The Best Paso Robles Wineries to Visit (2019 Updated)

Small town charm meets world class wine

With over 200+ wineries (and counting!) to choose from, it’s no surprise that a list of the must-visit Paso Robles wineries is necessary.

The types of wine to look for in Paso Robles:  

  1. Rhône varietals + GSM blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) as well as Viognier
  2. Zinfandel + blends
  3. Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon + Merlot)
  4. Californian-Italian blends (Sangiovese, Nebbiolo)
  5. Syrah
  6. Non-traditional blends

So which wineries should you visit?


If you’re looking for award-winning & small batch wine producers in Paso Robles…

Courtesy of Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

Brecon Estate
7450 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-2200

A highly acclaimed artisanal boutique winery that produces world-class Paso Robles varietals including Petit Verdot, Albarino, Mourvèdre, and Syrah.

In its first couple of years, Brecon amassed over 70 gold/double gold/platinum and a handful of best-in-class awards from top tier wine review publications and competitions.  Small batch fermented and production is sold exclusively on site through their tasting room.


Michael Gill Cellars
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-1668

Over 40 awards on their wines.  Recently took home nine gold medals at The 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition.  Known for Rhone-style blends, specifically their award-winning Syrahs.  Produces no more than 1,000 cases a year.  Small, Independent, Controlled Production.


Hunt Cellars
2875 Oakdale Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-1600

Family owned winery specializing in handcrafted and small lot wines.  Best known for Big Bold Reds but many people also rave about their Chardonnay, decadent Ports and Pinot Noirs.  Wines are aged for a minimum of 18 months up to 10 years. Hunt Cellars consistently receives favorable ratings and awards on their wines.


Écluse Wines
1520 Kiler Canyon Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-4999

Family owned boutique winery offering limited production of Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines, as well as Zinfandel.  Received a Gold Medal for the fourth year in a row for their Bordeaux style blend, Ensemble, at the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition.


Gelfand Vineyards
5530 Dresser Ranch Pl.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-5808

Small, family owned and operated boutique vineyard and winery focusing on BIG REDs.  If you love big, bold and rich reds, this is a must-visit.  Their Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel racked up several medals from various wine competitions.  Production is limited to about 1800 cases a year, most of which is quickly consumed by their wine club.  Open to the public only three weekends a year, during Zin Festival, Wine Festival, and Harvest Festival. All other times they are are available by appointment only.


If you’re into wine ratings and points…

Saxum Vineyards
2810 Willow Creek Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 610-0363

Owner and winemaker, Justin Smith, is a second-generation farmer whose 2007 James Berry Vineyard wine scored a perfect 100-point score with The Wine Advocate and the 2010 number one wine in the world with Wine Spectator.


Epoch
7505 York Mountain Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-7575

Winery crafting estate-grown, Rhone wines & preserving precious Paso history. Small production, handcrafted wines rated at least 93+, a few rated as high as 97 points by both Wine Advocate and Jeb Dunnuck.


Jada Vineyard
5620 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-4200

To-date, Jada has received over fifty-four “90/90+” wine ratings for its all-estate, limited-production Rhone and Bordeaux-style wines.


Brecon Estate
7450 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-2200

A highly acclaimed artisanal boutique winery that produces world-class Paso Robles varietals including Petit Verdot, Albarino, Mourvèdre, and Syrah.  In its first couple of years, Brecon amassed over 70 gold/double gold/platinum and a handful of best-in-class awards from top tier wine review publications and competitions.  Small batch fermented and production is sold exclusively on site through their tasting room.


Caliza Winery
2570 Anderson Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-1480

A family-owned winery that focuses on estate-grown, small-lot, handcrafted winemaking.  Recently awarded 94 points for their Caliza Azimuth by Wine Spectator Insider: January 16, 2019.  Also rated 93+ points on their 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rhone blends.


