13 Paso Robles Wineries with the Best Scenic Views
November 2, 2023
Aside from the wine and the weather, one of the best things about the Paso Robles region are the stunning views. Depending on where you are, you can experience some of the most breathtaking views of the Pacific coast as well as the mountains and valleys. These visions of beauty make for an incredible backdrop for wine tasting.
Thankfully, most of the wineries have outdoor tasting rooms that open up to the beauty that the region has to offer. While we truly believe that you can’t go wrong with experiencing a tasting at any of our amazing wineries, the views experienced from the ones below will take your breath away.
The Beauty of Paso Robles
Paso Robles is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in San Luis Obispo County. While you can’t fly directly into Paso Robles, the drive into town from both LA and San Francisco is absolutely stunning if you take the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). You can however fly or take the train into San Luis Obispo, which is just a short drive south of Paso.
Taking the PCH to drive in will give you a glimpse into the beauty of the region, but it’s not until you get further inland, that you will truly experience the incredible scenic views of Paso Robles.
In addition to beautiful wineries, downtown Paso Robles provides that quaint small-town feel with the town square set in the center of local businesses, shopping, and many restaurants.
With so many different wineries to choose from, it can be hard to choose which to visit, so this list below focuses on many of the incredible wineries that offer delicious wine with some of the most beautiful scenic views you’ve ever seen.
Wine Tasting With a View
With over 200 different wineries in the Paso Robles region, it won’t be hard to find one you fall in love with. Each winery offers unique flavors and atmosphere that can impress even the most amateur wine drinkers.
Deciding on which wineries to visit can be tough, but if you’re looking to sip with a view, then we highly recommend checking out the following tasting rooms.
The tasting room at Croad Vineyards boasts breathtaking vistas of the scenic Templeton Gap landscape and the lush vineyards in the distance. Visit at any time during the day or evening, and you’re sure to get one of the best views in all of Paso Robles, not to mention some amazing wine. Join their ‘Kiwi Hour’ from 2-3 p.m. every day when wine by the glass is 50% off! The architecture is Spanish Mission, and the experience is laid back New Zealand style, with bold dry-farmed wines.
DAOU Vineyards & Winery
As you pull into DAOU and park your car at the bottom of the hill making your way up to the tasting room, your mind will immediately be blown by the view. The DAOU tasting room sits atop what has been referred to as “DAOU Mountain” and features floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the incredible landscape before you. The amazing outlooks extend as far as the eye can see and on a clear day, you’ll be taken aback by just how beautiful Paso Robles truly is. Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals, the wines match the stellar hospitality and unforgettable views.
Law Estate Wines
Law Estates Wines boasts a more modern feel to their tasting room which combines incredible stone and glasswork to help elevate the incredible location. The panoramic views from the tasting room, whether inside or outside, are remarkable as you can view a sea of beautifully cared-for vineyards in almost every direction. Law Estate is one of the highest vineyards in Paso Robles. Committed to making exceptional wines through sustainable and organic farming practices, these world-class wines truly express where they are grown.
Bovino Vineyards’ deep roots in the farming industry are a testament to their commitment to quality and authenticity. The promise of capturing picture-perfect vineyard views and sunsets from the observation deck is a particularly enticing feature. It adds a touch of romance and tranquility to the wine-tasting experience, making it an ideal setting for those who appreciate the beauty of nature along with fine wine. Bovino is a delightful place to unwind, enjoy excellent wine, and take in the natural beauty of the Templeton hills.
High Camp Wines
Embrace the natural beauty and outdoor experiences that make Paso Robles so special at High Camp Wines. Located in the northeast corner of the Paso Robles AVA, High Camp attracts those who are looking for more than just a great glass of wine but also a connection to the land, a sense of adventure, and a community that shares these values. The combination of the unique San Miguel terroir, a diverse range of estate-grown varietals, and old-world winemaking techniques create distinctive and interesting wines.
