Paso Robles Media Kit

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Paso Robles Media Kit
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Paso Robles Media Kit
Contents
PASO ROBLES: KEY MESSAGES & STORY IDEAS .............................................................................. 2
General/Overview ...................................................................................................................... 2
Agricultural Roots ....................................................................................................................... 2
A Wine Lovers Paradise .............................................................................................................. 3
Agritourism & Farm to Table Dining ........................................................................................... 4
Olive Oil Tasting ......................................................................................................................... 5
Approachable Luxury ................................................................................................................. 6
Wallet-Friendly ........................................................................................................................... 6
Family Fun .................................................................................................................................. 7
Fido-Friendly .............................................................................................................................. 7
Bridal Oasis ................................................................................................................................. 8
Meet & Convene ......................................................................................................................... 9
Eco-Friendly & Organic .............................................................................................................. 9
Romance .................................................................................................................................. 10
Adventure/Outdoor Activities ................................................................................................. 10
About Paso Robles, CA .............................................................................................................. 11
About the Travel Paso Robles Alliance ..................................................................................... 11
PASO ROBLES: FACT SHEET ........................................................................................................... 12
PASO ROBLES: FUN FACTS & CURIOSITIES .................................................................................... 16
PASO ROBLES: HISTORY AND CULTURE ........................................................................................ 18
ACCOMMODATIONS ..................................................................................................................... 31
Travel Paso Robles Alliance Members ...................................................................................... 31
FARM ROUND-UP.......................................................................................................................... 34
BRIDAL ROUNDUP ......................................................................................................................... 39
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PASO ROBLES: KEY MESSAGES & STORY IDEAS
General/Overview – A burgeoning California destination, Paso Robles is nestled in the
Santa Lucia Mountains of Central California midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco,
and easily accessible by car, plane and train. A historic agricultural region, the area was
originally developed by the Salinan Indians, who were later followed by the San Miguel Mission
Padres in the late 18th century.
Today, this stunning retreat offers the authentic California experience boasting untouched
natural beauty, a bounty of farm fresh cuisine supplied from organic and specialty farms, 200+
wineries, first-class shopping, a wide selection of accommodations, golf and entertainment and
an extensive variety of activities and experiences that appeal to everyone - from families,
couples and groups to girlfriend getaways, wedding and meetings.
Agricultural Roots – Long known for its fertile soil and therapeutic hot springs, the Paso
Robles region has a rich agricultural history beginning with the Salinan Indians who inhabited
the land thousands of years before the Spanish mission era, praising the healing benefits of the
region’s abundant thermal waters.
Formal farming techniques, winemaking and cattle ranching were introduced in 1790 by the
Spanish conquistadors and Franciscan missionaries (Mission-era wine fermentation vats can still
be seen at nearby Mission San Miguel). The area became more populated by the mid-1800s
when European settlers joined the Native American, Mexican and Spanish residents, and
tourists came in greater numbers to enjoy “El Paso de Robles Hot and Cold Sulfur Springs and
the Only Natural Mud Baths in the World,” which had been developed and promoted by
prominent local land owners Daniel D. Blackburn and Drury James (the uncle of the outlaw
Jesse James), who envisioned a planned spa community.
During this time, Paso Robles also grew to be known as “Almond City” since it possessed the
world’s largest concentration of almond orchards, a title that would stick until the Central
Valley gained access to plentiful irrigation. In 1882, Andrew York, a settler from Indiana,
introduced commercial winemaking when he planted vineyards and established the Ascension
Winery at what is now York Mountain Winery. The Nerelli’s, Dusi’s, Martinelli’s, Busi’s, Vosti’s
and Bianchi’s are a few of the other families that launched Paso Robles wineries in the early
20th century.
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Today there are more than 200 wineries in the area, and agriculture is Paso Robles’ main
industry, with wine grapes being the leading crop, followed by broccoli, strawberries, walnuts
and olives.
Cattle ranching is also a leading industry. The famed California Mid-State Fair began in 1946 and
continues to be a vibrant part of the community. Hot spring treatments are still available at the
Paso Robles Inn and River Oaks Hot Springs Spa, and the City Park remains the heart of the
community. A leader in California’s agriculture industry, nearby San Luis Obispo hosted one of
California’s first farmers’ markets in the 1970s. Today, there are approximately 15 farmers'
markets in San Luis Obispo County including the Paso Robles Farmers Market held on Saturday
mornings and Tuesday afternoons.
Today visitors can take a step back in time at the Pioneer museum which is filled with detailed
displays, historical literature and educational tours (there are even 100+ year old pieces of farm
equipment on display). Each October, visitors and locals alike will get a taste of what life was
like back in the days of the early pioneers as they enjoy live music, a bean cook off, a pet show,
a little cowgirl/cowboy contest, a car show and an exciting old fashioned parade through
downtown at Pioneer Day. The Paso Robles Event Center (also known as the California MidState Fairgrounds) regularly hosts cattle shows and agricultural fairs.
A Wine Lovers Paradise - Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of idyllic Central California
midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing
wine region and its largest geographic appellation. In the mid 1990’s, Paso Robles was home to
35 wineries and 13,000 acres of grapes. Today there are more than 200 wineries, many of
whom are small boutique producers dotting the countryside amongst Paso Robles’ 26,000
vineyard acres.
Although the region is largely known for its stellar Rhone varietals, there are more than 40 wine
grape varietals and blends are produced - from Spanish to Italian to Bordeaux and Rhône,
including the area's heritage variety Zinfandel. This vast area boasts six different wine regions,
each with their own distinct microclimate and terroir including the Back Roads Wineries, Far
Out Wineries, Pleasant Valley Wine Trail, Downtown Wineries, 46 East Wineries and 46 West
Wineries. Wine lovers can visit a large variety of tasting rooms, many of which offer picnic areas
and specialty winemaker dinners. Convenient transportation includes the Wine Line, a
continuous hop-on, hop-off series of BioDiesel vans that run throughout the wine region, and
Wine Wrangler offers a wide variety of wine country tours. For those who desire a hands-on
approach to wine, First Crush offers wine making and blending classes. Or, book one of
Steinbeck Vineyards’ educational “Crash Courses” to learn about the history of the Paso Robles
wine region, sustainable wine growing and more. For a roundup of the area’s top wine events,
visit www.travelpaso.com.
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Agritourism & Farm to Table Dining - Paso Robles is a gourmand’s playground. Organic
fruits and vegetables abound, as well as grass-fed meats, virgin olive oil and artisanal cheese.
Located only 30 minutes from the California coast, the area’s aquaculture provides an
abundance of fresh fish, oysters and even abalone. This rich bounty, coupled by a vast wine
region, has created a natural marriage of culinary and wine that is inspiring many ambitious and
creative chefs from all over the country to move to the area to open restaurants. As a result,
Paso Robles has become a leader in innovative farm fresh cuisine. Working hand in hand with
area farmers, ranchers and fisherman, innovative local cuisine abounds on menus throughout
the area including hotspots such as Thomas Hill Organics, Artisan, Cass Winery Café, Farmstand
46, Il Cortile Ristorante, Enoteca and Paso Robles Inn Restaurant. Several chefs have taken it
upon themselves to grow their own produce including Farmstand 46, Thomas Hill Organics and
Villa Creek.
Farms are aplenty and many are open to the public including:
Mt. Olive Organic Farm - 150 acres of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers are grown
and cattle and chicken are raised. Plus everything is for sale including delicious
homemade jams, sauces, salsas, breads and olive oils.
Biodynamic Wind Rose Farm - features 80 types of fruits and vegetables, offering
numerous varieties of each crop including a dozen kinds of lettuce, 45 different types of
apples and more than 100 heirloom tomatoes.
Happy Acres Family Farm – take a tour of this goat cheese farm and pick up some fresh
goat milk, cheese, ice cream, lotion and soap, all made right on site.
Stoltey’s Bee Farm - taste and purchase wild honey and natural bee products (805) 4660473 (no website)
Fat Cat Farms – pick up some fresh herbs at this specialty farm (805) 239-0743 (no
website)
Jack Creek Farms – this fifth generation farm boasts demonstration gardens, a farm
store, farm animals, a bakery, antique farm equipment on display, fields of sunflowers,
seasonal vine ripe tomatoes, cherries, figs pumpkins, olallieberries, apples and much
more.
Pasolivo Ranch – sample some of the area’s best olive oil while learning how olive oil is
made.
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Limerock Orchards - each autumn this family run farm hand harvests exceptional
walnuts to make gourmet walnut oil.
Central Coast Lavender Farms – this seven acre Lavender farm features essential oils,
hydrosols, fine culinary lavenders as well as natural paraben free skin care and wellbeing heath and home essentials
Chefs purchase their food for the week, and farmers and artisans come from all over the area
for the Paso Robles Farmers Market held on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. Local
specialty stores dotting the downtown square sell gourmet cheeses, olive oils, chocolates and
more. A host of wineries, such as Still Waters Vineyards, are also growing vegetables and giving
them away as a special gift to visitors. www.northcountyfarmersmarket.com or
www.countryfarmandcraftmarket.com.
Olive Oil Tasting – Paso Robles is well known for their grapes, but olives are another huge
crop in the area. Sharing a common history with California’s grapes, California’s olives came to
the state in the 18th century, when Spanish missionaries planted olive trees and grapevines at
each of the 21 missions established between Sonoma and San Diego. The olive oil industry was
born and thrived through the 19th century, then waned, then resurged at the end of the 20th
century as Americans began to discover its health benefits. Visitors can learn how olive oil is
made and taste varieties at several olive oil farms, tasting rooms and festivals. A sampling
includes:
Pasolivo – Sample local olive oil where extra virgin olive oil is made of Tuscan olives
grown on their ranch. They have over 45 acres of olive trees, in varieties chosen
specifically for their excellent oil. Olives are pressed in their own olive press, just steps
away from the orchard.
We Olive – For an urban olive oil tasting experience, head to We Olive in downtown
Paso Robles to taste more than 30 specialty, extra virgin olive oils, both local and
national.
