Paso Robles wineries are most famous not just for its fine red wines. Even though this county turns out splendid Syrahs, Cabernet Sauvignons and Petit Syrahs, it’s the Paso Robles blends that are the emerging stars in the vino universe. Paso Robles is quickly becoming a top destination for wine connoisseurs worldwide. The nutrient rich soils of Paso Robles are becoming recognized as some of the most prestigious vineyards in California.
A short drive from greater LA and San Francisco, the Paso Robles wineries are a perfect weekend getaway. Take a few days to explore the beautiful vineyard laden country sides. You can do it all here – from wine tours, tastings, eating at artisanal restaurants, hiking, enjoying hot springs and more.
The uniqueness and essence of a large number of Paso Robles wineries is the sustainable farming techniques that many of these wine growing homesteads use, such as waste reduction, recycling, use of green-friendly shipping materials, use of an ozone system for barrel sterilization, use of non-pesticide based insect-repellents, and energy and water conservation.
These vineyards also lobby for the preservation of native oak trees on their properties, including protect natural wildlife habitats.
Here’s a look at some great Paso Robles wineries and what makes them great:
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines: Starting from the humble 280 acres of grapes that were planted in 1972, the J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines now includes more than 900 acres of vineyards in Monterey County, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles, and 33 acres in Napa Valley. The outstanding Chardonnays, Rieslings, Valdiguiés and Pinot Noirs produced by these vineyards have been acclaimed world wide.
6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Robert Hall wineries: Robert Hall Winery is the outcome of old-fashioned work ethics combined with traditional winemaking techniques. After years of searching for the ideal terroir for the production of premium wine grapes, Robert and Margaret Hall discovered the perfect terroir in the Paso Robles appellation. Today, this vineyard boasts of some of the best blends in the market, both reds and whites, such as Grenache, Rhone de Robles, Blanc de Robles, to name a few.
3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles, California U.S.A. 93446
Windward Vineyard: Marc Goldberg and Maggie D’Ambrosia chose the best appellation in which to plant exceptional Pinot Noir wine grapes. This vineyard specializes in 100 percent estate-grown and produced, Monopole burgundian handcrafted Pinot Noir, where the vineyard controls both the viticulture and vinification processes.
1380 Live Oak Road Paso Robles, CA 93446
Vina Robles: Vina Robles winery is a family-owned product of Swiss lineage. Vina Robles was incepted to express a unique balance between European heritage and American opportunity, according to the owner. The wines reflect the terroir that is Paso Robles, the warm climate delivering rich, sweet fruit with ripe rounded tannins. The estate’s Cuvée Collection encompasses a limited-edition of red variety blends that represent the crown of the Vina Robles portfolio.
3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA
Tablas Creek: Founded by the Perrins (Chateau de Beaucastel) and importer Robert Haas, Tablas Creek produces estate-grown, internationally-recognized Rhone varietals and Chateauneuf-du-Pape style blends from grapes including Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier and Roussanne.
9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles CA 93446
L’Aventure: Stephan Asseo is an experienced and avid vintner who has been in the wine growing business for over three decades. With a unique style, Stephan developed his own vineyards and those of others in France, to many accolades and much appreciation. Stephan began his L’Aventure (the adventure, in French), in the United States. He rejected most appellations and chose California wine country’s newest rising star, Paso Robles for his own vineyard.
2815 Live Oak Rd. Paso Robles, Ca 93446