San Luis Obispo Vineyards

Islay Hill, San Luis Mountain & Bishop’s Peak

San Luis Obispo Vineyards 

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in the region and distinctive sparkling wines are produced from fruit grown in the cooler western part of the valley. As you head inland beyond the fog line, temperatures get warmer and Rhone varieties flourish. At higher elevations excellent Zinfandel can be found. 

Edna Valley encompasses 35 square miles on the Central Coast and has been described as “The Burgundy of the Pacific” with concentration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. Long fingers of fog funnel cool ocean air from Los Osos and Morro Bay into the valley at night cooling the vineyards from the daytime heat.
Soils in the Edna Valley are generally clay-rich on the valley floor and thin sandstone and sandy clay loams on the hillsides.  Chardonnay and Pinot Noir make up most of the plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Merlot also grown in the area.

The Arroyo Grande Valley is a 16-mile-long valley in San Luis Obispo County that opens directly to the Pacific Ocean. Coastal fog and breezes make it one of the coolest and most temperate viticultural areas in California. These conditions result in a long and mild growing season, with bud break typically occurring in mid-February, flowering in early May and harvest in late September.

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