Alta Colina winery in Paso Robles – It’s the reds!

Alta Colina winery

Alta Colina winery New since our last visit to Paso Robles in 2014 is the Alta Colina winery on the scenic wine country backroad of Adelaida Road. We had a very pleasant mid afternoon at Alta Colina winery enjoying a picnic lunch and sipping a delightful Rhone red blend. The new tin structure, which you … Read more

Wine Country Backroad Vineyard Drive Paso Robles

Rangeland on the Paso Robles backroad near Vineyard Drive

Wine Country Backroad Vineyard Drive Paso Robles This is another great wine backroad through the beautiful countryside of Paso Robles heading to the west toward the Pacific Ocean. This is the Vineyard Drive wine country backroad. Along the way, you not only see wineries and vineyards but an array of oak woodland forests and grasslands. To … Read more

Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles

Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles is an old standby winery Paso Robles wine country has 200 plus wineries to visit. How does one decide on a weekend visit which of these wineries are the best to visit? Take it from two seasoned Paso Robles wine country travelers. We have taken many trips since 2001 to Paso Robles. For … Read more

Meet Tobin James

meet Tobin James

Meet Tobin James Back in August on the Wine Bloggers pre-conference trip,  Janelle and I met winery owner and winemaker Tobin James out at the Dusi Ranch where he buys many of his grapes for his label, Tobin James Cellars. We would like you to meet Tobin James because he is a character and lover of … Read more

Tablas Creek Tasting Room

tablas creek tasting room

About Tablas Creek Tasting Room and Winery Deep into the west side of Paso Robles we find this winery producing exciting Rhone style wines. The trek to the winery from Highway 101 in Paso Robles is through some very pretty backroads and very much worth the effort of getting to the Tablas Creek tasting room … Read more

Paso Robles – Highway 46 East Wineries – Quick Getaway

Highway 101 divides the Paso Robles wineries from East to West. Many of these wineries are located on spectacular backroad country on both sides of 101, very scenic and peaceful. Those wineries are mostly far off and take a bit of exploring. If you are short on time, try the wineries that parallel Highway 46 East. We paid a visit last Sunday to four wineries on the very busy Highway 46 East.

The first winery we visited was the Broken Earth winery that took over the facilities vacated by the EOS Winery. EOS Winery was purchased a couple of years ago by Foley Family Wines. The group moved the winery operations to another area of Paso Robles. The Broken Earth winery redid the color scheme and the picnic area, and it looks beautiful. The tasting room is spacious. We tasted several of the wines and felt that they were good but none that wowed us enough to purchase any for home. Although the picnic area is beautiful, the traffic noise from Highway 46 is somewhat unsettling.

Picnic area at Broken Earth
Picnic area at Broken Earth

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