Paso Robles

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in northern San Luis Obispo County, the once sleepy farming community of Paso Robles, California has awakened over the past 20 years. It is now widely known as an innovative region where creativity flows as freely as the wine. Any tour through the region’s rolling hills can uncover something new. Besides an exciting variety of winegrapes, winemakers are experimenting and creating new, intriguing blends. When it comes to new trends in wine, spirits, and food, there’s a good chance you’ll find it in Paso Robles.


Featured Wineries

Calcareous Vineyard

Calcareous Vineyard is the answer to a winemaker’s dream.

Castoro Cellars

As owners of Castoro Cellars, one of the oldest wineries in the Paso Robles region, the husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen couldn’t be more excited about the direction their winery is headed more than 30 years later. 

Eberle Winery

When Gary Eberle founded Eberle Winery 35 years ago with the premiere of his 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon, he introduced the world to more than a distinctive label; he introduced it to Paso Robles.

Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines

Blending is an art that’s practiced at every turn at Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines. The winery was founded in 1994 by Joe and Shirlene Barton, whose son Joe has since taken the reins and modernized the brand.

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

With a certified sustainable estate program spanning more than 3,700 acres in Paso Robles, Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions, and Napa Valley, J. Lohr is also one of California’s leading estate-focused wineries.

Le Vigne Winery

Le Vigne Winery was founded with a passion for terroir, exceptional wines, and spectacular food.

Sculpterra Winery

Beyond an impressive list of varietals and a Primitivo Port, Sculpterra offers a number of blends dedicated to specific wine regions around the globe. The wine labels feature original artist rendered line drawings and names inspired by sculpted works.

Sextant Wines

As Wine Enthusiast crowns Paso Robles 2014 Wine Region of the Year, Sextant Wines can be found at the helm.

Treana

Situated on the Hope Family Estate Vineyard in the Templeton Gap District, the Treana Tasting Cellar highlights the luxurious Treana wines as well as estate grown Rhône-style wines bottled under the Austin Hope label. Terroir, family, and innovation.

Venteux Vineyards

Venteux (pronounced “vin-two” and meaning “windy” in French) is a fitting name for this boutique winery. Not only is it located in the gusty Templeton Gap, it also represents the passion and dedication of two families—Scott and Bobbi Stelzle, and Patricia and Adam Goldenberg.

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery

Set on an oak-dotted hillside in eastern Paso Robles, Vina Robles epitomizes the stylistic bridge between Old and New-World winemaking.

Notable Wineries

Arroyo Robles Winery

The Arroyo Robles Winery portfolio is distinctive and diverse. “Our goal is to create quality wines that taste good to people,” Jason says.

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Bianchi Winery

The vision for Bianchi Winery began in 1974 when Glenn Bianchi and his father Joe purchased a winery and vineyard on the banks of the San Joaquin River.

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Broken Earth Winery

Like its exceptional estate wines, the name for Broken Earth Winery was born in the vineyard.

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Cellar360

At Cellar360, Paso literally meets Napa by featuring a remarkable scope of wines from the Napa Valley and other regions across California and the world.

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D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars is a fun-loving family of professional musicians who strive to blend wine with music, food, and family.

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Doce Robles Winery

Year in, year out, Doce Robles wines have stood out from the crowd, possessing bright structure, soft fruit, and moderate levels of alcohol.

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EOS Estate Winery

Vintage after vintage, Eos wines are readily described as delicious and approachable.

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First Crush Winemaking Experience

Paso Roble's very own, First Crush is the first winery of its kind that takes customers beyond the tasting room for berry-to-bottle experiences.

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HammerSky Vineyards & Inn

HammerSky is distinguished by a strikingly beautiful century-old farmhouse which sits regally alongside the entrance driveway. The majestic building is one indication to visitors that they’re in for a truly memorable experience.

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Hunt Cellars

In less than ten years in the winemaking business, Hunt Cellars has struck the right note—not just once, but over and over again.

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J&J Cellars

J&J Cellars is a destination that always makes people feel welcome and right at home.  