Olive Festival – held annually in August in the Downtown City Park, visitors will enjoy
complimentary olive oil and olive product sampling (including olive oil ice cream!) from
producers from all over California, a “Culinary Row” filled with delectable local cuisine,
local wine and beer tasting and an open olive dish cooking contest.
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Approachable Luxury - Sophisticated travelers longing to experience a luxurious wine
country vacation in a stunning, unspoiled slice of California will find Paso Robles to be the
perfect getaway. The area offers all of the amenities of other well-known California wine
regions, yet with approachable small town sophistication.
Located in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Central California midway between Los Angeles and
San Francisco, Paso Robles is California’s fastest growing wine region with 200+ vintners
boasting many select renowned boutique winemakers producing highly coveted wines such as
Tablas Creek, Denner Vineyards, Vina Robles, L’Aventure and Saxum.
Epicureans will find that the cuisine rivals that of large cosmopolitan cities yet with a relaxed,
local style. Not-to-be-missed restaurants such as Enoteca, Villa Creek, Bistro Laurent, Artisan,
Thomas Hill Organics and il cortile are creating innovative farm-fresh cuisine that pairs
wonderfully with the robust local wines.
Hotel Cheval and La Bellasera provide ideal retreats with refined amenities such as fireplaces,
sumptuous beds and soaking tubs. River Oak Hot springs offers a variety of spa treatments
incorporating the on-site mineral spring waters.
Champion golf courses, upscale boutique shopping, artisan food stores such as We Olive, Rocky
Mountain Chocolate Factory and Vivant Fine Cheese and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions such
as Hearst Castle State Park and historic Mission San Miguel de Arcangel provide the ultimate,
well-rounded, upscale yet relaxed escape.
Wallet-Friendly – Situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is
the ideal, centrally located California destination for travelers on a budget seeking a high quality
wine country getaway without breaking the bank. More affordable than other well-known
California wine country regions, Paso Robles boasts a wide selection of hotels with reasonably
priced, comfortable accommodations such as Adelaide Inn, Black Oak Motor Lodge, La Quinta
Inn & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott. Delicious meals can be enjoyed for a fraction of the
cost at spots such as Basil Thai, Odyssey World Cafe and El Vino Mexican Restaurant. There are
many free and low cost activities to be enjoyed including hiking and biking on pristine trails and
picnicking on the charming downtown square (Di Raimondo’s is a great spot to pick up lunch to
go). Most of the wineries charge low tasting fees (around $5) and will credit towards a bottle
purchase. Affordable yet fantastic wine can be found for under $35 per bottle. Parking is easy
and free throughout the area.
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Family Fun - For a family-friendly California adventure head to Paso Robles where moms,
dads and little ones will enjoy a fun and comfortable getaway with a wide range of activities
and places to stay.
Many hotels and inns such as La Quinta Inn & Suites, Adelaide Inn, Paso Robles Inn, Black Oak
Motor Lodge, and Courtyard by Marriott feature swimming pools and are equipped with
convenient amenities such as mini-fridges and microwaves. Families can explore the swimming
and boating adventures of Lake Nacimiento, the Children’s Museum, the splashing adventure of
Ravine Water Park, nearby beaches, bicycling, Hearst Castle State Park, hiking, festivals,
cowboys and so much more.
Farm visits offer a chance for families to enjoy an authentic, hands-on learning experience:
learn how goat cheese is made on one of Happy Acres Family Farm’s educational tours; pick
pumpkins at River K’s seasonal pumpkin patches; head to Mt. Olive Organic Farm where more
than 150 acres of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers are grown and cattle and chicken are
raised; and for tomato tasting, seasonal apple picking, farm tours and animal bottle feeding,
biodynamic Windrose Farm has it all.
For a true equestrian experience, Harris Stage Lines offers year-round Horse Day Camps where
children will experience a real working horse riding, driving and training ranch. Budding artists
will find inspiration and instruction at Studio on the Park’s Summer Youth Arts Program
featuring classes on painting, sewing and even working with beeswax.
Fido-Friendly - Dog owners and their furry friends will find pet-friendly Paso Robles to be an
ideal vacation. Located on the Central Coast of California midway between Los Angeles and San
Francisco, this stunning area offers many hiking trails and serene outdoor areas for Fido to
explore.
A wide range of hotels and inns are pet-friendly including the new La Quinta Inn & Suites, luxury
boutique Hotel Cheval, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Farmhouse Motel,
Travelodge and Motel 6. For a bite to eat, Panolivo and Odyssey World Cafe restaurants have
dog-friendly outdoor patios. Wine lovers will be happy to know that more than 20 wineries
welcome dogs including Arroyo Robles, Chumeia, Firestone, J. Paul, Rosilez, Still Waters
Vineyards and Tobin James.
For some fun in the sun, grab a ball and head to one of the area’s four off-leash dog parks:
Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero, Cambria Dog Park in Cambria or El Chorro Regional Park and
Dog Park and Nipomo Park Off-Leash Area, both in San Luis Obispo. Or, head slightly north of
Morro Bay State Beach for a popular dog-friendly, off-leash seaside escape.
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Bridal Oasis – With breathtaking natural splendor dotted with scenic wineries, parks, a
charming downtown square, rolling hills, enchanting oaks, wild flowers in early spring and
blooming vineyards and pristine lakes, Paso Robles is an ideal spot for a romantic rural
wedding.
From wine country sophistication to beautiful outdoor settings, couples can choose from a
variety of venues including churches, chapels, ranches, farms and a large selection of gorgeous
wineries such as Adelaida Cellars, Silver Horse and Vina Robles. For couples seeking a bucolic
outdoor location, Santa Margarita Ranch boasts nearly 15,000 acres of open pastures,
vineyards and gardens.
Perfectly situated amidst the scenic vineyards of the Central Coast wine country and
surrounded by centuries-old oak trees and tranquil lakes, Hunter Ranch Golf Course provides a
spectacular wedding location. At River Oaks, couples can host their special day at a choice of
two idyllic locations offering a romantic gazebo or an open air pavilion, both surrounded by a
glistening lake and lush greens.
Chateau Felipe offers a private, natural setting for special events with a picturesque site nestled
on the banks of a large pond, surrounded by the tranquility of a waterfall, mature oak trees,
and an estate vineyard. Host a romantically rustic wedding in a 100 year old barn at Grand
Chenier Ranch.
Built in 1797, Mission San Miguel is a National Historical Landmark that has a beautiful chapel
available for weddings. Historic Paso Robles Inn offers several options – from the grand
ballroom to the stunning outdoor gardens.
For a specialty resort setting, La Bellasera Inn & Suites hosts weddings up to 150 people.
Newlyweds and honeymooners will enjoy lavish accommodations at boutique Hotel Cheval.
Wedding guests enjoying a long weekend getaway will be well entertained by the wide range of
local activities – from wine tasting, hiking and biking to golfing and cultural attractions such as
Hearst Castle and the Mission.
A large selection of accommodations offers something for everyone – from budget-friendly
motels to high-end luxury resorts. American Star Trailways provides easy and convenient
transportation around the area for guests.
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Meet & Convene – With its beautiful vineyard covered rolling hills, oak groves and scenic
mountain views, Paso Robles is the place where groups can loosen up their ties, breathe a little
deeper and experience a new meeting adventure.
Conveniently located on the serene California Central Coast midway between San Francisco and
Los Angeles and easily accessible by air, train and auto, this is the ideal meeting destination for
small to mid-size groups seeking an affordable rural destination with world-class amenities,
attractions and fun group activities.
From intimate meeting space among vineyards, a historic grand hotel ballroom at Paso Robles
Inn, an elegant party room at La Bellasera, or a large multi-purpose venue such as the Paso
Robles Event Center, Paso Robles boasts a wide variety of meeting options.
For a formal business meeting setting, head to Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton and La Quinta
Inn & Suites. Take a journey into the past and enjoy western hospitality, team-building ranch
games and good old fashioned BBQ with Harris Stage Lines.
A wide selection of nearby accommodations offer convenient cooperative lodging so guests can
enjoy a range of experiences. After the workday is done, meeting attendees can enjoy the
area’s pleasures including award-winning wine and olive oil tasting, winemaking seminars at
First Crush, golfing, gourmet dining, and nearby beaches, pristine lakes, Hearst Castle State Park
and much more.
Eco-Friendly & Organic – Paso Robles, located in the heart of the California Central Coast
midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is on the cutting edge of organic and
biodynamic food and wine.
Many farms, including Wind Rose and Mt. Olive Organic Farm, are producing some of the
country’s finest produce that is being served on local menus such as renowned culinary
destination Artisan. Nature’s Touch Nursery is a seasonal gourmet grocery that specializes in
locally grown, certified organic and naturally grown produce, dairy, fruits, breads and meats.
They also have a specialty plant nursery that only stocks California natives, flowers and certified
organic vegetable and herbal plants.
Highly acclaimed Thomas Hill Organics, Villa Creek restaurant and Farmstand 46 both have their
own farms providing just-picked produce for their kitchens. And in Paso Robles, organics isn’t
limited to just food – head to Certified Organic Central Coast Lavender Farm for u-pick lavender
and to purchase a variety of specialty items created onsite.
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More than 200 wineries thrive in the area, many of which utilize sustainable and organic
farming techniques including Pipestone Vineyards, AmByth Estate and Tablas Creek. For a
complete list of SIP Certified vineyards, click here.
Romance - With its majestic rolling hills, scenic beauty and a plethora of charming and fun
activities, Paso Robles offers couples a blissful, off-the-beaten-path romantic getaway. Whether
they are planning a wedding, honeymoon or just need time away, Paso Robles has something
for everyone.
Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains on the serene Central California Coast, midway between
Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles features over 200+ wineries that offer romantic
wedding locations, fabulous wine and charming picnic spots.
Still Waters Vineyards & Winery, Eberle Winery and Steinbeck Vineyards are great spots to
enjoy an outdoor picnic overlooking the vineyards. Renowned dining at restaurants such as
Artisan, il cortile, Enoteca and Deborah’s Room at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery offer blissful
meals.
