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ZinAlley Winery

3730 West Highway 46
Paso Robles, CA 93465
(805) 238-0959

Tasting:   Open Friday through Sunday 10 to 5pm
Tasting fee $3 credited with purchase
10% case discount
  Informal Tours
Price Range:   $42 per bottle for all wines
Established:   2001
Vineyards:   3 acres
  500 cases

ZinAlley Winery Description

A small “super boutique” one-grape winery is what Zin Alley is all about. No pony rides here, and no you can find these wines anywhere else but at the winery.
The unpretentious tasting room is on a little knoll overlooking the rolling wooded hills of the Templeton Gap area off Highway 46. A row of Italian Cypress trees line the narrow road up to the winery. Drive behind the little house and you will see the Italian themed winery building with its covered patio and deck out in front. Inside there is Italian pottery and gourmet food items for sale. Zin Alley’s four wines, including their two late-harvest dessert wines, are available only in the tasting room. 
The calcareous shale and adobe soil combine with the hot summer days and cool coastal nights to grow rich and very complex fruit. The goal of the winemaking is to produce full bodied, richly concentrated, long lived wines that are very intense and fruit-driven.
The winery’s artistic labels are inspired by the owners’ trips to Italy. Each label represents a different Tuscan alleyway and is painted by a Tuscan artist. The winery property was once part of the old Pesenti Estate with a winemaking history going back to the early 1970’s. The property changed hands within the family and is now owed by the grandson and his family. The family planted dry-farmed head pruned Zinfandel vines in 1996 and is now reaping the rewards from this difficult and low yielding vineyard. 

ZinAlley Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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ZinAlley Winery Reviews

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Family Owned
alinzey, Morro Bay
This is a small family owned and operated place. The wines were delicious but unfortunately out of my price range. If I could I would have bought many! They were friendly and knowledgable, it was a great experience.

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kimmypaez, oceano
I had family visiting from Sweden and we decided to go wine tasting. We had the best time talking with Frank. We really loved the Zinfandel Port. My family has already decided they will back to visit this winery.

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Great Zin!
cberger, los angeles
Worth the stop. Frank is great! Powerful Zin!

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Small but worth a look
aSLOgal, San Luis Obispo
Different from many other tasting experiences but they are a small production so you feel good about your purchase, and even if you don't, the tasting fee's only $3, so it's worth it. If you're a purist, you might not like the other items for sale but you might find something to take home as a gift or souvenir.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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