February 4-7 2022 – Gina and I have never RV camped at a full hookup facility until we booked a couple night at Wine Country RV Resort. I may have spoiled Gina from camping in any other way. WIne Country RV resort is definitely the nicest most upscale and complete RV Resort we have ever booked. There is something about unlimited hot water, and not dumping an RV at a dump station that makes a big difference in comfort. Located in the heart of the Paso Robles Wine Region close to town, one can choose from one or two bedroom tiny homes or Chalet rentals if you don’t want to pull your luxury rv into a full hookup site. The resort is also located right next door to Ravine Water Park. It was closed in the cold 29 degree weather but it looks like quiet the water park reminiscent of the Grand Wailea in Maui complete with water slides and a long lazy river. The resort has an pool and hottub, along with a Dog Park , Arcade, General Store with Restaurant, hot showers, laundry and a playground. RV hookups include electrical, water, sewer, cable TV and fast internet access for purchase. You can top off your propane tanks in the general store as well. If you are into touring some of the 200 wineries and 12 craft breweries in the area, there is no better central location than this park .
We met up with our camping friends Bob and Maryann at the campsite and we brought the dog with us (Kimmie). Gina and Maryann planned the winery tours and afternoon activities and it was great to Camp with Bob who never fails to teach me something new about RV camping. We booked some nice restaurants and winery tours for the weekend. Some of the highlights were the Wine tours we booked – Clos Selene, Bemon and Hearst Winery. We also spent some time exploring Tin City.
We had a wonderful tour with Bob and Marianne’s niece Alex. Alex is the Hospitality Coordinator and Tasting Room Lead at the winery and she gave us a great tour and tasting of these wonderful French wines. Gina and I became members after tasting their unique wines and are looking forward to the upcoming vintages.
The best meal of the weekend was at Il Cortile in downtown Paso Robles. Thanks go to Frank and Kimberly for booking this restaurant for us to meet up. What a great meal it was.
Il Cortile — the name is Italian for “The Courtyard” — features from-scratch dishes such as housemade pastas, braised osso bucco and grilled seafood
Gina had the Chilean Sea Bass and I had the Osso Bucco. Both dishes were incredible. If you are a foodie and you like to camp to eat great food. This destination has to be on the list along with Napa. The deserts were also fantastic.
If you are in Paso Robles for any length of time, it worth spending a day exploring Tin City. Located in an industrial park is an oasis of locally sourced craft beverages. I have to say that I’ve never seen so many wineries, breweries, as well as a Craft Apple Cider brewery, a phenomenal ice cream parlor called the Negranti Creamery and several trendy eateries so easily accessible and within walking distance of each other as Tin City.
One of the most interesting things about the RV park is the tiny homes that they have build in RV sites to rent to people who don’t own RVs. I have always been interested in these types of homes to perhaps build on vacant land near fishing destinations. All I really need is two master bedrooms and a great room. I had a chance to look at them and they are technically temporary buildings that basically hookup like our RVs to Propane, power water and sewer.