Top Paso Robles Wineries on Highway 46 West
This wine trail
includes wineries very close to the downtown area of Paso
Robles. No need to drive several miles to take in some very
fun and exciting wineries. These are all within 15 minutes
of Paso Robles. Grab a picnic lunch in town and head out
to explore these terrific wineries. Leave the Paso Robles
town center and head south on Highway 101 and immediately
watch for the exit to Highway 46 West to Cambria.
Top Wineries to Visit on This Wine Trail
• Zenaida Cellars – Estate wines and the
• Castoro Cellars – Best overall value in wines
• Peachy Canyon Winery – Zinfandel heaven, great picnic area
• Dark Star Cellars – Limited production of reds
• Midnight Cellars Winery – Many
excellent red wines
Dining and Lodging Recommendations
• See Restaurants
• See Lodging
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Winery Descriptions, Driving directions, Tasting Room Hours
Zenaida Cellars is just beyond Edward Sellars and will come up fast on your
right. The owner and winemaker is Eric Ogorsolka who began producing quality
wines in 1994. Zenaida produces small amounts of nine estate varietals from
its 65 acres of vineyards. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, and
they will keep you well informed as you sample these very nice wines. There
is an attractive picnic area that overlooks beautifully arranged rows of vineyards.
There are lodging accommodations available at the winery. The Loft, as it is
called, is above the tasting room and accommodates up to six people. It is
close enough to the towns Paso Robles or Templeton for a dinner meal.
Tasting room open 11-5 daily, Phone: (805) 227-0382
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Zenaida
Just down the road from Zenaida and on the left side of the road
is Peachy Canyon. The winery is famous for Zinfandel. Ask to
taste and compare the different Zinfandel wines. It is fun to
see if you detect differences in aroma and flavor in the Zinfandels
from different growing regions. The Incredible Red, which is
100 Zinfandel grapes, is a good value and a great everyday wine.
The winery also produces other varietals including a very nice
Syrah. Peachy Canyon has a cottage with two units accommodating
two people each. There is a nice picnic area and this is a good
place to have your lunch.
Tasting room open 11-5 daily, Phone: (800) 315-7908
E-mail: email@example.com, Peachy
Leaving Peachy Canyon, turn left and stay on Bethel Rd. You will
see the signs that lead to Castoro Cellars. Castoro is an excellent
winery producing several varietals. This family-owned winery is
in its 20th year of producing fine wines. We consider all their
wines to be excellent values. Their wines are reasonably priced
and all very tasty. Our favorites are the Syrah, Petite Syrah,
and, if still available, a special anniversary bottling called “Diciannove
Annui.” The picnic area is nice and another excellent choice
for enjoying a picnic lunch.
Tasting room open 11-5 daily, Phone: 888.DAM.FINE
Head back to Highway 46 and make a left and immediately begin looking
for Anderson Road on the right . Shortly, up this wide gravel
road, you'll find two very small and really interesting wineries.
Dark Star Cellars
This a very tiny winery producing about 4000 cases of red wines.
Their signature wine is the Ricordati, a blend of Cabernet, Merlot,
and Cabernet Franc. It is quite good and sells out quickly! The
tasting room is small. If you like the wines, stock up here because,
outside of the Paso Robles area, these wines will be difficult
Tasting room open Friday - Sunday, 11:00 to 5:30, Phone: 805.237.2389
Next door to Dark Star is Midnight Cellars, another family-owned
winery in this area. Next to the tasting room you will notice
a new warehouse-type building where the wine making and barrel
storage takes place. Ask to take a peek inside so you can get
an idea of Midnight's approach to winemaking. The winery also
has 25 acres of vineyards on its property. For a small winery,
about 6500 cases per year, Midnight Cellars produces several different
varietals of wine and some interesting blends. Most of the wines
are very good, and are all reds, except for one Chardonnay.
Tasting Room Open Daily 10 – 5:30 p.m, Phone:805-239-8904