Justin Winery opens tasting room downtown
–Justin Vineyards & Winery has opened a second Tasting Room location situated on the square along Downtown City Park in Paso Robles.
As guests enter the Justin Downtown Tasting Room, they are met with a space featuring an expansive wine-tasting bar, lounge, and a full dining room. Guests can purchase a seasonal wine-tasting flight and select wines by the glass, which can be paired with a cheese platter or pâté board. There will also be a rotating menu of à la carte items inspired by the Restaurant at Justin.
Kaoru Mansour, a Japanese-born artist now based in Los Angeles, created the series of six paintings displayed throughout the dining area and French artist Christophe Côme created the room’s dramatic metal and glass divider.
Throughout the space, 14 state-of-the-art high-definition screens take guests on a journey coined, “Liquid Containers.” The rotating digital installations produced by Mill+, a collective of the Oscar-winning studio The Mill, feature a series of different Justin wines being slow-poured at 1,000 frames per second.
“This is a special day for Justin as we expand the footprint of our brand and our commitment to the Paso Robles community,” said Clarence Chia, Vice President of Marketing and Direct-to-Consumer for Justin Vineyards & Winery. “Nearly 40 years after first establishing our roots in Paso Robles, we are thrilled to welcome our neighbors and wine lovers alike to our second location in the heart of downtown for a taste of Justin’s world-class wines in one of California’s most distinguished wine regions.”
“The Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to welcome a new tasting room experience of Justin’s caliber to beautiful Downtown Paso Robles,” said Gina Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. “It’s exciting to be bringing one of the region’s pioneers into such a historical space in the Paso Robles city center, knowing it will only add to the character and prestige our region and community is best known for. Welcome, Justin!”
The new Justin Downtown Tasting Room is located at 811 12th Street (next to the historic Acorn Building) and is open to the public Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as for private events by reservation only.