Today we are sharing a list of terrific Paso Robles Wines to taste before you head out there, or any time you just want to get an idea for the kinds of wines you can find there. We are including direct affiliate links to our merchant partners in this list for easy shopping.
Whether you are planning a Paso Robles themed wine tasting or getting ready for a trip to Paso, we have got a great list of Paso wines to give you a taste of what is available in the region.
If you are planning a trip to California Central Coast to go wine tasting, you may find yourself in research mode. Maybe your browser tabs are chock full of answers to important questions like:
-What towns should we visit?
-What hotel should we stay at?
-What restaurants should we eat at?
But the biggest question to answer is, Which Wineries Should We Taste At?
Fortunately Central Coast Wineries have really increased their distribution over the years, so those of us who don’t live there can get a taste of the Central Coast before we arrive.
Paso Robles now has over 300 wineries, so whether you are headed there soon or tasting from home, there is obviously no way you can sample all of them at once.
A lot of people like to sample regional wines before they take a trip to wine country, to get an idea of what wines are produced in the region, and pick out a few wineries they really want to visit.
This is super helpful because once you have a couple wineries in mind, you have a great starting point for your trip.
When you head to the tasting rooms for those wines, you get to sample more of their wines and really pick out some favorites. At the end of that tasting, you can ask the staff for recommendations on other places that make similar wines.
Of course these wines would also be perfect if you want to host a Paso Robles themed tasting at home as well!
20 Paso Robles Wines You Can Taste from Home
Scan the list of Paso Robles wines below to see what styles you are interested in and pick out a few to sample.
There is a wide range of prices included, and we link directly to one of our favorite merchants, Wine.com.
We love Wine.com any time we want to choose wines from specific regions.
A lot of wine websites only allow you to sort by wine color or country, but wine.com has tons of filters to allow you to pin point wines from a specific town, rating, price and even who it has been reviewed by. So for example, they have over 300 Paso Robles Wines, cool huh?
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Okay, on with the list!
Cabs and Zins from Paso Robles
Familiar and full of flavor, these classics will show you what Paso wines are made of.
If you gravitate towards these types of wines, you can start with these options and branch out from there.
Click through the links below to read tasting notes, ratings, reviews and current pricing.
Calcareous Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Easily one of the most breathtaking views in Paso, Calcareous’ tasting room on the winding roads of Paso’s West Side is matched in beauty by their bold wines.
DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – As the crow flies, DAOU isn’t actually that far from Calcareous and their palatial tasting room has similarly spectacular views.
Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – If you are looking for cabs on the East Side of Paso Robles, Robert Hall is yet another gorgeous locale with big bold wines.
Opolo Mountain Zinfandel 2016 – Situated on their Westside vineyard on picturesque Vineyard Drive, their tasting room offers a lively tasting experience with a tasting flight full of variety. This Mountain Zinfandel is their flagship wine.
Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2016 – Head to their quaint tasting room set in an old school out where you can taste world famous Estate Zinfandels and other small batch Rhône & Bordeaux varietals.
Castoro Cellars Zinfusion Reserve Zinfandel 2015 – Stop in at this unique tasting room to learn about sustainable practices in the wine industry….or to check in for a game of disc golf!
Rhône Style Wines from Paso Robles
If your ears perk up when they hear words like Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, or Mourvedre then you are definitely a lover of Rhône style wines.
Check out some of these Paso Rhone Style red wines from your own home. If you ever travel out there, you can use these wineries as starting points to explore these types of wine.
Again, click through the links below to read tasting notes, ratings, reviews and current pricing.
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2015 – These guys are often credited for bringing Rhône style wines to California.
Adelaida Keeper Red 2015 – Their gorgeous new tasting room is a luxurious spot for a cheese plate and some great wine.
Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Renegade 2016 – Located along the southern border of Paso Robles wine country, this winery has a rustic theme and a family friendly upscale cafe.
Cass Winery Grenache 2016 – Off the beaten path of Paso’s East Side, Cass is worth the drive down gorgeous winding roads to taste their award winning wines and have lunch at the casual-but-tasty cafe.
Eberle Steinbeck Vineyard Syrah 2015 – Located right on Route 46 on the East Side of Paso Robles, Eberle features big bold wines that pair great with grilled and smoked meats- which you may even be lucky enough find the founder of the winery preparing onsite on their gorgeous patio.
Hearst Ranch Three Sisters Cuvee Red 2016 – Heart Ranch recently relocated their tasting room to be on site at their beautiful estate vineyard. They are another winery who offers a vacation rental for an alternative to your typical hotel.
J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah 2015 – With tastings rooms in Paso and San Jose, J. Lohr is a great example of a winery that gives back. For ten years running they have had an annual partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of the founder’s late wife.
Premium Paso Robles Wines
Closer to the top of the price range, these bottles will give you a taste of more premium offerings available in Paso. Tasting notes, ratings, reviews and current pricing are available at the links below.
Booker Vineyard Oublié 24 2013 – Located off of Route 46 on the West Side of Paso Robles, Booker’s Oublié is one of the lighter wines on the list, similar to a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Villa Creek Garnacha 2013 – Located on the twisty-turny Peachy Canyon Road, Villa Creek’s tasting room is swank but intimate.
Justin Isosceles 2015 – Justin recently opened up a modern second tasting room right downtown on the square in Paso Robles, but their original tasting room is set in their vineyards and features an upscale restaurant and inn.
L’Aventure Optimus 2016 – A gorgeous wine from a gorgeous winery, you can’t go wrong!
Red, White and Rosé
Here are a few other wines to try that offer something a little different from the rest of the list
Chronic Cellars Dead Nuts Red Blend 2015– The awesome patio of their tasting room features horse shoes, corn hole and a pool table, making it a relaxed place to sit, sip and play.
Cass Winery Marsanne 2016 – Cass, listed above in the Rhône section, also features some tasty white wines, like this Marsanne, as well as a guest house if you want to stay on property.
Cypher Winery Pistil Rose 2014 – This affordable rosé is the summer alternative for red wine lovers and a great bottle to enjoy on the patio of their tasting room, just a short walk from the downtown square at the historic train depot.
Okay there you have it. 20 bottles that will bring the taste of Paso Robles right to your own home.