Adelaida Road Wine Trail
Adelaida Road wine trail is another excellent backroad on the Westside of Paso Robles wine country. This road has many exciting wineries, both old and new, small and large. The route 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. Observe 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. If you are in the mood for small plates of food, stop in at Daou Vineyards and Winery and take part in the wine and food pairing menu. They have fantastic views as well.
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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
Dining and Lodging Recommendations
Winery Descriptions, Driving Directions, Tasting Room Hours
Alex and Monica Villicana started making wine in the early 1990s and opened the facility on Adelaida Road in 2002. Villicana makes 1600 cases per year of handcrafted wines. The emphasis is on red wines; both Rhone and Bordeaux styles of wine are 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.
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 that visitors can view the action in the winemaking department. The winery had a charming picnic area, well shaded and suited for complete relaxation. The red wines are big boys at Alta Colina and quite lush.
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 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.
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 as good as the views. From 12 to 4 pm, Daou offers a delightful wine and food pairing menu. See this blog report on the wine and food pairing.
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 known for their Rhone-style wines, with their beautiful 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.
The last winery on this trail is Halter Ranch. The Vineyards have long supplied other wineries, but in 2005 established their winery. In 2015, a great winery and hospitality center opened. Down at the entrance is an old Victorian house, a Paso Robles landmark since1825. Both Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines in the Halter lineup of wines, plus their Spanish Tempranillo wine. Cave tours are available. Halter Ranch is a popular visitor spot, so please plan accordingly.
Addition Wine Routes in Paso Robles
- Highway 46 West
- Backroad Wineries Eastside
- Highway 46 East
- Vineyard Drive Wineries
- Paso Robles Wine Country Guide