shied away from a challenge, opening and growing a broad range of innovative businesses throughout his life. After establishing his namesake winery in 1999, Hall devoted himself to capturing the big, bold essence of Paso terroir. Thankfully, he had the perfect partner in crime: Acclaimed winemaker Don Brady has served as a creative force behind Robert Hall’s award-winning wines since day one. With so much continued passion carrying on Hall’s legacy into the future, it’s no wonder that Robert Hall wines have earned global recognition. You could even say the spirit of the man inspires Paso visitors and locals alike to this very day! Savor a tasting room or to-go experience at the winery to fully appreciate Hall’s dream.

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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

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 Paso Wine Palate Cleansers for 2022

Clean slate, here we come! Sure, we had a lot of good times last year, but we also experienced our fair share of ongoing troubles (I don’t have to tell you—if you’re human, you get it). From making masking up a daily habit to finally succumbing to the dreaded Zoom fatigue, we did our best to thrive over the past twelve months. We’ve made the most of a tough situation, to be sure: In Paso Robles Wine Country, our hundreds of outdoor tasting rooms have continued to provide safe, beautiful spaces for visitors and locals alike to savor world class wines in a socially distant setting. Plus, even more folks from around the world are trying virtual tastings for the first time! Ready for your own Paso wine palate cleanse? We’ve got you. Eternal optimists, our vast array of passionate winemakers are forever crafting the next great bottle—pandemic or not!

Breathe easy at AWARD WINNING Bella Luna

Meet the vines: A dose of outdoor adventure never fails to clear the mind and elevate the spirit. Savor stellar small lot production wines in a safe, outdoor setting when you book a Vineyard Walk & Wine Tasting experience at Bella Luna. Enjoy a stroll through the gorgeous vineyard, learn about various vineyard practices (including how dry farming affects the vines and the wine) followed by a delicious sit-down tasting of current vintages. Now in their twenty-third year, Bella Luna continues its mission as a small, family-owned focusing on unique red and white varietals, including FABULOUS Zinfandel, Sangiovese and blends that have been awarded high ratings by Wine Enthusiast. Understanding how these wines are grown has a way of welcoming you into the Bella Luna Family. How’s that for a breath of fresh air?

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A pleasurable picnic at Sculpterra

Sunny start: With a famous outdoor sculpture garden dotted with works of art, loads of wines rated 93 points and up and a friendly staff ready to pour the greatest hits, deciding to book a tasting at Sculpterra might be one of the easiest things you do in 2022. Known for an expansive selection of varietals—including awesome blends like their popular 2018 GSM, Mega Focus—you’ll find a world of palate cleansing possibilities on the tip of your tongue. Now, it’s time to unfurl that picnic basket and cozy up to a glass or a bottle amid the lovely green grass. This is one New Year re-set that we’d like to revisit soon!

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Put your finger on the pulse at Crazy Woman Cellars – the new kid on the block

Quench your need for “new” in 2022: Whether or not you get the chance to visit Paso Robles’ charming downtown this year, be sure to stock up on a few wines emerging from this exciting flavor epicenter. Crazy Woman Cellars isn’t just shaking things up with their focus on world-changing women, they’re also surprising tastebuds with unique wines that shine with a light all their own. Order online and you can enjoy the winery’s Brooklyn ’37 blend, a mix of grenache and merlot inspired by the winemaker’s step-mom, “one of the great crazy women.” Like the beloved lady behind the wine, this blend boasts a wallop of personality: enjoy raspberry, cherry, and vanilla touched with a light whiff of tobacco smoke. Kind of makes you wish there was a wine inspired by your own mom, right?

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Get away to Copia and swoon over their highly rated wines

Plan your vacation now: It might seem too soon to think about setting that “away” message yet again—but we think not! Sure, you could visit the Copia tasting room in historic downtown and enjoy an incredible and elevated experience, but why let the fun end there? At Copia, you’re invited to spend the night—or multiple nights—depending on your travel plans! A wine country oasis located 1.5 miles from Paso Robles’ historic downtown square, you’ll awake each morning to the vines of the famed Willow Creek District, not far from delicious dining, excellent wine tasting and boutique shopping. The Guest House sleeps six and is spacious and comfortable an open concept floor plan and modern design. The best part? You’re never far from Copia’s cornucopia of quality wines, including yummy whites, roses, reds and even large format bottles crafted to delight those rather robust groups! (High ratings from Wine Enthusiast and Jeb Dunnuck)

