Tasting Room Experiences: Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery

Conveniently located off Highway 46 East only three miles from downtown Paso Robles, Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery has it all. Finding your blend of wine country bliss has never been easier as the winery pairs estate grown wines with food and the performing arts.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the family-owned and operated winery with Swiss roots is best known for producing wines that unite the bright fruit characteristics of the Paso Robles terroir with the balance and age-worthy structure of European-style wines. Vina Robles’ winemaking philosophy is best exemplified by their Cabernet Sauvignon, especially the acclaimed “Suendero” Bordeaux-style blend.

With their European heritage, Vina Robles has long been a proponent of balanced wines that complement food – and they took that commitment to the next level with their wine and food experiences offered at their Hospitality Center. Besides a wine and cheese as well as a wine and chocolate pairing, the winery offers a special Wine & Food Pairing Experience prepared by  Executive Chef Randal Torres, delivering a delicious immersion into the art of perfect pairings. The menu consists of four gourmet courses each expertly paired with one of Vina Robles’ limited-production wines. Current spring pairings include a citrus marinated lobster ceviche served with Albariño or grilled filet mignon with a gorgonzola cream sauce paired with the Signature. The experience is guided by a Hospitality Center host who shares insights into how aromas and flavors can be expertly matched, ultimately empowering guests to create their own tantalizing pairings at home. In addition, a tapas menu is available daily to satisfy small appetites and lunch is available from Thursdays through Sundays. Prior to visiting, it is worthwhile to take a look at the winery’s event schedule as it always offers great live music, wine education seminars, dinners or other exciting happenings.

After a day wine tasting, visitors can find their rhythm at Vina Robles’ boutique outdoor amphitheater. Patrons receive the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intimate live music experience while soaking in the beautiful surroundings of wine country. Top tier acts from around the world can be enjoyed from mid-April through November each year.