Three Ways to Save Money Wine Tasting in Paso Robles
Save money with Paso Robles wine tasting coupons. We have diligently searched the internet looking for ways to save money wine tasting at wineries in Paso Robles. Check out the three great ways we have found to save money wine tasting.
#1 – Free Wine Tasting Coupons
Print coupons in the convenience of your own home before you leave for the day. Some coupons let two people sample wine for the price of one. Others are good for complimentary tasting. There’s nothing to pay for these free coupons. Scroll down to the bottom of this page. Browse through the list of wineries to select the one you want to visit. Click on the link, print and save; it’s as simple as that!
#2 – Purchase a Winery Pass
The Winery Pass is a small card that entitles you to great savings at more than 350 wineries. Some wineries let you taste for free with this card. Others allow two for the price of one. Most of these wineries are in California, but you will even find some terrific deals for wineries in Oregon and Washington.
The following Paso Robles wineries are currently accepting the Winery Pass: Aronhill Vineyards, Castoro Cellars, Donati Family Vineyard, Le Vigne Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Midnight Cellars, PoMar Junction Vineyard and Winery, and Veris Cellars.
Laetitia Vineyard and Chemical Vineyards in nearby San Luis Obispo also have special offers. Many more winery deals can be found in Napa, Sonoma, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, the Central Valley, and Mendocino. The list of wineries participating in this program is constantly growing.
The card is also good for discounts on restaurants, hotels, and tours. Cheers-2-Wine guests can buy this card for $39.99 (a $120 value). No need to print anything; simply show your card. It’s much easier than printing Paso Robles wine tasting coupons. The card is good for two people.
Click Here to Purchase or Learn More About the Winery Pass
#3 Local Paso Robles Wine Tasting Coupons
You should be able to find free wine tasting coupons in Paso Robles. If you are staying at a hotel, be sure to ask for wine tasting coupons. Hotels usually have coupons for a large number of local wineries. Visitor Centers are another great source of these coupons. While tasting wine at a winery, ask if they have coupons for neighboring tasting rooms. They usually do.
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Paso Robles Coupons
Address: 2700 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles
Open by appointment only.
This coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Allegretto Vineyards is also a resort offering upscale accommodations in the Paso Robles Wine Country.
Address: 7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA
Open daily 11AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Brecon Estates produces small batches of premium wines. Wines are only available at their tasting room.
Address: 315 S. Main Street, Templeton
Telephone: (805) 226-0174
Open Fri.-Sat. 11AM – 6PM; Sun.-Thurs. Noon – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Clavo Cellars is a boutique winery located in downtown Templeton. They produce single varietal wines such as Malbec, Albarino, Petite Sirah, Vermentino and Zinfandel.
Address: 9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles
Open daily 11AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Dubost is a small, family owned winery with great wines.
Address: 3810 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles
Open daily 10AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a complimentary cave tour and wine tasting. Tours are held every half hour. Relax on the scenic deck overlooking vineyards with the Santa Lucia Mountains in the background. Also enjoy bocce or corn hole.
Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
Address: 8331 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, CA
Delicious wines, friendly tasting room. Coupon is good for complimentary tasting.
Address: 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles, CA
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Hunt Cellars is known for their handcrafted, award winning wines. A small tasting room with great wines and friendly service.
Address: 9750 Adelaide Road, Paso Robles
Open daily 11AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. The family owned winery specializes in producing unique blends of fruit from the mountain vineyards of Westside Paso Robles.
Lusso Della Terra Cellars
Address: 3020 Propeller Drive, Su. B, Paso Robles
Open daily 10AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Lusso Della Terra produces small lots of premium wine.
Address: 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles
Open daily 10AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Opolo specializes in producing unique single varietals as well as delightful blends. Be sure to try their flagship wine, the Mountain Zinfandel.
Address: 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles
Open Fri.-Sun. 11:30AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. This small winery is focused on producing small lots of high quality wines.
San Marcos Creek Vineyard
Address: 7750 North Highway 101, Paso Robles
Open daily 11AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. San Marcos Creek Vineyard San Marcos Creek Vineyard specializes in small lots of finely crafted, single vineyard, estate grown and produced varietals. It’s a small family owned winery with a friendly wine tasting room.
Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden
Address: 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles
Open daily 10AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Enjoy delightful wines and browse the outdoor sculptures outside the tasting room. They often have live music on Sundays.
