5 Big, Bold Paso Robles Reds

Go bold or go home! Paso Robles Wine Country is known for blue skies, grand vineyards and big, beautiful reds that truly make a splash. Today, we’ll celebrate the attention-seeking bottles that can’t help but steal the spotlight. From lush layers of rich flavor to structured tannins that pack a punch, these robust reds are ready for their day in the sun. Because when it comes to winter’s most wow-factor wines, wallflowers need not apply.

Oso Libre 2014 Reserva Bordeaux Style Blend

This beauty is a beast! A rich, supple blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this sophisticated red blend from Oso Libre is best pared with a substantial feast (the more meats, the better). Aged four years in French Oak, experience the true expression of Adelaida District terroir, sip after satisfying sip.

Pair with: Steak and creamy garlic mashed potatoes.

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Pelletiere 2017 Nebbiolo

Ciao, bella! You may not know much about Italian-born nebbiolo, but you’re soon to experience its magic. Once this supple Pelletiere wine hits your lips, you’ll find waves of amore at last. Thanks to a long growing season, this vintage showcases the true allure of the varietal with maximum ripeness. Complex notes of plum, cranberry and tobacco meld together for a seamlessly sensational finish.

Pair with: Tender beef braciole simmered in a rich marinara sauce.

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Robert Hall 2017 Cavern Select Syrah

One syrah to rule them all: Brandied cherries, brown sugar and chocolate on the nose give this rich red a regal flair fit for the throne. Fantastic flavors of blackberry cobbler and coffee come together to create a mesmerizing mix that lingers into a soft, lingering finish. Just what you would expect from a 92 POINT score from Wine Enthusiast. Cheers to Robert Hall for handcrafting this beauty.

Pair with: Herb-crusted lamb shank. Extra credit if you sip from a goblet!

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Rotta Winery 2016 Super Rotta

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s delicious! This heroic zinfandel-cabernet sauvignon blend earns its appropriate “super” title thanks to a palate of bright red fruit, rhubarb and figgy goodness. On the nose, catch a whiff of bright black cherry laced with sage and spice. The mouthfeel? Creamy and crave-worthy, moving into a velvet finish. If you’re looking for a holiday blend to save the day, this Rotta dark horse is guaranteed to get the job done.

Pair with: A juicy beef pot roast and all the fixings.

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2016 Tooth & Nail The Fiend

Friend or foe? You decide. This luscious merlot-based blend is for those who like to keep things interesting. Sure, it’s a super-concentrated fruit bomb overflowing with pure plum passion—but there’s more to explore than what first meets your lips. Heady Mexican chocolate and dusty soil vibes give this oak aged bad boy a rugged twist. Exactly what you’d expect from Tooth & Nail.

Pair with: Slow braised oxtail.

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



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, 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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5 Paso Robles Wine Gifts to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party


Don’t arrive to that winter soirée empty handed! This holiday season, bring the gift that keeps on giving: Paso Robles wine. It sure is nice to be invited to all those holiday parties—and inn’t it a relief that you don’t have to host them at your own abode? In the spirit of giving, show your appreciation with the best taste possible. See, when you gift your host or hostess these Paso Robles wine offerings, you aren’t just saying, “Thanks, friend.” You’re also saying, “Have a glass on me!” And that’s a gift that never gets old. Wish we could say the same for the Snuggie!

1. For the Host with the Most

Opolo Hostess Gift Pack with Candle
Not only is this tasteful gift pack supremely delicious—it does contain two bottles of Opolo’s famous 2018 Mountain Zinfandel—it also boasts a lovely candle crafted by Rogue Candle Co. At the end of the party, she’ll love lighting the candle, drawing a hot bath and sinking into the bubbles with a glass of this jammy zin. Personalize your gift with a note courtesy of the winery, too. So much better than a plain old “thank you” card, don’t you think?

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2. For the Bold Bestie

Pelletiere Estate 2015 Sangiovese Riserva and Electronic Peppermill
Pelletiere Estate’s standout Sangiovese offers up stimulating aromas of red plum, black cherry, cloves, and black pepper. In the mouth the wine is fresh and lively (just like a good holiday party). With refined tannins and a touch of licorice on the finish, this bottle is highly sophisticated, yet accessible for any occasion. Isn’t that what Paso Robles is all about? Pair this bottle with an elegant yet totally functional electronic Peppermill for a one-two punch of bold flavor.

