Live music and fine Paso Robles wine are a perfect pairing. As the wine industry grows in beautiful Paso Robles, so does our local music scene—and we couldn’t be happier about it! There’s something truly special about watching the sun dip below the rolling hills of wine country while you move and groove to eclectic performances on an Indian summer evening. For the final installment of our California Wine Month blog series, we’re highlighting some of our favorite wineries that feature live music in addition to excellent wines, so grab your dancing shoes and make plans to check some of these fun spots out this weekend!
Vina Robles Winery & Amphitheatre
Prepare yourself for the ultimate wine country experience when you buy tickets to a performance at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. This venue is nestled in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country, located along Highway 46 East among vineyards and wineries galore. In fact, the amphitheatre was opened in the summer of 2013 as an addition to the existing Vina Robles Winery. Both the winery and the amphitheatre pride themselves on “European Inspiration” and “California Character,” leading to the execution of an idyllic entertainment venue that has a small town feel with big name artists. In fact, you can still get tickets to The Shin’s performance this Thursday or country star Lee Brice‘s show on October 7th!
But it gets even better! In celebration of California Wine Month, Vina Robles offer an exclusive Wine & Food Flight and Six-Pack Special. This special features three of their favorite summer wines served alongside three expertly paired seasonal offerings created by Executive Chef Randal Torres every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September. Don’t miss the last event this weekend!
Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
Pomar Junction‘s Train Wreck Fridays are a seasonal tradition that locals look forward to all year long. From May through October, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, and dance the night away under twisting Oak trees on Friday evenings at this family owned and operated winery! Juicy Tri-Tip and Pulled Pork sandwiches are available for purchase by Stein’s BBQ & Catering Co, or you can pack your own picnic and utilize Pomar’s community grill. The fun starts at 5:30 PM and ends just after sunset. Tickets are $15 per person, or free for Parlour Club members and children ages 6 and younger. Vist Pomar Junction on October 6th for a performance by Truth About Seafood or on October 20th for JD Project, the last two Train Wreck Friday events of the year!
Traveler’s Tip: Bring chairs to sit in and a sweater for when the coastal breeze picks up!
Castoro Cellars has been rockin’ for 30 years on the west side of Paso Robles wine country. In recent years, the winery has grown to be a popular venue for festivals and other fun events from grape stomps and yoga retreats to art galleries and concerts. In 2013, the owners of Castoro Cellars celebrated the winery’s 30th anniversary with a party they called “Beaverstock.” A huge success, Beaverstock became an annual event every September, drawing crowds of up to 4,000 people! Now, the event’s name has been changed to “Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival” as a courtesy to the Woodstock officials, but the fun is still the same! In addition to Whale Rock, Castoro hosts various music acts and concerts throughout the year. On October 1st, visit Castoro for Dam Fine Wine and their last summer concert by Proxima Parada beginning at 1 PM.