The Perfect Getaway for Your Palate

Pleasing Your Palate with the Perfect Getaway

Just a few years ago, it seemed as if everyone along California’s Central Coast was taking a staycation—a vacation enjoyed right in our own backyard. And why not? It’s no secret that California’s Central Coast is a beautiful little gem of a location with plenty to enjoy, including the many wineries that make up Paso Robles Wine Country. We live in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state and as locals, we never grow tired of the many adventures that are ours for taking, but it’s especially cool when we get a shout out from someone who has recently visited our area and enjoyed what life here has to offer.

Recently, we had the chance to visit with Allan Wright, the owner of Taste Vacations and Zephyr Adventures, who runs his own tour company, taking clients on vacations specifically designed to woo their palates, including tasty trips through Spain’s Basque Country, Tuscany, and even Peru! Wowed, he was, upon discovering Paso Robles and taking a tour with Coy Barnes, the proprietor of both The Paso Robles Wine Club and The Wine Wrangler.

Here’s what Mr. Wright had to say about his experience:

Paso Robles is one of the cutest small wine towns in the country. The town of 30,000 is situated between LA and San Francisco, about 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and is considered part of the Central Coast region of California. Paso (as many locals call it) has a cute main plaza, excellent restaurants, and fantastic wineries in the area.

We don’t yet run a tour in the Central Coast region but if you find yourself in the Paso Robles area, I can strongly recommend doing a little wine touring with The Wine Wrangler. Coy Barnes, the owner, is an ex-teacher turned wine educator who is competent, organized, and friendly – just want you want from a tour company.

Coy spoke at the Wine Tourism Conference and I had a chance to sit down to lunch with him. It is always a pleasure meeting attendees at our conference but Coy and I, naturally, had a lot in common. The beauty of taking a day tour with Coy or one of his guides is they select the wineries to visit - with 170 in the region, it helps to have expert advise - and handle all the driving.

So until we at Taste Vacations create a Central Coast trip, look to Coy and The Wine Wrangler for your wine touring in the Paso Robles area!"

It’s always nice to get positive feedback, because our mission is to provide the best for our customers. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a day of wine tasting with our sister company, The Wine Wrangler, a trip up California’s historic Highway 1, along the Pacific Ocean to the awe-inspiring Heart Castle, a private tour to Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara Wine Country, or, just kicking back and opening up a bottle of unique wine from your Paso Robles Wine Club membership, there’s a plenty to savor right in our own backyard.

Here’s to living in beautiful, Paso Robles Wine Country!