Few things are as much fun as exploring new wineries! We are putting together another long weekend in Paso Robles, and it is time to select new wineries to explore. The area has over 200 wineries, so choosing ten to visit can be pretty overwhelming. That’s where you come in. What are your favorite wineries in the region? We would love some suggestions!
We have been to Paso Robles several times before. Previous visits have taken us to these wineries:
- The McPrice Myers Winery
- The DAOU Vineyards and Winery
- Adelaida Cellars
- Jada Winery
- The Caliza Winery
- L’Aventure Winery
- Terry Hoage Vineyards
- Halter Ranch Vineyard
Planning a winery tour in Paso Robles has an additional level of complexity because of the striking differences between wineries on the east and west sides of the Salinas River / SR 101 valley floor. The soil is different and the climate is different, so it isn’t a huge surprise that the wine is different. We enjoy exploring the differences, but careful planning is required to avoid criss-crossing the valley floor. We have several days in the area, so we could spend a day on each side, but we are open to other, more creative ideas.
Another key ingredient in a perfect winery tour is the end-of-day restaurant! The right meal puts an exclamation point on a day of discovering wonderful area wineries. Have you found a hidden gem? We would love to try something new!
So can you help us out? We’d love to hear about your amazing winery finds and awesome restaurant discoveries. Leave a comment, use the “partnerships, collaborations or comments” box or just send us an email (editorial at winetastingbliss dot com) with your ideas. We’re in the planning stage right now, and really excited to benefit from your advice. Of course, we will report on our experiences once the tour is over.
We can’t wait to return to Paso Robles!
About the Author: John grills a mean steak and is always in the market for another wine fridge. Believes that if a winery has more than 10 employees, it's probably too big. Buys wine faster than he drinks it, but who cares?