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Opolo Vineyards

7110 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 371-0101
sales@opolo.com

Tasting:   Open 10 to 5 pm Daily
Tasting is Complimentary
10% case discount
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  Barrel Samples
Price Range:   $14 to $45 per bottle
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   272 acres
Production:
  15,000 cases

Opolo Vineyards Description

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.

Opolo Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Catering
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
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a favorite stop
strat62, plymouth
We had a great time at Opolo. Liked all the wines we tasted. Mountain Zin especially a good value. Nice grounds and relaxed laid back tasting room/area/staff. Joined the wine club, we will be back!

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Varied selection
bbarnett, Newbury Park
They produce many different wines including some limited production unusual varietals. Many of the reds are more fruit forward than other producers, so if that is your taste preference you'll love these wines. The staff is great and the wine club is a good value and the events are nice

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Good value wine
cberger, los angeles
Good wine at a good price. Tasting room is adequate but the accommodations are great!

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Eveyone Else's Favorite
vcgeno, Scottsdale
Perhaps it was because it was on the recommendation list of all of our friends that had visited the area and it did not live up to the hype but we were disappointed. The way the tasting room was organized was confusing, the staff was a bit detached, and we felt the wine was good but it was better elsewhere and a bit overpriced. Perhaps if you go with lesser expectations then we did you will enjoy your visit more then we did.

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Red wine haven
davis1020, Mission Viejo
The real story here is the Zinfandel. They produce several varieties and they're all beautiful, inky, fruity and finish with pepper and oak. I highly recommend saving your money on their wine until Sept 2009 when the 07 Mountain Zinfandel is released to non-club members; this vintage is a true treat!

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Delicious Wine, confusing on what we were tasting
JenniferK, Orange
Award winning wines are available at this winery. Delicious bbq of sausages (I thought that we could eat lunch here but the sausages were not really available for sale ... samples were free with tasting). During our tasting, our server was very energetic and bouncing all over the place. Server did not follow wine listing order. We really enjoyed the wines; however, we had no idea what we were trying so we didn't buy much.

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Wow, What a Selection
Eagle12, Schaumburg
The staff is amazing and so are the wines. It was raining the afternoon we arrived and we asked if we could have a picnic lunch under their awning in front of the tasting room. No problem, staff brought us a sample of the Viognier to accompany our lunch. The Italian wines and Zins are very good with some nice price points, couple this with the barn feel tasting room and great staff. One of our faves for the future.

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Wine Festival Weekend
lindsayferron, Huntington Beach
Opolo is a tasting room that I always go out of my way to stop at. The wines are great and their price points are even better for the quality of wine that they produce. I was up there over Wine Festival Weekend (3rd weekend in May) and they were not giving the traditional complimentary pours. It cost $5.00 to taste, but well worth it.

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Great service, great wines
Jean, Santa Monica
Everyone was very friendly and informative. We have been visiting for the last 4 years and the wine is just amazing!

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One of my favorites
aSLOgal, San Luis Obispo
Very relaxed tasting room where you stand at a bar supported by wine barrels. The staff are mostly young and enthusiastic. Great wines also -- ask for a barrel tasting if they aren't too busy. Also try and make one of their authentic bbq's!

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