Hunt Cellars
2875 Oakdale Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-1600

“Hunt Cellars has received favorable ratings from Food and Beverage World between 92 to 96+ points on 6 of the Cabernets; 96+ points for the 2007 Cabovation, 96 points for the 2005 Cabernet Reserve Cask 21, 96 points for the first Pinot Noir “Imagine,” 96 Points and winner of “Best Rhone Blend” 2006 “Que Sirah Syrah” and 96 Points for the Tawny Port “Oldie But Goodie.”” – HunterCellars.com


If you’re looking for French style wines…

L’Aventure Winery

Paso Robles is a great place to be because their terroir is ideal for Rhône-style and Bordeaux-style wines.  There are too many wineries to list, but these are some of the best when it comes to French style wines in Paso Robles:

L’Aventure
2815 Live Oak Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 227-1588 ext. 24

Bordeaux meets Rhône-style wines in Paso Robles.  If you’re looking for the closest thing to French-style wines in Paso Robles, this is as French as it gets.

Owned by French winemaker, Stephan Asseo, who was born into a generations-long family of wine producers. He eventually got tired of the strict winemaking regulations in France and dreamed of making his own wine of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.

Stephan immediately fell in love with Paso Robles’ terroir, relocated with his wife and began his New World winemaking  L’Aventure (French for “adventure”).  APPOINTMENT ONLY.


Clos Soléne
2040 Niderer Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-7769

French wines with an American Palate.  Clos Soléne is another must-visit if you’re looking for serious French-style wines made by one of the most down to earth French winemakers you’ll hear and read about (or maybe even meet).

Winemaker and owner, Guillaume Fabre, comes from a family of grape growers and winemakers and left his hometown in France to chase his dream of making wine in Paso Robles.  APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Fun fact:  Guillaume interned at L’Aventure before he started Clos Soléne.


Tablas Creek Winery
9339 Adelaida Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-1231

One of the biggest and most famous names in Paso Robles, but for an excellent reason.  Tablas Creek is a pioneer of California’s Rhône movement.  Without Tablas Creek, many of the award-winning Rhône varietals that are being produced by talented winemakers today in California probably wouldn’t even exist.

Tablas Creek is the result of the friendship and joint passion project between an American importer, Robert Haas, and a great winemaking family, Perrin of Château de Beaucastel in France’s Rhône Valley, during the 1970s.

It is for this reason that Tablas Creek is often described as, “the sibling winery of southern Rhône estate, Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf du Pape.”


Paix Sur Terre
5070 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 674-2661

Specializes in 100% Mourvèdre wines and blends.  Appointment only.


Jada Vineyard
5620 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-4200

To-date, Jada has received over fifty-four “90/90+” wine ratings for its all-estate, limited-production Rhone and Bordeaux-style wines.


Michael Gill Cellars
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-1668

Over 40 awards on their wines.  Recently took home nine gold medals at The 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition.  Known for Rhone-style blends, specifically their award-winning Syrahs.  Produces no more than 1,000 cases a year.  Small, Independent, Controlled Production.


If you’re into Italian style wines…

Fratelli Perata
1595 Arbor Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-2809

Italian style wines using only grapes they planted in the 1980s.


Caparone Winery
2280 San Marcos Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 610-5308

One of Paso’s oldest small wineries. Classic-styled red wines including Nebbiolo and Aglianico.


Giornata Wine
470 Marquita Ave A.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 434-3075

Small and intimate winery that specializes in Italian varietals using traditional, old-world winemaking technique.  The main focus is on Nebbiolo.


Pelletiere Estate
3280 Township Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-9432

100 percent of Pelletiere Estate wines are sourced from its sustainably-farmed estate grown Italian varieties which include; Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Lagrein, and Zinfandel, etc.
Also pet-friendly and picnic areas are available for your enjoyment after tasting.


If you’re into Spanish + Portuguese style wines…

Bodega Wines and Diablo Paso are tasting rooms located in downtown Paso Robles, conveniently located within a block from each other:

Bodegas
729 13th St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3780

Bodegas Paso Robles makes wine using grapes native to Spain and Portugal and grapes that have been used for centuries in Iberian winemaking.


