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Address: 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles, CA
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Old-school simplicity

We stopped here on our quest to get off Highway 46 and find some less showboat-y wineries. I'd read good things about the Italian-style wines from Caparone, so we made this our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our quest to get off Highway 46 and find some less showboat-y wineries. I'd read good things about the Italian-style wines from Caparone, so we made this our first stop of the day. This is not a place designed for tourists. Pulling up to the giant metal barn along a dirt drive reminded me of wine... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were looking for an interesting last winery to visit for the day on our way north out of Paso Robles. My daughters thought this one would interest me and they were right! We pulled up as the only visitors at the winery a good bit off Hwy 101 on San Marco Road. It was a cool beautiful December day,... More 

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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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56 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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