Paso Robles lures travelers with its award-winning vintages, rolling hills, fine dining, and hidden natural hot springs. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this charming town is one of California’s fastest-growing wine regions. For a romantic escape this Valentine’s weekend, here are 10 ideas for an unforgettable stay in Paso Robles. Luckily Valentine’s Day coincides with President’s Day this year, so you can have three fun-filled days in this enchanting town. Spreading the love, wandermelon has partnered with Paso Robles for a chance to win a free weekend stay in Paso Robles by entering here.
Black Tie Valentine’s Dinner: In the Caves at Eberle Winery
Saturday, February 13th
For a truly memorable evening, book a table at Eberle Winery’s Wine Cave. One of the region’s premiere wineries, Eberle Winery hosts a black tie gourmet dinner by featured chefs Andre and Cristina Averseng of Dining with Andre fame. This night is sure to impress your paramour with Andre’s inventive French influenced cuisine and spectacular wine pairings combined with the romantic atmosphere of the Wine Caves.
In Vino Veritas
Saturday, February 13th
For port and chocolate lovers, take part in an indulgent class this Valentine’s Day. For wine aficionados, learn the intricacies involved in making traditional port versus traditional table wine from winemaker Jeff Steele of Roxo Port Cellars while sampling delicious chocolates.
Valentine Movie Night at Park Cinemas
Sunday, February 14th
Bring your sense of humor and your sweetheart to the 1964 cinema classic, “Send Me No Flowers” starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall. Tickets are $12 and include complimentary popcorn, soft drink or champagne, and truffles.
Dinner Theatre at Adelaida Cellars: Love Letters
Friday/Saturday, February 12-13th, 6pm
For a fun-filled night, check out a Valentine weekend production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters with Patti Kane and Jeffrey Schultz, two veteran performers formerly with the Classic American Theatre of Paso Robles.
ARTISAN’s All Weekend Valentine’s Day Celebration
For an alternative to prix fixe menus, book a reservation at ARTISAN restaurant–they are offering their entire dinner menu on Valentine’s Day so guests can enjoy their favorite selections from Chef Kobayashi’s seasonal menu.
Valentine’s Dinner at 15 Degrees C
Saturday, February 13th, 6pm
Feast on a Paris Bistro Classics “Food for Love” menu, including a variety of fresh oysters, snow crab and prawns, a tart flambé with caramelized onion, red wine braised free range chicken with black trumpet mushrooms, and bacon served with glazed carrots and swiss chard gratin. End the evening with scrumptious profiteroles topped with vanilla bean ice cream and valrohna chocolate.
D’Anbino Valentine’s Day & Concert
Valentine’s Weekend, 7:30pm
Join D’Anbino on Valentine’s weekend for a romantic dinner and concert with live music by The Darrell Voss Trio featuring jazz vocalist Sunny Wright.
Second Sunday with Hearthstone & Fig Restaurant
Sunday, February 14th, 11am
Start your Valentine’s Day celebration early by indulging in selected premium cheeses and chocolates from Fig Restaurant while sampling a variety of wines from Hearthstone. The fun begins at 11am, so be sure to have a light breakfast.
Robert Hall Winery’s Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner
Enjoy a delicious catered dinner served in Robert Hall Winery’s seductive Meritage Room paired with their tantalizing wines.
Friday, February 26th 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Centennial Park Ballroom
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Enjoy a delicious assortment of dark, milk, and white chocolate confections while grooving to live music by Incendio.
For the ultimate resource to California’s Central Coast wineries, pick up these two excellent titles from Traveler’s Bookcase before your journey:
California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast
For wine aficionados, this is the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. The in-depth directory covers California’s entire Central Coast wine regions. Featuring boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and family-owned vineyards, this is an essential guide to destinations full of charm and character. $19.95
California’s Central Coast: The Ultimate Winery Guide: From the Santa Ynez Valley to Paso Robles
Nearly two million people visit Central Coast wineries each year, drawn to the breathtaking scenery and stellar wines of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. This new installment features vivid color photography, making it perfect for armchair travelers.
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