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Address: 8950 Union Rd., Located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone Number: +1 805-239-2204
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining
Description: TOBIN JAMES-IT'S ALL TRUE!! Open 10 - 6 daily. Tobin James Cellars...
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 Antique Bar, the popular Tasting Room is always a must for wine lovers. The legendary James Gang Wine Club is a growing testament to the winery's commitment to excellent quality and its fun, unpretentious approach to wine. Complimentary tasting. Only closed Christmas Day.
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Visited Tobin James three years ago and enjoyed the experience and the wine so much that we joined the James Gang wine club. The wine, especially the Zin variety, is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Linda G
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San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited Tobin James three years ago and enjoyed the experience and the wine so much that we joined the James Gang wine club. The wine, especially the Zin variety, is really good. I have shared their wines with my high end wine friends and the TJ wine got their seal of approval! Considering how much my friends usually spends on... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have no complaints at all. But to be completely honest it was not my favorite winery. I felt it was a "party" winery, which is ok if that is what your looking for. On the other hand, I prefer a quieter place, where I can sit and sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a view. I will... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My friends and I discovered Tobin James Cellars three years ago, based on a recommendation from several other friends. We have been hooked ever since! The last three consecutive years we have enjoyed several hours of wine tasting, conversation, friendship, and pizza sampling during our annual Memorial Day weekend trip to Paso Robles. We are equally excited and looking forward... More 

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this review

Your excellent review put big smiles on our faces! We appreciate your time and kind praise! Thank you to you and your friends for your Memorial Weekend visits and your support for our winery through your purchases! We've got lots of amazing Zinfandels (your favs) and many other delicious reds (and whites!) for you to taste and want to take... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Paso and visited several local wineries. Someone suggested that Tobin James would be a fun place to go. That was an understatement!!! The atmosphere was more like a local tavern where everyone is just having a great time. The staff was welcoming and fun and the wines were the BEST in all of Paso!! If you are looking... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Tobin James offers full bodied fruit bomb California wines in a free tasting on the eastern periphery of Paso Robles. The tasting room is always full and people are having a great time. I would say this is a must stop in the area.

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us 5 stars twice! I saw you reviewed us last year, too! Thank you for supporting Tobin James Cellars and enjoying our incredible wines and atmosphere! Cheers! More 

Berkeley, California
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I first visited Tobin James about 15-20 years ago. We loved the winery and their wines back then. We also loved their attitude. They were serious about making good wines, but had a good sense of humor as well. It was not a winery with a stuffy pedantic attitude about their wines. It was about having a... More 

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this review

Wow! We really appreciate all the praise in your recent review. Thank you so much for your visit, for joining our James Gang WIne Club, and supporting our winery through your purchases! It's great to read your observations and know that you really get what we are all about---The BEST wines, the BEST times, and TRUE hospitality! We are always... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

i highly recommend Tobin James. The staff went above and beyond to make our party feel welcome. The wines are delicious and in our opinion the BEST we have ever had. Visit this winery and experience fun, flavor, and friends. We met Toby and he was the most friendly down to earth person you would ever meet. Put Tobin James... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Great winery if you are looking for a fun atmosphere. The staff was friendly and lots of great items for sale.

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Duncan, South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The staff was very knowledgeable and the wines were excellent. We joined the wine club because of the wine and the prices for the wine and shipping were reasonable. The only negative is that they do not sell logo wine glasses so we could not get one for our collection.

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and for writing your review. I am sorry you did not see our logo glasses in the tasting room. We have 3 different glasses and a mug also. We are happy you joined our James Gang Wine Club and know you will love your twice yearly shipments. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Love their Zins especially "Fat Boy". Stayed in their guest house and it was really nicely decorated and comfortable. Special shout out to Kate and Ben who really made us feel like VIP guests all weekend.

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Claire S, Owner at Tobin James Cellars, responded to this review

We appreciate your great review and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the luscious Fatboy Zin here at Tobin James! Thank you for the kind words and compliments for Ben and Kaye, and we look forward to having you back soon! Cheers! More 

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