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“Wine tasting getaway”

Tobin James Cellars
Ranked #3 of 164 things to do in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: TOBIN JAMES-IT'S ALL TRUE!! Open 10 - 6 daily. Tobin James Cellars, established in 1985, is famous for its rich, intense Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels, Syrahs, Merlot, Bordeaux blends, Chardonnay and many other varietals. Tasting at the Grand Antique Bar, the popular Tasting Room is always a must for wine lovers. The legendary James Gang Wine Club is a growing testament to the winery's commitment to excellent quality and its fun, unpretentious approach to wine. Complimentary tasting. Only closed Christmas Day.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We made it a point to come here to taste just because how could you say that you've been to Paso and not go to Tobin James? ! Service is great!! Wines are good. Our server treated us to some off menu stuff that was very nice. We bought a few bottles and made sure to tip our server and we were on our way. Why not 5 stars? Well, the music was really loud and so the guests had to be louder to compensate for the music. It was hard to hear our server.

Thank X967SWsusand
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and wine purchases. We appreciate your valuable comments and will review the volume level of our music. We are very attentive to our tasters' needs, so please, next time, talk to your server or our Manager and we will gladly accommodate by lowering the music if it is getting too loud. We apologize for that part of your experience that day and look forward to making EVERY part of your next visit the best it can be. Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Free tastings in a wonderful atmosphere. Their wines are awesome and we enjoyed tasting 7 of them. We bought four bottles as we couldn’t decide which were the best!
Very congenial atmosphere. We have been to many tastings in the area, but this was one of our newly discovered favorites. We think everyone should have this experience!

Thank Marncol
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your recent Tobin James discovery visit! We appreciate your excellent 5-star review and your support by buying your favorite wines that day. You offered great advice, too, that everyone should have the Tobin James Cellars experience! Thank you and Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Best wine tasting experience. Terri was our server and she was so entertaining and made our visit so fun. We ended up leaving with a case of wine.

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your five stars Donna, and for buying a case of your favorite wines. Every time you open a bottle, it will be a fun memory of your time spent here at our Tasting Room with our awesome Terrie! We appreciate your support and kind compliments! Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our third visit to Tobin James, and it was as great as the first two times. My husband and I (with another couple) visit Paso Robles during my spring break, and we start with Tobin James. It's busy and fun and friendly and delicious. We are wine club members, and we thoroughly enjoy every shipment.

Ione remembered us AGAIN, which I find amazing considering how many people pass through there every day. We tasted loads of wines, laughed, and generally kicked off our Paso trip on a high note. This is one of the more "commercial" wineries in the area, but you need to stop here at least once for the great hospitality and terrific wines.

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

We are so happy that you are one of our very valued James Gang Wine Club members. Hope you are really enjoying our finest reserve wines and the clever gift we sent to you in your Spring shipment this past week! Thank you for your membership and loyalty and for writing your five star review. So glad you had the fun opportunity to have our amazing Ione pour for you again. We are celebrating our 31st year of making our outstanding Tobin James Wines and we are still family owned and operated by Tobin James, my husband Lance Silver, and me, so I think your term "commercial" may refer to how busy we are in our Tasting Room. You and everyone else who is tasting wines in "our living room" aka our Tasting Room, are so special to all of us James Gang family, and we are so grateful to have your support. Cheers to you!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We have visited Tobin James several times over the years. It is typically friendly, and fun or festive, If you have never visited, it is certainly worth a stop. In recent years, we have gravitated to lesser known, more rustic venues, somewhat quieter, and less "fun." Be that as it may, you will enjoy Tobin James. Their wines are good, and affordable, there is a nice gift shop, but, at times, the tasting room can be a bit busy, making it difficult to be served for tasting. It seems Tobin James is a must stop, so popular that everyone in town makes a point of visiting when we are there!

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