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“Bob Wines, Tri Tip and White Fig”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Whalebone Vineyard

Whalebone Vineyard
Ranked #24 of 163 things to do in Paso Robles
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Owner description: Whalebone is a family owned and operated winery on the Vineyard Drive wine trail in Paso Robles, California. We specialize primarily in red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Our vineyard is 100% dry land farmed west side Cabernet Sauvignon - this is what we are most known for, along with our Cabernet blends. We produce BOB Wine, a Cab blend that has developed a cult following since Bob first created it as a home winemaker in the '90s. You can also find Paso Robles Zinfandel, as well as Paso Robles Rhone blends in our Tasting Barn.Whalebone also offers artisan Paso Robles olive oil and vinegar tastings, and we always have cheeses, salami, and local sheep milk ice cream for hungry tasters.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Bob Wines, Tri Tip and White Fig”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Whata beautiful vineyard! Great customer service. They served Tri tip chili the day we went. I had searched high and low for fig balsamic vinegar. Dear Lawd, their white fig is incredible. If you get a chance stop by. Great picnic tables and view.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Really nice family owned vineyard.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon Whalebone en route to another more well known tasting room. We loved Whalebone. Super nice family, great wines, good conversation. Our kids loved Tiffany the bull dog. We ended up having lunch on their picnic tables. We were treated like family. Pretty location, low key...really enjoyed their Bob blends as well as their cabs. Love their story. Nice place to stop. Nothing fancy but just as it should be.

Visited April 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Turn Left!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We were intent on visiting Pasolivo Olive Oil for some tasting but it was not open until 11:00 am on this Sunday. With time to kill we circled back to Whalebone because the flags were out at their entrance suggesting they opened at 10:00 am.

Although we get to the West Side of Paso Robles often, we had never traveled this direction down Vineyard Drive. We usually go right at the end of the road which takes you to the likes of Tablas Creek and Justin Wines. Boy were we making a mistake.

If you like large wineries now owned by corporate parents who cater to buses and limousines, keep hanging a right. If you like small (1,700 cases) tasting rooms with character and personalized service, go left young man, go left!

Whalebone is named after some fossils found in the area. A former orthodontist owns the winery and on this particular occasion, his daughter, Amanda, was our hostess. The winery sits atop a hill overlooking Vineyard Drive and across the street from the olive trees of Pasolivo.

The winery makes only one estate wine, but fills out its line-up with high quality, concentrated varietals from the area. The prices are a little higher than most, but then you get what you pay for. If you enjoy quality wines sampled in a gorgeous setting, turn left.

Visited April 2013
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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“really nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Nice place. Good wines. If you know a BOB (Bob is the owner) then you can buy Bob wine. Pretty nice Bob Cab. The staff was super friendly. Would recommend you stop by. They have crackers and water available and some great olive oil to sample.

Visited March 2013
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Felton, California
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“A very nice wine tasting experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

We spotted this winery up on a hill while on our way to another. the "another" didnt work out for us, so we stopped here. Very nice folks in the small tasting room. (And a number of very mellow and fat cats). Good red wines. Mid priced. Nice view from the tasting room and not one of those crazy crowded ones. Charge for tasting but waived if you buy wine. We did!

Visited February 2013
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