Tobin James Cellars

Tobin James Cellars, Paso Robles: Hours, Address, Tobin James Cellars Reviews: 4.5/5

Tobin James Cellars
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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TOBIN JAMES-IT'S ALL TRUE!! Open 10 - 6 daily. Tobin James Cellars, established in 1987, 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. Only closed Christmas Day.
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Foot_Loose
Anchorage, AK436 contributions
We reserved a tasting at this winery and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server was very nice and was very knowledgeable about this wines that she served us. There is a nice selection of both whites and reds, and many of the wines are blends of some interesting grape varieties. We came away with a few bottles to take home. We recommend the winery for a tasting in Paso Robles, although the winery is quite a ways out of town to the east on Highway 46.
Written April 28, 2022
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PSP Couple
Palm Springs, CA71 contributions
What an amazing wine tasting experience at Tobin James! First, I was surprised at a review that said that the winery was not COVID safe. That could not be further from the truth. When we arrived for our reservation, all staff members were wearing masks, our temperatures were taken before we were allowed in, and we were told to please wear a mask until we got to our tasting station. The tasting stations were well distanced along a stretch of long tables. What made this winery the absolute best for tasting during this COVID period is that each tasting area had a staff member that poured whatever wine you wanted from the Tobin James portfolio! Every other tasting we did at other wineries in the area that day only offered flights with limited staff interaction and sometimes long waits between flights. The pours were usually not very generous and because of limited staff, re-pours were difficult. At Tobin James, if you wanted more of what you especially liked, your server was right there and more than happy to do so...thank you Kaye! The wines at Tobin James were outstanding with a good range of different varietals at different price points. I found other wineries had increased their prices substantially from what I remember, so that was somewhat disappointing, and really can limit your wine purchases, especially if you are on a tighter budget. Their Wine Club is really different as well and a real bargain for the quality of wines offered, Thanks again Tobin James for a wonder wine experience and please thank Kaye for us!
Written April 3, 2021
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Thank you so much for your excellent review and your appreciative compliments for our COVID safety protocols. We are doing our very best to keep our Tobin James team and our awesome customers safely tasting our wines. We really appreciate your fine comments for our star Kaye as well. Cheers to you!
Written April 5, 2021
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Laura A
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Friends
We’ve been coming to Tobin James for years and have always loved the wine, staff, and atmosphere. They have everything from your daily drinker, our go to is the Midnight Magic Petite Sirah and the Sundance Sauvignon Blanc, to a nice occasion wine with Private Stash or the 5. They have some of the most knowledgeable staff members in the area and a great selection for you to choose from for your tasting to be customized to your palate. Their tasting fee is only $20 and is waived with a bottle purchase. I highly recommend stopping by for a laidback enjoyable wine tasting experience and get a look into where the Paso region started.
Written January 16, 2022
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Bill Vickers
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Couples
Tobin James is our new favorite winery in beautiful Paso Robles. They put their money where their mouth is with free tastings, because they'd rather have you spend your money on buying their wine (which we did!). We also joined their wine club, which is a great deal on some very good wines. Above all else, we have to give a huge shout out and thank you to JUSTIN, who made our experience so special. Justin is incredibly knowledgeable about wines, and a great guy. We THANK YOU for all you did for us. Tobin James is awesome!
Written February 14, 2020
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WOW! Thank you for your high praises Bill! It's wonderful to read your glowing review on our hospitality (complimentary wine tasting since we know people will reciprocate and purchase all the wines they enjoy). We really appreciate your membership in our stellar and very generous James Gang Wine Club. You will absolutely love your twice a year goody boxes! We also really appreciate your kind words about our star, Justin. He will soon be taking his level 3 WSET course (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) as well as 4 other of our tasting room team mates! We are so happy (and not surprised) that Justin made your tasting so extra special! Hope to see you at our Zin Fest in March-- The greatest wine, food, and entertainment bash EVER! Cheers!
Written February 17, 2020
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syrahgirl
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Family
We stopped by here at 10:00 am with a quick reservation a few minutes before we arrived. Tastings were on the side of the building with heaters. The children enjoyed the grape juice which we purchased two bottles of and some wine for us! Always a great time here! 🍷
Written November 21, 2020
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Thank you for your kind compliments and support. We appreciate your review and five stars!
Written November 27, 2020
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Debra D
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Friends
Walking into the tasting room you feel like you're walking into someone (Tobin James' home). A warm welcome is the perfect way to start your experience. Wine's of coarse are exceptional, but the feeling of being apart of something bigger is comforting. Toby and Ermie might be there welcoming everyone. Within seconds you know you have friends for life. You will become a part of the James gang family for life.
Written October 2, 2021
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Ken
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We went to this place this weekend because they advertised covid safe. This is FAR from the truth. They hosted tasting that was in one small area, shoulder to shoulder, no masking or distancing. A real party atmosphere that I'm sure appeals to some but is a super spreader event, 8 hours a day, every day. When we asked if we could do a distanced tasting they refused, stating that "this is where we are standing, so this is where the wine is". If you value you health and given the severity of this disease, perhaps even your life, avoid this place until you are vaccinated.
Written April 2, 2021
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Wow! I was so surprised to see your review. We are complimented over and over by so many of our guests commenting how well we are handling Covid safety protocols. We are truly concerned for the safety of our guests and for our Tobin James team. All tastings are outdoors on our covered patio area. Each guest has their temperature taken at our check in desk and masks must be worn except when they are tasting. We sanitize rigorously between guests, and masks must be worn to enter our building to purchase wines, deli case snacks or to use our restrooms . From our check in desk, it may appear that we are more crowded than we actually are since the tables are in a straight line.
Written April 5, 2021
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Elisabeth G
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Friends
If you're looking for a good time, this is the winery for you. Their incredible friendly staff is unparalleled and are welcoming regardless of your knowledge of wine. Our group started our wine tasting extravaganza here and I wish we ended it here because it was by the far the favorite!! It's charming interior and great selection of wines was so fun and our charming (and cute) tasting room guru Justin, put us at ease when selecting wines to taste. You have to come to this winery if you're in the area!
Written February 13, 2022
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VegasWineaux
Las Vegas, NV110 contributions
Friends
Visiting Tobin James Winery is like hanging out with slightly demented family. You are greeted by everyone, and if Toby is there, YOU WILL NOT LEAVE FOR HOURS! It is a very smart winery in that they have everything from the daily drinker to the “car payment or wine?” bottle.

You can understand why Toby has managed to build his wine brand to what is rumored to be the largest single winery wine club anywhere. It’s fun, the wines are good, and they embody true hospitality. It was the first winery I visited in my first trip to Paso and I stop there every single time.

When you are in Paso, this is a must-visit destination. You’ll probably meet/make a friend there!
Written October 2, 2021
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too_few_trips_1
Irvine, CA942 contributions
Tobin James Cellars is always a treat to visit. We've been members of their wine club for over a decade and always enjoy visiting the tasting room. The servers are raconteurs and pour a wide variety of the Tobin James wines. The wines are full bodied and very California.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thank you for being a very valued James Gang member for over ten years! We will always WOW you with our generous and exciting wine club shipments and events. Thank you for your fine compliments for our wines and our amazing Tobin James team! Cheers!
Written February 21, 2020
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