About This Winery
Driving through the impressive entry gates off Vineyard Drive, you follow a long driveway with neat rows of Zinfandel vines on your left. Opolo make lots of Rhone, Bordeaux, Burgundy and California varietals-- and they have a lot of fun
Driving through the impressive entry gates off Vineyard Drive, you follow a long driveway with neat rows of Zinfandel vines on your left. Opolo make lots of Rhone, Bordeaux, Burgundy and California varietals– and they have a lot of fun while they do it.
The name Opolo comes from a light Rose style of wine from the Dalmatian Coast where the family who owns the winery originated from. Tucked back out of sight from the main road, the winery operation sits amidst their west-side vineyard growing Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay.
The climate here is influenced by maritime air from the coast and is particularly well suited to the varietals grown. Another estate vineyard is on the warmer east-side of Paso Robles and grows Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Muscat Canelli. Some of their Rhone grapes are sourced from the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara Country. All the wine is made on the premises and the style of winemaking is fruit forward and flavorful. The winemaker uses French and American Oak for aging and for subtle bouquet.
The tasting room has a real "winery" feel, as it is located in the "cellar", and is well positioned to provide barrel samples of your favorite varietals. Informal tours are available so just ask. The simple tasting counters are made from wood planks over wine barrels. There is logo clothing, wine decanters, and picnic baskets for sale. In addition to wine stacked along the walls there are large format photographs of the annual “Grape Stomp” parties, which frequently include ethnic folk dancing and gypsy serenades.
On most weekends there is a BBQ lunch ($10). The mood here is fun and the clientele frequently lively. A winery expansion is in the works to include a larger winery and tasting room facilities plus a bed & breakfast.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open 10 to 5 pm Daily
Fees: $10 Per tasting. Waived with the purchase of two bottles.
Price Range: $14 to $45 per bottle
Vineyards: 272 acres
Production: 15,000 cases
Discounts: 10% case discount
Unique Amenities: Barrel Samples
Winery URL: http://
- Barrel Sampling
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Off the Beaten Path
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir