Beat the Winter Blues with Wine Tasting in Paso Robles
There’s nothing quite like winter in California’s Central Coast. At night, it cools off just enough to warrant cozying up next to a fire with a glass of red wine. During the day, plenty of sunshine makes for an enjoyable day walking around downtown or venturing out for a winery tour. With over 200 wineries in the area, Paso Robles is the place to be if you love wine. No need to wait until the weather warms up – there’s no better way to beat the winter blues than with a day of wine tasting in Paso Robles!
Wine Tasting in Paso Robles
With over 32,000 acres of grapes, Paso Robles Wine Country truly has something for everyone. Whether you stick to the tasting rooms in downtown Paso Robles or visit nearby wineries, a day spent wine tasting in Paso Robles guarantees award-winning wines, fun experiences, and memories to last well beyond winter.
Downtown Tasting Rooms
Paso Robles’ charming historic town square is surrounded by family-owned shops and farm-to-table restaurants, but it’s also home to over 20 unique tasting rooms, making it an easy way to experience wine tasting in Paso Robles without a car. You’ll find family-owned, small-production, and boutique labels featuring over 200 different wines from many of the area’s finest winemakers.
At Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, you can taste premium Pinot Noir and an eclectic mix of red Bordeaux and Rhone blends. The Rabbit Hole, inspired by the literary characters in Alice in Wonderland, serves up wine from Rabbit Ridge Vineyards, while Grizzly Republic Wines specializes in 12 single-varietal wines. Family-owned and operated Pianetta focuses on estate wines and Italian varieties, and one-woman production Symbiosis Wines utilizes green winemaking techniques for wines like Tempranillo and Grenache. For a truly unique tasting experience, head to LXV Wine Lounge, where wines are paired with spices for a special sensory experience.
Paso Robles’ Highway 46 Wineries
With 11 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and over 40 different varieties grown, Paso Robles is all about diversity when it comes to wine. One way to experience some of Paso Robles’ award-winning wines is to take a winery tour. There are plenty of great limo services and specialty winery tours to choose from, whether you’re a group of 2 or 10. But, if venturing out on your own is more your style, you can choose to stick to one area of Paso Robles Wine Country to limit the amount of driving needed. We love the area along Highway 46 East on the east side of Highway 101, where 21 wineries offer a diverse selection of wine, unique events, and plenty of fun all year long! Here are a few worth checking out:
The annual Esprit du Vin celebrates the “Spirit of Wine” each January with the members of the Wineries of 46 East. All twenty-one members gather and pair their delicious wines with gourmet cheese on January 13th. The event also features live music with gourmet appetizers and desserts prepared by local chefs.
At Broken Earth Winery, winemaker Chris Cameron is committed to producing balanced wines that are representative of the region. At the tasting room, browse for unique gifts while tasting through wines such as Vermentino and Petit Verdot, or visit the on-site Café featuring paninis, cheese plates, and espresso.
Complimentary wine tastings and a friendly atmosphere are just part of the draw at Eberle, where winemaker Gary Eberle has been making wine for almost 40 years. A scenic deck overlooking the estate vineyard, a bocce ball court, and 16,000 square feet of underground caves all add to the experience.
A visit to Robert Hall Winery’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility may include a tour of their underground wine caverns (the largest on the Central Coast), a spirited game of bocce ball, or a picnic looking out over the sustainably farmed vineyards. It’s a day of fun the whole family will enjoy… even Fido is welcome!
This Western-themed tasting room only has one rule: to have fun. Sample award-winning wine at the Grand Antique Bar, the site of an old stagecoach stop, and enjoy the lively, old-fashioned atmosphere.
Family-owned Vina Robles specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, which is inspired by Europe but purely California in character. The tasting room offers several wine and food experiences, private tastings, and in the summer months, showcases a summer concert series at their impressive outdoor amphitheatre.
From charming tasting rooms surrounding downtown’s historic town square to wide-ranging tasting experiences overlooking vineyards, wine tasting in Paso Robles is a great way to make the most of winter in California.
The Adelaide Inn is located in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country and just minutes from the historic downtown’s shopping, dining and wine tasting rooms.
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