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Which Paso Robles Wine Trail Will You Explore First?

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Discover how these Paso Robles wine trails can be your guide to effortlessly explore this rich region. 

Paso Robles wine country offers seven distinct wine trails. Each wine trail leads to a selection of vineyards and tasting rooms that showcase the region’s winemaking excellence. With these trails you can enjoy a day’s worth of tastings within a singular, captivating locale. Cutting out the long drives between vineyards gives you more time to really enjoy each tasting room and experience.

Paso Robles, situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, benefits from a coastal influence that allows for a wide temperature variation, conducive to a long grape growing season. From the robust flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to the delicate nuances of Grenache Blanc and Viognier, the area’s wine offerings are as varied as the unique and intimate wine tasting experiences you’ll find along the way.

Don’t know where to begin? Let’s start in the downtown area, where more than 20 tasting rooms are easily accessible.

Wine Trails in Paso Robles

Downtown Wineries

Step into the heart of Paso Robles with a visit to its historic and inviting downtown, a hub where the variety of winery tasting rooms offers a window into the region’s diverse viticulture. In this charming setting, it’s not uncommon to be welcomed by the winery owners themselves, whose passion and enthusiasm for their craft are as infectious as they are enlightening. Many downtown tasting rooms extend their hours until 6 or 7 pm, allowing you the leisure of savoring just one more taste of Paso’s finest before the evening’s culinary adventures begin. 

Hoyt Family Vineyards reflects downtown’s keen focus on small production, high quality boutique wineries. Their downtown tasting room is ready to welcome walk-ins. Also, dive into the art of garagiste winemaking at Hayseed & Housdon. Check out all the downtown tasting rooms here.

Adelaida Road

Adelaida Road in West Paso Robles is lined with picturesque wineries nestled among the rolling hills. For a unique adventure, embark on a jeep tour through the vineyards at Halter Ranch, or enjoy panoramic views with a hilltop tasting at Adelaida Vineyard & Winery. Alta Colina offers an unforgettable sunset vineyard tasting, while Lone Madrone invites you to indulge in Burger Sundays. To delve into the region’s deep roots in Rhône wine heritage, a visit to Tablas Creek is essential. Each experience along Adelaida Road offers a distinctive way to explore Paso’s rich winemaking tradition.

Brecon Estate

Vineyard Drive

Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles is renowned not just for its iconic wineries but also for the innovative pioneers shaping the wine industry’s future. Among this wine trail, Brecon Estate stands out as a boutique winery tucked into the westside hills, celebrated for its small-batch, award-winning wines crafted by an internationally acclaimed winemaker. Each wine at Brecon tells a unique story, available exclusively at their tasting room and often selling out quickly due to their limited production and high demand.

Another gem on Vineyard Drive is Oso Libre, a winery that embodies the spirit of early California pioneers with its name meaning “Free Bear” in Spanish. Oso Libre is recognized for its artisan, award-winning estate wines produced in limited quantities. Commitment to sustainability is at the heart of their operation, with all vines SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified, ensuring practices that prioritize habitat conservation, energy efficiency, water conservation, and human resources.

Exploring Vineyard Drive offers an intimate glimpse into Paso Robles’ wine culture. To fully experience Vineyard Drive, make sure to also visit Clos Soléne, Paix Sur Terre, and Dilecta, with Paix Sur Terre standing out for producing some of California’s most acclaimed white wines.

Highway 46 East

Driving East from downtown Paso explore some of the regions established wine offerings with visits to Eberle for its intriguing cave tours, Robert Hall for premium wine tastings and outdoor games, and Allegretto Wines for award-winning selections in their resort-based tasting room. Each venue offers a distinct experience reflecting the rich wine culture and history of the region.

Discover the rich history of Paso Robles with a visit to J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines’ tasting room, and enhance your journey with a cheese tasting and picnic essentials at Le Vigne Winery. Both spots are celebrated for their dedication to producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. View all the wineries on the 46 East wine trail.

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Lone Madrone

Highway 46 West

Take the scenic route along Highway 46 West in Paso Robles to discover a collection of wineries each with its own unique charm. Four Lanterns Winery, established by Steve and Jackie Gleason in 2013, focuses on Rhône and Bordeaux-style wines, celebrating the terroir of their property. You’re likely to meet the owners themselves, showcasing their family-operated ethos. 

Lone Madrone reflects the personality of winemaker Neil Collins, offering wines from dry-farmed vineyards that emphasize depth and character. Sextant Wines impresses with its Bordeaux blends and Rhône-style wines, acclaimed by wine enthusiasts and available for tasting in two locations, including their scenic estate on 46 West. 

Treana Tasting Cellar, under Austin Hope, provides a vibrant atmosphere for sampling their award-winning wines, highlighting their dedication to artisan winemaking. This stretch of Highway 46 West offers a memorable wine-tasting experience steeped in family tradition and winemaking excellence. Lunch options await at Barton’s Kitchen Window at Grey Wolf Cellars or Niner Wine Estates for a more formal sit down meal.

