Finding a Good Bottle of Wine in Edna Valley
For a Good Bottle of Wine in Edna Valley, south of San Luis Obispo, here are our recommendations. We’ve written about the wineries with links. These are listed in the order of our preference, start at the top and work your way down as you taste through the valley.
Kynsi Winery – We found a bountiful number of interesting wines here from Pinot Noir to their Harvest Cuvee. Go here for their wines and their gardens surrounding their tasting area, full of hummingbirds and fragrance.
Chamisal Vineyards – A wonderful patio area provides the perfect place to savor their wines. They’re a little pricey. Enjoy their Syrah….good stuff.
Clesi – Hidden behind another wine maker and a house in rebuilding process, off 101 at the south end of SLO, you’ll find very European wines, dry taste with lower alcohol. Whites to reds, it is worthy of a visit. Winemaker Steve even uses terra cotta urns for aging, as in Italy.
Sextant – Located in the ‘old town’ area of Edna Valley, wines from Albarino, Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, Zinfandel & Syrah. A deli is attached with tables available outside for lunch.
Saucellito Canyon– We visited for their Zins and were not disappointed. Spent a wonderful lunch time here on their grass picnic area enjoying their wine on a sunny warm winter day. Like them on Yelp and receive a free tasting and purchase discount.
Sans Liege- This is a urban store front in Pismo Beach serving up Rhone style blends. With eclectic names like ‘Fool’s Errand’ and ‘The Offering’ you should stop here and savor their wines. They’re not on the local wine trail maps, so look for them on 870 Price St. in downtown Pismo.
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards- A classic farm style wine tasting, very family feel. We spent a half hour chatting with the family patriarch sitting in his golf cart in the parking lot. We enjoyed their Three Amigos GSM. They also offer hard cider.
Talley Vineyards- Some nice wines served in an estate.
Peloton Cellars- An urban tasting room in Avila Beach with cycling decorations.
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars- In an industrial park south of San Luis Obispo, known for their Pinot Noir.
Phantom Rivers – A restored 1880’s house in the middle of Arroyo Grande. Savor their 2009 Zinfandel & their non-vintage Cosmic Red (with a little port like wine added to it.)
Edna Valley Vineyards – Enjoyed their 2011 Blended Red Wine
Autrey Cellars – Winemaker is dabbling in spirits, should have his license soon.
Baileyana Winery – An old refurbished school house with a European blending style. The first time around no wines sang for us, but recently we visited and enjoyed their 2012 Trenza Mosaico & 2012 Trenza Tinto, both at $33.
Clairborne & Churchill – Good spread of wines including Gewurztraminer & Riesling, Piniot Noir and Malbec. They have very nice grounds for a picnic with an outdoor tasting bar.
Wolff Vineyards – Sip their 2011 Syrah