Address: 1313 Park Street, Paso Robles
Open daily 11AM – 5PM
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. They produce wines from their estate grown, sustainably farmed grapes. Seven Oxen Estate Wines will be opening a new tasting room Spring 2018. Their new address will be: 3340 Ramada Drive in Paso Robles. Give them a call to see if they’ve made the move yet.
Vines on the Marycrest
Address: 5076 Mustard Creek Rd., Paso Robles
Open Mon.-Thurs. 11AM – 5PM.
Coupon is good for a 2 for 1 wine tasting discount. Vines on the Marycrest offer delicious small production Rhône and Zinfandel single varietal wines and blends. They have a lovely tasting room and a patio where you can sip and relax outdoors.
If you know of other Paso Robles Wine Tasting Coupons, please let us know in the comment section below!
Avila Beach is a small seaside village overlooking San Luis Obispo Bay. It is an unincorporated community located south of San Luis Obispo. Enjoy stunning ocean scenery and the charms of a small beach town.
The temperature is typically 10 to 15 degrees warmer than other area beaches. Thousands of local and migratory birds are found here. Avila Beach is a bird sanctuary. A variety of marine life lives in these waters, so keep your eyes open!
#1 – Go Wine Tasting
Six wineries have wine tasting rooms in the downtown area. It’s easy to park your car and walk from one tasting room to the other. Alapay Cellars, Croma Vera, and Sinor La Vllee are all on 1st Street. Peloton Cellars and Morovino are both on Front Street facing the bay. Avila Wine Company is on San Miguel Street.
If you feel like driving to more wineries, there are many more world class wineries to visit in the area. Learn more about San Luis Obispo Wineries. A little further north, check out the outstanding wineries in Paso Robles
#2 – Explore the Bob Jones Trail
Walk, bike, or even skate on the scenic The Bob Jones Trail. This paved trail meanders along the San Luis Creek through a lovely wooded area, past a golf course and fields, and crosses a bridge before ending at Avila Beach.
It’s a flat, shady trail with benches and picnic tables along the way. Bring your binoculars as you will be sure to see a variety of birds. You might even spot a deer or two.
Once you are at the San Luis Bay there will be plenty of sea lions and marine birds to observe. Otters are commonly seen. It’s not unusual to spot a gray whale. The trailhead and parking lot is on Ontario Road just off of Highway 101. Bikes can be rented at Avila Hot Springs, which is nearby.
The trail is approximately 5 miles roundtrip. Dogs are allowed on leash. If you wish to start at Avila Beach and take the trail east, bike rentals are available at Wally’s Bike in downtown Avila Beach. Electric bikes can be rented at Perego also in downtown Avila Beach.
#3 – Dine at Mersea’s on the Harford Pier
Drive onto the pier a mile or so west of the downtown area to enjoy a meal at Mersea’s. This casual restaurant/bar is located at the end of pier. Dine inside or outside surrounded by the San Luis Bay. It’s a great spot to relax and watch the local marine life. Hear barking seals and watch hundreds of birds. Sometimes otters, playful dolphins, or even a whale is spotted here.
Friendly servers and very good food. The menu focuses on fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, and clam chowder, My wife and I shared the Nachos. They were delicious. Mersea’s is a must stop whenever we are in the area.
#4 – Soak in a Tub of Hot Mineral Water at Sycamore Mineral Springs
Sycamore Mineral Springs is a longtime favorite retreat. They offer gorgeous accommodations with a private hot tub filled with mineral water on the balcony outside each room. If you aren’t staying at the resort, hillside hot tubs tucked away in the trees are available by the hour.
There’s an extraordinary full service spa and a gourmet restaurant as well. Yoga, pilates, and Tah Chi classes are available daily. A creek runs through the proper and it’s a wooded, peaceful setting.
#5 – Browse the Shops in Downtown Avila Beach
Front Street runs along the beach and is a good place to start. Forgot to pack something you need for a day at the beach? The Sea Barn is sure to have it. Hula Hut sells freshly made fudge, ice cream, and deli food. Del Sol sells color changing clothing and accessories. There’s more. Wander through the charming downtown and see what you can find.
#6 – Play a Round of Golf at Avila Beach Golf Resort
The Avila Beach Golf Resort has an 18 hole championship golf course. I didn’t have a chance to golf this par 71 course, but did take a look. The course is nestled in the hills surrounding the bay. It’s a beautiful setting with fresh ocean breezes. It’s close to the ocean, but with no ocean views. The front nine is situated on hilly terrain with small, often-elevated, smooth greens within oak-lined valleys. The back nine transverses a tidal estuary, with several forced carries over the water and multi-level greens to test your will and your skill.
