Did you know that, in Italy, charcuterie-making is a grand tradition each winter? Generally, several generations will gather in the kitchen to make the delicious, salted meats that would last the entire year long. Not only is charcuterie delicious when paired with Paso Robles wine—it makes for a lovely snack when you’re on the go and just need a nibble to keep the party rolling. Here’s five tasting rooms serving up epic meat and cheese boards laden with melt-in-your mouth prosciutto, salty salami (and cheese, nuts and olives) to spare.
Parrish Family Vineyard
Swirl and savor more than just fabulous at Parrish Family Vineyard, whose brand new tasting room offers bread and tapenade, a decadent truffle pairing, and—the main course—a charcuterie plate overflowing with a variety of meats, cheeses, olives, marcona almonds, dried fruits, and house made sourdough bread (baked by talented Cecily Parrish Ray, the General Manager). Choose from a charcuterie plate serving two to four people and the charcuterie board serving four to eight.
Have a big group to entertain? Bring the whole gang to Robert Hall, where the couches are plush and you’ll get incredible service along with your tasting. The tasting room takes groups of 20 or more—just make sure you reserve early! Luckily for you, you’ll be able to nosh on gourmet charcuterie while taking a break from your “host” duties.
Lusso Della Terra
Charcuterie with a vineyard tour? This dream can be your reality if you only venture to Lusso Della Terra’s tasting room, where your adventure starts with a delicious platter piled high with meats and cheeses. They are located deep in wine country just north-east of town amongst an endless sea of gorgeous vineyards.
This isn’t any old “deli case.” At Sextant Wines in San Luis Obispo, you can nosh on gourmet treats like fine meats and cheeses. Bask in the sunshine on the patio or snuggle up to a stool in the 100+ old general store-turned-tasting room and pot belly stove. In Paso, meats and cheese are in the frig, ready for you to grab as a nice accompaniment to your wine tasting. Sip and munch next to the fireplace overlooking the vineyards in the VIP room for wine club members.
More meaty stops:
You’ll get charcuterie plus the option of a full restaurant menu at these fabulous foodie stops in Paso Robles Wine Country.
Tooth and Nail
Villa San Juliette
This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.
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.
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.
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.
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®
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.
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.
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