5 Destinations in Paso Robles

Paso Robles may no longer be California's largest appellation but you'll find plenty of tasting rooms, breweries, a flight museum and outdoor concerts.

Before it was divided into subregions in 2014, Paso Robles was the state’s largest appellation. Its terrain ranges from flatlands and hills to steep mountains. Visitors find plenty to enjoy—thrill rides, tasting rooms, rock ‘n’ roll and vintage aircraft.

 

Paso Robles Road Map

5 Places to Visit in Paso Robles

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    Estrella Warbird Museum

    Get up close and personal with fighter jets and other meticulously restored aircraft, missiles, military vehicles and more. The adjacent Woodland Auto Display shows off racecars.

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    Vina Robles Amphitheatre

    Recognized as one of the best small venues in the country, this family-friendly outdoor venue packs in great food, wine and beer options. There’s not a bad seat in the house.

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    Pasolivo

    Although this olive-oil producer has a shop in town, head to the ranch. There, you can sample dozens of flavored and homegrown extra-virgin olive oils, an ideal tasting diversion from more wine.

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    Tin City

    This warehouse district south of downtown Paso Robles offers something for all palates. It’s home to vanguard winemakers as well as the Barrelhouse Brewery and Tin City Cider Company.

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    Margarita Adventures Zip Lines

    For thrills, soar above oak savannahs and vineyards at Santa Margarita Ranch. Grapes from the historic estate go into wines from Ancient Peaks, which has a tasting room in Santa Margarita. Also, sample hard-to-find brews at Dunbar Brewing Public House.

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Published on July 11, 2017
Topics: California
About the Author
Matt Kettmann
Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from California.

A fifth generation Californian originally from San Jose, Matt Kettmann covers California’s Central Coast and South Coast for the magazine. He is also the senior editor of The Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Smithsonian, and co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, a music festival.

Email: mkettmann@wineenthusiast.net.


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