Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:September 9th, 2008 12:40 EST
Meet J Paul Rosilez Family Winery:  The BEST of the best!

Meet J Paul Rosilez Family Winery: The BEST of the best!

By Rocco Loosbrock


After doing some wine tasting this past week I was on my way home on the 46 highway in Paso Robles when I saw up on the hill a very pretty adobe style looking building that said, Wine tasting. "  I hadn`t heard of this winery and it wasn`t on any of my maps, but the architecture and color reminded me of some of the buildings that I saw on a recent trip to visit some friends in Santa Fe New Mexico.  Curiosity got the best of me so I made the u-turn and drove up the hill.  Well I was right, there was definitely a southwestern theme to this building.  It even had cacti out front.   I walked into the tasting room and was greeted by Joe and Barbara Rosilez who are the parents to the winemaker Joe Rosilez.


The tasting room was very nice.  It had two very large beautiful Indian looking tapestries hanging on the wall behind the bar.  The tasting bar was very spacious and unlike most tasting rooms who want you in and out, they had leather couches that you could sit on, kick back and relax.  The environment was very relaxing.


Not being familiar with any of their wines, temptation got the best of me and I tasted all their wines.  Everything from the viognier, chardonnay, sangiovese, zinfandel, petite sirah, pinot noir and dessert wines.  Overall I was satisfied with their wines.  I went ahead and picked up a case of the zinfandel as a test to see what our wine club members think of it as I think it could be a great addition to the Coastal Vineyards Wine Club.  I learned that the profit from the dessert wines goes to their two kids college fund.  I enjoyed it and if you are in the area buy a bottle it goes to a great cause.


On a side note I spent about two hours talking with Joe.  It`s funny how it`s such a small world.  It turns out that he and I have some friends in common that have nothing to do with wine.  We talked a little about everything and got to know each other in the process.  I can say this, the next time you are in Paso Robles on the 46 east, make sure you stop by J Paul Rosilez Winery, because this family run business had some of the friendliest people I have met in along time.  Salud!



Rocco Loosbrock


Use coupon code (sop) to get a 10% discount at


Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club