What Better Way to Discover Paso Robles' Warm Hospitality, Farm-Fresh Food and Award-Winning Wines than by a Guided Walking Tour?
A Central Coast Food Tour in Paso Robles will introduce you to this new culinary frontier where food, wine and history come together to create a most delicious experience. Did you know a Paso Robles wine won Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" in 2010, and the area was recently named the West Coast's "most exciting wine region" by Sunset Magazine? On your tour you'll enjoy a mix of food and wine tastings at five specially selected food and wine venues that best represent the array of agricultural, culinary and viticultural resources in the area. We'll help you get oriented to all that Paso (as us locals refer to the area) has to offer.
A Food & Wine Tasting Tour of Paso Robles will Enchant You
Come learn about the culture and cuisine that is uniquely Paso Robles. An area rich in history, Paso Robles has emerged as a world class food and wine region. Surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards, family farms and ranches, the historic downtown square of Paso Robles is a magnet for creative chefs displaying the independence, resourcefulness and individuality of the original settlers back in 1887. The availability of local, fresh, often handcrafted artisanal foods inspire local chefs to innovate on plates from the practical to the sublime.
Learn About Paso Robles' Fascinating History and Authentic Culture
You'll learn about the area's agricultural roots, how the healing waters of the "Hot Springs" drew the affluent from all over the country and led to the formation of the town and one of the West's most glamorous and exclusive resorts of the time - The Hotel El Paso de Robles. No story of the city is replete without mention of the Wild West, and how it's culture shaped modern day Paso Robles. From hardworking pioneer families, to the rowdy saloons on Pine Street, and the occasional visit by outlaw Jesse James, the town has a history yearning to be told and what better way to experience this lively town than through it's history -while enjoying the fruits of it's latest harvest - it's wonderful food and wines!
Looking for a "Head-Start" on Your Paso Robles, Central Coast Vacation?
Booking a food tour on the first day of your vacation is the absolute best way to get the very most out of the area's treasures. Your guide has lived in the area and knows all the insider spots to send you for wine-tasting, foodie excursions, dining locations throughout the Central Coast, as well as hiking and biking trails, beach and birdwatching sites, and all sorts of 'off-the-beaten-path' finds known only to locals.
Days and times: Thursday - Monday
Tour Duration: Approx. 3 - 3.5 hours
Tour Cost: $69 Regular (Ages 7 and up)
What's included: All food and wine tastings - a very hearty lunch!
Who: All age groups - must be able to stand/walk with sit-down breaks for 3 hours, and must show proof of age for wine tasting.
Maximum group size: 12
Length of walk: Approximately 1 mile - between tastings, comfortably staged over 3 hours.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, sunhat and sunscreen
Weather conditions: Tours take place rain or shine
Where: Downtown Paso Robles - Exact meeting location provided with ticket purchase