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Tobin James Cellars: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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8950 Union Rd, Located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9356
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I didn’t give five stars is that the tasting room no longer allows dogs and the website does not highlight this fact. So, we showed up with our dog and one of his had to stay outside with the dog. They said...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a member since 2004 and no one does wine like Tobin. I've met him at his tastings and in his tasting room. Always friendly and generous. Not many businessmen like these guys. No wonder they have more club members than any other winery. His...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! So great to have your support and James Gang Membership for fifteen years so far! Thank you so much. We appreciate your 5 star review, too! Your Fall '19 shipment will be arriving soon, and we can't wait to blow you away with all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a low-key, fun spot to visit. One of the only wineries in all California, I guess, that doesn't charge a tasting fee. Decent wines at a lower price point than a lot of their Paso competitors. Very popular place.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time wine tasting here . The tasting is complementary and generous. Jill , our server was attentive and knowledgeable. She never pressured us but we ended up buying a membership because it was a good deal!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome to our James Gang Wine Club! Thank you for visiting our Tasting Room recently and for joining our over-the-top Wine Club! We appreciate your wonderful comments for our Star Jill, too. See you next time.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

But what makes TJ especially good as a wine tasting destination is the incredible variety of other wines besides their zinfandels that they offer for tasting....and FREE to boot!!! Not too many wineries these days offer such variety and for free no less. Plus the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your 5 stars and your support. We are proud to make and offer you so many different varietals and blends— Many different and exciting wines for many different palates! Thank you for appreciating what we do. Cheers!

Reviewed 22 August 2019

Wow - I don't have enough good things to say about Tobin James Cellars! We were originally supposed to visit on a Saturday with 12 girls and they were able to accommodate us a few days beforehand and switch it to Friday without even flinching....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Thank you for your recent visit and your excellent comments about our star, Gaetano! Cheers!

Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

Tobain James is a great winery with a fun vibe, great service, and the wines are fabulous! Highly recommend going.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Thank you for your five stars and for appreciating what we do to bring everyone the best by way of our wines, our atmosphere, and our top-notch staff!

Reviewed 7 August 2019

Tobin James is wild and woolly-the way you should think about wine in Paso Robles. I love how some of the reviews are upset that it's not quiet and relaxed at Tobin James! Reminds me of that lady I heard in Tuscany at a villa...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

We appreciate your review and your five stars! We do have quieter times in our Tasting Room on the weekdays for those that like a quieter vibe-- but still upbeat, casual, and friendly. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Tobin James was one of many wineries we visited on a trip to Paso Robles. While the person we set up our reservation was not in, Allyson stepped in to help us at the bar. She was very nice and allowed us to choose what...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

We are glad that you enjoyed our wines, and your tasting experience with Ally. We are sorry that the experience that we offer on busy weekends is not your type of the quiet , private experience that you were expecting. We hope that the next...More

Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

This Hass to be the friendliest wineries I’ve ever tasted at. The wine is great. The staff is very accommodating and go out of their way to make sure that you have a great experience at their winery.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Thank you for appreciating our outstanding wines and our caring, friendly, and knowledgeable team in our Tasting Room! We look forward to having you back to the winery your next Paso trip. Cheers!!

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Monica K
14 April 2019|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
Yes, she is welcome in the tasting room. We serve a sparkling non-alcohol grape juice.
Sherri S
28 September 2018|
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Response from Claire S | Property representative |
We do have several nice areas outside to picnic if the weather is good. If you don't have your own picnic with you, we sell salami, olives, breadsticks, cheeses, soft drinks, chocolate, candies and caramel corn.
29 May 2017|
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