Wineries in California: It has been nearly 10 years since Glenn Bianchi purchased 40 acres on the east side of Paso Robles and founded Bianchi Winery. A resident of Orange County, Glenn admired the regionís wines and believed that Paso Roblesí potential was well worth the commute. He wasted no time putting down roots and completed building his state-of-the-art winery in 2004.
Glenn built the wineryís delightful hospitality center on a slight rise to celebrate its commanding westward view across miles of vineyards. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame this breathtaking vista, as well as the wineryís serene waterfall-fed koi lake that sits adjacent to the tasting roomís terrace. The tasting room is an architectural joy, with contemporary lighting, rustic stonework, and modern wood beams. It is warmed by an inviting fireplace in winter and cooled by soft lake breezes in warmer months. This is exactly what Glenn had hoped for when he broke ground: to provide guests a great sensory experience, even before they had a chance to taste the wines.
It is clear that Glenn has accomplished all that he hoped. Bianchi Winery provides a great sensory experience for wine tourers and wine tasters alike.
What To Buy:
Ď08 Pinot Grigio Signature Selection Crisp yet smooth, exotic floral, lychee, kiwi $21
Ď05 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Selection Many layers, coffee-berry, backbone of tactile tannins and oak spices $24
Ď06 Zinfandel Heritage Selection Ripe, full berry, hint of raisin, dried Bing cherry, spicy cinnamon $26
Ď06 Petite Sirah Signature Selection Deep, dark, earthy coffee, blackberry jam $26
805.226.9922; Fax: 805.226.8230
3380 Branch Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tasting Room Open Daily 10Ė5
Directions can be found on the website or by calling the winery.
Touring & Tasting