Paso Robles, Heart of Wine… and Now Spirits too!
Move over wine, Paso is not just a wine country anymore! Paso Robles has always been home to many world-renowned winemakers, but in the past decade distillers have been making their own spot in this community too. California’s only designated distillery trail, the Paso Robles Distillery Trail features 9 member distilleries in Paso Robles. Collectively, these distilleries represent the region’s swift rise as one of the country’s leading destinations for enthusiasts of artisanal whiskeys, brandies, gins, liqueurs and other craft spirits. It’s no coincidence that the trail was born in the heart of the Central Coast wine country. Many of the members originate from family wineries, and even more use local wine grapes as a base for their spirits. The synergy between grape and grain has become fascinatingly strong in Paso Robles.
As you journey along the Paso Robles Distillery Trail, you’ll taste the one of a kind spirits and experience why these wine-influenced spirits have become a prominent part of the community.
The Trail – Where to go and What to Try
Azeo - Offers vodka made from apple cider, apple brandy, rum, brandy, and coffee liqueur
A taste you can’t miss from Azeo:
Azeo’s Vodka from Apples - 100% distilled from apples gives this vodka hints of fresh apple flavor.
Bethel Rd. Distillery - Offers grappa, aged brandy, gin
A taste you can’t miss from Bethel Rd. Distillery:
VSOP Brandy - Estate grown and aged for 6 years in French oak barrels created this beautiful small batch brandy.
Calwise Spirits Co. - Offers rum, gin, whiskey, vodka, brandy, liqueurs, food and cocktails
A taste you can’t miss from Calwise Spirits Co.:
Hazard Reef Pineapple Rum - Taste the tropics with this all-natural pineapple and molasses infused rum.
Donati - Offers vodka and vodka rested on oak
A taste you can’t miss from Donati:
Bear + Prophet Vodka Rested on Oak - 80 proof vodka rested in Petit Verdot barrels to create a beautiful pink tint with vanilla bean, creme brulee and red fruit tasting hints.
Grain + Vine - Offers gin, rye, bourbon, food and cocktails
A taste you can’t miss from Grain + Vine:
Grain + Vine’s Lavender Collins Cocktail - A delicate and floral gin-based cocktail that is perfect for the hot summer.
Pendray’s Distillery - Offers brandy, grappa, liqueurs
A taste you can’t miss from Pendray’s Distillery:
Dendray’s Apple Brandy - California sourced apples make this brandy taste like a fresh apple pie.
Tin City - Offers brandy, specialty brandy, gin, vodka, rye, bourbon, specialty cocktails
A taste you can’t miss from Tin City:
Wine Shine’s Ghost Pepper Brandy - Add a kick to your distillery trail journey with this fiery brandy. It will surely spice up your day.
Re:Find - Offers vodka, flavored vodka, gin, liqueurs, rye whiskey, wheat whisky, bourbon
A taste you can’t miss from Re:Find:
Re:Find’s Cucumber Flavored Vodka - Made with locally grown fresh cucumbers, creates a refreshing note to the vodka.
Willow Creek - Offers grappa, fruit brandy and specialty cocktails
A taste you can’t miss from Willow Creek:
Willow Creek’s Fig Brandy - Get figgy with it and indulge in their fig infused brandy filled with rich and nutty notes.
The Most Spirited Weekend of the Year!
Taste the Spirits: August 11-13, 2023
There is no better time to experience each of these uniquely amazing distilleries than during the annual Distillery Trail Weekend hosted by the Paso Robles Distillery Trail August 11-13, 2023. During this 3-day event, attendees will be able to experience all the trail has to offer. Each of the 13 distilleries will be bustling with distillery tours, mixology demonstrations, live music, pairings with local food and more!
You can find complementary distillery trail maps at any of the distilleries or on the website: https://pasoroblesdistillerytrail.com/