Adelaida Road Wine Trail
Adelaida Road wine trail is another great backroad on the Westside of Paso Robles wine country. It is dotted with many interesting wineries both old and new, small and big. The road swings up and down the hills of this famous area of Paso Robles. In 2014 this area was granted AVA status and is now known as the Adelaida District AVA. From the center of Paso Robles, take 24th Street, a left turn if you are coming from the downtown area on Spring Street. Watch carefully for the split in this road to the left where Adelaida Road meets 24th Street. Veer to the left to pick up Adelaida Road. Head up Adelaida, and in a short hop watch for Villicana on the left. Use the map below for help.
Top Wineries to visit on the Adelaida Wine Route
• Villicana Winery – Small production of wines, husband & wife team
• Alta Colina – Bold and lush Rhone wines
• Wild Coyote Winery – Big reds and big views. B&B on premises
• Daou Vineyards & Winery – Spectacular winery, spectacular views
• Adelaida Cellars – One of the first wineries in this area
• Halter Ranch Winery – Rhone and Bordeaux wines, cave tour
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Winery Descriptions, Driving Directions, Tasting Room Hours
Alex and Monica Villicana started making wine in the early 1990’s and opened the facility on Adelaida Road in 2002. 1600 cases per year of handcrafted wines are made at Villicana. The emphasis is on red wines; both Rhone and Bordeaux styles of wine are produced from the Calcareous soils of the Adelaida hills. We love the coziness of the Villicana tasting room. The winery is low key and down to earth.
Open daily from 11am-5pm, Phone: (805)226-5558
Alta Colina opened their tasting room and wine cellar in 2015. They had been making and showcasing their wine at the Villicana Winery until they opened this delightful tasting room. The tasting room looks out into the cellar, so visitors can view the action in the winemaking department. The winery has a very pleasant picnic area, well shaded and suited for complete relaxation. The red wines are big boys at Alta Colina and quite lush.
Open Thursday to Monday, 11am – 4pm. Check Website – hours could change to daily at some point. Phone: (805)227-4191
Wild Coyote Winery
Wild Coyote Winery is a small family-owned winery with a B&B on the property. Wild Coyote sits high on a hill, and there some great views of the vineyards and the whole area. The winery is fashioned in adobe-style architecture, and it has a warm and welcoming feeling. The winery is known and respected for its big, bold and juicy red wines. The winery has been there since 1995, making it one of the more established wineries in Paso Robles. Wild Coyote also has a guest house for rental.
Open daily from 10am to 5:30pm. (6pm Fri-Sun, from Apr-Oct), Phone: (805)239-4770
Daou Vineyards & Winery
Continue West on Adelaida for a short distance and look for the small sign on the left, then head up the hill to Daou. Be prepared for something spectacular as you spot Daou. Daou has a lavish tasting room and patio area. The views are not going to get much better than at Daou. You won’t be disappointed with the wines; they are just as good as the views. From 12 to 4 pm, Daou offers a very enjoyable wine and food pairing menu. See this blog report on the wine and food pairing.
Open daily 11am to 5 pm. Phone: (805)226-5460
Adelaida Cellars is one of the pioneering wineries of Paso Robles. Their first vintage was 1981 when there were only a smattering of wineries located in the entire Paso Robles wine region. Adelaida Cellars is well respected for their Rhone-style wines, with their wonderful Viognier white wine leading the way. Adelaida Cellars is ramping up to keep up with all their new winery neighbors. They have broken ground on a new wine production center and tasting room. Even now, under construction, the winery is worth a visit.
Open daily 10am to 5 pm, Phone: (800)676-1232
Halter Ranch Vineyards
The last winery on this trail is Halter Ranch. The Vineyards have long supplied other wineries, but in 2005 established their winery. A brand new winery and tasting room is set to open in 2015. Down at the entrance is an old Victorian house, a Paso Robles landmark built in 1825. Both Bordeaux and Rhone-styles wines are made at Halter, plus their Spanish Tempranillo wine. Cave tours are offered.
Open daily 11am to 5pm, Phone: (888)367-9977