Sure, Paso Robles has world-class, gourmet restaurants to indulge your inner foodie, but a trip to Wine Country would not be complete without a delicious picnic lunch and a glass of wine in a beautiful setting. Include a stop at one of these lovely wineries for a picnic lunch to enjoy the simple pleasures, warm hospitality and amazing scenery of Paso Robles Wine Country.
Checkout the complete list below or find your favorite ‘Picnic setting’ on the go with our mobile website.
7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Brecon Estate is a Boutique Estate winery nestled in the rolling hills outside of Paso Robles, California. Damian has a fantastic track record hand crafting numerous Golds, Double Golds and Best of Class wines for multiple iconic wineries. Here in California, but also in Australia and Europe. Finally he is able to present his own unshackled offerings. With a stunning, newly remodeled tasting room we look forward to sharing our wines with you at BRECON.
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446
The concept of Chronic Cellars came about in the midst of harvest in 2004. We had used the term “The Chronic” to describe likable objects before, but we had never considered it a suitable descriptor for wine. We sat alongside the crush pad one evening in our wine stained clothes and wet boots laughing about the idea of a wine that targeted a casual lifestyle.
Jake and I were raised in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Wine and the art of wine making have been a part of our lives since the early 80’s. After graduating from college we both returned to Paso Robles and joined the team at Peachy Canyon Winery. After a decade each of immersing ourselves in all aspects of the wine industry we decided to do our own project. We wanted to try something new and put the tools we have gathered to work on our dream. We had a vision and a desire to make our statement in the wine industry that we could not deny. After four years we took our first step toward Chronic Cellars.
From dream to reality, our first wines went public in 2008.
315 South Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465
Clavo Cellars is a boutique winery located in beautiful downtown Templeton, CA. Specializing in terroir-driven, single varietal wines such as, Malbec, Albarino, Petite Sirah, Vermentino and Zinfandel. Stop by the tasting room to try some of the region’s best wines!
Neil Roberts put down roots on the Central Coast more than 20 years ago and is today recognized as one of the region’s premier viticulturist, growing grapes for some of the region’s finest vineyards under the banner of Roberts Vineyard Services.
Neil is committed to “growing quality the right way”, which includes emphasis on sustainable vineyard practices that nurture both the vines and the surrounding environment. Similarly, he uses a gentle hand in the cellar, enabling the natural qualities of the fruit to shine in the finished wine. His winemaking approach includes careful hand sorting of clusters prior to fermentation; sacrificing quantity for quality through light pressing of the grapes; using judicious amounts of new oak barrels to ensure balance as well as structure.
“I put a tremendous amount of thought and care into making these wines,” Neil says. “But once the cork is pulled, it all comes down to the simple pleasure of experiencing everything that a remarkable vineyard has to offer.
9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Our wines are a reflection of our way of life, and mission.
We have strived to be good stewards of the land with which we have been blessed for five generations. Our family vineyards and winery have been developed with the goal of producing wines which will carry the family name with pride and allow us to keep our family ranch for the generations to come. To that end, we produce fine wines in which we have the same pride as we have in our family and our family legacy.
The Dubost Family left the Cherbourg region of France after the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to escape the violence of Europe. They were blacksmiths by trade and immigrated to Hawaii and the Black Hills of South Dakota before settling on the Central California Coast.
The vineyards and winery of Dubost Ranch are on 320 acres of hillsides in the heart of Adelaida. The climate and limestone soils are perfect for producing premium grapes and the straw bale winery is a model for sustainable production facility.
3810 Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Gary Eberle launched his career as a winemaker and as the “Pioneer” of Paso Robles Wine Region by helping to establish his family’s Estrella River Winery & Vineyards. In the late 70’s, he decided to pursue his own project and acquired nearly 64 acres just down the road from Estrella River Winery. Shortly thereafter, Gary released his first Eberle wine, the 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon debuting the iconic boar logo, depicting the German origin of the name Eberle, meaning “small boar.”
By 1984 the Eberle Winery production facility and tasting room were open for business and in 1994 Gary expanded underground, building the first wine caves in Paso Robles. Now, over 30 years later, Gary Eberle still greets guests daily with complimentary wine tastings, public tours of the production facility and 16,000 square feet of underground caves. They also play host to a variety of delicious and entertaining events held at the winery throughout the year.
