November Winemaker’s Event You Can’t Miss!
When you want a getaway where you can be yourself, enjoy amazing wine and food and get some peace and quiet…our cozy beds and glistening pool are calling to you at Adelaide Inn! So get on the road and head to Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles! Besides our cool mini-golf course and our lush gardens, there are other fantastic places here to visit and one of those happens to be a unique and exclusive wine festival that is totally different that has several events in one fun weekend.
Directions to Adelaide Inn > http://www.geo.to/AdelaideInn
The Garagistes Festival is one of the best wine weekends for casual wino types that love the rich wines of Paso Robles and the small winery intimacy that these boutique wines offer to the local wine and foodie communities.
“GARAGISTES – (gar-uh-zhe-stuh) 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.”
FESTIVAL EVENT DATES & TIMES: November 6th – 9th | Thursday to Sunday
A wonderful way to start your November leading into Thanksgiving! Over 50 wineries are participating in the main event so you can have exclusive access to their wines, taste them all under the same roof, sample them with local cuisine and rock out to an after party that is fit for the rebel crowd drawn by wine made with no rules.
Garagistes Featured Winery Event:
Thursday from 7-9:30 pm at First Crush Winery in Templeton
Located less than 10 minutes from the Adelaide Inn –
Directions & Info > http://www.geo.to/FirstCrushWinemaking
For $25 enjoy tastings just for this event, barrel samples, food pairings featuring ‘Vivant Fine Cheese’ and your choice of grub for additional cost from Ruddell’s Smokehouse Food Truck parked outside where you can enjoy the park like setting and cool Paso night.
Garagistes Launch Party Event:
Friday from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero
Located 15 minutes from the Adelaide Inn –
Directions & Info > geo.to/carltonhotel
For $50 enjoy wines from all over California that you will only taste here and have never been poured in Paso Robles area before! Enjoy food pairings from ‘Vivant Fine Cheese’ and appetizers from Chef Johnny Janz while talking with the winemakers from these exclusive wines!
Garagistes Main Tasting Event:
Saturday from 11:00 am – 9:30 pm at the
Ponderosa Pavilion at Paso Robles Events Center
Located across the street from the Adelaide Inn within walking distance!
Map of Grounds to Ponderosa Pavilion > LINK
There are multiple events happening on Saturday and you have your choice of ‘all inclusive’ with early admission all the way to ‘after party’ status!
Premium Access- $140
General Access- $60
After Party (must include a day ticket)- $30
• ‘Premium Access’ is where your ticket is ‘all inclusive’ of the amazing events going on all day. Enjoy a wine box lunch, early access to tasting and talking with the winemakers, educational seminars, access to over 50 wineries tasting out their rebel wines, food samples, a stem-less glass, a souvenir and access to the after party featuring ‘High Voltage’, a catered dinner by chef Jeffry, beer from Barrelhouse Brew and lots of dancing!
• ‘General Access’ includes tasting of all of the participating wineries and food vendors, a souvenir and a stem-less glass!
• ‘After Party’ tickets will give you a chance to really kick off the night with live music, eat a downhome meal and drink some of the best beer you will ever taste!
Tickets are also available for Designated Drivers so that you get to your events safely!
$10 for General Admission and $30 for Premium Access
Proceeds of this event go to the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program for young winemakers and offers help so they can learn and grow to be the next award winning winemakers of our area!
For more information visit their website at www.CaliforniaGaragistes.com to get your tickets, learn more about their cause and see all of the participating wineries and food vendors!
Fall is upon us here in Paso Robles, though it might a little different than what you’re used to if you’re coming from out of state; here, you’ll have no use for the scarfs and long coats most often associated with this time of year – not when the temperatures are still in the seventies! However, our warm weather doesn’t mean that we don’t have the same seasonal traditions as elsewhere. In fact, one of the most enjoyable aspects of this season is visiting the local farms and tasting the delicious fresh fruit and vegetables that Paso Robles produces.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled three of the best ways to experience the fall during your stay at Adelaide Inn.
Jack Creek Farms
With Halloween just around the corner, what better way to get in to the ghoulish spirit than with a sea of pumpkins? That’s just what you’ll find at Jack Creek Farms, which is located just 15 minutes from our inn and features a host of pumpkins perfect for pies, soups, or Jack o’ Lanterns. They even have 100-pound-plus pumpkins available, which are fun if your car is big enough to transport it. You can also taste their delicious cider and honey, pick your own apples, or get lost in the hay maze – entertainment for the whole family!
Mt. Olive Organic Farm
Paso Robles is deeply connected to its surrounding land, and one of the best ways to see this in action is by visiting a farm that has a strong commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Mt. Olive Organic Farm is just a short 10 minute drive from our inn; visitors can take a tour to learn about their farming techniques, visit their petting farm to get up close and personal with their llamas and goats, or try their delicious Red Fuji Apples. Also be sure to pick up some strawberries before you leave – they’re Mt. Olive’s specialty, and not to be missed!
