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Romantic Escapes for Valentine’s Weekend in Paso Robles

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Paso Robles Romantic Valentines Weekend Escapes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With such breathtaking scenery, charming wineries and endless opportunities for indulgence, Paso Robles wine country naturally conjures up ideas of romance. Whether you want to wow your sweetheart or just have some memorable fun, you'll find plenty of Cupid-worthy activities taking place in Paso Robles this Valentine’s Day. And with the holiday and President’s Day falling over a three-day weekend this year, it’s the perfect time to plan a dreamy, wine country escape! 

Here are our top picks for a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day weekend in Paso Robles:

River Oaks Hot Springs Spa

 

River Oaks Hot Springs SpaLong before its designation as a world-class wine destination, people flocked to Paso Robles for a soothing soak in the region’s naturally occurring, artesian thermal mineral springs. This “medicinal water,” heated by the earth, contains trace elements that are valued for their power to ease muscle and joint pain, while relaxing the mind and spirit.

What better way to celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day than with an indulgent soak in “Earth’s own champagne”? The luxurious River Oaks Hot Springs Spa offers a variety of pampering spa packages that include Swedish massages, European facials, and wine or chilled champagne served tub-side with a mini charcuterie tray. The private indoor and outdoor open-air spas overlooking the rolling hills and scenic vineyards of Paso Robles provide the perfect romantic retreat in a resort-style setting.

 

Fine Dining

Paso Robles Fine DiningThe Paso Robles’ foodie scene has exploded thanks to an influx of culinary talent who are redefining the local dining experience. Many chefs rely on fresh, organic ingredients, sourced from nearby farms to create a wide-range of savory specialties, expertly paired with local wines.

Whether dining by candlelight or people watching from the patio, Paso Robles’ destination-worthy restaurants offer more than just amazing meals. You and your sweetheart will experience a complete immersion into the local flavors and rich culture of this charismatic city. 

From country French to modern Latin to nearly every cuisine in between, lovers of food and wine will find their heart’s desire in Paso Robles. Reserve a table for Valentine’s Day and surrender to indulgence!

 

Follow the Wine Trail

Paso robles Wine TrailsWith so many world-class wineries in Paso Robles, trying to choose the most sip-worthy can be a daunting and dizzying task! And while you could spend the entire Valentine’s Day weekend going from tasting room to tasting room, show your sweetie your well-prepared and adventurous side by selecting a wine trail, instead.

The region’s wineries are clustered into unique wine tasting trails that traverse the beautiful countryside and gentle rolling hills of Paso Robles. From the winding back roads to the main highways to Paso’s vibrant downtown district, each trail offers a unique experience filled with warm hospitality, delicious boutique wines and picturesque vistas.

Follow our guide to select the perfect trail (or trails) for you and your Valentine.

There’s nothing more romantic than escaping with your special someone for a Valentine’s Day adventure! Stay with us at Adelaide Inn for Valentine’s Day and we’ll help you create a romantic experience you will both remember all year. 

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A Few Fab Wine Events In Paso Robles This Month

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Leave the winter doldrums behind and head to Paso Robles for a fabulous escape into wine country! The Adelaide Inn is the perfect place to stop and explore the region’s best wines. After a day spent swirling and tasting, come back home for a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool or relax on our fun mini-golf and putting green. Our knowledgable staff are always happy to help you plan your own wine-tasting tour or set you up with a local guide. Book your room today to start your Paso Robles wine-inspired getaway!

 

SLOFolks Present Danial Champagne at Castoro Cellars: Jan. 23

This intimate indoor concert features the talents of Australian-born folk artist Danial Champagne, perfectly complimented by Castoro wines available by glass or bottle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person.

 

Wild Coyote Estate Winery Vineyard Tour & Barrel Tasting: Jan. 23 + 30

Join owner/winemaker Gianni Manucci at Wild Coyote Estate Winery for a tasting room experience, complete with a complimentary take-home tasting glass. The event starts at 10 a.m. and entrance is $20 per person.

 

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery Saturday Live Event: Jan 23 + 30

Their unique spin on SNL, Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery settles down each Saturday afternoon with a live music show and plenty of great wine. This week’s musical guest is Martin Paris. The event happens at the Via Robles Hospitality Centre from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The following week, enjoy the sounds Dawn Lambeth.

 

Cass Winery Wine Seminar: Jan 30

Go back to school, vineyard-style! Cass Winery discusses Syrah from all over the world. Learn about unique regional styles and characteristics, play with the aroma wheel and taste this region’s variety. The seminar goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at $25 per person.

