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Paso Robles 101

The Wonders of Paso Robles

Become a specialist in Paso Robles wine. Gain a deep understanding of Paso Robles’ regions and the noteworthy wines that thrive in its unique terroir.

Discover the Diversity of California’s Paso Robles Wine Country

Wine enthusiasts, it's time to deepen your wine wisdom with an online adventure – a comprehensive course dedicated to the captivating wine region of Paso Robles! Nestled in the heart of California's Central Coast, Paso Robles is a hidden gem that's ripe for exploration.

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Course Outline

7 Knowledge Packed Sections

Plunge into 7 vibrant sections of Paso Robles wine country education, then master a 50-question quiz to earn your certificate, perfect for sharing on your social networks.
History

Paso Robles, flourishing since the 18th century, has evolved into a cornerstone of Californian viticulture, renowned for its diverse wines and innovative winemaking.
Grapes

Paso Robles, celebrated for Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhône-style blends, and Zinfandel, showcases over 60 unique wine varieties.
Terroir

Learn how Paso Robles soils, climate, and geography create special conditions that result in unique characteristics that you can see and taste in the glass.
Region

With 11 Sub-AVAs and neighboring York Mountain, we’ll discover what makes each wine region in Paso Robles unique. Plus, learn what wines excel in each area.
Buying

Learn what to look for when buying Paso Robles wines, including what to expect from vintages and lesser-known varieties that are well worth exploring.
Tasting

Experience the diversity of Paso Robles by tasting four distinct wines, each showcasing the unique character and richness of this renowned region.
Certification Exam

Ace the 50-question quiz finale and score your Certified Master of Paso Robles Wine diploma.

Course Wines

Get to know Paso Roble's Wines

Taste with best-selling wine author, Madeline Puckette. We’ll be testing your knowledge while tasting 4 stellar Paso wine styles that can’t be missed. Plus, you'll learn how to taste like a pro.
Cabernet Sauvignon

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon shines with its rich, ripe fruit flavors and a balance of earthy and spicy notes.
GSM Blends

The region's GSM blends artfully combine Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, offering depth, complexity, and layers of fruit and spice.
Syrah

Paso Robles Syrah is known for its full-bodied intensity, featuring robust dark fruit flavors and distinctive peppery notes.
Viognier

The Viognier of Paso Robles stands out for its aromatic bouquet, combining floral and fruit notes with a lush, full-bodied texture.

Instructors

Christine Marsiglio

Christine MarsiglioDirector of Education

Get Schooled By A Real Deal Master of Wine

Meet Christine Marsiglio, our Director of Education and a Bollinger award-winning Master of Wine — yeah, she’s one of only 35 in the world with that accolade!

Prior to joining Wine Folly, Christine played a pivotal role as a WSET Diploma Educator in London and was instrumental in contributing to the latest global Diploma materials. And get this, she was also a Tastings Exec at Decanter, running panels and even organizing the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Let’s just say, when it comes to wine, Christine’s got some serious game.
Madeline Puckette

Madeline PucketteWine Folly Founder

Sip Smarter with Madeline Puckette

Get to know Madeline Puckette, the co-founder who turned Wine Folly into your ultimate wine cheat sheet since 2011.

She's not just any wine guru; she's racked up major accolades like Wine Blogger of the Year and Wine Communicator of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, plus she’s also a James Beard Award-winning and New York Times best selling author!

Trust us, her must-read articles, eye-popping infographics, and can't-miss videos make wine know-how as easy as uncork, pour, sip. She's the real deal.

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Gain a deep understanding of Paso Robles regions and the noteworthy wines that thrive in its unique terroir.

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