Paso Robles Wine

Paso Robles (“Oak Pass”) is part of San Luis Obispo county in California’s Central Coast. The first grapes in the area were grown by Franciscan Friars in the late 1700s, producing wine for ceremony and brandy export. Following  a period of annexation by Mexico beginning in the 1830s, European settlers arrived in the 1850s following California’s statehood. One of these was French pioneer Pierre Hypolite Dallidet, who established the area’s first commercial vineyard. English settler Henry Ditmas arrived soon after and planted the region’s first Zinfandel and Muscat. Many others soon followed, establishing wineries that are still run by their descendants.
 
Paso Robles also has its place in Wild West history. Drury James, uncle of outlaws Frank and Jesse James is one of the co-founders of the town, the original hot springs hotel and La Panza Ranch. Jesse would often visit the hot springs to soothe his lungs, while his companions no doubt drank the local Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Le Cuvier

    There is firm empirical evidence to the effect that yeast & other varied wine pathogens die of bo...

  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

    Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vine...

  • Hunt Cellars

    It started over 20 years ago as a fantasy, living on a lush beautiful vineyard, producing your ow...

  • Tobin James

    It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin...

  • Robert Hall Winery

    Tucked into the hillside east of Paso Robles, along California’s enchanting Central Coast, lie...

  • Castoro Cellars

    The husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen established Castoro Cellars with the goal of ...

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Clayhouse Vineyard Zinfandel Blend Paso Robles Adobe Red 2006

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    does it get any better than this wine? seriously? $15 and simply divine. Drink Now! Read More

    Wine review by Paso Gal


  • Mcclean Vineyards Syrah Paso Robles Estate Private Reserve 2003

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    All of McClean Vineyards Syrahs and Syrah Rose are outstanding. A must have or "collect". Don't pass this great Syrah up. I have found no better. Read More

    Wine review by Syrah Lover


  • I love heading up that way! I just got back from a little venture to Paso Robles, Sta. RIta Hills, Los Olivos, etc. Was up there for 3 days and hit 35 wineries. I was excited because I actually found a whole bunch that I hadn't been to before. The bad news in my discoveries; prices have sky-rocketed! Doesn't anyone know we are in a recession? I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Home from the Central Coast


  • Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by janetgillespie


  • Victor Hugo Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Opulence 2005

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    A very nice Bordeaux blend of Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cab Sauvignon with aromas of plum, some raspberry and a hint of licorice with the same coming though on the palate. A nice smooth, drinkable wine. I've been to the winery and they are very nice with many good wines. Read More

    Wine review by PrezCOF


  • Clos Mimi Syrah Paso Robles Shell Creek 1999

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    I love the flavor of this wine, it has a strong earthy nature and shows signs of being great 10 years from now Read More

    Wine review by seery1


  • Cass Rockin' One 2005

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    The medium-ruby colored Tranquility is a blend of Mouvedre, Syrah, & Grenache grapes, so it was no surprise that there was a spicy, white pepper smell on the nose. Behind the pepper smell, there was grape and raspberry. As far as taste, the wine felt a little light in the mouth, particularly because the spiciness was even stronger on the palat... Read More

    Wine review by Alleigh


  • Foxglove Zinfandel Paso Robles 2007

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    had this tonight at a wine bar.... really liked it for the value.... let it breathe a little and really flow over the backside of your palate...yum. Read More

    Wine review by cdj60031


  • Four Vines Zinfandel Paso Robles 2008

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    I really like this wine for the price. Its not huge but nice and fruity and toasty. However, I think the one "wineart" reviews is a different one. This is "old vines" (about 11.99) not "maverick" (which costs more). Read More

    Wine review by lingprof


  • Venteux Vineyards Grenache Paso Robles 2006

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    I baught this wine in July/August of 2008. I recently enjoyed it in April 2009. With much anticipation I discovered that an small investment in this wine turned out to be such a great purchase. It is a medium bodied wine with soft tannins and a smooth start to finish. It's complimented with a light effervesent sweetness. Highly recommend anyone ... Read More

    Wine review by Dcfillmore


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