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Elevate your tasting with a Cavern tour at Robert Hall

DIY deliciously: Ready for a special tasting that’ll elevate your wine experience? Head to the Robert Hall Winery tasting room, where you can enjoy tasting their award-winning wines, including Cavern Select bottles like their aromatic Fume Blanc white blend and bold Cabernet Franc. And while there take a tour of their amazing Cavern where you’ll learn about their barrel program, winemaking, and you’ll sample a selection of two wines straight from barrel. Your tour will finish in the tasting room as a private seated tasting paired with a selection of cheeses and charcuterie. (Cavern Tour Reservations required)

If being serenaded while you sip sounds like poetry to your ears, you can also click on over to the winery’s online music portal for your own private concert! Yes, this is the way many of us are wine tasting in 2022, and take it from folks in the know—it ain’t bad at all!
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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 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 Turkey Friendly Wines from Paso Robles

Gobble gobble! These days, feasting is top of mind in Paso Robles Wine Country! The guest of honor, that Thanksgiving turkey, thanks you for pairing it with a wine that shines. Serve this mild, tender meat along with all the delicious fixings and a celebratory Paso Robles wine or three! Rich, luxurious and always endlessly crowd-pleasing, we can promise that these bottles will only enhance (never overpower) the meal you toiled so hard to create.

Chateau Margene 2020 Chardonnay

Modern family: Your family is hardly old fashioned. Why not savor a fresh, modern take on chardonnay for the holidays? This Chateau Margene unoaked and vibrant 100% chardonnay was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, avoiding the malo-lactic fermentation process known for bringing about that classic buttery flavor. Racked to 100% steel barrels, you better believe that all you’ll be tasting is clean, crisp and acid-driven fruit flavor. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fabulous way to cut the fat and create an awesome palate cleanser (not to mention conversation starter) for your Turkey Day table.

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Robert Hall Winery Thanksgiving Reds

Why mess with perfection? I mean, the name says it all here. Hit the “easy button” and grab Robert Hall’s hand selected Thanksgiving Reds, a masterful mix of sure to please mom, brother and grandma too! Enjoy two bottles of the winery’s popular 2019 Cavern Select Carignan, with notes of olallieberry, plum, and lilac and flavors of juicy bramble fruit; two bottles of  their 2018 Cavern Select Zinfandel, a rich, medium-to-full bodied wine with aromas and flavors of all spice, sweet tobacco and dried herbs; and two bottles of their 2018 Cavern Select Meritage. overflowing with notes of sandalwood, savory herbs and flavors of blackberry preserves, cigar box, and molasses. If this stellar holiday wine selection won’t impress ’em, nothing will! We can promise you that.

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Anarchy Wine Co 2019 Peasant Paso Robles

An attention-grabbing GSM: One of the bolder wines on the list, Anarchy Wine Co creates a marvelous mix of grenache, syrah and mourvedre has a way of making a splash without going overboard. With rustic dark berry fruit, pepper and clove on the nose, this rich boysenberry-flavored wine is suited for a celebratory affair. Silky mid-palate tannins are laced with anise, provincial herb, and exotic spices that trail into a creamy carmel oak finish that personifies cozy fall vibes. What can we say, a wine like this inspires a very strong sense of gratitude!

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Sculpterra Sparkling

Toast to togetherness: Cheers to Sculpterra Winery’s anticipated debut sparkling wine. When it comes to coaxing everyone into that illusive festive spirit, nothing delights the crowd quite like bubbles. With 100% French colombard grapes sourced from the California Central Coast picked at the peak of ripeness, you’ll savor a truly boutique wine that sings with character and quality. Concentrated with bouquets of toasted hazelnut, bread crust and a hint of classic stone fruit, this shimmering offering is sure to get everyone celebrating in unison.

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Lone Madrone 2019 Roussanne

Raise a glass to ravishing roussanne! Lone Madrone’s rich Rhone white is chock full of classic varietally-pure aromas, flavors and texture sure to set off mom’s mashed potatoes and gravy like no other. With a nose of sandalwood, toasted Brioche and floral honeysuckle opening up into flavors of seductive lemon preserve and ripe nectarine, you’ll experience layers of luxurious and juicy joy with every sip. Plush yet balanced and featuring the structure and acid required for serious feasting, this one deserves a coveted spot in the old family photo album!

