Team Building Activities & Services
Bring your gatherings to Paso Robles! With a diverse group of venues and facilities equipped to meet all the needs of your next meeting, Paso Robles is a top destination for its beautiful venues, a community of professionals, and jaw-dropping views. Meeting facilities offer full services such as audio-visual assistance, catering resources, and lodging accommodations.
Looking for group incentives? Paso Robles is home to many of the most prestigious wineries, craft beer and spirit producers, award-winning restaurants and outdoor activities for your team to enjoy. The perfect setting for any type of gathering, Paso Robles is the destination you will always remember.
Olive Oil Tasting
Olive oil tastings offer a fun, flavorful teambuilding activity for groups who want to explore the Paso Robles region but prefer not to imbibe. Like wine grapes, olives adopt unique flavors based on where and how they are grown, and flavors range from fruity or floral to grassy, herbaceous or nutty. Fans can dip bread or crackers into olive oil, of course, or drizzle these golden oils over grilled meats, steamed vegetables, salads and other dishes.
In Paso Robles, groups can create their own olive oil tasting tours by making appointments to visit orchards like Pasolivo, Kiler Ridge Olive Farm or Olivos de Oro. Spice of Life has an olive oil tasting bar, while neighboring downtown businesses like General Store Paso Robles sell a local oils plus dipping sauces, crackers and related culinary items. Groups that are especially interested in these flavors might even plan a visit around the annual Paso Robles Olive & Lavender Festival, which typically takes place in May.
Uncorked Wine Tours
Katie Hayward traded commercial lending for entrepreneurship after a snowboarding accident and launched Uncorked Wine Tours in 2010. Her tours explore Paso Robles wine country and San Luis Obispo County from a local perspective, with behind-the-scenes access to wineries, breweries and restaurants. Expect optional add-ons like horseback rides, wine blending workshops, cooking demonstrations, zipline excursions and more.
Uncorked customizes corporate team building outings with some of those same activities, presenting experiences that build personal connections and keep participants engaged. Hayward and her team make planning easy, crafting packages that include a friendly guide, door-to-door transportation, complimentary bottled water, concierge services and other amenities.
Jill Tweedie founded Breakaway Tours in 1995, creating a tour company that educates guests on the grapes and growers of Paso Robles and the surrounding regions. The lifelong local resident puts her personal connections to use, introducing vintners, their work, and what makes each winery unique. The company also organizes culinary tours, farm walks, distillery tastings, private winery dinners, wine-blending workshops, cooking classes, olive oil tastings and other activities.
Breakaway Tours accommodates a full range of corporate and incentive groups ranging from small board retreats to client appreciation events to teambuilding and sales training excursions for more than 100 people. Planners can choose from existing packages or customize an experience that engages both new wine enthusiasts and experienced collectors.
Onx Private Wine Experience
ONX Wines (pronounced “onyx”) crafts an array of red and white wines. The business, which has earned California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance certification, shares samples at its buzzy Tin City tasting room. The 127-acre ONX Estate Vineyard in the Templeton Gap is also one of the area's most unique corporate picnic venues. Private experiences set guests at the vineyard's edge with a basket of sandwiches, fruit salad made with local ingredients, and ONX wine.
ONX offers turnkey team-building activities for groups, including playful competitions, wine and cheese pairings, and tasting sessions. The five-wine tasting experience is a popular choice for corporate events. It blends entertainment and education, encouraging group participation in a relaxed setting.
Paso Robles Bike Tour Co.
After establishing a successful San Francisco tour company, a Paso Robles native and his family moved back to his hometown and launched a new venture. Erik and Amy of Paso Robles Tour Co. now offer engaging electric bike and walking tours that spotlight local history, architecture, culture and community, with a special focus on Paso’s wineries, breweries and small businesses.
Corporate groups can explore the region by e-bike on the company’s popular Paso Robles Wine Tour. Outings start in downtown Paso, where a guide spotlights iconic buildings and shares tales of the city’s history. Groups then take a sightseeing cruise to a local winery for an exclusive tasting. Following the guided portion of the tour, guests are free to explore local wineries and backroads on their own until returning the bikes at 5 p.m.
VineCycle E-Bike Tours
Melissa, who once worked as a bicycle messenger in Denver, and her husband, Jeff, a certified mountain bike coach, teamed up to create VineCycle Tours. Through their small business, they showcase California’s thriving wine and agriculture industries and share a love of cycling with riders at all skill levels.
The company’s two-hour guided e-bike tours of Paso Robles wine country are a hit with corporate teams. The adventure explores various area vineyards, followed by a stop at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery. Groups learn about the producer’s history, terroir and winemaking techniques, and then tour the barrel caves before enjoying a private tasting.
Scavenger Hunt Walking Tours
The Paso Robles-area family that founded Scavenger Hunt Walking Tours took inspiration from backyard scavenger hunts they organized for their kids. As their ideas and experience expanded, they decided to launch a tour company that takes guests on an engaging outdoor adventure spotlighting the Paso story through puzzles, riddles and games.
Scavenger Hunt Walking Tours are a fun corporate team building option for both large and small groups. Teams of 2 to six 6 are invited to solve 16 puzzles, and they’ll discover notable downtown highlights along the way. The self-guided adventure, which usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, covers about a mile and passes by places like the Downtown City Park, the Paso Robles Inn, the Acorn Building and plenty of public art exhibits.
Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio
British artist Bruce Munro brings the Paso Robles landscape to life with Sensorio, a multi-acre installation with hundreds of thousands of solar-powered lights. The display debuted with Field of Light, which covers rolling hills in 100,000 glowing stemmed spheres illuminated by fiber optic lights in shifting colors. The newer Light Towers exhibit recognizes more than 300 Paso Robles wineries. During the walk-through experience, visitors explore a maze of 17,000 stacked, illuminated wine bottles.
Groups of 20 or more can book private showings and special events on the Sensorio grounds. For an extra-dazzling visit, try the exclusive Terrace Experience. Each ticket includes private terrace seating overlooking the exhibits, access to fireside tables and heaters, and a drink ticket good at the venue's Airstream bar. An upgrade to the Terrace Experience + Platter package bundles all that plus a choice of charcuterie or crudité plate with seasonal vegetables.
Cass Winery is one of the most exciting company retreat locations in the Paso Robles region. The producer’s Camp Cass excursions provide engaging, summer-camp style activities for small and large groups. Teams of two to six people (capacity varies by activity) are invited to schedule archery lessons, e-bike adventures, paint ‘n sip workshops, trail rides, ax throwing adventures, cooking classes, wine tastings, picnic lunches and even helicopter tours on the winery grounds.
Larger teams can coordinate more extensive half- and full-day events at this 145-acre Paso playground. Hands-on beekeeping workshops, olive oil pressing, garden-to-table cooking demonstrations, and chef's challenge events are popular, as are sommelier-led wine tastings, winemaker-in-training sessions, photo scavenger hunts, bandana color war games, and winery races that tap into each participants' athletic side. After activities wrap up for the day, groups come together for food paired with standout Cass wines.
Group Dining and Group Lodging
Whether you’re planning a stress-busting team retreat, an executive brainstorming lesson, or a company holiday party, Paso Robles has the venues and activities that will make your event memorable. The area’s restaurants roll out the red carpet for teams, too, with group dining options and special menus to suit every taste.
After a full day of fun with colleagues, why not treat everyone to a relaxing overnight stay? With resorts, inns and conference-friendly hotels set in the pedestrian-friendly downtown and across Paso Robles wine country, you’ll find the right fit for any budget and vibe. To craft a corporate event that team members will treasure, plan your next gathering in Paso Robles.