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Wine Tasting
Plan your spring adventure to Paso Robles wine country
 Take the guesswork out of your trip
Spring is an exciting time in Paso Robles wine country. The vine- yards are pruned, groomed, and
setting blooms for a new vintage. The hillsides are vibrant shades
of green with wildflowers danc- ing between rows of vines. Crisp mornings give way to warm sunny afternoons. There is great energy in the air.
With more than 200 wineries, an exciting list of wine trails to fol- low, so many wonderful restaurants and diverse activities, it’s hard to know where to start your spring getaway. We’ve taken the guesswork out of planning your trip and craft- ed a lively itinerary just for you.
Day one
Whether you’re an avid Paso Robles visitor or new to our world- class wine
region there
is something
here for every
wine lover. We
have count-
less options
for lodging
from budget-
friendly inns
to full-service
resorts, vine-
yard estates,
tiny bungalows,
deluxe RV
properties and
vintage trailers.
The Paso Robles AVA
totals just over
600,000 acres, seems like a lot of ground to cover, right? No worries; no matter where you are staying a multitude of wineries, great food and adventures are nearby.
Since it’s your first evening in Paso we suggest you get the lay of
the land and community vibe by heading downtown. Take a fresh air stroll through the four-acre Down- town City Park and browse the many charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
Now it’s wine time! Downtown Paso is home to over 20 wine tast- ing rooms. Check out this guide’s wine section map.
Day two
Don’t worry about driving. You are on vacation after all, so leave
the driving to the profes- sionals—there are several to choose from. A designated driver frees you to take in the spectacular landscape. Rows of vines popping with neon green
cover crops of wild legumes and clover and vibrant flowers line the country roads. Ask your driver to wow you with the rainbow of wild- flowers at Shell Creek—a hidden gem of the area.
Day three
Start with coffee from a lo- cal hangout in downtown Paso.
Afterwards, head west on Highway 46 for stunning rolling landscape and coastal views. Choose one of
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