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…