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Wineries

You know you are in the heart of wine country. Back country roads lined with vineyards, rolling hills, a light breeze, and blue, blue skies. A feeling of peace sets in. From the people who greet you, to the laid back setting of San Luis Obispo, an un-crowded, un-hurried and un-pretentious wine tasting getaway awaits.

Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the 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 bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Zinfandel and more.

The marine influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean provides a mild summer and warm fall, resulting in an unusually long growing season. Combined with the region's rocky volcanic soils, these growing conditions produce fruit with intense varietal character and complex flavors that are typically found in the world's greatest wine regions. The SLO life. Wine tasting with family and friends. Exploring the sidestreets and byways of our many small towns. Playing on white sandy beaches, savoring the outstanding cuisine of our local restaurants, or just hanging out. It's how we live. And you're welcome to join us.

Website http://www.slowine.com

Ancient Peaks Winery

679 Calf Canyon Road
Creston, CA 93432
(805) 226-9501

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Baileyana

5828 Orcutt Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 269-8200

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Cal Poly State University

1003 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Claiborne & Churchill

2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (Hwy 227)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-4066

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Courtside Cellars

4910 Edna Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 782-0300

Edna Valley Vineyard

2585 Biddle Ranch Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-5855

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Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

1947 See Canyon Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 595-9700

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Kynsi Winery

Stone Corral is 9.2 acres of Pinot Noir
2212 Corbett Canyon Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 544-8461 Winery (805) 544-6181Office

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Orcutt Road Cellars

4915 Orcutt Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-3634
Ortman Family Vineyards

Tasting Available at:
3080 Biddle Ranch Road
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401
805-473-9463

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Paragon Vineyard Company Inc.

1000 acres in the Edna Valley planted in Sauvignon Blanc(50), Semillon(5), Chardonnay(591), Pinot Gris(21), Viognier, Pinot Noir(142) Syrah(12)and Cabernet(104)Sauvignon.
4915 Orcutt Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-9080

Per Bacco Cellars

1850 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 787-0485

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Piedra Creek Winery

6425 Mira Cielo Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-1281

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Rancho Arroyo Grande Winery & Vineyards

591 Hi Mountain Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 474-0220 805-474-0385

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Salisbury Vineyards

6985 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
805-595-WINE

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Saucelito Canyon Vineyard

3080 Biddle Ranch Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-2111

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tangent

5828 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805)269-8200

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Tolosa Winery

4910 Edna Road/Hwy 277
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 782-0500

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Windemere/Cathy MacGregor Wines

3526 S. Higuera
Suite 240-B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 542-0133

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Wolff Vineyards

6238 Orcutt Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805)781-0448

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Wood Winery

Wood Winery
Tasting Available by Appointment
555 El Camino Real
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
805-546-1088

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WINE FESTIVAL

The Paso Robles Wine Festival is one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in California with a unique character that makes this Paso Robles wine country's marquee event of the year. The event, held annually at the Paso Robles City Park on the third Saturday of May, offers guests the opportunity to taste wines from more than 90 Paso Robles wineries in a beautiful downtown setting. The weekend begins with the annual Wine Festival Golf Tournament on Friday, followed by the tasting event in the park on Saturday. The entire weekend is surrounded with individual events at the area's wineries, including a host of activities on Sunday. Book your hotel early and visit www.pasowine.com in February to begin planning your wine festival weekend.

Paso Robles Wine Festival Third weekend in May
The Paso Robles Wine Festival weekend, the third weekend in May, is a perfect time to visit Paso Robles Wine Country. More than 90 area wineries host an array of special events including winemaker dinners, food pairings, seminars, winery tours, special tastings and more. These events can be found at many locations throughout the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA), California's third largest and fastest growing wine region. For more information www.pasowine.com

Atascadero Wine Festival June
Held the 4th full weekend in June at the Atascadero Lake Park. Friday morning kicks off a Golf Tournament at the Championship Golf Course, Chalk Mountain. Friday evening a dinner featuring area chefs and local wines paired to be enjoyed in an exquisite setting of the Sunken Gardens, then Saturday Tasting in the Atascadero Lake Park. Enjoy your favorite wines and explore new ones...the lakeside location is perfect for kicking back and enjoying great wine, gourmet food, and fine art by members of the Atascadero Art Association. Visit More info for upcoming information.