Paso Robles boasts a charming downtown grassy square surrounded by shops, galleries and
wine and olive oil tasting rooms. Couples can take cooking classes with a local renowned chef,
art classes at Studios on the Park, wine taste along the stunning Vineyard Drive. Head to River
Oaks Hot Springs Spa to enjoy the natural mineral springs or spa treatments, or make their own
goat cheese at a local farm.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy scenic hiking, biking through the rolling hills or horseback riding
at one of the many farms and ranches in the region. Paso Robles offers a wide range of
romantic retreats to suit any budget from the luxurious Hotel Cheval and La Bellasera Inn &
Suites, to the historic Paso Robles Inn, and budget-friendly, yet cozy Adelaide Inn, Hampton Inn
and La Quinta Inn & Suites.
Adventure/Outdoor Activities – Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains
midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles offers a wide variety of options
for visitors to roll up their sleeves and get back to nature. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in
the plethora of fun activities.
From biking the windy rolling hills of Paso Robles to hiking the coastal bluffs at Montana de Oro,
there are plenty of outdoor activities to please everyone. Head to Central Coast Lavender Farm
where visitors can pick their own lavender.
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Learn how wine is made at Steinbeck Vineyards or at First Crush seminars where a wide range
of hands-on classes are available. Make goat cheese from start to finish at Happy Acre Farms.
Find homemade goodies, fresh made honey, heirloom tomatoes and discover plenty of farm
animals at Jack Creek Farms.
For the adventurer at heart, take a wine tour with Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours. Climb aboard a
classic, custom CJ8 Scrambler for a back-country adventure to taste some of Paso Robles’ finest
wines off the beaten path. For a bit more dirt under the fingernails, Harris Stage Lines offers
authentic Stagecoach rides and driving lessons, rodeo and horse shows, and horse camps for
kids. Or, take a journey to the past at Work Ranch to go horseback riding and spend the day
learning the life of a rancher tending to cows, goats and chickens in the glorious countryside.
About Paso Robles, CA
Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of the Central California Coast midway between Los
Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is a welcoming retreat that offers the authentic
California experience. The extensive variety of activities and experiences provide enjoyment for
everyone including untouched natural beauty, more than 200 wineries, renowned cultural
attractions including nearby Hearst Castle, a bounty of fresh cuisine supplied by local organic
specialty farmers, ranchers and fisherman, first-class shopping, golf and entertainment, and
much more. Visitors can choose from a wide selection of accommodations, from historic hotels
and boutique inns to leading brand properties and affordable, family friendly motels. For
information on how to make the most of your stay in Paso Robles and to order a free visitor
guide, visit www.travelpaso.com, call (888) 988-PASO (7276) or email [email protected] For
the latest news on the area, visit http://blog.travelpaso.com, join us on Facebook
www.facebook.com/travelpaso and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/travelpaso.
About the Travel Paso Robles Alliance
The Travel Paso Robles Alliance (TPRA) was founded in 2008 by a group of 19 area hoteliers
with the mission to market Paso Robles as world class visitor destination. The alliance offers
information on the 1,100 luxury, specialty, value, and budget room choices available to visitors,
as well upcoming events, leisure and group activities and specialty promotions. For more
information on Paso Robles and to order a free visitor guide, visit www.travelpaso.com, call
(888) 988-PASO (7276) or email [email protected] For the latest news on the area, visit
http://blog.travelpaso.com, join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/travelpaso and follow us
on Twitter www.twitter.com/travelpaso.
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PASO ROBLES: FACT SHEET
Official Name:
El Paso de Robles (Spanish for “The Pass of Oaks”)
Overview:
A burgeoning destination, Paso Robles is a stunning Central Coast retreat that offers the authentic
California experience. The area boasts untouched natural beauty, a bounty of farm fresh cuisine
supplied from organic and specialty farms, more than 200 wineries, first-class shopping, a wide selection
of accommodations, golf and entertainment. Paso Robles also offers an extensive variety of activities
and experiences that appeal to everyone - from families, couples and groups to girlfriend getaways,
wedding and meetings.
Location:
Nestled in the coastal mountain range of Central California, Paso Robles is situated along Highway 101,
230 miles north of Los Angeles and 210 miles south of San Francisco. Paso, as the locals call it, is easily
accessible by car, plane and train located 70 miles west of Interstate 5 and just 30 minutes from the San
Luis Obispo County Airport (SBP). Located just 17 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, the City of Paso Robles
rests at 740 feet above sea level.
Population & Size:
Paso Robles is the fastest growing city in San Luis Obispo County. It is estimated that the 2010
population is approximately 32,400, and that it will reach 44,000 by 2025. The city of Paso Robles
consists of 19 square miles.
Climate:
Paso Robles has many distinct microclimates due to the proximity of the Pacific Ocean, numerous
canyons and valleys and varying elevations. The area has the largest variation in high daytime and low
nighttime temperatures of any region in California because of the cool marine air that flows east
through the Templeton Gap and south along the Salinas River Valley from the Monterey Bay.
Year round average daytime temperatures range from approximately 42 degrees Fahrenheit in the
winter to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Paso Robles often experiences an early spring, giving
the region a unique climate suitable for growing a variety of crops, ranging from grapes to olives, and
broccoli to almonds as well as other tree nuts. Summer is characterized by warm, clear days, fall is
typically rain-free and warm, and winters are often very cool and moist. Rainfall precipitation averages
12 inches to 14 inches per year.
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Getting There & Local Transportation:
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Car Rentals: Enterprise Car Rental is a local provider. For reservations, contact (805) 239-0628.
On-Site Transportation: A wealth of transportation services are available including shuttle vans,
limousines, buses, trolleys, wine tour companies and even helicopter tours.
Air:
• Located just 32 miles south of Paso Robles, the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
offers commercial air travel. Direct flights are offered from San Francisco, Los Angeles and
Phoenix. For more information, contact (805) 781-5205.
• The Paso Robles Municipal Airport serves charter flights, including larger private jets. For
more information, contact (805) 237-3877.
Rail & Bus: Amtrak and Greyhound depots are located at Paso Robles’ North County Transit
Center located in downtown Paso Robles. The Coast Starlight train makes two stops daily,
southbound and northbound. Amtrak buses also pick up at the depot. For information, contact
the transit center at (805) 238-1242. A county bus also runs between San Luis Obispo and Paso
Robles. Contact: (805) 541-2228.
Visitor Services:
A Visitor Center is located at 1225 Park Street in Downtown Paso Robles and provides maps, visitor
guides and helpful recommendations.
Industry:
Agriculture is Paso Robles’ main industry, with wine grapes being the leading crop, followed by broccoli,
strawberries, walnuts and olives. Cattle ranching is also a leading industry, with the rapidly growing
tourism industry a close third.
Popular Attractions:
Paso Robles offers an Authentic California™ experience. Visitors will want to return repeatedly to enjoy,
and stay longer when they do. Popular attractions include:
• Downtown Paso Robles City Square–This picturesque grassy square is the epicenter for weekly
farmers’ markets, and an annual roster of food, wine and cultural events. It’s surrounded by
boutique shops, wine tasting rooms, cafes, artisan shops, art galleries, antiques, turn-of-thecentury architecture and a wide selection of acclaimed restaurants.
• Mission de San Miguel - Founded in 1797, Mission de San Miguel is a national historical
landmark that has been an important part of Central Coast history for more than 200 years.
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Visitors can attend Mass, explore the museum and partake in special events.
www.missionsanmiguel.org
• Wine Region - Wine aficionados seeking world-class wines, a relaxed atmosphere and value
will delight in exploring California’s fastest growing wine region, currently home to more than
200 highly acclaimed vintners. This vast area boasts seven different wine regions, each with
their own distinct microclimate and terroir including the Back Roads Wineries, Far Out
Wineries, Pleasant Valley Wineries, Union Road Wine Trail, Downtown Wineries, 46 East
Wineries and 46 West Wineries. Wine lovers can visit a large variety of tasting rooms, many of
which offer picnic areas and specialty winemaker dinners. www.pasowine.com.
• Hearst Castle – Located in San Simeon, a short 40 minute drive through Paso Robles wine
country to the coast, this national historic landmark is a must-see, offering a fascinating inside
look at the life of legendary newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Designed and built
by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947, this lavish mansion features a magnificent
115-room main house with acclaimed art work, guesthouses, pools and eight acres of
cultivated gardens. www.hearstcastle.org.
• Ravine Water Park – The perfect spot to cool off during the summer months, this wet and wild
aquatic park provides hours of fun entertainment. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the wide range
of activities from tubing and water slides to a wave pool. Open Memorial Day through midSeptember. www.ravinewaterpark.com.
• Farmers’ Markets – There are approximately 15 farmers' markets in San Luis Obispo County
including 3 in the Paso Robles/Templeton region, two held on Saturday mornings and one
Tuesday afternoons. Sample and purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, area-produced food and
beverages, nationally-renowned olive oil, grass-fed beef, artisan cheeses and other delicacies.
www.countryfarmandcraftmarket.com.
Popular Activities:
Paso Robles offers a wide variety of year round activities for visitors that include:
• Wine Tasting – Oenophiles and novices alike will delight in exploring Paso Robles’ vast wine
region consisting of 26,000 vineyard acres. While Rhone style wines are dominant, there are
over 40 wine grape varietals and blends to taste at the more than 200 wineries.
• The Arts - The Paso Robles art scene has made a stealthy rise to prominence over the past five
years, and the once-sleepy agricultural town now offers FOUR art galleries, an open working
artists’ studio housing over 20 artists, a monthly wine and art stroll and the largest annual art
festival within 200 miles, the Paso Robles Festival of the Arts, preparing for its 5th year on
Memorial Day weekend, 2013.
• Dining – The area’s abundance of fresh seafood, vegetables, cheese and wine has inspired
many top chefs to open acclaimed restaurants celebrating local California cuisine. The city’s
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wide dining variety also celebrates Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Continental,
American, French and Mediterranean cuisines.
• Agritourism – Paso Robles boasts a wide selection of farms that are open to the public – from
sampling fresh fruit and vegetables at Mt. Olive Organic Farm and Wind Rose Farm to making
your own goat cheese at Happy Acres Family Farm and tasting fresh wild honey at Stoley’s Bee
Farm. Visitors can learn how olive oil is produced and sample some of the area’s best at
Pasolivo Ranch. Limerock Orchards hand harvests exceptional walnuts to make gourmet
walnut oil. With a special emphasis on sourcing local products, visitors can learn more about
how and where food is produced at these farms and many more.
