The Allegretto Vineyards & Wines Tasting Room will be located inside the picturesque Allegretto Vineyard Resort off Highway 46 East at 2700 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles.
Visit the Allegretto Tasting Room for the best single vineyard wines in Paso Robles.
Award winning single vineyard and estate wines top the tasting menu at Allegretto Tasting Room. The product of years of careful cultivation and care of two vineyards have yielded wines that regularly win medals around the state.
Tasting Price: Varied
Flavor balancing—pairing wine with the diner
Because humans adapt to any sensation of sound, sight, hearing, touch, aroma or taste we can experience negative adaptations. The easiest way to understand a negative adaptation for tasting food is to brush your teeth and then drink orange juice. You experience only the bitterness of the orange juice because your taste adapted to the sweetness and it disappears to your sense of taste. When you “flavor balance” you avoid negative adaptations and accentuate positive ones. By adjusting the acid, salt, savory (umami) and bitterness levels, while avoiding sugar in entrees and sides, chefs create a balance that allows wine to work perfectly with a dish, regardless of the wine selection. Flavor balancing is the basis of many foods in wine cultures like Italy, which serves lemon with its famed Steak Florentine. It also works with cuisines that are popularly considered more difficult to pair with wines, like Thai, Chinese, and Indian. To experience flavor balancing at the Allegretto Tasting Room, first call ahead to schedule the time. You and your guests will have personal attention while engaging in the hands-on exercise of balancing the five primary tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. By balancing the primary tastes in the food you avoid negative adaptations, enhance positive adaptations and thereby enhance the experience of food and wine. Guests will also learn about negative and positive adaptations, how to avoid them as well as the difference between flavor and taste. You will learn how to pair wine with the diner, not the dinner.
This winery offers event space on their property. Learn about hosting weddings, bachelorette parties or private parties and events.
This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.
This winery is popular among visitors for its Horseback Riding experiences. Horseback Riding can be an enjoyable activity at various vineyard sites and countryside locations around the world.
This winery offers a variety of local foods to try on the property.
This winery includes lodging on or nearby the property.
This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.
This winery offers small plates of food during wine tastings. Typically in the form of cheeses, meats or small sandwiches.
This winery is popular for its vineyard views.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.