Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn
7110 Drake Road, Paso Robles, California, 93447, United States
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View from the street
Tasting room at Tobin James - bring the kids!
Outside Maloy's Tasting Room
Travel Tips for Paso Robles
Quit Whining, it's wine country
Head out of town to Highway 40 West, towards the ocean, and you will see about 10 to 15 wineries along the way. What a way to spend the day. Just about all of them have sampling rooms with beautiful views of the grape fields. Very relaxing and stylish. Many of them educate you on the process of wine making as well. Remember, don't get carried away, or better yet, get a designated driver. Have fun and get a buzz with style.
Wine tasting @ EOS
EOS was one of the first wines from Paso that I had been introduced to - so I wanted to visit the winery. Also, it did not hurt that it was billed as one of the most spectacular. We tasted the wines in a huge room known as the “Mediterranean Marketplace.” In addition to several tasting bars, there was a large selection of unique gourmet foods, fine gifts and a racing car exhibit.
Outside we saw a lovely rose gardens, stately Italian architecture, and a lush picnic areas.
The winery currently produces wine under three labels. The EOS labeled wines are estate wines and are recognized for their quality. Arciero and Novella are the other two labels. The Novella label is used to designate their Italian style wines. All EOS Estate wines are handcrafted by Senior Winemaker Leslie Melendez. Recently, the EOS line has expanded with the introduction of the EOS “Cupa Grandis” Grand Barrel Reserve program. Featuring grapes sourced from the top EOS Estate Chardonnay and Petite Sirah vineyard blocks, the wines are handcrafted using the world’s finest cooperage. In addition to a bevy of 90 plus scores and accolades, the 2001 Cupa Grandis Petite Sirah was recently given a 92 point score in Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Rolling Hills through sun kissed vineyards
I had thought that Santa Barbara was the way to tour vineyards in So Cal, but I've changed my mind. Paso Robles has really put itself on the map in the past ten years through some award winning wines that have come from there. I took a swing through to check it out and its incredibly charming with a highlight being Justin Vineyards.
Justin Vineyards is set about 20 minutes outside of town. In addition to having a nice wine tasting room, they have a outside patio where they serve lunch and dinner and there's a bar and B&B attached. The main building in nestled into a hillside with the vineyards flanking it either side.
I'd recommend this to anyone in the greater LA area looking for a getaway- especially a romantic weekend. I didn't have a chance to stay at the B&B but the meal I ate there was fantastic. They do wine pairings as well - truly a decadent treat!
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