Clos Solene Winery
Clos Solene Winery
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Clos Solène is a small, family-owned winery, in the heart of Willow Creek in Paso Robles, California. Guillaume, our 6th generation winemaker, as well as our owner and farmer, was born in Languedoc-Roussillon, a region in the South of France. Winemaking is running in the family's DNA, and it was no different for Guillaume. His parents had an estate in the Languedoc-Roussillon, but sold it after Guillaume graduated, and moved to Bordeaux where they had another estate. This is in Bordeaux that Guillaume had a bolt of lightning for the love of his life, Solène. But, not convinced to want to make his wine in Bordeaux, he flew to California in 2004 and took an internship at L'Aventure, in Paso Robles. Once again he fell in love, but with the country and its wine. Convinced by their love and Guillaume's passion, Solène followed him, and this latter created a vineyard after his muse and inspiration.
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GeorgeDubiecki
Los Angeles, CA5,981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We were a family of nine. Obviously the children could not taste the wines, but the adults DID. We tasted really great wines. I love the French style of wine making here.
Guillaume is a young French man from Bordeaux. He is an extremely talented wine maker. His wines have great depth focussing on balance and fruit with backbone and structure. They are made to live a very long time yet can be enjoyed early as well.
I am fortunate to have discovered the wines a few years ago. Thus I already have many in my collection. I added some more of the current release. I also bought some for my daughter and son in law and my son and daughter in law. All of them have shared prior vintages and loved being at the winery to see and taste where they were made. This is a must visit winery. This is a must collect wines to add to your collections.
Needless to say the environment is beautiful.
They are planning to build a cave dug into the hillside right in the vineyard. To be completed in about 18 months.
Thank you Eugenie for leading such a great tasting.
We tasted the 2021 La Rose, 2020 Hommage Blanc, 2020 Fleur de Solene, 2020 Harmonie and the 2019 Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve. They truly were great.
I highly encourage everyone to come, taste and buy these wines.
Written 6 August 2022
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Hello, George. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are glad you had a great time with us, and that the wines keep pleasing you. We are very excited for the cave to be built, and are looking forward to have you back at the Estate once it is done! Take care, Clos Solène Team
Written 14 September 2022
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Craig B
Houston, TX30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Clos Solene is one of the great wineries in Paso Robles. While relatively new on the scene their wine is top shelf and worthy of the prices. We are members and much of the best stuff they produce requires membership in their club. I anticipate their wines will get better and better as their own vineyards continue to develop and produce more fruit. It is like visiting France when you go to a tasting. Our tasting was led by Camille, a delightful and informative young lady recently transplanted from Bordeaux. As always we got a visit from Guillaume and learned more and more about their wine making and farming progress. They treat you like a member should be treated not just a number.
Written 3 February 2022
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mikegennet
Rancho Mirage, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This boutique winery off the beaten path in Paso Robles is a real find for those who appreciate fine wines made in the French tradition by an experienced winemaker from France. It is an intimate experience and worth the drive out to this secluded tasting room amidst the vines.
Written 20 November 2021
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4SIGHT
Dana Point, CA320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
First and finest stop on our wine tour. In looking at the winery before visiting, I thought the background story was very interesting, but my interest was not piqued by the wines/grapes that the winemaker had chosen.

This is a lesson in humility and the importance in keeping an open mind (or pallet). Guillaume and Solene are making beautiful, artfully crafted wines. Everything we tasted was brilliant.

This was the highlight of our Paso trip, joined their wine club and look forward to our next visit.
Written 30 August 2021
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GeorgeDubiecki
Los Angeles, CA5,981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Guillaume the husband, wine maker is an amazing tallent. His wine making skills allow his wines to show off as incredibly balanced wines. Nothing overwhelms anything else. The structure and the fruit marry together in perfect harmony. I love the way he allows the acid to work so well with the fruit. I love the combination of Syrah and Viognier are combined in his Cuvée
Jean. It is so floral and yet the structure and complexity are in perfect harmony.
Judi our wonderful guide through the tasting was so informative. She even made it enjoyable fir my wife. My wife has a terrific palette. She normally sips next to nothing at tastings. She finished all the different tastes and enjoyed them all.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING PERFECTLY MADE WINES, SERIOUS WINES then you MUST come to CLOS SOLENE.
These are certainly some of the best wines in California. They are some of the best wii es in the World.
Written 1 November 2020
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Kat V
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
France meets Paso - the unique cultural blending of French culture and California hospitality at this lovely winery that is off the beaten path. A must visit if you are ready to embrace diversity!👏🏽
Written 26 October 2020
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shannon u
South Milwaukee, United States9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I got to go here in 2017, just after the property was purchased, and enjoy the delicious wines with the winemaker. Knowing I was getting to go back, I had only the highest expectations. Not only were we seated at a table in the shade with special misters, but our flight list had been personalized to include our names. Ryan, our wine guide/expert, sat with us and told us the history or the wine maker, the winery, and Paso in general. Overall the experience is not to be matched and the exclusivity of the wines forced me to join the wine club. (I was not upset about it). Cannot wait to get a taste of the best in Paso 2x a year.
Written 18 October 2020
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Jill C
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Clos Solene is hands down my favorite winery in Paso (or on the central coast, for that matter). From the incredible wines (Cuvée Juliette is how we celebrate in our household) to the lovely hospitality, everything is thoughtfully curated. The winery sits on Paso’s famous west side, and it’s not terribly far from the highway, while placing you near many other lovely wineries (in case you’re trying to visit more than one).
Written 23 August 2020
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Robert
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I have been a fan of Close Solene since 2013. Guillaume is truly a grower producer with emphasis on quality versus quantity. His style is very unique and I would argue contends with some of the best wines from Rhône or Bordeaux. His craftsmanship and detail to each vintage is evident by the first to last sip of every bottle I have tried from them.
I truly enjoy visiting them and the staff is incredible, from Roxanne to Aurelien, you learn so much about wine. Aurelien I believe assist Guillaume with the wine making process. I have learned so much about Rhône style blends from them.
If you get to meet Guillaume, if he isn’t running around in the vineyards, its an amazing experience. His passion is evident with the way he speaks of his wines. I think this is embedded in his DNA , because I believe his family was also involved in wine. He does everything from planting to finishing the wine in a very unique way that very very few in Paso do.
If you meet the other half, Solene, she makes the best bread ever! I don’t believe its for sale. I have had the privilege of trying it during club events.
To me Close Solene is about family. When you meet Guillaume and Solene you feel the bond of family which makes their wines even more special!
Even during this confinement they are offering virtual wine tasting which are a lot of fun! You purchase the wine and taste it with them from the safety of your own home.
Written 3 May 2020
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JLM
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We did a private tasting, tour, and cheese pairing and the experience was above and beyond everything else we did in Paso. Highly recommend!
Written 1 October 2019
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