With things opening back up in spring of 2021, my husband and I decided to go to Paso Robles California to catch up with the wineries we buy from (there’s a lot!). Lately when we go there to taste wines I just use my phone for the occasional snapshot. It isn’t a picture taking kind of vacation usually. However, one of them has a brand new guest house high up on a hill and we stayed there for a few days. Because of that I decided to take my camera. And was I ever glad of that –
The first morning was super foggy as it sometimes is because of the proximity of the Pacific ocean.
It was April and just at bud break, but the hills create so many micro-climates, some vines were farther along than others.
The fog rolls in for a little while, then burns off under the relentless sun.
Another morning was clear and had some beautiful color and luckily not too many clouds –
These are all handheld and I was very glad of my camera’s dual image stabilization.
Here are some shots from the area around the tasting room from a few years back, just so you can see the surroundings and the hillsides full of vines –
And a shot of the tasting room stairs that lead down to the parking area –
If you find yourself wanting to explore mid-coast California wines, Paso is a great place to stay and explore.