California Life shows you where to wine and dine in Downtown Paso Robles

Paso Robles is known for its sprawling wine country, but what you may not know is that the city also offers a bustling downtown area. California Life reporter Audra Stafford shows us what to do, see and taste in Downtown Paso as apart of our special Spotlight Series.

The vacation destination is made up of more than 26,000 acres of vineyards and can be found halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. At the heart of the city, guests will also find a charming downtown area, full one one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and tasting rooms.

California Life visited LXV Tasting Room, and discovered a unique wine tasting experience using spices. For instance, its cabernets are paired with an Indian spice mix, featuring cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Owner Neeta Mittal says the spices help to “unlock” the flavors in the wine.

Another flavorful spot we had the pleasure of visiting was Vivant Fine Cheese. The Central Coast’s premier cheese tasting room, features premium, local and imported, handcrafted artisan cheeses paired with the finest Central Coast wine and beer.

Although many visit the city to experience the delicious food and wine, Downtown Paso are also offers a full service luxury salon, Salon Roux, and the regions finest boutique hotel, Hotel Cheval, offering exceptional, personalized service and located right in the heart of the city.

While in Downtown Paso, we also stopped by the General Store, which offers a large selection of local cheeses, salamis, nuts, crackers and other goodies as well as household items.

These are just a few of the many great places we discovered in Downtown Paso Robles. To see more, watch the full segment below or see it air nationwide on this week’s episode.