As the first and foremost wine tasting tour and transportation company to set foot in Paso Robles Wine Country, we pride ourselves on our position within the region. Throughout the years, we have shared an abundance of unforgettable experiences with people who are interested in getting a taste of the world of vinology.
We offer private and semi- private group wine tasting tours in Paso Robles, and through-out San Luis Obispo County. Let us pick you up for a day of touring the most diverse wine region in California! The Wine Wrangler also offers tours along our San Luis Obispo coastline to visit the historic Hearst Castle.
With tour guides who are highly invested in the art of wine and come exceptionally recommended by our customers, along with the personal connections we have made with the wine industry, we are able to create an experience that makes you ‘wine’ a little and laugh a lot! Our tours are intended to engulf you in the aromatic experience of truly extraordinary wines at distinctive wineries that will ensure a memorable time for all.
If you are in the San Luis Obispo area, please enjoy a tour with our fun and informational guides.
We believe it is our purpose to share the treasures of the region with our guests through our detailed tours and our exclusive wine club. We pour our passion and love for wine into each and every tour and we are invested in our surrounding community. We consistently commit ourselves to distinctive quality that remains of superior nature in the region. We strive to sustain the highest level of integrity and customer service through attentive consideration for our guests' interests and desires, as well as, acting as an exemplary industry leader who can be depended on as an informative and educational source.
After living in Paso Robles for a decade, Coy and Sarah Barnes turned their passion for wine, entertaining, and the rural countryside into a thriving little tour company called “The Wine Wrangler”. The Wine Wrangler was created on August 3, 2004 as Paso Robles’ first, authentic wine tour company.
Within a year the couple wanted to create an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the Paso Robles wine tour tasting experience throughout the year, in the comfort of their own homes. They created the first and only wine club featuring Paso Robles wines and took their family business to whole new level.
Coy Barnes, oenophile and educator, has appeared in numerous publications including, USA Today, Travel and Leisure, as well as Guest Speaker for Cal Poly, Crush and Roll, and the annual Wine Tourism Conference. He makes wine and grows his own zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah on the family’s property in Paso Robles. When he’s not escorting visitors through the wine country, he’ll be rustling up wines from some of his favorite Paso Robles wineries and sharing them with the world through the Paso Robles Wine Club.
Our greatest pleasure is to help people from out of the area discover the diversity and finesse of Paso Robles' wines.
“I have to tell you that we had the most wonderful time on our tour this past Friday. Jim was a great guide and was also a very interesting person. He enriched our little adventure by knowing all the right places and people and stories. Thank you for the great time and we have decided to make this a definite new tradition during our fair visits from now on.”
- C. Gardener
“Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. A great guide and a lot of fun. Her knowledge of the area and specific wineries was of great value to us. My husband does not drink so we have never hired a guide before but I have told everyone what a great time we had and it is so worth it. Hope some of my friends make their way up to Paso and use your service.”
- Bob & Tracy D
“Yes everything went very smooth and my Mother is very happy about her trip. We will write up a great review for others to read and how excellent your customer service is. We will also advise our family and friends of the Wine Wrangler when they are up in the area. Many thanks!”
“The tour was so much fun. Our guide, was great! We were celebrating our 17th Wedding Anniversary and had never been wine tasting before. What a fun and memorable thing to do! ”
- S. Richie
“Without a doubt, we would do it again. Everything about the tour was fun, informative and first class. We are ready to book another wine tour. Thank you for arranging the perfect weather and we will be sure to tell our friends that this is a great way to experience Central Coast wineries. Take care and hope to see you soon. ”
- T. & R. Lang
“Our tour guide was the best! He has a wonderful sense of humor. We had many conversations with him and enjoyed them all. He is reliable, honest, and we were honored to have him as our driver. He really made our party a terrific celebration! You are fortunate to have him as a driver. Thank you and please pass on our thanks directly to him. ”
- C. Steigelman
“You guys were great! Had a wonderful time. More fun, sun, and great wines than Napa and without the snootiness and high prices!”
- H. Hernandez
“Booked a tour for myself and 5 friends and we had a BLAST! Our guide was awesome, he was on time, knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed each of the tasting rooms that the guide introduced us to, especially Pear Valley. I highly recommend booking your tour with The Wine Wrangler!”
“Your service was excellent and I will use you again and refer The Wine Wrangler to friends and family coming to the Paso Robles area.”
- J. Koutz
“Thanks - we LOVED our guide. He was fantastic! ”
- A. Smith Jenks
“We'd like to thank you and our guide for a great experience during our private wine tasting tour on July 24, We had never been wine tasting in Paso Robles before, and our guide was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide! We're recommending The Wine Wrangler to all our friends and family, and will utilize your services again in the future! Thank you.”
- Kay & Lewis M.