Diablo Paso Winery
1220 Park St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 286-4755

Owned by husband and wife team, Enrique and Nora Torres, who met in a small fishing village in Mexico and decided to take their passion for Spanish wine to Paso Robles.  Make sure to try their Guanabana albariño and port-style dessert wine!


Bodega de Edgar
West Side Tasting Room:
2725 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446 (upstairs from Villicana & Re:find Distillery)
Open Thursday-Monday 11-5

East Side Tasting Room & Winery:
2323 Tuley Rd #120D
Paso Robles, CA 93446 (old Hug Cellars location off 46 East)
Open Thursday-Monday 11-5

Tastings by appointment Tuesday-Wednesday.
Please call 805-369-2625 or(805) 423-3545 to make an appointment.

Owner and winemaker, Edgar Torres, started as a Cellar Rat and is the first Mexican-American winemaker in Paso Robles.  Boutique winery.  He specializes in Spanish varietals such as Tempranillo and Garnacha.


If you’re looking to meet and hang out with the winemaker…

TinCityPaso.com

Your best bet would be to check out Tin City, which is a barn-chic building with a collection of tasting rooms located in the commercial warehouse district right outside downtown Paso Robles.

You’ll meet a ton of Paso Robles’ most passionate winemakers, and there’s a good chance that the person pouring your wine will be the winemaker him/herself.  Note: you’ll probably also meet other local artisans, distillers, craft brewers, etc. too.

You’ll also have a higher chance of meeting the winemaker if you look for the boutique wineries/smallest wine producers in Paso Robles.


If you’re looking for the biggest wine producers and most popular wineries…

Tablas Creek Vineyard

These are the biggest names in Paso Robles.  Does it mean they’re the best?  Of course not, that depends on what you like.  However, if you’re looking for the largest, most talked about and most hyped up wineries in Paso Robles, you’ll want to visit:

J.Lohr

Eberle

JUSTIN Winery

OPOLO

DAOU

Tablas Creek

Halter Ranch

ADELAIDA


If you’re looking for something different and rebellious…

Vailia Esh, Winemaker at Desperada

Desperada
3060 Limestone Way
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 434-9611

Winemaker and owner, Vailia Esh, makes wines that are guided more by spirit than style.  She works with 20+ of the Central Coast’s most iconic vineyards to create inspired and elegant wines free of stylistic constraints.


Dilécta Wines
7970 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-7604

Small boutique winery specializing in Syrah blends with a unique twist.


Giornata Wine
470 Marquita Ave A
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 434-3075

Nebbiolo-style wines in California?  You’ll find it at Giornata.


Tooth & Nail Winery
3090 Anderson Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 369-6100

Unconventional blends & small lot reserve wines.  Strong rock n’ roll, vampy, hipster wine bar vibe in a Disneyland-like castle.

*Note:  We visited this winery, but it wasn’t our favorite.  However, it might be yours so check it out if you’re looking for something different in Paso Robles.  Bonus: they have a dog-friendly patio!


If you’re looking for the historic wineries in Paso Robles…

Caparone Winery
2280 San Marcos Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 610-5308

One of Paso’s oldest small wineries. Classic-styled red wines including Nebbiolo and Aglianico.


Epoch
7505 York Mountain Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-7575

This winery’s history dates back to 1882.  Winery crafting estate-grown, Rhone wines & preserving precious Paso history.


ROTTA 
250 Winery Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-0510

Paso Robles’ second oldest winery.  Rotta Winery was built in the 1800s and has been in operation since 1908.  Full-bodied reds and whites.


J Dusi
1401 CA-46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-2034

J Dusi has deep roots in Paso Robles as the Dusi family introduced some of the first Zinfandels to California’s Central Coast in the 1920s.


If you’re looking for the female winemakers of Paso Robles…

Winemaker and Owner of DESPERADA Wines, Vailia Esh

Desperada
3060 Limestone Way
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 434-9611

Winemaker and owner, Vailia Esh, makes wines that are guided more by spirit than style.  She works with 20+ of the Central Coast’s most iconic vineyards to create inspired and elegant wines free of stylistic constraints.


