Shandon, California: Wine Fountain

Much better when it seemed to gush pinot noir, but a grape-shaped fountain is still noteworthy.

Address:
Hwy 41/46, Shandon, CA
Directions:
18 miles east of Paso Robles, on Highway 41 at McMillan Canyon Rd. A few miles further east is the famous James Dean memorial.
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Wine Fountain

This attraction is no more. The whole fountain has been removed. Don't bother.

[Keith, 09/03/2020]
Wine Fountain

Due to the continuing California drought, the fountain is very dry. No water at all.

[mokegrl, 05/23/2015]

Wine fountain.

Wine Fountain

Pretty neat, but nothing nearby for a quick, easy stop. If you get a chance, take side streets if heading to the 101, lots of cute houses and wineries.

[Rae, 05/29/2010]

Wine Fountain.

Wine Fountain

Eighteen miles east of Paso Robles, CA is this fountain just off Highway 41. Back in early 2005 the two-story fountain spouted purple water, but now has just clear water. Paso Robles has a lot of wine tasting rooms, but not at this location. I have never been able to figure out why the fountain was built here. Although it is adjacent to many acres of grape vines, there are no public facilities.

[Darrell Dennis, 09/20/2005]

Please, wine fountain owners -- bring back the purple water!


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Shandon ChapelShandon Chapel, Shandon, CA - 1 mi.
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Elfin Forest, Los Osos, CA - 32 mi.

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