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Paso Robles Wine Country is Open

June 1, 2021

Now is the time to plan your road trip to Paso Robles. We have unique wine tasting experiences, a laid-back vibe, quaint eateries, and picturesque landscapes to be explored. Leave your worries at home, pack up the car, and join us, Paso is OPEN!

Get Your Groove On

Live concerts? That’s music to our ears. Savor Paso’s warm nights with a drink in hand at our wineries, breweries, restaurants, and venues offering the perfect backdrop for a night of music.

As wine country reopens, wineries are welcoming back live music series. Enjoy delicious wines and wonderful entertainment at Tooth & Nail Winery, Rava Wines + Events, Castoro Cellars, Still Waters, Dark Star, Parrish Family, and more. Check out what wineries have live music and when on our website.

Nestle in at the family-friendly outdoor beer garden at Barrelhouse Brewing Co. or Tin City Cider in Tin City and listen to local bands on their two outdoor stages. Gather your friends for a glass of wine at AMSTRDM Coffee House | Piano Lounge or join them for their bubbles and brunch on Sundays.

Paso Robles is excited to welcome back the California Mid-State Fair for its 75th anniversary here on the Central Coast. Plan a trip to the annual fair, taking place July 21 – August 1, 2021. Visit the fair’s website for more information as they roll out their live entertainment lineup.

Wine & Dine – Paso Style

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Paso Robles wine country with a gourmet lunch boasting a breathtaking vineyard view. Reserve a table at the Cass Winery Café, serving a delicious lunchtime pairing menu including our favorite, the Benny Burger. Or join them on the weekend for a true taste of Paso at Ted’s Taco Bar.  If you’re staying close to downtown, start with a glass of wine at the JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room, then hop on the wineries’ shuttle for a ride to The Restaurant at JUSTIN, raved about by locals and visitors alike.

During your stay, immerse yourself in the culture of Paso in the downtown dining scene. While our recommendation list is long (like really long), we’ve narrowed it down. For those feeling eccentric, dine at The Alchemists’ Garden – their cocktails are insanely Instagramable and drinkable. For those who can’t make up their mind when ordering, TASTE Craft Eatery is the perfect spot for you. Choose from several menu items with choices from gourmet sliders and bite-sized sandwiches to killer salads and ten different options of Brussels sprouts. Thomas Hill Organics features a changing menu with locally grown ingredients and a massive list of  Paso wines. Not to be forgotten is The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar, known far and wide for their fried chicken and wood-fired comfort food. And their cocktails.

Enjoy Latin American-inspired eats at La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant, with a seasonal menu and extensive wine list. Just a block away, Fish Gaucho is a lively cantina featuring modern Mexican fare and a world-class tequila bar. Lastly, take your taste buds to France at BL Brasserie and Les Petites Canailles.

The Great Outdoors

Get out on the pristine greens in Paso Robles, designed for beginners and pros. Set atop the highest point in Paso Robles, Hunter Ranch Golf Club is home to stunning views and a notoriously tough back nine. After your round, settle in at the Hunter Ranch Grill for delicious lunch or a Sunday brunch you will talk about for years. The newly renovated Paso Robles Golf Club boasts a beautifully conditioned course with panoramic views from the restaurant, bar, and veranda. With live music every Wednesday, Skins Games twice a week, and a lady’s golf on Tuesdays, it’s easy to join in on the fun.

Tour wine country with Central Coast Jeep Tours for an off-road adventure through rows of vines at Steinbeck Vineyards and Villa San-Juliette. Each educational tour will guide you through growing grapes sustainably to increase the longevity and health of the vines, the land, and the people. Customize your tour to tailor your experience and see Paso wine country from a whole new perspective.

For those traveling with kids, the Ravine Waterpark is the perfect way to beat the mid-day heat. For the brave ones in the group, barrel down the extreme waterslides and rides. If you’re looking for a relaxing day in the sun, simply cruise around the lazy river and rent a cabana with food and drink service.

Your trip to Paso would not be complete without a visit to the Field of Lights at Sensorio. The stunning outdoor art exhibit illuminates the rolling hills of wine country, and the popular attraction recently added a new Light Tower display: 6-foot towers composed of over 17,000 wine glasses light up the night with stunning colors.

Shop Therapy

Need a new wine tasting outfit? Swing by Ambiance, Kahuna’s, Firefly, Jade, and other local boutiques that will assure you are dressed to the nines. For Paso Wine branded gear head to The General Store stocked with everything from mugs to hats to t-shirts.

Take a piece of Paso home with you from Studios on the Park, a local art studio that is sure to have that perfect piece you’ve been looking for. Walk down Spring Street to the Paso Market Walk, home to a variety of purveyors from the Central Coast. Grab lunch from The Third Degree and enjoy it at the outdoor tables or reserve a seat at the newest restaurant in Paso, Finca. Calling all vegans – The Vreamery at the Paso Market Walk offers more than 50 artisan-crafted vegan cheeses! Check out Just Baked for a special treat and pick up a few bottles of wine from the Paso Wine Merchant to bring home with you.

Paso Hospitality

Stay in the heart of Downtown Paso at the Paso Park Studios – just steps away from tasting rooms, restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and more – and enjoy the buzz of Paso Robles, open once again. For your couple’s getaway or girl’s trip, enjoy a stay at the newly renovated La Quinta Inn and Suites or pamper yourselves with a stay at The Piccolo, fully equipped with a Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine, rooftop bar, and beautiful rooms.

Bringing the whole family to town? The Adelaide Inn is the perfect home base with a pool for the kiddos to swim in, a spacious lawn for a picnic, and close proximity to great restaurants. If you’re looking to stay under the stars, park your RV at Wine Country, CAVA Robles, or Vines RV Resorts equipped with luxury amenities such as large pools, pizza ovens, on-site wine tastings, and campfires for the family to enjoy. No matter your needs, Paso has the perfect accommodations for an enjoyable getaway.

5 Tips for Planning Your  Getaway to Paso Robles Wine Country 

  1. Dates – While weekends are fun in Paso, consider planning a stay Sunday through Thursday for the best rates and access to Paso’s personalities. Experience more intimate wine tastings and a slower side of Paso with a mid-week visit.
  2. Reservations – Reservations are required from lodging arrangements to wine tasting appointments and dinner reservations. Most wineries and restaurants offer online booking for a quick and seamless reservation experience. Don’t miss out on your favorite places – plan in advance.
  3. Be on time – With guidelines in place to ensure a safe experience for all guests, businesses are on a stricter timeline. It is important to show up on time (or a little early!) to your reservation to make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy your tasting or meal.
  4. Pack layers – While we’re warming up here in Paso, the coastal influence can bring a chill during the evenings. We recommend packing a coat everywhere you go, better safe than sorry!
  5. Try something new – There is so much to do in Paso from playing disc golf at Castoro Cellars to relaxing at River Oaks Hot Springs. Do your research and plan something new for you and your travel companions on your next visit to Paso Robles.

We are so excited to welcome you back to wine country. Cheers from Paso Robles!