Bodegas
729 13th St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3780

Owned by winemaker and MIT grad, Dorothy Schuler. Bodegas Paso Robles makes wine using grapes native to Spain and Portugal and grapes that have been used for centuries in Iberian winemaking.


Bon Niche Cellars/Deanoux Cellars
2627 Golden Eagle Way
San Miguel, CA 93451
805-286-7798

New owner and winemaker, Melani Harding, makes and serves Bordeaux-style wines. Tastings by appointment only.


J Dusi
1401 CA-46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-2034

Winemaker Janell Dusi is a 4th generation farmer who learned winemaking her grandfather, Dante, and her uncle, Benito, both famed old-vine zinfandel growers.


Epoch Estate Wines
7505 York Mountain Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-7575

Winemaker, Jordan Fiorentini, crafts estate-grown Rhone, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo varietals with minimal intervention and abundant personalities.


Pelletiere Estate  
3280 Township Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-9432

Winemaker and farmer, Amy Butler, spent several years learning winemaking with craft masters in Napa.  She makes Italian varietals for Pelletiere Estate and recently decided to start her own wine label, Ranchero Cellars.


If you’re looking for sustainability…

NINER Estate’s tasting room, restaurant, and winery are 100% solar powered

NINER Estates
2400 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-2233

LEED certified, SIP certified, and their facilities are solar-powered.

NINER was the first winery on the Central Coast to earn LEED certification.  To be qualified, NINER emphasizes wastewater reclamation, rooftop rain collection, having a purposeful irrigation system, energy efficiency, solar power, etc.


Castoro Cellars
1315 N Bethel Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 238-0725

SIP and CCOF Certified Vineyards & Winery that relies solely on solar energy to handle 100% of their winery energy needs.   Castoro Cellars currently has over 1400 acres of Estate vineyards, over 800 acres of which are certified organic by CCOF. All of the vineyards are SIP Certified, which stands for sustainability in practice.


Oso Libre
7383 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-3378

Utilizes sustainable agricultural practices and renewable energy strategies.  They rely solely on wind and sun for all their energy needs at the winery.  Zero percent carbon footprint at Oso Libre Winery!  Also doubles as a ranch.


AmByth Estate
510 Sequoia Ln
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 319-6967

Paso Robles’ first winery to produce Demeter certified Biodynamic wines.  Wines are unfiltered, unfined, fermented with native yeast.  Certified biodynamic and organic grapes.


Jada Vineyard
5620 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-4200

100% sustainably farmed using biodynamic practices.  Jada is in the fifth year of implementing Biodynamic farming practices in their vineyard.


If you’re specifically looking for well-rounded  Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals…

I’ve got good news for you because these wineries are only about ten minutes apart from each other:

Clos Solène
Rotta Winery
Sextant Wines
Opolo Vineyards*
Brecon Estate*

*Opolo and Brecon are the only wineries from this region that were on my list that we didn’t get to visit.  However, I will be back in Paso Robles this spring to check them out and I will update this post.


I will update this post as we visit more wineries in Paso Robles.  But for now, here are some of my personal favorites:

The Top 5 Paso Robles Wineries We’ve Tried, Tested & Loved:

Clos Solène: “French wines with an American palate” 3050 Limestone Way
Paso Robles CA 93446
(805) 369-2036
www.clossolene.com

Appointment only.  Cheese + Wine experience: $50/person.  Wines are on the pricier side, but worth it.

If you only have time to visit 1-3 wineries, I highly recommend booking an appointment at Clos Solène first.

This quickly became one of our favorite wineries in Paso Robles, and we also had the best cheese + wine tasting experience here during our visit.

Why visit Clos Solène?

My husband and I fell in love with Clos Soléne.   It is easily one of our favorite wineries in Paso Robles.  Personal, intimate, and we loved their wines (if you’re into the points thing, all of their wines are at least 94 pts +)  We love their story, passion, and the meticulous energy and love the winemaker and owner, Guillaume Fabre, put into Clos Soléne.