1520 Kiler Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Écluse is the French word for the locks on the canals that gently carve their way through the remarkable French wine countryside and since our last name is Lock, the name Écluse for our wines was born!
As home of a San Francisco Chronicle’s Sweepstakes winning Best Red Wine, we at Écluse Wines are dedicated to producing limited production, handcrafted, award-winning wines from our very own Lock Vineyard. Our family owned boutique winery is a true reflection of this special place we call home. Nestled in the gently rolling hillside terroir on the desired Westside of the Paso Robles AVA, we feature Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, as well as our fabulous Zinfandel. Our wines are often described as silky, lush, smooth and approachable when first released, becoming even more complex and elegant as they age.
From the beginning our philosophy is that great fruit makes great wine. Having our own small winery onsite gives us the added benefit of picking and crushing small lots throughout the vineyard when the fruit has reached its peak flavors. Having control from the vineyard to the bottle insures that Écluse wines remain the truly remarkable wine that it is today!
Located only five minutes west of downtown Paso Robles, we invite you to discover the expression of our estate-grown wines while you savor the Ecluse difference. Join us and experience wine tasting the old fashion way, in the barrel room where you may even find Steve, proprietor and winemaker, with the wine thief offering barrel samples! Come Savor the Wine that is truly Écluse!
2485 West Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Four Lanterns Winery resides on 35 acres on the west side of Paso Robles. It is centrally located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Templeton Gap in the prestigious Willow Creek AVA. The area is renowned for hot days, cool nights and calcareous soil; all of which combine to provide a perfect environment for making exceptional wines.
The hill on the vineyard was originally terraced for an apple farm in the early 1900s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the property was revitalized with the creation of Sycamore Farms – an herb farm and vineyard.
Jackie and Steve Gleason purchased the property in 2013. In addition to expanding and improving the vineyard they created Four Lanterns Winery (named for their four daughters).
Four Lanterns Winery specialized in wine varietals native to France’s Rhone Valley, and focuses on making estate wines in order to capitalize on the natural strengths of the vineyard. The resulting wines are beautifully complex, balanced, and wonderful to drink.
3255 Harmony Valley Rd, Harmony, CA
Owners Chuck and Kim Mulligan built their boutique winery to reflect the serene and unpretentious beauty of Harmony. Established in 1989, Harmony Cellars now sits on land that has been in the family since 1910.
Winemaker Chuck Mulligan's wines reflect the quality and attention to detail of a technically trained winemaker and consistently win honors at prestigious national and international competitions. From buttery Chardonnay to crisp Riesling, spicy Zinfandel, rustic Malbec and decadent Port, Chuck's wines are distinctly different and crafted to highlight the individuality of each varietal.
442 SLO San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452
Hours: Daily 11:00am – 5:00pm
Jack Ranch Café:
19215 Hwy 46 East, Cholame, CA 93461
Hours: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
The hand-crafted offerings of Hearst Ranch Winery have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders. The fruit from California’s Central Coast vineyards is among the finest in the world. Blend in the talent of our winemaker and you get Hearst Ranch Wines, exhibiting the excellence that is a testimony to the “Legacy of Quality™”—synonymous with the Hearst tradition.
5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: Friday – Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Hearthstone Vineyard & Winery is dedicated to producing handcrafted, expressive wines from our 40 acre vineyard located in the renowned Adelaida area of Paso Robles.
While we pride ourselves in refined Rhone and Meritage compositions, we also craft Pinot Noir, Italian varietals, and Zinfandel, while other original blends further define us. Visit our intimate tasting room and let us show you what makes Hearthstone original.
2015 Township Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-0967 • (310) 963-2345
Hours: By Appointment Only
Tasting Room at the Rabbit Hole
1244 Pine St, Downtown Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: Daily 11:00am – 6:00pm
When Carol and Stephen first decided to leave Hollywood and move to Malibu they either wanted a home where they could walk to the beach or grow grapes. They happened upon a property that could do both. In 2001 they planted their first vineyard. Read More >>
Jada Vineyard & Winery
5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Jada Vineyard lies in an incredible pocket in the hills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range on the west side of Paso Robles. Blessed with abundant sunshine throughout the growing season, the maritime influence moderates the heat and provides incredibly cool evenings. As a result, harvest generally occurs near the end of October and the beginning of November. This long maturation process allows for superb development of color & intensity in character while maintaining acidity.
