Where is Paso Robles Wine Region?
Paso Robles is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Approximately 30 miles inland from Highway 1 and the beautiful California Coastline. It lies off of California's 101 Freeway and 46 East and West Freeways. It takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to drive from either Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Here are 4 Fun Facts about the Paso Robles Wine Region:
1) Paso Robles is one of the fastest growing AVA's in California. There are over 40,000+ vineyard acres planted and over 200 mid to boutique tasting rooms.
2) It is home to more than 40 different grape varietals including: Albarino, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Counoise, Grenache, Grenache blanc, Malbec, Marsanne, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Orange Muscat, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Picpoul, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Viognier, and Zinfandel.
3) Paso Robles is in what is called California's "Rhone Zone" with premium Syrah and the largest coastal acres of Syrah, Viognier, and Roussanne. Paso is also known for it's proprietary blends - mix and match (Bordeaux, Rhone, Spanish, Italian, and of course Zinfandel.
4) Prior to Paso Robles being known as a wine tasting region, it was the 'secret ingredient" in other California wines as an estimated 50% of Paso Robles wine grapes were sold to wineries outside the area.
If you are traveling through California on your way to/from San Francisco or Los Angeles, Paso Robles would be a great stop midway. We have some of the best restaurants in California and the wine is spectacular. 3.5 to 4 hours in each direction. Book an afternoon tour or stay the night and book an all day wine tour. You won't regret it!