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Tooth and Nail Winery: Idyllic Castle Winery in Paso

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Oh man, do I have an amazing spot for you to add to your Paso Robles bucket list: Tooth and Nail Winery!

This incredible Paso Robles winery has a castle for a tasting room—complete with an actual moat and everything.

It’s absolutely dreamy, and you’ve got to add it to your Paso wine country list.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

I know what you’re wondering—ok, the setting is obviously amazing. How are the wines? And the food?

Asking the important questions. I like it.

The wines are fantastic and the food is chef’s kiss. So, so good.

Pssst, planning a trip to Paso Robles? You’ll definitely want to check out my other Paso guides:
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Tooth and Nail Winery

Tooth and Nail Winery was founded by grower Rob Murray, which is a bit of a rarity, as most wine owners don’t come from a farming background. Paso Robles can be a tough place to grow grapes and make wine, with it sandy, rocky soil type that stresses the grapes and makes it harder for plants to find nutrients and water.

So, Murray and team fought tooth and nail to create wines they were proud of, embracing Paso’s elements and nature in the process.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

Both Rob and Jeremy Leffert (Director of Winemaking) carry the ethos of “respecting nature’s intent,” so their wines are made with low-intervention methods for maximum natural character.

Rob is the visionary behind the spirit of the brand, and the aesthetic of the castle and wine labels—which are both a major vibe.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

Tooth and Nail Wines

We had an awesome tasting here at Tooth & Nail and loved hearing about the history of the winery, the castle, and the wine labels.

We tasted some delicious wines including their Amor Fati Chardonnay, Stasis Viognier, and some blends like The Possessor (a bold red blend).

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

My favorite though was the Amor Fati Pinot Noir. This wine is made from a micro-batch of Pinot Noir from the coastal Santa Maria Valley.

I’ll be honest, I’ve tried some Pinots grown in Paso Robles and they were just not good—the climate is just too hot for Pinot. So I loved trying this one from the Santa Maria Valley. It had beautiful pure fruit aromas, sleek minerality, and just enough structure.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

The Food

The food at Tooth and Nail was awesome.

Their Executive Chef (Chef Ashley) does an absolutely killer job with the menu—everything we had was sooo good. I mean, just look at those pics and try not to drool.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

You can check out the menu here. Their food menu is available Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 5:00PM and Saturday until 7:00PM (some menu items are limited earlier in the week Monday – Wednesday).

I highly recommend trying the duck baos, house-made tater tots, and smoked beet hummus plate!

Planning Your Visit

Tooth and Nail is open daily for tasting and offers a couple different options:

Mixed Tasting (Red & White Wines): $30
All Red Tasting: $40

The Tasting Fee is waived with the purchase of 2 bottles or $50 wine purchase.

And wine club members receive 4-6 complimentary tastings, based on your club level. Plus, 15%-25% off bottle purchases, access to exclusive wines, and special savings on food & merch.

The winery is also dog-friendly, and families/kiddos are welcomed.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

They also have a really cool Twilight Tasting option! It’s a semi-private rooftop tasting experience during sunset and includes a premiere flight of limited release and reserve wines, paired with a complimentary Cheese & Charcuterie Board.

This elevated experience is only offered on Fridays and Saturdays, with reservation times at 6:00pm and 6:30pm.

This is basically the experience that Kara and I had when we visited Tooth and Nail. While the downstairs patio is absolutely lovely, the rooftop is definitely where it’s at.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

The rooftop castle vibes are just so fun, and you know I had to bring a pink, tulle princess dress and some Cinderella shoes to shoot up here.

The views are also beautiful—it’s just such unique wine tasting experience in Paso Robles. Like I said, definitely add it to your bucketlist.

You can also add on a rooftop castle dinner up here (rooftop guest dining goes until 6:45pm).

They also do weddings and events up here—can you imagine getting married at a castle? I die.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

Tooth and Nail Winery Tours

Another option during your visit is to book a tour! You’ll take a stroll through the vineyards, down to the barrel room, and through the gorgeous castle while learning about their wines and history.

It’s a 2-hour tour by foot on their beautiful property, and you’ll of course be tasting their delish wines along the way.

Tours are $80 per person and they can accommodate a group size of 1-10 people.

If you’re booking for a group of seven or more, be sure to read their group booking requirements here.

Reserve your visit, whether it’s for a tasting, tour, and/or dinner, here.

Wine tasting at Tooth and Nail Winery, by travel blogger What The Fab

Be sure to check out their events calendar for other unique experiences too! They do a muder mytery dinner in the castle (like, HOW fun!), and they have live music (usually Fridays and Sundays). If I lived in Paso I would be here all the time!

I absolutely loved Tooth and Nail Winery! From the castle vibes, to the neo gothic style decor on the interior, to of course the incredible food and wine—I can’t wait to come back with Omied next time!

If you visit this special winery, definitely tag me in your Stories and ‘grams, @wtfab!

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