Our Bed & Breakfast is located
on a 100-acre ranch in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country and
near Hearst Castle. Carriage Vineyards Inn is among the Templeton hills
adjacent to the Paso Robles Wine Region and near Atascadero in the
central coast of California. The rural retreat has 27 acres of vineyards
and 850 olive trees with a wonderful Carriage House displaying 18 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.
photo courtesy of Peter and Fran
Hutchison from the UK
Chris Cocchiaro - Grower
Relations Manager, Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards April, 2010
"Carriage Vineyards has consistently performed above average for
the many years that we have been working with Larry Smyth, and his
family. Each year, both the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot, have
produced wines that stand out for their mature flavors, outstanding
color, and distinctive terroir. The Linne Calodo soils, extreme topography,
and climatic impacts of the El Pomar area, all show through in the
grapes, as does the meticulous farming performed by Larry and his staff.
Carriage Vineyards has been a great business partner to work with,
and will continue to be successful because of their hard work and dedication
to their vineyards."
check out the article on Grape.com about Carriage Vineyards!