#7 – Spend a Day at the Beach
Avila Beach is located in the downtown area. Simply relax on the beach. If you want more action, consider body boarding or surfing. Rentals are available during the summer months at the rental stand under the Avila Beach Pier, which runs through the middle of the beach. Body boards, wet suits, surfboards, chairs, and umbrellas can all be rented.
#8 – Go Kayaking or Paddle boarding
Lessons, equipment rentals, and guided tours are all available at Avila Beach Paddlesports. All ability levels from beginner to expert can be accommodated here. Visit the historic San Luis Lighthouse, which is only accessible by kayak or paddle board.
Get up close to the many marine animals that live in these waters. Sea otters, seals, sea lions, sea stars, and numerous birds are routinely seen. Sometimes you might be lucky to catch sight of a playful dolphin or humpback whale. Reservations are required and can be made online.
#9 – Visit the Central Coast Aquarium
Visit the Central Coast Aquarium> This is a very small aquarium that’s located right on the main street in town. Learn about local sea life through hand-on experiences. There’s a touch tank of small sharks. Watch the octopus feeding. Expect to see sea stars, lobster, flounders, horse shoe crab, and sea urchins. There are special activities for young children. There’s a children’s playground next door. This aquarium is just steps from Avila Beach and the boardwalk.
Directions to Avila Beach From Highway 101
Avila Beach is approximately 10 miles south of San Luis Obispo. Take Highway 101 exit at at Avila Beach Drive and head west. Follow this road into Avila Beach.
Have you been to Avila Beach? If you have, please share your thoughts about this beach town with us. There’s a comment section below.
Buona Tavola is an amazing restaurant located in Paso Robles. The restaurant features the cuisine of northern Italy. Chef and owner, Antonio Varia, consistently creates culinary masterpieces for diners to enjoy in a casually elegant setting.
While wine tasting along the Central Coast, my wife and I stopped for lunch. The setting is casually elegant with Italian music playing softly in the background.
My wife and I shared a Caesar Salad. It was a generous serving of fresh romaine lettuce, rosemary garlic croutons, diced roma tomatoes, and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese. The Caesar dressing was homemade and delicious. Focaccia bread was served with a tasty olive tapenade. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we had found a wonderful new restaurant.
We both ordered the Petti di pollo bufalina at the recommendation of our server. This is a double breast of free-range chicken topped with mozzarella cheese and a sage white wine sauce. The chicken was nice and tender and the sauce was full of flavors.
I ordered a dessert called Crema Di Vanilla Della Buona Tavola. This is a vanilla cream custard topped with a rich caramel sauce on one side and a creamy chocolate sauce on the other half. It was wonderful. My wife had a chocolate souffle that was to die for. (I know because I helped her eat it as well!)
Everything about this meal was perfect. It’s a small, intimate setting. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing. The service was outstanding. Our server, Lisa, was friendly and attentive. We were drinking ice tea and she kept our glasses full throughout the meal.
Lunch is served on weekdays from 11:30 until 2:00. Dinner is served daily beginning at 5:30 PM. Reservations are recommended for dinner. There are two tables available out front on the patio. There’s an extensive wine list which includes both Italian and local Central Coast wines. Bottles of wine are half price on Wednesdays. They also have a full service bar.
Buona Tavola was easily our favorite restaurant of the trip. We did not have a single complaint. As we left, we were already planning when we would be able to return.
Contact Information for Buona Tavola – Paso Robles
Address: 943 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
Telephone: (805) 237-0600
Parking on the street was easy to find.
Directions Traveling South on Highway 101
1. Exit at Pine Street and go straight on Pine.
2. Turn left onto 4th Street.
3. Turn right onto Spring Street.
4. Park on the street. We usually find parking around the corner on the street.
Directions Traveling North on Highway 101
1. Take the Spring Street exit.
2. Bear right onto Spring Street.
3. Park on the street.
If you have dined at Buona Tyvola, please comment below. We’d love to heard about your dining experience.
Paso Robles Wineries
There are more than 200 wineries in Paso Robles. Most have wine tasting rooms. And this number is constantly growing. Use the Cheers-2-Wine Guide to Paso Robles Wineries to learn about the wineries and narrow down your list of wineries to visit. We have information on all of the wineries. This includes addresses, hours open, a description of each winery, and a link to the winery websites.
Click Here – Paso Robles Winery Guide
Calling all hikers and rock climbers!
