Recs for Can't Miss Wineries in Paso Robles Region
After reading over this entire post we composed a list of wineries that we wanted to visit. I really wanted to respond after we went tasting not that we have any big say one way or the other but anyway the places we really liked were
Jack Creek. Their wines were all fantastic. It was a little hard to find because there wasn't really a sign but you turn on Jack Creek Rd and go rt. then it is easy to find. Their wines were really good, like I said. Everyone of them were wonderful. We got their concrete blonde and 2008 Pinot. The 2006 Pinot was incredible but quite a bit more than the 08 so we figured we would get this and IF we laid it down it would be wonderful. The tasting room girl recommended Jada which wasn't on our list but we went there anyway. Well, don't waste your time. Most of the wines were sold out. The tasting room wasn't anything great. They didn't give a discount for restaurant wine buyers which seems like shooting yourself in the foot.
We ended at Opolo. They were amazing too. All the wines--awesome. Tasting room personnel--wonderful. Beautiful surroundings. Definitely worth the drive.
Hug Cellars is another Don't miss. Definitely not one that you would normally include in your wine tour because it is in an industrial center off 46E but the wine is amazing. Augie, the winemaker, studied under the tutelage of John Alban--enough said. Just make sure you go there.