California's Paso Robles wine Route: top 10 guide

The Guardian

The Paso Robles wine region is a must stop destination on the Central Coast for anyone looking to indulge in award-winning wines, dine at gourmet restaurants, and experience the charm of a small town boasting wonderful boutique shopping. With over 200 different wineries to choose from it can be difficult to map out your plan of approach; whether it be from the east side or west side. The Guardian's Gemma Price gives her Top 10 Guide of navigating Paso Robles wine country with everything from wineries to visit, where to eat, and where to stay.

"Although wine-making in the region dates back two centuries to when missionaries first began growing grapes, it’s only recently that the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA, a federally recognized wine classification) has become a region to watch. In the past decade the numbers of producers and acres under vine have doubled, and now the Paso Robles AVA is the fastest-growing wine region in the US, with over 200 boutique and family-owned wineries producing zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and other varietals from Spain, Italy, Bordeaux and the Rhone."


  1. Bianchi Winery
  2. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
  3. Halter Ranch Vineyard
  4. Red Soles
  5. Villa San Juliette


  1. Thomas Hill Organics
  2. La Cosecha Bar & Restaurant
  3. Artisan


  1. Bike Lane Inn
  2. Paso Robles Inn

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