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3. For the Culinary Connoisseur

Tasting Experience at Rails Nap
Rails Nap isn’t just a tasting room—it’s an immersive culinary experience just waiting to be devoured. This year, gift your party host a gift certificate that won’t gather dust on the shelf. They’ll soon savor a tasting flight of six current Rails Nap releases and a selection of light bites, including artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Want to spring for a little extra fun? From private to semi-private, Rails Nap is happy to create a unique tour for your friend. The plot thickens!

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4. For the Chocolate Lover

Robert Hall’s 2016 Cavern Select Petite Sirah and Truffles
Everyone knows that chocolate is the quickest way to any host’s heart! Rich, bold and full-bodied, with the allure of ripe blackberries, cigar box, and dried herbs, Robert Hall’s inky petite sirah shows firm, velvety tannins with balanced acidity and a long fine-grained finish. When paired with gourmet chocolate truffles, your gift soars to legendary status. Sweet, creamy ganache centers infused with elegant flavors—from mocha espresso to French lavender—send these truffles over the edge into deeply decadent territory.

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5. For the Life of the Party

2016 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Life is just more fun with a magnum of wine (which, in case you were wondering, serves a whopping 8-12 party goers in one fell swoop). Écluse’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum begins with a dark crimson color that stains the glass, followed by vanilla, black currant and black cherry. The luscious mouthfeel culminates in a velvety finish with hints of dark chocolate. Intense, silky and full-bodied, this is definitely a “cab lover’s cab” and a winner of Wine Enthusiast earning 91 points! When the wine’s this good, why not spring for the 1.5 liter bottle? This party is far from over.

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



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, loMake Reservationscally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Make ReservationsTreat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR

 

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

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

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5 Paso Robles Wines that Actually go with Pumpkin Spice


If you ask us, all the antipathy towards Pumpkin Spice can be understood. After the famous Starbucks “Pumpkin Spice Latte” exploded onto the scene, things quickly slid downhill (kale chips with pumpkin spice, cereals, and fermented fruit wine are all real things). Blech! That said, we aren’t against the “OG (original gangster) pumpkin spice” flavors, which are—as best as we can tell—the spices our grandma tucked inside every fall pumpkin pie, apple pie, or banana bread recipe since we can remember. Its ingredient list is anything but scary: ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves round out the fall favorite. Not so scary when you look behind the Pumpkin Spice curtain, right? Here’s 5 wines to try this autumn with your pumpkin spiced foods, canine approved.

1. Barr Estate Wines Last Act Port Style Dessert Wine

Port style wine + clove and cinnamon = the official scent of fall. This Ruby Port style dessert wine is an exquisite blend of Touriga, Souzao and Syrah. Sweet and rich, it will stand up against any fall dessert, especially those with lots of heavier clove notes. Smooth and supple, elegant and refined, this one makes a very memorable hostess gift through Christmas. (Dog-friendly winery)

 
 

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2. Parrish Family Vineyard 2014 Zinfandel

Earthy pumpkin pie (plus zesty cranberry sauce) would work well with this holiday-gathering approved red. This medium bodied Zinfandel opens with delicate rose petals and cranberry on the nose. The cranberry continues into the palate with notes of raspberries, cardamon, and vanilla stick. It finishes strong with a lovely, lingering finish. If that doesn’t make you want to break out the winter sweaters, I don’t know what will. (Dog-friendly winery)

 
 

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3. Pear Valley 2016 Chenin Blanc

This fall, go for a dry Chenin Blanc with a nose full of ripe, pear yumminess to compliment the sweeter pumpkin-spicy notes found in apple pie filling. Pale straw in color, with aromas of sweet pineapple, white peach, and kaffir lime, this one’s also got a bit of a flinty allure that recalls wet stones after the first fall rain. Flavors of guava, honeydew melon, and a bit of grapefruit pith keep your pairing plush, never “sweet.”

