Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County

The wineries are located within a short drive of each other and easily accessible by good roads. Grapeline ( offers a shuttle service between the wineries.

Recommended Wineries

Adelaida Cellars
Address5805 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles
Tasting RoomOpen daily 11-5. Picnic area.
WinemakerTerry Culton
OwnerElizabeth Van Steenwyk
CommentsPicnic area. Historic HMR vineyard produces old vine Pinot Noir. Pinot Noirs from here are uneven but I have had some good ones.
PoP coverageAdelaida Cellars
Anglim Winery
Address740 Pine St., Paso Robles
Tasting RoomLocated in the old Paso Robles Train Depot at 8th and Pine Streets, open 11-5:30 Thursday through Sunday, other days by appointment.
Production4,000 cases of Rhone varietals and Pinot Noir
WinemakerSteve Anglim
OwnerSteve and Steffanie Anglim
CommentsA terrific Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir.
PoP coverageAnglim Winery
Asuncion Ridge Vineyards & Inn
Address11010 Fuentes Road, Atascadero
Tasting RoomBy appointment
ProductionSmall production Pinot Noir from estate vineyard.
WinemakerPhilip Krumal
OwnerPhilip Krumal
Comments3 suites in a large hilltop house on 320 acres with expansive views. Small Pinot Noir vineyard and very good Asuncion Ridge Pinot Noir. Gourmet breakfast included in stay.
PoP coverageAsuncion Ridge Vineyards & Inn
Bianchi Winery
Address3380 Branch Rd., Paso Robles
Tasting RoomOpen daily.
ProductionMultiple varietals, 125,000 cases
WinemakerTom Lane
OwnerGlenn Bianchi
Comments580 acres owned. Sources Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley. Est. 1974.
PoP coverageBianchi Winery
Hug Cellars
Address2323 Tuley Rd., Ste. 120D, Paso Robles
Tasting RoomOpen Friday through Sunday 11-5.
Production1,300 cases, Rhone varietals and Pinot Noir.
WinemakerC.I. (Augie) Hug
OwnerC.I. (Augie) Hug
Comments Established in 1994.
PoP coverageHug Cellars
Jack Creek Cellars
Address5265 Jack Creek Rd, Templeton
Tasting RoomBeautiful winery perched on a hilltop among vineyards. Tasting by appointment.
ProductionPinot Noir, Syrah.
WinemakerDoug Kruse
OwnerDoug and Sabrina Kruse
CommentsBold, full-bodied wines from estate grapes.
PoP coverageJack Creek Cellars
RN Estate Vineyard & Winery
Address7986 N River Rd., Paso Robles
Tasting RoomBy appointment.
WinemakerRoger Nicolas
OwnerRoger Nicolas
CommentsVery special, small-lot Pinot Noir and Rhone varietals.
PoP coverageRN Estate Vineyard & Winery
Windward Vineyard
Address1380 Live Oak Rd, Paso Robles
Tasting RoomFriday through Sunday, 11-5, or by appointment.
Production2,000 cases
WinemakerMarc Goldberg
OwnerMarc Goldberg and Maggie D'Ambrosia
Comments15 acre vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. Burgundian-styled estate wines that age well. Established in 1990.
PoP coverageWindward Vineyard

Recommended Lodging

Arbor Inn B&B
Address2130 Arbor Rd., Paso Robles
CommentsUpscale accommodations.
Asuncion Ridge Vineyards & Inn
(see under Wineries)
Blue Bird Motel
Address1880 Main, Cambria
CommentsThis motel is a throwback to the motels of the1950s. Casual and inexpensive but adequate. Walking distance to restaurants of downtown Cambria. I have a nostalgic fondness for this place. Note: Paso Robles can be very hot (nearly 100?F not unusual) in the summer. For a cooler lodging option, consider Cambria which is on the coast and only a 10-20 minute drive to the wineries of Paso Robles. This small town restricts growth and building, retaining its 1950s charm, and never seems to change. No franchise food chains here.
Blue Dolphin Inn
Address6470 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria
CommentsLocated on Moonstone Beach, the Inn has six oceanfront specialty rooms. Great views from patios.
Hotel Cheval
Address1021 Pine St, Paso Robles
CommentsDowntown hotel with luxurious rooms. Continental breakfast included.
Just Inn
Address11680 Chimney Rock Rd., Paso Robles
CommentsSmall B&B at Justin Vineyards. Three suites in the vineyards. The Bordeaux suite is at the working winery. Bistro open for lunch Sat and Sun; dinner nightly. This is an outstanding winery but it is not a producer of Pinot Noir!
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites
Address206 Alexa Court, Paso Robles
Moonstone Cottages
Address6580 Moonstone Beach Dr., Cambria
CommentsUpscale lodging on the beach. Rsvp through the Blue Whale Inn.
Summerwood Inn
Address2130 Arbor Rd., Paso Robles
CommentsWinery and Inn. Nine rooms among vineyards. This is not a producer of Pinot Noir!
The Carlton Hotel
Address6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero
CommentsHistoric building, plush guestrooms, and The Carlton Restaurant & Grill.