Down Peachy Canyon Road, which is undeniably one of the prettiest roads in all of Paso, you’ll find Calcareous Vineyard. Perched high atop a hill with vast views that look toward the east, south, and north. The sprawling lawn and outdoor tasting area has several seating spaces that lead into the open-air tasting room, this gorgeous backdrop is what wine country dreams are made of. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you take in the delicious wine and incredible sights.
Sextant at the Paso Robles Estate Winery offers a truly picturesque setting for wine enthusiasts. The stunning views of the Paso Robles countryside along scenic 46 West set the stage for a memorable visit. Amazing outlooks extend as far as the eye can see, especially on clear days. At Sextant, guests can savor terroir-rich wines and also immerse themselves in the breathtaking surroundings Paso Robles wine country.
Halter Ranch Vineyard
The views at Halter Ranch Vineyard are a little different than what you’ll find from the other wineries mentioned here. At Halter Ranch, you’ll find a more farm-like feel with rolling green hills in the foreground and incredible blue skies as the backdrop. The modern seating areas in the tasting room provide comfort and class as you enjoy the delicious flavors and incredible company. Don’t miss a tour of the caves, a Defender tour, or a ride on the train while you are at Halter Ranch.
Le Cuvier Winery
Paso Robles is known for its stunning landscapes, and the promise of inspiring sights to the east, west, south, and north. Le Cuvier is a fantastic invitation for visitors to take in these landscapes at their tasting room on Adelaida Road. Le Cuvier’s dedication to the land and its philosophy of minimal intervention will resonate with wine enthusiasts who appreciate wines with a sense of place and authenticity.
With a long history as a family-owned producer, pioneer of Paso Robles wine country, and maker of premium wines with awesome views that make Eberle Winery a must-visit. The setting is captivating, highlighting the perfect backdrop for enjoying the stunning sunsets over the coastal mountains and taking in the sweeping views of Eberle’s estate vineyards. While visiting Eberle, do not miss a tour of the caves and a picture next to the iconic Boar statue.
Wine Tasting Along the Coast
Absolutions Cellars Waterside Tasting Lounge in Morro Bay offers a picturesque setting by the Pacific Ocean, creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere for wine enthusiasts. Being near the iconic Morro Rock with the fresh ocean air is a unique and delightful wine tasting experience. Each bottle of Absolution wine is a unique reflection of the place and time in which the grapes were grown, which adds to the allure of the hand-crafted wines.
Hearst Ranch Winery – San Simeon
Overlooking the breathtaking San Simeon Cove, beside Highway 1, and across from the iconic Hearst Castle, The Hearst Ranch Winery – San Simeon tasting room is a must-visit destination. The cliffside building with soaring ceilings and ample seating provides an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for wine lovers to savor the excellent wines from their Paso Robles Estate. The option for outdoor seating, especially dog-friendly, is a great touch for those traveling with their furry companions. Hearst Ranch – San Simeon is perfect for both wine connoisseurs and travelers exploring the Pacific Coast Highway.
Harmony Cellars seems to be a hidden gem in the world of wineries, offering award-winning wines and captivating views of the coastal countryside. The fact that it’s located in the charming town of Harmony with a population of just 18, adds a unique and quaint aspect to the experience. Harmony Cellars is more than just an outstanding winery; it’s an invitation to savor excellent wines while appreciating the serene beauty of the small town and its surroundings.
Scenic Views of Paso Robles
No matter what vineyard or winery you decide to visit in the Paso Robles, you’re in for a treat. The views from the hilltops, the Pacific Coastline, as well as the views from those places that are set down in the valleys, give you a glimpse of just how beautiful and diverse Paso Robles wine country truly is.
The combination of great wines, cuisine, and the hospitality of the people makes Paso Robles a destination that goes beyond aesthetics, offering a complete and enriching experience for visitors. Paso Robles is the unique blend of nature, wine, and the local spirit that makes the region special. We hope you’ll visit us soon to see just how magical this place truly is.