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Paso Robles

Listed under Wine Regions in US West Coast, United States.

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Zinfandel vines dating from the 1920’s are lined up besides Cabernet Sauvignons from the 1960’s and Rhone varieties first tested here in the 90’s make up the wine vista at Paso Robles. In 1989 when the Perrin family, producers of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, founded a winery on the dry hills outside of Los Angeles on which to plant grapes for a Chateauneuf style wine the region knew it was being taken seriously. The Perrin influence and pedigree meant that more Rhone varieties were planted, Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne. The Perrin owned vineyard in Paso Robles is Tablas Creek. Other producers based in this region include Justin, Vina Robles and J Lohr for cuvees.

Paso Robles runs along U.S. Highway 101 in the center of California's Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, It's home to a top range of small and boutique wineries, which has lead to cellars opening up in town where you can taste wines from a range of local producers. You can still visit the wineries themselves, most run along Highway 46 East or West, but if you don't get to all of them you won't miss out on tasting the wine.

Only about 20 minutes from the ocean or the mountains, Paso Robles is now predominantly a wine town so don’t bring your teetotal friends along hoping they’ll find something to do while you taste.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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“Visit Paso Robles for Wine Tasting and So Much More”

Alan and I recently visited Paso Robles at the beginning of a coastal California sports car road trip. With the luxury boutique hotel, La Bellasera, as our headquarters, we spent four days exploring the area. What did we find? Wine Tasting With more th… Read more...

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