The 10 Most Beautiful Wineries In
Paso Robles can provide you a unique experience if you are adventurous enough to seek it out. With so many amazing wineries in the region to visit, we couldn’t possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking wineries are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you’re looking to see a vineyard, get off the grid or explore an urban winery, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Paso Robles.
Here at Wine Routes, we decided to put together a handy guide to helping you navigate Paso’s Wine Region. However, with over 180 + wineries in the region, this list is only a small portion of what the area has to offer. The wineries that made this list, make excellent wines have beautiful grounds, comfortable tasting rooms, and extras to make your adventure memorable.
We know how it feels to show up in a new wine region, not knowing where to go. While that can lead to adventure, sometimes you’re just looking for a sure thing. Use this list as a starting point to build a personalized wine tour itinerary or simply click on the Wine Route we’ve already made for you.
Wine Routes – Most Beautiful Wineries In Paso Robles
Update: As of Jan 25th 2021, Wineries in Paso Robles are open again. Now that the general stay at home order has been lifted, wineries can accept guests outside. Please note that not all wineries will open immediately, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Additionally, please read our Know Before You Go Guide of what to What to expect when visiting a winery during Covid-19.
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The Top 10 Most Beautiful Wineries in Paso Robles
5805 Adelaida Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 239-8980
Specializing in – Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel
Located in the mountainous terrain of Paso Robles, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery is built on a vision of excellence: for wine, for the community, and for the environment. Sustainable agriculture and a winemaking team guided by nature come together to create classic California wines that convey a sense of this unique place.
Adelaida vineyards offer a wide range of mesoclimates, aspects and soil types. They farm organically, with an eye toward the long-term health of their customers, their employees, and the land.
Visit the Ranch to experience first-hand the vibrant, peaceful charm of Adelaida Vineyards, the heart of Adelaida district in Paso Robles.
3550 Vinedo Robles Ln Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 226-9899
Specializing in – Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah
Surrounded by the majestic views of west side Paso Robes, Croad Vineyards is definitely one of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Wineries in Paso Robles. The exquisite Spanish, mission-style architecture blended with New Zealand “KIWI” hospitality brings a truly unique experience to your wine tasting adventures.
1401 CA-46 Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 226-2034
Specializing in – Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, Syrah
A Family Tradition with a new perspective!
Taste wines from J Dusi and Paper Street, exclusively poured on their patio at the winery overlooking the vineyards. If you would like to picnic you are welcome to do so after your tasting, in our beautiful picnic area – perhaps with a bottle of wine. Hear the extraordinary history of Paso Robles wine country and generations of the Dusi family preserving the Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards.
2815 Live Oak Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 227-1588
Specializing in – Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Roussanne, Viogner, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Blends
After searching for over a year among the world’s great wine fields, ranging from South Africa to Lebanon, Argentina to Napa, they found Paso Robles. Stephan and Beatrice immediately “fell in love” with the unique terroir of west side Paso Robles. The rolling topography of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the deep calcareous soils, and the maritime influences of the renowned Templeton Gap all combine to produce a world class wine country, with the potential to craft some of the world’s greatest blends. It is here, in Paso Robles, that Stephan and his family began their adventure, “L’Aventure” in 1998.
The spirit of L’Aventure is most evident in Stephan’s “Paso Blends”, such as Optimus and Estate Cuvée. Both wines are Syrah/ Cabernet Sauvignon/ Petit Verdot blends. In these wines, as well as in our Rhône blend Côte à Côte, the blending of premium varietals increases the authenticity, complexity, and balance of the wines. There is no wonder, that L’Aventure made our Top 10 Most Beautiful Wineries in Paso Robles list.
3050 Blue Rock Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 434-8097
Specializing in – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Powell Mountain Cellars is a unique brand producing extraordinary wines exemplifying varietal character and sense of place in Paso Robles. Winemaker Bill Powell and wife Kim Powell established Powell Mountain Cellars in the fall of 2010. Bill set a goal to produce exceptional, world-class wines from the Paso Robles appellation, a place they call home.
Today at Powell Mountain Cellars, he has developed their own unique style, creating wines from these same varietals that are elegant, bold and concentrated in flavor. All of the wines are handcrafted and fermented in small lots.
