Distillery Trail Weekend VIP Tour

$185
per person
7.5
Hours
August 12, 13 & 14
Limited Availability

THREE DAYS OF SPIRITED ADVENTURES!

We’re excited to have teamed up with the Distillers of SLO County to offer three days of exclusive tours visiting the distilleries along the distillery trail in Paso Robles. 

 

Each day is a unique exploration of three exciting local distilleries where you’ll be given VIP access to savor a diversity of hand-crafted spirits and cocktails, meet the makers behind the labels and enjoy a variety of special activities including live music, specialty drinks and more. 

 

The tours include full-day transportation on a spacious vehicle with a friendly guide/driver, pickup & drop-off at your accommodations near downtown Paso Robles, a delicious gourmet lunch at a distillery, meeting the owners/distillers and going behind the scenes where you’ll learn about distillation, the different types of craft spirits being produced and more – all while making new friends on a fun and social day!

 

Included you will also receive a Copper Card – which covers one complimentary tasting flight at each of the 14 distilleries on the trail. That’s a $288 value, and the Copper Card has no expiration date!

 

Choose which all-inclusive itinerary works best for you – or enjoy them all! 

  • Morning pickups at your accommodations (between 9:45a – 10:30a)
  • 11a – 12:30p Meet the distiller, taste delicious spirits & enjoy a gourmet lunch at Willow Creek Distillery
  • 1 – 2:30p Enjoy a tasting & specialty cocktail like a VIP at Donati Distillery
  • 2:45 – 4:15p Go behind-the-scenes at ultra-small production Azeo Distillery
  • Arrive back at your accommodations between 4:30 – 5:15p
  • Morning pickups at your accommodations (between 9:45a – 10:30a)
  • 11 – 12:30p Learn about distillation & the SLO distilling industry at Re:Find Distillery while sampling their spirits & a tasty cocktail with the owners
  • 12:45/1p – 2:30p Meet the distiller and learn about Bethel Rd Distillery before enjoying a gourmet lunch and live music with a view
  • 2:45 – 4/4:15p Finish the day in lively Tin City at Tin City & Wine Shine Distillery with live music, tastings, cocktails & more!
  • Arrive back at your accommodations between 4:30 – 5:15p
  • Morning pickups at your accommodations (between 9:45a – 10:30a)
  • 11 – 12:30 Tour, Learn & Taste with the Distiller at Calwise Distillery
  • 12:45/1 – 2:15/2:30p Go behind the scenes and enjoy a chef prepared lunch at Grain + Vine Distillery
  • 2:45 – 4/4:15p Meet the distiller and enjoy a delicious treat at Pendray’s Distillery
  • Arrive back at your accommodations between 4:30 – 5:15p
  • Meet the Distillers and Learn about Distillation
  • Be treated like a VIP & enjoy special perks & extras
  • Sample tasty local craft spirits and cocktails
  • Delicious gourmet lunch at a distillery each day
  • Copper Card Included – which covers one complimentary tasting flight at each of the 14 distilleries. (A $288 value, and the Copper Card has no expiration date!)
  • Discounts on purchases at distilleries
  • Travel in a Spacious, Safe & Comfortable Tour Shuttle
  • Meet friendly & likeminded travelers
  • Knowledgeable, Friendly Tour Guide
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Don’t Worry about Driving or Appointing a Designated Driver – Just Enjoy the Day!

Friday, August 12th

Your tour guide will pick you up directly at your accommodations near downtown Paso Robles between 9:45a – 10:30a.

Once everyone is on board, we’ll quickly do introductions and get on the road to our first stop!

We’ll start the day deep in the heart of wine country at Willow Creek Distillery, where head distiller Kevin Coulton will walk the group through the distillation process and a sampling of their delicious offerings – including aromatic fruit brandies, whisky, and premium liqueurs.

After your tasting, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in their barrel room where you can choose between a wood-fired pizza or a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, accompanied by a side salad and a tasty dessert.

They’ll also have a delicious specialty cocktail available for purchase to enjoy alongside your lunch!

After lunch, we’ll take a short drive to one of the newer distilleries in the area, Donati Distillery.

Here you’ll kick back and relax in their VIP room while tasting through their delicious lineup of quality vodkas, including their newly released Citrine Vodka (produced from grapes & aged in Chardonnay barrels), and a specialty cocktail prepared especially for the weekend.

Finish the day at Azeo Distillery where you’ll taste through their selection of craft spirits – distilled to the Azeotrope, the point where the ethanol cannot be further separated from the water – making them ultra clean, and incredibly delicious.

Their owner/distiller, Ryan Horn, will talk about their methods and philosophy while you taste through their lineup specializing in vodka (made from apples or grapes), rum, apple brandy and brandy.

You’ll finish with a tasty cocktail showcasing their spirits while

At the end of the day we’ll drop you back off at your accommodations between 4:30 – 5:15p.

