CHECK LIST: PLANNING YOUR PERFECT WINE COUNTRY GETAWAY
In order to make the most of your getaway to Paso Robles Wine Country, it is important that you plan ahead. While spontaneity is encouraged, below are a few tips and tricks to help plan your next visit to Paso Robles.
Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Event Weekends – It is highly recommended that you plan in advance when attending special events in Paso Robles. Refunds are not given after you purchase tickets so make sure that you plan ahead.
Event Weekend Checklist
- Make hotel accommodations up-to one year in advance.
- Purchase marquee event tickets two months in advance at www.pasowine.com.
- Plan your itinerary for the weekend. Wineries host various special events throughout the weekend. Be sure to book your selected activities in advance.
- Book Lodging Accommodations in Advance - This is important, especially when you are planning for a three day weekend or an event weekend, as Hotels, Motels, Guest Cottages, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts fill up fast. Visit the Stay section for a list of accommodations.
- Plan for the Weather – Paso Robles often experiences warm days and cool nights during the months of May – October. Beginning in November, the weather will begin to cool down and much needed rain will begin to fall and nourish the vines. Remember that barrel rooms and cellars are temperature controlled, so bring a sweater; even in mid July!
- Hydrate Yourself – Drink plenty of water! You will be doing a lot of walking and the weather can be quite warm, especially in the summer months.
- Make an Appointment for a Tour – Call 24 - 48 hours in advance to set up a special tour and tasting. This will make your visit unforgettable! Most wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms will accommodate you and this is highly recommended when you have groups of seven or more.
- Taste the Town – Be sure to complement the wine you taste by visiting one of the many restaurants and specialty shops found in Paso Robles. Tantalize your taste buds with dinner, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, or take home specialty items to share with your family and friends. Visit the Dine and Taste sections for a list of restaurants and specialty shops.
- Transportation – Always remember to designate a driver or plan for tour transportation, limo or a taxi to take you through Paso Robles Wine Country. See the Touring section for a list of touring companies.
- Remember the 4 S’s of Responsible Tasting – Swirl, Smell, Sip and Spit. This method is great way to sample a lot of different wines and will also allow you to enjoy and taste your wine during lunch and dinner.