Day 1 – Arrive and settle in
Stay at a conveniently located Airbnb, walkable to Paso Robles downtown square with restaurants, shops and wineries. Once settled, head out to Bushong Vintage Company to sample some rhone-style wines while browsing the large record collection and playing vintage pinball.
Dine at Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ with an incredible wine list featuring the best of local Paso offerings, outdoor seating and a cozy fire pit.
Finish off the night with something sweet at SLO Sweets – candy shop and gelato.
Day 2 – The Wine Tour
9:00am: Get ready for wine tasting with a hearty breakfast. Joebella Coffee Roasters has extraordinary coffee, pastries and burritos. Located within a food hall, there are other options for any members of your party with their own dietary needs.
11:30am: We send you on a fun and educational day, curated to your taste of wine preference, with a designated driver of your own party or one arranged for you by us.
Stop #1: 12 noon – Opolo Winery. Beautiful grounds and family-owned, purveyors of the best Paso has to offer. Big enough that you can find the wines at a store when you leave Paso but has the heart of a small, craft winery. Sip wine outside while you eat pizza, cured meats, cheeses, and salads.
Stop #2: 1:30pm – Rangeland Wines. Settle down next to the bucolic pond in an adirondack chair while the wine team brings you an assortment of thoughtful reds (Cabernet, Zinfandel, Bordeaux blends). They are also known for their homegrown grass-fed beef if you want to take some back to the Airbnb and grill at night, or take back home for your freezer.
Stop #3: 3:00pm – Niner Estates. Famous for its photogenic Heart Hill Vineyard and refined reds (Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Grenache).
Assuming everyone has had a post-tasting nap and is ready to go out to dinner, Paso Robles downtown square is filled with restaurants and bars both casual and fancy. Reservations (made by us, for you) are necessary at the finer places. Il Cortile is our choice for high-end Italian, or go for a simple but clever burger at Mutiny Burger.
Day 3 – So much fun for everyone in your group, all in one spot
Tin City, in the southern part of Paso Robles, is a playground of all the best Paso has to offer. Over 30 vendors make up this campus of hip warehouses. Those who have had their fill of wine can taste olive oil, cider, beer, and spirits. For yet more wine, we recommend well-thought-out wines at Levo, woman-owned Desparada, unique white blends at Monochrome.
Etto is an Italian market that makes their own pasta and carries many local products as well as hand-picked Italian imports.
Sit down and finally relax at McPhee’s Canteen, a something-for-everyone place with a waterfall and a memorable cheeseburger.
HOT TIP – Albertsons on Niblick Road has an extraordinary local wine selection that rivals the best wine shops in the country. As per Safeway/Vons/Pavilions/Albertsons usual deals, you get 30% off all wines and spirits if you buy 6 bottles. Or 12. Or 18.
Want to bring your dog(s)? Paso Robles wineries are extremely dog-friendly. The Paso area also has 3 (!) gorgeous dog parks so you can exhaust your buddy before heading out for tastings.