With over 40 winegrape varietals planted, Paso Robles wine country has a wine to please every palate. While 86% of the wine produced in Paso Robles are red varietals, interesting white wines are flourishing in the area thanks to the innovative spirit of our winemakers. For this edition of our California Wine Month blog series, we’re going to be focusing on Paso Robles’ wineries with award-winning white wines. If you’re more of a fan of reds, click here.
Founded 37 years ago by Gary Eberle, Eberle Winery was one of the three original wineries which created the Paso Robles AVA. Today, Eberle ranks in the top 10 of gold-medal award-winning wineries in the United States. Eberle Winery is home to Paso Robles’ “Best White Wine” as deemed by the 15th annual Central Coast Wine Competition at last July’s California Mid-State Fair. Their 2016 Muscat Canelli white wine earned them the title in addition to a Gold Medal and the “Best in Class” award in the Off Dry-to-Sweet category at the competition. Visit Eberle for a cave tour and to taste their award-winning white wines that are bursting with refreshing fruity flavors.
Cass Vineyard & Winery
Last spring, Cass Vineyard & Winery‘s 2016 Mr. Blanc was awarded the title of “Best South-Central Coast White” at the 2017 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, and deservedly so. Mr. Blanc is a delightful Rhone-varietal blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, which were fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel to preserve the intense fruit flavors, acidity, and crisp finish. As you drink in Mr. Blanc, note the essence of golden baked apple, poached Asian pear, and crushed yellow rose, which creates a multidimensional palate that is approachable, food-friendly, and polished.