Al Scheid set his roots in Monterey County in 1972. Al has said if he had every planned to build a family winery it never would have happened. Instead, by his entrepreneurial spirit, skills at building relationships and a lot of hard work today it has become just that. Enjoy the passion and heart in this wineries wines.
Joe Sr. and Shirlene Barton started Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines i 1994. Sadly Joe Jr. was tasked with the at the age of 23 with carrying on the family legacy after his father trgically passed away in 1998. Joe has made the passing years his lifes mission to carry on his father's legacy and create a distinct style, sourcing from dry-farmed vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek, Templeton Gap and Adelaida District AVA's.
Located at the northern tip of the Paso Robles AVA, Pretty-Smith is a great place to start your day of wine tasting. Or if you are driving down from the bay area, it makes for a great start to your weekend as it is close to the 101 in San Miguel. Pretty-Smith is a woman owned and operated winery. Lisa Pretty, is the owner, winemaker, tasting room staff, and even the tractor driver! Truly a one person does it all winery. Lisa focuses on 100% Estate Bordeaux varietals, currently selling Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and a blend called Palette de Rouge. The wines are aged in oak for 42 months and the best description of her wines is "Soft, Smooth & Silky".
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. -
2006 marks the first vintage of Cinquain Cellars, one of the newest wineries in the Paso Robles appellation. Cinquain Cellars is focused on estate grown reds, including Bordeaux, Rhône, and Port varieties, as well as, sourcing fruit from select vineyards for white varieties. It is run by David and Beth Nagengast, with David tending to the vineyard and winemaking while Beth manages the sales and marketing.
I recommend the 2011 snow Zin and Westside Zin. Great atmosphere Nice Zins and Malbecs. Friendly staff seem to treat each visitor as a welcome guest. The tasting room is in a super cute building. One side used to be an old school house. Service was quick, friendly, and attentive -- one woman was pouring and keeping many people happy. Many stars for her.
Some would say "Bella Luna Winery" started some 38 or so years ago in the hearts and minds of its founders, Kevin Healey and Sherman Smoot. Kevin just returned from honorably serving his country in Viet Nam and Sherm was training as a Navy fighter pilot preparing to go to Viet Nam. Having grown up together as best friends in the Paso Robles AVA, both developed a real passion for wine.
Cass Winery is a boutique winery in Paso Robles, CA. The Cass Winery is know for specializing in producing some very fine wines with their Rhone varietials. Be sure to check out the Late Harvest Rousanne and their Reserve. Visit the 145 acre Cass WInes estate and enjoy some of the finest wines produced among the wineries of Paso Robles. This winery is a great little stop for a lunch break too if your are visiting a few wineries during the day.
Mon 11:00am to 5:00pm
Tues 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wed 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thur 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sat 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am to 5:00pm
Victor Hugo Vineyards and Winery is one of Paso Robles' most exciting and innovative wineries. Victor Hugo Roberts is the owner/ winemaker of the small family operated vineyard and winery.he dream of owning his own vineyard and winery took its first step into reality in 1985 when he and his wife, Leslie planted 15 acres on the Templeton property which contains the family home and winery. The winery is located in a picturesque, recently renovated 100 year old barn.
Like most of today's top winemakers, Peter focuses much of his attention on the vineyards. For winemaking philosophy, Peter believes it is less about technique and more about preserving the essential taste of the vineyard. He knows that intelligent viticulture is the key to creating great wines. When it comes to harvest, Peter likes to do things the old-fashioned way: he picks by flavor, not numbers.