It’s summer and you know what that means-beach weather! But, what if you want to taste wine and still be within earshot of the beach? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast, where most wineries are within miles from the coast. So you can go quickly from swimming in wine and vineyards to swimming in the ocean. Edna Valley wineries excel with Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, so we highly recommend trying them on your wine tasting adventure. To make it easy for you to wine taste, we’ve created an Edna Valley Visitor Guide: Greatest Hits, featuring some of the best wineries in San Luis Obispo. Quick insider tip, the secret to maximizing your wine tasting experience is limo service (complete with a catered lunch). Now, let’s jump into the Enda Valley Visitor Guide!
Edna Valley Vineyard
There’s no better way to kick off an Edna Valley Visitor Guide than with Enda Valley Vineyard! Sip on award-winning wines with stunning views of the iconic Islay Peak volcano. Enjoy their 18 Barrel Flight that features three of their most exclusive limited release wines. They also offer a Private Vineyard Patio Experience Seated Outdoor Experience, allowing you a guided tasting with a personal tasting attendant through four of their release reserve wines while soaking in the view of Edna Valley.
Tasting Fee: 18 Barrel Flight Tasting Experience $20 (For Non-Members) | Private Vineyard Patio Experience $40 Per Person (For Non-Members)
Baileyana, Tangent, Truth Myth & Zocker Tasting Room
Choose from a selection of 30+ wines and taste them at their tasting room, a historic Independence Schoolhouse built in 1909. They also offer plenty of outdoor seating with views across the vines from the valley to the mountains, plus two regulation Bocce ball courts. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated San Luis Obispo wine tasting experience, try their Collector’s Flight. This flight includes a privately hosted and seated tasting on their patio with breathtaking views of Edna Valley. Sip on a flight of five wines from their reserve collections. A platter of local artisan cheese and charcuterie will accompany your tasting. You can also reserve an outside table for you and your party so you can relax the day away wine tasting in Enda Valley.
Tasting Fee: Regular Tasting $15 (For Non-Members) |The Collector’s Flight $30 Per Person | Bottle Service $20 to $50 per hour | Outdoor Table Reservation $20 to $50
Biddle Ranch Vineyard
Located in the heart of Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo sits a modern, elegant farmhouse, welcome to Biddle Ranch’s tasting room. Here you can explore a rich variety of Central Coast varietals and blends as you sit on their outside patio relaxing with a gentle coast breeze.
Tasting Fee: Tasting is currently by the glass or bottle and ranges.
Claiborne & Churchill
Walk into a picturesque, quaint tasting room, nestled in the rolling hills of San Luis Obispo. Did you know that you can request a tour and for a guided walk of the grounds on Claiborne & Churchill? Now you do! No better way to stretch your legs after long (but fabulous) day of wine tasting in Edna Valley. They also offer a wide selection of tasting flights. Try five wines that aren’t available outside the winery in their House Flight. Or test your palate a Blind Tasting consisting of white wines. Last but not least, you can sip on four reserve wines paired with gourmet cheese and charcuterie with their Reserve Flight.
Tasting Fee: House Flight $18 | Reserve Flight $36 (For Non-Members)
The last stop on our Edna Valley Visitor Guide is Tolosa Winery. Enjoy an elevated Edna Valley wine tasting experience by trying their 1772 Flight. In this flight, you’ll explore five of Tolosa’s signature wines while relaxing on the Tolosa Terrace, overlooking the San Luis Obispo hills. Or perhaps, you’re just looking for a more private experience for you and your group. Try their private tasting, which features their most exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. You can also try their Perinet Experience, which features wines from Tolosa’s sister winery, Perinet, in Spain. You’ll also discover the history, customs and traditions that craft old-world wines. During this tasting, you’ll enjoy a flight of exclusive wine club wines, the flagship 1194, Single Vineyard wines all paired with Spanish cheese,
Tasting Fee: 1772 Flight $25 | Private Tasting $45 | Perinet Experience $45 (For Non-Members)
Ready for your summer wine tasting adventure along the coast in Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo? Give us a call! We’re happy to make tasting reservations for you and your group, provide catered lunches and transportation arrangements for a wine tour. (Did we mention we offer luxury limousine service? Now, that’s one way to enjoy a day out in wine country!) You can reach our team at (805) 620-7233 or fill out the form below to get started.