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“Wild West meets Wine” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tobin James Cellars

Tobin James Cellars
Ranked #1 of 162 things to do in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
La Verne, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wild West meets Wine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

The wines are very good here focusing on big reds. Tasting room is multiple 1900's type bars, fun but can get noisy and crowded late in the day. Staff is mostly good. Wine can be pricey.

Visited December 2011
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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great fun and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We have been to this tasting room for three years straight and had a great time each visit. Our first visit the road construction had turned off the power fr part of the day and Tobin James crew just rolled with the flow and used lanterns and old time credit card machines to stay open. That won us over.

Visited January 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A larger winery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Good value and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Also some very interesting friendly tasters who helped make the visit

Visited October 2012
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Colorado
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The location was a bit out, but worth it. It was our very first winery to visit. Nice folks; fun stuff to look at, good wine to taste. We're now Wine Club members!

Visited September 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The building is set up like an old western saloon - it's really fun. They have clever items in the 'gift shop'. The wine was just ok. But the tasting experience was fun. I did not get the chance to experience their weekend party, but it sounds like fun! They have a large outdoor fireplace area where they set up outdoor dining areas and have great big dinners.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Rachel B
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