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Experience The Vine St. Victorian Showcase - Sat, Dec 12th

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 
Bring the whole family down to Vine Street for Paso Robles’ most anticipated Christmas tradition. Starting at 6pm on Saturday, December 12, you can see Ebenezer Scrooge, the Snow Queen, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and more as you walk past the festively glowing Victorian houses along Vine Street. Come experience community caroling, illuminated floats, entertainers, open houses, live music, activities and more. There will also be treats like cotton candy, free cookies & hot chocolate.
 

This cheerful community event is fun for the whole familywhether you’re a Paso local or just happen to be staying at the Adelaide Inn. Just take a quick drive down to Vine Street and join in the holiday fun!

 


*Hotel Month Means 20% Off This January!


January is Hotel Month in Paso Robles. In honor of this special time, we’re offering 20% off your entire stay at the Adelaide Inn any Sunday through Thursday in the month of January when you stay two or more consecutive nights at the regular rate in one of our spacious Executive King or Double Queen rooms.

We’ll even have a Complimentary Bottle of Paso Robles wine waiting for you when you arrive! Free wine tasting and breakfast coupons available on request.

So call your friends at the Adelaide Inn, 805-238-2770, and be sure to ask for the Travel Paso Special. This fantastic offer is not for online reservations, and it is subject to availability, so call today!

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November Festivals in Paso Robles

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
 
 
Whether you’re interested in wine or art, Paso Robles is an exciting place at all times of the year. This is particularly true in November, when a couple of fantastic festivals will be taking place right here in town. 

 

Garagiste Festival - November 5 to 7

 
The word “garagiste” refers to the DIY creators who make wine in their garages, and this festival is a celebration of those independent, undiscovered artisan producers. The schedule for the festival’s fifth annual instalment includes a luxurious dinner, a mixer with artisan winemakers, panels and seminars. If you love wine and want to explore new flavours, this is a chance to sample some truly great products that you won’t find in your average liquor store. Various ticketing options are available; learn more about the event and purchase tickets at its website


Paderewski Festival - November 5 to 8

 Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a virtuosic pianist (and winemaker and Polish politician) who spent much of his later life in Paso Robles. To celebrate his legacy, the annual Paderewski Festival is a music event that will run for four days from November 5 to 8. The festival includes concerts, a screening of the 2012 film Please Find - Henryk Gorecki, talks, wine receptions and more. This is a great opportunity to learning more about Paso Robles’ rich history in addition to celebrating the beautiful music of the present. A full Friends of Paderewski festival pass costs $200, and tickets for individual events are also available. Learn more here

 
To enjoy these festivals and everything else that Central California has to offer, book your room at the Adelaide Inn today. Our accommodations range from standard rooms to spacious executive facilities, and our convenient location offers easy access to wineries, beaches and stunning Heart Castle. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Garagiste Festival: An Artisan Wine Celebration

Monday, October 26, 2015
 
November 5th-7th 2015 in Paso Robles is the 5th Annual Garagiste Festival Celebrating the Artisan Winemaker. Never heard of a Garagiste??? Here’s a little backstory: GARAGISTES – (garage-east) n, Fr. – A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. Who’s laughing now, Francois? Syn: Renegades, Pioneers, Rule-Breakers, Mavericks.
 

This special event focuses on the small production winemakers that our region has become so known for. It is also a fundraiser for the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. Come and experience the underground, the different and the cutting edge of Garagiste - winemaking without rules!

1. Schedule of Events
 
 
Kicking it off on November 5th at 6:30pm is the ‘5th Anniversary / 5-Course Winemaker Dinner’ which will be held at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero. Enjoy local, organic artisan cuisine paired with exquisite wines of five Garagiste winemakers in this beautiful and intimate setting.

Friday, November 6th is the ‘Out-of-Towners’ Winemaker Mixer from 7:00-10:00pm. Held at Broken Earth Winery, this year’s “Rare & Reserve” theme showcases barrel samples and special releases that will ONLY be poured at this event. A local favorite food truck The Pairing Knife will be providing additional provisions during the mixer.
 

Head over to the Paso Fairgrounds for the main event on Saturday, November 7th. The day will be filled with seminars, a ‘grand’ tasting, trade & media tasting and is topped off with the festival’s traditional Rockin After-Party from 5:30-8:30pm. Spend the evening mingling with guests and winemakers, grabbing some brews from the local favorite Barrelhouse Brewing Company, and a few bites from Go Bistro. The infamous AC/DC cover band High Voltage will be providing a little extra volume to the atmosphere.

