Visiting Paso Robles + Its Wineries

Visiting Paso Robles + Its Wineries

Need a weekend away? Get your grape on in the beautiful wine country of Paso Robles. Just a few hours north of the Los Angeles area, Paso makes for a great little getaway with friends or romance it up with a significant other.

Visiting Paso Robles + tasting your way through wine country is such a fabulous experience…here are my suggestions for your next trip to Paso:

Visiting Paso Robles + tasting your way through wine country is such a fabulous experience...you definitely should take a trip there soon! 

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STAY

Paso Robles Inn

This historic hotel will take you back in time a bit. However, you can’t beat the location and my favorite part? You can book a room with a private mineral spring hot tub with healing power waters. Yes, it smells a bit like rotten egg but your skin will feel like a baby’s bum once you get out. [you may have to air out your room after using the tub due to the odor…all a part of the fun]

Hotel Cheval 

This luxury boutique hotel is also located conveniently in downtown and has a relaxing outdoor area with stone wood-burning fireplaces.

Just Inn at Justin Winery

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon is one of my favs. Visiting this gorgeous property and learning of their on site Inn and Restaurant was just icing on the cake! Whether you choose to stay, eat, drink, or all of the above I highly recommend paying this place a visit.

EAT

Visiting Paso Robles + tasting your way through wine country is such a fabulous experience...you definitely should take a trip there soon! 

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Downtown Paso has a handful of adorable spots to eat. Really, I haven’t been disappointed anywhere I have gone in the past. These two stood out to my taste buds a bit more than the others.

Artisan

Delicious modern food with an ever-changing menu won’t disappoint. They even use a local farm for all their produce…and that makes me love them even more.

Villa Creek

Rustic farm-to-table dining that is so, so yummy. Oh and they also have a winery nearby or a tasting room right in the heart of downtown.

DRINK

Visiting Paso Robles + tasting your way through wine country is such a fabulous experience...you definitely should take a trip there soon! 

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There are many tasting rooms located in the downtown area that make it very convenient to taste a lot of varietals in one sitting. BUT exploring the entire wine region by car is my biggest recommendation. These vineyard covered rolling hills make for a super fun drive.

Here are some of my recommended wineries sorted by region:

Visiting Paso Robles + tasting your way through wine country is such a fabulous experience...you definitely should take a trip there soon! 

Paso Robles

Oso Libre [7383 Vineyard Drive Paso Robles, CA]{Daily except Tues 11am-5pm}
It means “free bear” in Spanish and I absolutely love this winery! [I was a previous wine club member here]. Oh, and they own a traditional San Luis Obispo cattle ranch so you can buy some cow while there.

Pasoport [5940 Union Road Paso Robles, CA]{Thurs-Mon 11am-5pm}
Port lovers rejoice…Pasoport will not disappoint! I can’t recommend enough that you try their ports. If port isn’t your thing skip this one as that is all they pour. [I was a previous wine club member here].

Halter Ranch [8910 Adelaida Road Paso Robles, CA]{Daily 11am-5pm}
Considered a ‘far out winery’ it is a bit off the beaten path but this 3,000 acre ranch has an old victorian farmhouse and relaxing oak tree shaded areas to taste their yummy wine. Picnic friendly.

Templeton

Castoro Cellars [1315 North Bethel Road Templeton, CA]{Daily 10am-530pm}
Home of the “Dam Fine Wine” [their logo is a beaver]. Lots of reds, blends and dessert wine options. And an adorable pig named Harley lives in the back. They sell cute gifts and have picnic friendly areas.

Pomar Junction [5036 South El Pomar Templeton, CA]{Daily 11am-5pm}
This estate winery has cute picnic areas [they sell snacks inside] and a historic cupola caboose and boxcar.

San Miguel

Locatelli Winery [8585 Cross Canyons Road San Miguel, CA]{Fri-Sun 11am-4pm}

Not a fan of the vino? Check out the local brewery Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Also, keep your wine tasting touring nice + safe by using a driver like The Wine Line. Very convenient hop-on and hop-off tour service.

Two of my favorite nearby spots are Big Sur and Cambria. And, find out about local events at PasoWine and book your hotel stay with the link below for some great deals!

Have I been to your favorite wineries in Paso? No?! Please let me know so I can check them out on my next visit. Cheers + happy tasting!

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