The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in sight – Edna Valley wine country was made for lounging and picnics! Wineries and food go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Especially if you’re on a wine tour and finished with your first winery, a good meal is just the thing you’ll need at your second winery stop. (Trust us, food has never tasted as good as it will when you’re sipping award-winning wine.) Below is a handy guide on where you can find the tastiest picnic food in San Luis Obispo along with the perfect wineries to enjoy them at.
Before you can have a picnic, you’ll need to fill up on all of the food essentials! After all, you don’t want to go hungry when you’re wine tasting in Edna Valley. Besides, not lounging in this warm coastal sun surrounded by peaceful vineyards is a mistake that you don’t want to make! These are the top three places in San Luis Obispo that you can swing by to pick up your picnic lunch.
Farmhouse Corner Market
1025 Farmhouse Ln, San Luis Obispo, California
Offering made-to-order daily lunch/brunch dishes, or if you’re in a hurry, ready-to-go packaged meals, Farmhouse Corner Market is a great stop for picnic items. They also offer cheese plates, and a wide variety of local, wholesome snacks like trail mixes, crackers, granola bars, and more. Best yet, they’re right next to the start of Edna Valley with the closest winery only two minutes away!
High Street Market & Deli
350 High St, San Luis Obispo, California
With some of the best sandwiches around ranging from a Hot Pastrami to a New York to The Jalapeno Popper and 18 other sandwich combinations (with the option to custom build your own), High Street Market & Deli is a favorite among visitors and locals! They also offer daily specials and have the option to opt for a salad. You can also add on a potato salad, a macaroni salad, or a big pickle as a side.
Mint + Craft
848 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, California
In the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, you’ll find Mint + Craft serving up a curated selection of artisanal, local goods. Their menu uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients in all of their offerings. They have a wide selection of bowls which can include scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, kale, sheep’s feta, fennel sausage, avocado, tofu, and more. Yum! They also offer sandwiches, soup, salad and more. You’ll also find plenty of options with their artisanal grab + go cuisine, featuring tasty treats like protein boxes, deli salads, wraps, and pastries.
Edna Valley Wineries
While Edna Valley is the perfect picnic destination, not every winery accepts outside food or has space for picnics. Keep reading for the best wineries that love picnic-goers and have the perfect space for wine tasting and eating.
7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
Named as one of the Top 25 Wineries in the US by Reader’s Digest, this winery is serving up phenomenal wine with panoramic vineyard views. Only 10 minutes away from downtown San Luis Obispo, Chamisal Vineyards is a must for wine enthusiasts and those looking for fabulous wine to pair with their picnic. Enjoy their By The Glass Patio Experience as you dig into your picnic goodies (or you can purchase a picnic box from them).
6238 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
Open daily, and located on 124 acres of ecologically friendly, certified sustainable property, Wolff Vineyards welcome all picnic-goers to their winery! Their outdoor flower garden, surrounded by acres of vines creates is the perfect spot to enjoy some great wine and your picnic meal. As an added bonus they’re only 4.5 miles away from the ocean, for a spontaneous beach trip.
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
1947 See Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
Relax and unwind in this quaint vineyard at Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards. With a special outdoor area dedicated to picnics, this winery is another great option! They also are dog-friendly, if you want to bring your fluffy companion along with you. They offer a wide assortment of wines ranging from whites to reds to sparkling, there are even some cider options.
Ready – Set – Picnic!
Ready to relax, unwind and enjoy a picnic in beautiful Edna Valley? Book a phone consultation to talk about a wine tour in Edna Valley, email Info@SLOSafeRide.com, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote.