Paso Robles Wineries with Food
September 1, 2021
Paso Robles is known for its world-class wine, but there’s no shortage of outstanding food. Whether you’re looking for a fancy restaurant or just a hole-in-the-wall location to fill a craving, Paso Robles has many options to choose from.
But what if you’re looking to spend the day at the wineries and would prefer to enjoy your wine and food at the same location? There are many wineries in Paso Robles that also serve food, and in most cases those wineries will serve food that will complement the wines that you’re drinking.
So why not take advantage of some of these wineries with food in Paso Robles!
Wineries With Food in Paso Robles
Whether you’re looking for small plates to share or a full meal to go along with your wine, there are many options for delicious food.
Best On-Site Dining at a Winery
Ancient Peaks Café – Along the southern border of Paso Robles wine country lies Ancient Peaks Winery. The Café located adjacent to the tasting room specializes in ranch-to-table fare. We recommend stopping by to enjoy one of their signature sandwiches after an afternoon of vineyard ziplining. A couple of our faves include Longhorn; warm roast beef, swiss cheese, red onions, & chipotle aioli on grilled ciabatta or the Figgy Piggy: prosciutto, brie, arugula, & fig jam on a baguette.
Barton’s Kitchen – Cruise down the well-known Highway 46 West and you’ll find hot spot Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines. This refurbished modern farmhouse has killer outdoor spaces, great views, and is home to Barton’s Kitchen, a popular lunch spot for visitors and locals. And did we mention, stellar wines?! Indulge in the Korean short ribs or the Mac ‘n Cheese made with local ETTO pasta and a creamy parmesan sauce – go all out and add crab, corn, and chili & lime crisps.
Cass Winery Café & Catering – This laid-back café at Cass Vineyard & Winery offers inside or veranda dining surrounded by rolling Paso Robles vineyards. Have a group of 12 or more, reserve a spot in advance to experience true wine country cuisine perfectly paired with Cass wines. Ordering Alice’s Crab Cake Salad and Benny’s Burger is a must!
Culinary Pairings at Daou Family Estates – Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate and at 2,200 feet elevation you’ll find the highly-acclaimed Daou. Know for stunning views, world-class wines, and top-notch hospitality their culinary pairings do not disappoint. Order from the pairing menu during a tasting experience or book a new Private Picnic Experiences which includes a bottle of 2020 Reserve Rosé and a special menu curated by the Estate Chef highlighting the bounty of Daou.
Le Cuvier Winery – Le Cuvier produces exquisite small-production wines utilizing wild yeasts, dry-farmed fruit, and neutral barrel aging. Led by Paso legend John Munch, the hands-off approach to winemaking results in wines of distinct character. For a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience reserve a Hilltop Lunch & Flight created by in-house chef Daniel that consists of five amuse-bouche pairings and a main course. This is an epicurean experience not to be missed!
Le Vigne Winery – Chef Walter Specials – Rooted in Italian history Le Vigne takes traditional and old-world practices to create unique wines that portray characteristics of the vineyard and vintage that produced them. Founder Walter Filippini has handed down his heritage Italian recipes that pair perfectly with the Le Vigne wines. Enjoy weekend lunch offerings, Saturday Night Out specials, and the ever-popular Family Take n’ Bake menus.
Pairings on the Patio – Opolo Vineyards – Take a drive down the winding backroad of iconic Vineyard Drive to one of Paso’s most popular wineries, Opolo Vineyards. Known for bold reds and epic parties, the picturesque property is the ideal setting for the popular Pairings on the Patio lunch scene. Wood-fired pizzas are what they are famous for, but must-try’s also include sausages platters and big, fresh salads.
Paris Valley Road Estate Restaurant – Family-owned Paris Valley Road Estate Winery pays homage to French varietals – meticulously vinified and carefully blended into wines with distinct Paso Robles signatures. Now open, just six miles from downtown Paso Robles, we encourage you to enjoy the vast lawn, tour the production facility, experience the historic property, and dine at the Estate Restaurant. The gourmet experience is a notch-above, with exquisite dishes like oysters, steak tartar, and house-smoked salmon.
Parrish Family Vineyards – Parrish is a go-to destination for high-quality wines, breathtaking views of the vineyard, and distinguished hospitality. An estate chef who specializes in unique culinary creations that highlight both the wine and the food is an added bonus to this beautiful estate. A food menu is offered Thursday through Sunday featuring sandwiches, salads, and shareables. Don’t leave without trying The B.L.T.A.: almond praline bacon with roasted garlic aioli, green leaf lettuce, tomato, avocado on sliced house-made Cabernet sourdough and served with a house salad.
Rava Wines + Events – Rava is nestled on an 80-acre boutique vineyard in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Surrounded by vineyards and native landscape, the contemporary tasting room is ready to host you, your family, and your friends. The tasting room and patio boast modern hospitality and a welcoming place to spend the day. With generous outdoor seating on the patio, or around our pond, there is plenty of room for the whole family, including the four-legged variety. Enjoy lunch Friday – Sunday at any number of charming settings. The flatbreads are to die for!
Robert Hall Winery – Seasonal Pairings – Come taste the limited Cavern Select wines with the seasonally prepared, organic food pairings and à la carte menu. Tour the expansive caverns along with the vineyards and learn about regenerative farming practices. Reward yourself and experience the elevated hospitality while overlooking panoramic vineyard views. Created and prepared by estate Chef Michael Learned, the seasonal pairings embody wine country cuisine.
The Bistro at San Antonio Winery – Named American Winery of the Year by Food & Beverage magazine, San Antonio Winery is in the heart of wine country. They offer an array of appetizers, pasta entrees, pizza, salads, sandwiches, soup, & more. Seating is casual in the Heritage Room, Alfresco on the covered patio, or open-air next to the fountain. Call for additional information & daily offerings. “To Go Orders” are most welcomed!
The Bistro at Vina Robles – First-class hospitality service is offered by way of unique, memorable experiences with wine, food, and music at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. Known primarily for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, the Vina Robles lineup includes small lots of a wide range of varieties and creative blends. The Bistro menu offers a variety of seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. It is the perfect place for a lunch date, group gathering, or family get-together. No visit is complete without ordering the Vina Burger with a side of Truffled Chips!
The JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room – Conveniently located on Downtown City Park, the new JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room features a world-class tasting bar and cozy dining area. Relax and enjoy a wide selection of JUSTIN wines, or choose from two seated dining experiences: a tasting menu paired with signature wines, or a rotating à la carte menu. You can also pick up grab-and-go snacks.
The Restaurant at JUSTIN Winery – For the ultimate California food and wine experience, dine at The Restaurant at JUSTIN, led by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom. The Restaurant offers seasonal lunch and dinner menus, showcasing only the freshest ingredients sourced from JUSTIN’s onsite garden and local purveyors. Enjoy sweeping views of JUSTIN’s Estate vineyards as you enjoy an exquisite meal and award-winning wines. Try the new roundtrip shuttle transportation to the famed Restaurant at JUSTIN from JUSTIN’s Downtown Tasting Room.
The Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates – Savor locally sourced ingredients plus estate goods such as olive oil, chicken eggs, and barrel-aged coffee. Patio lunches are the best where you can view the famed ‘Heart Hill’. Be sure to book one of their Pop-Up Dinners that combine high-end ingredients with family-style service for an unforgettable wine experience. Voted “#1 Best Winery Restaurant” USA Today in 2019 and “Top Winery Restaurants in America” Food & Wine in 2017. A must-try is the fried chicken thigh with fennel and radish slaw and citrus vinaigrette.
Tooth & Nail Wine Company – Castle Dining – Come experience everything the Castle has to offer! From unique wines and historic labels to the breathtaking views from any of the four terraces. Tooth & Nail is a little unconventional as you will see when walking through the foyer. As you move into the tasting room you’ll find a seat for everyone, from the bar where you will be greeted by your personal tasting steward. Cozy up by the roaring fireplace in the lounge or enjoy relaxing out under the expansive pergola overlooking the vineyards. Tooth & Nail offers amazing food pairings to go with all three of the unique brands. Come by and taste why being unconventional feels oh, so good. They truly have something for everyone, including extraordinary culinary fare from Executive Chef Ashley Reese.
VSJ Kitchen – Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery is a picturesque wine destination located in the Paso Robles Estrella District. Embracing leisure, beauty, and craftsmanship, Villa San-Juliette aims to delight every guest with its 100% estate-grown Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines, artisan foods, and breathtaking views. Book your spot at The VSJ Kitchen for a special dining experience. The menu is fresh, creative, and will leave you wanting more. Our faves include the Crab Cakes and Frutti di Mare.
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Other Food Options In Paso Robles
If you’re looking for a spot to grab a bite to eat while out and about in Paso Robles, but aren’t planning on visiting a winery, we’ve got you covered!
Here are a number of incredible restaurants that offer sit-down dining, take out meals (that are perfect for a picnic), and even some restaurants that happen to have great wine deals.
Our Favorite Paso Robles Restaurants
Il Cortile Ristorante – Paso Robles’ finest dining Italian Restaurant, Il Cortile invites you to experience the seasonal menus created with the freshest ingredients sourced by surrounding local and regional farmers. Executive Chef Santos MacDonal, provides a vast array of exceptional homemade pasta, fresh seafood, top-quality meats, and antipasti. A top destination for exquisite wines, picturesque landscapes, and beautiful weather, Paso Robles provides the perfect pairing for Il Cortile’s rustic Italian fine dining.
Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ – Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ is a local’s favorite hangout and a hidden gem in downtown Paso Robles. They feature delicious, scratch-made ‘Wine Country Comfort Food’ and offer complimentary corkage for downtown winery tasting rooms and their winery partners.
La Cosecha Bar & Restaurant – La Cosecha brings authentic South American and Spanish cuisine to downtown Paso Robles with stone-fired pizzas, local and international wines, a killer mixology program, and a great indulgent atmosphere.
Les Petites Canailles – LPC, as local winemakers call it, is a French farm-to-table Bistro specializing in local Central Coast California ingredients. Sophisticated and modern, yet casual with an award-winning wine list LPC has taken the Paso restaurant landscape to a higher level. Reservations are hard to come by, so plan your trip soon!
Los Robles Café – Want something quick and oh so satisfying? Try the al Pastor tacos at Los Robles Café and don’t forget to use the green salsa. Order up an ice-cold beer to wash down the bold flavors and spice, then take another bite. Trust us, it’s honestly where the wine industry goes to lunch.
The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar – This casual comfort food joint features a wood-fired rotisserie and an extensive local wine list. A bustling environment filled with locals makes this a great place to grab a mid-week bite to eat or a late-night dinner on weekends. The Hatch offers $0 corkage on wines from downtown Paso Robles tasting rooms. Try their newest concept right next door, Della’s Woodfired Pizza.
Thomas Hill Organics – Thomas Hill Organics farm-to-table restaurant is dedicated to serving local & sustainable cuisine with a dynamic menu of imaginative dishes. Check out their huge wine list with hard-to-find favorites plus they offer 50% off all bottles of wine under $100 on Tuesdays!
Best Coffee Shop (and Piano Bar)
AMSTRDM – AMSTRDM is a locally owned small business. They operate as a craft coffee shop and brunch spot seven days a week during morning hours. Coffees are locally roasted and specialty sourced single-origin beans from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ethiopia, and many more. The venue transforms as the sun sets with an extensive local wine, beer, and fine champagne list. A short menu of small bites are available from Chef James Miles. Catch a live classical or jazz performance on the house Steinway & Sons Grand Piano. Music is currently offered four nights a week.
Best Wine Bars
15 Degrees C Wine Bar & Shop – Located in downtown Templeton just 5 minutes south of Paso Robles, 15c Wine Shop & Bar is a local and traveler favorite. With a continuously changing seasonal menu, casual vibe, and awesome outdoor patio, 15c is the place to be!
Paso Robles Wine Merchant – PRWM is a neighborhood wine shop, bar, and kitchen located in the Paso Market Walk. With eight rotating wines on tap plus many more by the glass and small plates that will blow your mind, Paso Robles Wine Merchant is a go-to spot. Sit outside on the expansive lawn area or check out Paso Wine Merchant Wednesdays on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to celebrate local winemakers and wineries.
Best Beer Garden/Brewery
The Backyard on Thirteenth – The Backyard is a family and pet-friendly outdoor wine and beer garden located in the heart of beautiful downtown Paso Robles. They have 28 rotating taps showcasing local craft beer, cider, and wine as well as a wide selection of cans and bottles, non-alcoholic, and kid-friendly beverages. A full lunch and dinner menu is available through Roots on Railroad, the onsite partner restaurant. Open seven days a week The Backyard offers plenty of seating with shade, misters, heaters, and fire pits.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – We are proud to boast that Paso Robles is home to the highly acclaimed Firestone Walker Brewing Company. You know what they say… it takes a lot of beer to make good wine. Turns out that statement is true, especially if it’s Firestone beer! The Paso Robles campus is not only home to the production facility and barrel room, but also offers daily Brewery Tours and beer tasting at our Visitor’s Center, shopping at our Brewery Emporium, or lunch and dinner at our Taproom Restaurant.
Best Take-Out for Picnics
Red Scooter Deli – Located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, Red Scooter is the area’s number one resource to satisfy all your deli cravings. Grab a box lunch and head to your favorite winery or walk across the street to picnic in the iconic Paso Robles Downtown Park.
The Sandwich Truck – The Sandwich Truck is not your typical food truck, but rather a mobile Grab & Go retail service. Every sandwich is made fresh daily and sold fresh from the trailer. You can order a simple sandwich or a lunch box which includes chips and a cookie, within seconds you’re back to the action, no more waiting for food, just more fun with friends.
Best Caterer for Private Events
Trumpet Vine Catering – Everyone deserves delicious food! From humble beginnings, Trumpet Vine Catering has come to be one of the premier boutique catering companies on California’s Central Coast. After more than 20 years, those values and the drive to create beautiful, thoughtful food still remain at the core. Trumpet Vine believes that everyone deserves delicious food and warm service, it is the driving force behind who they are.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a nice meal at a winery or just looking for food on the go, Paso Robles has a great variety of options that the whole family is sure to enjoy.