“When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a restaurant critic. Elmer Dills was my idol.”

Fun facts about Tess.


Having had the pleasure to know and work with Tess for many years here in Paso Robles, I can highly attest to her exceptional palate and knowledge of not just local wines and food, but food and wine from all over the world. It's always a pleasure to chat and taste with Tess (AKA Paso Gurl)! She is honest and objective in sharing her experiences and is a great local resource! Jeffry C Wiesinger, J Lohr Vineyards and Wines/Central Coast Wine Temps


“Most qualified local blogger.”

Paso Gurl is the most qualified local blogger today. She certainly knows how to eat, drink and be merry!! 

— Rich Hartenberger, Owner/ Winemaker, Midnight Cellars Winery