5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 226-8881
Specializing in – Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot
Dr. Warren Frankel, his wife Kathy and their three children moved to Paso Robles from the San Fernando Valley in 1979 with a vision for a simpler life. The Frankel family first planted 20 acres of pistachios’ on the ranch, followed by 20 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. After initial success with both plantings, Dr. Frankel expanded the vineyard operation in 1997 with more Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 acres of Zinfandel and 10 acres of Merlot. Cabernet Franc, Mouvedre, Petite Sirah and Viognier are the most recent additions to the vineyard.
With the potential for a tasting room and winery that could showcase the estate vineyard fruit and become a destination for wine and art aficionados, Dr. Frankel broke ground on the winery in 2006 and opened for business in October 2007. Sculpterra now features a fine portfolio of ultra premium wines, fine art and a multi million dollar sculpture garden that greet our guests and make for a memorable wine tasting experience.
3235 Oakdale Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 239-4800
Specializing in – Albariño, Grenache Blanc, Syrah
Just off Highway 46 on Oakdale Road in Paso Robles, Shale Oak’s Architectural GOLD LEED Certified Tasting Room and Sustainable landscape offers an outdoor oasis. Offering SIP Certified, award-winning blends, and single varietals crafted in limited quantities by our winemaker, Curtis Hascall.
Shale Oak’s owner, Al Good, is a holistic, entrepreneurial farmer. His knowledge of the wine industry, vineyard management, and wine spans over 30 years.
Al is passionate about farming sustainability practices. His goal was to plan, plant, and build a vineyard, winery, and tasting room with next to zero impact on the surrounding environment. The result is Shale Oak Winery, a Gold LEED, SIP certified winery he began in Paso Robles in 2008 dedicated to making the best wines along the central coast of California.
9339 Adelaida Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 237-1231
Specializing in – Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Tucked away in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, you’ll find Tablas Creek Vineyards. Since its early inception in the 1950’s, it has grown into a must-visit location. Tablas Creek is the realization of the combined efforts of two of the international wine community’s leading families: the Perrin family, proprietors of Château de Beaucastel, and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands.
The property’s elevation averages 1,500 feet, and the shallow, rocky limestone soils are of the same geologic origin as those at Beaucastel. Summer days are hot and sunny, but the influence of the nearby Pacific cools the nights, and the remarkably Rhône-like Paso Robles climate allows the grapes to mature fully and yet retain crisp acidity. Ample rainfall in the winter allows most of the vineyard to be dry-farmed each year.
Specializing in Viognier, Mourvedre, and Syrah and lesser known wines for visitors to enjoy as a single varietal such as Tannat, Clairette Blanche, and Picardan. If you’re looking fora side-by-side tasting from two of the top wine regions, we recommend Tablas Creek’s Espirit de Tablas and Chateau de Beaucastel’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
870 Arbor Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 238-2083
Specializing in – Syrah, Blends, Mourvèdre
Proprietors Jennifer and Terry Hoage focus primarily on the production of Rhone-style wines from their sustainably farmed estate in the rolling hills of the acclaimed Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, California. Just off Highway 46, the special climate and unique calcareous terroir of TH Estate Wines produces exceptional fruit that is forward and focused. The Hoages’ traditional, minimalist approach to winemaking and sustainable practices inspired Robert Parker to write:
“This is the kind of wine the Central Coast should be producing more.”
The winery and tasting room, constructed in 2004 by Terry, his parents, and uncle, is a 3,000 square foot steel-framed building faced with 150-year-old barn wood, salvaged from Iowa. Though small, the winery building boasts a full production facility along with two intimate tasting rooms. The historic barn wood is used throughout to compliment the authenticity of our tasting experiences.
The TH Estate Wines portfolio features two distinct brands that represent different stylistic approaches to winemaking. TH Vineyards consists of the classic lineup of estate red and white Rhone-style wines that the Hoages began crafting in 2002. The 3000 case production includes both cuvee and varietal bottlings of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, and Roussanne.
1550 CA-46 Paso Robles, CA 93446 – (805) 227-0382
Specializing in – Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
The home vineyard is located in the Templeton Gap area, west of Paso Robles, at the base of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range. The 35 acre property consists of 22 acres of vineyard that is farmed utilizing sustainable practices. The winery occupies the original homestead of the property, dating back over 100 years.
Zenaida Cellars wines are made using only the highest quality fruit from our estate vineyard and our small group of Paso Robles AVA growers. The vines are meticulously preened and thinned to ensure even ripeness throughout.