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That’s So Paso: 5 Reasons Paso Wine Country is Different

Photo credit: Central Coast Trail Rides at Cass Winery

Wildlife and wine barrels, cabernet sauvignon and cowboy boots—that’s so Paso! The rumors really are true: Paso Robles Wine Country is unlike any other wine region in the world. Sure, we’re known for bold, world class wines, but that’s only the half the story. Around here, friendliness is a fact of life and everyone feels welcome to rejoice and kick their feet up. From our charming downtown square to winding backroads flanked by vines, a particularly “Paso” feeling permeates this sunny, happy place. The best part? Our hundreds of unique tasting rooms are open for business with a range of outdoor seating options. Truly, there’s no place like Paso! Find out why right here:

We’re still cowboys (and cowgirls) at heart

Sure, our wines have garnered more gold medals than you can shake a wine thief at. But that doesn’t mean we’re too fancy to rope and ride! Paso Robles has enjoyed a long history as a horse-and-wine town with many winemakers (and wine drinkers) enjoying the laid back equestrian lifestyle. Case in point: Hayseed and Housdon’s 2018 grenache, an homage to this blending of words. The wine, dubbed Rhône Rodeo, defies perception (just as our local winemaking cow-folk do every day). Who knew, for instance, that one of the largest rodeos in the world takes place each year in Saint-Agrève – only a half an hour horse ride from the Rhône wine region of France? Enjoy this dry grenache featuring waves of punchy cherry and plum the way the local riders do: in the saddle, on the trail or in the ring! And feel good as you sip knowing that Hayseed and Housdon donates 50% of its profits to non-profit local organizations.

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We know how to eat

While some wine folks speckle your plate with hard-to-pronounce nibbles, Paso is proud to have a big appetite (and an even bigger flavor profile). You could call us “foodies,” but really, that doesn’t quite do us justice! When you come to our table, you better come hungry. Our tasting rooms don’t just offer cheese plates and a handful of dry crackers, oh no. You’re in for a full meal! At Cass Winery, you can chow down one of three made-to-order gourmet burgers, a killer BLT and even seasonal soups crafted with the freshest local ingredients. How fresh? Well, let’s just say your beef was estate raised and you can thank our temperate, all-year growing season for that juicy just-picked produce.

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We stay in style

Sure, Paso Robles is home to rural farmland and cute bed and breakfasts that harken back to simpler times. But did you know we also offer up luxurious accommodations rivaling some of the best resorts anywhere? Paso’s Allegretto Vineyard and Resort is a Tuscan-inspired getaway complete with ultra-plush suites, a swanky spa, glittering pool and gorgeously manicured grounds studded with  priceless statues and worldly works of art. Plus, with its own wine label (Allegretto Wines), and onsite food service courtesy of Cello Ristorante & Bar, you’re never far from your next premium pairing.

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We have a sense of humor

Yes, we love to laugh (especially at ourselves)! With funny labels and serious wines, Chronic Cellars exemplifies Paso’s laid back vibe and cheerful spirit. Founded by a pair of fun-loving surfer/winemaker brothers, each bottle boasts its own bold and irreverent attitude. From the Day of the Dead inspired artwork on the labels to the breezy lawn-games that unfold at the winery’s chill outdoor tasting area, these are wines you don’t have to think too hard about to enjoy.  I mean, anyone who names their popular red Rhone blend “Sofa King Bueno” deserves a round of applause, right?

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Photo Posted on Instagram by @smittenwith_wine – Photographer @jmantez

We’re stewards of the land

When you think of red-blooded ranchers, you probably don’t think “biodynamic farming,” but the hardworking family behind Rangeland Winery truly showcase Paso’s commitment to the land. Around here, it’s all about a natural approach! This goes for the family’s carefully rotated grass fed beef operation as well as its precious vines. With 40 acres planted of wine grapes and 1,500 acres of wild oak woodland, Mother Nature is allowed to take its course (a rich habitat of native plants and animals call this region home). About 200 sheep graze the vineyard when dormant, adding natural fertilizer to the land and eliminating mechanical mowing or herbicides. It’s all in a day’s work in Paso.

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

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




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.



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.




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.



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




Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso 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®




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




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





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.




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


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Make ReservationsOxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.



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Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.




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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.




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