Paso Robles | Wine Country for Millennials PART TWO
Wine country was easily one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had. Taking a break from the city and going out to relax, enjoy some mountain air, and tour wineries was exactly what I needed to unwind from a crazy winter and what’s shaping up to be a very wet spring [focusing on the fact that it’s going to make for some inspiring flowers and blooms very soon]. Read the first part of our Paso experience here.
Our second day in Paso we woke up to some light rain, grey skies, and quite the chill. I definitely hadn’t packed for this. But we made do and ventured out into the chill for another day of amazing wine. And oh was it worth it.
To start, we headed to Eberle Winery. Opened by Gary Eberle in 1984, already established as a wine pioneer in the Paso Robles area. This guy really knows his stuff and we were lucky enough to be able to taste his creations accompanied by him, his wife, and his two standard poodles. The dog love is strong in Paso, you guys.
But let’s make it even better. Our tasting was hosted in the wine caves. Near a stack of fairy-lit wine barrels. With a candle lit table, fresh flowers, cheese pairings, and more. Not even that Really Famous Mouse can make this kind of magic.
Eberle is known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s kind of Gary’s specialty. And by kind of, I mean it’s won more awards than everything else. This wine is spectacular. And we were lucky enough to taste one of the reserves.
Every single wine we tasted seemed to get better and better. One of the most delicious rosés I’ve ever had the pleasure of sampling all the way to a port that, while not my wine of choice, made lots of happy bloggers around the table.
And afterward, we couldn’t help but take photos. After all, give bloggers a spectacular place and we’re going to showcase it the best way we know how: outfit photos.
Up next was Villicana Winery and Vineyard, which is also home to re:find distillery. Yes, I did just say there is a distillery in this winery. Color this girl happy! We had a quick outfit change in the car and made our way inside to sample some wonderful wines as well as gin, vodka, and kumquat liqueur.
I don’t know if it was the change from wine or what but I really enjoyed the spirits. The gin had a wonderful floral note to it that made me incredibly happy. And might have made me seriously want a gin and tonic.
Overall my time in Paso was absolutely stupendous. Great wine, great bloggers, tons of photo opportunities, and so much more. These are memories I’m going to carry with me forever.
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