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Tin City isn’t your average industrial wine tasting park: It’s a hotbed of creativity, a place where winemakers, artisans and connoisseurs gather to celebrate Robles Robles’ longstanding independent spirit. 

Originally named for its humble tin siding, Tin City has grown to become a bustling hub of creativity and flavor home to 40+ businesses, including wine tasting rooms, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and more. 

Here, award-winning winemakers pour their soul into every sip, innovative brewers push the boundaries of craft brewing and artisanal distillers create small-batch spirits that break with tradition. Plus, visitors are encouraged to explore Tin City’s unique restaurants and surprising speciality treats, a perfect accompaniment to a day of sensory discovery. Bottom line? 

Tin City is more than just a collection of businesses; it’s a place where passionate individuals come together to create a one-of-a-kind community. Wander through our ultimate guide to Tin City and feel the buzz for yourself. Yep. That’s the collective energy of passionate artisans doing what they do best!

What makes Tin City different?

We all love Paso Robles’ traditional wine tasting rooms and rows of perfectly manicured vines. That said, Tin City throws a wrench in the classic Paso Robles experience, and that’s a good thing. It’s a place where winemakers ditch the dusty rulebooks and get creative, shaking things up in the most delicious way. In a nutshell, Tin City is part of the ongoing diversification of the region’s winemaking culture. In Paso Robles, this kind of pioneering attitude is welcomed: The more, the merrier!

Breaking the mold
Tin City vintners and artisans are producing boundary-busting wine—not to mention craft beer, cider and spirits. These rebellious Tin City artisans are all about exploring the unexpected: Discover unique varietals, revelatory techniques and surprising twists on Paso Robles wine. In essence, the producers of Tin City are continuing Paso Robles Wine Country’s long legacy of pioneering spirit.

Small batch, big passion
Housed in converted industrial warehouses, Tin City tasting rooms exude a raw, industrial vibe that reflects the dedication to small-batch, handcrafted wines, beer, cider and spirits. Here, you’ll meet the passionate makers themselves, the folks who get their hands dirty in every step of the process. It’s a far cry from the mass-produced stuff, and the quality and personal touch are undeniable.

Tin City‘s industrial-chic aesthetic sets the tone for a relaxed and approachable vibe. It’s a world away from the stuffy formality you might encounter in other wine regions. Here, the focus is on enjoying great wine, meeting the people who make it and having a good time. Food trucks, live music and arts events are commonplace in Tin City. There are no velvet ropes, just good conversation and delicious discoveries waiting to be made in your glass.

Our go-to Tin City tasting rooms:

Taste a diverse array of Paso Robles wine all in one cool location. Explore Tin City’s 20+ wine tasting rooms pouring everything from cutting-edge blends to small-batch innovations, all within walking distance of one another.

ONX Wines Tasting Room & Winery
ONX Wines Tasting Room & Winery

ONX Wines

Sustainable blends, palate-bending experiences

Specializing in modern estate wines that shake up the game, ONX Wines is a great go-to for anyone looking to try Paso’s most exciting blends. With a popular tasting room nestled in the heart of Tin City’s buzzing artisanal scene, ONX Wines (pronounced Onyx) delivers a mix of passion, innovation and sustainability you can taste in every sip. Enjoy unique wines crafted from 20 historic varietals sourced from the winery’s certified California sustainable Paso Robles estate vineyards, including red and white Bordeaux and Rhône blends, exceptional cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, dessert wines and lesser-known Portuguese varietals like Touriga Nacional and Souzão. Kick back with indoor and outdoor dog-friendly seating, nibble on a gourmet charcuterie box or grab a vegan cheese plate. Whatever you do, be sure to keep an open mind: These wines were born to break the rules.

More info: The ONX tasting room at Tin City is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome at ONX, but appointments are encouraged, especially for larger groups of 11 or more. Explore ONX Wines’ current releases and delve into special library selections when available. To schedule a tasting or vineyard tour experience, book a tasting online or call (805) 434-5607.
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Union Sacré

French finesse meets California soul

With a keen focus on varietals of the Alsace region of France, Union Sacre is the brainchild of two best buds hailing from opposite sides of the world: Xavier, a Frenchman with a fancy Oenology degree, and Philip, a self-taught Michigan designer with a serious case of wanderlust. Together, they created Union Sacre, home of single-vineyard, single-varietal bottles perfect for chill hangouts and interesting company. Together, the winery owners boast more than 25 years of California winemaking experience, a shared passion and a whole lot of personality. Experience the fruit of their labor: elegantly simple pinot noir, dry-style gewürztraminer, fresh riesling, and earthy pinot gris. With indoor and outdoor seating, this dog-friendly tasting room is open to newbies and wine aficionados alike. After all, Union Sacré is all about celebrating the unexpected connections that bring people together. Sample the lineup—and be sure to grab a few bottles for backyard barbecues, late-night chats and the celebrations of life’s simple joys.