2. Seminar Spotlights
 
 
One of the most popular elements of the Garagiste Festival are the engaging and educational winemaker seminars. Starting at 11:00am on Saturday, Wine Folly Co-Founder Madeline Puckette will be leading “Exploring the Aroma Wheel” which will focus on clarifying basic aromas found in most wines, both red and white. The goal is to enhance your ability to discern and remember wine aromas and how they transfer to flavor.

Next, join Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wine Co, Ryan Pease of Paix Sur Terre, and Stewart McLennan of Golden Triangle to learn “The Secret of Stems”. This seminar begins at 11:45 on Saturday and shines light on techniques such as stem inclusion that can only be implemented with the flexibility of small-lot winemaking. They will showcase the technique using the whole cluster – stems and all – and demonstrate why this technique is becoming increasingly popular with cutting-edge winemakers.
 

(Seminars are only available to VIP ticket holders. Spaces are limited. Lunch and (1) hour early tasting access is included.)

3. The Festival Charity
 
 
The non-profit Garagiste Events (producer of the Garagiste Festivals) has been a proud supporter of the Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program. This local program provides future winemakers with an education in all aspects of the wine business from vineyard to table. Proceeds from the Garagiste Festival will go toward the planned new Wine and Viticulture Innovation Centre.
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Equestrian Events in Paso Robles

Thursday, October 1, 2015
 
Paso Robles has long been a haven for horse lovers. From the rodeos of the Mid State Fair to the countless ranches surrounding the city, It’s no surprise that the area is constantly adding on new events and facilities. Here are a few upcoming events in the equine industry that are worth a trip to beautiful Paso Robles.
 
1. Working Ranch Horse Auction – November 7, 2015
 

The ‘Main Event’ Horse Auction is just about the best place to buy your next working ranch horse. Not only are these horses bred for performance by highly reputable horsemen, they’re on display so you can see what they can really do. Starting Friday November 7th at 5:30pm, you’ll get a chance to watch them in action with calf branding, roping, cow work and versatility. The event runs through Saturday and also features working stockdogs. Click here for all the details

2. Paso Robles Horse Park

Paso Robles Horse Park is a new addition to the community, which recently opened back in May of this year. The park is 67 acres featuring a large turf field and five sand arenas. The facility boasts 240 permanent horse stalls (with the ability to accommodate up to 600 stalls), a large spectator area, bathrooms, RV sites with hookups, a 5,000 sq ft hay barn, two office buildings, 2 warm up areas and parking for up to 500 vehicles.

The park hosts several hunter and jumper events throughout the year, with two events  coming up in October-November. The Central California Fall Classic: October 28 – November 1, and the Central California Oak Tree Classic: November 4-8. Click here for the full list of events.

3. California Mid State Fair Rodeo

Every summer the Equestrian Center at the fairgrounds is host to several days of rodeo events. From cutting to barrel racing to roping and everything in between, this is one of the biggest equestrian events in the area, and well worth the fair’s admission. The events of the next fair aren’t out yet, but you can check in on them at http://midstatefair.com/

4. Horseback Riding with Outback Trail Rides

Hop on a horse and explore hillside trails, along the beach, or even through a Paso Robles vineyard! Outback Trail Rides offers several ride options in a handful of locations across the Paso Robles area. They also offer wagon rides for large groups or those who are a little unsure about riding horses. Check out their website for more information.

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Craft Beer & Spirits Explode in Paso Robles

Thursday, September 10, 2015
There’s no doubt that Paso Robles is known for its wine, but let’s be honest...not everyone’s a wine lover. Lucky for them, that’s not all that Paso has to offer to thirsty travelers and locals alike. Craft breweries and distilleries seem to be popping up as often as new wineries, some of which at wineries themselves! Here’s a list of some you may know, and some you’ll wish you had known.

1. Firestone Walker Brewing Company

This is the big one. Firestone is currently the 4th largest craft brewery in California, and is a recognizable name nationwide. Whether you’re looking for something light and refreshing like their ‘805’ Blond Ale, or something dark and hoppy like the mighty ‘Wookey Jack’ Black Rye IPA, they deliver at every point of the craft beer spectrum. Be sure to also check out their on-site restaurant, the ‘Taproom’, specializing in brewhouse bistro cooking with an emphasis on local flavor.

