The Central Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Central Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Calcareous Vineyard

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    Elegant wines, a stylish tasting room, and knockout hilltop views make for a winning experience at this winery along winding Peachy Canyon Road...Read More

  • 2. HammerSky Vineyards

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    Owner Doug Hauck handcrafts Bordeaux-centric wines on a 50-acre estate on the far western slopes of Paso Robles. Set amid rolling hills of vineyards...Read More

  • 3. Jada Vineyard & Winery

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    Jada biodynamically farms 65 acres of estate vineyards in the Templeton Gap/Willow Creek district, and uses the flavorful fruit to craft its...Read More

  • 4. Pasolivo

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    While touring the idyllic west side of Paso Robles, take a break from wine tasting by stopping at Pasolivo. Find out how the artisans here make...Read More

  • 5. Stolo Family Vineyards

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    Just 3 miles from the ocean and a short drive from Cambria's East Village, the 52-acre Stolo estate produces about 5,000 cases of premium wine...Read More

  • 6. Talley Vineyards

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    Acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, plus smaller parcels of Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and other varietals blanket Talley's mountain-ringed dell...Read More

  • 7. Tin City

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    This industrial park on the southern border of Paso Robles houses a collection of wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, and specialty shops...Read More

  • 8. Alma Rosa Winery

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    Winemaker Richard Sanford helped put Santa Barbara County on the international wine map with a 1989 Pinot Noir. For Alma Rosa, started in 2005...Read More

  • 9. Biddle Ranch Vineyard

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    Glass doors and walls in a converted dairy barn fill the Biddle Ranch Vineyard tasting room with light and sweeping valley, mountain, and vineyard...Read More

  • 10. Blair Fox Cellars

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    Blair Fox, a Santa Barbara native, crafts small-lot Rhône-style wines made from organic grapes. The bar in his rustic Los Olivos tasting room...Read More

  • 11. Claiborne & Churchill

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    An eco-friendly winery built from straw bales, C&C makes small lots of aromatic Alsatian-style wines such as dry Riesling and Gewürztraminer...Read More

  • 12. Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

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    Named for the vivid red poppy flowers that blanket the French countryside and appear on all its labels, this limited-production winery focuses...Read More

  • 13. Eberle Winery

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    Even if you don't drink wine, stop here for a tour of the huge wine caves beneath the vineyards (departs every half hour all day). Eberle produces...Read More

  • 14. Edna Valley Vineyard

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    For sweeping valley views and crisp Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays, head to the modern tasting bar here. The 18 Barrel Flight tasting ($35...Read More

  • 15. Firestone Vineyard

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    Heirs to the Firestone tire fortune developed (but no longer own) this winery known for Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, and...Read More

  • 16. Firestone Walker Brewing Company

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    At this working craft brewery you can sample medal-winners such as the Double Barrel Ale and learn about the beer-making process on 30-minute...Read More

  • 17. Gainey Vineyard

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    The 1,800-acre Gainey Ranch, straddling the banks of the Santa Ynez River, includes about 100 acres of organic vineyards: Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot...Read More

  • 18. Halter Ranch Vineyard

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    A good place to learn about contemporary Paso Robles wine making, this ultramodern operation produces high-quality wines from estate-grown Bordeaux...Read More

  • 19. Hearst Ranch Winery

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    Old whaling equipment and Hearst Ranch and Hearst Castle memorabilia decorate this winery's casual Old San Simeon outpost. The tasting room...Read More

  • 20. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

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    This suave winery built its reputation on Isosceles, a hearty Bordeaux blend, usually of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. JUSTIN...Read More

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