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San Luis Obispo County has nearly 30 vineyards and tasting rooms in all, across a wide area. No matter where you go, there are going to be plenty of choices for you and somewhere new to discover. California Highway’s 1 Discovery Route will help you with that, as it offers easy access to all the wineries and vineyards in San Luis Obispo County.
The San Luis Obispo wine country is filled with family owned wineries, many veterans of the craft of growing grapes and making wine. It’s also largely "Sustainability in Practice" certified, which means that the wineries contribute to the environment and do their best to keep things in balance. There’s a diverse range of varieties and styles available for wine lovers of all kinds, all united by the distinct growing conditions of the area, making San Luis Obispo's wine unique. There are plenty of tour options available for those who want to experience as much of the wine country as they can. Breakaway Tours accommodate large numbers of people and offer smaller groups, including couples, to enjoy “blended tours”, which include picnic lunches and plenty of educational information about the wine making process.
The Biddle Ranch is one such winery. It was founded by a group of friends who shared an interest in good wine, good food, and spending time together with their friends and family. It was actually winning awards before the estate was fully completed and the Avila Valley Schoolhouse tasting room was built. They now offer three wine clubs and have events going on primarily during the harvest season.
Chamisal Vineyards became the first winery to plant vines in Edna Valley in 1973. The estate is 85 acres large and is very near the Pacific Ocean. Its proximity to the ocean means that there is always a cool climate in the area, which is perfect for growing grapes and gives the winery unique tasting pinot noirs and chardonnays. It’s just a 10-minute drive from San Luis Obispo and is located in the beautiful Edna Valley area.
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard and Winery can be found in the upper Arroyo Grande Valley. The vines there date back all the way to 1880, when an English ex-pat planted zinfandel vines. The land was purchased by the Greenough family in the 1970s and the vineyards now produce estate zinfandels. They also have small lots of zinfandel blends and bold red wines. They host events throughout the year and offer barrel tastings and their own wine club.
The Laetitia Vineyard and Winery overlooks the Pacific Ocean and has seven unique sparkling wines, as well as handcrafted pinot noir, chardonnay, and additional wines. The winery uses fruit grown in the temperate Arroyo Grande valley and they focus on sustainable practices and producing high quality wines using the finest quality fruit. They offer several events annually, including their most popular event, the Grape Stomp, which is held every August.
No matter your taste in wine, there’s something for you. The wineries listed here are but a small portion of the total number on the Central Coast!