Marlowe and Corinne, thank you for hospitality and for being such generous and gracious hosts. We can't wait to come back!
We spent two nights in Burgundy room while on a trip to Paso Robles over 4 July weekend for wine tasting and had a fabulous time. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed a wonderful view of the vineyard from our room. The Evensons really do take care of their guests and made sure we had a comfortable stay. We were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine and cookies on arrival, and Corinne gave us great suggestions for nearby wineries to visit and places to eat downtown.
Marlowe will bring tea to you in the morning, and you show up for breakfast at a time you designate the night before. The breakfast was gourmet and simply amazing! The first morning we started off with a fruit salad, then peach waffles with sausage and eggs, along with your choice of tea, coffee and juice (we got the pom juice). The next morning, our hosts accommodated our request for an early breakfast at 7am, so we could leave early for a hike in Big Sur. We had freshly baked apple strudel to start, then a ham and egg quiche and a side of roasted tomatoes with rosemary and a slice of watermelon. Exceptional attention to detail and presentation. We also enjoyed having Riley, the vineyard dog, keep us company during our meal.
In the evening we had a wine tasting where Marlowe poured from some of his own wine as well as labels made from the grapes from their vineyard, and we also got to taste from the barrel. We had a great time chatting and learning about the wine and the history of the vineyard.
This is the perfect spot to stay if you're planning to go wine tasting in Paso Robles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Winemakers Porch Bed & Breakfast is perched on top of a knoll overlooking the Bordeaux vineyards of Frances James Vineyards. Conveniently located just 5 miles from downtown Paso Robles but situated along the Backroads Wineries tour you are minutes from tastings at several boutique wineries. The Bordeaux and Burgundy suites are located above the Barrel room and the Estate suite is in the main house. All of the rooms offer fine linens, plush robes, complimentary bottle of wine as well as firpleaces and soaker tub. During your stay you will be offered estate barrel tastings and a chance to discuss grape growing and wine making with the owners, Corinne & Marlowe Evenson. They invite you to share in there Vineyard Lifestyle and experience a complete vine to wine weekend at The Winemakers Porch. ... more less