Wines of the West tasting room debuts in Paso Robles
December 03, 2019
Paso Robles, Calif.—The Central Coast’s newest wine hideout, Wines of the West, is officially open along scenic Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. This maverick outpost is unique in that it allows guests to taste a wide variety of wines in one unconventional location. Wines of the West will be joined at the site by fellow rebel rousers, Heirloom restaurant, who have decided to set down roots at the location and will be serving their California farm fresh food seven days a week.
Wines of the West is a new frontier of tasting rooms, designed to feel like two distinct tasting experiences. The front area provides a more traditional setting, serving Clayhouse Wines and Purple Cowboy. The back area, known as the CAN-tina, is a more casual and eclectic tasting space, focused on serving canned wines from If You See Kay and Alloy. Grapes for all four brands are sourced exclusively from Paso Robles AVA (with the exception of the Purple Cowboy sparkling wine) and crafted by a team of local winemakers committed to showcasing the best of the area.
Wine choices include Rhone varietals from Clayhouse Wines, where the focus is on small-bin fermentations. Not to be missed is the Petite Sirah, made from the oldest such vines on the Central Coast. Purple Cowboy focuses on Bordeaux varietals and pays homage to the true winemaker rodeo cowboys. Legend has it that their teeth were stained purple from tasting as they crafted their blends. If You See Kay wines are an ode to the unconventional, focusing on non-traditional varietals in cans and bottles. This unorthodox brand is paired in the CAN-tina with Alloy Wine Works. Bringing together edgy blends and unique lots that are hand harvested, Alloy is canned wine that reflects the inventive spirit of Paso Robles.
Wines of the West is open daily from 11am - 6pm and is located at 3750 Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Visit pasowinesofthewest.com for more information.
About Wines of the West
Wines of the West is a wine tasting collective located along the picturesque Highway 46 in Paso Robles, owned by the prestigious Vintage Wine Estates. Wines of the West’s collection of four wine brands includes Clayhouse Wines, an ode to the clayhouse relics of Paso Robles’ pioneering past and producer of Rhone varietals; Bordeaux-focused Purple Cowboy, a tribute to the purple-teethed cowboy winemakers of another era; If You See Kay, producer of non-traditional varietals that veer away from the status quo; and Alloy Wine Works, maker of unique, small-lot canned wines. Wines of the West is open daily from 11am - 6pm and is located at 3750 Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446.