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Wine Tasting
Wining, dining and spirits at Opolo Winery
 Visit this award winning winery for a fun experience
When it comes to delivering a diverse, delicious and down- right fun wine tasting experience, nobody does it better than the folks at Opolo Vineyards.
Located in the beautiful coastal mountains west of downtown Paso Robles, Opolo offers a traditional tasting experience with expansive outdoor patio seating and stunning vineyard views. Menu offerings include wood-fired pizzas, gourmet sausages and seasonal salads. On top of that, Opolo’s Willow Creek Distillery offers its own on-site tasting room that is always a hit with artisan whiskey and brandy enthusiasts.
Since 1999, this
family- owned winery has been re- nowned for its flagship Mountain Zinfandel as well as its acclaimed Caber-
nets and
other wines including Chardon- nay, Albariño, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah and more. Opolo wines routinely score 90+ points in Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Panel and other wine journals.
With its friendly and knowl- edgeable tasting room staff, Opolo has also garnered a reputation for providing exceptional hospitality and service to visitors and locals alike. Owners Rick Quinn and David Nichols have been hands-on with the winery and tasting room experience since day one, and they often enjoy their award-winning wines with guests.
“We believe that you can
balance a fun place to taste with seriously great wines,” Quinn says. “We pride ourselves on producing quality wines and our efforts have been rewarded time and time again.
Opolo is more than just wine tasting; we utilize our property to provide a wide range of experiences and our staff is committed to making everyone feel welcome.”
Tastings and dining
Experiences abound at Opolo, include tasting flights, tours, patio dining and the brandies, whiskeys and premium liqueurs of Wil-
low Creek Distillery. The food menu features an assortment of wood-fired pizzas; artisan cheese and meat platters; sausages and ac- companiments; and fresh seasonal salads.
“We offer one of the most di- verse and immersive tasting experi- ences in Paso Robles and encourage our staff to create individual tasting flights for each person who visits Opolo,” Nichols says. “Our team
is knowledgeable about our broad
range of wines and their goal is to educate while providing a fun place to visit.”
For white wines, try the Al-
bariño or Rosé – both are perfect for enjoying with fruit and lighter meals during the amazing spring and summer evenings of the Cali-
  A special experience at Opolo Winery.
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Walk-ins Welcome • Downtown Paso Tasting Room
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