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National Red Wine Day: 9 Wineries To Celebrate In SLO County

National Red Wine Day: 9 Wineries to Celebrate in SLO County

National Red Wine Day is August 28, and there is no better place to celebrate than in San Luis Obispo County.  With hundreds of wineries just in SLO County alone, there are plenty of places to visit, raise a glass, and celebrate what makes red wine so special.  Plus at 100 calories per five-ounce pour and resveratrol from the grape skins to keep your brain sharp there really is no excuse not to get out and have a glass (or two!) . 

Here are nine wineries we found up and down SLO County to help you get out and celebrate National Red Wine Day!


Edna Valley Vineyard

Edna Valley Vineyard is located in the famed Edna Valley wine region, a short 10 minute drive south of San Luis Obispo.

Known for their chardonnay, the winery also produces incredible red wines to celebrate National Red Wine Day.


Examples of their Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon


Tasting Room:

2585 Biddle Ranch Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Hours:

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

Adelaida Vineyards and Winery is an estate vineyard and winery in Paso Robles, and is a quick 20 minute drive west of Paso’s downtown.

As the premier winery of the Adelaida District in the Paso Robles AVA, they offer five red wine varietals to choose from: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Rhone Reds.


Examples of their Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon

Rhone Reds

Cabernet Franc

Zinfandel


Tasting Room:

5805 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Hours:

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Sextant Wines

Sextant Wines began with the vision of proprietors Craig and Nancy Stoller to plant wine grapes in order to begin a nursery in Paso Robles, and realized in 2001 when the Stollers planted their first vineyard block in partnership with Sunridge Nurseries.

Today Sextant has six red wine varietals to choose from one National Red Wine Day: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, and Tennant.


Examples of their Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon

Tennant

Zinfandel

Merlot

Petite Syrah


Paso Robles Estate & Tasting Room:
2324 California Highway 46 East
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Edna Valley Tasting Room & Gourmet Deli:
1653 Maxwellton Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Paso Robles Estate Tasting Room Hours:
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Edna Valley Tasting Room Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


JUSTIN

In 1981 JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery planted their first vines in Paso Robles with the goal of producing Bordeaux-style blends.

Today the winery has expanded the acreage on which they grow their grapes, which allows them to produce six red wine varietals to help celebrate National Red Wine Day!


Examples of their Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

Syrah

Tempranillo

Merlot

Zinfandel

Malbec


Winery Tasting Room:
11680 Chimney Rock Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Downtown Paso Robles Tasting Room
811 12th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tasting Room Hours:
Sunday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Tasting Room Hours:
Sunday – Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Moonstone Cellars

Todd Clift and his father, Muril, began making wine as a hobby in 1998. 21 years later Todd is still making wine, only now it’s under his own label: Moonstone Cellars.

Today Moonstone Cellars offers a wide selection of varietals, and with a tasting room in the Village in Cambria there is no reason not to stop by and celebration National Red Wine Day!


Examples of their Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon

Petite Sirah


Tasting Room:
812 Cromwall Street
Cambria, CA 93428

Tasting Room Hours:
Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Brothers Georges and Daniel Daou grew up visiting their grandfather’s olive groves in Lebanon, and later surrounded by the vineyards of Southern France. When they arrived in the United States to attend UC San Diego, they brought with them a deep love of the rural life, grapes, wine, and vineyards.

After graduating at the top of their classes with degrees in Engineering, the brothers started Daou Systems, which went public in 1997. It was then that the brothers decided to realize their lifelong dream of owning a winery. Today visitors and locals alike can visit DAOU Mountain in Paso Robles and experience the incredible varietals grown right here in SLO County.


Examples of their Red Wines

Cabernet Auvignon

Pinot Noir


DAOU Vineyards & Winery
2777 Hidden Mountain Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Reservations are not required but encouraged. Walk-ins welcome when room available.

Tasting Room Hours:
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards celebrated their 20th year in business this year, and are proud to have been serving a large selection of wines for one of the lowest priced tasting fees this whole time.

You’ll be treated just like family when you visit the vineyards, relax by the creek, and indulge in one of their award-winning varietals. There just doesn’t sound like a better way to spend National Red Wine Day!


Examples of their Red Wines

Zinfandel

Syrah

Cabernet Sauvignon


Winery Tasting Room:
1947 See Canyon Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tasting Room Hours:
Open Daily
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Talley Vineyards

The Talley family has farmed in San Luis Obispo County for three generations, beginning in 1948 when Oliver Talley began growing specialty vegetables in Arroyo Grande Valley as Talley Farms.

Talley Vineyards was founded separately in 1986 by Don and Rosemary Talley, and today continues their rich traditions of producing incredible wines from their six vineyard sites in the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys.


Examples of their Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon

Syrah


Winery Tasting Room:
3031 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tasting Room Hours:
Monday – Sunday
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Tobin James Cellars

Tobin “Toby” James has always known he was going to own a winery. He grew up on a vineyard in Indiana, and went on to work in a wine shop before becoming an apprentice at Estrella River Winery.

Toby worked for other vineyards while perfecting his craft, and in 1993 finally built his own winery on Highway 46 in Paso Robles: Tobin James.

Today the winery is co-owned by James and Lance and Claire Silver, who continue to produce an incredible lineup of wines to celebrate with on National Red Wine Day!


Examples of their Red Wines

Sangiovese

Zinfandel

Syrah

Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon

Petite Sirah


Winery Tasting Room:
8950 Union Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tasting Room Hours:
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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