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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 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 Robles Wine Fall Favorites

Around here, fall is more a state of mind—and a state of flavor. Still, that first nip of cool air has us bundling up prematurely (in Paso Robles Wine Country, even Autumn is sunny and temperate). With shorter days on the horizon and holidays on the brain, we’re ready for festive reds, sumptuous blends and celebratory offerings to replace chilled whites and refreshing roses. Maybe it’s the fact that harvest season is in full swing or perhaps it’s the vines turning from green to gold. Either way, we’re gravitating towards a richer glass. How about you? If you’re feeling the festive vibes too, you’ll want to check out these 5 fall favorites ready to add a dose of comfort to those cozy days ahead!

Robert Hall 2018 Paso Red

Baked to perfection: Warming aromas of berry cobbler, savory herbs and tobacco give this full-bodied blend instant Autumnal appeal. Featuring fine grained tannins on the mid-palate and a long spicy finish, you’ll wonder if this Robert Hall wine—comprised of 43% petite sirah, 21% syrah, 19% zinfandel, 10% petit verdot, 4% grenache, 3% mourvedre—isn’t imbued with a bit of grandma’s love, too. Truly, it is bewitching to behold—and even better when served with apple pie!

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Sculpterra 2019 Pinot Noir

Juicy and jubilant: Sculpterra jam packs this wine with fresh, easy drinking red fruit aromas and subtle bouquets of earthy spice, this celebratory showstopper is worthy of any upcoming dinner party or soiree. Dazzle them with flavors of pomegranate and candied berries bolstered by whiffs of floral bliss (don’t you wish your whole house could smell like that?). With a distinct French feel that finishes smooth and plush, this pinot noir only tastes like it should cost an arm and a leg! Never a bad thing, right?

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Eberle 2018 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Stroll with me: With approachable tannins, juicy acidity, and flavors of black cherry, red currant, black plum, and dried sage, this wine feels a lot like walking amongst fallen leaves on a cool Paso Robles evening. Medium bodied yet never too overpowering in its heft, this unassuming red is happiest paired with a burger or a bit of aged cheddar. Think of this one as your go-to fall boots, just like Eberle: well loved, comfortable and totally classic.

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Dubost 2016 Grenache Noir

Romance is served: Looking for date night in a bottle? Reach for this alluring Dubost Wines red, which boasts just enough mystery to keep you and your beloved guessing from first to last sip. Beguiling aromas of cherry, strawberry, jasmine, rhubarb and soft leather entice the senses, while grippy tannins and spicy fruit flavors lead to velvety, altogether sensual mouth feel. Now we’ve got goosebumps!

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Seven Oxen Estate Wines 2016 Cassidy

Action packed: The only blend in Seven Oxen’s line-up, you know you’re going to be in for a singular experience that bursts with verve and excitement to spare (trust us, this wine is not for the faint of heart). Unabashedly big and complex with a round, tannic structure, dare to explore powerful notes of black and red fruit balanced by earthy notes of leather and herbs. Get ready for a full body experience that begs for the boldest, savoriest feast-foods.

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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 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 Surprising Paso Robles Tasting Rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprise! We’re all about shaking things up. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. Making assumptions rarely leads to good results, and isn’t it so much better to expect the unexpected? In Paso Robles Wine Country, we like to think far outside the box. As winemaking pioneers with rebellious roots, we thrive on the road less taken! Our wines are bold and singular—so why shouldn’t our tasting rooms also be? With more than 250 totally unique tasting rooms to choose from, we can promise you one thing: no two tasting room experiences are exactly the same. Case in point: These 5 diverse tasting rooms designed to blow your mind.

Surprise! Wine without the frills: Iron Oaks

Fussy, prissy, pinkie in the air vibes? Not around these parts! Iron Oaks Winery is more like a laid back, country-styled clubhouse than a tasting room—although you’re sure to bound taste exceptional wines while you’re here. Kick your feet up and mingle with the locals over something delicious. A favorite among cowboys, chefs, bikers, and travelers alike, this no-frills joint offers up approachable, relatable, yet totally stellar wines that that soar above and beyond all expectations. Try one of their small-batch, limited blends with a side of DD Cattle Co. beef. This is how Paso Robles wine was truly meant to be enjoyed: with a whole lot of love and without an ounce of pretension.

Check it out: Howdy, friend! No reservations required, and that’s a promise.

