Paso Robles is a large, diverse California appellation with the city of Paso Robles roughly located at its center. Its western border is about eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, and its eastern border is in the hillsides thirty five miles to the east. The area is classified as a warm, inland climate but does experience some cool, Pacific breezes through the Templeton Gap and numerous small gaps in the Santa Lucia Range. Summer daytime temperatures can reach 105 degrees but night temperatures can be 40 to 50 degrees cooler due to cool air rushing down the eastern slopes of the Santa Lucia Range. Paso Robles has developed into one of the United States’ Rhone variety leaders. The success of Rhone varieties in Paso Robles is particularly remarkable considering that they were not introduced into the area until 1989 when the Perrin Family & Robert Haas established Tablas Creek Vineyard northwest of Paso Robles. With more than 250 wineries, and about two thirds of them open for tasting, Paso Robles has become one of California’s premier wine tasting destinations. Scroll down to find Paso Robles’ best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists Paso Robles wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of Paso Robles’ best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Advocate. The “All Paso Robles Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of Paso Robles wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Paso Robles wine country.