1st Annual Golden Oak Honey Festival
Those lucky enough to be visiting us on the weekend of the 25th October get to attend an event that will hopefully become a Paso Robles tradition. The 1st Annual Golden Oak Honey Celebration is designed to commemorate the best of fall, from the changing colors to the seasonal produce, and is set to feature a host of locally grown food, antiques, arts, and even bee-keeping seminars! The event is free and takes place downtown from 9am – 3pm.
Whatever you decide to do, you’re bound to have a wonderful fall experience in Paso Robles. And after a long-day of sightseeing – and eating – you can return to your spacious room at Adelaide Inn knowing you get to do it all again tomorrow.
With the arrival of summer comes a different type of conundrum than we are sometimes accustomed to in the quieter months: instead of a shortage of events, the dilemma lies within the abundance of choices! Look no further to cut right to the chase, as we’ve done all the leg work to highlight for you all the best that beautiful Paso Robles has to offer in the upcoming weeks:
Mid-State Fair, July 16-27: You might feel surprised at the length of this festival, but given how much is offered during, it’s a wonder they managed to jam-pack it all in! In the beautiful, sprawling State of California where you can find it all, over the course of these 11 days, all has been centralized conveniently for you so you don’t have to look quite so far! With five grandiose stages showcasing elite musical talent, carnival rides, equestrian shows and shooting galleries (to name a mere few!) this is the ultimate fair that all others aspire to
Concerts in the Park, July 18: If only we could all personify that viral e-card of an office worker throwing up his papers, declaring “forget this, it’s music festival season!” Now there is no better reason to than for this concert series, held each Friday (luckily after the work day, so no document tossing required!) from 5:30-7:30pm at the City Park Gazebo. Featured this Friday, July 18th is the talented group Rob Larkin & The Wayward Ones, strumming a refreshing composite of rock, soul, and Americana.
Olive Festival, August 16: If the Greek knew to incorporate it into almost every constituent of their cuisine, we should all follow their lead and enlighten ourselves on this complex and dynamic fruit (or as some would consider, vegetable!) The opportunity to do so is provided from 10am-5pm at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park, where local olives will be the source of sampling, education, and culinary competition.
At the Adelaide Inn, we would be honored to offer you a comfortable place to rest your head after a bustling festival day. By booking one of our luxurious and affordable rooms, you will be treating yourself to the perfect accommodation complement to your perfect vacation.
Photo courtesy of hammerskywineyardweddings.com Photographer Credit: Laura Murray
Planning a wedding takes time, energy, and a lot preparation. The list of venues just seems endless when you’re looking for the place that will complement your vision of your perfect wedding. But it really doesn’t have to be that hard, at least not when you choose Paso Robles, California as your choice of location. Why, you ask? Just take a peek at some of the beautiful wedding venues Paso Robles has to offer!
Located in the heart of westside Paso Robles region is a picturesque 50-acre vineyard and meadows. This venue is available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Hammersky Vineyards has created a welcoming environment that comprises a restored farmhouse which was first built in 1904, a traditional barn brought over from New Hampshire, and a tasting room for its award winning estate grown wines.
Missy + Chad ~ Hammer Sky Vineyards ~ 4.23.11 from Rain Studios on Vimeo.
Photo courtesy of parkballroom.com
The Historic Ballroom and Park houses over 100 years of history within its warm Alder wainscoting walls, enormous wooden doors, and original maple floors, all of which are well suited for indoor wedding ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners. This venue has rooms perfect for bridal rooms, treasure rooms and cake rooms along with a bar area for 2 servers and a full service kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Briana C Photography
Excellent for rehearsal dinners, receptions and wedding ceremonies. This venue offers the best of both worlds with its 52-acre ranch, 1920’s Kentucky Ranch Barn, and vineyard. Thatcher Winery is a good fit for weddings looking for the real country setting! Enjoy Thatcher Winery’s own wines and fall in love with the views of hay fields, vineyard, and oak studded hills on your special day.
The Adelaide Inn is proud to offer a very limited amount of Calcareous 2010 Syrah for your enjoyment when you reserve our Manager’s Special and stay for at least two consecutive nights. Limited quantity, subject to availability.
The San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the largest and most respected competitions in the United States. Calcareous 2010 Syrah was a Sweepstakes Winner at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as determined by a panel of 60 judges.
One night Manager's Special reservations include another fine red or white wine from the Calcareous collection.
Winners of The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition:
Christmas in Paso Robles is a magical time of the year. In the weeks leading up the holidays, the city comes alive and offers numerous things to see and do to help you get into the holiday spirit.
