Our Estate is nestled midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and our SLO (that’s what we locals call it) wine region is comprised of three pristine viticulture areas: the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley. Our small, mostly family-owned wineries are well known for their hand-crafted bottles of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Zinfandel and more. It’s an awesome experience to step back to what Napa and Sonoma may have been like in the ’70’s, because here you can still meet the winemakers who are pouring in their simple, understated vineyards or just out back tending their luscious blocks of some of the best grapes here in Cali. More than three of the top 100 in Wine Spectator were on the Central Coast–and one of them is just around our corner here at the Estate. Host your wedding here in a great region for wine and where simple, elegant understated pleasures are abound.
|Talley Vineyards (1.8 miles)
Estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The goal at Talley Vineyards is to produce estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir wines of uncompromising quality that best reflect the unique characteristics of each of the Talley family’s five South Central Coast vineyards.
|Phantom Rivers Winery (3.8 miles) The name Phantom Rivers was selected for this winery as it pertains to the misty fog that evaporates into the air. Streams of fog flow in and out of the valleys and wind their way up the old maritime valleys hugging the courses of ancient rivers. This fog cools the vineyards at night and early morning which extends the hang time of the grapes on the vine. This all adds to the distinctive flavors and complexities of Central Coast Wines.Chamisal Vineyards (4.3 miles) Chamisal was the very first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley appellation in 1973 by the Goss family, who named the estate for the fragrant Chamise, a native white-flowered shrub that thrived on the property. After going dormant several years later, the vineyard was purchased in the early 90s by a visionary who recognized its great potential. With this development came a new name, Domaine Alfred, and the replanting of the vineyard to a wide range of clones across five grape varieties — mainly variations of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as some of Grenache, Syrah and Pinot Gris. The current ownership group took control of the vineyard in fall of 2008 and decided to take it back to its original name — Chamisal Vineyards — to honor its place in Edna Valley history and especially its importance in the wines produced today.
|Kynsi Winery (4.8 miles) Kynsi is a small family winery located in the temperate Edna Valley Appellation of San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. Don and Gwen Othman, the winemaker/proprietors, focus on producing vineyard designated wines, sourcing their grapes from select coastal vineyards. Kynsi’s passion for quality from the vineyard to the bottle is manifested in lush, generously complex, elegantly balanced wines that reflect distinctive terrior and varietal character.|
|Wolff Vineyards (6.3 miles) Producers of find Edna Valley Estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Teroldego, Syrah, Petit Syrah and Riesling. “Our own very-limited production is hand-crafted using traditional Burgundian wine-making methods. French new oak, barrel fermentation, sur lie and batonnage are a few of the techniques applied to our wines,” according to Jean-Pierre Wolff, winemaker.|
|Saucelito Canyon Vineyard (6.6 miles) Nestled in the rugged terrain of the upper Arroyo Grande Valley, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard specializes in estate-grown Zinfandel crafted from old vines planted in 1880. A passion for traditional hands-on winemaking ensures that each wine represents an authentic expression of the estate vineyard and its unique microclimate.|
|Baileyana (6.8 miles) Baileyana crafts wines that are in the old world tradition, yet they create completely modern wines that go beyond the new world standard. Baileyana combines the best of both worlds, old and new, with estate Grand Firepeak Cuvées of concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.|
|Claiborne & Churchill (6.8 miles) Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, they specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. They also produce small lots of other wines, including a Dry Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Brut Rose, and a Port-style wine.|
|Edna Valley Vineyard (7 miles)
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest growing seasons in California. Its location in one of the state’s few east/west-oriented valleys allows nighttime coastal fog to move inland, cooling the grapes after a long day in the sunlight, so that they slowly mature while retaining sufficient acidity. The vineyard’s unique site consists of layers of clay and volcanic rock over ancient ocean subsoil.
|Pismo Beach Winery (7.1 miles) Family owned and operated, the Pismo Beach Winery is a boutique / artisan winery specializing small lot handcrafted award winning wines, produced from premium grapes harvested exclusively from local vineyards. They are a wonderful little winery with a unique series of exceptional “Artisan Wines” can be experienced in an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere.|
|Piedra Creek Winery (7.6 miles) Piedra Creek Winery is one of the smallest bonded wineries in California (700 cases per year). Exclusive producers of prize winner, San Floriano — a blend of Lagrein, Merlot and Petite Syrah. Also available, Benito Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel and estate Pinot Noir.|
Clesi (17.5 miles)