Guillaume Fabre comes from a family of grape growers and winemakers.  He was born and raised in the Southeast of France, Narbonne, and relocated to Bordeaux after 24 years.  He dreamed of making his own wine in the New World and fell in love with Paso Robles’ terroir and potential.

Clos Soléne offers one of the most personal, intimate, and cozy wine tasting experiences in Paso Robles, in my humble opinion.  We did their Cheese + Wine experience, and we highly recommend it.  Our friends from San Francisco even mentioned that out of all the wineries they’ve visited in Napa and Sonoma, this was by far their favorite wine tasting experience.

We saw Guillaume cleaning his truck and Soléne playing with their children in the front yard.  He waved and said hello to us as we walked back to our car.  If you’re looking to experience elegant French-style wines made by a French winemaker with zero pretension, then Clos Soléne is a must-visit.

Our favorites: Fleur de Soléne, Harmonie, Hommage á nos Pairs Reserve

Fun fact:  Guillaume interned at L’Aventure before he built Clos Soléne.

*Note:  If you’re interested in checking out Clos Soléne, make sure to also check out Benom Wines.  Guillaume teamed up with his brother, Arnaud, to offer their own Cabernet Sauvignon and Spanish blends.  You can find Benom Wines at Tin City or visit their website: https://www.benomwines.com/


ROTTA Winery

250 Winery Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-0510
www.rottawinery.com

Hours: Open daily from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tasting Fee: $20

Our favorites: Malbec, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Time Capsule, Cabernet Sauvignon
There wasn’t a single wine from here that we didn’t like.  We liked some, loved others 🙂

Why visit ROTTA?
If you’re a fan of full-bodied reds, whites, and Bordeaux blends, add this to your list.  Rotta is the second-oldest winery in Paso Robles, and there wasn’t a single wine from here that we didn’t like.  Rotta was initially built in the 1800s by a French man named Adolph Siot, and the winery was eventually sold to the Rotta family in 1908.


Sextant Wines

2324 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-542-0133
www.sextantwines.com

Tasting Fee: $20 Mixed Flight or $25 Reserve Flight

Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm

Why visit Sextant?
Excellent wine at reasonable prices!  Sextant is another small, family-owned “Zin House” winery that specializes in Zinfandel as well as big bold red wines and smooth, crisp whites.

P.S. – I’m usually not a huge fan of rosé, but I loved theirs.
P.P.S – I highly recommend their reserve flight tasting!  It’s only $5 more, and we thought it was worth it.

Also pet-friendly!


NINER Estates

2400 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, California
805-239-2233
https://www.ninerwine.com/

Hours: Tasting room is open daily from 10-5pm; Restaurant is open for lunch Thursday – Sunday

Tasting Fee: Tasting flights are $20/person (waived with a two bottle purchase)

Lunchtime at NINER Estate’s on-site restaurant, recognized as a “best winery restaurant in America” by food & wine magazine

Why visit NINER Estates?
The people at NINER Estates are some of the friendliest and coolest people you’ll meet.  My husband and I visited NINER with our two friends on New Year’s Eve.  Their entire staff looked super busy (as expected), so we decided to get a bottle to enjoy by the cozy fire.

We got to sample a few of their most popular wines, which was a nice gesture.  On top of that, they let us stay a bit past closing time so we could finish our bottle (which was a fantastic Pinot Noir, by the way!) and they even told us not to rush.

They also serve food, and although we didn’t get to try it since they were closing early for New Year’s, they did have picnic-ready charcuterie boxes for sale which were also fantastic.

Last but not least, NINER Estates takes sustainability seriously!  They are the first winery in Paso Robles to become SIP Certified.  And if that isn’t impressive enough, they are also 100% solar-powered and LEED Certified! AND SIP Certified!


L’Aventure

2815 Live Oak Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 227-1588
www.aventurewine.com

Hours:  Open every day by appointment only from 10 am to 4 pm.