More info: Union Sacre is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feel free to walk-in and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. Appointments are welcome for groups up to four people, but not required.
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Zanoli Wines

Upleveled wines meet warm hospitality

Imagine the rich tone of a classic vinyl record layered with the celebratory clinking of glasses.You’re enveloped in the cozy embrace of a plush armchair, a glass of meticulously-crafted wine in hand. Yes, this is the dreamy vibe at Zanoli Wines, a sanctuary for wine enthusiasts seeking an upleveled experience. Step into this welcoming Tin City alcove, where hospitality extends to those furry companions are as welcome as little ones of all ages. Helmed by second-generation artisans Shelly and Jimmy Zanoli, the family pours blood, sweat and tears into each bottle, only upping each wines’ unique depth of character. From the crisp elegance of Zanoli Wines rosé to the bold complexity of their popular syrah, each sip tells a story—a narrative of dedication, tradition and excellence. 

More info: Zanoli Wines is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed, but for those seeking a more intimate experience, appointments are warmly appreciated. For inquiries or to enjoy a tasting, book online or call (805) 712-5225.
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Cordant Winery Tasting Room
Cordant Winery Tasting Room

Cordant Winery (in Ramada Row)

The place to sample Pinot Noir

Step into Cordant Winery, a must-visit sanctuary for aficionados of Pinot Noir and Rhône-style blends. Founded in 2014 by David and DeAnn Taylor, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill winery. Cordant’s difference? They mostly source grapes from an expansive catchment area stretching an impressive 180 miles, from the verdant hills of Monterey County down to the sun-kissed soils of Santa Barbara.

Cordant Winery is one of the rare venues in Paso Robles where you can indulge in Pinot Noir. For a truly enlightening experience, don’t miss a side-by-side Pinot Noir tasting. You’ll sample selections from Solomon Hills in Santa Maria Valley, Escolle Vineyard in Monterey County, and Radian Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills, one of the coldest vineyards in the area. This eye-opening tasting reveals how soil and climate nuances directly impact the wine’s character— a captivating lesson for any wine enthusiast..

More info: If you haven’t stepped into Cordant Winery lately, prepare for a delightful revelation. They have not only garnered a reputation for top-notch wines but continue to evolve. Visit Thursday through Monday 10:30-5:00 pm, walk-ins are always welcome.
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Field Recordings

Paso Robles terroir, single-varietal vibrance

If you’ve ever wanted a quick crash course on Paso Robles terroir, now’s your chance. Simply head to Tin City-based Field Recordings—a testament to winemaker Andrew Jones’ pursuit of diversity in soil, sun and vineyard location. From single-vineyard expressions to imaginative blends crafted under the Wonderwall and Fiction labels, each bottle of Field Recordings wines showcases the amazing breadth of Paso Robles’ famed landscape. That’s great news for you, opening up a range of Paso Robles wines in one casual tasting setting. At Field Recordings, indoor and outdoor tasting areas invite guests to linger and savor the moment while four-legged companions lounge freely in the sunshine. Explore the nuances of each vineyard, the stories woven into every bottle and the passion that fuels the craft of winemaking.

More info:The Field Recordings tasting room at Tin City is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, the tasting room is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. NTuesday and Wednesday tastings are by appointment from the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with walk-ins welcomed after 1 p.m. Thursday through Monday, walk-ins are welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: For those driving towards a greener future, an EV charger stands ready to power your journey onward. For inquiries or to reserve a tasting appointment, book online or call (805) 503-9660.
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Sans Liege Wines

Freedom in every  glass

Can a wine be “brave?” If you ask Sans Liege Founder Curt Schalchlin, the answer is obvious. The acclaimed Paso Robles winemaker embodies the spirit of his wines, forging a path through a fearless pursuit of craft. Sans Liege, or “without allegiance,” reflects the winemaker’s commitment to producing wines that speak to the essence of each Paso Robles vineyard, each varietal, each vintage—always unshackled by the confines of tradition or trend. Specializing in world-class Rhône varietal wines, Sans Liege invites visitors to embrace it all: from the complexity of rich, peppery syrah to the delicate romance of viognier. Equally inspired with the expression of the New World and the history of the Rhône Valley, winemaker Schalchlin is careful to dabble in both (without claiming allegiance, of course).

