Best wineries for free wine tasting in Paso Robles
Top spots for free wine tasting in Paso Robles
—The “Best of Series” from Paso Robles Daily News features some of the top favorite people, places, things and events in the North County. This time we are covering the best of free wine tasting in Paso Robles. See our wine tasting map here.
Wine is important to Paso Robles’s economy and has become a pretty serious business in this part of the world. With so much of our local culture focused on grapes, we wondered, are there a few places to taste wine for free? Free wine tasting is a fun experience where tasters can look forward to sipping a wide array of varietals and blends from wineries who are doing well and want to share what makes them proud.
Eberle Winery is known for having cave tours, dinners, lunches, music and a free tasting of 5 wines from their list. There’s a beautiful balcony area where you can bring out your wine and enjoy the view. They produce reasonably priced wines with an even more generous military and veterans discount. Reservations are required. Located at 3810 HWY 46 East in Paso Robles. Call (805) 238-9607 or visit www.eberlewinery.com.
Glunz Family Winery
Located at 8331 Hwy 46 E in Paso Robles, Glunz Family Winery and Cellars has a laid-back, rustic atmosphere. The wine tasting room has a woodsy, rustic chic feel, and guests are greeted by the sweet and friendly Jenga the dog. Glunz Family wines offer free tastings and they have very knowledgeable staff. The 126-year-old family business of making wine in Paso Robles continues to this day. Call (805) 238-1400 or visit www.glunzfamilywinery.com.
J. Lohr Winery
Located at 6169 Airport Rd. in Paso Robles the J. Lohr Winery is a special spot to taste wine for free, surrounded by a gorgeous landscape, rolling hills, and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Wine tasting is currently virtual. Call (805) 239-8900 or visit www.jlohr.com.
Rasmussen Vineyards & Winery
Located at 100 Harvest Ridge Way in Paso Robles, just off of Penman Springs Road at Linne Road on the east side of town is Rasmussen Vineyards & Winery. This small, family-run winery is off the beaten path and only open on the weekends. Depending on availability, they pour a dry rose, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, syrah, and red blends. In addition to free tasting, the winery’s bottle prices are reasonable and in the $18 – $30 range. Call (805) 423-0169 or visit www.rasmussenvineyards.com.
Located at 180 Bella Ranch Rd. in Templeton, Sarzotti Winery is known for producing quality wine in small batches. The grapes are grown, hand picked and processed under strict supervision. They currently produce only 1,500 cases of wine which allows them to pursue their passion of making premier award-winning wines. The tasting is free, as well as a small spread of cheese and crackers. Call (805) 226-2022 or visit www.sarzottiwinery.com.
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Editor’s note: Wineries occasionally change their offerings so please call to verify whether they are still offering free tastings before you visit. If you know of any other free wine tasting in Paso Robles (without a purchase), submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org