• Cycling - The wide-open roads and picturesque vineyards of Paso Robles are the perfect recipe
for a memorable cycling excursion. Bicyclists can choose from gentle rides through the city’s
historic downtown, or demanding treks through the Central Coast’s scenic wine country. Avid
cyclists will enjoy the 39-mile Vineyard Drive Loop that winds through rugged westside wine
country, while others will appreciate the gentler 21-mile Star Farms Loop. Wine tasting and
picnic facilities are found along most local cycling routes. Cruising around downtown is also a
favorite pastime. There’s a reason why the Great Western Bicycle Rally has called Paso Robles
home for the past 35 years. For a full sampling of local rides, visit
www.greatwesternbicyclerally.com/rides.htm.
• Horseback Riding - The equestrian lover will find plenty to appreciate about Paso Robles, from
the many beautiful areas to go horseback riding to numerous professional shows and events to
watch. The Paso Robles Event Center has become an epicenter for some of the nation’s most
prominent equestrian events such as the annual Equine Experience, the National Stock Horse
Association Snaffle Bit Futurity event (the triathlon of the western horse world), The National
Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, and the Miss Rodeo California Pageant.
• Hiking – Paso Robles offers breathtaking hikes suitable for all ranges of activity level, from the
rugged coastal hills west of the city to the wide-open spaces to the east.
• Golf - Paso Robles is home to a four and one-half star golf course and a links course, as well as
ten additional courses within a 30 minute drive of the city. Visitors enjoy a full range of public
that offer challenging courses with beautiful scenery and easy proximity to award winning
wineries, restaurants, hotels and conference facilities.
• Shopping – Stroll around Downtown Paso Robles and discover local artisan shops, upscale
clothing boutiques, gourmet food, wine markets and much more. The wide range of stores
offer something for everyone’s taste and budget.
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PASO ROBLES: FUN FACTS & CURIOSITIES
 The official name for Paso Robles is “El Paso de Robles”, Spanish for “The Pass of Oaks.” Other
historic names for Paso Robles included “Hot Springs,” “Springs” and “Agua Caliente.” Hot sulfur
springs still flow through Paso Robles and are open to the public in three locations: River Oaks
Hot Springs Spa, Franklin Hot Springs and in select guest rooms at the Paso Robles Inn.
 Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio spent the first night of their honeymoon at the Clifton motel
on the south side of Paso Robles in 1954. They were married in San Francisco and were en route
to Palm Springs. While no longer a motel, the building is still on the corner of 1st and Spring
Streets.
 Drury James, the uncle of the outlaw Jesse James, was one of the city’s original architects who
built the original Hotel El Paso de Robles. He also gave the town a two-block city park and
envisioned a planned spa community, heavily publicizing the area as a hot springs tourist
attraction.
 What do Paso Robles and the television shows, “American Idol” and “So, You Think You Can
Dance” have in common? Nigel Lythgoe, who has worked as a producer on both shows, owns a
vineyard and is building a winery in the Paso Robles wine country. His winery project was spun
into the reality television show “Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes.” The label for the new
winery is Villa San Juliette.
 Beginning in 1914 and for 25 years thereafter, the piano virtuoso and Polish statesman Ignacy
Paderewski visited Paso Robles as a place of respite between his concert tours and other
responsibilities. He purchased 2,000 acres and planted Petite Sirah and Zinfandel on his Rancho
San Ignacio vineyard in the Adelaide area. With his performances at the Paso Robles Inn, he
became a fixture amid a glittering scene, which entertained the likes of Jack Dempsey, President
Theodore Roosevelt, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Douglas Fairbanks, Boris Karloff, Bob Hope and
Clark Gable.
 Once known as the “Almond City,” Paso Robles possessed the world’s largest concentration of
almond orchards until the Central Valley gained access to plentiful irrigation.
 The California Mid-State Fair draws more than 360,000 attendees annually to the Paso Robles
Event Center. Known for showcasing big-name bands and artists such as Aerosmith, Tim
McGraw, Rod Stewart, Alan Jackson and Fergie, the fair has been in existence since 1946.
 From 1924 to 1934, the Pittsburgh Pirates were headquartered at Hotel El Paso de Robles during
their spring training. The ballpark they used in downtown Paso Robles had been previously used
by the Chicago White Sox.
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 Paso Robles’ oldest continuously running winery is York Mountain (first named Ascension
Winery) which was founded in 1882 just west of Templeton.
 The “Templeton Gap,” a notch in the coastal Santa Lucia mountain range, allows marine air to
cascade inland and across the Paso Robles wine country—a cooling influence that fosters quality
and complexity in the local wines. Temperature swings of 50 degrees within a 24-hour period
are not uncommon during the late summer months.
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PASO ROBLES: HISTORY AND CULTURE
Late Eighteenth Century: The Early Years
Paso Robles, California has a rich agricultural history beginning with the native Salinan Indians who
inhabited the land thousands of years before the Spanish mission era, drawn by the region’s abundance
of fertile soil and the healing benefits of its therapeutic hot springs. As far back as 1795, Paso Robles had
been spoken of and written about as “California’s oldest watering place” - the place to go for springs and
mud baths. Formal farming techniques, winemaking and cattle ranching were introduced in 1790 by the
Spanish conquistadors and Franciscan missionaries (Mission-era wine fermentation vats can still be seen
at nearby Mission San Miguel).
The Nineteenth Century: A Developing Region
The area became more populated by the mid-1800s when European settlers joined the Native American,
Mexican and Spanish residents, and tourists came in greater numbers to enjoy “El Paso de Robles Hot
and Cold Sulfur Springs and the Only Natural Mud Baths in the World.” During this time, Paso Robles
also grew to be known as the “Almond City,” as it possessed the world’s largest concentration of almond
orchards, a title that would remain until the Central Valley gained access to irrigation water.
Paso Robles Rancho (also known as the Paso de Robles Land Grant) was originally granted to Pedro
Narvaez, who bequeathed the estate to Petronilo Rios. In 1857, the entire rancho was purchased by
partners James H. Blackburn, Daniel Drew Blackburn, and Lazarus Godehaux for $8,000. In 1860, the
partners divided the estate, with Daniel Blackburn taking the hot springs and a league of land
surrounding it. In 1865, he sold a half-interest to a Mr. McCreel, who in turn sold out to Drury James, a
brother-in-law of D.D. Blackburn and uncle of the famous outlaw Jesse James.
In 1864, a correspondent to the San Francisco Bulletin wrote that there was every prospect that Paso
Robles hot springs could become the watering place of California. By 1868 people were traveling from as
far away as Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, and even Alabama to visit Paso Robles’ hot springs. Besides the wellknown mud baths, there were the Iron Spring and the Sand Spring, which bubbled through the sand and
were said to produce invigorating sensations for those that availed themselves of the Springs’
therapeutic waters.
In 1873, J.H. Blackburn bought back a quarter interest in the hot springs, making the city the joint
property of the Blackburn brothers and Drury James. Even at the inception of the town, the partners
realized the potential of the hot springs and proceeded to develop them into an attraction.
In 1882, Andrew York, a settler from Indiana, introduced commercial winemaking when he planted
vineyards and established the Ascension Winery at what is now York Mountain Winery. The
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winemaking industry would expand in the early 20th century under the guidance of several vintner
families, including the Nerellis, Dusis, Martinellis, Busis, Vostis and Bianchis.
By the time the railroad arrived in the late 1880s, Drury James and the Blackburn brothers issued a
pamphlet advertising “El Paso de Robles Hot and Cold Sulphur Springs and the Only Natural Mud Baths
in the World.” They attracted investors to help establish the beginnings of a town with cosmopolitan
amenities including first class accommodations, a reading room, barber shop, a telegraph office, a
general store, a top-of-the-line livery stable, and comfortably furnished cottages for families that
preferred privacy to the bustle of the hotels. Visitors could stay in touch with the rest of the world, as
there were two daily mails, a Western Union telegraph office, and a Wells Fargo agency with special
rates for guests. As the springs became more and more a vacation destination for the well-to-do, the
original purpose of the springs – to heal – became peripheral.
Two weeks after the first train arrived on October 31, 1886, a three-day celebration was held for
prospective land buyers arriving from San Francisco, who toured the area and enjoyed daily barbeques.
On November 17, 1886 the “Grand Auction” was held, resulting in the sale of 228 lots. At the end of one
year, records showed 523 residents and 100 buildings in the city.
Paso Robles became incorporated in 1889 and improvements in city services became a reality. The
town’s City Park (then fenced by a hedge of cacti) was created, and in 1890 a bandstand was built with
money raised by private theatricals. An extensive bathhouse over the sulphur spring was built in 1891,
as well as the three-story Hotel El Paso de Robles, known today as the Paso Robles Inn.
The Twentieth Century: Continued Growth & Prosperity
Still more attention was drawn to the region in the 1920s when Ignacy Paderewski, the famous Polish
statesman and concert pianist, purchased 2,000 acres and planted Petite Sirah and Zinfandel on his
Rancho San Ignacio Vineyard in the Adelaide area. With his performances at the Paso Robles Inn, he
became a fixture amid the inn’s glittering social scene, which entertained the likes of Jack Dempsey,
President Theodore Roosevelt, Douglas Fairbanks, Boris Karloff, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, and even the
professional baseball team the Pittsburgh Pirates during their spring training.
By 1940, there were 3,045 residents in the city and Paso Robles was known worldwide as a “health
resort.” In November of 1940, construction began on part of the Nacimiento Land Grant for the new
Army base Camp Roberts, which opened in 1941. Changes in Paso Robles came through the influx of
workers, Army officers, trainees and United Service Organizations (USO) entertainers. The USO was an
active place in Paso Robles on 10th Street between Park and Pine Streets. The famed California MidState Fair began in 1946 and continues to be a vibrant part of the community.
Growth gradually began east of the Salinas River as various sections of land were annexed to the City.
