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More Olive Oil & Wine Tasting

There was a only place our designated driver wanted to go. Olive oil tasting! So we couldn’t miss that.


This place has much milder olive oil comparing to the one we visited earlier.


Then we visited another tasting room in downtown Paso Robles for the one last time. A girl we call “Pro” is a member here and came to pick up her bottles.


Because of her, we all get complimentary tasting. Yay!


I really like “El Macho”


Reserve Wines

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Dinner on the way home @ Shinsengumi

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Sunday Brunch @ Niner Wine Estates

We had a reservation for brunch at 12pm here because not only wines but their own olive oil and coffee attracted us.


We decided to share several plates as usual.


Tasting menu looks good but sharing is better for a girls only group because we could try different plates little by little and would be less expensive.


Since we enjoyed good wines at Adelaida, everyone wanted to take a break with Mimosa :p


Restaurant philosophy


Two of us had Blood Orange Mimosa and other two had Strawberry Lavender Mimosa ($3 each)


Burrata Plate $16
Perfect with mimosa.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Goat Cheese $12
It’s good but bacon and goat are a bit overpowering.


Niner Dip $22
This is very delicious. Most popular dish on the menu.


Seared Scallop $26, Broccolini $8
Scallop is perfectly cooked.


Dessert menu


Budino $8
Not much orange flavor.


Niner Coffee Creme Brulee $9
Very nice.


French Press Barrel Conditioned Coffee $8
I really like the coffee. Mild and well balanced.


Our server, Daniel made all dessert and coffee complimentary. He says he often does to his favorite customers. That was really nice!


A view from our table in the patio

Niner Wine Estates
2400 CA-46
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-2233
http://www.ninerwine.com/
$$
★★★★

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Adelaida Wine Tasting, Paso Robles


Adelaida was only a winery on everyone’s list. We all finally made here.


We arrived at 10:10am. First customers for the day.


A beautiful tasting room


#1 Picpoul Blanc


#2 Rose (not on the list)
They grow certain grapes to produce this Rose. It tastes very clean and got a beautiful color. I really don’t care about Rose, but I love this one.


#3 Pinot Noir


#5 Syrah (not on the list)

#6 Anne’s Red, #7 Cabernet Sauvignon, #8 Zinfandel, #9 Reserve Cab (note on the list)


#10 Porto (not on the list)
It was delicious although I don’t really like Porto.

It was the first time for me to fully enjoy wines by itself. Food usually comes first, but I loved all labels without it. Our server was so cheerful and enthusiastic to be devoted to her weekend job, which made us happy. All of us purchased a bottle. I picked Roussanne ($38) since she recommended although it was unavailable to taste as well as signed up to become a member! Yes, it was that good.

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Breakfast @ Spearhead Coffee

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Peruvian Dinner @ Mistura, Paso Robles


Mistura, Peruvian Restaurant in Golf Clubhouse


Mmmm, we can’t decide…


Then our server, Juan Carlos suggests “Omakase” family style dinner. Sure!!!


Water feature wall


#1 Tradito Nikkei $17, Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna
Nikkei means Japanese. Peru has a large population of Japanese (Nikkei) and some Japanese influence can be seen in Peruvian food.


Juan’s selection impressed us. Dry and crisp. $32


#2 La Pituca $16, Burrata, Kale, Quinoa, Avocado, Tomatoes, Balsamic Dressing
Refreshing and nutritious. Perfect with crisp white wine.


#3 Tamalito Negro $17, Black Squid Ink Tamales with Shrimp


#4 Senor Lomo $26, Beef Saltado


#5 Tallarin Saltado De Marisco $28
Spicy seafood pasta.


#6 Escabeche $26, Sauteed White Seabass


Dessert Menu
Juan suggests two of them.


Lucuma Gelato $8
Rich and nutty taste.


Picarones $9, Yams and pumpkin style doughnuts
Not sweet, very fluffy. Something new to me.


It was a satisfying dinner for $62 per person.

Omakase was just right portion and perfect selection for us. He offered our designated driver non-alcoholic sangria as well.

Mistura
700 Clubhouse Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-3333
https://misturarestaurants.com/
$$$
★★★★

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Killer Ridge Olive Oil & Treana Wine Tasting


My photo doesn’t look like it but it was an amazing view from Kiler Ridge Olive Oil.


Olive Oil Tasting $5
These olive oil has a strong peppery taste that sticks in my throat and makes me even cough. Not a big fan.


Ice Cream was included in tasting. They drizzled a lot of olive oil and rock salt. Ice Cream definitely makes EVOO milder but I am not sure if it tastes good this way.


Vineyard on the way to Treana Winery


Treana/Austin Hope is a winery I have always wanted to come back. My husband and I loved their Roussanne 2013 but has been unavailable for a long time. They recently released Roussanne 2003 so I was excited to taste it. However, it’s actually only available to buy online and they don’t have it in the tasting room. I asked the server, same guy from our 2015 Paso Robles Trip and he said I shouldn’t buy it because it tasted off. I trust him so forget it.


This is the tasting list. I am so glad that everyone loves everything here. Some of us purchased bottles. They offer 30% off on the first bottle if you check in on yelp.


This place was packed, so we had to grab a furthest table outside, which caused a slow service. We almost ran out of time and had to leave for dinner at 5:30pm.


They made a room for us inside, finished tasting and made a purchase. Got extra discount! When we were about to leave at 5:30pm, a large group arrived and asked for tasting although they supposed to close at 5pm. So popular!


The boy in the picture is Austin Hope, the wine maker.

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Organic Lunch @ Thomas Hill


Olive Oil Store


Delicious brownie sample with tangerine olive oil


Amazing Wine Wall
Since the friend didn’t respond, we went ahead to have lunch here in downtown Paso Robles.


Actually I have been here before.


So many good stuff


Bubble looks good in a warm day.


It makes me feel drank quickly. We all agreed that we had only a half glass or less during two wine tastings although there were more than 10 different wines because we shared and dumped most of it into bucket.


Le Delice du Jura $16
Olive tastes amazing as well as cheese.


Warm Grain Chicken Salad $17
This is my favorite. Good to share. We tried not to eat too much since it was relatively late lunch around 2pm.


Painted Hill Grass-Fed Burger $20
Shared by 4 is perfect portion.


Our table is in the beautiful patio but the dining room is pretty too.

Thomas Hill Organics
1313 Park St
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-5888
www.thomashillorganics.com
$$
★★★★

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Paso Robles – Wine Tasting #1


Trees hide it but this is the house we stayed.


We were pretty close downtown Paso Robles where Wine Festival main event happened.


First thing in the morning was to walk to a coffee shop in downtown.


They roast beans on their own.


Full of locals here


Light breakfast at the house


One girl feel sick and dizzy. She was a designated driver. Four of us spent time around downtown in the morning while she rested. Of course, we headed for wine tasting.


Beautiful gate/art work


#1 Wine Tasting @ Pianetta


Ordered 2 tasting to share


1 Cheese Plate $15


Jug Wine not on the list


All wines are fairly good, especially with cheese.


Olives, At Agur Blue and Morbier were my favorite.


#2 Wine Tasting @ Calipaso


You can choose 5 wines for $10. We ordered 2 to share with a buy one get one free coupon. Ended up with $4 per person including tip. I liked the adequate service and gave the server additional tip.


I enjoyed all wines here but not good enough to buy a bottle.