Paso Robles Wine Festival – Winemakers Seminar

Yes, growing grapes is similar to actual farming, but he noted that while regular crops required water in order to live and thrive, grapevines only required water to not die.

Vintage Paso – the New Zin Fest Weekend

However, they finally relented and sold me a bottle of their library Syrah because apparently my crying, wailing, and gnashing of teeth was disturbing the other guests.

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend Zinposium!

The grounds at the Paso Robles Inn
While once the wines were big, jammy, fruit-forward, and alcoholic, they now have added layers of complexity and maturity which was almost unheard of a decade ago.

Paso Robles Cab Collective Wine Trail. ish.

I won't name any names, but I recently spoke with a Master Sommelier whose lip actually curled (!!!) when talking about Paso Robles Cabs. Was that a sneer or what?!?

Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) Wine Trail

Paso Robles Cab Collective
They have come together to show that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is now a force in the wine world, and they are going to be its evangelists.

Atascadero Wine Trail

If they make it rich, then kudos. If they don't, I can imagine that they would continue to make wine until the very end.

San Luis Obispo Wine Trail

There are scads more "wine trails" in the Paso Robles/Central Coast area than I thought was humanly possible. I must be nuts.

Avila Beach Wine Trail

Avila Beach
Okay, since driving wasn't involved, it was actually wine drinking. Staggering home is not illegal. At least as far as I know.

Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Valley Logo
You won't regret it and you'll taste wines that will make you take a step back (The Wineaux Guy™'s term for a really good wine that stuns you).

Hidden Wineries of Paso Robles – East and West

Vineyard in Paso Robles
I don't know if this is a "trail," per se, but I found it on Wine Country Getaways. The site is, as expected, primarily focused on Sonoma and Napa, as well as other Wine Countries throughout the U.S.

Highway 46 West

46 West Logo
This is one of the most expansive wine trails, but once you're in "the neighborhood," you don't have to go far to get to the next one. In a word, Explore!

Pacific Coast Wine Trail

The drive from Paso Robles on Hwy 46 West to Hwy 1 is a beautiful one in the Spring, and you just have to visit them. The trip is more than worth it, and depending upon your dedication to speed limits, may only take about 20 minutes.