Wtop: Wine of the Week: Passing through Paso
According to Jason Haas, partner and general manager of Tablas Creek Vineyards, the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) has approximately 614,000 acres with 11 sub-AVAs.
By contrast, the Napa Valley appellation (which includes 16 sub-AVAs) is roughly one-third the size at 225,000 acres. The Paso Robles AVA was established in 1983 with about 20 wineries. Today, it is home to more than 200 wineries with more than 35,000 acres planted with vineyards sprawling across an area that covers 30 miles north-to-south and 40 miles east-to-west — right smack dab in the central coast of California.