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A Local Escape to European Delights

Imagine savoring the rich flavors of Tuscany, exploring the rolling countryside, and indulging in exquisite wines – all without leaving California. Ditch the hassle of long flights and jet lag for a trip to Paso Robles, where European-inspired travel itineraries are just a short drive away, no passports necessary! Whether you’re longing for a lux villa stay, a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, or a culinary experience that excites your taste buds, Uncorked Wine Tours is ready to take you on an incredible Italian-focused tour full of absolute gems!

Where to Stay in Paso Robles: A Taste of Tuscany at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Right in the heart of Paso Robles, Allegretto Vineyard Resort offers guests a luxurious stay that is sure to transport you straight to the beauty of Tuscany. Its serene gardens, Tuscan architecture, 20 acres of meandering walking paths, and exquisite art capture the warmth and character of Italy. Savor delightful wines crafted from the resort’s own grapes, and dine at Cello Ristorante & Bar, a gourmet Mediterranean restaurant that’s a favorite to our locals and visitors alike. Relax for the day at a poolside cabana, indulge in a rejuvenating spa-treatment, or simply take in the awe and wonder of the resort grounds. Allegretto Vineyard Resort celebrates the joy and harmony of global cultures, inviting you to immerse yourself into an exceptional and unforgettable experience. 

Uncorked Wine Tours can pick you up right outside the hotel lobby to whisk you away into wine country!

Where to Wine Taste in Paso Robles: A Sip that Transports You to the European Countryside

Our first stop on the tour will be your choice of Italian-inspired wine tastings at Bella Luna, Pelletiere, or Clesi wineries - or pick all three, we won’t judge!

Bella Luna offers an experience that will transport you to a small, family-owned European winery, rich in legacy and passion. Their handcrafted wines, intimate experience, and Italian varietals are a testament to the artistry and unique story served in each bottle. Plus, Bella Luna is owned and run by a family that embodies Italian culture - warm, welcoming, and passionate. 

Next, venture to Pelletiere Estate Winery to discover a premium array of Italian varieties, indulge in exquisite wine tastings, and most importantly, create cherished memories. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italy, from rich Sangiovese to warm Montepulciano. In a classy tasting room with beautiful views, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of and appreciation for the art of winemaking. Join their wine club and get access to annual Italian adventures! 

At Clesi, winemaker Chris Ferrara brings his Sicilian-American roots to life with his love of eccentric varietals and reverence for Italian culture. With a passion for crafting wine that embodies the terroir of Paso Robles while honoring Old World techniques, Clesi offers a unique tasting adventure. From robust reds to elegant whites, Clesi’s selection of Italian heirloom wines on California’s Central Coast bring an elegant and earthy taste to your European wine tour in SLO CAL.  

Cheese Tasting at Di Raimondos

For an afternoon bite, we’ll head to Di Raimondos Italian Market & Cheese Shop, where you’ll find a distinguished collection of Italian-imported and locally crafted cheeses that bring your taste buds straight to Europe! Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or a curious foodie, Di Raimondos is the perfect place to expand your palette and indulge in the highest quality and most sought after cheeses in the world. Enjoy a delicious guided tasting, and afterward, bring a taste of Europe home with you, selecting from fine charcuterie, imported olive oils and gourmet items favored by home and professional chefs. Nestled in the heart of Paso Robles, this experience is perfectly complemented by the region’s renowned wines, creating an exquisite pairing that celebrates the best of Europe and California’s Central Coast!

Dinner in Paso Robles: A Culinary Journey to Italy at Etto Pasta Bar

After browsing the shops and boutiques in the downtown Paso Robles square, it’s dinnertime. At Etto Pasta Bar, classic Italian dishes meet the finest local ingredients of the Central Coast for a delightful lunch or dinner dining experience. The menu, which changes seasonally, reflects the rich culture and flavors of Italy with handmade pasta and seasonal entreé dishes. Pair your Italian dinner with a featured wine, carefully selected to celebrate Italian and Californian grapes and the winemaking process. Etto promises an unforgettable dining experience that’ll have you returning again and again. Buon appetito!

Best Time to Visit Paso Robles: Summer Sunshine and Fall Ambiance

Summer & Fall in Paso Robles take the cake - with warm weather, California sunshine, and longer days. Summer’s temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s but you can find plenty of air-conditioned spots to chill and enjoy the picturesque scenery. In Fall, temperatures turn more moderate with high-70s being the norm, and you won’t want to miss the excitement and activity of wine country’s harvest season! Be sure to secure your reservations while they are still available! 

Let Uncorked Wine Tours Be Your Guide to Paso Robles!

So, are you ready to embark on your European-inspired vacation right here in SLO CAL? Let Uncorked Wine Tours take care of the details! Our team can arrange your wine tastings and meals while offering you reliable transportation and expert local guides. All you have to worry about is soaking it all in! 

Discover the best of California’s European delights without the hassle and jetlag, and create memories that will last a lifetime in Paso Robles! What are you waiting for? Book with Uncorked Wine Tours today, and let’s make your (almost) European vacation a reality! 


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