Sherwood Acres, the first airfield, was the first to be annexed in March 1952, followed by the Orchard
Tract in 1957. By 1980, Paso Robles had 9,045 residents, and grew to 10,000 in 1982. Eleven years
later, the population had more than doubled to 21,000.
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Today
Today, Paso Robles is the fastest growing city in San Luis Obispo County with 29,950 residents. There are
more than 200 wineries on 26,000 vineyard acres. Hot spring treatments are still available at the Paso
Robles Inn and River Oaks Hot Springs Spa. The Downtown City Park remains the heart of the
community.
It is estimated that the 2010 population is approximately 32,400, and that it will reach 44,000 by 2025.
While the city may continue to grow, Paso Robles still maintains its original small-town charm visitor’s
discovered when they first came to heal in the historic hot springs more than a century ago.
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Accommodations
With so much to do and see in Paso Robles, you might want to stay a while. Whether you seek a hot
springs hotel or a true California wine country experience- there is something for every taste and
budget.
From luxury vacation accommodations to budget friendly accommodations, leading brand hotels to
specialty boutique experiences, bed and breakfast Inns and vacation rentals, Paso Robles offers the best
range of options for a San Luis Obispo County vacation or a last minute get-away. For a complete list of
lodging options click here.
Travel Paso Robles Alliance Members
The Travel Paso Robles Alliance was founded in 2008 by a group of 19 area hoteliers to help business,
leisure and group travelers discover the Authentic California™ experience of the Central Coast. From
luxurious inns to leading brand hotels, reliable budget and specialty accommodations, members of the
Travel Paso Robles Alliance offer the value of quality accommodations at any price, with a wide range of
amenities.
Adelaide Inn - guests will enjoy all the comforts of home at this family-owned, budget friendly inn
including complimentary muffins, fruit and cookies each day, in room coffee makers, refrigerators,
microwaves, comfy pillow-top mattress, complimentary high speed Internet access and flat-screen
televisions with premium cable channels. Special hotel amenities include a solar heated outdoor pool
and spa, sauna and a miniature golf course. 1215 Ysabel Street, (805) 238-2770.
Best Western Black Oak Lodge - with 110 nicely appointed rooms, an outdoor heated pool, hot tub and
dry sauna, guests will be treated to a relaxing getaway. Newly renovated rooms are equipped with
complimentary high-speed internet, microwaves, refrigerators, premium cable television, and coffee
makers. The convenient location provides easy access to local wineries, lakes and renowned dining.
1135 24th Street, (805) 238-4740.
Budget Inn of Paso Robles – providing a comfortable and affordable getaway, spacious guestrooms
feature amenities such as refrigerators, microwaves, televisions with cable, coffee and complimentary
internet access. After a day of exploring the area, guests will enjoy a dip in the swimming pool. 2745
Spring Street, (805) 239-3030.
Courtyard by Marriott - perfect for the savvy corporate traveler or weekenders looking to enjoy the
beautiful wine country, this new, well-appointed hotel boasts 130 contemporary guestrooms with
comfortable beds with luxurious bedding, complimentary internet access, work desks with ergonomic
chairs and flat screen cable televisions. Room service, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor pool
and hot tub, and in-room spa services complete the experience. Three spacious meeting rooms provide
a total 1200 square feet of flexible space for meetings and special occasions. 120 South Vine Street,
(805) 239-9700.
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Economy Inn - whether traveling along the California coast for business or pleasure, the Economy Inn
provides friendly hospitality and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Relax in one of the 19 newly
appointed guestrooms with a queen or king sized bed. 2218 Spring Street, (805) 238-3412.
Farmhouse Motel - this charming motel is located just a few steps from downtown Paso Robles.
Guestrooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and coffee. 425 Spring Street.
Hampton Inn & Suites - this upscale property recently completed a $2 million renovation and features
81 comfortable furnished rooms and suites with charming Mediterranean architectural elements. Ideal
for families, business or leisure travelers. Guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast bar each
morning, high-speed internet access, a heated pool and spa and a fitness center. 212 Alexa Court, (805)
226-9988.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 91 fully-appointed guestrooms, Jacuzzi suites and extended stay suites
provide an ideal relaxing getaway or business trip. Special amenities include a fitness facility, business
center, meeting/conference room, complimentary smart hot breakfast and an indoor pool and spa. 2455
Riverside Avenue, (805) 238-6500.
Hotel Cheval - this sophisticated 16-room, European style boutique hotel is located in the heart of
downtown Paso Robles and offers well-traveled guests an intimate and luxurious getaway. Influenced by
the surrounding equestrian countryside, guests can relax by one of outdoor stone wood-burning
fireplaces, in the Library, or with friends in the Pony Club, a Parisian-inspired zinc topped horseshoeshaped wine bar. Guests are welcomed with freshly baked cookies and will enjoy a complimentary
breakfast each morning. Elegant yet comfortable guestrooms boast California King beds with down
comforters and 400 thread count cotton sheets, spa robes, luxurious bath products, in-room coffee and
tea service featuring JoeBella Coffee and Tea Forté, complimentary bottled water, evening turndown,
37” LCD flat screen TVs, CD / mp3 players and complimentary internet access. 1021 Pine Street, (805)
226-9995.
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites - enchantingly elegant, this luxurious Mediterranean-style, 60-room hotel
has a generous offering of amenities including the highly acclaimed Enoteca Restaurant & Bar, an onsite
spa, a choice of Whirlpool, Fireplace and Patio Suites, ample meeting space, a wine cellar, a swimming
pool, whirlpool & fireside cabana and a fully equipped fitness center. 206 Alexa Court, (805) 238-2834.
La Quinta Inns & Suites - spacious rooms are filled with modern amenities such as luxurious beds,
microwaves, refrigerators, 32-inch LCD televisions with cable. Special amenities include complimentary
breakfast buffet and evening wine and gourmet cheese receptions, a heated outdoor pool and spa,
fitness center, and business center. Newly constructed two room suites feature spacious bathrooms
with Jacuzzi tubs, a living room and large bedroom. 2615 Buena Vista Drive, (805) 239-3004.
Melody Ranch Motel - this cozy, family-friendly motel is just two blocks off of Paso Robles’ quaint
downtown square, and just steps from dining, shopping and wine tasting. 939 Spring Street, (805) 2383911.
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Motel 6 – this budget-friendly motel is conveniently located close to wineries and the Paso Robles Event
Center and offers complimentary internet access, free local calls, morning coffee, cable TV and an
outdoor pool. 1134 Black Oak Drive, (805) 239-9090.
Paso Robles Inn - renowned for their therapeutic mineral spa tubs, this 98-room historic inn has been
welcoming guests for more than a century. Gardens, streams, koi ponds and majestic oak trees
surrounding the inn make for a serene getaway. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool and
spa, the Paso Robles Steakhouse and historic meeting and event spaces. Many rooms have fireplaces
and some come with private hot springs mineral spa tubs located either on the balcony or in the bath.
1103 Spring Street, (805) 238-2660.
Paso Robles Travelodge - with 31 spacious rooms, a charming courtyard and surrounded by old oak
trees, this garden-like setting provides a comfortable and serene environment. Guests can enjoy a
secluded swimming pool, microwave, refrigerator, TV and complimentary internet access. 2701 Spring
Street, (805) 238-0078.
Paso Robles Wine Country Inn - quiet and comfortable, this inn is tucked away but still in proximity to
the area’s fine restaurants, tasting rooms and attractions. Guests will enjoy complimentary coffee,
HBO/Cable, microwaves and refrigerators, on-site laundry and in-room Jacuzzis. 3548 Spring Street,
(805) 238-9616.
Relax Inn – this budget-friendly inn features tastefully decorated rooms, a continental breakfast, and a
helpful and friendly staff. 730 Spring Street, (805) 238-3013.
Suburban River Lodge – guests will enjoy convenience in a quiet setting. Extended stays at special rates
are available for those who are seeking week long endeavors. 1955 Theatre Drive, (805) 238-3814.
Townhouse Motel – located just one mile from the heart of Downtown Paso Robles, close to
restaurants, wineries and just a short drive to Hearst Castle. Guests will enjoy clean, comfortable rooms
at an affordable price. 2749 Spring Street, (805) 238-2080.
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FARM ROUND-UP
Paso Robles, nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Central California midway between Los
Angeles and San Francisco, is a gourmand’s playground. Organic fruits and vegetables abound,
as well as grass-fed meats, virgin olive oils, and an abundance of fresh fish, oysters and even
abalone. Not only is this rich bounty available to the local chefs who purchase from these
farmers, ranchers and artisans, visitors and locals alike have the opportunity to experience
these farms. Below is a roundup of the farms accessible to visitors. All listings are located in
Paso Robles unless otherwise noted.
The Abalone Farm
California Highway 1
Cayucos, CA 93430
(805) 995-2495
www.abalonefarm.com
Freshly harvested in tanks that mimic the natural tide pool environment, all the abalone found
here is proudly served in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Visitors to The
Abalone Farm can learn about what goes into growing abalone and catch a glimpse into the
sustainable aquaculture environment developed for the abalone, while partaking in this
epicurean delight. Farm tours are offered during the months of June-September.
Adelaida Springs Ranch/Rangeland Wines
10425 Klau Mine Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805)674-9232
www.adelaidasprings.com
Whether visitors are interested in a walk through the vineyard, historic homestead and Native
American sites, grass-fed cattle, local geology, wildlife or native plants, they’ll find something of
interest on Adelaida Springs’ ranch and vineyard tours, led by owner Laird Foshay. One hour
tours are $10 per person with a $20 minimum. Free to wine and beef club members. Visits are
by appointment and can be customized.
Alpacas at Crossroads Ranch
2950 Ford Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-3757
www.crossroadsranch.openherd.com
With more than 10 years of experience as award-winning alpaca livestock breeders, visitors to
the Alpacas at Crossroads Ranch can partake in educational classes to learn about the herd of
alpacas grazing on this scenic ranch and how fleeces are shorn to produce warm, sumptuously
soft textiles. Open Thursday-Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm.
