Paso Robles Restaurant Offers Special Harvest Wine Month Menu
PASO ROBLES, CA, October 11, 2022—Craig and Nancy Stoller invite you to celebrate harvest at Cépage at Paris Valley Road, the restaurant inside their estate winery on East Highway 46. Years in the making, the restaurant is an expression of wine-country fine dining set among the rolling hills of Paso Robles, open Thursday to Sunday.
Cépage [say-pag], which means “grape variety” in French, speaks to the many varietals grown by Paris Valley Road, and Proprietors Nancy and Craig Stoller’s long family history of propagation and grafting of grape nursery stock. In 1977 Craig’s parents founded Sunridge Nurseries, and after graduating from Cal Poly, he joined them, working hand in hand as the company grew to become a leading supplier of grapevines.
Craig Stoller, who serves as Director of Winemaking, welcomes the opportunity to showcase his estate Bordeaux-style wines through an elevated dining experience. “Wine is best experienced with food. It is exciting to present a menu developed fully around our portfolio in a setting of historical relevance to Paso Robles.”
The historic Arciero Winery originally occupied the site. Cépage and the Paris Valley Road tasting room reside within a beautifully renovated 7,000-square-foot space. The property’s pièce de résistance is its ability to transport you to the French countryside. Only miles from the 101, guests drive up a short, cypress-lined driveway to a setting that feels much farther away.
“Cépage was inspired by our travels through France,” says Proprietress Nancy Stoller. “We are thrilled to offer an immersive dining experience, allowing guests to enjoy vineyard views and discover our wines through Chef’s exquisite cuisine.”
The Stollers partnered with Chef Joe White on the concept for the restaurant, which features seasonal ingredients expertly paired with the winery’s award-winning wines. Professionally trained at Le Cordon Bleu School, White is a Court of Masters Certified Sommelier and has worked as a chef in Oregon, Washington, and California for over 20 years. “Our signature dish is the Duck Confit Grilled Cheese,” says White. “Decadent duck confit mixed with our signature orange marmalade and melted Petite Basque cheese that pairs perfectly with our 2018 Cabernet Franc. The plates always return empty.”
Lobster avocado toast, scallops, and filet mignon are among the most popular plates at Cépage. In addition, Brunch du Dimanche is a unique offering for residents and Central Coast visitors alike and the only Sunday brunch served at a Paso Robles winery.
This month also marks a first as the restaurant participates in Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance’s celebrated Harvest Wine Month. For $100 per person, guests receive a superb five-course tasting menu paired with carefully selected reserve wines. The harvest tasting menu is available through the end of October.
Cépage’s lunch service is Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 2pm, with brunch on Sundays from 10am to 2pm. Shareable plates from Cépage are available in the Paris Valley Road tasting room from Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Make a reservation online or call (805) 727-9463 to book a table.