Taste of Tin City Walking Tour

Enjoy the first ever walking tour of Tin City – an industrial area just outside of downtown Paso Robles – that is home to a community of innovative and passionate producers of high-quality wines, spirits, beer and more.

per person
10:00 am

Enjoy an All-Inclusive tin city Walking Tour

Enjoy the first ever Tin City walking tour – an industrial area just outside of downtown Paso Robles – that is home to a community of innovative and passionate producers of high-quality wines, spirits, beer and more.

During this Tin City walking tour, guests will enjoy a sample of some of the amazing boutique brands that are at the heart of this community, while learning about how Tin City started and some of the exciting plans for its future.

This all-inclusive Tin City walking tour visits some of the pioneers who helped found Tin City, as well as the new generation who are continuing to innovate and elevate. You’ll learn their stories and taste through their offerings at these iconic and up & coming brands.

  • On this Tin City guided tour, start the day at Giornata Winery where you’ll hear the history of Tin City, taste natural wines, learn about their focus on Italian varieties and more.
  • Pop over to End of the Day Wines where we’ll learn about the importance of farming and sample their delicious & approachable wines meant to be enjoyed at the end of this day & every day.
  • Enjoy a family style lunch at the popular Etto Pasta Bar before quickly visiting Etto Pastificio (Tin City’s very own pasta factory & Italian style market).
  • Finish at Tin City Distillery and Wine Shine Distillery where you’ll sip through a selection of their delicious spirits while watching the stills chug away in the background and learn how this distillery came to call Tin City their home.

10am meet in Tin City – Your Toast Tours guide will greet everyone in the heart of Tin City and start the day with introductions, as well as a brief overview of what Tin City is and how it all got started.

10:10am – 10:50am Tasting Italian Varieties at Giornata Winery

Step into this boutique winery focusing on high quality handcrafted Italian varieties, and the second winery to exist in Tin City.

You’ll sip through a small selection of elegant, naturally made, old world style Italian wines and talk about their winemaking practices, including the use of amphorae, sustainable farming, the history of obscure Italian varieties in San Luis Obispo county and the building the Giornata & Etto brands in (at the time) little known Tin City.

10:55a – 11:35a Visit END OF THE DAY Wines and Sample a Selection of Approachable Wines to Enjoy Now

After a short walk through Tin City, we’ll visit END OF THE DAY wines and learn about how winemaker Carl Bowker went from producing highly-acclaimed small production wines at Caliza Winery in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles to also starting a boutique label in Tin City offering wines that are tasty, well-priced, approachable and that can be enjoyed daily.

11:40a – 12:25p Enjoy a Family Style Lunch at Etto Pasta Bar and pop into Etto Pastificio

Cozy up with your new friends and enjoy a family style meal that includes a sampling of Etto’s delicious pasta made in Tin City with high-quality organic ingredients, as well as a selection of gourmet sandwiches and a delicious salad, all made with local, seasonal ingredients.

There will be vegetarian & non-vegetarian options.

Still water is included, but additional beverages can be purchased during the lunch, if desired.

After lunch we’ll have the chance to pop into Etto Pastificio and check-out their Italian market where you can see their traditional Italian pasta making equipment and possibly take home some goodies to enjoy later!

12:30p – 1:00p Sip Tasty Spirits at Tin City Distillery

It doesn’t get any hipper than Tin City Distillery, which brings two labels under one roof in the heart of Tin City.

Wine Shine features nuanced, small-batch brandies and Tin City Distillery offers an array of traditional spirits such as vodka, gin, bourbon and rye whiskey, along with mixers, muddlers and playful canned cocktails.

Focusing on quality base ingredients and superior production practices, you’ll get to choose three samples from their impressive lineup of premium small batch spirits, while learning about the basics of distillation and chilling with new friends.

  • Samples at each location visited on the tour
  • Family style lunch
  • Knowledgeable, friendly tour guides
  • Small intimate tour sizes
  • Share the experience with other fun people!
  • Gratuity for your hosts at each of the stops visited
  • No hidden fees
  • Unmatched 5-Star customer service
  • Purchases at the venues visited
  • Water will be included with lunch. If you wish to enjoy other beverages such as wine, beer, soda, coffee etc, you can purchase this at your own expense
  • Gratuity for your tour guide

This tour is tailored for adults (21+) and is entirely focused around enjoying and consuming delicious alcoholic beverages. Guests younger than 21 years will not be permitted on the tour. Please bring a valid photo I.D.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring layers as the weather is subject to sudden changes and we may visit a barrel room or a production facility, which are kept at cooler temperatures. It’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen.

Outside food or drinks are not permitted at each stop.

We love dogs, but unfortunately, can’t allow them on our shared group tours, unless it is a service animal. We do welcome well-behaved dogs on our private tours, and are happy to work with you to build your perfect dog-friendly wine country day.

As a courtesy to your tour companions, it’s important to be on time. If you are late or miss your scheduled start time for the tour please contact our office immediately at 805-400-3141. Any guest who misses their tour entirely will be seen as a no-show. No refunds will be issued.

For our public Taste of Tin City Walking Tour a full refund will be given for cancellations made more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.

Our public group activities have a minimum number of guests required for them to run. While unlikely, it is possible that it will not reach the minimum and you will be notified that it has been cancelled. If this happens, we will work to find an alternative solution or will issue a full refund.

We also offer the Taste of Tin City Tour as a private experience for your group!

If you have a larger group or want to do this tour on a day other than Saturday, this could be the perfect option for you.

For the private experience, we can keep the itinerary the same or if you want to customize the itinerary, we can do that as well.

Private tours can start at any time you want (depending on our partners availability), and we do permit guests under the age of 21 years old, as well as well-behaved pups.

If this sounds like a good fit, please request a quote and we’ll get you more information.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Lunch will be offered family style and will include a selection on pasta, paninis and salads. 

We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences, but since the lunch is family style this may not be possible.

Water will be included with lunch. If you wish to enjoy other beverages such as wine, beer, soda, coffee etc, you can purchase this at your own expense.

If you want to pick the specific wineries we visit then we recommend booking a private tour.

Venues that showcase the history and spirit of Tin City and that have a variety of wine styles and experiences. 

Tin City has a lot to offer in a small space, so sometimes parking can be an issue.

However given the hour at which our tour begins you shouldn’t have any problem finding free and convenient parking. Often there is parking available in the area called The Row

Please keep in mind that California has a strict DUI policy. After a tour it is likely you will not legally be able to drive. It takes the average person approximately 1 hour to metabolize one alcoholic beverage. Even with tasting sizes being smaller than a glass, they add up quickly!

We recommend using a rideshare service to enjoy your day to the fullest.

No, this tour is meant to provide an introductory taste at each stop visited during the tour.

Most stops will pour 3 tastes.

Absolutely, this tour is a great way to start your day and familiarize yourself with Tin City.

Your guide is more than happy to give you recommendations based on your personal preferences. In addition, you can read more in our in-depth Tin City article on where to stay, where to eat, and additional things to do while in Tin City.

Download a Tin City Map here.