Prize vintage

An opulent hotel opens in San Luis Obispo wine country

The Carlton Restaurant & Grill

With more than 34,000 acres planted with grapes and its Pinots and Syrahs earning accolades nationwide, San Luis Obispo County is a rising star among California wine regions.

But lodging options haven't entirely kept pace. Now a new/old hotel in downtown Atascadero brings a splash of opulence to the area. David Weyrich ― a winemaker who also owns Paso Robles' posh, 8-room Villa Toscana inn ― has taken the 1929 Carlton Hotel and turned it into a first-class retreat: one of the nicest hotels between the Bay Area and Santa Barbara.



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