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Central Coast Lavender Farm
6630 North Star Lane
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 467-3500
www.centralcoastlavender.com
This seven-acre lavender farm grows several varieties of lavender, both for its fine oil producing
properties and exceptional culinary features. Creating certified and handcrafted lavender
goods, Central Coast Lavender Farm produces soothing products such as bath and body oils,
lotions, bath salts, candles and more. Visitor are welcome during “Bloom Season” where they
can stroll amongst the fields and pick their own plus learn all about this fragrant herb – how it is
grown and distilled, the different varieties , as well as its historical uses in both aromatherapy and culinary.
Open mid-May- June; Friday & Saturday only, 10 am – 5 pm.
Farmstand 46
3750 Highway 46 West
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 239-3661
www.farmstand46.com
Explore the exquisitely trimmed gardens at Farmstand 46 for delicious sandwiches, gourmet
pizzas, and organic salads, all made from mouthwatering vegetables and herbs grown right on
site. The ideal spot for a mid-day stop while wine tasting in Paso Robles, Farmstand 46 brings a
whole new meaning to locally grown. Open Monday-Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm.
Fat Cat Farm
2485 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-0743
At this organic specialty nursery visitors will find a wide variety of herbs, unique selections of
flowers for cutting and drying, and drought tolerant perennials. Products grown at Fat Cat Farm
are perfect for culinary use and landscaping. This quaint site also boasts fun garden art, as well
as a shaded picnic area and demonstration gardens for visitors to enjoy. Open Monday-Sunday,
10 am – 5 pm.
Happy Acres Family Farm
1955 Templeton Road
Templeton, CA 93456
(805) 434-7580
www.happyacresfamilyfarm.net
This family-friendly goat dairy farm offers visitors the opportunity to bottle feed newborn
animals, milk a goat, learn the process of how goat cheese is made and then blend their own.
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Guests are also welcome to sample the handmade lotions and other all-natural products
offered at Happy Acres, as well as try some fresh goat milk ice cream. Tours are by appointment
only; please call in advance to reserve a tour.
Harris Stage Lines
5995 North River Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-1860
www.harrisstagelines.com
At Harris Stage Lines the horses are the main attraction. Take a step back in time and
experience the real Wild West by taking a ride in an authentic 1860's full size Western concord
Stagecoach. Visitors will see how the horses are hitched to the stagecoach before leaving the
Way Station and try their hand at roping on a mechanical roping machine or Horse Shoe
pitching. Afterwards, they can enjoy a true cowboy meal complete with Beef Tri-Tip BBQ, BBQ
Chicken, authentic Ranch Beans and much more. Reservations are required; please call in
advance to make a reservation.
Jack Creek Farms
5000 Highway 46 West
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 239-1915
www.jackcreekfarms.com
Experience this fifth generation farm, where guests are able to appreciate simpler times upon
arrival. Stroll through the herb gardens, gather water from an old-fashioned pump, and take a
look at some of the antique farm equipment on display. Guests are welcome to explore the
fields or pick sunflowers, olallieberries or a basket of sun kissed tomatoes. Try a fresh apple
cider slushee or a pomegranate juice granitas, while wondering through the country store or
visiting with the farm animals. Open Thursday-Sunday, June-November.
Limerock Orchards
6996 Peachy Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-6887
www.limerockorchards.com
At this picturesque, family-owned farm, exceptional walnuts are harvested each autumn to
make gourmet walnut oil. This palatable oil is wonderfully aromatic and bursting with a
delicate, toasty flavor. Guests to Limerock Orchards can learn all about how the flavor of the
walnuts is preserved along with healthy fatty acids and natural antioxidants, plus sample the
alluring walnut oil, walnuts and other seasonal confections. Tasting room is open daily, 11 am –
5 pm.
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Margarita Adventures
22719 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita CA 93453
(805) 438-3120
www.margarita-adventures.com
Margarita Adventures offers a uniquely thrilling perspective on a true California landmark—the
historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Here, you will embark on four distinct ziplines spanning more
than 3,000 total feet, starting with an epic 1,300-foot valley crossing and finishing with forested
vineyard views. Along the way, you will learn about the ranch’s remarkable natural features and
role as part of California’s famed Mission Trail. Your tour concludes in the historic hamlet of
Santa Margarita, where you will sample wines from the ranch.
Mt. Olive Organic Farm
3445 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-0147
www.mtoliveco.com
At this vast organic farm, guests can wonder through the open fruit and vegetable gardens, a
sprout house, herb gardens, and even earthworm beds. Mt. Olive Organic Farm happily teaches
visitors about the uses and benefits of efficient microbes, and other old-fashioned farming
practices used to offer the best produce the earth has to offer. Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 am 7 pm; reservations for tours are recommended.
Pasolivo Olive Oil
8530 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 227-0186
www.pasolivo.com
Visitors are welcome to visit this olive farm, where exquisite farm fresh olive oil is produced.
Sample local extra virgin olive oil made of Tuscan olives grown right on the ranch. With over 45
acres of olive trees in varieties chosen specifically for their excellent oil and olives pressed just
steps away from the orchard, Pasolivo Olive Oil offers the finest in olive oil selections. Open
daily, 11 am – 5 pm.
Stoltey’s Bee Farm
10080 Atascadero Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 466-0473
Take a trip to Stoltey’s Bee Farm, where this family run farm produces premium quality, natural
homemade honey. Guests are welcome to try the range of varieties including alfalfa, orange
blossom, and even avocado, and purchase some to take home. Open daily, 6 am – 8 pm.
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V6 Ranch
6640 Parkfield Coalinga Road
Parkfield, CA 93451
(805) 46302493
www.parkfield.com
A real dude ranch, V6 Ranch offers the pleasure of former days, where guests are welcome to
slow down and enjoy some peace and quiet. Offering trail rides, cattle drives and horse
camping, the clean air and warm nights are ideal for lying out underneath the stars. V6 Ranch
boasts over 50 scenic miles of trails for exploring, with maps and trail markers to show the way.
Guests at V6 Ranch can also enjoy hiking, photography, wildlife and bird watching, plus over
200 varieties of beautiful wildflowers. Reservations are required; please call in advance for
reservations.
Windrose Farm
5750 El Pharo Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-3757
www.windrosefarm.org
Featuring 80 types of biodynamic fruits and vegetables, and offering numerous varieties of each
crop, Windrose Farm offers informative tours and information about the principles behind
organic and biodynamic farming. Visitors to Windrose will meet some of the animals living on
the farm, including dogs, sheep, cats and a llama and have the opportunity to purchase the
delicious produce grown here. Farm tours are available year round on Saturdays. Campsites are
available upon request April-October.
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BRIDAL ROUNDUP
PASO ROBLES, CA - Boasting breathtaking natural splendor dotted with scenic wineries, parks and a
charming downtown square, Paso Robles, CA is an ideal spot for a romantic rural wedding. From wine
country sophistication to beautiful rustic settings, couples can celebrate their love amongst miles of
vineyards, surrounded by centuries-old oak trees, or in a historic hotel with natural hot springs. The
large selection of accommodations ranging from budget-friendly motels to high-end luxury resorts offers
something for everyone. Wedding guests enjoying a special getaway will be well entertained by the wide
range of local activities – from wine tasting, hiking and biking to golfing and cultural attractions such as
Hearst Castle and Mission San Miguel. Overall, couples will find Paso Robles to be the perfect location to
make their wedding an unforgettable event. For more information on Paso Robles, visit
ww.travelpaso.com.
Below is a roundup of Paso Robles’ most beautiful sites for ceremonies and receptions, plus the top
wedding services. All listings are located in Paso Robles unless otherwise noted.
- HOTELS Courtyard Marriott
120 South Vine St.
(805) 239-9700
www.marriott.com/sbppr
With three event spaces to choose from, this well-appointed, 130 room hotel is ideal for wedding
receptions and also offers a comfortable place to stay for newlyweds and their guests. Room service, a
24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and in-room spa services complete the
experience.
Hampton Inn & Suites
212 Alexa Court
(805) 226-9988
www.hamptoninnpasorobles.com
This upscale, 81-room property recently completed a $2 million renovation and features a spacious
room for receptions up to 100 guests. After a romantic celebration, couples and their guests will enjoy
the complimentary breakfast bar and the heated pool, spa and fitness center.
Hotel Cheval
1021 Pine Street
(866) 522-6999
www.hotelcheval.com
This charming luxury boutique hotel offers a beautiful setting for a wedding party, where guests can
relax by an intimate outdoor stone wood-burning fireplace, lounge in the library, or enjoy time in the
Parisian-inspired wine bar.
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La Bellasera Hotel & Suites
206 Alexa Court
(805) 238-2834
www.labellasera.com
Enchantingly elegant, this luxurious Mediterranean-style, 60-room has a large 2500 square feet banquet
room, ideal for charming wedding receptions. Enoteca Restaurant & Bar, an onsite spa, a choice of
Whirlpool, Fireplace and Patio Suites, a wine cellar, a swimming pool, whirlpool & fireside cabana and a
fully equipped fitness center offer the ideal retreat for couples their wedding parties.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
2615 Buena Vista Drive
(805) 239-3004
www.lq.com
With new rooms and modern amenities including free wireless internet, a fitness center and heated
outdoor pool and spa, this elegant 100-room hotel is the perfect location for out of town guests to feel
comfortable. Couples and their guests can even enjoy a complimentary Wine and Gourmet Cheese
reception Monday through Thursday nights.
Paso Robles Inn
1103 Spring Street
(805) 238-2660
www.pasoroblesinn.com
Relish in a picturesque wedding ceremony and reception amongst the gorgeous gardens at Paso Robles
Inn, where natural hot springs, magnificent oak trees, a babbling brook and plentiful flowers provide a
beautiful backdrop. Or enjoy an elegant celebration in the historic Grand Ballroom, complete with
hardwood floors, high beam ceilings and striking light fixtures.
- WINERIES Bianchi Winery
3380 Ranch Road
805-226-9922
www.bianchiwine.com
Wedding couples will be enveloped in the complete wine country experience at this 40 acre winery,
featuring sweeping vineyards, coastal mountain views and a serene lake, plus a host of award winning
wines. Wedding ceremonies take place out on a manicured lawn with a semi-circular redwood pergola.
