A Mellow Day

Monday, October 24, 2022

We are staying at a beautiful resort, Allegretto Vineyard Resort, located on the east edge of Paso Robles. One thing that is unique to Allegretto is that it is actually set next to its own vineyard and fruit orchards. Wanting to know more about this place, we booked a guided tour this morning.

Our guide explained that the owner wanted to create an environment that encourages harmony, love of music and inner growth. The layout and design were inspired by Italian architecture, and certainly it does remind us of Old World elegance. It was one of the most peaceful places we have ever stayed at, plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the surroundings with a book, glass of wine, or one’s own thoughts.

They try to keep the twenty acres orchards and vineyards as natural as possible, watering in accord with the weather, using llamas and goats to tend the weeds and overgrowth as well as provide natural fertilizer.

Artwork from around the world graces the interior and exterior, all placed to encourage serenity. The inner atrium is laid out in the design of a cello, the owner’s favorite instrument.

I was especially delighted by the chandelier in the entryway. Using LED light technology, it morphed from one color to another.

Allegretto grows several varieties of grape here, and at another vineyard on the west side of town, marketing its own wines to the public, such as Pinot Noir, Tannat, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec. Our tour ended with a wine tasting, where we sampled most of these. Then, we spent the afternoon doing what Allegretto was designed for – relaxing and enjoying our environment.

About kcbernick

I love to travel.
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