Varieties Produced

The reported acreage is data obtained from the County of San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioners office. Overall, Paso Robles Wine Country encompasses more than 40,000 vineyard acres within the 614,000 total acres that make up the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area.

The most widely planted varieties in the Paso Robles appellation are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The “Other Red” category is where varieties such as Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, and many others are grouped. Although they have great importance to the region, they are not currently being tracked separately from the others.

Variety % Total
Cabernet Sauvignon 39%
Other Red 16%
Merlot 14%
Syrah 9%
Zinfandel 8%
Chardonnay 5%
Other White 5%
Sauvignon Blanc 2%
Pinot Noir 2%
Total 100%