Beyond the celebrated wineries and small-town charm of Paso Robles lies the incredible Paso Robles Distillery Trail. The area has long been known as a wine destination, but is now home to over a dozen distilleries with more on the way! Our farmers, winemakers, brewers, bartenders, and spirit enthusiasts share a passion of crafting world-class spirits and unique beverages for people to enjoy. Come check out the Paso Robles Distillery Trail to taste all your favorite artisan spirits- whiskey, gin, rum, brandy, vodka, and liqueurs. The distillery scene is on the rise, and there’s no better time to add a distillery tasting experience to your next Paso Robles visit!
Keep reading for some Paso Robles Distillery Trail favorites!
You won’t want to miss Paso Robles’ very first craft-distillery, RE-FIND Distillery! Owners Alex and Monica Villicana are boutique wine and spirit innovators prioritizing sustainable roots, premium ingredients, and 100% local distilling. Indulge in handcrafted vodkas and gin from the premium Paso Robles red wine grapes from their estate vineyard. For a memorable tasting experience, make a reservation to taste RE:FIND Distillery’s fabulous drinks and learn all about the distilling process and barrel aging!
Calwise Spirits Co.
Don’t you LOVE the Central Coast? Calwise Spirits Co. owner, Aaron Bergh, does too! Calwise Spirits are craftily made to celebrate the lifestyle of California’s Central Coast: reckless adventure, incredible vistas, captivating hikes, jaw-dropping ocean scenes, and the California sunshine. Fully immerse yourself in the taste of California with the Calwise Spirits that are all infused with California native ingredients. Be sure to try the Big Sur Gin!
Do you have a beverage that brings you back to your roots? At Pendray’s, owners Steve and Lola Glossner celebrate the rich Celtic heritage and spirit of England with their distillates. Come taste the delightful and unique brandy at the PasoPort Wine Co. tasting room and see where the brandy is aged in port barrels. Experience the local ingredients as you sip and enjoy port barrel aged brandy’s, grappa, and fruit-based liqueurs. Reservations are encouraged!
Tin City Distillery
Calling all spirit lovers! Wine Shine and Tin City Distillery crafts spirits that embody California’s Central Coast in its purest sense. Here at Tin City, there’s something for everyone. You’re invited to enjoy brandy, whiskey, gin, vodka, and canned cocktails made with nuanced flavors that will leave you wanting more. Pro tip: Book a private tour and tasting with the distiller on Fridays and Saturdays!
From award-winning wines to the finest- quality spirits, Donati has you covered! Taste and sip vodkas distilled from wine in a cozy lounge area where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy your time at Donati Wine and Spirits. Donati has crafted two distinct vodkas - one clean and crisp spirit and the other rested on an oak for a number of months - that are to be enjoyed sipped or mixed with your favorite cocktail. These palate- pleasing spirits are sure to give you a rich taste of the Central Coast. Reservations are required for this intimate tasting experience, so book now!
Whichever stops you want to hit on the Paso Robles Distillery Trail, we’re here to help you have the time of your life! Did you know that Uncorked Wine Tours offers spirit-tasting tours? We would love to be your trip-planner, Paso Robles guide, and designated driver! Let us handle booking the reservations and we’ll make sure you have a fun, safe way of getting from one tasting room to the next. The Central Coast truly has so much to offer, and we cannot wait for you to enjoy it all!