Cabin fever is a harsh mistress, eh? If your solo daily dog walk or weekly socially-distanced bicycle ride to the park isn’t quite enough to cut your craving for adventure, why not take a virtual tour outside your homebound routine? In fact, the New York Times recently named Paso Robles Wine Country as a must-see on its “52 Places to Virtually Go” List.
Alongside such breathtaking wonders as Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms, Tokyo’s bustling street markets and Egypt’s pyramids, you’ll find virtual tours of Paso Robles Wine Country tasting rooms (courtesy of this humble website, we might add). Want to explore the land of rolling green vineyards and friendly wine tasting rooms for yourself? The wait ends now. Here are 5 virtual tasting room tours to keep you on your toes—even if you haven’t changed out of your slippers in a few days.
1. Brecon Estate
Boutique beauty: Nestled in the westside hills of Paso Robles (so green right now), Brecon Estate is ground zero for a truly handcrafted boutique wine experience. You may not be able to greet Welsh Winemaker Damian Grindley (who has crafted some of the most highly awarded wines across the United States, Australia, and Europe) yourself, but you can tour the grounds with a virtual tour. “Stroll” through the modern tasting room before stepping out onto a sunny deck affording vibrant vineyard views. You can almost hear the birds chirping!
Mapping and Directions to Brecon Estate click here
2. Chronic Cellars
Laid back hangout: Paso Robles winemakers and avid surfers Jake and Josh Beckett know how to have a good time while making fine wine. “the chronic,” roughly translated by the brothers, means: “the good stuff.” Oh, yes, this wine is good stuff, indeed! Raised in the heart of wine country, the guys aimed at creating an elevated wine brand that didn’t harsh the mellow of Central Coast living. Check out the fun-loving tasting room for yourself: tour the chill, no-frills bar and take note of the corn hole and lawn games out back. Sure feels good to “stretch” your legs, doesn’t it?
Mapping and Directions to Chronic Cellars click here
3. Eberle Winery
Become a cave explorer: Known as a winemaking pioneer of Paso Robles Wine Country, Gary Eberle made history with his 1979 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon. Now, experience the legendary tasting room without leaving your kitchen table. A cozy, wood-paneled bar and a vast deck for mingling make this tasting room a picturesque Paso stop. The real excitement comes when you click along a dimly lit underground path through Eberle’s iconic wine caves. Follow the barrels and count the days until you can traverse the 16,000 square foot subterranean space in real life. Yes, they do host parties down there and you are invited!
Mapping and Directions to Eberle Winery click here
4. Hearst Ranch Winery
Keys to the castle: Sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders have come together to create a truly special wine offering emblazoned with a world famous name (yes, we’re talking about that Hearst). With fruit sourced from some of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast, Heart Ranch aims to create a legacy of quality synonymous with the Hearst tradition. With two tasting rooms—one near Hearst Castle in San Simeon; the other in Paso Robles—there’s no excuse not to take a peek. Point your mouse toward the latter, which features an impressive barrel room and an expansive, sun dappled veranda.
Mapping and Directions to Hearst Ranch Winery click here
5. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Go gourmet: JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery broke ground on their very first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, this historic winery has expanded with a restaurant and inn. Want to dream about your next romantic vacay? It’s only a click away! Take in stunning vineyard views from their revamped tasting room in the heart of Paso’s Adelaida District AVA. Extra credit: Heighten your virtual tour experience with a DIY cheese plate. Sure, it won’t be as fancy as the one a JUSTIN tasting room attendant would whip up, but hey. We’re all doing the best we can.
Mapping and Directions to JUSTIN Winery click here
6. Bonus – Other Virtual Paso Escapes
Restaurants and Hotels
Located in the foodie mecca of downtown Paso Robles, Fish Gaucho is a purveyor of California Mexican food and local wine, beer and cocktails. Expect a fresh, healthy twist on traditional Mexican food paired with latin inspired music and a vast tequila list. See for yourself with a virtual tour (and imagine the smells that would be sizzling in the kitchen).
Knock knock, who’s there? See where you’ll stay on your next visit to Paso Robles. The time-honored Adelaide Inn offers up a comfy and casual setting set amidst lush landscaping. Click through for a virtual tour and take a gander at that pool! Looks pretty inviting right about now, doesn’t it?
7. COVID-19 Wine Discounts
Check out these current COVID-19 Wine Deals and get amazing offers on shipping and more.
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, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’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.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Enjoy 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
La 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.
Experience 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
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
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.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.