To wine growers, the beauty here is found beyond, in fact beneath, the surface. Initially barley, 11 varietals & 19 clones now comprise 65 acres of estate vineyard at Jada. Under the shallow topsoil of clay loam lie massive deposits of calcareous shale and pockets of limestone. This challenging environment contributes to reduced vigor in the vines and decreased berry size, which plays a huge part in the intensity of the fruit and imparts a complex underlying minerality.
To-date, Jada has received over 54 “90/90+” wine ratings for its all-estate, limited-production Rhone & Bordeaux-style wines and is 100% sustainably farmed using biodynamic practices.
11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: Daily 10:00am – 4:30pm
Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more available between 10:00am and 2:00pm with 48-hour advance notice.
Enjoy stunning views of our vineyards from our new Tasting Room. Bathed in natural light, it’s the perfect setting to learn about and taste our wines, including new vintages and limited releases. Heighten your wine-tasting experience with the best from local cheese makers. Taste five of our current releases while enjoying gorgeous views of our estate vineyards.
We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.
9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Kiamie Wine Cellars is a collaboration between two guys with diverse, yet complementary backgrounds that came together to reach their dream of developing a fine California winery. Read more >>
5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Lone Madrone wines are unique not only because of where the grapes were grown, but due to the influence of Neil Collins winemaking style. What an honor that Neil was voted BEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR by his peers.
The winery produces some rare single varietal wines, however the majority of Lone Madrone wines are extraordinary blends where you distinguish Neil’s unique winemaking slant formed over years of tasting and blending west side Paso Robles wines.
The wines of Lone Madrone are all unique and yet characteristically balanced with structure and finesse.
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
“A premier example of what Paso Robles can do with Rhone Wines.”
Producing up to 1,200 cases annually, Michael Gill Cellars strives to stay at a smaller scale to keep as much consistency, control, and excellence in the wine as possible.
From the limestone-rich soils to the hot days and cool nights, Michael Gill Cellars has the perfect growing conditions to elegantly ripen such Rhone-style varietals as Syrah, Viognier, Counoise, Tempranillo, Vermentino, and Zinfandel have consistantly been impressive in displaying what the west side can offer to the dedicated wine aficionado. As a family vineyard, the vines receive the utmost of hands-on care from founder Michael Gill to ensure both proper care and quality from the vine to the bottle in this impressive estate winery.
Our Tasting Room is offering all Gold Medal wines. Our 2013 Alicante Boushet has been introduced to the line up and is being enjoyed by all. Our 2015 harvest, although some varieties were small yield, will generate even more exquisite wines for our followers and the tasting room for years to come.
7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
SIP certified and home to 12 different varietals of wine, the vineyard helps allow Opolo to create many unique wines as well as award winning blends.
Our comfortable tasting room is tucked away just off Vineyard Drive on a rustic road that takes you past our Zinfandel Vineyards, owl boxes, oak trees, and a meandering creek. It will feel like home as our customer service takes center stage.
On the weekends we feature delicious gourmet pizzas from our wood burning oven & Opolo's signature handcrafted Cevapcici and Italian Sausage. All of our menu items are paired with excellent Opolo wines by our Winemaker. We also do events, weddings and festivals on our beautiful winery property.
While you are here, treat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Our beautiful rooms boast fireplaces, soaking tubs, showers and a specially made breakfast that you will thoroughly enjoy each morning of your stay.
We also offer complimentary wine and appetizers each afternoon, walking paths through the vineyards and many more amenities to enhance your stay.
7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Welcome to Oso Libre Ranch meaning “Free Bear” in Spanish, which represents our blended family names and the spirit of the early California pioneers. We produce award winning, artisan estate wines in limited quantities.
Our sustainably farmed vineyards are deeply rooted in rugged calcareous (limestone) hills exposed to sunshine and ocean breezes consistently producing rich, complex fruit. Our harvest usually comes late in October or early November, which is at least six weeks longer than in warmer climates.
This extended hang time for the grapes rewards us with premium and sophisticated fruit, resulting in exceptional wine. We invite you to experience our distinct estate vintages, blends and dessert wines.
In conjunction with our vineyards and winery, Oso Libre is a traditional San Luis Obispo cattle ranch. Our Black Angus cattle are free range, grass fed, hormone free animals. We are excited about the future of our Angus beef program.
All of our Vines at Oso Libre are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified. We, as a life choice, focus on habitat conservation, energy efficiency, pest management, water conservation, economic stability, and human resources.
