The 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.
- Paso 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
The 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 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.
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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