Recommended Restaurants

21st Drive-In
Address2110 Spring St., Paso Robles
CommentsVintage drive-in.
A.J. Spurs
Address508 Main St, Templeton
CommentsA central coast steakhouse chain. Large portions, cowboy decor. Bring your own wine. Also in Arroyo Grande.
Address843 12th Street., Paso Robles
CommentsRelaxed farm-to-table restaurant serving local and organic food. Chef and co-owner is Chris Kobayashi. Eclectic interior of cork floors, reclaimed barn wood and a wall of farmhouse windows. Outdoor seating.
Bistro Laurent
Address12th & Pine St., Paso Robles.
CommentsThe Chez Panisse of the Central Coast. Dinner only. The Le Petit Marcel cafe at the same location serves lunch.
Buona Tavola Restorante
Address943 Spring St., Paso Robles
CommentsNorthern Italian. Also in San Luis Obispo at 1037 Monterey St., 805-545-8000.
Cass House Inn and Restaurant
Address222 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos
CommentsFormer 19th century Victorian house. Chef Jensen Lorenzen offers a four-course seasonally changing dinner with local wine pairings. Rooms upstairs for lodging.
Deborah's Room
Address11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles
CommentsRomantic restaurant with five tables serving sophisticated food. 50 votive candles. Five course dinner with optional wine pairing.
PoP coverageJustin Winery
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House
Address1234 Park St., Paso Robles
CommentsCentral coast steakhouse chain. Also in Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, and San Luis Obispo.
Farmstand 46
Address3750 Highway 46 W, Templeton
CommentsVery hip gourmet and organic casual place with great made-to-order sandwiches, salads and wood-fired pizzas. Eat outside or take out.
Hoppes Garden Bistro & Wine Shop
Address78 N. Ocean, Cayucos (15 mins south of Cambria)
CommentsGood Calif/Continental cuisine and an extensive regional wine list.
Joes Place
Address608 12th St, Paso Robles
CommentsThe place in town for breakfast.
McPhees Grill
Address416 Main St., Templeton
CommentsCalifornia cuisine. Casual. Terrific food! Outlet in Avila Beach has closed.
Pier 46 Seafood Market & Restaurant
Address1131 Rossi Rd, Templeton
CommentsFresh fish daily, live tanks with crabs, clams, lobsters. Fish tacos, clam chowder, fish and chips, cioppino. Open daily.
Robins Restaurant
Address4095 Burton Dr., Cambria
CommentsEclectic Calif-Ethnic cuisine.
Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant
Address6216 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria
CommentsWater views, very fresh seafood and good selection of local wines. A popular spot now open for over thirty years.Small and no reservations - people start lining up when it opens at 5:00 PM.
The Range
Address22317 El Camino Real, San Luis Obispo
CommentsLaid-back Central Coast wine country cuisine with a cowboy theme. Go for the food, bring your own wine (corkage $15).
The Sows Ear Café
Address2248 Main St., Cambria
CommentsIntimate, nice wine list. Don't fill up on the delicious bread baked in ceramic vases.
Villa Creek Restaurant
Address1144 Pine St., Paso Robles
CommentsCalif-Mex cuisine.
Vivant FineCheese
Address840 11th St., Paso Robles
CommentsMore than 200 types of cheese to pair with Paso Robles wines.

Recommended Wine Stores

15 Degrees C Wine Shop and Bar
Address1121 Rossi Rd, Templeton
CommentsBest wine selection on Central coast (more than 500 from all over the world). Cheeses, gourmet foods, tapas menu. Great for picnic supplies.

Picnic Supplies

Farmer's Markets
Hush Harbor Artisan Bakery
Address5735 El Camino Real, Atascadero
CommentsGreat breads, sandwiches esp French Dip with horseradish sauce and au jus.
Little Market
Address250 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos
CommentsGreat sandwiches, local cheeses, brown butter sea salt cookies.
Thomas Hill Organics
Address1305 Park St., Paso Robles
CommentsSeasonally-changing menu featuring ingredients from Thomas Hill Organic Farm. Great sandwiches.

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