1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Peachy Canyon is a family owned and operated winery dedicated to making excellent wines sustainably. Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, Peachy has long been praised as a producer of award-winning California wines that exemplify respect for terroir and dedicated winemaking.
Today the winery’s tasting menu sports elite Bordeaux-style blends alongside award winning red Zinfandels and other unique and storied varietals, including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Viognier and Petite Sirah, among others. Peachy Canyon practices artisanal winemaking methods: Vineyards are pruned, maintained, harvested and sorted by hand. This commitment to sustainable winemaking begins in the vineyard and continues in all aspects of wine production. Established grapes are dry farmed, owl boxes are used for natural pest control, and vine care from planting to picking is done by hand. A select staff vineyard team maintains the estates year round. This labor-intensive process results in high quality control, leading to outstanding wines.
Zinfandel has long been Peachy Canyon’s flagship varietal—oftentimes with multiple vineyard designates in production. These red Zinfandels range from elegant and restrained to fruit forward, each an exemplary call to its own terroir, a showcase of Paso Robles’ microclimates. With these exemplary Zins Peachy Canyon has been instrumental in establishing Paso Robles’ reputation as a key Zinfandel growing region in California. In addition to Zin, Peachy Canyon produces a series of premium Bordeaux-style wines that highlight Paso Robles’ bucolic vineyard terrain. These include Peachy’s ‘Para Siempre,’ a top-tier Bordeaux blend based in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; ‘Ms Behave,’ a rich, multi-award winning Malbec; and ‘DeVine’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
3280 Township Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Distinctive and elegant Italian style wines, stunning tasting room, breathtaking setting, and passionate crew members, make Pelletiere Estate truly worth the visit.
Janis Denner and the entire Pelletiere Family share a love and respect for wine, especially italian varietals, we believe that wine should be delicious and representative of it’s origin. We make Italian wines to drink- inviting wines that we and our friends- and by extension our customers, truly enjoy drinking.
Located in the heart of the Willow Creek district on the westside of Paso Robles, Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery can be found on a cozy corner in the foothills of the Templeton Gap. Our vineyard’s south facing sloped terrain, rocky limestone soils, cool coastal breezes and diurnal fluctuation in temperature create above all an estate ideal for wine growing.
Here, we produce exceptional Italian varietals that honor our Italian heritage. Pelletiere Estate winery is a boutique producer crafting luxury wines. Our winemaking reflects our understanding of tradition as well as our unwavering quest as innovators. Today, 100 percent of Pelletiere Estate wines are sourced from our exceptional sustainably-farmed estate grown varietals which include; Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Lagrein, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Viognier.
We are dedicated to meticulous vineyard care, picking at optimum ripeness, and creating elegant Italian wines which express the balance and pure flavors of our vineyard.
10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Rangeland Wines are grown in the limestone hills at the far western frontier of the Paso Robles appellation. Just 12 miles from the ocean at 1700 feet of elevation, our Adelaida Springs Ranch estate vineyard is set in a natural tapestry of rolling oak woodlands, abundant wildlife and grazing livestock.
We offer wine tasting by appointment at our home and ranch headquarters, where you can enjoy 50 mile views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. The $10 per person tasting fee includes at least 4 wines and the fee is waived if you purchase a minimum of one bottle of wine per person. We discuss the history of the ranch and vineyard, as well as our wine growing practices, local conditions and their influence on Rangeland Wines. Tastings and tours are free for wine club members.
Whether you're interested in a walk through our vineyard, historic homestead and Native American sites, grass-fed cattle and sheep, local geology, wildlife or native plants, you'll find something of interest on our ranch tours. Led by owner Laird Foshay, our 1-hour ranch or vineyard tours are $10/person with a $20 minimum. Free to wine and beef club members. Tell us about your interests and we'll customize the experience.
250 Winery Road, Templeton, CA 93465
Originally established in 1856, founder, Adolph Siot was a pioneer in viticulture for San Luis Obispo County. He is credited as one of the first people to plant grapes and make wine right on the original estate here in Templeton California.
Adolph Siot had a very successful business for decades before he sold it to the Rotta family during the “Crisis of 1907”. The Rotta family kept the winery operating for another 100 years. There are still many relics of the old original property and winery here today. Rotta wine is still available too.
