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Paso Robles named Best Wine Country Town by Sunset magazine

And we can’t wait to get there.

Wine Geographic is going on the road this fall on a tour of the Central California Coast wine region and will definitely be hitting some spots in Paso Robles. Stay tuned to get all the info on the tour, ways to connect, and even ways to join us for a tasting or two.


Sunset magazine named Paso Robles as the Best Wine Country Town in its 2016 Travel Awards for “offering the perfect wine getaway — four-star lodging, terrific food and world-class wine.”

The Canyon Villa in Paso won Best Bed and Breakfast in the annual awards honoring excellence and innovation in tourism across 13 Western states, British Columbia and Alberta.

Other San Luis Obispo County businesses were finalists in the awards, including Ancient Peaks Winery/Margarita Adventures and Justin Vineyards and Winery for Best Vineyard or Tasting Room Experience. Vina Robles Amphitheatre was a finalist for Best Outdoor Music Venue, and Bristols Cider House in Atascadero, founded by Tablas Creek and Lone Madrone winemaker Neil Collins, was a finalist in the Best Microbrewery/Distillery category.

“The vibe is nothing if not laid-back,” Sunset said of Paso Robles wine country, which Wine Enthusiast named Wine Region of the Year in 2013.

Many of the wineries are family-owned, Sunset notes, with a historic town square circled by shops and chef-owned restaurants. It highlights Highway 46 as “a bucolic drive with more than a dozen wineries that pour in barns, cafes, underground caves and cattle ranches.”

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