You hear a lot about how to have the perfect wine tour out in Paso Robles, Edna Valley or somewhere else. (We admit, that we even have a couple of those articles out there too.) But what if you want to stay in your pajamas, have access to an entire fridge full of cheese and salami, and not leave your house? Don’t worry; we get it. That’s why we’ve created an in-house wine tour guide for you! If you follow our instructions, you’ll enjoy wine from Paso Robles and Edna Valley, no pants required.
Visiting the Living Room Region
Your in-home wine tour adventure begins in comfort. (We suggest having Alexa, Siri or your radio play a bit of country music.) Welcome to Chateau-De-You! Sit down and kick up your feet on your sofa and pour a tall glass of Hot Blooded from Barton Family Wines. This rich red wine is made entirely from the Counoise grape and can represent the Paso Robles wineries. With every sip, you can taste a hint of wild strawberries, raspberries, in addition to spices like basil and vanilla. Now, we’re no expert, but we suggest pairing it with some chocolate. (After all, who doesn’t like starting a wine tour with chocolate?) Don’t have that bottle handy? Substitute with literally any other bottle you like; it’s your show!
Where the Magic Happens
After you’ve enjoyed a glass (or two), it’s time to continue your in-house wine tour and make your way to the bedroom. At this point, you might have tasted past Paso Robles and into Santa Margarita. Make a dive for the bed, where you’ve balanced a bottle of 2017 Oyster Ridge from Ancient Peaks. Enjoy a generous helping. After all, this is a limited-edition wine released by Ancient Peaks. (Fun fact, did you know that it’s named as a tribute to the large white oyster fossils that are abundant on their estate? Pretty cool!) This beautiful red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Missing the excitement found at Margarita Adventures, right next door to Ancient Peaks? We’ve got you covered! Simply stand on your bed, on one leg, close your eyes and try to drink your wine. That’ll get your heart rate up, no problem.
Not ready to leave the rich reds found in Paso Robles yet? Don’t worry, you can backtrack to the outskirts of Paso Robles, without using gas. Your next wine lies only a couple feet away. In front of your bathroom is a brand-new release from Eberle Winery, the 2019 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé.It’s the perfect transition from the red wines you’ve enjoyed on your wine tour so far, and into the white Enda Valley wines, you’ll drink soon. However, this is more than just a transitional wine, this wine stands on it’s with notes of tropical fruits, strawberries and a hint of pink grapefruit. Before you leave the outside of the bathroom, step inside it and shut your curtains and turn off the lights. You’ve now explored the Eberle Cave(a modified version of it, of course), see you don’t miss out on a thing with an in-home wine tour!
The Verdant Kitchen Region
Continue your wine tour where you can eat! But first, pop open a bottle of California Pino Grigio from Edna Valley Vineyard. Your glass of California Pino Grigio, will have notes of tropical fruit, candy and citrus blossoms. While you won’t be participating in the winery’s Perfect Pairing Experience, now that you’re in the kitchen, you can create your own pairing experience. We recommend a large plate of all the different cheeses currently in your fridge. If they don’t go with the wine, you’re in luck! Grab a bottle from one of the wine stops earlier in Paso Robles to help the pairing. Looking for a substantial meal? Edna Valley Vineyard recommends pairing their California Pino Grigio with braised chicken and kale (in a pinch cold pizza will work too).
The wine tour isn’t over yet! Head over to your dining room table and pop open the bottle of 1772 Chardonnay from Tolosa, another Edna Valley winery. This is their classic Chardonnay, embodying the essence of their vineyard in every sip; you’ll also taste a hint of fruit. If you turn on a fan and close your eyes, you can pretend you’re feeling the coastal breeze blowing into San Luis Obispo.
Classy Foyer Region
You’re now in the home stretch of your wine tour (and we don’t know about you, but we’re certainly ready for a nap). Make your way over to the front door. Propped up like a queen next to the door is the Non-Vintage Laetitia Brut Cuvée from Laetitia Vineyard & Winery.This sparkling wine will end your home wine tour on a high note. You’ll taste notes of apples and gentle notes of melon. Cheers to a successful in-house wine tour!
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