Bishops Peak is a popular reserve in San Luis Obispo County. Treat yourself to a panoramic view from this rocky peak. It’s the highest peak (1546 feet) in a chain of nine volcanic buttes called the Nine Sisters. The famous rock at Morro Bay is one of the buttes in this chain. It was named long ago by the padres at Mission San Luis Obispo because of the three sharp points on its summit.
Hikers are rewarded with a spectacular view that includes Morro Bay, the Pacific Ocean, Cal Poly, and surrounding hills. It’s a 4 mile round-trip hike. The hike up takes approximately one to one and a half hours while the hike down can be done in about 45 minutes. Allow time to sit and enjoy the view, enjoy a snack, and take some pictures with your camera.
I did this hike during the morning. Next time I think I’ll bring a flashlight and time it so I can watch the sunset from the top. The rocky peak at the top of this hike would also be a fabulous place to watch the sunrise.
I recommend this as a short day hike. If you’re spending time in San Luis Obispo, it’s a great way to get out, enjoy the outdoors, and get some exercise.
Tips: Go during the week to avoid crowds. Early morning hours are also not as busy. Watch out for the poison oak that is located throughout the area.
Bishops Peak Contact Information:
San Luis Obispo County Parks Department
Telephone: (805) 781-5930
Directions from Hwy. 1
Within the city of San Luis Obispo, Highway 1 is also called Santa Rosa Street. From Santa Rosa Street turn east on E. Foothill Blvd. Turn right at Patricia. Turn left on Highland Drive. You will pass Bishop Peak Elementary School on the left. Continue on Highland until it ends. You’ll see a trail head sign on the left. Park on the street and begin your hike!
Ready for Another Hike?
If you’ve hiked to Bishop’s Peak, you’ve hiked to the tallest of the nine peaks in the series called the Nine Sisters. Why not hike to another? Hike to Black Hill, which is another of these peaks. Black Hill is a three mile round-trip hike. The Black Hill Trail begins in the campground at Morro Bay State Park. This state park is not far away. While visiting Morro Bay State Park, also consider kayaking, golfing, or even camping.
Raise a Glass
The Central Coast of California, and especially San Luis Obispo, has a number of brewmasters who are producing high quality brews. If you enjoy a good beer, be sure to visit a few of the fabulous breweries located in the area. Many are also restaurants and serve food as well. Some even have live entertainment. Click Here to learn more about San Luis Obispo breweries.
San Luis Obispo is also known for its world class wineries. This area makes some of the world’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noir. However, you will find fabulous other wines being produced here as well. There are many great wineries with tasting rooms to explore. Click Here to learn about the best San Luis Obispo Wineries to Visit.
If you have hiked to the top of Bishops Peak, please leave a comment below telling us about your experience.
Wood Family Vineyards has opened a new Livermore tasting room located at 2407 Research Drive in eastern Livermore. They are open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5.
This is a small family owned winery that produces outstanding wines using only Livermore grown grapes.
Harrison was our host at a recent tasting we attended. He is a personable young man. We enjoyed learning about his family’s story from his point of view. His enthusiasm for the Livermore Wine Country and his knowledge of their wines made for an entertaining time.
Wood Family successfully produces high quality handcrafted wines. They focus primarily on red wines. However, their one white wine is a Chardonnay called “Para Mas Amigas”, which means “for more girlfriends”. They added this Chardonnay to their wines at the request of Rhonda’s girl friends who wanted a white wine. It’s a delicious wine fermented and aged in French oak barrels, but without an obvious oak flavor. Enjoy the long toasty finish. Wine Enthusiast recently awarded this Chardonnay 92 points and named gave it their Editors Choice Award. It also won a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in 2016.
Wood Family Vineyards is known for their fabulous Zinfandels, which usually are sell-outs. “Big Wood Zin” is a blend of Zinfandel from four separate Livermore Valley Zinfandel vineyards along with a small amount of Petite Sirah.
This amazing Zin won BEST OF CLASS at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
“Buy Bueno”, which means “Very Good” in Spanish is a blend of Zinfandels from four different vineyards as well along with 1% Petite Sirah. This wine is slightly sweet but that sweetness mingles with black pepper flavors. A delightful wine. Another favorite is “GSM”, which is a blend made of Grenache 48%, Syrah 32%, and Mourvedre 20%s.
Even though the tasting room is new, this winery has consistently been producing high quality wines for years. They were previously open during special events and for wine tasting at their winery by appointment.
Locals and visitors to the area are happy to welcome this new Livermore tasting room to the Livermore Wine Country. Head on over to taste some of the very best wines of Livermore. Click here to browse the complete list of Livermore wine tasting rooms.