San Luis Obispo Wineries -25 Tasting Rooms for Your “Don’t Miss” List

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San Luis Obispo Wineries
Plan a tasting trip to San Luis Obispo wineries. Sample great wine, walk the beaches, browses the Farmers’ Market, dine at the best restaurants, stay in unique accommodations, and explore all of the fun and exciting things to do in the area.

San Luis Obispo is famous for its world class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. However, you will find other high quality wines produced here such as Syrah, Sparkling Wines, Port, Grenache, Merlot, Roussanne, and Viognier.

Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo wineries were first planted over 200 years ago when the Catholic padres planted grapes. They used the grapes to make wine for sacramental use.

During the past ten years the wine industry in San Luis Obispo has grown tremendously. Many are small, family owned wineries of the California Central Coast with limited production. Others are larger with modern facilities.

While in San Luis Obispo, be sure to visit Oceano Dunes south of Pismo Beach. It’s a blast to rent an ATV and explore the sand dunes on your own or take a hummer tour and just sit back and enjoy being a passenger.

While in the area, you don’t want to miss the San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market.. Visitors come from up and down the state to enjoy the food, produce, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.


Sycamore Mineral Springs - California's Central CoastWe have found a wonderful place in San Luis Obispo that offers unique accommodations. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avila Beach has a private hot tub for every room as well as many other amenities.


San Luis Obispo Restaurant The Gardens at Avila is a gourmet restaurant right at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. You don’t need to get in your car and drive somewhere to experience fine dining. Even if you aren’t staying at the resort, it’s worth visiting to dine at this San Luis Obispo restaurant.


San Luis Obispo Wineries

San Luis Obispo Winery Map

After wine tasting at San Luis Obispo wineries, consider touring these other wine regions location along California’s Central Coast:


Monterey | Salinas Valley|Paso Robles |Alameda
Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz | San Benito |Livermore Wineries
 


Alapay CellarsAlapay Cellars
Address: 491 First St., Avila Beach, CA 93424
Telephone: (805) 595-2632
Open Daily for central coast wine tasting 11 AM – 5:30 PM
We were served wines by the owner, Scott Remmenga, who was friendly and interesting to talk to. We especially liked theEdna Valley Pinot Noir. It was peppery, fruity, and well balanced. Another favorite was the Paso Robles Zinfandel, which was spicy and bold. They offer a Zinfandel Port as well as a Late Harvest Moscato for sweet wine lovers.


Autry CellarsAutry Cellars
Address: 5450 Edna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 546-8669
Open daily 11 AM – 5PM.
Autry Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of quality handcrafted wines. They make less than 1,000 cases of wine each year. They also produce brandy.


BaileyanaBaileyana
Address: 5828 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 269-8200
Open daily for central coast wine tasting 10 AM – 5 PM
The tasting room of this San Luis Obispo winery looks like an historic schoolhouse, very charming and nicely landscaped. There are tables outside for picnicking that offer a panoramic view of the scenery. There was a $5 charge for tasting. The tasting room was sunny with lots of windows to let you view the fantastic scenery while tasting. Our favorite was the 2002 Pinto Noir which was listed in the Top 100 Wines of 2005 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They also have Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, and a blend called Mosaico.


Biddle Ranch WineryBiddle Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Address: 2050 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 543-2399
Open daily 11AM – 5PM
*Lodging *Picnics
Biddle Ranch is located in the heart of the Edna Valley south of San Luis Obispo. They have a Vineyard House available for rent that accommodates up to 12 guests. Dogs are allowed but they must remain on a leash.


Cerro Caliente, San Luis Obispo wineryCerro Caliente Cellars
Address: 831-A Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 544-2842
Open Fri.-Sun. for central coast wine tasting Noon – 5 PM
This family owned central coast winery specializes in full-bodied, limited quantity wines. Wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and a blend called MultiViscosity.


Chamisal Vineyards
Address: 7525 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 541-9463
Open Fri.-Sun. for central coast wine tasting 10 AM – 5 PM
This small San Luis Obispo winery has some great wines to taste. Their Pinot Noir Califa is a fantastic wine accented with blackberry and a rich tannic finish.


Claiborne & Churchill, San Luis Obispo Winery Claiborne & Churchill
Address: 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 544-4066
Open daily for central coast wine tasting 11 AM – 5 PM
This small Edna Valley winery specializes in handcrafted wines. Wines are reasonably priced compared to many others in the area. We liked their champagne and their Pinot Noir. The Straw Bale Red, a Pinot Noir blend, was a best buy at only $12.50. They also produce Dry Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Nektar Sweet Riesling, and a Port.


CromaVera Wines
Address: 445 1st St, Avila Beach, CA
Telephone: (805) 946-1685
Open daily Noon – 5PM
Croma Vera has a tasting room in the downtown area of Avila Beach. This winery specializes in Spanish varietals such as Albariño and Tempranillo.


