Paso Robles AVA
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast
The Paso Robles wine region located in San Luis Obispo County, is one of the oldest in California with vines being introduced by the missionaries back in 1797. The commercial wine growing industry did not take hold until the late 1800s. For the next century the progress of the wine industry in Paso Robles could best be described as slow and steady, with only about 20 wineries in the area as late as 1990. However, in the last 25 years the growth of the wine industry has been explosive and today there are almost 200 wineries producing some of California’s finest varietals.
While many still associate the region with its famous Zinfandel, today Bordeaux wine varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Rhône varietals like Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne wines have also taken off. With all these quality grapes at hand, leading area winemakers are also receiving attention for their innovative blends. For wine lovers who want to experience the “Paso Scene”, there are a number of festivals that highlight the regions offerings, including the Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival and the Harvest Wine Weekend. Paso Robles red wines are often described as having soft tannins, deep color, and velvety mouth feel with rich fruitiness.
Paso Robles is also the "Home of the Garagiste Wine Movement" here in California. We feature these hard-to-find artisan wines in our Garagiste Wine Club. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.
Wines made in extremely limited quantities soursed from prime vineyard locations in Paso Robles
Producing just 350 cases annually, Torch Cellars is located off Highwa ...Read more...
CRU Wine Company
Founded in 2003, this winery is a jewel in the Central Valley
Richard Spencer never thought he would end up in the wine business, mu ...Read more...
Truly enjoyable, approachable award-winning Paso Robles wines
A chance encounter of two men out for a walk almost twenty years ago h ...Read more...
Jeff Cohn Cellars (JC Cellars)
Cohn's passionate approach to winemaking has earned him numerous awards and ratings over the years
Originally from Bowie, Maryland, Jeff Cohn became interested in the wi ...Read more...