Wine tasting should be a perfect blend of a great experience and great wine, and that’s just what you’ll get as you enjoy the hand-crafted bottlings of San Luis Obispo’s wine region. The moderate climate of the verdant, sunlit Edna Valley just outside town
allows for an extended growing season, which give local wines lush, distinct flavors sure to please any palate.
Unwind and converse with the winery owners and other wine fans from around the globe. Here are just a few of the local favorite wineries.
A small, family-owned winery run by Clay and Fredericka Thompson. The tasting room has an incredibly friendly atmosphere and they’ll go out of their way to make sure you learn all you care to about their wines. Don’t leave without trying their sweet Muscat dessert wine paired with strawberries and chocolate.
A one-of-a-kind tasting experience inside a historic schoolhouse. The Salisbury family has been farming in California since 1850 and are committed to creating great wine and great experiences for anyone who stops by.
Even the kids will enjoy this one. Baileyana is situated in one of the most beautiful spots in Edna Valley. The restored schoolhouse that serves as their tasting room is surrounded by vineyards, a nice spot for picnics and bocce ball courts for visitors.
Enjoy sweeping views of the Rincon Vineyard and the fields of Talley Farms from the tasting room. The vineyard is just minutes away from Lopez Lake, a great place for an evening picnic. An ideal setting for tasting great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Situated just outside town in the lush Edna Valley, Chamisal Domaine Alfred’s tasting room is a newly restored barn-like building. From the outside patio, visitors can look across all of Edna Valley while enjoying some of their amazing 2006 Grenache, the Estate Syrah or their 2007 Califa Pinot Noir.
Watch the video to see SLO’s warm, beautiful wine country and unique shopping venues to stop at on your next vacation.