there on a Saturday, and we are very pleased that we did.

Side of roasted fingerling potatoes.

Restaurant entrance.

Restaurant interior.

Our server was Hunter, who was very attentive and professional. I ordered a glass of Rosato to start. Michael needed to wait until he had something in his stomach, to which we were given fresh bread that was made by the winemaker (say what??), along with some of their estate grown olive oil. Yum!! We ordered our entries which were the house made burger and a cured salmon sandwich with a side of fingerling potatoes (see below for full descriptions).

TIME VISITED: 02/04/2017, 12:00:00 PM


roaring, which made it nice and cozy. We were offered a table by the windows, which looked out

We called ahead to make reservations, which we recommend, since it’s a somewhat small dining area.

They do have an outdoor patio as well, but with the weather being rainy, it was not a viable option. The inside dining area is very, very nice, with a huge stone fire place and gigantic hurricanes on either side of it. The fire was

What we drank:

Paired my salmon with their Rosato.

Niner Lunch-

One of the best things about Paso, (minus the whole great wine and people thing) is the food! There are a lot of restaurants to choose from and we’ve been to quite a few of them. There was one on our radar, which is Niner’s relatively new dining room. We chose this past trip to have lunch

to their Heart Hill - oh so beautiful.

Everything was delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ingredients used by the Chef are all locally grown and uber fresh, thus the menu is seasonal and subject to change daily. As of this writing, the restaurant serves lunch Thursday - Sunday from 12-3 PM, and holds special dinners monthly. You can click here to find out more, including their current lunch menu, upcoming special events & dinners, and their Seasonal Chef's Pairing.

Now that we had some food in our stomachs, it was time to go wine tasting!! So, we walked into the adjacent tasting room, and moseyed up to the bar where Rachel took care of us from there…and we were in for quite a treat!  Be sure to check out our Niner blog to learn more about their awesome tasting room.

THIS JUST IN! -The  Restaurant at Niner just made
Food & Wine's 2017 list of the Best Winery Restaurants in America!

What we ate:

Burger, truffle tremor, butter lettuce, onion jam, and black pepper aioli.
Beet cured salmon sandwich, watercress, onion, horseradish aioli, and seeded wheat levain. Homemade bread (made by winemaker) and estate grown olive oil.