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The Willow Creek District is one of eleven sub-districts in the greater Paso Robles AVA, and is one of the most popular districts to visit with over 40 wineries calling the region home.

Located on the west side of Highway 101, Willow Creek sits between the Adelaida and Templeton Gap Districts with the cities of Paso Robles and Templeton directly to the East.

This geographic location allows the wineries that call Willow Creek home to benefit from many of the same characteristics that define the Adelaida and Templeton wine growing regions (such as the mountainous terrain and coastal weather influences), and produce some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay varietals.

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 Adelaida District where you can enjoy and explore the amazing varietals coming out of the region.


WINE TASTING IN WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT

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.

Willow Creek is one of the largest districts in Paso Robles’s AVA, and home to several wineries that are open to the public for wine tasting and events.

Its location at the base of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range provides locals and visitors stunning views of the surrounding landscape as you explore and enjoy the wines crafted in the region.

Wineries in the district are mostly found on Vineyard Drive and Highway 46, both very close to the cities of Paso Robles and Templeton where more tasting rooms, wine bars, and restaurants are located.

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

If you can’t make it to the vineyards check out the Food & Drink Pages for Paso Robles & Templeton to see the wine bars, off-site tasting rooms, and restaurants that feature Willow Creek District wines!


FEATURED WINERIES


VINEYARD TASTING ROOMS


AronHill Vineyards

ADDRESS

3745 West Highway 46
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 434-3333

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 434-3333
reservations@aronhillvineyards.com


Booker Vineyard

ADDRESS

2640 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 237-7367

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$40


Caliza Winery

ADDRESS

2570 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

805) 237-1480

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$25


Changala Winery

ADDRESS

3770 Willow Creek Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 226-9060

TASTING ROOM

Open By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE


Clos Solène Winery

ADDRESS

2040 Niderer Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 239-7769

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$35


Croad Vineyards

ADDRESS

3550 Vinedo Robles Ln
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 226-9899

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20


Dark Star Cellars

ADDRESS

2985 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 237-2389

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 237-2389


Denner Vineyards

ADDRESS

5414 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 239-4287

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 239-4287


Donati Family Vineyard

ADDRESS

2720 Oak View Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 238-0676

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Monday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15


Dover Canyon Winery

ADDRESS

4520 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 237-0101

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
by Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 237-0101
dovercanyon@tcsn.net


Dunning Vineyards

ADDRESS

1953 Niderer Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-4763

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 238-4763


Ecluse Wines

ADDRESS

1520 Kiler Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-4999

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$15


Four Lanterns Winery

ADDRESS

2485 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 226-5955

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 226-5955


Fulldraw Vineyard

ADDRESS

2660 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 712-4412

TASTING ROOM

Open By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 712-4412


Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines

ADDRESS

2174 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20


Guyomar Wine Cellars

ADDRESS

1825 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 400-1616

TASTING ROOM

Open By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$35

RESERVATIONS

(805) 400-1616


Hoyt Family Vineyards Ranch

ADDRESS

2015 Township Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 369-1092

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Monday
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 369-1092


Hunt Cellars

ADDRESS

2875 Oakdale Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 237-1600

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 237-1600


Jack Creek Cellars

ADDRESS

5265 Jack Creek Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 226-8283

TASTING ROOM

Open Monday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 226-8283


Jada Vineyard & Winery

ADDRESS

5620 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 226-4200

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20


L’Aventure Winery

ADDRESS

2815 Live Oak Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 227-1588

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$25

RESERVATIONS

(805) 227-1588


Linne Calodo

ADDRESS

3030 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 227-0797

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$35

RESERVATIONS

(805) 227-0797


Midnight Cellars

ADDRESS

2925 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 239-8904

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$10

RESERVATIONS

(805) 239-8904


Niner Wine Estates

ADDRESS

2400 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 239-2233

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$30


Opolo Vineyards

ADDRESS

7110 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

 (805) 238-9593

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20


PasoPort Wine Company

ADDRESS

95 Booker Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 239-2229

TASTING ROOM

Open By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$15

Learn more about PasoPort Wine Company


Paix Sur Terre Winery

ADDRESS

5070 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

TASTING ROOM

Friday – Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$20


Pelletiere Estate Vineyard

ADDRESS

3280 Township Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

 (805) 239-9432

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday – Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20

RESERVATIONS

(805) 239-9432


Proulx Wine

ADDRESS

5424 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 706-0425

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Monday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 706-0425


Rangeland Wines

ADDRESS

6996 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 434-6106

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Monday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$10


Red Soles Winery

ADDRESS

3230 Oakdale Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 226-9898

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 226-9898


Rotta Winery

ADDRESS

250 Winery Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only

TASTING FEE

$15


Sextant Wines

ADDRESS

2324 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

TASTING ROOM

Currently Closed due to COVID-19

TASTING FEE


Shale Oak Winery

ADDRESS

3235 Oakdale Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 239-4800

TASTING ROOM

Open Thursday – Monday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 239-4800


Stacked Stone Cellars

ADDRESS

1525 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-7872

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All Other Days By Appointment

TASTING FEE

RESERVATIONS

(805) 238-7872


TH Estate Wines

ADDRESS

870 Arbor Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 238-2083

TASTING ROOM

Open Wednesday – Monday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$25


Tooth & Nail Winery

ADDRESS

3090 Anderson Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

TASTING ROOM

Saturday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$20


Turley Wine Cellars

ADDRESS

2900 Vineyard Dr
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

 (805) 434-1030

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15


Venteux Vineyards

ADDRESS

1795 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

PHONE

(805) 369-0127

TASTING ROOM

Open Daily
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$15

RESERVATIONS

(805) 369-0127


Volatus Wine

ADDRESS

3770 Willow Creek Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446

PHONE

(805) 550-4274

TASTING ROOM

Open Friday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TASTING FEE

$10

RESERVATIONS

(805) 550-4274


TERROIR PROFILE

Willow Creek District’s northern boarder is defined by the Santa Lucia Mountains, with the Salinas River to the East and Templeton Gap to the South.

Soil in this district consists of soft mineral shale, mudstones, and sandstone, and provides the distinct marker between this district and the next. While Willow Creek has much softer soil, the district below (Templeton Gap) sees a change in their soil to something more similar to the Monterey formation’s harder, alluvial bedrock.

Although the wineries in Willow Creek aren’t officially part of the Templeton Gap District, they are influenced by the Pacific Ocean, a trademark of Templeton Gap.

For the Willow Creek District, this translates into a much wetter growing period compared to other districts in the Paso Robles AVA, and longer ripening times given the cooler temperatures with harvests often occurring 2 – 3 weeks after most of the other districts in the region.

However, these cooler temperatures and wetter growing seasons provide the perfect climate to grow Rhone reds, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and even the white grape Viognier, all of which are strongly represented in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles’ Wine Country.

ELEVATION

High1508′
Average914′
Low909′

CLIMATE

High80.7°F
Low45.6°F
Rain2.81″

During growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinfandel

Viognier

Syrah

Chardonnay

Grenache


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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