EMBRACE Winnning!

Don’t miss the drawing where you can win one of two Tobin James Wine Jeroboams (3.0 litres): ‘Notorious’ Cab or ‘Ballistic’ Zin.  Drawing to take place on Friday, June 18th at the close of the conference.  Please enter your information below, then click “buy now” on the screen that follows to purchase tickets.


About the Wines

‘NOTORIOUS’ Cab: Cabernet Sauvignon “Notorious” is full-bodied with soft tannins and harmonious acidity, providing tremendous potential for age-ability. This wine way over-delivers for its price. 

Fullrich, and robust taste including notes of black fruits, woodsy cedar, oak, and spice. Black cherryblackberry, and dried plum along with warm spice and a white pepper finish. 

Food Pairings: Traditionally pairs with red meats: steaks, venison, bison, and lamb. Pair with roast duck breast with pomegranate glaze, creamy mashed pumpkin, roasted chestnuts with butter and rosemary. 

Paso Robles has gained notoriety for the famous Zinfandels that are produced. Since 1985, Zinfandel has been our flagship varietal. We call our Ballistic Zinfandel “Paso in a glass” as it is made up of 100% Zinfandel sourced from 27 individual vineyards from the diverse AVAs that Paso has to offer.

Ballistic Zinfandel is a full-bodied wine with a rich mouth feel. It is velvety and smooth. Each sip is a discovery of layered flavors. 

It has jammy raspberry and blackberry flavors, a hint of minerality and earth, as well as a bit of pepper spice on the finish.  

Food Pairings: Try with spiced BBQ pork chops seasoned with ginger, cumin, and paprika served with roasted red peppers and caramelized onionsPair with lamb shank vindaloo (slow cook with garam masala, ginger, paprika, cayenne, onions and garlic). Goes great with lasagna and other pasta dishes. Try with robust flavorful cheeses such as Gorgonzola and Aged Gruyere. 


About Tobin James Cellars:

It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin (Toby) James, a lowly assistant winemaker at the time, asked the owner of the winery if he could have the grapes and make wine out of them for himself. The owner replied, “sure kid, knock yourself out”. A year and a half later, gold medals began pouring in for Toby’s first Zinfandel, the 1985 “Blue Moon” Zin.

After making his wines at another local winery for a few years, and tasting and selling them out of a local wine shop in town, Toby finally took the plunge and built Tobin James Cellars in 1993.

Built from the ground up on the site of an old stagecoach stop, it might seem more natural to stroll into the old-fashioned western-style saloon, place your booted foot on the brass rail of the bar and order a shot of whiskey from the bartender. However, in the Tobin James tasting room, award winning wines are poured from behind the grand, antique 1860’s Brunswick mahogany bar from Blue Eye, Missouri.

Tobin James Cellars, located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, sits among 71 acres of vineyard’s and oak dotted hills. A magnificent setting for magnificent wines! As soon as you approach, you see something unique. The wooden structures, heralded by the rotating blades of a towering water pump, have a character all their own, There is even a restored stage coach stop that is now being used as a guest house that will take your breath away. It seems everything structural is relevant of age and history.

Come visit Tobin James Cellars for a truly unique wine tasting experience, or call us for a delivery and find out for yourself why our wines are “Paso Robles in a glass”! You will see why this Paso Robles Winery is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike.