What to do and see in Paso Robles, California (CA): The Best Food & Drink

June 24, 2021 Janette Largent

Located in the coastal mountain range of central California, Paso Robles, or "Pass of the Oaks," is close to mountains, beaches and deserts. The area has an ideal climate for wine-making; grape growing in the region began in 1797. There are now more than 170 wineries, 26,000 vineyard acres and 40 varietals of wine. Visit the thermal springs, which are said to have healing powers, or one of the more modern spring resorts in the area.
Restaurants in Paso Robles

1. Rio Seco Winery

4295 Union Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-6378 +1 805-237-8884 http://www.riosecowine.com/index.html
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 47 reviews

Rio Seco Winery

Reviewed By auntytisti - Anaheim, United States

Carol was the sweetest lady, we talked not only about her wines ????, but about the love of baseball ⚾️. Carol and her late husband know my brother (baseball scout). Before we left she handed me a bag to go get any veggies I wanted from her garden! ????????????, squash, zucchini. I will definitely be thinking of her while I’m using them in my meals. I can’t wait to go back and visit her and her winery. Salute ????⚾️

2. Parrish Family Vineyard

3590 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9781 +1 805-286-4028 [email protected] http://www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 46 reviews

Parrish Family Vineyard

The Parrish Family's roots run deep in the Paso Robles & Atascadero area. In 1927, the Parrish and Henderson families settled here and planted 720 acres of varietals. Earl Henderson was one of the founding fathers of Atascadero and in turn, received P.O. Box 1, the first P.O. Box in Atascadero. As an homage to the Parrish's grandfather, Earl Henderson, we have attributed one of our labels, P.O. Box 1, in honor of him. The Parrish family has a deep attachment to tradition and the love for the Paso Robles area which provides us the opportunity to carry on the legacy of producing amazing wines. We strive for excellence in both our wine making process and our vineyard operations. Notes for Visit: Please no smoking and no outside food. Thank you for your understanding and we do have food onsite! We welcome supervised dogs and children. We offer non alcoholic beverages as well.

Reviewed By JohnInItaly - Santa Cruz, United States

Since there are no restaurants out along the wine train, do plan a day of wine tasting to include lunch at Parrish. We love the atmosphere, people, wines, and food here.

3. Still Waters Vineyards

2750 Old Grove Ln, Paso Robles, CA 93446-7451 +1 805-237-9231 [email protected] http://www.stillwatersvineyards.com/
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 51 reviews

Still Waters Vineyards

An OASIS like no other! Our tasting room is nestled amongst the hills in the beautiful south-east portion of Paso Robles in the El Pomar District. Have your tasting inside or out, overlooking breathtaking scenes that include 60 planted acres of SIP certified sustainable vineyards, 2 acres of gardens and flowers, and a grove of 130+ year old olive trees. Our grounds are perfect for a casual picnic in the sunshine or an intimate wedding. You can enjoy tableside service in the sunshine and often leave learning something new. You’ll be able to spot a wide variety of wildlife on the property, with an assortment of birds from sparrows and quail to imposing hawks and eagles. Still Waters is a family owned vineyard that is dedicated to producing small lots of premium estate wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Primitivo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Pinot Gris as well as estate olive oil for tasting.

Reviewed By SteveBinkley - Mansfield, United States

Confirmation of how incredible the grounds are here. Just beautiful - lush & green. Red grapes ready for the late August crush, flowering plants and tricking water into wine barrels. Gazebos and big umbrellas provide shade and the entire tasting room and grounds encourage milling-about and friendly conversation. Boys loved the corn-game as well. Charcuterie plate was 10/10 and the tasting was done with a ton of description and options for everyone’s preferences. Great visit - a definite favorite!

4. Le Cuvier Winery

3333 Vine Hill Ln, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9713 +1 805-238-5706 [email protected] http://www.lcwine.com
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 63 reviews

Le Cuvier Winery

Le Cuvier is a boutique winery founded by Paso Robles legend John Munch. Committed to natural yeast fermentation, extensive neutral oak aging and dry-farmed fruit, Le Cuvier produces wines of a distinct character. We charge $25 per tasting, which includes five wines with chef created food pairings. For each bottle purchased, one tasting fee is waived. In addition to spectacular wine, our hilltop location features breathtaking views and outdoor seating.

Reviewed By 98199cf - California, United States

What a great place to experience wine tasting w/small bites food pairings! One of the good things coming out of the pandemic is the smaller number of people at one time at the wineries (meaning you need to make reservations), and a more relaxed and enjoyable wine tasting. This is the perfect place - gorgeous hilltop location, delicious food, great wine, friendly & knowledgeable staff. Definitely a must visit!

5. McPrice Myers Wines

3525 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9781 +1 805-237-1245 [email protected] http://www.mcpricemyers.com/
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 26 reviews

McPrice Myers Wines

Harmoniously blended wines expressing each vineyard presents a complex series of challenges that renew themselves each vintage. My goal and passion is to bring you the best that each unique harvest has to offer.

Reviewed By seanf306 - Mission Viejo, United States

While celebrating our first anniversary we stopped in for a visit. Luckily, Katie was working this day and took care of us. We have known Katie for awhile and she is a true professional who is passionate and knowledgeable about what she is pouring in your glass. She expertly guided us thorough the tasting menu and helped us pair our wine with the cheese box we had ordered. She gave us exactly the right advise to bring out the unique flavors of the wine with the cheese and fruit in the tasting box. Naturally, this greatly enhanced the experience!! My wife and I have been enjoying McPrice Meyers wine for years. It is truly some of the best Paso has to offer. But what makes this winery so special is not just the wine but also the people!! McPrice Meyers and his staff are truly the total package. Do yourself a favor if you're in Paso Robles. Stop in, say hi to Mac, give Indie the wine dog a little scratch behind the ears and ask for Katie. You will have a memorable experience and likely walk away with a new wine club under your belt.

6. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

11680 Chimney Rock Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9792 +1 805-591-3224 [email protected] http://justinwine.com
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 555 reviews

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

Located in Paso Robles, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world- class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, including the iconic ISOSCELES® blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The Vineyard estate features a Tasting Room, luxury five-star accommodations at the JUST Inn, and a Restaurant—making it one of the only wineries on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors around the world, establishing itself as a leader in New World Bordeaux-style winemaking.

Reviewed By Taffdeone

We happened in the area for a fabulous wine tasting and signed up for an exquisite wine pairing dinner in the cellar. Service was very good but the wine and dinner was awesome. I might have to save up for it again...and I certainly will!

7. Eberle Winery

3810 E Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446-7044 +1 805-238-9607 [email protected] http://Eberlewinery.com
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Eberle Winery

Eberle Winery is a family-owned producer and marketer of premium wines, representing the Eberle Estate, single varieties and designated vineyards. Eberle wines have showcased the history and diverse flavors of the Paso Robles Appellation since 1979. Gary launched his career as a winemaker and as the “Pioneer” of Paso Robles Wine Region by helping to establish his family's Estrella River Winery & Vineyards. In the late 70’s, he decided to pursue his own project and acquired nearly 64 acres just down the road from Estrella River Winery. Shortly thereafter, Gary released his first Eberle wine, the 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon debuting the iconic boar logo, depicting the German origin of the name Eberle, meaning “small boar.” Reservations are now required to visit and can be made online or by calling us. We have changed up a few things so that we can provide a welcoming and safe environment for wine tasting and bottle service. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reviewed By Mzdsny - Seattle, United States

Highly recommend visiting this winery! We visited on a cool rainy day and since sitting outside was not an option, they had opened up the wine making room for seated tastings. Our server, Kirk, was a delight. He not only educated us on Eberle wines, but entertained us with some jokes. The wines here were very tasty. We particularly liked the Full Boar Red - especially for the price. The Zin & Cab were quite nice also. Worth a stop while visiting Paso Robles!

8. Tobin James Cellars

8950 Union Rd Located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9356 +1 805-239-2204 [email protected] http://www.tobinjames.com
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 785 reviews

Tobin James Cellars

TOBIN JAMES-IT'S ALL TRUE!! Open 10 - 6 daily. Tobin James Cellars, established in 1985, is famous for its rich, intense Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels, Syrahs, Merlot, Bordeaux blends, Chardonnay and many other varietals. Tasting at the Grand Antique Bar, the popular Tasting Room is always a must for wine lovers. The legendary James Gang Wine Club is a growing testament to the winery's commitment to excellent quality and its fun, unpretentious approach to wine. Complimentary tasting. Only closed Christmas Day.

Reviewed By jamessL9130SX - Palm Springs, United States

What an amazing wine tasting experience at Tobin James! First, I was surprised at a review that said that the winery was not COVID safe. That could not be further from the truth. When we arrived for our reservation, all staff members were wearing masks, our temperatures were taken before we were allowed in, and we were told to please wear a mask until we got to our tasting station. The tasting stations were well distanced along a stretch of long tables. What made this winery the absolute best for tasting during this COVID period is that each tasting area had a staff member that poured whatever wine you wanted from the Tobin James portfolio! Every other tasting we did at other wineries in the area that day only offered flights with limited staff interaction and sometimes long waits between flights. The pours were usually not very generous and because of limited staff, re-pours were difficult. At Tobin James, if you wanted more of what you especially liked, your server was right there and more than happy to do so...thank you Kaye! The wines at Tobin James were outstanding with a good range of different varietals at different price points. I found other wineries had increased their prices substantially from what I remember, so that was somewhat disappointing, and really can limit your wine purchases, especially if you are on a tighter budget. Their Wine Club is really different as well and a real bargain for the quality of wines offered, Thanks again Tobin James for a wonder wine experience and please thank Kaye for us!

9. Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

5805 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9783 +1 800-676-1232 [email protected] http://www.adelaida.com
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

Adelaida is built on a vision of excellence: for wine, for community, and for minimal ecological impact. Since our first vintage in 1981 to today, Adelaida has meticulous created a culture of devotion to the land by crafting the highest-quality wines from our estate and leaving the smallest footprint possible. Visit Adelaida Vineyards & Winery, open daily, to taste our estate wine portfolio including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Rhône-inspired blends. Located minutes from downtown in west Paso Robles, we invite guests to bring a picnic and join us at the tasting room surrounded by our walnut orchard located on Adelaida Road.

Reviewed By Mzdsny - Seattle, United States

Delightful winery! We had an excellent experience at Adelaida. Penny was our server and she was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is a server yourself at your own pace tasting experience. All the wines are brought out at the same time in small pitchers for you to pour at your leisure. Made for a nice relaxing afternoon. We sat out on the porch and had some beautiful views. We thoroughly enjoyed the wines, especially their Syrah & Cab. Penny checked in with us and gave us notes on the wines & also the surrounding area, since we did not know much about the Paso area. Definitely a must visit when in Paso!

10. Tablas Creek Vineyard

9339 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9785 +1 805-237-1231 [email protected] http://www.tablascreek.com/
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Reviewed By MarkF547 - Chicago, United States

If you like Rhone varietals, this is the winery you should try first. They are responsible for bringing several of the grape varietals to Paso, and they produce an incredible assortment of both common and unusual Rhone wines. They partner with a chateau in Chateauneuf du Pape, and their wines are reasonably priced. We were so impressed that we joined their wine club -- the only club we joined on our 3 day trip to Paso.

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