Waltzing Bear Wines is an artisan wine producer located in Santa Maria, California dedicated to producing small lots of ultra-premium wines. The winery's primary focus is Central Coast pinot noir, with petite sirah and viognier.
Not your traditional estate with vineyards, but definitely a fun environment. If you are a novice or worried about not knowing enough about your wines, come here, they will put you at ease! And at the same time, if you take wine tasting way too seriously, don't come here! The staff really wants to talk about things other than tannins, oak, and essence of pencil shavings. Yes, it is in the middle of almost nowhere, but the wines are not super expensive, but good enough to compare with high end wines from up north. So, if you are a serious wine connoisseur where you look for clarity, viscosity, flocculation, and the importance of tannins - you are allowed to come here too. But if you are a grape-nut like me who would like to have fun while tasting great wines without being judged by condescending staff members - this is the place to be!
As with many wineries, Moonstone Cellars started in the basement of Todd Clift and his dad Muril. The hobby quickly got out of control, and became a full time passion. This little gem has won about 500 wards for his creations, working with California Coastal Grapes. The tasting room is just blocks from where it all started in Cambria and offers to delight your palate with ighter style Grenache to a full-bodied Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon Blaanc, to a dry Gewurztaminer. A little something for everyone.
Focused on creating artisinal blended wines with a Rhone-centric bias. Our vineyard is dry- farmed and organically grown. Come visit our new tasting room in the midst of our vineyard.
Harmony is a must stop every time I pass through Cambria and San Simeon! If you are hitting the Paso Robles wine country area and are up for a pretty drive, definitely include them!
They have a beautiful location, visible as you drive under their ornate iron sign and up the hill - it's like you're invited to the party at the mansion on the hill! It's also a privilege to visit a town like Harmony - I believe on my last visit the population was listed as 17. It is an artisan town, the people who live here are all creators. And their homes aren't visible from the road at all - they are all in on some exotic secret. It's pretty amazing.
Veris Cellars was originally founded in 1990 as JanKris Winery and helped establish Paso Robles as one of California’s most dynamic wine regions. In early 2008, JanKris Winery was acquired by local entrepreneur and wine enthusiast Matthew Talbert, who immediately launched a new era under the new name of Veris Cellars. -
AmByth is the Welsh word meaning 'forever'. We view it as our legacy: to live and farm to our heart's content in Templeton for the remainder of our lives...but also to farm with the future in mind, and the healthy condition of our land being left behind. AmByth Estate is Paso Robles' first and only winery to produce Demeter certified Biodynamic wines. We utilize the Biodynamic method of farming to enhance our observations of nature, and use these intimate insights as tools that allow our 20 acres of vineyards to express their true character through the grapes it produces. We want our grapes to be as unique to AmByth Estate as your thumbprint is to you.
A family owned seven acres estate winery commited to making the best possible Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. Personal care and attention in every bottle.
Atop the rolling hills just outside Creston, Michael & Margene Mooney began the fulfillment of their dream to plant a vineyard, build a winery and establish their home. The family took up residence on the property in the Summer of 1998 and planted the 5.5 acre estate vineyard in the Fall of 1998. Chateau Margene’s first wine was their 1997 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes sourced from a vineyard in Paso Robles’ west side Templeton Gap area and another vineyard off Airport Road in east Paso Robles. The first wines off the estate were the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2006 GSM & 2007 GSM both sold out very quickly at the two tasting rooms, as did the 2007 Syrah & 2008 Mourvedre. After producing Pinot Noirs from Paso Robles from 2002 to 2007, Michael and Margene researched the cooler weather climates of California and chose to acquire grapes from Monterey County for their Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. The 2008 and 2009’s both sold out immediately.
Chateau Margene at Limerock Orchards
Tasting Room hours: Daily from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except major holidays)
6996 Peachy Canyon Road (Corner of Vineyard Drive & Peachy Canyon Road)
Paso Robles, CA
Tin House is a small, family-owned and operated winery. Tin House focuses on two varieties of wine - Pinot Noir and Syrah. Tin House sources their fruit from the Edna Valley and Santa Maria Appellations. Award-winning wines are produced in limited quantities resulting in wines that exhibit intimate craftsmanship and artisan character.