Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Entertaining: Paso Robles' Style

Summer Entertaining with The Paso Robles Wine Club
Paso Robles Wine Country has a well-deserved reputation for hot summer days, but by evening, temperatures drop and those famous cool breezes arrive, creating the perfect weather for summer entertaining. All summer long, up and down California’s Central Coast, people head to their backyards, fire up their grills, and open up a bottle of wine—it’s what we do best and according to our members in The Paso Robles Wine Club, it’s one of their favorite ways to enjoy wine from the Paso Robles Wine Region.

To get the most out of summer entertaining, try these tips:

Add Some Sparkle: Greet your guests at the garden gate with a glass of sparkling wine. It’s a refreshing and festive way to start the evening.

Keep it Simple: California’s Central Coast is a haven for fresh from the garden summer fare and local cheeses. Wow your guests with a selection of ripe heirloom tomatoes to pair with a fresh goat’s milk or raw cow’s milk cheese. Serve with a glass of chilled rosẻ for pure summer perfection.

Go Wild: Save the BBQ ribs and tri tip for another day. Instead, pick up a side of wild Pacific salmon. Lightly seasoned and grilled, it will pair perfectly with a Pinot Noir—a light, fruity wine that pleases most palates.

Gather Around the Fire Pit: The best summer evenings end with everyone gathered around the fire pit, sharing stories and engaging in deep conversation and making s’mores. Of all the summer foods, s’mores are challenging when it comes finding a wine that complements their myriad flavors, but picking something full of red fruit, particularly, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry, or an aged port, will be a good match.


Summer entertaining is a way of life along California’s Central Coast, particularly throughout Paso Robles Wine Country. Those fabulous summer evenings and panoramic views are the perfect match for enjoying a bottle of wine and making a toast. 

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