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Caparone Winery

2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles, CA
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Ranked #67 of 139 Activities in Paso Robles
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After reading a number of good reviews of Caparone we decided to make it the last stop on our first day of Harvest weekend. We turned up the dirt driveway where the sign indicated to find an empty lot tucked between two nondescript brown buildings, one housing a door with a Tasting Room plaque about and another to the side... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were visiting Paso Robles for the Harvest Weekend and stumbled upon this hidden gem. At first glance, my wife said, "I'm getting bad vibes about this place". Now this was said before we even went inside! If you pull into the parking lot expecting a big, expansive, posh wine tasting room, you will be disappointed. The building are more... More 

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San Miguel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have been in as many as 14 wine clubs at once. As we continue to explore local wineries for another great find, I compare them overall to Caparone. We have been members for fourteen years. Last night we had a ten year old merlot, incomparable to anything in our collection. Luckily, there are a few of those left. As... More 

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Los Osos
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We decided to visit Caparone Winery because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We are not fans of the large fancy wineries, we like unfiltered red wines and like good value. It is not fancy and what you see is what you get. This visit they had six varietals all from their land. Mark and his Dad run the operation and... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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147 reviews 147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Yes, please do not be deterred by the very simple surroundings of this fantastic winery. As the other reviews very correctly state, simple, absolutely no frills what so ever so.. if you need glitz and glitter for the wine to be impressive, this place is not for you BUT if you really want to try unfined, unfiltered.....very true wines at... More 

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California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Caparone is a father and son venture with a very simple premise - make good wine, offer it at a decent price, and it will sell itself. Tastings are complimentary and all wines are $14. The tasting room consists of a counter in the barrel room with one of the winemakers (Dave) pouring. Marc responded promptly to an email sent... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Owners are proud of not doing much marketing; the tasting room could not be simpler. If you are looking for very good reds for $14, check this out. One of the oldest wineries in the Paso region. My ratings are not for the wines, which seem to be as good as you'll find, but for the overall experience.

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Paso Robles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Unless you've tasted unfiltered reds before, you won't know the delightfulness of the Caparone vintages. And if you can get a tour of some of the venerable cars the owner collects, your experience will be unequalled. Go Caparone.

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Rancho Mirage, Ca
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Out of the way older winery in a small building. Had five reds for tasting. I bought a merlot and a cabernet. All were priced at $14.00. Tasting was complimentary if not buying. Worth a visit.

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Jacksonville, FL
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191 reviews 191 reviews
42 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Caparone Winery is owned and operated by one of the families that started the wine business in the Paso Robles area so in some sense a visit to them is like stepping back in time. Their wines are excellent and priced well below what a winery with a fancy tasting room would expect you to pay (got to recover that... More 

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