ocated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the Central Coast, the Paso Robles AVA is California’s fastest growing wine region and largest geographic appellation. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct microclimates, diverse soils and a long growing season, Paso Robles is a unique wine region blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra-premium wines. Thanks to cool nights, warm days, and typically late rains, Paso Robles vines tend to have a longer growing season and grapes have more hang time compared to other wine regions, resulting in fully mature fruit whose acid chemistry is kept in balance through the area’s overnight marine cooling. Paso Robles wine country is a land of diversity and contrasts that encompasses river bottoms to rolling hills and flat lands to steep mountains.

  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • AVA Approval: 1983
  • Size: 610,246 acres
  • Planted: 28,059 acres
  • Climate: Warm days, cool nights, late season rainfall
  • Dominant soils: Over 45 soil series derived from granite, shale, sandstone & volcanic rocks
  • Min/max elevations: 628 ft. / 1,980 ft.