Delight in the distilled spirits of the Central Coast
-Paso Robles, California is an amazing place to call home, and to visit. Wine tours in Paso Robles are very popular, but recently many people have discovered that our area also has the Paso Robles Distillery Trail. The distillers of San Luis Obispo County is gaining momentum as an up and coming scene of crafters making delightful and unique alcoholic beverages for people to enjoy.
Have a great time on our Paso Robles Distillery Trail for a taste of something new and different in a historic location full of friendly folks and fabulous drinks!
Krobar Craft Distillery—Paso Robles
This tasting room has a vintage bar, owned by Stephen Kroener’s family. The distillery is located behind the tasting room for the Silver Horse and Barton Family wines property. Distiller Joe Barton creates a lovely brandy, gin, barrel-aged gin and rye whiskey at the bar ($15 for tasting). The two men are making their own aperitif wine, vermouth and bitters on top of that.
Krobar Craft Distillery is located at 2174 Highway 46, Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 467-9463. Tasting room is open from noon-5 p.m. Fri-Sun or by appointment.
Passionate owners Steve and Lola Glossner make their delightful and unique brandy in Templeton. Feel free to taste the liquor in the PasoPort Wine Co. tasting room (no charge), visitors can see where the brandy is aged in port barrels.
Pendray’s Distillery is located at the Paso Port Wine Company, 95 Booker Road, Templeton, Ca 93465, (805) 239-2229. Tasting room is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs-Mon.
Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits—Paso Robles
Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits operates out of the Villicana winery, known for making limoncello, vodka and gin, all distilled from grapes. Taste and learn with owners Alex and Monica Villicana on everything you ever wanted to know about distilling alcohol and barrel aging.
Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits is located at 2735 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 239-9456. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Red Soles Stillhouse—Paso Robles
At Red Soles Stillhouse, owners Randy and Cheryl Phillips make a delightful limoncello and two brandies, one even containing the delicious spice cinnamon. They proudly share hundreds of ribbons and accolades for the wine and spirits on display in the tasting room.
The Red Soles Stillhouse is located at the Red Soles Winery, 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles,Ca 93446, (805) 226-9898. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Wine Shine—Paso Robles
At the tasting counter you will find brandy, watermelon vodka, pluot brandy and other drinks co-owner Patrick Brooks had cooking in the distillery.
Wine Shine is located at 3604 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805)286-4453. The tasting room is open noon-4 p.m. Fri-Sun or by appointment.
Bethel Road Distillery—Templeton
Currently the distillery is run by the Udsen family, who lovingly create their hand-crafted house brandy, grappa di moscato and grapa di primitivo, now you can taste what everyone raves about. Bethel Rd. is the perfect spot to enjoy craft spirits and wine.
The Bethel Road Distillery is located at 1266 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, Ca 93465, (805) 434-0319. By appointment.
The Distillery at Opolo—Paso Robles
Expertise and precision describes the distiller Paul Quinn at Opolo. Making pear Brandy, Grappa Lozovaca and organic walnut based liqueur, Nocino. They are very proud of the fruit based brandies they create.
The distillery is located at 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805)238-9593. The tasting room is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Their well known Vodka 100-percent distilled from apples or grapes, brandy, rum and apple brandy are high on the list of many visitors to the distillery trail. The distillery name is actually short for the term “azeotropic distillation,” known to produce a cleaner flavor in spirits.
Azeo is located at 3230 Riverside ave. Paso Robles, Ca 93446, (805) 835-3740. The tasting room is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Manucci Spirits and Distillery—Paso Robles
Found at the Wild Coyote Estate Winery, the brandy is made from the grapes after fermentation. Their grappa is a clear spirit, to be enjoyed and sipped slowly, some say it has a buttery, pecan finish. The delicious and refreshing Limoncello is made with an old recipe, passed down, and the lemons are locally sourced. All natural ingredients infuse their selection of brandy, in flavors such as pomegranate, star anise, espresso coffee beans, habanero and garlic.
Manucci Spirits and Distillery is located at 3775 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 239-4770. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sun or by appointment.
Autry Cellars—San Luis Obispo
Autry Cellars of San Luis Obispo has been in the wine business for some time, and recently released their own brandy. Visit the casual winery to sample the collection. Home to a nice selection of brandy and dessert wines to please your palate. Autry Cellars also became the first and only winery in the Edna Valley licensed for brandy production, brandies and Grappa have become popular additions in the tasting room.
Autry Cellars is located at 5450 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401, (805) 546-8669. The tasting room is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.