The 5 Best Paso Robles Wineries to See Live Music
February 25, 2020
Music and wine are a natural pair, but if you pair Paso Wine alongside of some of the most talented musicians around then you’ve got a perfect pairing. A pairing that will make forever memories; to share with your family, post on Instagram, maybe give friends FOMO, and to plan your next trip to Paso Robles Wine Country.
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
At the forefront of producing quality wines, offering outstanding hospitality experiences, and operating a state-of-the-art winemaking facility is Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. So, it was only natural for them to combine exceptional wine with live music on a grander scale. In the summer of 2017, Vina Robles Amphitheatre (VRA) opened as the largest outdoor venue for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County. Featuring a style reminiscent of the California missions, concertgoers are able to immerse themselves in a unique and intimate performance adventure as they enjoy modern amenities and first-class hospitality. The concert season runs from mid-April through November and features top tier acts from around the world in all genres. Various seating options all within 150 feet from the stage, including regular, VIP and general admission lawn seating, make events accessible to anyone in the community. VRA is proud to be a zero-waste facility and offers multiple concession options including the Plaza Bistro & Bar, Suendero Bar, and the Terrace Club.
Sip & Ride Shuttles to Vina Robles concerts are offered by Toast Tours. This service includes round-trip transportation, plus beer and wine to enjoy on your way to the show!
If you are in town and there isn’t a show happening at the Amphitheatre check-out the Vina Robles Saturday Live, featuring a different local entertainer every Saturday during their outdoor entertainment season.
Rava Wines + Events
Nestled in an 80-acre boutique vineyard is the stunning winery, tasting, and event venue of Rava Wines + Events. This is the place for celebrations and live entertainment! Once home to a working horse ranch, Rava’s vibe is that of California cowboy paired with an old-world villa. They’ve got just the spot for an intimate ceremony by the lake, a celebration in the olive grove or courtyard, and a ballroom for corporate gatherings plus a luxury overnight villa.
Let’s get into the entertainment! Rava is Paso’s newest entertainment venue. The high-tech indoor concert space can host up to 1,000 guests for an up-close and intimate music experience. With moderate Central Coast weather year-round, Rava also has a contemporary outdoor venue adjacent to the tasting room. Surrounded by vineyards and native landscapes, the lush lawn features a new outdoor stage and a superior sound system. With generous outdoor seating, there’s plenty of room for the whole family. Don’t miss their Rava on the Rocks concerts series.
Castoro Cellars is family owned and operated, and known for their champion wines, year-round live music, exciting events, art showcases, yoga brunch classes, an 18-hole disc golf course, and many more out of the box experiences. They have over 1,400 acres of estate vineyards, 800 of which are certified organic, as sustainable farming and winemaking has been paramount to Castoro’s mission since its inception. Beyond awesome wines, Castoro has established themselves as musical influencers of Paso Robles wine country bringing the most exciting talent from across the country and even internationally. In 2013, the family threw a 30-year anniversary party and it was such a huge hit they’ve continued it as the Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival. The two-day festival set in the Whale Rock vineyard celebrates music, wine, yoga, craft beer/cider, and art all in a family-friendly environment. It is a MUST music fest! And get this…all proceeds go to local education programs.
Tooth & Nail
Come to the castle, yes, a castle (complete with a water moat)! The rebellious Tooth & Nail creates killer wines with eccentric labels and has breath-taking views. They are a little unconventional with amazing local art, fun décor, velvet couches, a massive medieval fireplace, and expansive pergolas overlooking the vineyards. Tooth & Nail has become the place to be for A-list bands, casual shows, and most importantly, up-and-coming musicians. As a gathering place for the community and the arts, Tooth & Nail books bands that you don’t typically see on the local circuit, but rather a range of unique talents from near and far. Their aim is to showcase “who’s next” across a spectrum of musical genres. Check out their calendar of events, as they have something cool happening almost daily, plus their onsite chef offers seasonal and locally inspired dishes.
Four Lanterns Winery
Tucked into a 35-acre vineyard on Paso’s westside is the small family winery of Four Lanterns Winery. They craft well balanced and approachable wines in a truly serene atmosphere. The relaxing tasting barn and lush grounds are the ideal backdrop to soak-up authentic Paso vibes. Kiddo and family-friendly, Four Lanterns is a hidden gem for some of the best live music around! Their Sunday Summer Concert Series are quintessential wine country. Grab a bottle, lounge chair, take in the tunes, and watch the sunset over the vineyards.