Tasting Fee: $20

Why visit L’Aventure?

As I’ve previously mentioned way above this post, if you’re looking for truly elegant French-style wine by French winemakers, look no further than L’Aventure and Clos Soléne.

Our favorites: Côte-à-Côte Estate, Chloe, Estate Cuvee

Beautiful grounds, appointment only (you can book online) and pricey wines, but excellent quality.


if you’re looking for wineries with stunning views…

Courtesy of Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

The most picturesque part of Paso Robles is on the West Side, specifically the Adelaida District.

Smaller, lesser known wineries with beautiful views and a low-key vibe:

Hammersky Vineyards 
7725 Vineyard Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-0930

Handcrafted, Bordeaux-Centric Estate Wines


Pelletiere Estate  
3280 Township Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-9432

Beautiful views and picnic areas are available for your enjoyment after tasting.  Elegant Italian-style wines.  Pets on leash welcome.


Bigger and more popular wineries with stunning views:

ADELAIDA VINEYARDS

5805 Adelaida Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-8980

Hours: Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm

Fees: $20 per person for wine tasting; $50-$75 per person for special tasting experiences
Reservations required for groups of 6 or more and special tasting experiences.

Located in the mountainous westside terrain of Paso Robles, this estate property is situated 2,320 feet above sea level at the highest elevation in the region.  Adelaida’s signature tour is their Vineyard Tour, Taste, & Tailgate, which is only available from March – October.

Enjoy sweeping views of the landscape, explore their terroir, and have a tailgate picnic overlooking their 150-acre estate vineyards.


DAOU Vineyards

2777 Hidden Mountain Road
Paso Robles, CA, 93446
(805) 226-5460
www.daouvineyards.com

Tasting Fee: $40

Hours: Daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Reservations recommended, but not required.

Reserve online here or call (805) 226-5460, Press 1.

Why Visit DAOU?

DAOU is one of the most popular and biggest wineries in Paso Robles, so this is certaintly not a boutique winery.  Their wine tastings are one of the most expensive in the area (starts at $40/per person), but it’s worth it if you’re looking for stellar views and a one-of-a-kind experience.

Although I prefer smaller and boutique wineries, I still think DAOU is worth a visit because their location encapsulates the best of Paso Robles’ scenic beauty.

Not to mention DAOU is one of the highest elevation vineyards in Paso Robles (2,200 feet to be exact), so expect stunning views.

I recommend checking it out at least once because of its grandeur, exceptional views, and our favorite wine of theirs: Soul of the Lion.

If you plan on checking out DAOU:

We were a group of four that reserved a Cheese & Charcuterie Experience at DAOU.  Although it was a good experience, I was hoping we’d have our own table and wine educator, especially at $55/per person.

We were joined by another group of four, which turned out just fine, but just keep this in mind if you’re looking for a more personal and intimate wine tasting experience.

If you’re looking for something a little more private, I highly recommend doing a cheese + wine experience at Clos Solène or a boutique winery.

Absolute must-try: Their flagship wine, Estate Soul of a Lion

TIP #1: If you’re celebrating a special occasion, I highly recommend visiting DAOU and treating yourself to one of their wine + food experiences (or picnic!)

TIP #2: If you plan on visiting DAOU, I recommend starting with DAOU and ending your wine tasting adventures at Calcareous – see below.


CALCAREOUS

3430 Peachy Canyon
Road Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-0289

At Calcareous, you’ll find award-winning wines, spectacular views and beautifully landscaped outdoor picnic grounds with stunning 180-degree views.

Winemaker, Jason Joyce, was an organic pharmaceutical chemist before he began making wines here.

TIP: Try to visit Calcareous about an hour before sunset and sit by the fire and enjoy the magical views after your tasting!  It is the perfect ending to a great day.

Hours:
Open Daily 10-5pm
Reservations recommended for groups of 6+ guests

Tasting Fee:
$15 per person | Complimentary for Wine Club & 2 guests


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