Local Wineries


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.

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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. 
Laeti­tia Vine­yard & Win­ery (7.7 miles)Sex­tant Wines (12.5 miles)
Locat­ed in the heart of California’s Cen­tral Coast, Laeti­tia Vine­yard & Win­ery was estab­lished to cre­ate and pro­mote a sin­gu­lar port­fo­lio of Bur­gun­di­an-style and méth­ode cham­p­enoise sparkling wines that reflect the ter­roir of the Arroyo Grande appel­la­tion and the typ­ic­i­ty of each of our vari­etals. Their wines tran­scend Old World and New World tech­niques, rec­og­niz­ing and uti­liz­ing the virtues of both. 
Tolosa Win­ery (8.6 miles)                                                                                                                                                                                        Tolosa’s sus­tain­ably farmed vine­yards are locat­ed in the coastal hills of San Luis Obis­po. Their goal is to cre­ate ele­gant, bal­anced wines that are true to vari­etal char­ac­ter and expres­sive of the cool­ing ocean breezes, and long grow­ing sea­son that define their site. 

Sex­tant Wines (12.5 miles)

Sex­tant Wines is devot­ed to expand­ing the hori­zons of the Paso Rob­les wine coun­try by uti­liz­ing the unmatch­able ter­roir with old world vari­etal selec­tions. This allows them to grow grapes to their opti­mal matu­ri­ty, cre­at­ing wines of supreme qual­i­ty.

Cle­si (17.5 miles)
For­mer Per Bac­co loca­tion and focused on Ital­ian vari­etals and Caber­net Sauvi­gnon blends, Cle­si was born from a pas­sion for region­al wines of Italy, grown and pro­duced on California’s Cen­tral Coast. The name “Cle­si” is a fam­i­ly name. Orig­i­nal­ly from Sici­ly, the fam­i­ly set­tled to farm in Cal­i­for­nia in the ear­ly 1900s. Christo­pher Fer­rara, the wine­mak­er and own­er, gives these wines their heart. A viti­cul­tur­ist by trade, these wines are made in the vine­yard. All our fruit is sourced from icon­ic and estab­lished vine­yards on the Cen­tral Coast. Each vine­yard is a pro­mot­er of sus­tain­able meth­ods of farm­ing.