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Paso Robles, California

According to Wikipedia, the full name of the city is El Paso de Robles, which means “The Pass of the Oaks”; it is also known to locals simply as “Paso”.  Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of the Central California Coast and approximately 25 miles from the ocean, Paso Robles is located at the border where northern San Luis Obispo County and southern Monterey County meet....

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There is easy access to mountains and beaches and Paso Robles boasts a very unique climate that is quite suitable for growing a variety of crops, most notably grapes and olives. It therefore easily claims its place as home to the country’s greatest wine growing areas. The city is also well-known for the therapeutic value of its numerous thermal springs, as well as an ever-increasing number of hot springs resorts.

Paso Robles offers endless possibilities: from first-class lodging, excellent dining and shopping, to superb golf and outdoor recreation, wine tasting and cultural attractions like nearby Hearst Castle. Stop by and visit; enjoy an incredible experience. Perhaps you may just want to stay!

Tastes and Tours of Paso Robles

San Luis Obispo and the Wines of Paso Robles

Ancient PeaksOur first stop was the Ancient Peaks Winery, on El Camino Real in Santa Margarita. It is a vineyard that boasts five distinctly different soil types that make for some very unique wines. Here we would taste what we thought was the best white wine on our tour: a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. It was aptly described as “Bright bouquet of guava & grapefruit with flavors of pineapple and lime”. At $15, we thought it was a great deal and bought a bottle to have later... Read more


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