Here are just a few of the events happening around Paso Robles:
Holiday Craft Bazaar – November 29
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping at the Holiday Craft Bazaar on November 29th. The market features array of handmade artisan goods and delicious treats waiting to be taken home. The event starts at 10am and goes until 4pm. Should the rain put a damper on the day’s event, the Holiday Craft Bazaar will be moved to Saturday December 7th.
Downtown Paso Robles Holiday Lighting Ceremony – November 29th
After you’ve rested from a full day of holiday craft shopping, head back to the Downtown City Park to watch the Holiday lighting ceremony of Downtown Paso Robles - Only a 5 minute drive from the Adelaide Inn. The community will gather at the Downtown City Park Bandstand at 5:30pm for live music, community speeches and a candle lighting ceremony and Christmas caroling. And at 6pm sharp, Mrs. Claus herself will be there to flip the switch. Free Cookies and hot chocolate will be also available.
52nd Annual Christmas Light Parade – December 7, 7pm
On Saturday December 7th, you won’t want to miss the 2013 “Cristmas in Toyland” Christmas Light Parade. In its 52 year, the Holiday Light Parade is a long standing Paso Robles’ tradition that marks the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Paso Robles. Grab some cozy blankets, hot chocolate and chairs and head downtown to enjoy the incredible floats and their twinkling lights.
23rd Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase – December 14, 6-9pm
Take part in one of Paso Robles’ most cherished holiday traditions on one of the first residential streets. The Vine Street Victorian Showcase is filled with hot beverages, yummy stacks, snow, live entertainment and 13 blocks of twinkling lights. The showcase takes place on December 14th on Vine Street, between 8th and 21st Streets. The event kicks off with the Paso Robles High School Bearcat Marching Band at 6pm and is free to attend. If you plan to walk the streets, be sure to check out Scrooge’s house for a real treat!
23rd Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea – December 21, 2-4pm
Enjoy a holiday fun-filled day at the Victorian Teddy Bear Tea at the Paso Robles Park Ballroom. In its 23rd year, the event will have storytelling, cookie decorating, face painting, door prizes and a teddy bear tea cup for all of its guests to take home. There will even be a special visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Snow Queen & King, the Elves and Victorian Friends. Seating is limited so don’t wait too long to get your tickets. Tickets go on sale December 1st, at the Main Street office located at 835 12th Street. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children and free for their teddy bears.
All of these special holiday events are minutes away from the Adelaide Inn. Be sure to ask our friendly front desk staff about other upcoming festivities during your stay in Paso Robles. Book your stay with us today!
Need a bit of excitement with your vino? Look no further – you can now (literally) get off the beaten path in a custom 4x4 Jeep tour that will show you the highlights of the Paso Robles wine country. Grab your hat, sunscreen, camera and some friends and hop aboard for a truly unforgettable day with Cloud Climbers Wine Tours
Starting from right here in Paso Robles (or any of the surrounding areas) the jeeps make their way through the Paso Robles back country, much of which is inaccessible to a normal vehicle. You’ll be whisked from tasting room after tasting room, truly taking the ‘scenic route’. You’ll head right through vineyards, wind through canyon trails, and go up and over some high peaks on dirt road ridgelines. Photo opportunities abound, including scenic overlooks of the entire Paso Robles wine region.
You can also expect to taste some outstanding wines from some of the Paso Roble’s top vineyards. Sit back and relax with a glass of Chardonnay at the Adealaidia Winery, which was awarded 92 points in 2012’s Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine. Sip on a decadent Syrah at the Rancho de Cielo (Ranch in the Sky), the newest addition to the Carnia Cellars family. For a unique (and delicious!) taste, try the wines at the Whalebone Vineyard – where fossilized seashells and ancient whale bones are found amongst the shale and limestone soil, giving the grapes a very distinct flavour. All this and many more vineyards and wineries await you on this very unique tour.
In between tasting rooms, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn some of the rich history of the region. The “Paso” area was first known for its thermal mineral springs thousands of years ago by the Salinan Indians. During the late 18th century, the region and its hot springs became a popular stop along the Camino Real Trail, and as word spread visitors were coming from the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, and eve Alabama. As the region grew in popularity the fertile soil of the area drew ambitious farmers to establish cattle ranches, dairy farms, and various orchards for fruits and nuts. Today the region is best known for its world class wines, year round pleasant weather, and abundance of outdoor recreation activities.
Cloud Climbers Wine Tours can accommodate up to 5-7 passengers in each vehicle, but groups of 8 or more and family tours can be arranged by contacting them ahead of time. Each Jeep is equipped with safe and comfortable seating, a professional driver, and a removable canopy for days where the weather won’t cooperate. Tours typically run for a full 5-6 hours, so its recommended guests dress for the weather. When you arrive back at the hotel you can dive into our onsite pool, practice your short game on our mini golf course, or simply kick back and relax in one of our spacious guestrooms at the Adelaide Inn.