The winery’s centerpiece is its waterfall-fed lake filled with koi. A lakeside deck hosts social hours and
after-dinner dancing, while large receptions often utilize the vineyard lawn set amidst the estate
vineyards, which can be tented for celebrations year round.
Carriage Vineyards B&B
4337 South El Pomar
Templeton, CA 93465
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805-227-6807
www.CarriageVineyards.com
Carriage Vineyards can accommodate beautiful outdoor weddings, complete with Gazebo, a beautiful
waterfall, pond and bridge, plus an outdoor kitchen. Located on a 100-acre ranch, this rural retreat has
28 acres of vineyards and 850 olive trees plus a wonderful Carriage House with 18 antique carriages
(brides can have their own storybook wedding when they arrive by carriage!).
Castoro Cellars
1315 N. Bethel Road
805-238-0725
www.castorocellars.com
With sweeping views of the rolling hills and a unique 100 feet arbor overflowing with zinfandel grapes
guiding guests up to the knoll, Mediterranean-style Castoro Cellars offers a picturesque venue for an
elegant affair.
Cellar 360
7000 East Highway 46
(805) 226-7137
www.meridianvineyards.com
Cellar 360 (formerly Meridian Vineyards) offers a beautiful setting for a wedding that is unique, romantic
and unforgettable. Couples can celebrate their love surrounded by exquisite 200-year old gigantic oak
trees settled amidst the sweeping hills of Paso Robles.
Croad Vineyards
3550 Vinedo Robles Lane
805-226-9899
www.croadvineyards.com
California mission-style Croad Vineyards features beautiful grounds surrounded by majestic views of
vineyards, a stunning outdoor patio and a lovely indoor area perfect for an elegant wedding during any
season.
Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery
1953 Niderer Road
805-238-4763
www.dunningvineyards.com
Located in the rolling countryside, guests may be greeted by gentle deer or wild turkeys wandering this
quaint 40-acre property. Couples can exchange vows among the beautiful and quiet natural setting.
Eagle Castle Winery
3090 Anderson Road
805-227-1428
www.eaglecastlewinery.com
Perched on the hills of the serene coastal wine region, Eagle Castle Winery replicates a beautiful
European castle, complete with a moat, to fulfill every bride's fairytale wedding fantasy. Couples can
choose from three locations for their wedding, each with magnificent views and stunning settings.
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Eberle Winery
3810 Highway 46 East
805-238-9607
www.EberleWinery.com
Eberle Winery is an ideal place for an unforgettable wedding. With two unique venues to choose,
newlyweds can celebrate with their guests by romantic candlelight inside a beautiful cave-like room, or
outdoors overlooking sweeping views over the winery’s vineyards.
Eos Estate Winery
5625 Hwy 46 East
805-239-2562 ext 42
www.eosvintage.com
Brides and grooms will be surrounded by spectacular vineyard and mountain views while sipping wine
and enjoying the lavish and exquisite grounds at Eos. An intimate veranda, vineyard lawn and rustic barn
with a modern tasting room provide just the right setting.
Firestone Vineyard Paso
2300 Airport Road
805-591-8050
www.firestonewine.com
Boasting breathtaking views, Firestone Vineyards features indoor and outdoor settings for the perfect
wedding site. Couples can tie the knot under the stars on the lovely vineyard lawn, surrounded by newly
planted vineyards, or on a stunning veranda. For those who prefer to stay indoors, there are three
gorgeous venues, from the high-beamed tasting room, to the heritage room perfect for receptions and a
charming rustic barn.
FS Cellars, LLC
1337 Vendels Circle
805-226-8989
www.fscellars.com
Celebrate an intimate wedding at this small boutique winery and tasting room located at the center of
the Paso Robles appellation. The beautiful setting is ideal for sophisticated events where guests can still
feel welcome and the bride and groom can feel comfortable and relaxed on their special day.
Graveyard Vineyards
6990 Estrella Road
805-467-2043
www.graveyardvineyards.com
Contrary to its name, Graveyard Vineyards is an ideal location for a joyous event. Sitting atop a hill with
a 360-degree view of surrounding vineyards and overlooking a serene river, Graveyard Vineyards offers
a stunning site for an enjoyable and relaxing wedding day.
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
11680 Chimney Rock Road
805-238-6932
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www.JUSTINwine.com
Couples celebrating their special day at JUSTIN Vineyards will delight in the breathtaking vineyards. They
can choose from numerous indoor and outdoor wedding options, including a one-of-a-kind Barrel Chai.
A five-star Executive chef is on hand to create a custom menu for a hors d’oeuvres and wine reception
all the way to an elegant five-course dinner. The cozy four-room inn provides a luxurious respite for
newlyweds, complete with English Gardens and a heated spa and pool.
Lago Giuseppe
8345 Green Valley Road
Templeton, CA 93465
805-237-7300
www.LagoGiuseppe.com
Lago Giuseppe is the perfect site for a romantic, picturesque wedding. Located next to a scenic, tranquil
lake, planners at Lago Giuseppe work with the bride and groom every step of the way to ensure that
their special day reflects their dreams and plans.
LeVigne Winery at Sylvester Vineyards
5115 Buena Vista Drive
805-227-4000
www.sylvesterwinery.com
Celebrate the big day in a beautiful park setting surrounded by oak studded hills, vintage Pullman train
cars, wine barrel décor, and rows and rows of vineyards.
Maloy O'Neill Vineyards
5725 Union Road
(805) 238-7320
www.maloyoneill.com
Enjoy an unforgettable wedding in Maloy O’Neill Vineyards tasting room, where guests are greeted by
Old World-inspired wooden doors, an exquisite stained glass window and a glowing fireplace. Just
outside is a stunning patio, where couples can get married in front of a lovely fountain and enjoy an
evening reception with romantic strings of lights to set the mood.
Mondo Cellars
3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive
(805) 226-2925
www.mondocellars.com
Get married in a little piece of Tuscany without leaving California at Mondo Cellars. Enjoy breathtaking
360-degree views of 80 acres of rolling hills. Mondo Cellars offers an intimate Villa ne Mondo bed &
breakfast and is conveniently located just five miles from hotels, shopping and dining in downtown Paso
Robles.
Poalillo Vineyards
7970 Vineyard Drive
(805) 238-0621
www.poalillovineyards.com
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For a feeling of exclusivity and the tranquility of the countryside, Paolillo Vineyards offers a charming
patio where wedding parties will feel like they are the only people around for miles. Guests will enjoy
gentle breezes, fresh air and a chance to see wild animals in the peaceful countryside.
Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery
4295 Union Road
(805) 237-8884
www.riosecowine.com
Experience the harmony of getting married surrounded by sweeping views of the gorgeous Paso Robles
hills, vineyards and quiet olive trees overlooking the soothing Huerhuero Creek at Rio Seco Vineyards.
Couples can relax on their wedding day while basking in the serenity of the land around them, and enjoy
their special experience.
Robert Hall Winery
3443 Mill Road
(805) 239-1616
www.roberthallwinery.com
The ambiance is elegant yet comfortable, and boasts a magnificent oak tree with a vineyard backdrop
offers a romantic setting for a stunning wedding ceremony. Settled on a romantic hilltop overlooking
charming vineyards, couples can experience their dream wedding at Robert Hall Winery.
Rotta Winery
250 Winery Road
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-0510
www.rottawinery.com
This rustic, farm-like locale offers an ideal setting to enjoy the perfect wedding. Everyone will enjoy a
reception at Rotta Winery, sipping on some of the most raved about wines in Paso Robles while taking in
the gorgeous setting of the surrounding vineyards.
Sculpterra Winery
5015 Linne Rd
(805) 226-8881
www.sculpterra.com
Sculpterra Winery boasts a magnificent original sculpture garden in a beautiful setting to create a
unique wine country experience. Couples can enjoy a beautiful, contemporary venue filled with
distinctive sculpture art to give their wedding a unique feel.
Silver Horse Winery
2995 Pleasant Road
San Miguel, CA 93451
(805) 467-9463
www.silverhorse.com
Experience an ideal wedding day at Silver Horse Winery, where a stunning lawn was custom-made for
garden weddings. Guests are invited to sip wine on the patio, while enjoying the breathtaking views, and
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bocce ball courts add fun to the social hour. Couples can enjoy an evening in the intimate Barrel Room,
complete with candles and lights, making their day at Silver Horse Winery an enchanting experience.
Stacked Stone Cellars
1525 Peachy Canyon Road
(805) 237-7872
www.stackedstone.com
Stacked Stone Cellars offers a charming and peaceful venue for a memorable wedding. Surrounded by a
beautiful oak-studded dining area, guests can take in the sounds of a nearby babbling brook. Couples
can enjoy an elegant day in the sun or an enchanting evening dancing under the stars.
Still Waters Vineyards
2750 Old Grove Lane
(805) 237-9231
www.stillwatersvineyards.com
Still Waters Vineyard is an endearing boutique winery full of rustic charm, where couples can enjoy a
warm setting for an intimate wedding of up to 150 people. The professional staff at Still Water
Vineyards gives each wedding the same care and attention to detail they give to their fruit and wines to
ensure that your special day is nothing less than perfect.
Summerwood Winery & Inn
2175 Arbor Road
(805) 227-1365
www.summerwoodwine.com
Enjoy a charming, rustic wedding and reception at Summerwood Winery, where couples can experience
peace, tranquility and relaxation on their big day. Exchanging vows among majestic oak trees and the
picturesque vineyards makes for an unforgettable wedding day.
Thacher Winery
8355 Vineyard Drive
(805) 237-0087
www.thacherwinery.com
Celebrate an intimate wedding at the Thacher Winery, where couples and their guests are offered
complete privacy and exclusive use of this 52-acre ranch. With a classic country setting, the bride and
groom and their guests will be able to enjoy the casual charm of an old fashioned California horse ranch,
complete with views of hay fields, vineyards and oak dotted hills.
Venteux Vineyards
1795 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 369-0127
www.venteuxvineyards.com
Nestled in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, Venteux Vineyards offers a lavish setting for an
unforgettable event. Couples can stay in the luxurious bed and breakfast located on the winery,
complete with beautiful views of the vineyard from the front porch and a cozy relaxing stone fireplace.
