Paso Robles Wine Country, Central Coast California
Many people know Napa and Sonoma, but fewer are familiar with Paso Robles in Central California. Paso is a few hours' drive south of Santa Barbara. It's a hotbed for the best new winemakers on the California wine scene. Paso is also less touristy, and I would say more picturesque than Napa. If you're not careful, you might mistake it for Tuscany.