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The Creston District is one of 11 sub-districts that make up Paso Robles Wine Country (or the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area), and home to some of the driest and hottest growing conditions in the entire AVA.

Named after Calvin Cressy, the town of Creston was founded in 1884 on the Rancho Huerhuero Mexican Land Grant. The town was primarily known for ranching and agriculture, but grapes grew well in the region, and ultimately resulted in several vineyards and wineries calling Creston home.

Today there are over 200 wineries in the larger Paso Robles AVA, and endless ways to experience the world class wines being crafted every day here on California’s Central Coast. To help you plan your next outing we’ve curated a list of all the vineyard tasting rooms in the Creston District where you can enjoy and explore the amazing varietals coming out of the region.


WINE TASTING IN CRESTON

Due to COVID-19, some wineries may not be open for tasting or have different hours than listed below. Given the rapidly changing landscape of rules and regulations, please contact wineries directly to ensure you are able to visit, and make reservations as necessary.

The Creston District is primarily known as a grape growing region, but is also home to several wineries producing incredible varietals every day. Some of those wineries are also open to the public for wine tasting and events, giving locals and visitors a true taste of the wines coming out of the region.

Learn more about the vineyard tasting rooms open to the public below, and how you can experience another piece of Paso Robles’s Wine Country.

If you can’t make it to the vineyards check out Paso Robles’s Food & Drink Page to see the wine bars, additional tasting rooms, and restaurants that feature Creston District wines!


VINEYARD TASTING ROOMS

B&E VINEYARD

ADDRESS

10000 Creston Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-4815

TASTING ROOM

Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Or By Appointment

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 238-4815

Learn more about B&E Vineyard


CHATEAU MARGENE

ADDRESS

4385 La Panza Rd
Creston, CA 93432

PHONE

(805) 238-2321

TASTING ROOM

By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 238-2321
info@chateaumargene.com


SHADOW RUN VINEYARDS & WINERY

ADDRESS

2720 La Panza Rd
Creston, CA 93432

PHONE

(805) 286-6791

TASTING ROOM

Friday – Sunday
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$10

RESERVATIONS

(805) 286-6791
wine@shadowrunvineyards.com


STANGER VINEYARDS

ADDRESS

5225 CA-41
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-4777

TASTING ROOM

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Or By Appointment

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 238-4777


TERROIR PROFILE

The Creston District is located on the easterly plains of the Paso Robles AVA, overlapping with the city of Creston itself at the base of the La Panza Range.

Although the district sits in the eastern-most part of the AVA, the cool ocean breezes and marine fog make their way here by way of the Templeton Gap, and most vineyards are planted on west and southwest slopes to take advantage of this cooler weather.

Soil in the Creston District is a mix of sedimentary rock and granite that has traveled through the waterways around the district over time. It is this combination of granite and loam in the soil that allows for the necessary drainage and deep rootstock required for the successful growth of the vineyards, and for the amazing varietals produced from the region.

ELEVATION

High1786′
Average1076′
Low1012′

CLIMATE

High89.3°F
Low47.7°F
Rain3.1 in

During growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinfandel

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Syrah

Merlot


ABOUT THE PASO ROBLES AVA

Paso Robles’s AVA was established in 1983, and at the time encompassed approximately 614,000 acres across the cities of Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel Creston, Shandon, and Santa Margarita in northern SLO County.

At almost three times the size of Napa Valley’s AVA, Paso Robles remained the largest single AVA in California until 2014 when 11 sub-districts were established. Although the larger boundary did not change, these new districts provided a more nuanced understanding of the growing regions within the Paso Robles AVA, and the wines that could be successfully crafted.

Today the distinct terroir profiles (or growing conditions) of the eleven districts contribute to the production of over 40 varietals (the vast majority crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Roussanne, Zinfandel, Viognier, Merlot, and Syrah), and home to over 200 wineries for locals and tourists to enjoy and explore.

Learn more about the eleven districts below, and make sure to plan your next wine tasting weekend in Paso Robles’s Wine Country!

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