Edna Valley WineryEdna Valley Vineyard
Address: 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Telephone: (805) 595-9700
Open daily for central coast wine tasting 10 AM – 5 PM
This San Luis Obispo winery is well known for its estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They also have small lots of other varietals sold only through their wine tasting room and their wine club. You have a spectacular view of the Edna Valley from their wine tasting room. Tours are given hourly on weekends from 11-3. It’s one of the San Luis Obispo wineries that you really should visit.


Filipponi RanchFilipponi Ranch
Address: 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 903-3567
Open Thurs. – Sun. 11 AM – 5 PM
Filipponi Ranch produces a variety quality wines using grapes from California’s Central Coast.


Kelsey See Canyon VineyardsKelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Address: 1947 See Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Telephone: (805) 595-9700
Open Daily for central coast wine tasting 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Located minutes from Avila Beach, this San Luis Obispo winery focus on quality wines. Enjoy the beautiful setting among large oak trees and creeks. Wines include Apple Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Apple Merlot, and Zinfandel.


Kynsi WineryKynsi Winery
Address: 2212 Corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Telephone: (805) 544-8461
Open Thurs.-Mon. for central coast wine tasting 11 AM – 5 PM
The focus here is producing complex single vineyard wines. Wines include Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay.


Laetitia VineyardsLaetitia Vineyard & Winery
Address: 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA
Telephone: (805) 481-1772
Open daily for central coast wine tasting 11 AM – 5 PM
They offer a large variety of wines for wine tasting under two different labels: Laetitia and Barnwood. Laetitia is known for their Pinot Noir and their sparkling wines. While touring San Luis Obispo wineries, make a stop at Laetitia. It’s right off the freeway for easy access and the wine is great!


Phantom River WineryPhantom River Winery
Address: 211 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA
Telephone: (805) 481-9462
Open Thursday – Monday Noon – 5PM
White wines include Viognier, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines include Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Mourvedre. Phantom River also produces a Rose and dessert wines. Their tasting room is a friendly place to relax and sample wine in downtown Arroyo Grande.


Piedra Creek Winery
Address: 6425 Mira Cielo Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 541-1281
Wine tasting by appointment only. This San Luis Obispo winery produces estate grown Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, and Merlot.


Refugio Vineyard Company
Address: 1691 See Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 801-595-9515
Wine tasting by appointment only.


Saucelito Canyon VineyardSaucelito Canyon Vineyard
Address: 3080 Biddle Ranch Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 543-2111
Open Thurs.-Mon. 10 AM – 5 PM
This central coast winery specializes in estate grown Zinfandel. Their vineyard is recognized as the oldest producing vineyard in San Luis Obispo County. Best Zin, they also produce Late Harvest Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Sextant SLOSextant
Address: 1653 Old Price Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 542-0133
Open daily 10AM – 4 PM
*lodging *Gourmet Deli
There is a second Sextant tasting room in Paso Robles. Make arrangements for an overnight stay in the historic farmhouse. Sextant has a variety of great wines available for tasting.


SilverHorseSilver Horse Winery
Address: 6985 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 467-9463
Open Thurs. – Sun. Noon – 5PM
Silver Horse is a family owned and operated winery. It’s located south of downtown San Luis Obispo in Avila Beach.


Sinor-LaVallee WinerySinor-LaVallee Winery
Address: 550 1st St, Avila Beach, CA
Telephone: (805) 459-9595
Open Thurs – Monday 10AM – 6 PM
Their estate vineyard is located just over a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Sinor-LaVallee produces Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. The tasting room is located in downtown Avila Beach.


Stephen Ross WineryStephen Ross Winery
Address: 178 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 594-1318
Open weekends 11-5. This San Luis Obispo winery has been honored by being named “Artisan Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2004 and 2005. They produced small quanities of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah.


Talley VineyardsTalley Vineyards
Address: 3031 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Telephone: (805) 489-0446
Open daily 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
This San Luis Obispo winery has 2 labels for wine tasting: Talley and Bishop’s Peak. We enjoyed their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery can been seen from Highway 101. Enjoy both red and white wines at this tasting room.


Tolosa Winery
Tolosa Winery
Address: 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 782-0500
Tolosa Winery carefully selects only its very best grapes to produce its Estate wines. This ensures the quality of their limited production wines. While visiting San Luis Obispo wineries, make a stop at Tolosa!


Wedell Cellars
Address: 44 Equestrian Way, Arroyo Grande, CA
Telephone: (805) 489-0596
Central Coast Wine tasting by appointment only.


Wolf VineyardsWolff Vineyards
Address: 6238 Orcott Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA
Telephone: (805) 781-0448
Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM
Come taste the award winning wines of the artisan winery located in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo and enjoy Central Coast wine tasting.


Have you been wine tasting at any of these San Luis Obispo wineries? If you have, please tell us about your experiences in the comment section below.


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