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The Wine Line Tour (Paso Robles & Santa Barbara Co.)

Be sure to let me know how it goes. I've always driven myself while wine tasting, but that limits how much I can taste, which limits the fun of course. Generally, a recommendation from a local hotel staffer is a very good sign because they hear from all their guests the low down on all the local restaurants and attractions. By the way, try the West side wineries if you prefer more intimate boutique wineries. Plus the hilly terrain is beautiful, whereas the East side is basically flat. Denner, Ecluse and Opolo are my favorites on the West, and although I haven't been to Adelaida yet, it comes highly recommended and is the top West-side winery on TripAdvisor. Are you skipping Santa Ynez?

Dec 04, 2012
ACdeecee in California

The Wine Line Tour (Paso Robles & Santa Barbara Co.)

Good background information about Wine Line can be found in the Kylie Mendonca article in the New Times SLO (see http://www.newtimesslo.com/ and search wine line)

Dec 03, 2012
ACdeecee in California

Paso Robles

Gotta agree on Thomas Hill... it's menu morphs regularly so no two visits are the same, but always a palette-tantalizing event.

Dec 03, 2012
ACdeecee in California

The Wine Line Tour (Paso Robles & Santa Barbara Co.)

Your best bet is always to check with the local wine association for their recommendations, since they know the true experts. In Paso it is the PRWA (see http://www.pasowine.com/) and in Santa Ynez it is the SBCVA (see http://www.sbcountywines.com/).

Dec 03, 2012
ACdeecee in California