Ten years ago, Paso Robles was an up and coming wine region. Ten years ago, we decided (on a whim) to zip up the coast to Paso Robles for the Harvest Festival. When day was done we booked a room at the local hostelry and rested up for the trip back.
Not a single available room in all of SLO county.
It would appear that Paso has come of age and is no longer just an up and coming appellation.
PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY, one of the nation’s premier wine producing regions, hits the road for its 2010 national Grand Tasting Tour with the first stop scheduled the week of February 23 - 25, 2010 in San Diego. More than 40 winemakers from Paso Robles will converge on San Diego in a number of scheduled tasting events and you are invited to take advantage of any one of these opportunities to meet the winemakers and taste the distinct and different wines of Paso Robles Wine Country.
Whole thing here.
Did I mention that my friends at Sunset Ridge Vineyards are in Paso?