The Paso Robles AVA in the San Luis Obispo County, which falls between Los Angeles and San Francisco, has a long history of producing quality wines made from Zinfandel. The region’s prolonged growing season that’s full of warm days and cooler nights leads to big wines with vibrant and concentrated fruit. But beyond the spicy and jammy Zinfandels, there are over 40 different varietals grown throughout the region’s 26,000 acres under vine––including the fashionable Rhône varieties Syrah and Grenache. These wines are also considerably robust in style, with intense fruit as the primary focus. The area has also become quite the tourist attraction with its myriad tasting rooms, boutique shops and local restaurants filling the downtown streets. For more information on the wines of the region be sure to check out our Paso Robles Wine Guide.