TIME VISITED: 08/18/2017, 4:00:00 PM

Roxanne was our wine host, and to say that she’s charming would be an understatement! She was super knowledgeable about the wines and you could tell she was passionate about them as well. We got to briefly meet Guillaume, the owner and winemaker, as well, and planned on doing a featured spotlight on him in the future. He too, is very charming. Maybe it’s the French accents? Well whatever it is, both he and Roxanne are local favorites.

A brief history, as we’ll save more of the juicy details for when we get the story from Guillaume himself, he and Solène Fabre created

Clos Solène-

Another gem in Paso Robles- Clos Solène!

This was a tasting room in Tin City that came highly recommended, and was on our shortlist to visit for our Tin City Spotlight. Sadly, they were closed for a private event on the day that we went to do our “research.”  Making a mental note to check them out on our next trip to Tin City, we come to find that they had

complete, but we opted to do our tasting on the outdoor patio, as it was a gorgeous day!

to Clos Solène and check on their progress...  ASAP!"


The tasting room was pretty much

Clos Solène in 2007. Both were France natives, where they fell in love. Both following their passions, they parted ways, with Guillaume moving to Paso to follow his dream of becoming a winemaker, and Solène to Spain to further her studies. After moving to California, Guillaume took a harvest internship at L’Aventure, which is a highly successful Paso Robles winery. That internship turned into a position as Assistant Winemaker, where he quickly made a name for himself. Realizing the only thing his life was now missing, he mailed a letter to Solène in Spain, convincing her to move to Paso to be with him. She agreed, and the rest is history. Clos Solène was born in 2007, aptly named after his other love, his now wife.

Now back to the wines, because they need to be discussed!! One of the many things that I love about Paso Robles, is the variety of wines that you can find there. Clos Solène is a perfect example of that. Guillaume brought his French background to the
terroir of Paso, and created these beautiful blends! The aromatics on the wines really stood out to me, each one distinct and lovely. Maybe it was due to the hotter weather in August, but the whites were really shining! Not too say the reds weren’t gorgeous too, because wow, his GSM, Harmonie ! We ended up buying few bottles- SHOCKER! LOL, and we are really looking forward to a return visit. We highly, highly

recommend visiting them.

*Tastings are daily 10am - 4pm, and are by appointment only. They now have three different types of tasting experiences available, including a Cheese & Wine Experience; Vineyard and Terroir Tour; and a VIP Flight Tasting.

What we tasted:

2016 Hommage Blanc 
(75% Roussanne; 25% Viognier) 
2016 La Rosé 
(56% Grenache; 30% Mourvedre; 14% Syrah)
2015 L’Imprevu
(100% Pinot Noir)
2014 Fleur de Soléne 
(70% Syrah; 20% Grenache; 10% Cab Franc)
2015 Harmonie 
(60% Grenache; 26% Mourvedre; 14% Syrah)

What we bought:

2016 Hommage Blanc
2016 La Rosé
2014 Fleur de Soléne

moved OUT of Tin City! Great for them, as they have since expanded by purchasing a winery, and great for us, as we finally got to visit them in August. They had just moved and were still doing renovations to the building and planting the vineyards. Alexa, please add to our to-do list, "Go back