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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Petite Sirah

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Hunt Cellars

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

  • 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.

  • Le Cuvier

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

  • Eberle Winery

    In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella Ri...

  • Peachy Canyon Winery

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

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Sorry DMCKER...didn't mean to get you messed up in direction. Yes, Castro ... ... on the Central Coast, Paso Robles, west of 101. on the south side of 46 and just down the road from Peachy Canyon Winery! As for the Tom Myers info you noted, (Nowadays, for Tom Myers, I mean, as opposed to back at the beginning of the decade), I have no idea on... Read More

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  • I was merely referring to that you'd anchored Myers in Paso Robles back in 2003, whereas now you were talking about him in a Central Valley context. I was wondering if he'd jumped to Gallo, perish the thought...  ;-( Read More

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  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2014


    Had at stone creek Read More

    Wine review by gmb468

  • Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by SolidGroovin

  • 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


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

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Geneseo 2013


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


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