In addition to being the nation's top wine-tasting region for 2023, according to USA Today readers, Paso Robles also boasts California's only designated distillery trail.

From Aug. 11 to 13, the Paso Robles Distillery Trail will spotlight its 13 member distilleries stretching from Paso and Templeton to San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach.

The nonprofit organization's second annual Distillery Trail Weekend will include tastings of rare spirits, new releases, special cocktails, distillery tours, live entertainment, bites from local chefs, and more. For a full list of participating distilleries and activities, visit

No tickets are required, although the group is offering an elevated VIP Weekend Experience Copper Card for $125. Cardholders will enjoy one complimentary tasting at each distillery and other perks. Cardholders can return at any time in the future to redeem tastings at any remaining distilleries on their wish list.


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