The Paso Robles Wine Region is a diverse area that attracts tourists not only from San Francisco and Los Angeles, but from around the world. Many of the guests who join us on our Wine Wrangle wine tasting tours aren’t only connoisseurs of wine, but of art, as well, and in Paso Robles they can enjoy both.
Many art lovers enjoy visiting the Paso Robles Art Gallery on the downtown square, but until they go wine tasting with us, they don’t realize the wealth of art that is available for viewing at many of the tasting rooms—or that they can take our Hearst Castle tour and check out William Randolph Hearst’s incredible art collection.
If you love art as much as wine, here are 3 tasting rooms that feature art—and the opportunity to create your own:
Sculptera: Before you even set foot in the tasting room, you’ll be welcomed by the art. Ironworker and blacksmith, Robert Bently’s unique vision and exceptional craft is evident in the gates and ironwork (you can see more of his work around the county, including at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero). However, it just might be renowned sculptor, J. Jagger’s 20,000 pound granite “Puma” that greets you on your arrival that really gets your attention. Other pieces to note are the recently completed works in stainless steel and glass by resident sculptor, Dale Evers.
Castoro Cellars: Well-known for their commitment to showcasing local artists and artwork, a stop by Castoro Cellars on any given month will feature a solo exhibit. This month, check out the paintings by local chef, Andre Adverseng, of Paso Terra.
Vina Robles: Looking to create your own masterpiece? Then a join in the fun at Vina Robles where they regularly offer painting classes—expertly paired with wine and food—in their Hospitality Center.
There’s no shortage of art in the Paso Robles Wine Region, and for the art lover in all of us, being able to enjoy tasting the local wines while taking in some local art is a real winner. The Wine Wrangler can help you plan a personalized wine tasting tour that will give you a chance to savor both the beauty of the vine and the canvas.