In Our Own Backyard

March 27, 2015
We love getting out and playing in our own backyard. Paso is a wine lovers dream. The styles of wines produced here are so diverse. Many are inspired by France's Bordeaux and Rhône regions, as well as the wines of Italy and Spain. The early spring landscape explodes with color from green, lush hills deckled with oak and olive trees to bright blue skies, colorful wildflowers, and warm, glowing sunshine. We took the day to visit a few of our neighboring wineries.

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Our first stop was Adelaida Cellars. The 2012 Version White Reserve (Roussanne, Grenche Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc) and 2011 Version Red Reserve (Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache Noir) were impressive and great expressions of what Paso Robles can do with these classic Rhône varieties. The Tasting Room staff was very warm, welcoming and knowledgeable.

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Next, we visited Halter Ranch Vineyard whose history dates back to the 1880s. The meticulously renovated Victorian farmhouse was quite a treat to see. With inviting grounds and delicious wines, Halter Ranch was a wonderful place to spend some time. We lingered on the patio and enjoyed their generous hospitality while sipping on a glass of Côtes de Paso (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Tannat).

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The iconic Tablas Creek Vineyard is a “must stop” destination on any trip to the west side of Paso Robles. Created from a partnership between Chateau de Beaucastle and Robert Hass, Tablas Creek produces estate grown Rhône wines. Nearly all of the wines produced come from their certified organic estate vineyard. We were especially fond of the Esprit de Tablas Blanc and Esprit de Tablas. We look forward to enjoying these wine around the dinner table with friends.

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Our final stop brought us back to JUSTIN. We found our way to the outdoor patio and watched the sunset while enjoying some ISOSCELES. A perfect ending to an incredible day!

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