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Surprise! Real food served fresh: Parrish Family Vineyard

Tiny plates of elf food that barely satisfy an ounce of your hunger? Nah. Instead, feast on this! Those measly tasting room crackers are no match for Parrish Family Vineyard’s spread of delectable edible offerings. Bring a full appetite to this epic tasting lounge, where you can nosh on a seasonal summer menu featuring such stars as roasted tomato-zucchini flatbread, a killer B.L.T.A. (thats with bacon and avocado), and vanilla bean panna cotta with root beer whipped cream. Feeling extra luxurious? Go for the dessert wine and cheese pairing, available Thursday through Saturdays. You can thank us later!

Check it out: Considering how epic their menu is, reservations are encouraged.

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Surprise! Not-to-be-missed music: Robert Hall Winery

Some random guy with their acoustic guitar? Sure, that guy has his place (and we sincerely salute his hustle). But did you know that Robert Hall Winery is booking nationally touring acts with mega-talent this summer? Everyone from Grammy nominated Larkin Poe (watch their concert at Robert Hall here) to celebrated songwriter Mat Kearney (with five albums in the Billboard Top 200; three in the Top 20 list) are known to grace the screen for Robert Hall’s popular Pairing Notes Music Series. Catch Kearney on Instagram Live on Sept. 23  at 5pm PT and enjoy an excellent pairing of top notch music and world class wine. It truly is music to our tastebuds.

Check it out: Enjoy an intimate concert in the comfort of your own home, more information here.

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Surprise! Art everywhere you look: Sculpterra

The same old ambiance? No way! Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden offers up a tasting room that combines magnificent wine and art into one truly memorable dreamscape. Just as the wines are one-of-a-kind and meticulously cared for, so is the property, which boasts 260 acres of vines and a wonderland-inspired sculpture garden. Just stop by and take a spin for yourself: The tasting room and surrounding gardens are adorned with larger-than-life original bronze and granite sculptures that add a layer of whimsy to your visit. Time to fall through the looking glass!

Check it out: Make room for the unexpected and book your reservation today.

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Surprise: Booze on the wine trail: KROBAR Distillery

Wine, wine and more wine? As much as we love our cabernet sauvignon, Paso Robles is known for more than just its luscious grapes. Just stop by the KROBAR tasting room and ask for a flight (just be careful, it might be a little stronger than you’d expect). Savor the unique opportunity to sample a lineup of incredible craft spirits you won’t find anywhere else in the world, including several fine whiskeys, Kaffir lime vodka, pink gin and even navy strength golden rum! With two locations in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, you’re never far from your next cheers-worthy cocktail. Happy sipping!

Check it out: It’s happy hour somewhere, right?

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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 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 Sizzling Summer Wine Events in Paso

 

We’re open for business, folks! It’s a good thing too: Summer’s heating up so are Paso’s sizzling warm-weather events. Discover incredible world class wine accompanied by live music, fabulous food and the warmest hospitality under the sun. Whether you’re looking for illuminating vineyard tours, barrel tastings or just a laid back afternoon under the oaks, Paso Robles Wine Country is an epic place to taste, explore, and celebrate all summer long. With over 200 tasting rooms ranging from casual to swanky (and just as many events), there’s an upcoming shindig perfect for you and your crew. Not sure where to start? Allow us to lead the way!

 

Ticket to Jive at Still Waters Vineyard

Get grooving: Wine just tastes better when the tunes are flowing, right? Grab a ticket to jive at Still Waters Vineyards this summer and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine paired with a refreshing musical performance. Who’s on tap? A slew of top notch acts are bringing their own brand of music to the stage, including Louie Ortega on Wednesday June 23 (rock) and Jill Knight on July 10 (Americana). That said, the music rolls on all summer long, so check their website for amazing acts performing through November! P.S. All that dancing might inspire your tummy to grumble. Might we suggest grabbing a plate of delicious food for just $10? Yes, that’s a deal we’d kick up our heels for, too.

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Tour terrific at Robert Hall

The tour starts here: Want to learn all there is to know about what goes into that tasty bottle of Robert Hall wine? Book a slot for the winery’s illuminating Estate Vineyard Tour and zip around the estate in a plush ATV while your friendly tour guide leads the way. Your experience begins with a taste of the winery’s popular Cavern Select sparkling grenache followed by an introduction to the winery’s rich history. Next, explore the awe inspiring estate vineyards while learning about the winery’s fascinating regenerative farming practices. Finish up the whole adventure with a private seated tasting paired with morsels prepared by their onsite Chef, Michael. Knowledge and flavor—now that’s a powerful pairing indeed.

