Paso Robles named one of ‘The New Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs’
Paso Robles #3 on the Travel Channel list
– Travel Channel has named Paso Robles one of the best places for wine lovers to visit in their report “The New Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs.”
Their description calls Paso Robles “one of the cowboy-meets-winemaker towns in the Central Valley [with] more than 200 wineries and 26,000 acres of vineyards, but often takes a backseat to its better-known and older siblings up north (Napa). Situated slightly inland, its warmer climate is ideal for Zinfandel, Bordeaux, and Rhone-style vintages – and it’s often referred to as ‘American Rhone.’ Not to mention, it’s completely stunning. The proprietors of Law Estate Wines believe that a tasting room should be just like your living room, and their modern architecture in an idyllic setting will incite any wine lover to want to stay awhile. Turley’s renowned Zinfandels and Petit Syrah are part of their collection of 28 separate wines from 35 different vineyards (some with vines that date back to the late 1800s), which comes as no surprise since proprietor Larry Turley is a former emergency room physician and he can now focus on his skills in the old vineyards. Others in the area not to miss include Booker, Jack Creek Cellars and Denner Vineyards.”
Santa Maria Valley was also named in the Top 10 list. Other cities listed included Asheville in North Carolina, Vancouver in British Columbia, Woodinville in Washington state, Traverse City in Michigan, Fredericksburg in Texas, Snake River Valley in Idaho, Ashland in Oregon, and Sonoma and Napa Valley.