One of the things that I feel Annie have failed to do in the last couple of years is really take advantage of the wine tasting rooms that are right in the middle of downtown Paso Robles. Typically when we go downtown it’s to take Sammy to the park or to go to dinner on a date night. This, my friends, will change and in fact already has.
We recently went down to Asuncion Ridge Vineyards tasting room located directly across from the downtown park on 12th Street. The tasting room itself is actually quite nice. It’s a big space with plenty of seating and on Saturday nights they have live music so check that out. When you go in be sure to ask them about the history of that space as well as the shelving unit behind the tasting bar…some interesting history.
Any time we have gone in to Asuncion we have made sure Teresa is working because…well…she’s just one of our favorite people. She’s super nice, funny, and very knowledgeable. We’ve known her for quite some time, dating back to when she worked at the Ortman Family tasting room. This also means she has watched Sammy, our now almost two and a half year old, grow up. Kind of corny or sappy but hey, that’s good stuff people.
The tasting room is awesome and located in our beautiful and historic downtown.
They have live music on Saturday nights.
So far so good, right? Let’s get to the wine. Here’s what we tasted:
2013 Sauvignon Blanc $25.00
2010 Estate Pinot Noir $38.00
2011 Estate Pinot Noir $38.00
2011 Nefarious (86% Syrah 14% Grenache) $44.00
2009 Lascivious (49% Mourvedre 28% Syrah 23% Cabernet Sauvignon) $36.00
2013 Voloptuous (Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc) $25.00 (375ml)
This is another spot where I really did like each wine. The Sauv Blanc was great and their Pinots are always solid, both of these were very nice. As a Pinot whore I give them a stamp of approval. The blends are always super tasty. The proof of that is that they were sold out of two of their other blends. I’m not normally a big “late harvest” fan but their late harvest Sauv Blanc was quite interesting.
These folks also have an Inn. Three suites that you can rent when the time is right. I have heard a ton of good stuff about the Inn so you may find us up there some time soon. Until then, you can get more info on that here.
Thanks again to Teresa. Cheers!