Besides collecting fridge magnets and sometimes wine glasses if i'm ona wine region, i also collect assorted shot glasses of my travels too and going on a wine tasting tour at the Paso Robles Area is no different and you can buy these shot glasses at the different souvenir shops that you can find at the assorted wineries at the Paso Robles area. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be made from regular glass, frosted glass, stained glass, aluminum, tin and even pewter and they costs from $ 3.99 to $ 10.99 when buying at the souvenir shops and they usually have the winery logo etched in these wonderful shot glasses.
Buy one now!
Everybody knows that I'm an avid collector of refrigerator or fridge magnets and on a jaunt to Paso Robles Area from a multi day hop around the Monterey Bay and Central Coast Area is no different. Every winery in the Paso Robles area sells assorted stuffs as souvenirs like these refrigerator magnets and they come in different shapes and sizes and are made from plastic, bronze, pewter, magnetized plastic, glass and more. prices range from $ 2.99 per peice to $ 9.99 a piece, depending on the design and make of the fridge magnet. so when in the Paso Robles Wineries, buy these good collector items like what I did.
Although I collect mostly Fridge magnets and Shot Glasses among the places that I've visited, when I'm touring a wine growing area, I also buy the wine glass as souvenirs. Every winery at the Paso Robles area sell their wine glasses with their logo stamped in it and they offer to sell them to the public after the wine tasting part of the wine tasting fest at $ 5 for a 25 % discount since you have used the wine glass for the wine tasting. Nice offer so that I've grab mine hehehe.
Every Winery sells wine glasses with their logo embossed at the assorted wine glasses.
I discovered this book a couple of days before our trip and had it overnighted to me by Amazon.com. It was well worth the shipping costs. The book gives descriptions in great detail of the different area wineries (I think there are now over 150 in Paso). Chapters highlight different features such as best winery to meet the winery, best themed winery and best winery to be greated by pets. While the book provides GREAT information (how I found Maloy and Hansen), it also provides savings. If you have and show the book at select wineries you can (depending on the winery) save on the tasting fee or on wine purchases.
They also have a website.
We found that most if not all of the wineries would wave the cost of the tasting if you either signed up for their wine club (this is where they take your credit card and ship you wines a couple of times a year) or if you purchased wine while visiting. With the cost of the tasting averaging $3-$6/person, we found purchasing a $20 bottle of wine to be the better way to go.
We wanted to be able to purchase some selections from the different wineries but were not sure how to get it home. At our first stop, they told us to just bring the wine back from the different places and that they would ship it for us. They charged us $40 to send a case home to Chicago. They packed it in the special stiroform case and it made it fine.