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Wine Tasting
Fine wines, foods and spirits at Opolo Winery
 Visit this award- winning winery for an illuminating Paso Robles experience
When it comes to delivering an unforgettable wine tasting experience, nobody does it better than the folks at Opolo Vineyards.
Located in the acclaimed Wil- low Creek District in the coastal mountains west of downtown Paso Robles, Opolo offers a range of tasting experiences from casual to curated—all with expansive patio seating and stunning vineyard views.
Here, you can experience Opolo’s most popular and coveted wines, including limited-edition bottlings from the Opolo Reserve Collection. You can choose to sample wines in the traditional in- door tasting room or enjoy a seated tableside guided tasting.
Menu offerings include wood- fired pizzas, gourmet sausages and seasonal salads. On top of that, Opolo’s affiliated Willow Creek Distillery offers its own on-site tasting room that is always a hit with artisan whiskey, brandy and liqueur enthusiasts.
Since 1999, this family-owned winery has been renowned for its flagship Opolo Mountain Zinfan- del as well as its acclaimed cabernet sauvignons and other wines includ- ing chardonnay, albariño, merlot, sangiovese, petite sirah, and more. Opolo wines routinely score 90+ points in Wine Enthusiast, Tasting Panel and other wine journals.
Friendly and knowledgeable
With its friendly and knowl- edgeable tasting room staff, Opolo has 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 produc-
ing 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 experi- ences and our staff is committed to making everyone feel welcome.”
“We offer one of the most di- verse and immersive tasting expe- riences in Paso Robles and encour- age 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.”
Sustainable Quality
Opolo is an avid practitioner of sustainable farming, and the estate vineyards are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified, one of the most stringent programs of its kind.
Winemakers Chris Rougeot and James Schreiner are passion- ate about fashioning wines from grapes grown at the estate vineyard
CELEBRATING OUR 27TH ANNIVERSARY Established Mom & Pop Winery!
  Harvest Fair Week & Open House
Sat. & Sun., October 21-22 11am-5pm
Enjoy the melodic sounds of J Street Slim on Sunday
  Join our Wine Club for a 20% Discount!
    • Multi-Year Zinfandel & Barbera Tasting
• Private Label Artisan Condiments
• Wine Country Art, Books & Carved Gourds • Oliveto Olive Oil Pouring and Sales
• Gems, Minerals, Fossils and Jewelry
Winery Tasting & Vineyard Tours most Sundays from 11am-5pm and by appointment.
7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles (805) 467-2138
24th St.
         FALL 2023 99
HWY 101
Nacimiento Lake Dr.
San Marcos Rd.

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