-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 a distillery trail. The distillers of SLO County is gaining momentum, as an up and coming scene of craftsmen and women making delightful and unique alcoholic beverages for people to enjoy. 

 

1. KroBar

 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

 

Hours of operation are: 12 p.m-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays or by appointment.

2174 Highway 46, Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805) 467-9463

www.krobardistillery.com

 

 

2.Pendray’s Distillery

 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-brandy 

Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays.

95 Booker Road, Templeton, Ca 93465

(805) 239-2229 

 www.pasoportwine.com

 

 

3.Re:Find

 Re:Find 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. 

Refind

Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

2735 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805) 239-9456

www.refinddistillery.com

 

 

 

4.Red Soles Stillhouse

 At Red Soles winery, 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.

redsoles

Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles,Ca 93446

(805) 226-9898

www.redsolesstillhouse.com.

 

 

 

5.Wine Shine

 At the tasting counter you will find brandy, watermelon vodka, pluot brandy and other drinks co-owner Patrick Brooks had cooking in the distillery. 

wineshine

Hours of operation are: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, or by appointment.

3604 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805)286-4453

www.wineshineinc.com

 

 

6.Bethel Road Distillery

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. 

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Hours of operation are: TBA

1266 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, Ca 93465

(805) 434-0319

www.bethelrddistillery.com

 

 

7.The Distillery at Opolo

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.

opolodistillery

Hours of operation are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805)238-9593

www.Opolo.com

 

 

8.Azeo Distillery

Their well known Vodka 100% 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

Hours of operation are: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

3230 Riverside ave. Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805) 835-3740

www.azeodistillery.com

 

 

9.Manucci Spirits

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

Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday or by appointment.

3775 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-4770

www.wildcoyote.biz

 

 

10.Autry Cellars

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

Hours of operation are: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

5450 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401

(805) 546-8669

www.autrycellars.com

 

Have a great time on our local distillery trail  for a taste of something new and different, in a historic place full of friendly folks and fabulous drinks!

 

 

Uncorked Wine Tours 

724 Spring St. Ste A 

Paso Robles, Ca 93446

(805) 459-4500

TCP# 34055