When looking for a fine Paso Robles Lodging experience, look no further than our Bed & Breakfast, located on a 100-acre ranch in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country along the San Luis Obispo Coast of California and near Hearst Castle. This Paso Robles Inn lies among rolling hills filled with vines and oaks. Looking for a Paso Robles Destination Wedding? Carriage Vineyards wedding event center is ready for your special day! We have an extraordinary event center that can accommodate up to 300 people! We offer catering facilities, staging and photo opportunities with the carriages, pond and vineyards.
The rural retreat has 27 acres of vineyards and 850 olive trees with a wonderful Carriage House displaying 20 antique carriages. Carriage rides are available. Our Bed & Breakfast is completely separate from the owners living quarters, but we are always available for tours and special events when needed. The tastefully decorated rooms of the bed and breakfast inn are most comfortable with views of the vineyards, hills, stream and woods. Stay in one of the beautifully appointed rooms in the main house or the unique Studio apartment at the main house atop the winding vineyard road. The breakfasts are a delight. After breakfast try Grape Ed 101!
The Carriage collection of the Smyths started in the early 1990s in Orange County. The Smyths like the history and elegance of horse drawn carriages. After securing their first of several vehicles they purchased a pair of Morgan horses. (So much for “the horse before the cart” theory!) The strong desire to get back to the “farm” became a reality when they bought the scenic 100-acre Ranch near Paso Robles. Thus “Carriage Vineyards” was created. In the winter of 1999, plans were developed for the vineyard and supporting facilities. 22,000 vines were planted on 27 acres with varieties including Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also 850 olive trees! Many improvements have been made, including an environmentally friendly 20,000 watt solar system.
As the vines have grown, so have other projects including a Bed and Breakfast with a connected 2400 square foot carriage house. Visitors can enjoy the miles of roads through the vineyards, orchards and pastures or take a stroll through the gardens.
“Last year we bought 3.5 tons of Carriage Vineyards Viognier fruit and we are tremendously pleased with the results. Larry Smyth was a joy to work with and communication between me the winemaker and Larry the vineyard owner was on going throughout the growing season and into the harvest. The 2011 Viognier grapes were picked precisely to my desire of Brix, pH and TA. We harvest very early in the morning and I was able to get the grapes pressed and cold settled within just hours of the harvest. The pressed must had great nutritional health and the fermentation was steady and strong. I blended the wine with my own estate Viognier and bottled it in February 2012. The aromas are clean and abundant with melon, cantaloupe, white peach, nectarine and grapefruit. We look forward to many years of partnering with Larry Smyth and Carriage Vineyards.”
– Paul W. Frankel, Sculpterra Winery