Napa Valley and Sonoma are not the only wine regions in California, at least not anymore. Twenty years ago the Paso Robles wine region boasted less than 35 wineries; today it’s home to more than 200 and has become a major player in the world of wine. Yet, the region itself holds true to its past, one filled with farms, ranches, and a laid back, easy-going lifestyle. It’s an approachable wine region everyone can enjoy without crowded tasting rooms and weekend traffic jams… at least for now.
To get you on your way, we’ve pulled some of the more unique places to stay in the Paso Robles Wine Country on both the East and West side of the region, as well as suggested wineries. These two distinct regions produce different types of wines, which can dictate where you want to sip and the routes to take.