More info: Sans Liege is open for both walk-ins and appointments Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open by appointment only each Monday and Tuesday. For a truly personalized experience, appointments are recommended. Note: The Sans Liege’s tasting room boasts indoor and outdoor seating perfect for friends, families and four-legged companions. For inquiries or to reserve a tasting, book online or call (805) 773-2770.
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Enjoy An All-Inclusive Tin City Walking Tour

The first ever Tin City walking tour

Toast Tours has an amazing all-inclusive experience that invites guests to delve into the heart of Tin City, exploring its origins and ambitious vision for the future. You get to try tastings from both foundational and emerging boutique brands, gaining insights into the unique stories and artisanal craftsmanship that define this thriving community. This tour offers a comprehensive, fun and unique look at the dynamic spirit of Tin City.

More info: Tours run every Saturday at 10AM (duration 3 hours) and costs $110 per person. Learn More.

More Tin City Wine Tasting Rooms

Aaron Wines
Aaron Wines specializes in small-batch, handcrafted wines, including petite sirah and Rhône blends from the Paso Robles AVA plus pinot noir and aromatic whites from the SLO  Coast AVA. Enjoy an intimate tasting experience and meet the passionate winemaking team.

Phone: (805) 369-2037
Hours: Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. and by appointment only on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Desparada Wines
Known for bold and innovative bottles, Desparada Wines is perfect for adventurous palates and artistic sensibilities. Enjoy a fresh take on sauvignon blanc plus a variety of Italian varietals and red blends in a unique and whimsical environment.

Phone: (805) 434-9611
Hours: Open Thursday through Monday by appointment only (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
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Emercy Wines
Emercy Wines produces elegant and expressive red wines and innovative Paso Robles blends, all crafted with a focus on sustainability.

Phone: (805) 221-5840
Hours: Hours: Open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
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End of the Day Wines
End of the Day Wines offers up a relaxed atmosphere to savor exceptional handcrafted wines, including albariño, cuvee of red Rhône varieties, grenache, mourvèdre and syrah.

Phone: (805) 237-1480
Hours: Open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Monday through Thursday)
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Giornata Wines
Giornata Wines produces Rhône-style and Bordeaux-style blends known for their complexity and richness. Enjoy Italian reds, sangiovese, barbera, nebbiolo, aglianico, fatto a mano and “orange wines,” to name a few.

Phone: (805) 434-3075
Hours: Open daily by appointment only
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Hubba Wines
Hubba Wines exudes a welcoming atmosphere where visitors enjoy expressive wines with an emphasis on delicate, fresh flavor profiles. Savor noteworthy vintages crafted from organically-grown vineyards across the Central Coast.

Phone: (805) 550-8190
Hours: Open Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 to 4 p.m.
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Jacob Toft Wines
Jacob Toft Wines produces pinot noir and chardonnay with a focus on balance and elegance. Experience the winery’s big, bold high-end reds that are concentrated without being too overpowering.

Phone: (805) 550-1633
Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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Level 3 Wines
Level 3 Wines specializes in estate-grown limited amounts of ultra-premium handcrafted red wines, including high-end Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon, syrah and petite sirah.

Phone: (805) 238-2719
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday from `11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Levo Wines
Levo Wines produces wines of syrah, grenache, petite sirah grapes as well  as various experimental varieties. Enjoy wines crafted from some of the best Central Coast vineyards spanning multiple AVAs. 

Phone: (805) 400-5994
Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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Where is Tin City?

Tin City is located at 450 Marquita Avenue, Paso Robles California, 93446 United States. Learn more about Tin City with this Tin City documentary.

Map of Tin City

Looking for help navigating? No need to follow the yellow brick road. View our handy map of Tin City here. You can also check out our comprehensive Map of Paso Robles Wineries, a great free digital resource when visiting Paso Robles Wine Country.

Tin City tips

  • Make a plan: List a handful of stops you’d like to experience during your Tin City trip, as there are dozens to choose from (it can get a tad overwhelming).
  • Designate a driver for safety and peace of mind.
  • Consider making reservations for tastings, especially on weekends, when Tin City can become busier than usual.
  • Live music and food trucks can be found at Tin City seasonally and during specific weekends, so be sure to check each Tin City vendor’s website and social media feeds for more information.
  • Don’t forget to explore nearby Paso Robles vineyards and wine tasting rooms in the surrounding area. It’s all in a day’s fun!

Cover photo by Toast Tours

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