Paso Robles was dubbed Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, but the area’s viticultural history goes back for centuries. In the 1700s, when Paso Robles was still Mexican territory, Franciscan monks planted grapes to make altar wine. About a century later, Paso Robles’ commercial wine industry was burgeoning, and by the 1980s, boutique wineries started taking root. Today, Paso Robles is known for fostering an unconventional spirit. The region boasts more than 200 wineries and 11 viticultural areas, or appellations.
Together with the owner/founder of 101 Wine Tours, Laura Jeffrey, we'd visit four diverse Paso Robles wineries: Turley Wine Cellars, Niner Wine Estates, L'Aventure, and Jack Creek Cellars.
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