Barton’s Kitchen sits on the property of Grey Wolf Cellars just behind the tasting room. The food is ordered and picked up from the service window that is decorated with a giant fork and spoon that adds inviting character.
When the weather is nice, which is most of the year in Paso Robles, plan to enjoy your meal at one of the many tables on the large patio shaded by mature trees with expansive views of surrounding vineyards. There are also a few tables in the winery’s tasting room on the rare occasion that the weather is less than ideal, making this a year-round dining destination.
The locally-sourced menu changes seasonally. It includes sandwiches, salads, snacks, and a shareable platter. House Plates rotate with items such as mac-n-cheese with fresh pasta and chicken during the colder months.
If you are after a flavorful, filling sandwich, have a muffaletta. A sesame bun is loaded with salami, ham, and cheeses along with olive salad. The BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich is full of tender shredded pork shoulder cooked in a sauce that uses bourbon made by Krobar, a micro-distillery on-site. It is topped with coleslaw for a sweet and creamy combination surrounded by a rich, soft brioche bun.
All sandwiches come with a side. House pickles are a must whether you select them as a side with a sandwich or a snack on their own. They include a mix of seasonal vegetables that are crisp and tangy. The pickled cauliflower that is included is especially delicious due to its bold curry flavor.
Each meal has a suggested wine pairing and guests are welcome to buy a bottle or glass to enjoy with their meal. Barton’s Kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. only Thursday through Monday, matching peak times for winery visits.