Getting There

Here's how you can arrive in wine country stress-free and in style!

Published: 3/20/2018


The new San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport puts you in close proximity to Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo wine country. Fly in from San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, or Denver and bring a TSA-approved foam-lined wine tote. The Wine Check holds a whole case of wine that can be checked as luggage.

Alaska Airlines’ mileage plan program lets members count up to a case of wine as part of their free luggage allowance on flights from Sonoma County, San Luis Obispo County, Portland, and Seattle. Just make sure your mileage plan number is in your reservation when you book your flight.


Opt for a tour service (like ours: that provides premium vehicle pick-up service at the airport. Skip the car rental lines and head straight for wine country! It’s nice to leave the driving to a pro who knows the area, is wise to traffic patterns, knows the great local lunch spots, and makes you feel like a real VIP.


Livermore Valley wine country is easy to reach from down-town San Francisco via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Take BART to the Pleasanton/Dublin station, then take the Route 14 Wheels Bus to Livermore. Or bring your bicycle on BART and cycle about 10 miles to Livermore wine country, where the wineries are clustered within easy distance of each other around Tesla Road and South Livermore Avenue.

Or take the Amtrak Empire Builder to wine country. Ride the rails from Seattle to the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth and explore Cascade Valley wine country. Or start in Portland and wind through the stunning Columbia River Gorge, past cliffs and waterfalls to the Maryhill stop, home of Maryhill Winery.


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As seen in the issue Spring 2018 of Touring & Tasting Magazine.

Arrive in wine country stress-free and in style. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the scenery.