Trip to Paso Robles – Day 1

Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles, once a Almond growing region has grown into a major wine region. The rolling hills are studded with over 400 wineries with a majority making Rhone varietal wines.

Over 4 days we toured the west side of Paso Robles and tasted at 13 wineries. Yes, that’s a big number in 4 days but using some restraint and a spit bucket we managed pretty well.

McPrice Myers was our first stop and it was a perfect day to sit outside the production facility and taste. The winery is definitely in an expansion mode. They are just starting site work for a new tasting facility, and also permitting for a cave. The property currently includes 20 acres of vineyards and a vacation home they offer.

It was around 2 decades ago that John was standing at Hartford’s tasting bar in Sonoma and next to him was Mac Myers. They struck up a conversation, exchanged business cards and John has kept an eye on McPrice Myers wines ever since.

The tasting included a 2020 Paper Street Clairette Blanche, a 100% Grenache – 2020 Sel de la Terre, the 2020 Paper Street Cuvée, the 2020 Fait Accompli, and the 2020 Accoutrements. All were simply wonderful.

John, Mac and Sean

McPrice Myers produces a number of different series of wines. Beautiful Earth, Single Vineyard, Proprietary and, with a totally different label, Hard Working Wines. You’ll find all his wines garnering high awards and accolades.

Next we made a stop at Herman Story Wines before heading to our accommodations in the town of Paso Robles. No appointment is necesary.

If you are not familar with Russel P. From and his wines you most definitely need to make a hit on his web page. There is a contagious craziness to this man and his wine. We have been getting his wines shipped to us for years. In every shipment he encloses a letter and a surprise.

We grabbed a bottle of his grenache – On the Road to share later and we were off to find a cheese shop and our place for the night.

Photo credit – Vivant Fine Cheese

We can highly recommend the cheese shop – Vivant located on Pine Street. And our accommodations – Downtown Modern Farmhouse: Oak & Barrels

One day down!


One thought on “Trip to Paso Robles – Day 1

  1. Keep them coming! Wishing a happy spring with moderate weather patterns to our Santa Rosa crew.

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