 
 

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4. Robert Hall Winery Cavern Select Oro d’ Margherita

You’ve hit liquid gold! Sweet, toasted hazelnuts and stewed peach aromas tantalize the nose while notes of dried apricot, orange zest and butterscotch delight the tongue. A limited number of barrels of estate-grown Orange Muscat were selected beginning with the 2001 vintage, making this bottle a fabulously festive gift for the season. Pair with pecan pie loaded with toasty cardamom and brown sugar. (Dog-friendly winery)

 
 

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5. Penman Springs 2016 Muscat Blanc

A slightly sweet muscat bursting with mango and peach lushness goes well with most fall fruit pie fillings; plus the floral nose brings out the romance of nutmeg and cinnamon in wintery treats galore. You know, those wintery treats you were making for the whole office but have somehow found their way into your tummy? (Dog-friendly winery)

 
 

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 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



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.

 

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

 

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

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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Celebrate Harvest in Paso with these Oct. Winery Events


Grapes, ripe and glistening, are dropping off the vines. Well, more like they are being pulled off the vines, as thousands of vineyard workers work from sunup to sundown to craft the next great vintage. Mother nature can only do so much before man and woman must step in. Now, we must work! All across Paso Robles, you’ll see the fruit of this labor making its way into the fermentation tank, barrel and bottle. Take time to celebrate all the toil that goes into every last drop of Paso Wine with these 5 festive harvest events. Eat, drink, and high-five your nearest vineyard worker. Will all this hard work be worth it in the end? I think you know the answer.

1. Robert Hall Winery Pork Roast

Ready for a whole hog ho-down? Join Robert Hall Winery for a Harvest Festival Dinner to oink home about! This Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m., Captain Mark Tognazzini from Dockside in Morro Bay will be smoking up some bodacious baby back ribs, sausage, and pulled pork sliders along with an array of seafood: oysters, crab cakes, shrimp tacos and more. With barrel tastings, specialty wine flights and live music by Grammy Award winner Louie Ortega, you’re going to be as happy as a pig in mud.

 
 
Mapping and Directions to Robert Hall Winery

2. Rotta Winery Fire Dinner

Your mom told you not to play with fire—and we tend to agree. That said, Rotta Winery has a way of making us break all the rules. Join the iconic Paso Robles Winery for a supper that crackles with intrigue and mystery! Rotta’s Fire Dinner kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. with all the sparks and grilled meats you might expect, but with a twist. While you might be used to Central Coast tri-tip, you’ve never had Argentinean Asado prepared this perfectly. Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Catering has joined forces with Rotta winemaker Cristian Tietje to create a delicious, fiery experience. Strike the match. It’s on!

Mapping and Directions to Rotta Winery

3. Lusso Della Terra Cellars Winemaker Dinner

Summer is for sandwiches. Fall is for feasting! Belly up to a real deal winemaker dinner with all the elegant accompaniments of a royal banquet this Saturday Oct. 20 at Lusso Della Terra Cellars. A sparkling wine reception sets the tone, followed by a three course dinner paired with sumptuous wines. Yes, dessert will also be paired, so save room to linger long after the final meal is served.

 
 

Mapping and Directions to Lusso Della Terra Cellars

4. Opolo Harvest Party

Harvest is a spectacular time to visit Paso Robles Wine Country, but it might just be the very best time ever to scoot over to Opolo! Every year, the winery hosts an epic harvest dinner and grape stomp that attracts visitors from far and wide. That’s right. You too can roll up your jeans and stomp up a storm a la I Love Lucy. That’s not all! The Friday, Oct 19 event (which runs from 5:30-9:30 p.m.) also features folk dancing, lamb roast and world famous Opolo wine. Surrounded by vineyards on their hilltop hangout, you’ll be ready to relocate to Paso Robles by sundown.

 
 
Mapping and Directions to Opolo Winery

5. Fiesta at Sculpterra

Color us excited, piñata or not! A live Mariachi band, authentic Mexican food and flowing wines can spell only one word: Fiesta! From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, join the winery for an action-packed flavor adventure. Siesta not included, although you might want to take your own!

 
 
 

Mapping and Directions to Sculpterra



 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.



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.

 

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

 

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

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make ReservationsHampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping.

 

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

 

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.

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

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