Need a quick wine weekend getaway from LA or the Bay? Pack your duffle bag and go on a road trip to Paso Robles, and explore the many back roads, wineries, restaurants and sights in this charming little town. If you go in Spring, you will witness the lush green fields with wildflower blooms for days.
Thanks to Cass Winery, we were able to experience a true modern winery retreat, complete with wine tastings, delicious food, horseback riding, and yes, even archery.
WHERE TO STAY
We love all the lodging options in Paso. But sometimes we just want to be boujie and splurge on bed and breakfast accommodations with luxurious amenities. I mean, it’s been awhile.
Geneseo Inn, https://www.casswines.com/stay.php. This luxury boutique hotel is nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on Cass Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, each crate truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.” We loved the breakfasts here, and it’s an ideal stay for romantic couples or executive retreats. It’s truly next-level here.
Allegretto Vineyard Resort, https://www.allegrettovineyardresort.com/. Inspired by Tuscan architecture to interiors adorned with meticulously curated art and artifacts, it is a sanctuary created to invoke the luxury and beauty of the good life. The resort has a tasting room, spa, and an onsite restaurant. An ideal pandemic getaway with everything you need.
WHERE TO EAT + DRINK
There are so many wonderful and good places to dine in Paso, and we honestly haven’t tried them all. Thanks to SLO CAL (tourism board for San Luis Obispo) and Cass Winery’s recommendations, we were able to explore a few.
For wineries and exclusive tastings, you can refer to Paso Wine’s many selections here. I have a few favorites of my own and also other activities if you decide to skip wine tasting for the day.
Cass Winery, https://www.casswines.com/. Obviously beautiful and modern with the best customer service. Some of their wines maybe relatively young, but they pack some Old World punch. 100% estate grown Rhone wines from certified ENTAV vines. Also, please book their archery or sommelier classes from their CAMP CASS program.
Halter Ranch, https://www.halterranch.com/. A beautiful and unique winery with stunning landscapes, featuring a train and farm-to-table menus. Reservations only.
Central Coast Trailrides, https://www.cctrailrides.com/. A must-do if you’re staying in Paso. Such lovely, happy horses and it’s family-owned. They partner with local wineries and private ranches for awesome horseback riding experiences. Reservations only and you can book online.
This was just a weekend in Paso Robles and yet, it was so satisfying for self-care purposes. If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.
This was a sponsored stay by Cass Winery. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.