Jack and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary in Paso Robles last weekend and had an amazing time. We both love wine so it was only fitting that we went wine-tasting to celebrate. We're planning on making this a tradition - going to a different winery every year for our anniversary.
It took a little over 4 hours to get there. We played games of would you rather and just looked out the window at acres of so much green land untouched by development.
Upon arriving, we checked into La Bellasera, got ready, and went to dinner in the little town at Artisan. We each had wine, of course, and ordered the 3 cheeses, beet and goat cheese salad, and squash dish with quinoa. This was by far my favorite meal of the trip.
On Saturday morning, we drove to JUSTIN Winery for lunch followed by a wine tasting tour. It was about 30 minutes away and we must have passed at least a dozen wineries through this winding road surrounded by trees with Spanish moss and green hills. It was beautiful. The tour, lead by our amazing guide Larry, was so so interesting. We went in the caves and asked tons of questions, learning all about the history of JUSTIN and their winemaking process.
That night, we went into town a bit early to hang out and did a tasting flight at Tudor Wines Tasting Room, then went to our dinner reservation at La Cosecha. The food was pretty good and the overall vibe was loud and fun. We got after-dinner drinks at Fish Gaucho and then The Hatch. Both restaurants made amazing mezcal drinks.
I will definitely be back to Paso soon!