The season of giving is here and we're ready to guide you through your holiday shopping list. Ring in the holidays with locally sourced goods, once in a lifetime wine country experiences and all the gifts friends and family actually want. With picks for foodies, wine lovers, and everyone in between, experiences and goods from Paso are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Plus, Paso Robles is making holiday shopping fun again with holiday markets and events. Whether you're shopping for yourself or you're shopping for a loved one, shop small and gift local this season.
For the Wine-Lover
No holiday dinner is complete without a few bottles of wine, stock up with the help of the Paso Robles Wine Merchant at Paso Market Walk. Home to a well-stocked selection of wines from all over Paso Robles, you’re sure to find something you like — create your own sampler or assemble a set.
Already aquainted with Paso Robles Wine Country? Local wineries make it easy to gift their award-winning wines. Pre-wrapped gift sets and specials make holiday shopping simple. Here's a few of our favorites to look out for this year:
- Alta Colina Limited-Edition X Wine Box
- DAOU Reserve Collection by the Glass
- Opolo Virtual Tasting Experience
- Castoro Cellars Holiday Theme Pairing Sets
Or, get creative and give the gift of a winery tour and tasting. Paso Robles is home to a collection of unique wine experiences for the adventurer in your life. Send them on a horseback ride through the vineyards with Central Coast Trail Rides or a zip line tour with Margarita Adventures, where they’ll make memories of a lifetime. Beat that Santa.
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
We’ll take a glass of holiday spirit(s) on the rocks! For the creative at-home bartenders (and the wannabes), Yes Cocktail Co. is ready to stock your bar cart with fun, festive flavors. Visit their tasting room to try some of their most popular holiday mixers including their Hot Buttered Run, Hot Toddy, Cranberry Spice, Sugar Plum, Ginger Snap and Peppermint & Cocoa. Or better yet, take home one of their holiday kits like the Santa’s Little Helper Kit or the Drink at Home Kit.
Paso is home to the leaders of the California craft spirits movement — like Re:Find Distillery, Grain + Vine, Root Elixirs, Willow Creek, Calwise Spirits and many more. From the grape or grain, winemakers here have long churned out delicious potent potables. Home to more than 16 craft distilleries, you can explore them via the Paso Robles Distillery Trail. Look out for popular classics, seasonal flavors and unique cocktail kits because let’s be honest, nothing looks better than a sparkling bottle of spirits sitting under the tree.
For the Beer & Cider Enthusiast
For your brewery-loving friends, pick up a pack of local beers or purchase a beer club membership from one of the many local breweries or cideries in the area. California Coast Beer Company is offering an extensive collection of canned beers and branded merchandise to gift. Meanwhile, their downtown tasting room is serving up local favorites all season long. Join their beer club which offers complimentary merchandise, discounted tabs, and first access to all brewery events. Later, cozy up by the fire with one of BarrelHouse Brewing or Firestone Brewing Company’s holiday beers. Cider sippers rejoice, Tin City Cider is stocking up its tasting room with seasonal flavors like the holiday spice cider which tastes just like holiday spirit.
For additional bubbly treats, Rava's sparkling wine selection is a hit year-round and Thacher Winery holiday start — a special trio of Holiday Feast Wines which included bubbles, a red wine and sparkling cider.
For the Foodie
Savor the season with some of Paso’s most gourmet treats. Paso is famed for wine and olive oil, so why not bring home a bottle of both? Visit Kiler Ridge Olive Farm for cold-pressed olive oil, made from Italian olive varieties. The tasting room sells several varieties of beautifully packaged extra virgin olive oils, as well as home and body products like soap, tea, and lip balms. Cruise by the estate and take a tour of the orchards and milling room before tasting the oils and picking a favorite to bring home. Pasolivo is another award-winning extra virgin olive oil producer at the Paso Robles Westside farm. With over 9,000 trees and their own olive mill, visitors get a chance to learn and taste in a fun and informative atmosphere. For the cooks and food enthusiasts in the family, spice up the season with Spice of Life, where you’ll find spice sets and herb blends for loved ones to add to their favorite holiday dishes.
They say calories don't count during the holidays, the perfect excuse for our fellow sweet tooths to stock up on sugary treats. Just Baked has all your favorite freshly-baked pies, cookies, and desserts – sure to wow the whole dinner table. Then bundle up and take a trip to Leo Leo Gelato or Negranti Creamery for a collection of festive seasonal flavors, including Negranti’s Pumpkin, Maple Pecan, Cinnamon Honey Apricot Crisp, or Holiday Peppermint. Try a scoop of each then, request a gift card for the sweetest stocking stuffer.
For the Traveler
Nothing beats the gift of experience, which is why travel is at the top of our list this year and every year. Paso Robles is home to nearly 300 wineries, each offering a unique experience, from sidecar tours, zip lining and e-bike tours in the vineyard to exclusive cellar tours and reserve tastings. Thanks to its wine, Paso has long been the center of the Central Coast’s dining scene, and currently boasts three Michelin Stars that are sure to satisfy any palate. Lodging ranges from boutique hotels to vacation rentals, RV resorts and vineyard properties so you can customize any stay. Gift cards and reservations make it easy to plan a trip now, leaving lots of time to look forward to vacation.
Holiday Shopping Events
Shop until you drop with holiday markets, winery sip n' shops, plus other festive events!
Spend the day shopping small in Paso's downtown City Park where you can check everyone off your list. Pick up unique, locally sourced gifts of all kinds and meet the merchants behind them. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, you won't want to miss Paso's boutiques, antiques, and gift shops. Swing by Studios on the Park for the art-lover in your life, or pick up a bag of Brown Butter Cookie Co.'s freshly made cookies. For one-stop-shopping, visit the General Store where you can purchase a collection of the area's favorite treats including, Paso Almonds.
Enjoy jolly vibes amongst the vines! Knock out some of that "last minute" shopping list, while enjoying a glass of wine, mulled wine or hot apple cider in-hand as carols fill the air. Cass Winery is one of many wineries that host an annual holiday market where they invited favorite local makers to showcase their beautiful products. Shop for all sorts of goodies including, local olive oil, sweet treats & confections, natural beauty products, home decor, holiday wine deals, jewelry, photography, candles, artwork and more.