What to Expect at Your First 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…

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…