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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  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Peachy Canyon Winery

    Peachy Canyon is a small family owned winery in beautiful Paso Robles on the Central Coast of Cal...

  • Calcareous Vineyard

    The vision of three motivated people helped make Calcareous Vineyard a reality. Lloyd Messer sold...

  • Silver Stone Winery

    Wine has been enjoyed by people for almost ten thousand years. It has been imbued with mythologic...

  • Castoro Cellars

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

  • Jacob Toft

    Jacob Toft is a wine producer in San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California.

  • Tobin James

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

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Thanks Emark, there is plenty to explore in my area. It really has been coming ... ... into its own lately. The Paso Robles area is killing it in Rhone inspired wines and the Santa Ynez Valley has some excellent Pinots and Syrahs. I'm not a white wine drinker but many of the Chardonnays, Viogniers and Pinot Blancs are amazing.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Enophiles!


  • GregT's list is great.  I love things like that.Since he doesn't ... Albarino from, as I recall, Paso Robles.Also, v v, Bedrock puts out an Albarino bottling under the Abrente label.  I liked it sufficiently last year that I ordered some more from them, last wee Read More

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  • So for Spanish wine drinkers, Albarino is fairly common, more so in the Rias ... made by Pasoport located in Paso Roble Read More

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  • Central Coast Wine Warehouse Red Bordeaux Blend Paso Robles Roustabout Meritage 2012

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    Well balanced with some degree of minerality characteristic with the region. Good fruit. Great price. Smooth and medium to full body finish. It was everything a meritage should be, but it did not have any distinguishing characteristics. Maybe I should drink more to find them. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Adelaida Cabernet Reserve Viking Estate 2010

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    Wonderful Paso Cab from Adelaida. Very well balanced (albeit young) with nice dark berry, green plum, a touch of mocha, refreshing acidity and an interesting trace of mint on the backend. Definitely has some more years to go. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Here's a whole bunch of testimonials by winemakers about one maker of ... ... ... them. that outfit is in Paso Robles, but up Sonoma Way, here are some videos about why concrete is the latest thing. Again, by actual winemakers using the tanks. A lot of wine in the southern Rhone is made in concrete.  And Cayuse in Washington has a French wine... Read More

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  • I have been lurking for the past few months but have decided to be a ... ... Sauvignon (Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles-Blends),  Washington Cab Sav & Merlot and some daily drinkers from Chile and Argentina. I have visited Napa, Sonoma and Paso a few times in the past 5 years but look forward to continue to expand my knowledge and experience here... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth


  • Grafter Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A Lot 18 Seasonal Selection. Tasting Notes on site are pretty accurate:'Big, rich, dark aromas of baked cherry and currant fill the nose. There's also a hint of blackberry. It tastes just like it smells, but with an earthy, oaky secondary character, as well as a long, mineral-driven finish. Very juicy, ...'Opens with Oak/Cedar/Lavender and a ste... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I heard a pretty great story from a member of HAMCO (Hell's Angels ... ... way.  They rode through Paso Robles, SLO and Santa Maria, taking side trips in each region.  BTW, after the funeral, there was wine and beer on offer.  Angels, some of them anyway, drink wine.  And while that might not be the point of that particular ride, I think it co... Read More

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  • Wild Horse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Tart fully bodied with hints of cherry and blackberry . Better after decanting . Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co


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