What to Expect at Your First Wine Club Pick-Up Party

Whether you’re visiting Paso Robles for the first time, just moved to town, or newly 21—there’s a lot to learn when you begin to dip your toes into the world of wine country. From tannins and terroir to appellation and aromas, there are many wine terms that you might not understand as a beginning wine drinker. “Pickup party” is another phrase you’ll hear a lot during your time in Paso Robles…but what exactly does that entail? We’ve broken down exactly what a pickup party is and what you can expect when you attend one of the many that happen in…

3 Corporate Outing Ideas that are Perfect for Summer

When work becomes just that—all work and no play—it can start to negatively impact your team’s morale and overall productivity. By the time summer comes around, everyone is ready for a vacation but doesn’t always have the luxury of taking time off. Fortunately, organizing a fun corporate outing during company time is the perfect way to keep your colleagues from falling into the monotonous functions of the workplace while showing them that you appreciate all that they do! Below, explore three #CentralCoasting outings that are perfect for a summertime corporate retreat. 1. Footgolf or Disc Golf Tournament Nothing will get your team’s…

Summer Date Nights #CentralCoasting Style

Sunset Drive In Take the time-tested favorite movie date night to the next level with a visit to Sunset Drive-In Theater in San Luis Obispo. At just $9 per person, visiting Sunset is a refreshing (and more affordable) take on the class dinner-and-a-movie date night. To make this date night classic even more unique, pack your very own picnic to enjoy in your back seat blanket fort. Concessions sold at the venue are very affordable as well. A large popcorn is just $5, and once you polish off the first bag during movie #1, head back to concessions for a free refill…

Downtown Paso Robles Walking Wine Tour Itinerary

Paso Robles wine country is home to more than 40,000 vineyard acres, more than 200 wineries, and over 40 winegrape varieties. There is much to taste and see during your Paso Robles getaway, and there are many ways to explore the area—embark on a shuttled wine tour, visit during Harvest Wine Weekend or Paso Robles Wine Festival, or have a private chauffer service act as your designated driver. With so many wineries surrounding Paso Robles in every direction, you could easily spend days sipping local wines on the gorgeous countryside. Or, you can get a convenient taste of Paso Robles by…

How to Fly Central Coast Wines Home—for Free

Last month, Alaska Airlines started offering direct flights between San Luis Obispo and Seattle. Now, our friends in the Evergreen State can visit the Golden State’s wine country for prices as low as $144 each way, but sipping on SLO county’s fine wines doesn’t have to end at the airport anymore thanks to Alaska Airlines’ “Wine Flies Free” program, a program designed to boost tourism while giving travelers the chance to bring part of wine country home with them.  When you’re an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member, you can check in your first case of SLO CAL wine for FREE!…

What’s New with Vintage Paso

Paso Robles and Zinfandel wine have a long history that’s blossomed into a beautiful love story. As Paso’s first wine, Zinfandel has been here since the beginning—before the national recognition, and before the impressive titles. Beginning March 17th, we’d like to raise a glass to our region’s first wine with the celebration of Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend. Over the course of three days, explore more than 140 weekend activities ranging from winemaker dinners and barrel tastings to artisanal food pairings and live music. Experience small town charm while drinking in world class wine at some of our favorite events of the…

Paso’s First Wine: Zinfandel

Referred to as the “wild west of California wine,” Paso Robles wine country is characterized by breaking diversity and the innovative spirit of its winemakers. The Paso Robles American Viticultural Appellation (AVA) is the fastest growing AVA in California, having seen the number of wineries grow from 50 to over 200 since 2000. But how did this wine region’s success begin? If we go back to the beginning, Paso’s wine roots connect to the establishment of the California Missions. Read on to learn more about the rise of winemaking in Paso Robles and to get a taste of what Vintage Paso…

6 Essentials to Bring Wine Tasting in Paso Robles

So you’ve planned a perfect Central Coast wine tasting afternoon, you just need to pack a bag. Don’t forget these wine tasting essentials, so that you can be comfortable and prepared, leaving more room for enjoying each winery! Portable Charger You might be using your phone a lot while wine tasting, for taking pictures of the rolling vineyards or getting directions to your next stop. Bring a portable charger to make sure you get where you need to go, and don’t miss a great photo op! Large Tote Wine tasting can be a leisurely, long afternoon, and you’ll bring quite a few…