Saturday, August 13th

Your tour guide will pick you up directly at your accommodations near downtown Paso Robles between 9:45a – 10:30a.

Once everyone is on board, we’ll quickly do introductions and get on the road to our first stop!

We’ll start our day in the Adelaida District where we’ll visit the first distillery in the area, Re:Find Distillery.

Learn about how the distilling industry got started in SLO county from Monica & Alex Villicana’s desire to be economically and environmentally sustainable.

You’ll be hosted in their distillery while they’ll personally share stories about their philosophy, distillation practices and more. They’ll walk you through a tasting of their delicious craft spirits produced from quality local wine and locally grown grains, and finish with a cocktail showcasing their spirits in a tasty treat. 

Next we’ll head over to the hip Bethel Rd Distillery, which is focused on producing delicious spirits from from their estate grown organically farmed grapes. Here they produce smooth Grappas, Gin and a two-year barrel aged Brandy that is both rich and complex, amongst other tasty treats!

Sip through their tasting spirits while their distiller, Max Udsen, talks about their still and production methods.

Finish the experience seated outside in their VIP area enjoying wine country views while eating a gourmet lunch and listening to live music by local artist, Chris Beland.

Afterwards, we’ll finish he day in lively Tin City at Tin City & Wine Shine Distilleries, where you’ll enjoy live music and taste through a selection of 15 different products – including brandy, vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and more! – or you can choose to enjoy one of their delicious craft cocktails instead.

Sit back and enjoy the vibe – and drinks! – with your new friends.

Afterwards, your guide will drop you back off at your accommodations between 4:30p – 5:15p.

Sunday, August 14th

Your tour guide will pick you up directly at your accommodations near downtown Paso Robles between 9:45a – 10:30a.

Once everyone is on board, we’ll quickly do introductions and get on the road to our first stop!

We’ll start the day at popular & iconic local distillery, Calwise, where owner/distiller Aaron Bergh will tour you through the distillery & talk about the process of distillation and his inspiration to produce spirits inspired by the native and cultivated plants of the central coast.

After your short tour, you’ll enjoy a tasting of his delicious spirits – including special access to his newly released Single Malt Whiskey paired with a special tasty treat.

Next we’ll visit Grain+Vine Distillery, where you’ll enjoy a short tour of their distillery and learn about their inspiration to produce unconventional whiskeys and traditionally focused gin and vodkas, as well as rum and other spirits.

You’ll enjoy a tasting of their delicious spirits – including their newly released Rum! – while overlooking beautiful wine country views.

After your tasting, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by Chef Gregg.

They’ll also have delicious specialty cocktails available for purchase to enjoy alongside your lunch!

Finally, we’ll finish the day at Pendray’s Distillery, where owner/distiller Steve Glossner will greet our group to talk about his inspiration to produce flavorful and complex brandies to fortify his Port wines, and grew to produce delicious liqueurs and grappa.

After your tasting, you’ll finish the flight sipping on a tasty Amaro Float while relaxing and reflecting on a great weekend.

Cheers!

Afterwards, your guide will drop you back off at your accommodations between 4:30p – 5:15p.

  • Full Day Small Group Guided Distillery Tour on a spacious mini-bus
  • Visit 3 local craft distilleries in Paso Robles each day
  • Meet the distillers, learn about distillation & taste through a variety of local craft spirits
  • A COPPER CARD, which covers one complimentary tasting flight at each of the 14 distilleries on the SLO County Distillery Trail (That’s a $288 value, and the Copper Card has no expiration date!)
  • Pick-up and Drop-off directly at your accommodations near downtown Paso Robles
  • Delicious gourmet lunch each day
  • Small intimate tour sizes
  • Chilled bottled water on the bus
  • Share the experience with other fun people!
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Additional drinks or snacks purchased at the distilleries on the tour
  • The tour includes a COPPER CARD which will get you complimentary tastings at all distilleries along the SLO Distillery Trail.
    • If you book your tour for Saturday or Sunday and would like to start visiting distilleries earlier in the weekend, you can pick your COPPER CARD up before the start of the tour and already start using it!
    • If you would like to do the tour multiple days, you will get a discount on your second and/or third day since you will already have the COPPER CARD.
  • It may not be possible to accommodate all dietary restrictions or preferences. Please reach out in advance to guarantee that your dietary needs can be met.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, bringing a hat and some sunscreen since we may be seated outside. Also bring warm layers since the weather is subject to sudden changes and it may be cooler in some places, especially in the morning and evening.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted on the vehicle, but no outside food or drinks are permitted at each stop.
  • A full refund will be given for cancellations made more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Any cancellations with less than 48-hour notice will not be entitled to any refunds.
  • This tour is tailored for adults (21+). Guests younger than 21 years will not be permitted on the tour. Please bring a valid photo I.D.
  • Also, while we love our furry friends, they are also not permitted on this tour.

 

We’re looking forward to Toasting with you soon!