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Kiamie Wine Cellars

Kiamie Wine Cellars wines are the product of a collaborative effort between three men who recognized that truly distinctive blends could be made from Paso Robles’ very best grapes.

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Locatelli Vineyards & Winery

When Raynette and Louis Gregory decided to revive his family winemaking heritage and establish Locatelli Vineyards in 1996, they set their sights on the northernmost part of the Paso Robles wine-growing region.

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Mitchella Vineyard & Winery

Visitors are warmly welcomed in the homey Tuscan villa-style tasting room that offers beautiful views of the East Paso Robles hills. 

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Niner Wine Estates

When former math teacher Amanda Cramer first became the winemaker for Niner Wine Estates in 2004, she felt a bit like a kid in a candy store.

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Opolo Vineyards

Great times, great wines, and great customer service are all waiting at Opolo Vineyards. The winery is located on a beautiful 70-acre mountain site in Far Out Paso Robles.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective

For lovers of Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals, Paso Robles is a fascinating new frontier.

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Peachy Canyon Winery

It is only fitting that the Peachy Canyon Winery tasting room is housed in an historic nineteenth-century schoolhouse along Highway 46 West in Paso Robles.

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Pear Valley Vineyard

A whole lot of determination, tons of elbow grease, and a knack for doing things right formed the foundation of Pear Valley Vineyards. 

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Penman Springs Vineyard

Perched on a hill overlooking the rolling hills of eastern Paso Robles wine country, Penman Springs Vineyard makes even first-time visitors feel like they’re coming home. 

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Pianetta Winery

Pianetta Winery’s first crush yielded 370 cases of estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon in 2002. Since then, production has grown to 2,500 cases of estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Syrah, a Syrah and Cabernet blend, and a Rosé, plus small lots of Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and a Tuscan-style blend made from Paso Robles grapes.

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Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery

Six miles east of the old railroad town of  Templeton, California, where El Pomar Drive meets South El Pomar Road, wine lovers are delighted when they come across Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery.

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Pretty-Smith Vineyards & Winery

A decade has passed since former international business executive Lisa Pretty traded her life in the fast lane for a life in the vineyards and started Pretty-Smith Vineyards & Winery.

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RIO SECO Vineyard & Winery

The same keen eye for potential and attention to detail that Tom Hinkle has honed over the years as a professional baseball scout has made his Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles—co-owned with wife Carol—a major league success.

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Robert Hall Winery

Following a long line of tradition, Robert Hall Winery is one of Paso Robles' larges winemakers, delivering 60,000 cases of expertly crafted wine annually. 

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Roxo Port Cellars

Fueled by a passion for old-world style European Port wines, and a conviction that they could be mastered in the new world, Kim and Jeff Steele founded Roxo Port Cellars in 2005 in Paso Robles, California.

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San Marcos Creek Vineyard

Each day, just north of the town of Paso Robles, San Marcos Creek Vineyard introduces visitors to a lineup of notable wines.

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Silver Horse Winery

Beyond a friendly family feeling, beautiful vistas, and great wines, the tasting facility includes a crush pad, production area, barrel storage, and a case goods warehouse—all reminders that the best of Silver Horse is yet to come.

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Summerwood Winery

Set amid majestic oaks and rolling vineyards, the Summerwood estate is a comfortable haven to enjoy its small lot, ultra-premium wines, available exclusively at the winery.

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Thacher Winery

Just a decade ago, Michelle and Sherman Thacher drove down from Santa Cruz to attend a wedding at the historic Kentucky Ranch in Westside Paso Robles, that today, is home to Thacher Winery.

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Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery
VIP helicopter tours followed by gourmet meals paired with reserve wines, seasonal small plates, private tastings and tours, weddings and receptions, lawn games
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Windward Vineyard

Windward Vineyard dedicates to expressing the distinct terroir of Paso Robles’ Westside through elegant wines. Especially in Winward Winery's Pinot Noir.

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Featured Accommodations

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Hand-etched glasswork of a local vineyard, custom made hand-painted tables imported from Italy, and an upscale wine shop in the lobby are the first signs that Paso Robles’ La Quinta Inn & Suites is not a typical chain hotel. 

