Paso Robles Top 10 Foolproof Wine Tasting Experiences

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Favorite stops that treat guests like old friends

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With more than 250 wineries and tasting rooms in the Paso Robles appellation, figuring out which ones to visit can be daunting. To help you make the most of your time, we’ve selected this Paso Robles Top 10 Foolproof Wine Tasting Experiences lineup of boutique and larger operations. Some are unassuming, others luxurious, but all pour great wines and treat guests like old friends. As a bonus, we’ve included 11 more worthwhile options. Click on the winery links for the full Bindu review.

Paso Robles Top 10 Foolproof Wine Tasting

Brecon Estate

Award-winning architecture, equally special wines

Why go: complex wines with strength but soft tannins; sophisticated architecture; welcoming, laid-back setting

Brecon Estate

Calcareous Vineyard

Bold interpretations of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône varietals

Why go: traditional and alternative blending styles; a place to linger; expansive picnic area; hillside views

Calcareous Vineyard

Caliza Winery

Impressive small-lot Rhône and other wines

Why go: most wines available only in tasting room; casual experience; owners often on hand

Caliza Winery

Epoch Estate Wines

Elegant, intelligent

Why go: wines from historic vineyard; complex, well-conceived blends

Epoch Estate Wines

J Dusi Wines

Estate Zinfandel from vines planted by winemaker’s grandfather

Why go: Zinfandel from 70-year-old vines; upbeat staffers; casual outdoor tasting and picnic areas

J Dusi Wines

Jada Vineyard & Winery

Dark, sturdy, complex reds star here.

Why go: meticulously made wines; art-filled indoor space; vineyard-view patio

Jada Vineyard & Winery

L’Aventure Winery

Cellar-worthy wines from iconoclastic expat

Why go: adventurous blends and single-varietal wines; 100% estate-grown fruit; new tasting room

L’Aventure Winery

LXV Wine Lounge

Spice pairings elevate East India–chic lounge tastings.

Why go: spice pairings; stylish downtown Paso tasting room; gracious staff; Old World winemaking approach

LXV Wine Lounge

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Rare Rhône varietals from pivotal producer

Why go: fascinating history; interesting tour; balanced, food-friendly wines

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Turley Wine Cellars

Mandatory stop for Zinfandel lovers

Why go: velvety smooth, exquisitely crafted single-vineyard Zinfandels; noteworthy Petite Sirah wines and Cabernet Sauvignon; library tastings; outdoor tasting area

Turley Wine Cellars

Why Stop at 10?

Well, why stop at 10? Here are 11 additional wineries worth investigating:

Rhône-style wines in a new tasting space

Spectacular views, well-crafted wines at ritzy tasting room

Pioneering winery, intriguing cave tour

Impeccably made wines served on vineyard’s-edge patio

Wine Enthusiast mag’s 2015 American Winery of the Year

Heart Hill Vineyard, memorable lunches and Bordeaux reds

Longtime growers team up with local-star winemaker

Treana and Hope Family
Rhône and other wines, family run, rustic site

Villa San-Juliette
Knockout villa, American Idol connection

Vina Robles
Suendero and Signature red blends, splendid patio

Carefully farmed Rhônes and Zins, family-friendly setting

More Paso Robles Itineraries

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tasting Tour
East Side Wine Tasting
Paso Robles in 48 Perfect Hours
West Side Wine Tasting

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