Wine Trails

Wine Trails

Wine Trails of the Central Coast

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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 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).

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.

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!

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.

Example of downtown Paso Robles beautiful architecture
The difference is whether or not you use the spit bucket. If you're tasting, you use the spit bucket. If you're drinking, you don't.

Highway 46 East
For example, the Brochelle tasting room, although not on the Union Road Wine Trail, is located next door to Hug Cellars, which is.