There are three great areas on the West Coast for wine lovers, and you can visit them all in a privately-owned RV from PMR. You can visit one, two, or all three of these outstanding wine destinations in one adventure.
California’s Central Coast
With unbelievable views and fabulous wine, this area has retained a laid-back lifestyle, so no need to rush. California’s Central Coast boasts over 250 wineries over two major wine grape-growing regions—Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. With over 40 wine grape varieties in “Slo-Cal,” this area produces many internationally acclaimed wines that can be sampled at more that 100 tasting rooms.
Two major viticultural areas – Arroyo Grande and Edna Valley – make up this region. Paso Robles, or simply “Paso,” although known best for its wine, is also home to olive orchards, farms and hot springs. Visit downtown San Luis Obispo, where downtown bustle meets stunning views of the crashing sea. And with vineyards just a few miles from pristine beaches, this area boasts many outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
But we’re here for the wine! Visit Sinor LaVallee Winery where the focus is on Albarino, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinor Noir, and Syrah. With a sleek, modern tasting room just one block from the ocean, you cannot pass by without stopping for a taste.
For one of the most picturesque settings in the area, head to Edna Valley Vineyard. From its panoramic views of rolling vineyards and the dormant volcanic Morros mountains, you can sample California native Josh Baker’s Pinots, Chardonnays and Syrahs. Bring a picnic to recharge on the winery’s broad front picnic area.
Make your wine-touring respite and home away from home at Pismo Sands RV Resort. located in Oceano, California. This luxury RV resort is just minutes from Pismo Beach and convenient to everything California’s Central Coast has to offer. Or, to be in the heart of the action in Paso Robles, stay at Vines RV Resort, where you’ll find all the luxury features you’d expect, along with some special wine-focused amenities like a wine garden with regular live entertainment and a wine tour that departs directly from the resort.
Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley
In a state renowned across the globe for its wine, Northern California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys are incomparable. Pairing beautiful vistas with generations of passionate wine production, this region is simply unmatched. The Napa Valley and its world-famous wine region, which also includes many sub-regions to explore, boasts 390 wineries that produce over 1,000 brands of wine. Sonoma Valley, generally regarded more laid-back and spread out than Napa, has 450 wineries ranging from small, family-run establishments to big, top producers.
Let’s dive in with Napa Valley, where a combination of history and extraordinary climate has helped this area become one of the world’s leading wine regions. And not only does Napa Valley have incredible wine, but it also offers world-class dining and stunning natural beauty. With so many wineries in Napa, one way to explore is by traveling on the Napa Valley Wine Train, described as not just a train, but a journey in a luxuriously vintage setting. However, just one tour won’t do, so plan on doing a few others as well. For specific winery tours, click here.
Since there are so many wineries to visit and to get your mouth watering, here are a few of our favorites:
Centrally located between Napa and Sonoma counties, Calistoga RV Park is the perfect home base. With views of Mount St. Helens and the Palisades, this resort is located just four blocks from downtown Calistoga.
Sonoma Valley is a year-round destination for wine enthusiasts, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more! People come from all over the world to sip Sonoma’s creamy and zesty Chardonnay, cool-climate Pinot Noir, juicy Zinfandel, impressive red blends, and refreshing sparkling wines. While both valleys are worth your time, Sonoma is more bucolic and rustic than its sister Napa Valley. Drive down a dirt road to enjoy casual outdoor dining or visit Sonoma Plaza and appreciate the unique old-school charm this town has to offer. Or for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, float above the vineyards, fields, streams and creeks on a hot air balloon ride.
Sonoma is home to more that 425 wineries – from castles and chateaus to lounges and villas. Which should you visit? We’ve worked with some local experts and narrowed down this list to a few you cannot miss!
To complete this legendary tour, visit the magnificent state of Oregon and the Willamette Valley, home to more than 500 wineries. Its long, gentle growing season and (in ideal years) maritime climate provide the best conditions for growing Oregon’s best-known grape variety, Pinot Noir. Not only is there some of the best wine in the world, but also trails to hike, waterfalls to discover, farms with flowers to smell, fruit to taste and of course, fabulous dining. For a truly unique experience, consider a helicopter tour.
To satisfy your Pinot Noir passion and to discover the best wines in the area, try these award-winning wineries:
Your downtime between wineries in the Willamette Valley can be spent at Olde Stone Village. This RV park’s convenient location and first-class amenities will make your visit to Oregon a delight.
No matter whether you decide to take on one area at a time or visit all three notable West Coast wine areas, you simply cannot enjoy it all in any better way than with the freedom and flexibility of a motorhome. Contact us today to book yours!