Come escape reality and immerse yourself in fantasy. The romantic castles of Paso Robles will transport you and your senses. The smell of coastal air, a gentle spring breeze, the taste of a luxurious wine, all surrounded by scenic countryside will set the mood for a perfect day. These beautiful estates are sure to give you the feel of a European vacation without the travel. Relaxing in one of these timeless settings is a magical date activity for couples. What are you waiting for? Grab your princess or prince charming and make your way to one of these dreamy scenes. 


DAOU Vineyards & Winery

At DAOU be prepared to sip extraordinary wine that pairs perfectly with sunshine, the open road, and daydreams of France. Find a seat overlooking DAOU mountain with a glass of rosé in hand and you will quickly be reminded of the joie-de-vivre. Add a winery tour and charcuterie board for a full experience that will leave you feeling French at heart. Be warned, by the end of the evening you may be seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. 


Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery 

Villa San-Juliette was born from a dream, specifically the dream of proprietors Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe. This pair certainly knows how to make dreams a reality, as they themselves went from television producers to wine producers. From this award-winning pair now comes an experience equally worthy of awards. Come spoil your taste buds with the flavors of Northern Paso Robles - guaranteed to leave you both starstruck and dreaming big. 


Paris Valley Road Estate Winery

Here is another estate that brings the charming spirit of France to Paso Robles. This French-inspired winery combines an Old World base with modern techniques, creating a match made in heaven. With the multiple dining, wine tasting, and educational opportunities offered, you can choose an option that best suits you and your date. An afternoon at Paris Valley will not soon be forgotten, prepare to be wined and dined. 


Tooth and Nail Winery

For the tenacious lovers, visit a vineyard with an equal fighting spirit. As the name implies, Tooth and Nail fights tooth and nail, focusing on the nitty gritty details that differentiate a good wine from a great wine. The result is a passionate combination of flavor in a naturally rustic location (Think secret love affair, Romeo and Juliet ambiance). The earthiness of the experience is bound to bring you closer to nature and closer together. 


Allegretto Vineyard Resort

A true wine country resort, Allegretto, is known for its acclaimed restaurant and upscale bar. Stay on the premises and wake up feeling like royalty as you overlook the stunning property. A warm glow encompasses the entire area evoking the allure of an Italian vineyard estate. Here, culture meets romance in a rich, world-class wine. After dinner, explore the area hand in hand or watch the sunset.   


Hearst Castle 

If you are looking for a true castle experience, you do not want to miss Hearst Castle. Only 45 minutes from Paso, hop on Hwy 46 to Hwy 1 for a short and scenic drive to the San Simeon coast. Built in the early 1900s, this castle captures history within its walls, excelling as a museum, national landmark, and stunning architectural attraction. Complete with castle and property tours, ranch, and winery you can easily spend the day exploring. Expect to get lost in the beauty of the sight, and leave wonderstruck.

*Please note that Hearst Castle is currently closed in response to COVID-19, see their website for more information and updates.