Zagat: "Ultimate Food Weekend: Paso Robles Wine Country"

by Leslie Balla

"Where to Sip: Westside
With so many wineries and tasting rooms around the region, you need a strategy. A few tips: Your palate and energy will fatigue easily if you try to hit more than four or five wineries in one day, and it’s best to divvy up your visits by the Westside and Eastside. The Westside is the area off of Highway 46 west of the 101, where you’ll find Linne Calodo and its bold, delicious red blends like The Outsider; Denner, where you’ll need an appointment to try The Ditch Digger, a grenache, syrah and mourvedre blend; and Justin for the Isoceles. There’s also an inn and restaurant at Justin, one of the few this far in the hills. For a relaxing tasting, sit on the porch at Jada where servers bring your wine flight with cheese pairings (you can buy the cheeses there, too)."