Justin Vineyards: Luxury inn, gourmet dining By Katherine Nichols / September 10, 2003 Share 1 -- PASO ROBLES, Calif. -- For clients who want to visit a winery -- and stay to enjoy a gourmet meal, luxurious lodging and a three-course breakfast -- Justin Vineyards & Winery here may be the answer. The venue is located halfway between Los Angeles and the Bay area in a locale so remote that no advertisements or signs mark the road.Clients can stay in the Just Inn, a French Country inn with two small suites for $245 per night and a larger, one-bedroom suite with a pull-out couch for $295 per night.Rates include a three-course breakfast in Deborah's Dining Room, a charming and intimate venue offering a view of the vineyard.The popular five-course dinner, paired with wine for $100 per person, may be one of the best deals around."It's the only [California] central-coast winery restaurant employing a full-time executive chef," said Justin Baldwin, who has owned the 160 acres with his wife, Deborah, since 1981. They started the winery in 1987; the luxury bed-and-breakfast opened in 1991.The real treat here is that the Baldwins are around all the time, and guests really get a chance to witness a day in the life of a winery and the people who run it.Because it features an on-site executive chef, the property also can host weddings or other functions for up to 150 people. Gift items and gourmet picnic lunches are available near the tasting room/wine bar.Several wines from the vineyard have been recognized internationally; the Justification Cabernet Franc-Merlot blend recently was named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year.Cooking classes and other special events also are on the property's calendar.For more information, call (800) 726-0049 or visit www.justinwine.com.To contact reporter Katherine Nichols, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.