Paso Robles Wine Country

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Real Estate Agent with Sand Shell Realty

Wine glassPaso Robles Wine CountryThe Wine and Wineries of Paso Robles Wine Country
from Paso Robles Real Estate

There are about 250 wineries in the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and nearly 100 wineries in the 24 square mile wine country territory with over 26,000 vineyard acres. Along California’s Central Coast Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles and is California’s fastest growing wine region.

Paso Robles is fast emerging as a real powerhouse in the world of fine wine. What started as a sleepy western town of agriculture and horse ranches has blossomed into the perfect getaway for wine lovers. Here lies some of the best wines in California. 

Wine tasting in Paso Robles California is a favorite activity among tourists with many wine tours cruising the Paso Robles Wine Country and its numerous wineries.

  • VineyardsPaso Robles Wine Country encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres. Wine grapes continue to hold the top position for agriculture value crops in San Luis Obispo County and are represented by 35,313 planted acres of wine grapes as reported in the San Luis Obispo County Crop Statistics for the year 2005.

    More than 40 wine grape varieties are grown in Paso Robles; The most widely planted varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Merlot (15%), Syrah / Shiraz (10%), Zinfandel (9%), Chardonnay (8%), Petite Sirah (4%) and Sauvignon Blanc (3%). With Italian and Rhône varieties on the upswing, more than 30 other varieties with 100 to less than an acre planted in the region include Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, White Riesling, Roussanne, Barbera, Semillon, Refosco, Syrah Noir, Lagrein, Nebbiolo, Napa Gamay, Marsanne, Counoise, Tannat, Touriga, Grenache Noir, Verdelho, Blaufränkisch, Orange Muscat, Picpoul Blanc, Vermentino, Primitivo, Tinta Cao, Sousão, Tocai Friulano, Cinsault, Carignane, Pinot Blanc and Dolcetto (13%).

    The reported acreage reflects the 2006 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance membership. From Paso Wine

 

Wine GlassesThe Wineries of Highway 46 East
Highway 46 is located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in Paso Robles. From north or south, travel approximately 3 hours until reaching the Highway 46 East or Fresno turnoff and proceed east from Highway 101 at San Luis Obispo or proceed west from Interstate 5.

  • Bianchi
    Bianchi Vineyards has been producing quality wines for over 30 years. Visit our tasting room set in the estate vineyards with inviting terraces and edged by a waterfall fed lake.

  • Chumeia Vineyards
    A small winery featuring Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel.

  • Clautiere Vineyard
    Prepare to add some pizzazz to your life and taste wines that are estate-grown and crafted to produce exciting expressions of Rhone varietals and Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Eberle Winery
    Over 25 years of fine wine making. Monthly Guest Chef Dinners held down in the candle-lit caves, deck lunches and facilities for private events.

  • EOS Estate Winery
    California's most spectacular estate winery. Visitor;s Center features award-winning wines, wine tasting, real race car exhibit, deli, gifts, and meeting room.

  • Firestone Vineyard
    Firestone Vineyard was founded in 1972 and is now in its third generation of Firestone family stewardship.  Paso Robles winery complements the original winery in Santa Barbara County.

  • Martin & Weyrich
    One of Paso Robles' most celebrated wineries and premier producer of Italian varietals in the U.S. Award-winning wines.

  • Meridian
    Wander through our herb gardens and enjoy a picnic at one of our tables overlooking our vineyards. Tasting room open 10am - 5pm daily.

  • Pretty-Smith Vineyard & Winery
    45 acres of primarily Bordeaux varieties that produce award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cavernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and a Bordeaux blend that Lisa calls Palette de Rouge.

  • Robert Hall Winery
    The largest underground wine caverns on the central coast. Tasting daily of our award-winning wines.

  • Sylvester Winery
    Offering warm hospitality & real handcrafted wines. Tasting room doubles as a gourmet foods shop with meats and cheeses.

  • Tobin James Cellars
    "Taste Paso Robles in a Glass" at the 140 year-old bar with award winning wines. Intense fruit driven wines on this estate vineyard.


Paso Robles Wine Country is an incredible destination and its elegant country side, rolling hills of grapes, and growing communities is making the city of El Paso de Robles one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.

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Missy Caulk
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Abraham, I' ve always wanted to visit the wine county, now you make me want to even more.
Jun 06, 2007 10:22 PM #1
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Abraham Chaffin
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It truly is an awesome place - it can get a little hot as we move into summer though. At least for my coastal blood as I live about 25 minutes from this town over the coastal mountains to the west.
Jun 07, 2007 03:25 AM #2
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Jeff R. Geoghan
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In a past life I worked for E&J Gallo as a rep and manager - we got to travel up thataway to visit wineries.  A great area!
Jun 07, 2007 07:21 AM #3
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You sure know the wines!  Interesting info.
Jun 07, 2007 07:49 AM #4
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Abraham Chaffin
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If you're into wines and in California you definitely want to check out Paso Robles! Just jump on one of the many wine tour buses and let it take you around to all the cool spots. Here's a link to the "Wine Shuttle" =D

This way you can get plastered and don't have to worry about driving j/k =P

Jun 07, 2007 12:38 PM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Shhhh...I don't drink at all. This is all a natural high thing....haha! (beside, I embarrassed myself in younger years....having scuff marks on the tips of my tennis shoes from people dragging me home..haha)
Jun 08, 2007 11:08 AM #6
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Abraham Chaffin
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Oh no Celeste lol - I can only image
Jun 10, 2007 08:40 AM #7
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Chrissy Harrison
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We just got back from a wonderful vacation in the Paso Robles wine country. My in-laws have a ranch in the hills just west of the majority of the vineyards. It's fun to drive through the acres and acres of grapes on the way to their house. You've done a great job capturing the beauty and interest of this area on your blog!
Aug 04, 2007 01:36 PM #8
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