Whats New in Paso Robles, CA: May August 2013

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Paso Robles, California (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

With summertime just around the corner, Paso Robles is exploding with exciting culinary news, new adventures, hotel renovations and a new amphitheatre nestled on a picturesque hillside. As always, the Paso Robles event calendar is brimming over with events for everyone including music, art, festivals, wine and a plethora of family friendly activities. Enjoy world class wines, farm fresh culinary delights and winemaker seminars during the 31st Annual Wine Festival or learn about the other local riches Paso Robles has to offer at the 10th Annual Olive Festival.

Nestled in the coastal mountain range of Central California mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is a stunning getaway that offers everything necessary for a memorable and enjoyable vacation. Visitors will enjoy miles of breathtaking, untouched natural beauty, more than 250 wineries, an abundance of farm-fresh cuisine, a quaint downtown filled with local artisan shops and galleries along with a wide selection of accommodations.

Below is a roundup of exciting new activities and treasures for travelers to enjoy during a summer getaway to Paso Robles. For more information on attractions, dining and lodging in Paso Robles, visit http://www.travelpaso.com. For the latest news, visit the Paso Robles Insider.

Special Note: All locations are in Paso Robles unless otherwise noted.


WINE AND BREWERY NEWS

Paso Underground Opening in May!

While the details are still very underground, here are a few tidbits to share about Pasos newest downtown tasting room, Paso Underground. Four of Paso Robles most talked about up-and-coming winemakers have joined forces for this new and highly anticipated tasting room including Aaron, Clos Solene, Edmond August and Turtle Rock Vineyards, each producing less than 500 cases per year. Guests will have the opportunity to taste small lots of critically acclaimed wines that usually sell out before reaching the public spotlight. 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles, (805) 237-0799, http://www.pasounderground.com.

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. is on the Scene

After years of planning, blood, sweat and beer, the Central Coasts newest and most unique craft brewery is open. This brewery consists of a 17-barrel brew house, a bottling operation and a half-acre, beautiful outdoor beer garden. Outside is a flatbed truck used as a stage for live music, surrounded by seating and a large grassy area for picnicking. A pond and gorgeous waterfall create the perfect ambiance. Bring a lunch or pick up something from one of the passing food trucks that have added this popular new venue to their list of stops. 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, (805) 296-1128, http://www.barrelhousebrewing.com.

Newly Remodeled Club Clautiere

The fun has expanded at Clautiere Vineyards! Known for their room full of silly dress-up gear, they have recently completed an extensive renovation of their large barn which still has all the famous charm and whimsy of the original tasting room, but with plenty more room. Complete with a stage outfitted with multi-channel surround-sound for special recorded or live music, this larger space can host special events for groups from 10 to 100. (805) 237-3789, 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles, http://www.clautiere.com.

Ancient Peaks Guided Vineyard and Food Pairing Tours

Experience a 90-minute vineyard tour like none other at Ancient Peaks Estate Margarita Vineyard. Wine lovers will receive an intimate hands-on look at growing wine from the ground to glass, followed by a special wine and food pairing experience. Guests will leave satiated and knowledgeable about viticulture, soils and climate, sustainability, and food and wine pairing. Call for reservations at (805) 365-7045, http://www.ancientpeaks.com.

Paso Robles Brewing Company (PRBC) Now Open!

An exceptional beer inspired experience awaits patrons at one of Paso Robles newest brew pubs, the Paso Robles Brewing Company. With 21 taps representing PRBC’s line up, other local brewers, and many guest taps from around the U.S., as well as an outstanding collection of specialty bottles, beer lovers are sure to find something to satisfy their tastes. For those seeking something a little different, local cider and wines are also available. In addition to the outstanding beer lineup, local and traveling musical acts will perform on a regular basis. From Bluegrass to Blues, covers or originals, the music promises to be top notch. (805) 239-1000, 525 Pine Street, Paso Robles, http://www.pasobrewing.com.

CULINARY NEWS

Artisan Prepares for their Move

The James Beard nominated Artisan restaurant will open in its new location at 843 12th Street in June, placing it directly in the heart of Downtown Paso Robles. Artisan is largely credited for helping to place Paso Robles on the map as a culinary destination as well as a critically acclaimed leader in the farm-to-table dining movement. In addition to this exciting news, owners Chris and Mike Kobayashi recently announced that hospitality veteran Daniel Green has joined the team as the restaurants General Manager. Green arrives to Artisan after four years at the award-winning Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan where he served as Assistant General Manager. Current address: 1401 Park Street, Paso Robles, (805) 237-8084, http://www.artisanpasorobles.com.

Paso Robles Inn Organic Garden- Summer Bounty

Paso Robles Inns Chefs Organic Kitchen Garden has been planted for a summer bounty! Now in its second year, the garden, designed by Melanie Blankenship of Natures Touch Nursery in Templeton, shares the three-acre, manicured gardens of the historic Inn and is steps from Chef Kevin Fryburgers kitchen for easy access. This years planting includes a variety of melons, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, brussel sprouts, carrots, peppers, spices and sunflowers. Chef Fryburgers goal is to use his fresh, organic, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables in menu items every day at the Steakhouse. Guests are invited to sample ripe offerings fresh off the vine during a garden stroll. 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, (800) 676-1713, http://www.pasoroblesinn.com.

Sugar + Spoon Caramels

Life in Paso Robles just got a little bit sweeter when Anne Marquart decided to continue her Great-Grandma Ediths tradition of making fresh, handmade caramels. Ediths caramel was a huge hit with friends and family many moons ago; 80 years later, its making its debut in Paso Robles. While they dont have a retail location, these caramels can be found at the Country Farm & Craft Market every Saturday in the Downtown Park in Paso Robles, Vivant Fine Cheese, Calcareous Tasting Room, Meadow Muffins Antique Shop and the Carnegie Library. (805) 674-7579, http://www.sugarandspooncaramels.com.


OLIVE OIL NEWS

A New Direction for Pasolivo

The planned renovation of the award-winning Pasolivo Olive Oil Ranch is underway and at the helm is the new owner, Brian Dirk who is dedicated to preserving the existing olive oil business while expanding the visitor experience. Dirks team plans to remove foreign vegetation and reinstate indigenous plant life and flora, including rosemary, sage and lavender. New walking trails will enable the public to enjoy the scenic vistas for both recreation and meditation. More olive groves are planned to expand their olive oil production. The tasting room will be redesigned utilizing reclaimed woods, solar integration and repurposed materials. The barn, which is used for gatherings, presentations, musical performances and exhibits, will be renovated to preserve the original structure while updating it with fresh contemporary elements. The first phase of the renovation will be completed in 2014. 8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, (805) 227-0186, http://www.pasolivo.com.

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