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Want to explore wine country like a pro? We're spilling the grapes on this Napa Valley Wine Expert's favorite spots in Paso Robles.
Check-In To Allegretto Vineyard Resort
Framed by the rolling landscapes and picturesque vineyards of Paso Robles, Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles by Ayres is a getaway unlike any other. It is a world unto itself, encouraging self-reflection, the pursuit of meaning and joyful discovery. From the Tuscan-style architecture and museum-caliber artwork to the locally farmed and foraged delights at Cello Ristorante & Bar, our 20-acre hideaway is a celebration of life lived joyfully, harmoniously and with intention.
Recommended Time: After 4:00PM
Experience Sensorio Field of Light
Sensorio features four nighttime immersive exhibits by acclaimed installation artist Bruce Munro: Field of Light and Light Towers, and most recently: Fireflies and Gone Fishing. The works include 15-acres of undulating hills adorned with more than 60,000 stemmed solar-powered spheres. The walkable exhibit provides an inspiring and serene-inducing experience.
Recommended Time: 7:00PM (arrive 10-15 minutes before sunset)
Dinner at Les Petite Canailles
Les Petite Canailles is a French farm-to-table Bistro specializing in local Central Coast California ingredients. Sophisticated and modern, yet casual cuisine.
Recommended Time: 8:30PM
Meet Third-Wheel Tour at Joebella Coffee Paso Robles
The Premier Source for Organic Speciality Coffee on California's Central Coast.
It is compelling in the way that coffee captivates and connects people in countless ways, all over the world. At Joebella Coffee, it is our belief that coffee should be something memorable which inspires us every day to source the best organic beans we can find and roast them with care to bring out the distinctly different flavors and qualities particular to each coffee region.
In 2001, we roasted our first batch of organic coffee on our back deck in Santa Barbara. At that moment, Joebella Coffee was born. It steadily progressed as our array of coffee origins expanded and new, wonderful blends were created.
With a Coffeehouse and Wholesale Roasting Works already in Atascadero, we are excited to bring the Joy of Joebella to the new Paso Market Walk. It will be our pleasure to offer our exquisitely roasted beans and deftly crafted coffee, tea and espresso.
Recommended Time: 9:30AM
Harvest Tour and Tasting at Pasolivo Olive Oil
From top-notch wine tours and sightseeing excursions to adventures off the beaten path, Third Wheel Tours offers classy, elegant, and sophisticated experiences throughout Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and beyond.
In the heart of the lovely Paso Robles wine country lies the beautiful Pasolivo ranch.…
Blessed by a combination of temperate Coastal California weather and rich, fertile soil, we have been producing award-winning California olive oil and welcoming visitors to our orchards and olive oil tasting room for over a decade.
Situated on over 140 acres of rolling hills along the central coast, this slice of heaven was originally owned by legendary Hollywood director and producer King Vidor, who called this place Willow Creek Ranch. Vidor directed such classics as War & Peace, Stella Dallas, Northwest Passage, and The Champ, as well as the black and white portion of The Wizard of Oz. Vidor, himself a survivor of a legendary tornado in his native Galveston, Texas, created the classic film’s epic tornado sequence as well as directed the iconic scene in which Judy Garland sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Recommended Time: 10:30AM
Lunch and Wine Tasting at DAOU Vineyards & Winery
George and Daniel set forth to find an unrivaled terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, a quest that led them to a place of foretold greatness: DAOU Mountain.
DAOU Mountain, standing alone at an elevation of 2,200 feet, our mountain rises from the heart of the Adelaida District in the rugged coast range west of Paso Robles.
It is a terroir of symmetry, power and purity. Here, the Daou brothers’ vision is to produce California “first-growth” wine, fulfilling the Adelaida District’s destiny as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties.
Recommended Time: 12:30PM
Wine Tasting at Levo in Tin City
The Central Coast of California is a blessed region, naturally endowed with diverse microclimates that produce wines of exceptional power and density. Levo works to showcase the richness of our terroir while still maintaining delicate varietal specificity, electric acidity, immense tension, and perhaps most importantly a sense of levity or lift in the glass. It is our belief that wine has an innate ability to elevate experience, whether that be a special moment with family, celebration or a fine meal.
2021 marks winemaker Bret Urness’ 10th vintage. He continues to craft microlots in a warehouse located in Tin City, Paso Robles, California. His aim is to keep production low so he can personally shepherd each barrel along and maintain complete quality control. Levo does not have an annual case production, as we bottle only the best barrels in the cellar. Whatever doesn’t make the cut is not included in our final blends.
Levo is honored to be working with many talented Central Coast farmers, who maintain some of the very most sought-after plots of dirt in California. This includes Ruben Solorzano of Stolpman, Kimsey, Harrison Clarke and Rancho Boa Vista in Ballard Canyon AVA as well as Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards. We are also honored to be working with the likes of Bill Gibbs, owner of G2, McMahon family of Fulldraw, and Carl Bowker at Caliza in Willow Creek AVA.
Our focus is on Rhone varietals grown in Santa Barbara’s Ballard Canyon AVA as well as Willow Creek AVA in Paso Robles, CA.
Recommended Time: 3:30PM
Tin City Tour
Grab footage of Tin City Cider/Barrelhouse Brewery/ Negranti’s Creamery (all next door to each other)
Tin City is a wholly walkable neighborhood of modern industrial-style buildings, known the world over for housing the next generation of California’s beverage scene. It’s home to 20-plus small-production wineries, distilleries, breweries and Michelin star restaurant Six Test Kitchen.
Recommended Time: 4:30PM
Dinner at Etto Pasta Bar
Etto Pasta Bar features fresh made pasta, classic Italian preparation and local ingredients. They source their ingredients from over a dozen local farms and ranches.
Recommended Time: 6:30PM
Wine Tasting and Tour at Clos Solène Winery
Clos Solene Winery is a small, family-owned and operated winery tucked away in the rolling hills of Willow Creek AVA on the West Side of Paso Robles, CA. Guillaume Fabre is our owner and winemaker with his muse and inspiration, his wife, Solène. As a 6th generation winemaker from France, Guillaume had an American dream of starting his own label in California. “This is our dream becoming reality. We invested the small savings we had, worked and still work as much as possible to, first, make elegant wine with character and personality, but also to develop a relationship with the persons who are supporting us in this endless work.” – Solène Fabre".
Recommended Time: 10:00AM
Lunch at Barton Family Wines/ Grain + Vine
Wine tasting at Jada Vineyard & Winery
Recommended Time: 3:00PM
Drinks at the Allegretto Bar
Recommended Time: 6:00PM
Dinner at In Bloom
Founded in 2022 by restaurateurs Chris & Nicole Haisma, In Bloom celebrates Paso Roble’s food and wine culture by collaborating with local farms and purveyors. Their mission is to embrace and support the community and let California’s Central Coast shine in every dish, cocktail, & wine served.
A longtime wine collector and fan of Paso Robles, Haisma had been visiting this area regularly for nearly 15 years and has many long term friendships with many locals and winemakers. The couple fell in love with the area and hoped to someday plant permanent roots here. In 2020, they did just that. Chris, Nicole and their two young children left Chicago with their California dreams and made the move to Paso Robles official and haven't looked back.
Chris & Nicole love Paso Robles and are committed to investing and giving back to the community they call home.
Recommended Time: 7:30PM