About Paso Robles
Paso Robles (full name: El Paso de Robles ‘The Pass of the Oaks’) is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, California, the city is known for its hot springs, its abundance of wineries, production of olive oil & almond orchards. Paso is a great place for many great wine makers we love, from Tablas Creek to Lone Madrone ( same Wine maker, different styles) Opolo, Tobin James, Red Soles, Kenneth Volk, just to name a few. There are over 200 or more and growing.
Paso Robles sits south of San Francisco and North of LA. This area is considered California’s Central Coast. Paso’s west side begins just 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Lucia Mountains give us the western border. The AVA is about 35 miles east to west and 25 north to south. That encompasses 614,000 acres of land about 26,000 vineyard acres of 40 wine varieties of grapes ranging from Spanish, Italian, Bordeaux and Rhone.
Paso is divided into two sides a hilly West Side and a more level open terrain on the East side.
The number of wineries has continually grown over the last decade to around 180 bonded wineries. About two thirds produce less than 5,000 cases. More than 95% are family owned and operated.
Historic Downtown is home many fine dining establishments and a few wine tasting rooms, along with boutique shops.