Paso Mavericks

A maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person, unquenchable in spirit and unbridled in passion. Much like Paso Robles embraces life with true gusto and a bit of earthy flair, Mavericks are those who blaze their own trail, forging beyond the status quo. The Paso Mavericks, a colorful group of locals devoted to their work, live Paso their way sharing the best of the town with visitors and locals alike. Learn more about what these unique individuals love about their Paso Robles through customized itineraries full of unconventional adventure because, after all, Mavericks are not interested in the ordinary. 

Meet the winemaker whose passion for sustainability leads him to rethink wine and redefine the region. Opening Paso’s first distillery – Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits – Alex Villicana’s pet project refines unused juice into liquid gold and inspired a new high-end craft spirit movement in Paso Robles. 

A culinary road warrior, renowned cookbook author and chef/owner of

Love traveling with your furry friend? Take a tip from the Paso pooch. Napoleon will take you around town showing off the best of Paso from a pup’s perspective. Complete with Napoleon's favorite place to relax with your favorite chew toy, this itinerary will leave you both begging for more. 

A man of many characters – wine connoisseur, acting and directing professor, recognized actor, man about town – the former Paso Wine Man takes on his greatest role yet: Maverick. Let Casey Biggs take you on journey to his favorite Paso destinations and show you why you’ll want to follow this story line to the end.

After a tour with Katie from Uncorked! Wine Tours you won’t just love the bubbly that you drink, you will love her bubbly personality too! Join “Captain Katie” as she guides you through Paso on a totally unique and customized wine tour – much like the tasting experiences she puts together with her team of knowledgeable, friendly guides every day. 

A winemaker by training and cider enthusiast by passion, Neil Collins opened Bristols Cider House to have a little taste of home. For the traveler who loves discovering innovative local spots, Neil will give you the scoop on the origin of some unique label art, best Burger Sundays, hard-to-find sparkling wine and more. Pull up a chair and drink in the knowledge of this local expert.

If you’re the traveler who’s looking for an experience to bring you back down to earth, Bill and Barbara Spencer’s itinerary is the one for you. Check out which local spots get the stamp of approval from The Farmers!

Blazing the trails by bicycle, this Maverick knows every route for a memorable and safe sipping trip. Forget the typical traveling tactics and hop on this two-wheeled itinerary with The Cyclist.

Visitors love traveling to Paso Robles to rest and recharge. Paso local and owner of Refine Barre Studio, Sybil Bonelli, has a passion for health and wellness and will show you some of the best places around town to nourish the mind, body and soul. 

You'll find no shortage of kid-friendly adventures in Paso Robles, so our Maverick momma, Christy Byham, is here to show you how to plan the perfect vacation with the little ones in tow. Christy is the founder of the online resource,, discovering the best ways to have fun with kids on the Central Coast, and she has curated a list of her go-to Paso places just for you.