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10 Best Paso Robles Wineries to Visit

By WineCountry Collective February 19, 2024

Alright, wine connoisseurs, weekend sippers, and all you “I-only-drink-on-days-that-end-with-y” folks. Buckle up, because it’s time to hit the road for Paso Robles, California, just a breezy 3.5-hour drive from either San Francisco or Los Angeles. (For the road-trip averse among you, there’s always the SLO airport just a hop and a skip away). Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop on the top Paso Robles wineries you simply shouldn’t pass up when visiting.

But before we dive in, we do want to mention that while we love us some urban tasting rooms, we’ve kept this list to strictly those wineries out amongst the vines of Paso Robles Wine Country, because 1.) it’s always nice to taste just steps from where the grapes are grown, and 2.) hello, photo opps!

That all said, definitely make a point to try some of the tasting rooms downtown and in the Tin City neighborhood, as there are some real gems to discover. Now, let’s get back to it: here are the top 10 wineries in Paso Robles to experience.

Top 10 Wineries in Paso Robles

Tablas Creek Vineyard
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Tablas Creek Vineyard

Rhône varieties are the name of the game at Tablas Creek Vineyard. This beloved winery in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, founded in 1989, is the lovechild of the Perrin family from France and the Haas family from the U.S. They’re all about blending the best of both worlds, following the Châteauneuf-du-Pape tradition to create wines that are elegant, complex, fresh, and true to Paso Robles’ character. Oh, and did we mention that all 135 acres of Tablas Creek’s estate vineyards are Regenerative Organic Certified? So, don’t be surprised if you find some sheep, alpacas, and donkeys out in the vines controlling weeds and providing natural fertilization.

9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 237-123

DAOU
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DAOU

DAOU isn’t your ordinary winery. Perched atop a mountain in the picturesque Adelaida District, DAOU isn’t on this list simply because of the epic views (though, WOW, those views). There’s also the Spanish Colonial winery architecture (featuring a historic bell originally cast in 1740), the acclaimed wine, and several tasting experiences to enjoy—including one that features a vineyard tour, a barrel tasting, and a food and wine pairing. Regardless of your experience of choice, we suggest snagging a spot along the property’s edge, because sipping wine while feeling on top of the world is something everyone needs in their lives.

2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 226-5460

Eberle Winery
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Eberle Winery

Gary Eberle is widely considered the OG of the Paso Robles wine industry. Having poured his heart into winemaking since the late ‘70s, he’s a true pioneer in the Paso Robles region. And get this—Eberle Winery is home to the first wine caves in the area. These sprawling 16,800-square-foot underground caves are a sight to see, hiding exclusive tasting nooks like the Wild Boar Room. While you delight in exploring the depths and drinking the riches of Eberle, you’ll want to keep an ear out for their fun events, from wine-fueled brunches to regular live music events.

3810 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 238-9607

Calcareous Vineyard
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Calcareous Vineyard

Get ready to elevate your wine game—quite literally—at Calcareous Vineyard, which is perched above Paso Robles at an elevation of 1,500 feet. Along with breathtaking views, you’ll find a range of awesome tasting experiences, from a casual $30 al fresco tasting to a lavish $195 hilltop wine tasting and lunch that’ll make you feel like wine royalty. And don’t miss Wine Down Wednesdays, where you can sip on a glass or bottle from their extensive wine list while grooving to live music and savoring seasonal bites. It’s the perfect mid-week pick-me-up!

3430 Peachy Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 239-0289

L’Aventure
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L’Aventure

L’Aventure, founded by renowned French winemaker Stephan Asseo, is a testament to the “adventurous” spirit of winemaking, as their name suggests. Here, innovation meets tradition in a glass, where bold, expressive blends—featuring the best of Bordeaux and Rhône varietals—seamlessly challenge expectations. The modern tasting room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek design, and expansive covered patio, is a fantastic place to journey through the winery’s acclaimed selection just steps from where the grapes are grown. Don’t miss the age-worthy Optimus and the delightful Estate Cuvée, each a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, for a true taste of what L’Aventure is all about.

2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 227-1588

Halter Ranch
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Halter Ranch

Tucked off Adelaida Road in Paso Robles, Halter Ranch is a sprawling 2,700-acre estate that’s a haven for organic farming enthusiasts. With 200 acres dedicated to organically-grown Bordeaux and Rhône varieties, as well as olive and walnut trees, it’s a green paradise. The inviting tasting room offers wonderful vineyard views, but to really experience all this estate has to offer, book the Defender Tour. You’ll traverse the hillsides in a classic Land Rover Defender (swoon!) and learn about the property’s biodiversity and farming practices, all while taking in panoramic views of the 200 acres of vines. Not ready to say goodbye? Consider staying in one of their charming cottages or the grand Victorian estate to immerse yourself in the Halter Ranch lifestyle for a few days.

8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 226-9455

Niner Wine Estates
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Niner Wine Estates

Family-owned Niner Wine Estates may be known for its iconic Heart Hill vineyard in Paso Robles’ Willow Creek District, but this place is much more than just a great photo opp. The statuesque stone building is home to a solar-powered, gravity-fed winery, a large tasting room, and a fantastic restaurant that showcases locally-sourced ingredients, some of which comes from Niner’s own chef’s garden. The tasting room and restaurant are a dynamic duo, changing offerings with the seasons to keep things fresh. Everything here is a real Wine Country treat, but don’t miss out on their homemade sourdough focaccia and the mouthwatering roasted chicken—they’re both absolute must-tries!

2400 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 239-2233

Photos courtesy of Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines

Perched atop a hill like a contemporary castle, Law Estate Wines commands attention with its stunning views and equally impressive wines. This family-owned winery is all about precision and passion, crafting premium Rhône and Priorat-style wines that are as captivating as the landscape. Step into their tasting room, designed to feel as inviting as a chic friend’s living room, and indulge in their complex, limited-production, estate-grown wines. Get ready to lay down the law of good taste—trust us, you won’t regret it!

3885 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 226-9200

Adelaida Vineyards & Winery
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Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

Nestled in the serene mountains just eight miles from downtown Paso Robles, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery stands as a testament to family, tradition, and the art of winemaking. Since 1971, this family-owned gem has been pouring its heart into every bottle, with a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture and quality. The tasting room, with its rustic charm, invites you to take a leisurely sip through their diverse lineup—from robust Syrahs to the elegant Chardonnays. But for those who really want to capture the essence of Adelaida, the Signature Hilltop experience is a must. From the tasting deck at 2,200 feet, you’ll indulge in a curated selection of current releases paired with exquisite cheeses. And let’s not forget the expansive views.

5805 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 239-8980

Booker
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Booker

Booker is the cool kid on the wine block, with a vibe that’s as laid-back as it is sophisticated. This Paso Robles winery is all about breaking the rules and making small-batch wines that are as unique and rebellious as your favorite indie band—from 100% varietal wines to unexpected blends. The stunning modern tasting room is designed to blur the lines between outdoors and in, while the underground cave, with its exposed calcareous limestone rock and record player, is just too cool—both in temperature and in rock-star status.

2644 Anderson Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 237-7367

Conclusion:

So there you have it, just a taste of what the Paso Robles has to offer for wine enthusiasts of all stripes. Whether you’re seeking an adventure in the vines, a scenic locale with breathtaking views, or a cozy place to explore the depths of wine caves, this unique and welcoming California wine region has something for everyone. Cheers to your Paso Robles wine adventure!