Paso Robles Inn

For more than 150 years, Paso Robles Inn has provided a pleasurable, relaxing oasis, with natural hot springs that have refreshed travelers as far back as the Salinan people and California Mission Padres.

Pacifica Hotels: Cottage Inn by the Sea

Located on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, the cozy guest rooms at Cottage Inn by the Sea feature fireplaces and flat screen TVs. 

Pacifica Hotels: Fog Catcher Inn

Located in the quaint, seaside village of Cambria—home to 30 art galleries, a delightful coastal walkway, and many restaurants—FogCatcher Inn is a great place to completely relax.

Pacifica Hotels: Pelican Inn & Suites

This upscale beachfront property offers rooms and suites with stunning views from private patios.

Pacifica Hotels: Sandcastle Inn

In the classic California beach town of Pismo Beach, wine tourists find white beaches, a famous pier, beautiful sunsets, and the Sandcastle Inn.

Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Founded by Douglas Ayres, Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a stunning, new Mediterranean-inspired luxury property nestled on 20 acres of vineyards, and olive and fruit trees.

Featured Businesses

We Olive Paso Robles

Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.

Featured Destinations

Destination Paso Robles

If you’re looking for an authentic California experience boasting untouched natural beauty, farm fresh cuisine, 200+ wineries, and an extensive variety of things to do, please read on.

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Wine Country Experiences: SLO Wine Country/Paso Robles

8/11/2016

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County.

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20 Splendid Blends From Paso Robles

6/15/2015

The most splendid blends of Paso Robles range from traditional Rhône and Bordeaux varietals to many non-traditional blends that make our palates stand up and take notice

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Creative Juices in Paso Robles

1/13/2015

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the once sleepy farming community of Paso Robles, California has awakened over the past 20 years. It is now widely known as an innovative region where creativity flows as freely as the wine.

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Paso Robles Bed & Breakfasts and Inns Among the Vines

6/24/2014

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Paso Robles wine region has become an ideal destination for wine lovers wishing to get away and discover truly exceptional wine.

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Tour Journal: Paso Robles CAB Collective

6/24/2014

For lovers of Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals, Paso Robles is a fascinating new frontier.

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Winemakers of SLO Wine Country on Terroir

6/17/2014

The southern San Luis Obispo County wine region, commonly known as SLO Wine Country, is a sweet spot defined by its inimitable terroir. Here’s what its winemakers have to say.

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The Noteworthy Wines of Summer/Fall 2014

6/17/2014

The noteworthy wines in our Summer/Fall 2014 issue.

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Vino Variety in Paso Robles, Part 2

12/24/2013

The only thing “halfway” about Paso Robles wine country is its location: in the heart of California’s Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. In fact, Paso Robles is a hotbed for innovation.

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Perfect Pairings from San Luis Obispo County

12/21/2013

Ideally situated in the heart of California’s Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County(SLO)is a natural wonderland waiting to be explored. You’ll be delighted by the flavors you discover and you’ll likely learn a thing or two about pairing a perfect dish with a perfect food.

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Vino Variety in Paso Robles, Part 1

6/10/2013

Paso Robles is a magnet for winemakers who are looking for a little elbow room. They bring their colorful personalities and experience from all points of the world to practice their craft in a truly creative environment where bending the rules is not just allowed, it’s encouraged.

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What's New, Paso Robles?

1/9/2013

Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this dynamic Central Coast wine region continues to boom as both a wine producer and a destination for savvy wine tourists. So what’s the latest in Paso Robles?

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Editor's Tour: P.S. I Love Paso

6/19/2012

Join Editor in Chief, Wendy Van Diver, on her recent visit to Paso Robles, CA. Not only did she have a blast, but she couldn't believe how much wine touring one person could pack into 5 days!

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Destination Paso Robles

6/19/2012

If you’re looking for an authentic California experience boasting untouched natural beauty, farm fresh cuisine, 200+ wineries, and an extensive variety of things to do, please read on.

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Paso Robles: An American Town Known for Rhône

12/16/2011

Today Paso Robles is home to more than 2,200 acres of Rhone varieties and boasts the largest acreage of Syrah, Viognier, and Roussanne in the state of California.

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