2. BarrelHouse Brewing Company

While they may not be one of the largest, Barrelhouse puts every bit as much passion into their finely crafted offerings. Being located in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, this brewery is even more connected than you might think. According to owner, Jason Carvalho, “Our brewing team has just as much experience making wine as they do brewing beer. Our team’s approach to brewing lends to unique, balanced portfolio beers and incredible barrel projects both non-sour and sour.” This type of approach ensures a unique take on beer and cements BarrelHouse as a key player in the Paso Robles Craft Beer scene.

3. Tent City Beer Company

Originally known as ‘Molly Pitcher Brewing’, Tent City is an Atascadero based brewpub with five house beers and a host of choice craft beers from nationwide boutique breweries. Tent City is a great place to try something new, because they have new rotating beers on tap every week. This is the sort of place that brings people together and shows that the Paso area gets ‘craft beer culture’.

4. Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits

Located at Villicana Winery, Re:Find is heading up the Paso Robles craft distillery movement with their vodka, gin, rye whiskey and more. Owners Alex and Monica Villicana promote and encourage sustainability by utilizing unused resources from their winemaking processes. Known as sangée, this ‘extra juice’ is often removed to concentrate and enhance the quality of wine. Many winemakers just discard it at this point…but not Alex and Monica. They triple distill it to create high quality vodka and gin, as well as other craft spirits. Try it for yourself by visiting their tasting room on Adelaida Road in Paso Robles.

5. Krobar Distillery

Surrounded by wineries on Highway 46 West, Krobar Distilery is also a product of the Paso Robles Wine Region. With a combined 38 years of industry experience, founders Stephen Kroener and Joe Barton are now distilling brandy, whiskey and gin with a custom-made closed steam still. This system uses less water and energy than a traditional still. When you check this place out, be sure to try the brandy, which has an incredible full mouthfeel and some real weight to it! 

6. Bristol’s Cider House

While not quite beer and not quite spirits, cider is another beverage Paso Robles is becoming known for. If you’ve heard of Lone Madrone Wine then you’ve probably heard of Bristol’s Cider. Owner/Winemaker Neil Collins began crafting this artisan apple alcohol in the Bristol tradition (named for the town in England where Neil grew up) after moving to California and seeing that there was nowhere to get it! Bristol’s Cider House is the only official ‘cidery’ on the Central Coast, and offers up a whopping nine unique hard ciders, as well as occasional food and live music.

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Catch a Concert in Paso Robles this August

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fear not, music lovers. The park bandstand is alive and well this summer, thanks to the Concerts in the Park series being held in the City Park gazebo. Every Thursday at 5:30 to 7:30 pm, a different band will be entertaining the crowds with their own unique music, and boy, are there some unique sounds! From a 60s cover band to old school R&B to modern rock, there’s something for everyone, so next time you’re in town, stake your spot in the park with a blanket and take in some tunes.

Unfinished Business – August 6

Unfinished Business loves the 60s and has declared that decade the unbeatable decade of music. After realizing that no more music would be coming from the 60s, they decided to take it into their own hands to bring the greats back and formed a cover band. They have now played at hundreds of events and have entertained countless true music fans with their eclectic mix of covers, ranging from Hendrix to Otis Redding to The Ventures and much, much more.

Big Daddy’s Blues Band – August 13

Opening for everyone from John Mayall to Howlin’ Wolf and more, these guys are the real deal. Putting their great old-soul R&B spin on both covers and original tunes, this five-piece has played all over the coast and is ready to blow your socks off—or at least the saxophonist is. Get ready to dance to these veteran rhythm-makers!

The JD Project – August 20

These contemporary rockers consistently prove that rock is alive and well as they get crowds of hundreds on their feet and dancing. Mixing blues and soul with their driving rhythms, they have one goal and one goal only: to help you have a great time. With their well-crafted lyrics and expert musicianship, even a veteran concert-goer will be impressed with what they hear.

Don’t be surprised if you think you feel an earthquake in Paso Robles this August—it’s probably just a horde of dancers in the City Park, so join them! And while you’re in town, be sure to stop by our hotel—book your room today. We look forward to your visit!

 
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Cars, Cigars, Poker & Wine! Late Summer Events in Paso Robles

Monday, July 27, 2015
As Summer begins to wind down, Paso Robles events are still in full gear for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’d rather delve into the intricacies of fine wine and cigars, ante up in a poker tournament, enjoy some live music, or take the family to a classic car show in the park, Paso Robles has exactly what you’re looking for. Here are just a couple of exciting events worth looking into.

