Grand Cru Wine Tour – April 25, 2016

A blustery day in Paso Robles like no other, with my fabulous guide and wine aficionado Alex Gonzales in tow, showing me some of the best wineries that Paso Robles has to offer. Picking me up in a fairly new MKZ Lincoln with all the comfort you could imagine. Grab your windbreakers and come on this fun adventure.

Our first stop was Turley Vineyards with some truly great Zinfandel’s to try. It’s hard to start drinking at 11:00 am but I gave it my best shot. Every Zinfandel was delicious and ready to drink right now. You could pair any of these great wines with Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, or Whole Roasted Chicken. Each and everyone were just delectable.

Then we were off to Venteux in Templeton, CA., which also has a bed and breakfast right there at the winery. Imagine staying at a winery, can anyone say wine with breakfast, well maybe champagne. The winery is a small boutique, but honestly some of the best Chardonnays I have had so far on my trip.

I had to also stop at Peachy Canyon to see the 2 adorable cats Peaches and Herb. I was only able to see Peaches who was tucked away under the counter and pretty sleepy. The gal at the winery said that she had been sleeping too much and it was time to go in for a check up. These are big huge Maine coons cats that are very special. You can stop in for their delicious wine but don’t forget about those lovely cats.

But the best of the best was Daou Winery, with its plush gorgeous hilltop tasting room. The highest of elevations in all of Paso Robles. The views are astounding, but the wine and cheese board were equally terrific. I was even able to do some stargazing in the human form, which looked like Katey Sagal, she was tasting with a nice friend at the table next to me. The views are so picturesque and the food was equally divine, surely a must stop for any one tasting in Paso Robles.

The wine in Paso Robles is really at its peak now, time to drink great Central Coast wines. Whether they are Rhone’s, Meritage’s, Chardonnay’s or Zinfandel’s they are just the perfect accompaniment with all of your delicious home cooked dishes. My tour guide Alex was under the weather with a blossoming cold but that didn’t detour him from treating me like a queen, Thanks Alex!!

Grand Cru Limousines
Alex Gonzales


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