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Summer in the Vineyards: San Luis Obispo

Posted by on August 18, 2013

Another popular region for Los Angeleno’s is none other than San Luis Obispo.  For many, this region is a nice weekend getaway with beautiful wineries throughout the region.

This region spanding from the Santa Lucia mountains to the Pacific Ocean lying within San Luis Obispo county.

SLO-Wine-Country-Map_Web_040913

And now for some of the wineries within the region:

Sextant Wines:

1653 Old Price Canyon Road

I recently tried Sextant when I was at the Santa Barbara California Wine Festival a weeks ago.  First, the name grabbed my attention, but it was their Cabernet Sauvignon that wanted me coming back for more:

Santa Barbara 1040

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery:

This vineyard just began celebrating their 30 years, and has a beautiful scenic view against the Pacific Ocean.  They are really known for their sparkling wines and knowing that this would be my first stop in San Luis Obispo.

Laetitia annual grape stomp is taking place this upcoming weekend on Saturday, August 24th from 11am to 1pm.  Food trucks and Live music will be happening from 1 to 4pm.  Stop on in for some harvest fun and celebrate their 30th with them.

They will also be having their celebratory Winemaker Dinner for their 30 years on September 14th.  Cost is 145 PP and 125 PP for Wine Club Members.

453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA

Laetitia Vineyards

Pismo Beach Winery:

271B Five Cities Drive

A popular spot within San Luis Obispo is none other than Pismo Beach, so to have a winery right there “Pismo Beach Winery” means the perfect weekend getaway.

Pismo Beach Winery

Located right off the freeway and close to a major shopping complex makes for your first stop destination upon arrival of Pismo Beach.

Tangent Wines:

5828 Orcutt Road

For those that love white wine then Tangent Wines is the place to go within San Luis Obispo.  The tasting room lies within a School House, and not only offers Tangent wines, but four sister wineries.  So, if you want a true tasting experience with a variety of wines this tasting room is the place to go.

Other wines featured include: Trenza, Zocker, Cadre, and Baileyana.  The schoolhouse also offers gourmet gifts, foods, apparel, and home decor.  Open from 10am to 5pm daily.  All wines are apart of the Niven Wine Family Estates.

Schoolhouse Tasting Room

Tangent wine blends include: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc.

Zocker Wines include: Gruner Veltliner and Riesling

Cadre wines include: Pinot Noir

Baileyana wines include: Sparkling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir

And Trenza wines include: Blanco (a blend Grenache Blanc and Albariño) , Tinto (Red Blend) Rosado (A blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Albariño) and Obispan (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sanigovese).

Kelsey See Canyon Winery:

Surrounded by apple orchards, this winery in San Luis Obispo has unique apple-grape blends that will only make you want more.  With friendly staff, many have claimed this winery one of their favorites.

For a full listing of Wineries with the San Luis Obispo area and more information about the region be sure to visit SLO Wine Country.

Disclosure: This is a non-sponsored post.  With my love of wine and my love of California I wanted to explore the California Wine regions through the summer to learn about the regions myself, but to also educate you, my readers, in the process.

Check out my other stories:

Temecula

Sonoma

Santa Barbara

Paso Robles

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to Summer in the Vineyards: San Luis Obispo

  1. Romina

    We were just in SLO, driving through to get to NorCal. Loved the downtown area. I had no idea that SLO was so big in the wine industry.
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    • Jamie

      Yep, yep.. the San Luis county has a lot of great wineries in the area… I did some research the other night about all 50 states and was blown away by how many some states had 😉 *future posts*

  2. Ginger Barron

    Very few modern Californian vignerons would consider Arroyo Grande or Edna Valley as obvious places to plant vineyards, but the confidence and determination of the area’s viticultural pioneers have been rewarded with high quality crisp, lean white wines. The finest wines to come from Arroyo Grande are sparkling blends of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir , and for a while the dominant winery here was the Californian arm of Champagne house Maison Deutz. In stark contrast to the coolness of the lower Arroyo Grande, much of Paso Robles is decidedly hotter, and has little shelter of any kind from the intense Californian sunshine. The vineyards here have long produced the kind of robust, highly alcoholic Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon which earned California its early reputation for bold, brash red wines.
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