Central Coast Wine Classic July 10-13
The 2008 Central Coast Wine Classic is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, July 10 through 13. The annual Black-Tie Dinner at Hearst Castle will be held Thursday, July 10, and the rare & Fine Wine & Lifestyle Auction will be held at the Host Auction Venue, the Avila Beach Resort, in Avila Beach on Saturday, July 12. The 2007 Central Coast Wine Classic reached and topped the holy grail of charity wine auctions by gaveling over one million dollars in auction bids, thereby placing the annual food and wine extravaganza among the top such auctions in America. The comprehensive food, wine and lifestyle event featured a broad spectrum of activities, including Dinner at Hearst Castle and multiple fine wine-oriented educational symposia, luncheons and winery dinners. The 2008 Twenty-Fourth Annual Central Coast Wine Classic intends to be equally comprehensive and hopefully just as successful. For tickets, directions and more information .

16th Annual Winemakers' Celebration - Monterey, California Sat - Aug
Join us in Celebrating Monterey's Wine Country at the Historic Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. Taste the world class wines from over 45 Monterey County wineries and boogie to the tunes of the Dennis Murphy Band. Enjoy educational wine seminars, an extraordinary wine auction and local restaurant delicacies.

Harvest Wine Tour Weekend Oct
Harvest is that special time of year in Paso Robles Wine Country when warm days and cool nights are a buzz with activity. The vineyards have changed color, blanketing the landscape in red and gold. Scents of ripened fruit surround you and the echos of celebration from a hard year's work fill the air. The harvested fruit is set to begin its transformation into premium Paso Robles wine and you are invited to come celebrate the beginning of the new vintage. More info.. http://www.pasowine.com/events/harvest.php

Annual Harvest Celebration Nov
Our annual Harvest Celebration in beautiful Avila Beach will be held the weekend of November 7-9th, 2008. Tickets will go on sale in July! Enjoy live Jazz music with San Luis Jazz. Taste food and wine from over 30 different restaurants and wineries
Participate in our Live and Silent Auctions. Don't Miss Out!

Events covered by Gabrielle.

Baileyana's Winemaker Dinner
SLO Vintners and restaurants partnered to create unique and festive wine and food experiences. Gabrielle attended the Baileyana Diner. She enjoyed breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean at Pelican Point restaurant while celebrating the release of the new 2006 tangent varietals along with the award winning Grand Firepeak Cuveé wines. Their Roll out The Barrels winery dinner was held on Friday May 4th at 7pm. This one-of-a-kind evening featured both Baileyana and tangent varietals paired with the cuisine of the Pelican Point restaurant in Pismo Beach. Read the article , enjoy the photo gallery and mark your calendar for next year!

SAN LUIS OBISPO VINTNERS: BARRELS in the PLAZA!
This local event was a great opportunity to meet new people and have some yummy snacks and of course the decadence of superb local wines. I was honored to be a part of it. You must check out the photo gallery of the event!

The 15th annual Zinfandel Festival
Chef Andres Roman feast and the refreshing wines made for an exquisite event.

Cal Poly Wine Festival
F rom winemakers, to the photo gallery, and our picks for best wines of the event. Check out the photo gallery and article of this fabulous light hearted event! You must make it to this event! It is just so awesome! Continued .

Avila Bay Golf Resort, Food and Wine Benefit Gala
Get a glimpse into Past Wine Events. Photo Galleries. Descriptions of the wine and food pairings that were served. The local unique culture and more.

Sylvester Winery Friday evening dinner .
Concurrent with our new Kiara Reserve release, Sylvester Winery presents our traditional & celebrated fine food dinner buffet featuring: Alaskan King Crab Legs, Fresh Oysters, Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns, Tuna Sashimi, Pates, Home Made Pasta, Roasted Chicago Round, Cannoli, & an array of Artisan Cheese Specialties and other Goodies presented by the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Get tickets! Last years event was awesome please read the article !

All this talk about wine making you hungry? Continue on to our Central Coast Food Reviews!

Gabrielle@CentralCoast.com / Call (805)-904-9034 / or Fax (805)489-6376 to have us post your upcoming wine tour or event! You may your website for consideration to be featured on our sites!