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 (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.

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.

Downtown Paso Robles Tasting Rooms

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.

Wineries of Highway 46 East

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.

The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail

Pleasant Valley Wine Trail Logo
Loosely meandering in the San Miguel area northeast of the intersection of Hwy 46 and Hwy 101, they represent some of the most incredibly scenic locations in the area.

Creston Wine Trail

Creston Wine Trail Logo
But that's okay ...they're also on TripAdvisor and Yelp - among others - and are very highly rated! Can't wait to try it!

Back Roads Wineries Wine Trail

Back Roads Wineries Wine Trail Paso Robles Logo
As I said in the first post introducing this series, many of the wineries will be on overlapping wine trails.

Far Out Wineries Wine Trail

The landscapes are beautiful, the wineries outstanding, and my ability to get lost while trying to find them, legendary.

Union Road Wine Trail

The numbers of wineries in Paso Robles have exploded so much in the past few years that it would take a month or two - or six - to visit them all. My liver and I aren't quite that brave yet.