Once a town surrounded by cattle ranches and a nexus for almond and olive growing, Paso Robles is today recognized as one of California’s important wine towns, rich with vineyards all around. To celebrate its wineries, the town hosts an annual Zinfandel Festival in March, a Wine Festival in May, and a Harvest Wine Weekend in October. Where to eat when visiting Paso Robles? How about a Chico Cali Specialty Pizza (linguica, garlic, pepperoni, ricotta) at Sweet Lew’s. Fire roasted mushrooms at The Hatch. A muffuletta with house-made pickled vegetables at Barton’s Kitchen. For dessert, creamy sheep’s milk cinnamon-honey ice cream at Negranti Creamery.