We seek to make your visit to Paso Robles as enjoyable and easy as possible. We have information waiting for you on the wineries, menu's from local restaurants, and information on local activities and a guide to the downtown shopping. Rioja Ranch provides guests with a GPS system so that getting lost shouldn't be a problem. We also have a chef that is available to make any meal of your liking at an additional cost.
No other agricultural area in California advanced as rapidly as the Paso Robles. Paso Robles wine production began two centuries ago at Mission San Miguel Archangel. Paso Robles now boasts over 26,000 acres of wine grapes, 170 wineries, and more than 100 tasting rooms. So we invite you to visit, relax, and tour our breathtaking wine country. Rioja Ranch features wineries throughout the year. CLICK HERE to read about our latest featured winery. For more information about other wineries in Paso Robles, you can visit www.PasoWine.com.
Here is a list of just the major wine festivals in San Luis Obispo County for 2009:
February 13 - 16 | Presidents Day Weekend Celebration
The Far Out Wineries Presidents Day Weekend Celebration – Paso Robles & Templeton
March 20 - 22 | Zinfandel Festival
More than 100 wineries will host an array of special events throughout Paso Robles Wine Country during the Zinfandel Festival weekend. Winemaker dinners, food pairings, seminars, open houses and special tastings are just a few of the activities in store.
April 30 - May 3 | Roll Out the Barrels
Taste's exclusive Enomatic Wine Pouring System lets you sample up to 72 different wines from producers in San Luis Obispo's Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach and Nipomo Regions. Follow the link below to find out more information about this unique experience as well as a look at their unique events that take place in the store!
April 30 - May 2 | Hospice du Rhone
Paso Robles – World's largest international celebration of the 22 Rhone varieties.
May 15 - 17 | Wine Festival
Paso Robles, Templeton & Atascadero - Special downtown wine tasting event in the park
June 27 | Golf, Art & Wine Festival
Atascadero - Approximately 80 SLO County wineries pour their wines at the beautiful Lakeside Pavilion, with art show at same time. Golf tournament the day before.
July 9 - 12 |Central Coast Wine Classic
San Luis Obispo & Arroyo Grande - Major charity fundraiser. Includes dinner at Heast Castle and important wine auction.
October 16 - 18 | Harvest Wine Festival
Harvest is the most colorful time of year in Paso Robles Wine Country and those in the know have long since discovered the experience that can be had while visiting wine country at its height of activity. Held the third weekend in October, wineries celebrate the beginning of the vintage by inviting you into their individual events that are as diverse as the wineries themselves.
Hot Air Balloon
Take a hot air balloon ride and leave directly from the ranch (weather permitting)! To find out more about hot air ballooning, visit www.sloballoon.com.
Rioja Ranch always aims to provide you with quality service and attention to detail when you stay with us. We are always updating our list of valued companies, wineries, restaurants, and services to make your stay memorable.
The Flower Lady
The Flower Lady proudly serves the Paso Robles area. We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. You can visit their website for more information
Food & Restaurants
Casual elegance, country, French cuisine in Paso Robles.
Reservations: (805) 226-8191 | (805) 226-8194. You can visit their website for more information.
C&C Garden Bread Bakery
The Garden Bread Bakery & Cafe has a wide variety of breads and delicatables. They also feature amazing sandwiches such as the Hot Pastrami or the Apple Wood Ham piled high atop their homemade breads. You can visit their online menu for more information.
Jessica Foster Confections
Jessica Foster Confections creates handmade gourmet chocolate truffles for any occasion. They offer handsomely packaged gift boxes, personalized favors for weddings and special events, corporate gifts and they even offer custom gift baskets. Only the finest, freshest ingredients go into our chocolates. Our truffles are hand rolled and dipped, making each one a delicious work of art. You can visit their website for more information.
Matthew's at the Airport
Paso Robles, California: Matthew's at the Airport opened in December 2003. It is located at 4900 Wing Way, Paso Robles, California, in the newly built terminal of the Paso Robles Municipal Airport . Matthew's takes its name from its chef/owner, Matthew Riley, and its location. You can visit their website for more information. www.MatthewsAtTheAirport.com
We Olive offers many of the local Olive Farm's Oils in their store now and are going to be offering Oils from many of the farms that are producing for the first time this year. They are also offering imported Olive Oils from around the world as well. You can visit their website for more information. www.WeOlive.com
Elegant Image Limousine
As natives to California's Central Coast, we at Elegant Image pride ourselves in providing our community with the newest Limousines available. With the largest fleet of Limousines in the San Luis Obispo area, Elegant Image specializes in Paso Robles and Edna Valley Wine Tours, but offers services for any event. You can visit their website for more information. www.ElegantImageLimos.com.