“My husband and I had our first tour with the Wine Wrangler this past Saturday the 1st. Jim was our guide and he was outstanding. This was by far the best tour we have ever had. Not only was Jim a wonderful guide, he picked wonderful wineries and allowed us to hand pick a few also. This was something we weren't used to as most other tour groups limit personal input. We cannot wait until next year to go on another Wine Wrangler tour. Thanks so much for making our Anniversary extra special!”
- M. & L. Beesley
“Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! We had a wonderful time, everything was perfect—on time professional – comfortable Wendy our guide, was the BEST!!!! Thanks for a terrific tour!!”
- L. Sandoval
“We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tour last Saturday. In spite of the record heat in the Paso Robles area, Dave kept us cool by being prepared, thoughtful and knowledgable. Lunch was delicious and special requests were honored. What a fun and "tasty" way to spend a great day with thirteen new friends! We will definitely book a tour with you again. Thank you.”
- Marc & Pat
“The tour was wonderful. So glad you were able to accommodate us. Mike was a great tour guide, just as I remembered, and we had a fantastic time. There are so many great wineries in the Paso Robles area that it's hard to pick a favorite!”
- P. Salinas
“We just completed a tour with Paulie. Great guy, perfect choices thank you. Would highly recommend”
- P. Espinosa
“Really had a blast on your tour. Our guide was fantastic - none better. Lunch was served right on time and delicious. Thanks again for the fun.”
- Joyce & Karen
“My mother and I had a great time and learned a lot about wine. Our guide, was great. Also wanted to tell you how great the lunch was. Thank you so much for a wonderful time. I look forward to going again on my next trip to Cambria. ”
- B. Slaughter
“I was talking to my mother and remembered that we wanted to thank you for the wine tour you took us on. We really enjoyed your company and hospitality. Thanks again.”
- J. Stewart
“What a great way to see beautiful Paso Robles and experience great-tasting wines! Our Wine Wrangler guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we all had a wonderful time. It was really fun meeting people from out of town, and seeing them appreciate our little bit of "paradise."”
- Ann Peterson
“We had a great time with our guide on Sunday. She was very professional and knowledgeable. Thanks again and for the champagne for our anniversary.”
- Larry & Bobbie C.
“We used your tour last Monday - Jim was our guide. He was excellent! He adjusted our tour to accomodate our request for wine with lunch. I highly recommend your services. ”
- J. Quinn
“I have highly recommended your company - The Wine Wranglers - the only way to go! Coy, you know your wine. The service was outstanding & impeccable! ”
- D. & N. Conway
“Once again we wish to thank you for your warmth and courtesy during our tour yesterday. You made it seem as if we were old friends. I would certainly recommend you and your tour group to others. ”
- The Keils
“I just wanted to pass along our thanks for putting together a fantastic weekend for us. We all had a great first visit to the Paso area and are already talking about coming back. You guys have a great operation and when we come again you know we will arrange it with you. We will also do whatever we can here to promote you for any of our colleages heading your way. My only regret is that we did not listen to your recomendations more for which wineries to visit. Live and learn - next time we let you call the shots! Cheers.”
- Bruce N.
“We had such a great time with Jan on Saturday! She was a wonderful guide and we all loved her and the tour. Once again, the Wine Wrangler was PERFECT! You guys are amazing! ”
- W. Fallon
“I just wanted to email you to say thanks and that my fiancée and I had a great time on our tour on Friday. Jim was a great tour guide, very knowledgable about the area and was an all around great guy to be around. He even gave us some suggestions as to what we can do in the area for fun. With his suggestions, the weekend was full of more fun and we actually ran out of time before we got to check out all the things we wanted to do. The wineries he showed us were great…we would definitely come back again.”
- Dan & Jenny
“You guys are the greatest. I love great customer service. You guys are the epitome of customer service. That is why I don't hesitate to refer you to our friends. ”
“Hello there- My husband and I went on your tour on Saturday July 9th and I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful time. The guide was great! He knew a lot about the area and was really informative and super super nice!!! We will definitely be on your tour again and I've already referred a few friends! Thanks again for such a great day! ”
- L. Cherwin
“I actually wanted to call the manager to let him know what an awesome job the young lady who helped us did. I apologize that I don't recall her name, very friendly dark haired young lady who took my reservations on Thursday, Feb. 11 and waited on us before and after our wine tour (even calling because we were late). She was the only one working that day due to some emergencies and it was after 5 when we returned from our tour and she had not even had a lunch break. As it was also Valentine's weekend she still had all her confirmations and gifts to prep for the next day. She did it all with a smile and very cheerful attitude. The manager should know what a real asset she is to the business and how pleasant and comfortable she made us. I had really planned on calling the manager to let him know what a great job she did. Far too often we only hear the negative from customers and fail to hear/applaud great service and experiences.... I truly hope she was rewarded for her hard work. Thank you again we enjoyed our tour and will recommend you to others.”
- P. Peckham
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