Located in the Willow Creek District on the west side of the Paso Robles AVA, Siot is making Bordeaux blends from carefully grown grapes on the west side of Paso.
Winemaker Jeff Branco is a former Top 10 Winemaker in the world according to Wine Spectator Magazine. Jeff made his name at Justin Vineyards & Winery and still holds many wine scoring records today. Jeff has been allowed free reign to make even better wine than ever.
His new vintages are served in the tasting room. Siot has a newly renovated patio and tasting room to be visited. Included in your visit are all the wonderful and colorful artifacts from the property, which is thought to be the cradle of Paso Robles wine.
7750 North Highway 101, Paso Robles, CA 93446
“Where fine wine begins at the vine…”
San Marcos Creek Vineyard specializes in small lots of finely crafted, single vineyard, estate grown and produced varietals. We are family owned and operated and take great pride in providing you with a memorable tasting experience. With over 14 unique blends and distinct varietals offered, you are sure to find something that pleases every palate.
Our tasting room is packed full of unique and beautiful wine-related giftware, gourmet goodies and of course, our award-winning wines! A scenic terrace is available for your next picnic, complete with expansive views.
5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden is an amazing combination of great wine and magnificent art. The wines are hand crafted and meticulously cared for, with the grapes coming from our own 260 acre estate.
The tasting room and surrounding gardens are adorned with larger-than-life original bronze and granite sculptures that create a truly one of a kind wine country experience in Paso Robles.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sculpterra wine are donated to “His Healing Hands”, a medical missionary foundation that sends medical missionary teams on short-term trips all over the world to care for the most needy under-privileged peoples on all five continents. The owner of Sculpterra, Dr. Frankel, is one of the founders.
2324 West Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446
At Sextant Wines we are devoted to creating unmatchable, old world varietal wines by taking full advantage of the ideal wine grape terroir of the Central Coast region. Sextant’ wine portfolio focuses mainly on bold red blends that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Join us at our tasting room and Gourmet Deli in San Luis Obispo or at our Estate Winery in Paso Robles where we have friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to guide you along your journey.
Proprietors, Craig and Nancy Stoller have a deep rooted history in the wine industry. Craig is a third generation vine grower following his father’s lead, who founded the family owned and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977. What sets them apart from other growers is their proprietary relationship with the French, Portuguese and Spanish governments to import certified rootstock that can be traced back to the original mother block in those countries. These certified clones planted throughout our three vineyards, along with charismatic blending styles put them on the cutting edge of winemaking practices.
Steven Martell joined Sextant in 2010. With a short 11 years of mastering his art in the cellar, Steve’s talent has garnered numerous 90+ wine accolades. Steven’s passion for winemaking was ignited while gaining hands-on experience alongside world-renowned professors and researchers in the Biology & Agro-ecology programs at The University of California Santa Cruz, where he graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies in 1999. “Steve’s refined sensory skill combined with his innate natural winemaking approach was a perfect match for the style of wine I want Sextant to be known for” says Proprietor, Craig Stoller. Steve’s philosophy is having intimate time with each vine in the vineyard, ensuring the quality from first bud to the fruit it produces.
“From my first day at Sextant Wines, and every day since, I continually revel in the potential for world-class wines.”
Steve confidently offers. “As vintages pass I find it to be an honor to shepherd these personality-filled clones into each bottle.” It is with the utmost pleasure that we have Winemaker Steven Martell at the helm of Sextant Wines.
Soaring Hawk Vineyards
4255 Vista Del Lago, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Soaring Hawk Vineyards is a family-owned "nano-boutique" winery where we do everything ourselves - and all by hand! We currently produce about 250 cases annually and focus on Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Roussanne, and blends of these varietals plus Zinfandel.
We are extremely non-stuffy about making and drinking wine and think it should just be a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life. No pressure to "do it right" or "ask the right questions" here. When you visit Soaring Hawk you'll be with the owners and winemaker since we're the only "employees".
We are only open by appointment and just a quick email or phone call away. Bring a picnic and enjoy the peace and serenity of our off-the-beaten-track location. Go slowly down the road to our place as you're likely to see deer, turkeys, the occassional bear and of course, soaring hawks!
1317 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Wine Boss is an art deco themed wine lounge in the heart of Downtown Paso Robles next to Thomas Hill Organics. Founder and Owner, Thomas Booth has been part of the county’s wine industry since graduating with a B.S. in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2010. Read More >>