About This Winery
Now open in Paso Robles First Crush’s Cellar Mates tasting room. The cave themed tasting room is a unique spot where you can taste wines from First Crush and will soon be able to taste wine for many local small producers.
Cellar Mates is a new winery concept established by Becky and Lowell Zelinski. The Zelinskis started First Crush Wine Experience in 2008 by offering consumers unique and extraordinary “berry-to-bottle” wine experiences. They also began producing First Crush wines in 2008 and released their first vintage in 2010.
Try their Puppy Love (100% Cabernet Sauvignon), Fatal Attraction (50% Malbec 50% Syrah) and Friends With Benefits, Promiscuous, and Smooth Operator. All good and all from the Central Coast.
As a small winery, the Zelinskis found it difficult to find an affordable place to make their wine, and more importantly store, manage and bottle them. They assumed that other small wineries might face the same challenges so decided to open Cellar Mates to offer a solution to that problem.
First Crush Services
If you have ever wanted to make your own wine, or getting a taste of what wine country is like during harvest you will like the offerings at First Crush.
From Harvest Crush Encounters to bottling your own custom blend, you can learn about wine and the Paso Robles wine region with First Crush
During Crush, First Crush takes you behind the scenes and into the vineyards and winery to experience at one of the most exciting and spectacular times of the year. You’ll sip, pick, crush, stomp and even bottle premium Paso Robles wine which you can call your own. You’ll also meet growers and winemakers while getting in on the action at a Harvest Crush Encounter, an exclusive, one-of-a-kind wine experience.
A winery, a tasting room and a place for all kinds of wine making and wine experiences. First Crush has harvest programs for you to be involved with plus tours in the wine country. Good for groups and individuals who want to soak up the wine county in the Paso Robles area. Check out the video to see what it is all about.
Winery InformationHours: Open 11-5pm Thursday - Monday and by appointment
Tasting Fees: $10tasting fee. One tasting fee credited for each bottle purchased
Tours: Tours by Appointment
Price Range: $25 to $42 per bottle
Vineyards: Grapes sourced from premium local vineyards
Production: 300 cases
- RV & Limo Friendly
- Casual & Relaxed
- Dog Friendly
- Family Run
- Cabernet Sauvignon