Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Yesterday we woke up in Paso Robles, CA. It’s central California wine country. It’s also where Ben and I got married <3 eagle castle thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

The birthday boy was ready to take wine tasting by storm!IMG 5828 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

First things first, breakfast!IMG 5830 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Second things, second – wine tasting!

Our first stop was Castoro CellarsIMG 5831 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

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Dam Fine WineIMG 5836 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Castoro is sold at Trader Joe’s. I only like sweet white wines, so their Muscat is really the only one I would get.IMG 5839 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

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Next stop was Eagle Castle, where we got married. Awwwww.IMG 5848 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5851 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5855 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

This was the room our reception was in. It brought back to many memories. Made my heart ache.IMG 5857 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5860 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

IMG 5865 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingWe had to buy a bottle to celebrate with later wlEmoticon smile2 Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5862 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Our third stop was the winery that made me appreciate wine – Rotta.IMG 5884 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5866 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5868 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Wine tasting and taking pictures is like rocket science.IMG 5877 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5878 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5879 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5883 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Wait, we got a good one!IMG 5874 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

We cut wine tasting short in favor of seeking out a tourist trap for lunch – Pea Soup Anderson’sIMG 5888 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5889 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5890 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

If you go to a restaurant known for a certain dish, you have to try it. It’s the  (foodie) law. The Pea Soup is good wlEmoticon smile2 Paso Robles Wine TastingIMG 5892 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

The bread is not good. It’s served cold, the rye is bitter and the onion flavor is blah.IMG 5894 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Luckily, they gave me an entire avocado on my salad so I am happy.IMG 5895 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

I took a picture like this the first time we went here on our way to San Francisco but can’t find it. Bummer.IMG 5898 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Finally, it was time to head home. IMG 5902 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Things I learned on this road trip:

1. Heather and Michael are cool.IMG 5843 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

2. If you put me in a car with 3 pounds of cherries I will eat 3 pounds of cherries. (But I think we already knew that.)IMG 5886 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Except that one…IMG 5887 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

3. If you head home a day early on a holiday weekend you miss traffic!IMG 5900 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

4. What happens in Paso stays in Paso – unless your sister has a blog.IMG 5822 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

5. Spotting a sick seal can make you very sad even when the ranger says she just might be tired and will be fine.IMG 5694 800x600 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

6. There is a market for EVERYTHING.IMG 5746 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

7. Don’t poop on the trail.IMG 5740 600x800 thumb Paso Robles Wine Tasting

8. I want to go on another road trip asap!

Happy Fourth of July!

Comments

  1. says

    Looks like tons of fun!
    Alcohol and photography or any kind of technology use IS rocket surgery!

    Not sure if you know but I haven’t been able to access your blog on my computer only my phone and my subscription feed but I can see others! I know you’re worried about me personally ;-)

    • says

      Thanks for letting me know! Everyone always assumes someone else tells me when RER has issues :)

      And now I’m worried about you personally so you’re gonna have to confirm you can read by commenting every time ;)

  2. says

    I’m a non-wine drinker who is fascinated by the process. Sigh. I’m trying so, so hard to like it. I just watched a fabulous documentary on a vineyard in Arizona called Blood Into Wine. Looks like you guys had a blast!

    • says

      Nothing.

      Kidding, but it really is all about the Pea Soup everything else is just okay. My salad was good, but they might have hooked me up on the avocado because I said no bacon and no bay shrimp (it was a Cobb).

      Ben got the Reuben and liked it though.

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