What is Hollyhock Vineyards and why visit: During a recent trip to Paso Robles for the incredible Hospice du Rhone Wine Festival, read more here I had the pleasure of staying in wine country. Seriously, I was about 10 minutes outside of downtown Paso Robles in the middle of the Paso Robles wine country enjoying peace and relaxation in a quaint cottage. Hollyhock Vineyard takes advantage of views and the lifestyle of the Paso wine region with a relaxing setting, views of the working vineyard and an overall country feel to it. I stayed in the studio apartment, perfect for one or a couple which has a couch, table and chairs, kitchenette, new bath, BBQ and private sitting area in front of cottage! See the Studio listing on VRBO here.
The incredible views from the Vineyard
The gorgeous vineyard views from the back of the house. You literally wake up to the rolling hills. Incredible.
What makes this more than a typical hotel stay: The property is a working vineyard containing 8 acres of mature Grenache and Mourvedre vines. All grapes are currently supplied to Tablas Creek, a favorite Paso Robles Winery of mine which you can read more on my Paso Robles Top 10 Winery post. Tablas Creek was recently ranked #1 winery in the country so be sure to visit when exploring Paso Robles’ Wine Country.
The private back yard of the charming cottage
If you need more space than just the cottage, there is a main Farm House (see VRBO post here) and another studio cottage on the property listed with VRBO as well a charming Windmill Cottage also found on VRBO here. Feel free to book all three listings for a family or group getaway and have the whole vineyard to yourself!
The huge kitchen in the farm house. It’s perfect for entertaining or a lazy weekend at home cooking and staying in.
Why I recommend staying at Hollyhock Vineyards: For those that travel often, like me it gets boring staying in hotel and hotel time after time. For a more authentic experience in Paso’s Wine Country staying on a working vineyard was a lot of fun. Just waking up and walking through the vineyards, or hearing the animals at night really felt like a getaway for a city girl. Also the owners Julie and Bill are super cool and nice. They were in the Farm House the weekend I stayed and I got to know them and really liked them. It’s not typical at a hotel to be invited by your host for coffee in the morning. These small personal touches set apart this incredibly charming stay with a typical hotel or B & B experience you might find. Feel free to email me any questions about the visit, as evident, I loved it and would return back again.
A thanks for Julie and Bill for collaborating with me on this post. I really enjoyed my visit and can’t wait to return to Paso again soon and visit your incredible vineyard.