7340 Drake Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
ABOUT THE SAN MIGUEL DISTRICT
The San Miguel District is one of the 11 sub-districts that make up the Paso Robles AVA. Established in 2014, the San Miguel District is located at the very top of the Paso Robles AVA, and encompasses 18,500 acres in and around the city of San Miguel (just north of Paso Robles).
The district takes its name from the Mission San Miguel Arcàngel, one of the original Spanish Missions established by the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833.
Mission San Miguel was the 16th mission built in California, and founded on July 25, 1797.
Like many of the Paso Robles AVA sub-districts, the San Miguel District is known for its southern Rhône reds, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Merlots, but also produces some of the best Zinfandels, Grenaches, and Mourvèdres varietals that should not be missed.
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!