Crush & Roll West

August 28-29

On August 28th-29th, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather at the Paso Robles Event Center for the 7th straight year. Crush & Roll West is the premier event of its kind in which attendees can learn the finer points from expert vintners and cigar manufacturers. This year you can look forward to sampling world-class cigars and wines, live music, raffles, silent auctions, a poker tournament, grape stomping, cigar rolling demonstrations, craft beer tasting and more!

Show up before 8pm on Friday with a $60 buy-in and get $5,000 in chips for the Poker Tourney. Grand prizes will be awarded to the 8 players who reach the final table. All players will also get beer and wine service while playing, 3 premium cigars valued at $10 each, and other complimentary gifts (varying based on this year’s sponsorship). The Poker Tournament is limited to only 45 seats and those who purchased either a Friday evening or full event pass.

The main event takes place on Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and the day is packed with seminars, tastings and samplings, raffles, music and more. At 7pm Saturday there will be an after party at nearby Barrelhouse Brewing. Show up and finish off a great weekend with some great beer…and maybe some of those new cigars you picked up?

Get Special Rates on your room at The Adelaide Inn (Literally right next to the Event Center) exclusively for Crush & Roll West attendees. The best rates in town are offered only to Crush & Roll attendees - $147 (marked down from $174). Limited room available, act now! Offer lasts until July 28th.

Get the full details on Crush & Roll West Here 

 

Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend

September 4-5

Ever wonder what 300+ classic cars cruising down Spring Street looks like? Find out right down the street from the Adelaide Inn.  

Friday, September 4th from 6pm-8pm, and Golden State Classics Car Club and the City of Paso Robles kick off the annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show with an old fashioned cruise.

Saturday, September 5th, head down to the park to get a better look at all your favorite classic cars. Starting at 9am and running till 4pm, the “family-oriented” car show will have cars from 1979 or older. All net proceeds will be donated to local charities.

To register for the car show, print out the flyer here, fill it out and mail it to GSC, P.O. Box 939, Paso Robles, CA 93447.

(All eligible cars must be 1979 and older, finished, licensed and insured)

On Sunday, participants are encouraged to tour Paso Robles’ downtown, local shops and wineries. Adelaide Inn is conveniently located right off the 101 near downtown Paso. With the best rates in town, quality rooms, service and a great location, why would you stay anywhere else?

For More info about this event or registering your car, Click Here.

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Kick Start to Summer!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

What is fun about summer in Paso Robles?  Too many things to name, but as a kick-starter we are going to let you know about some of the great things happening right here in our sunny town only minutes from Adelaide Inn!

 

Just down the road from us off of Hwy 46 East is Vina Robles winery, which has a great Amphitheater featuring some great performing artists.  Start off with Little Big Town Band on June 23rd, then Rob Thomas and the Plain White T’s on July 7th!  In addition to great seats and an open air concept, the weather will be warm, the food is great and the wine and beer can be served to your VIP table!   You can enjoy music, dinner, local drinks and a great crowd.  It’s only a 5-minute drive from Adelaide Inn.

 

If you want a free concert, go about 5 minutes into downtown to our ‘Concerts in the Park’ event that starts June 18th at 5:30 pm.  Music and wine will be flowing so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for this staple summer occasion. Enjoy the sounds of country, blues, rock, and other genres from local bands. The summer series goes on all the way to August 20th!

 

If you are looking for more wine events be sure to come visit us the weekend of June 22nd where the wineries a part of the Hwy 46 West community will be offering complimentary wine flights!  Enjoy pre-releases, special reserves and barrel tastings as well as wine discounts, food, music and other fun activities.  Only a 10-minute drive from Adelaide Inn!

 

Lastly we can’t forget about the kiddos!  ‘The Ravine’ waterpark will be open and ready for action so you can have fun with the family too!  Featuring two new jumbo slides that you can race each other down with special mats!  They offer a bar, restaurant, grub shacks, cold desserts and private cabanas!  Enjoy a lazy float around the river and under the waterfall, a fast ride down the Kamikaze or play with the little ones in the giant water playground.  Camp days are available so if you want to get some adult time while the kids have fun, go check them out!

 

We are excited to see your smiling faces with us this summer and the pool at Adelaide Inn is waiting for you after that long day in the sun!  Our comfy new beds are the perfect retreat after walking around in downtown Paso and wine tasting!  See you soon!

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