Now that things are starting to reopen in California it’s a good time to start planning weekend excursions again. One of my favorite places to visit is Paso Robles. It is a short drive away and it has some very scenic places and amazing wines. I spent two days there recently and went to three wineries you should definitely add to your itinerary.
Daou Vineyards and Winery is one of the more well known wineries in Paso Robles. They really have created a presence and for good reason, their wines are great. They also have some of the best views from their Vineyard. You have spectacular views of the valley and the atmosphere is lively and serene. They have really done a great job at social distancing tables so you will feel comfortable removing your mask while tasting. I really loved their rosé and their reds.
Their grounds are stunning, it’s the perfect escape. It makes you feel like you are in Tuscany. You have to make reservations and I highly suggest getting their mezza plate to share, it’s delicious. I could have spent the entire day there just relaxing and enjoying their wines. If you haven’t been to Daou it’s a must visit, I will be coming back again and again.
The second winery we visited was Adelaida Winery which was a short drive away from Daou. They are a sustainable winemaker. They farm organically to create vibrant tasting wines. They have a small patio so make sure to make a reservation. They have a wonderful Syrah and Pinot that you have to try. It’s a charming location and they have several tasting to choose from.
I had never heard of Brecon Estate before and I am so happy that I went to visit. It is now one of my favorite wines I have ever tried. Brecon Estate is a boutique winery and when you visit Paso you really need to visit them. I have been recommending them to everyone, They are owned by a husband and wife winemakers, who happened to be there when I visited. I love how much passion they have for their wines and it really shows when you taste them. They have a gorgeous outside seating where you can catch some incredible sunsets. They produce incredible small batch wines which you will want to stock up on because they sell out quickly. They will be my first visit back when I go back to Paso.