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Pear Valley Vineyard

Backroads and Union Wine Trail

Explore the scenic backroads of Paso Robles along Creston Road, where a tapestry of unique wineries awaits. Begin your journey with a visit to Bella Luna, a small family-owned winery known for its dry-farmed varietals and the acclaimed “Fighter Pilot Red” Zinfandel. Experience the diverse tasting options at Bovino Vineyards in the El Pomar AVA, offering everything from tranquil tastings in their distinct tasting room to adventurous 4-wheel vineyard tours. Chateau Margene beckons with its highly rated Paso Robles Cabernets and Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, providing a picturesque setting for a picnic.

Try Still Waters Vineyards for exquisite Bordeaux or Rhône blends, and Cass Vineyards and Wines invites you to enjoy lunch at the Cass Café, paired perfectly with their estate-grown Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. Venture to Defiance Vineyard to taste premium Petite Sirah and Bordeaux varieties, cultivated with meticulous care. Pear Valley Vineyard captures the essence of Paso Robles with its hilltop views and diverse wine selection, ideal for a leisurely picnic. Lastly, immerse yourself in the artistic ambiance of Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, where the fusion of art, earth, and wine creates a memorable experience. Each stop along Creston Road offers a distinct glimpse into the heart and soul of Paso Robles wine country.

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Villa San Juliette

Pleasant Valley Wine Trail

Discover the enchanting Pleasant Valley Wine Trail north of Paso Robles, where you’ll find High Camp Wines, Santellan Vineyards, and Hearst Ranch Winery to name a few. This trail offers a serene journey through rolling hills and expansive views, perfect for those seeking a tranquil wine-tasting experience.

Villa San-Juliette stands out set against the picturesque Cholame Hills. Here, the focus is on cultivating balanced wines that showcase the unique qualities of their 130-acre estate vineyard. With a portfolio of award-winning Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines, Villa San-Juliette promises an array of styles designed to enchant every visitor. 

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Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Peachy Canyon Road

Venture onto Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles, where the boutique wineries Sixmilebridge and Michael Gill Cellars define the essence of the region’s winemaking.

This charming drive offers a tapestry of experiences with wineries dotting the road, catering to all preferences and budgets. While you explore, keep an eye out for the local wildlife, adding a touch of wilderness to your wine-tasting adventure.

Sixmilebridge champions a low-intervention approach, focusing exclusively on Bordeaux varietals, organically farmed to produce wines that are balanced, savory, and age-worthy. Meanwhile, Michael Gill Cellars, known for its award-winning reds from old European stock, showcases the potential of central coast wines through innovative field and barrel room practices.

Stay in Wine Country

Paso Robles Wine Country offers a diverse array of lodging options for couples, ranging from luxurious resorts and cozy vineyard cottages to budget-friendly hotels.

High end oasis


Relax at Paso’s Allegretto Vineyard Resort resort complete with onsite spa, wine tasting room, pool and farm-to-table restaurant. Surrounded by verdant vines and decorated with museum-worthy art, this world class resort offers romantic packages combining couple’s massage, sightseeing excursions, tastings and more. Get the best rates. Get the best rates.

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Stay on the vineyard

Vineyard stays

Geneseo Inn 

Discover the perks of the vineyard lifestyle at Geneseo Inn, a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the beautiful Cass Winery property, wake up to exciting opportunities like equestrian and e-bike rides through the vines. Get the best rates.

Stay on the Vineyard

Tucked into the hills or Paso’s desirable west side, this property boasts two exclusive suites, each offering sweeping views of vineyards and untouched land. Whether planning a short stay or a week-long adventure, Stay on the Vineyard is an idyllic choice for a Paso Robles vacation.

Halter Ranch Vacation Rentals

Accommodation at the Halter Ranch blends modern luxury with historical allure, offering a scenic escape in the heart of Paso Robles.. The Hunting Lodge is a cozy home boasting 4 ensuite bedrooms, each with a private patio. The Victorian is a magnificent and spacious remodeled Victorian farmhouse. Vineyard View is the perfect place to gather and reconnect, Vineyard View sleeps up to 12 people.

Onx Vineyard Stays

The 127-acre ONX Estate Vineyard is home to complex soils, views of the historic Santa Rita Creek, and some outstanding vineyard stays. At Kiler Canyon Ranch House guests can enjoy a free wine, tour or tasting, plus you can explore the vineyards anytime. Want to stay in a charming English-inspired cottage nestled among the vines? Briarwood Cottage is a must stay. Clark House is a luxurious five-bedroom retreat for a perfect escape to a breathtaking Vineyard. 

Adelaide Inn

Budget friendly faves

Adelaide Inn

Enjoy Paso Robles’ famous hospitality, quality amenities and all the comforts of home at local favorite Adelaide Inn. Conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 46 East and Highway 101, this family owned bed and breakfast is known for delivering a cozy, quiet and romantic getaway. Get the best rates.

The Farmhouse Paso

Check in to the newly renovated Farmhouse in downtown Paso Robles, a charming twist on a classic Central Coast motel. With crackling fire pits, complimentary Linus bicycles and lemonade in the lobby, this reimagined Mid Century marvel encourages couples to slow down together. Get the best rates.

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