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Vina Robles
3700 Mill Road
(805) 227-4812
www.vinarobles.com
With multiple indoor and outdoor venues to chose, Vina Robles can host intimate ceremonies or large
gatherings. Couples can say I do in front of a picturesque vineyard backdrop and dance the night away in
a romantic courtyard or an elegant banquet room.
Wild Coyote Winery
3775 Adelaida Rd.
(805) 610-1311
www.wildcoyote.biz
Exchange wedding vows in an intimate ceremony on a hilltop site, with panoramic views overlooking the
vineyard, mountains, and canyons and Wild Coyote Winery. With a gated property, couples can be
assured that their special day will remain as private and intimate as they deserve so they can spend the
time enjoying their special day.
- RESTAURANTS Enoteca
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites
206 Alexa Court
(805) 238-4911
www.labellasera.com
An ideal spot for rehearsal dinners, Mediterranean-style Enoteca Restaurant & Bar boasts a cozy
fireplace and heated outdoor patio. The menu features contemporary California cuisine specializing in
fresh and local products. The extensive wine list provides a great selection of Paso Robles varietals.
Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse
1103 Spring Street
(805) 238-2660
www.pasoroblesinn.com
Enjoy dinner with your wedding party at the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse which has been the gathering
place for guests and locals for over 50 years. The Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse offers classic steakhouse
dining with a contemporary twist.
Thomas Hill Organics
1305 Park Street
(805) 226-5888
www.thomashillorganics.com
Celebrate the happy occasion with a rehearsal dinner or reception party at Thomas Hill Organics, where
guests will enjoy a locally sourced fresh cuisine in a stunning dining room or out on a beautiful
courtyard, while sipping on hand selected local wines for a joyous evening.
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-CATERINGCahoot’s Catering Company
805-467-9322
www.cahootscatering.com
Never ordinary but always extraordinary, Cahoot’s Catering Company has proudly been serving events in
Paso Robles since 1991. Using only top quality ingredients and the freshest produce available, they will
work with couples’ needs and desires to ensure that every bite is enjoyable on their big day.
Chocolate Events
805-468-4099
www.chocoevents.com
These professionally trained chocolatiers know how to make a chocolate fountain fun and look elegant
every time! Chocolate Events takes great pride in their capability to create memorable experiences
through their chocolates, service and attention to detail by creating beautiful, luxurious and delicious
chocolate displays for weddings.
Dining With Andre
805-227-4100
www.diningwithandre.com
Dining with Andre is a full service caterer, offering a wide variety of American, French and International
menus. As a former founding teacher at the South Pasadena Culinary School, Andre produces
scrumptious fine dining restaurant quality dishes, completely made from scratch.
Trumpet Vine Catering
805-238-9692
www.trumpetvinecatering.com
Couples will enjoy innovative cuisine, unique presentation, and exceptional service at their wedding
and/or rehearsal dinner. Trumpet Vine Catering offers custom designed menus featuring seasonally
inspired fare that utilizes fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients.
- UNIQUE TRANSPORTATION White Horse Carriage Company
4626 Ross Drive
(805) 296-2289
www.WhiteHorseCarriage.com
A horse drawn coach adds an enchanting touch to a wedding or special event. The wedding couple is
sure to capture the attention of guests with the thunder of hoofs and the elegance that only a horse
drawn coach can create. The fairy tale horse drawn carriages will truly command a spectacular mood for
the wedding day.
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Central Coast Trolley Company
PO Box 1823
(805) 296-9633
www.CentralCoastTrolley.com
Add charm and fun to a bachelorette party or wedding day with a trolley. Beautifully adorned with fine
brass railings, solid oak seating and optional silk garlands, each trolley captures a by-gone era while
providing safe and reliable wedding party transportation. The trolleys are a unique but perfect addition
to the wedding festivities.
- GOLF COURSES River Oaks Golf Course
700 Clubhouse Drive
(805) 226-8099
www.RiverOaksGolfCourse.com
Serene River Oaks offers four unique event sites, all ideal for weddings. The groom and his party can
calm those pre-wedding jitters by playing a round of golf.
- HOT SPRINGS River Oaks Hot Springs Spa
800 Clubhouse Drive
(805) 238-4600
www.RiverOaksHotSprings.com
River Oaks Hot Springs Spa offers an idyllic location for the big day. A romantic gazebo, open-air pavilion,
a glistening lake and lush greens create a romantic and memorable occasion. Newlyweds can also enjoy
an intimate setting with indoor and outdoor mineral spring tubs for just the two of them.
- RANCHES Harris Stage Lines
5995 North River Road
(805) 237-1860
www.HarrisStageLines.com
For a rural wedding day, Harris Stage Lines offers a Western Ranch setting for a ceremony and
reception. Couples can make a grand entrance in a western horse-drawn carriage, and celebrate in a
rustic Lawn Garden Area and surrounded by western memorabilia.
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The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch
9000 Yerba Buena
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(805) 540-3214
www.HistoricSantaMargaritaRanch.com
Wedding dreams come to life in a venue that combines the rustic, ranch atmosphere with class,
elegance and sophistication. Santa Margarita Ranch spans over 13,900 acres and is overflowing with a
rich, local history. This property has an original adobe house along with a beautiful landscaped garden
and an elegant, historic barn. The ranch boasts open pastures, vineyards and a completely functional
steam train.
- FARMS Jack Creek Farms
5000 Highway 46 West
Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 239-1915
www.JackCreekFarms.com
Exchange vows in a simple outdoor ceremony, surrounded by rural fields of grain and growing crops.
The bride and groom can arrive at the ceremony in a restored Model T car and get married next to a
vintage 1800’s barn. Popular wedding themes at Jack Creek Farm include old west, country, garden and
nature.
- EVENT CENTERS -
Park Ballroom Special Event & Banquet Facility
1232 Park Street Ste. 200
(805) 238-1945
www.parkballroom.com
Park Ballroom lets guests slip back in time to the early 1900’s in this venue that served as a meeting hall
as far back as 1912. While it still has the same rustic charm, Park Ballroom offers all the modern
amenities couples will need to make their wedding day a successful and memorable event.
Paso Robles Event Center
2198 Riverside Avenue
(805) 239-0655
www.midstatefair.com
Featuring over 75,000 square feet of building space and sitting on 40 acres, the Paso Robles Event
Center is the ideal location for large, western-style weddings. Located in the heart of wine country,
couples can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Paso Robles while throwing the biggest wedding of the year.
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- MUSEUMS Estrella Warbird Museum
4251 Dry Creek Road
(805) 227-0440
www.ewarbirds.org
Couples can exchange nuptials surrounded by preserved military vehicle and aircraft at Estrella Warbird
Museum. Conserving the history and memories of military men and women, couples can get married
while paying tribute to the men and women who are serving or have served in the US armed forces.
- MISSIONS Mission San Miguel
775 Mission Street
San Miguel, CA 93451
(805) 467-2131
www.missionsanmiguel.org
Enjoy a traditional wedding ceremony at the historic Mission San Miguel. With the foundation of this
stunning church being laid nearly 200 years ago, its appearance today remains very similar to when it
was founded. This exquisite site is perfect for the bride and groom looking to have a traditional
ceremony in stunningly beautiful location.
- EVENT PLANNERSLavender Blue Events
(805) 610-8817
www.lavenderblueevents.com
Let Lavender Blue Events help you design and customize the wedding of your dreams in Paso Robles or
anywhere on the Central Coast. Choose a complete wedding package or select from their A La Carte
menu.
Mark Padgett Event Design
(805) 543-5006
www.markpadgetteventdesign.com
Couples can take the stress out of wedding planning and enjoy creating their fabulous one-of-a-kind
wedding that reflects who they are. Get help planning the entire event, simply ask for a little consulting
help, or anything in between.
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- FLORAL SERVICESFleur – Very Pretty Flowers
(805) 703-0079
www.fleur-flowers.com
A wide selection of natural and organic flowers from Fleur will create any desired mood for a wedding,
be it whimsical, natural or even vintage. Using non-floral and structural floral materials such as paper
lanterns, umbrellas and string lights, couples will love the personal service designed specifically around
their wants and needs.
Flowers by Denise, Wedding & Event Floral Design
(805)434-1810
www.flowersbydenise.com
A floral design studio dedicated exclusively to weddings and special events, Flowers by Denise provides a
full service team to make every flower arrangement a memorable part of the big day. A complimentary
consultation is provided to discuss the event, budget, theme and desired look and feel. From there, they
work their magic to create a stunning custom-designed floral extravaganza.
The Flower Lady
(805)238-2848
www.theflowerlady.org
Creating floral arrangements in Paso Robles for 17 years, this family-owned and operated business
offers a gorgeous selection of bridal bouquets, floral cake decorations, weddings ceremony flowers and
centerpiece for any season and to match any budget. Simple or elaborate, The Flower Lady will provide
beautiful flowers that are unforgettable.
-HAIR & BEAUTYLorie Twisselman, Twist Studio Spa
1421 Spring St.
805-239-3222
www.twistway.com
Makeup industry maven Lorie Twisselman makes bridal parties look exquisite and every bride feel like
the most radiant woman for miles.
Strawberry Blonde
714 Pine St.
805- 239-4200
www.strawberryblondesalonpasorobles.com
A full bridal team, including a wedding coordinator, is on hand to make brides dazzle from head to toe
on their special day. Brides will leave feeling pampered and refreshed for their wedding day.
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-PHOTOGRAPHERSKatie DiSimone
805-975-7897
[email protected]
www.katiedisimone.com
Katie offers candid and fun wedding photography for weddings throughout the Central Coast. Her
philosophy is to keep things easy, so that the bride and groom can completely relax and enjoy their
wedding day.
Brittany App
805-704-3996
[email protected]
www.appsphotography.com
Brittany App can photograph weddings to capture not only the special day, but to also capture the
personalities of the bride and groom, making each photograph intimate and personal.
Mike Larson
805-549-0199
[email protected]
www.mikelarson.com
Specializing in wedding photography, this husband and wife team believes in the foundation of marriage
and strives to ensure that the true love of each couple shines through in every picture.
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