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TGIF at Tooth and Nail Winery

Thank gosh its Friyay: We’re here to break the good news to all: Now through October, Tooth and Nail Winery will offer up its popular Friday Summer Concert Series, the best way to kick-start the weekend. Enjoy a diverse lineup of live music, great wine tasting, and an opportunity to lounge in style at Paso’s only gothic castle (so far, anyway). On Friday, June 25, seven-piece hip hop/funk band Wordsauce will serenade the scene as you explore the unique grounds. Looking for something a little different that gets your heart pumping harder? Try a Barre and Brunch event slated for Sunday June 27, a totally fabulous way to perk up your senses in the a.m. Enjoy a 60 minute barre class plus a glass of wine and a yummy breakfast! Yes, we do start the day off a little differently here in Paso…

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Dine with passion at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery

Let’s eat: Paso knows how to dine with the best of them! Around here, we believe dinner can (and should) be an elevated experience that pushes your tastebuds to new realms of joy. Visit JUSTIN’s onsite restaurant and experience this kind of deliciously memorable experience yourself! All summer long, savor the pinnacle of farm-to-table fare while learning (and sipping on) famous JUSTIN wine. This is the real deal, folks: the estate boasts an on-property chef’s garden featuring a parade of seasonal ingredients, including asparagus, peas and edible flowers. Expect nothing less than “a festival of taste” accompanying that epic sommelier-selected pairing flight.

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Raise a glass to America at Sculpterra

Salute the bottle: Don your finest red, white and blue attire and join Sculpterra for a festive and colorful July 4th bash that feels like fireworks in your glass! Yes, this is your chance to let your hair down and really get into the spirit of the holiday (which is, to say, letting freedom ring!). Did we mention the event itself is also free? Local food trucks will be onsite with great grub available for purchase and The Monte Mills band promises to unleash an all-American rock and roll set that’ll inspire you to invent a few new dance moves. Plus: a flag presentation, national anthem sing-along and inspirational speakers are slated to round out the feel-good event of the summer.

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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

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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5 Chocolate and Wine Pairings

Hang in there Wine Lovers! We’re going to get through this. To boost your jingle factor and endorphins we’re going to take a look at something all of us can get behind, wine and chocolate.

Real chocolate lovers know: there’s nothing better than a rich square crafted just the way you like it. Whether you prefer dark chocolate, semi-sweet morsels or the luscious texture of caramel swirls, there’s a Paso Robles wine to pair with it. Sure, one is great without the other. But—just like with your favorite holiday socks and a roaring fire—together, they’re magic. Here’s 5 Paso Wine and chocolate pairings that’ll wrap your holidays in a layer of sophisticated sweetness.

Pinot Noir and Caramel Chocolate

The earthy allure of a well crafted pinot noir is elevated to fresh heights when paired with a caramel-laced chocolate treat. Sextant sources world-class pinot from the famed Santa Lucia Highlands (cool climate, produces the best Pinot), so you can be sure that your next bottle will turn an average night into a true celebration. The winery’s 2018 Pinot Noir is blessed with raspberry, strawberry and black truffle delights, plus a hint of spicy sage. The best part? The wine’s smooth silky tannins mimmic the smooth caramel texture, sending a little shiver down your spine.

Buy it now $32 or join their wine club and receive a sweet discount

For mapping and directions to Sextant, click here

Tasting Notes:

It’s been said that New World Pinot Noir has much to prove when it comes to rivaling Old World Burgundian reputation. After all, it’s difficult to match centuries of meticulous cataloguing of grand cru vineyards in terms of quality, style, and finesse.  …Or, so they say.  Behold, the Santa Lucia Highlands have rewritten the catalog of reputation for Pinot Noir. The 2018 vintage features a prominent integration of raspberry, strawberry, and kirsch underscored by black truffles and spicy sage notes. Ample acidity and silky tannins along with an all-world finish result in unmistakable quality, style, and, yes, finesse but branded with Californian provenance.

