With its idyllic climate, pristine hills and valleys, Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy great food and wine, and take in the area’s natural beauty.
Nestled in Paso Robles, Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a great home base for indulging in wine country. Allegretto offers plenty of accommodation, wonderful estate wines, fine dining, and even artwork. This is the complete package for your Central Coast vacation.
The seaside resort of Allegretto
Built on 20 acres, the resort features stunning Tuscan architecture and wide open spaces to wander around. See orchards and wine and fruit gardens, including the Chef’s Garden, which provides produce for the Cello Ristorante and Bar (more on that later). If you wish, tour the wine region on horseback for a totally different perspective.
“I love spring in our area for all the wildflowers on the hills and even in the vineyards,” said Rich Verruni, General Manager of Allegretto Vineyard Resort. “The temperature is perfect, the vineyards are going through bud break, and there is excitement in the air for all the upcoming activities that the warmer weather brings. Rarely does a day go by that our guests don’t say Allegretto is like being in Tuscany and never wants to leave.
The estate offers wine tours and wine tastings, weekend yoga, a large pool, and a spa. There is a large courtyard and the hall has a huge fireplace.
If you prefer not to be separated from your pup, Allegretto is also pet friendly. The building is lavishly appointed and includes owner Douglas Ayres’ world-class art collection, a unique layer of enjoyment
Accommodations range from single rooms to 1,000 square foot suites. The large complex has 171 rooms. Many are equipped with balconies to relax or open a bottle of the best of Paso Robles.
Spa Allegretto offers Swedish, deep tissue, couples, and a variety of other massage options, as well as a range of scrubs and wraps.
Dinner at Cello Ristorante & Bar
The entire resort is built to evoke the Italian countryside and the Cello Ristorante & Bar fits that theme perfectly. The restaurant offers Northern Italian cuisine with local, organic and seasonal produce, some of which comes from the previously mentioned chef’s garden. “The Cello Ristorante & Bar patio is bright and airy, faces west for perfect sunsets, and is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and wine in good company,” Verruni said.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For dinner, offerings range from simple margherita pizzas to homemade pasta, salmon, duck breast and filet mignon. Order a specialty cocktail or head straight for the wine – estate, local or international selections.
“I have several favorite food and wine pairings at Cello Ristorante, but today I can’t wait to taste our bolognese paired with LXV wines; Red Blend,” said Thomas Humphrey, Food and Beverage Manager at Allegretto Vineyard Resort.
Wine tours and tastings
Paso’s warm weather is ideal for Bordeaux varietals, so it’s no surprise that the estate produces some fine Cabernet Sauvignon. These award-winning single-vineyard selections truly light up the palate. You can also enjoy a visit to the vineyard followed by a tasting.
Of course, there is also an artistic tour, during which you can learn about the artists and the history behind each piece. Put it all together and Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a great place to drink on California’s Central Coast.