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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Varietals Produced in Paso Robles View all

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Edward Sellers

    Edward Sellers is an award winning boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade America...

  • Castoro Cellars

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

  • Barrel 27

    Mac got into food and wine during his early twenties via his friends and coworkers at Trader Joe’...

  • Denner Vineyards & Winery

    The finest wines are made in the vineyard by producing premium quality fruit that expresses th...

  • Opolo Vineyards

    Nearly all of Opolo wines are estate vintages, meaning that they are made from grapes grown by th...

  • Vinfuzion

    Imagine with your senses, with your soul what a wine can be when... A vineyard is tendered with...

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Agreed on Wagner family wines, Paso Robles, CA Pinot, much of Bordeaux, and will take your advice on Long Island wines Greg.  Read More

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  • Yeah but would you drink those again? With all the salt water?Back to the OP - ... Bordeaux.Lots of wine from Paso Robles.Most of the various Gallo brand Read More

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  • "Yeah but would you drink those again? With all the salt water?"Sure, ... ... 3/4 of what comes out of Paso Robles. No Gallo wines unless fooled blind or forced. Not-drink-at-all wines would be few in Burgundy. Still conducting ongoing research there. And if others are paying then will drink most Bordeaux, at least a glass, ditto on the researc... Read More

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  • Another wine from Paso Robles to avoid then? Read More

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  • Broken Earth Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Dark fruit and berry notes. Balanced with soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Geneseo 2013

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    I took a bottle to a dinner party and we loved it. Read More

    Wine review by GARRETTANNSBCGLOBALNET


  • California Karma Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2009

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    Perhaps I got a bad bottle. A little bitter, not much flavor. Many many better options for me Read More

    Wine review by Tlparadise


  • L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2007

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    2 bottles $90.00 Read More

    Wine review by hlgolding


  • I first noticed tip jars about three years ago in Temecula.  I think we ... conter.  On a trip to Paso Robles two years ago I noticed tip jars in a couple of the four or five tasting rooms we visited.  I do not recall seeing any at the two Edna Valley wineries that we visited last spring.I guess I'm on the same page with you on whether or not ... Read More

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  • EM - I just know that Pauillac Bordeaux was a good wine, even though I ... ... ... along a nice Syrah from Paso Robles for us to taste.  We know that Bob and Sally don't serve high-end wines at these parties, so we've learned to bring our own.  Bob took my bottle (a French Grenache blend) and set it aside, as he did with some other bottles pe... Read More

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