Syrah and Dark Chocolate

Come to the dark side: A rich, dark syrah finds a true love match in dark chocolatey goodness. Robert Hall Winery is known for crafting classic wines from across the varietal spectrum, but we tend to linger a little longer whenever their sumptuous syrah is uncorked. Why? The winery’s sophisticated 2018 Cavern Select Syrah is awash in brandied cherries, brown sugar and chocolate on the nose (dessert in itself, no?). Flavors of blackberry cobbler and coffee fill out the round, full bodied flavor. In other words, this pairing’s for the grown ups!

But it now $45 or join their wine club and receive a sweet discount

For mapping and directions to Robert Hall, click here

Tasting Notes:

The 2018 Cavern Select Syrah has notes of brandied cherries, brown sugar, and chocolate on the nose. Flavors of blackberry cobbler and coffee fill out this round, full bodied wine. The wine has beautiful dusty tannins and a soft lingering finish.

Awards: 93 Points – Blue Lifestyle 2020,  92 Points – Wine Enthusiast, February 2020, Gold Medal/92 Points – Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition, Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2020, Gold Medal/90 Points – Orange County Wine Competition 2019, 90 Points – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, March 2020

Zinfandel and Semi Sweet Chocolate

Live a little: Semi-sweet chocolate sings when paired with a lively zinfandel. Head to Peachy Canyon Winery for a grand expression of Paso’s heritage varietal that only intensifies with time. This westside favorite is known for sinful zins that range from jammy to spicy to altogether zesty. The winery’s 2018 D Block Zinfandel was crafted to kick your holidays up a notch with powerful clove, allspice, tobacco and a wallop of ripe raspberry yum.

But it now $85 or join their wine club and receive a sweet discount

For mapping and directions to Peachy Canyon, click here

Tasting Notes:

100% Estate Fruit from 18 different highly prized clones. Intense clove, allspice, and tobacco. Ripe red raspberries and red currants. Bright and acidic, with cinnamon, cedar, and cassis. Fine tannins and a lingering finish with hints of cacao, bay leaf, and orange peel.

Cab and Non-Sweet Chocolate

Why mess with perfection: A bold cabernet sauvignon enjoys its rightful place as the star of the show when paired with a morsel of non-sweet chocolate. Ditch the sugary confections: cabernet sauvignon brings more than enough fruity flavor to the table. SixMileBridge knows a thing or two about crafting wines that please the crowd. The winery’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with demure black currant and lilac on the nose, but shows its true personality on the palate. Get ready for a rush of black cherry, chocolate torte and nutmeg, topped with a citrusy finale. Bravo!

Buy it now…aka, join their exclusive allocation list!

For mapping and directions to Sixmilebridge, click here

Tasting notes:

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon opens up with black currant, lilac, hickory and wet stones on the nose. The palate packs flavors of black cherry, chocolate torte, and nutmeg into a rich and chewy midpalate. This wine is incredibly focused on the long finish but lightens with a citrusy topnote at the very end.

Viognier and White Chocolate

Let it snow: Some of you out there might be wrinkling your nose at the suggestion of a white chocolate and wine pairing, but trust us. This one is about as delicious as it is festive on your plate! The decadence and over-the-top sweetness of white chocolate is cut by a gloriously acidic viognier. Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden never disappoints when it comes to tantalizing whites that add a bit of whimsy to your meal. The winery’s 2019 Viognier brings bright white peach, cantaloupe, citrus and grapefruit tanginess to the party. Guess we’re having a white Christmas after all.

Buy it now for $25 or join their wine club and receive a sweet discount

For mapping and directions to Sculpterra, click here

Tasting Notes:

With deep yellow-tinged gold color in the glass, the 2019 Sculpterra Viognier offers orange blossoms, white peach, cantaloupe and citrus grapefruit flavors with a hint of sweet spice on the nose. The palate offers much of the same with tantalizing textures of matched acidity, and ends with a lingering finish. Strong aromas of marigold and pear mingle perfectly with warm almost earthy spice, gently gripping and finishing with tangy acidity. Overall, it’s an instant Sculpterra classic; it’s exuberant and perfumed, and fills the air with aromas of tropical goodness while ending with sufficient weight and textures. This delightful wine should drink well through 2025.

 


 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

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

 

 

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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

 

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.

 

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

Make ReservationsRio Seco Winery Guest House 2 comfortable suites each with 2 bedrooms, complete with kitchens are set amongst the vines at iconic Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery. Enjoy your own barbeque + firepit.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/riosecovineyard

 

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