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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

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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Art & Culture in Paso Robles

Friday, May 1, 2015

May is quickly approaching and Adelaide Inn is excited for all of the upcoming art events surrounding our beautiful hotel in the city of Paso Robles.  We love art and have some unique pieces right here that you can view! Look for our ‘face in the tree’ among our gardens, our wine label art showcasing local wineries, barrel top art from some of our favorite wines and much more.


Starting May 2nd you can expand your art culture by visiting ‘Art after Dark’ at the Studios at the Park in downtown Paso Robles, only a five minute drive from your cozy room at the Adelaide Inn.  They are featuring new exhibits such as Vintage Euro Posters, Kids Art Smart pieces and the ‘Elemental’ showcase.  Serving wine will be J Dusi, a local winery about 15 minutes from us right off of the 101 freeway.  They will have live music and light theater as well as many other art pieces showing.  The free event starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.


Later on in the month we will have Wine Festival in Paso wine country on May 16th-17th!  With all of the flowing wine, specials and events it will be hard not to have fun!  Our guests always enjoy a good dip in the pool to cool off and their new bed to rest in after a long day on their feet!  Included in Wine Festival will be many art shows throughout the tasting rooms as well as under the canopy in the Park.  Go check out ‘Posters in the Park’ from 12pm – 4pm while strolling through for some great art to take home.


Lastly we will have the fun of ‘ARTFEST’ just downtown and only minutes from the Adelaide Inn.  On May 23rd you can join for free and partake in all of the culture going on from 10am – 4pm.  They will have national artists painting all throughout the area for you to watch, a live wet-paint auction, interactive art exhibits, live music, food trucks, wine, performers, a bike valet, games and a marketplace!  Any proceeds of the festival go to the educational program provided by ‘Studios at the Park’. 


We look forward to having you come stay with us and fill your art bucket for the month with so many great events.  See you at check-in!

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33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival May 14th to 17th

Thursday, April 30, 2015
There is nothing like four days of tasting wine in beautiful Paso Robles to put you in a good mood. Better yet, four days of wine, food, and music. 

The Paso Robles Wine Festival is back! Thirty-three years in the running, the festival attracts tourists, connoisseurs, and wine fiends from all across the region. Come join the party in beautiful May, and get a taste of what Paso Robles is all about. 

 The festival will take place in the charming Downtown City Park where there will be a rotation of different epicurean treats and wines followed by a selection of wine maker dinners on the night of Thursday 14th. 

On Friday there will be the RESERVE event where select wineries bring their Library, Reserve and White/Rosé wines to taste along with gourmet treats to cleanse your palate. 

Saturday offers a Winemaker Seminar! At the seminar you can learn about different types of wine and the detailed process of harvesting. 

After the seminar comes the best part – the Grand Tasting! At the Grand Tasting, 70 wineries from around the area come together to showcase their very best wines. The tasting will be organized by regions so you will easily be able to find your way through Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Wild Wines all in one place! 

To top it all off, the Damon Castillo Band will be performing during the grand tasting to underscore your perfect afternoon. 

Tickets are available now! Don’t wait, get them now before it’s too late! Ticketholders must be 21+. 

The Adelaide Inn is just a few steps away from all the action. Why not stay with us for the best comfort while you taste your favourite wines? Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.

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Our Guests Had a Blast at Vintage Paso Weekend!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our guests were glowing this past weekend from adventures out in the Paso Robles sunshine enjoying one of the largest festivals in the area, Vintage Paso.

 After climbing out of the comfort of our new bedding we have replaced in all of our spacious rooms, happy wine lovers started the weekend off on Friday where many wineries were hosting live music and winemaker dinners.

 Tooth and Nail Winery (formerly Eagle Castle) had live music from the Matt Cross band featuring 1960-70’s music with ‘Outta Sight’ burgers paired with their ‘Force of Nature’ Zinfandel.  Cass Winery had a delicious winemaker dinner with rack of lamb paired with their Paderewski Zinfandel.

 On Saturday guests could enjoy a sold out Zinfandel seminar where wineries Brochelle, J Dusi, Peachy Canyon, Pomar Junction, Tobin James and Turley Wine Cellars educated the class about the ins and outs of Zinfandel, the grapes, the process, tasting and pairing.

 Following their class they could explore wine country taking in our newly green hills from Spring rains and the fresh breeze off of our coastal beaches not too far away.  Denner winery held their own reserve tasting classes with their wine maker where wine tasters got to try limited and reserve wines while learning everything about Denner’s process.  The lucky attendees where the only ones able to purchase those wines with exclusive privilege!  Several wineries offered fresh local food, great music, case specials and theme centered parties.  After so much excitement many of our guests happily returned to get refreshed by our beautiful pool or snuggle down for the night.

 Sunday brought guests into the final day of the festival where wineries offered a wind down day such as Rangeland Wines did with a relaxing day at their ranch eating a lunch of grass-fed BBQ lamb and beef sliders, sipping on wines such as their dry farmed Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, GSM, Bordeaux blends and a tour of the vineyards and countryside.  A great way to end a fun weekend. 

 Don’t forget our amazing special for Easter Weekend as well where you can stay at Adelaide Inn for FREE!  Our family would like to invite you for a complimentary night on April 5th when you stay in one of our spacious Double Queen or Executive King guest rooms for two other consecutive nights at regular rate.  Treat your family to an extended getaway of wine tasting, dining, and unwinding on California’s scenic Central Coast.

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