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San Luis Obispo County wineries are broken down into four distinct American Viticulture Areas (or wine regions), each with their own unique climates and terroir profiles that result in world class varietals:

  • Arroyo Grande Valley
  • Edna Valley
  • Paso Robles
  • York Mountain

The largest of the AVAs is Paso Robles, which spans over 666,000 acres with 40,000 acres of vineyards planted.

The Paso Robles AVA is so large it is divided into eleven sub-regions that cover the cities of Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel, Shandon, Creston, and Santa Margarita.

The York Mountain AVA is nestled right up against the Paso Robles AVA, but is distinct enough of a region to deserve its own designation.

The Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley wine regions can be found in the southern half of San Luis Obispo County, and produce the perfect Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs crafted with grapes grown closer to the coast.

In addition to the four wine regions, San Luis Obispo County is also home to the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, which spans from Cambria to Cayucos in the northern half of the county. The trail is a collection of wineries that aren’t part of an AVA, but still an important part of the fabric that makes up San Luis Obispo County wineries.


WINE TASTING IN SLO COUNTY

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Wine tasting is the most popular way to experience and explore all the wines San Luis Obispo County has to offer.

With over 200 wineries that have tasting rooms on their properties, there is no lack of regions and varietals to learn about and discover during your next wine tasting weekend.

To help you plan your next outing we’ve curated a list of all the wineries in SLO County where you can visit their vineyards, and do some wine tasting while you’re there.

If you can’t make it out wine tasting at the vineyards check out our Food & Drink page to find wine bars, off-site tasting rooms, and restaurants featuring local wines in every city!

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ADELAIDA DISTRICT

WINERIES

Adelaida Vineyards

DAOU Vineyards & Winery

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

All Adelaida District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High2108′
Average1590′
Low900′

CLIMATE

High81.2°F
Low44.8°F
Rain3.1″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Grenache

Zinfandel

Syrah

Mourvedre

Chardonnay


CRESTON DISTRICT

WINERIES

B&E Vineyard

Chateau Margene Estate Vineyard

Gallo Vineyards

STANGER

All Creston District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1786′
Average1076′
Low1012′

CLIMATE

High83.9°F
Low47.7°F
Rain3.1″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinfandel

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Syrah

Merlot


EL POMAR DISTRICT

WINERIES

Sculpterra

Fabelist Wine Co

Rava Wines

Hidden Oak Winery

All El Pomar District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1180′
Average991′
Low843′

CLIMATE

High83.8°F
Low47.8°F
Rain2.63″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Syrah

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Merlot

Grenache

Cabernet Franc


PASO ROBLES ESTRELLA DISTRICT

WINERIES

Allegretto Vineyards Resort
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Cinquain Cellars
Eos Estate Winery

All Estrella District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1309′
Average885′
Low662′

CLIMATE

High85.1°F
Low48.7°F
Rain2″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Zinfandel

Merlot

Syrah


PASO ROBLES GENESEO DISTRICT

WINERIES

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
Tobin James Cellars
Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
Robert Hall Winery

All Geneseo District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1163′
Average934′
Low765′

CLIMATE

High84.8°F
Low48.4°F
Rain2″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Zinfandel

Syrah

Riesling

Learn More about the Paso Robles Geneseo District


PASO ROBLES HIGHLANDS DISTRICT

WINERIES

Shell Creek Vineyards

ELEVATION

High1606′
Average1449′
Low1216′

CLIMATE

High85.4°F
Low47.2°F
Rain1.89″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Chardonnay

Muscat Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot

Zinfandel

Syrah


PASO ROBLES WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT

WINERIES

Niner Wine Estates
Opolo Vineyards
Pelletiere Estate Vineyard and Winery
Tooth & Nail Winery

All Willow Creek District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1508′
Average914′
Low909′

CLIMATE

High80.7°F
Low45.6°F
Rain2.81″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinfandel

Viognier

Syrah

Chardonnay

Grenache


SAN JUAN CREEK DISTRICT

WINERIES

Tarrica Wine Cellars

ELEVATION

High1192′
Average1153′
Low1105′

CLIMATE

High85.6°F
Low48.6°F
Rain2.12″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS


SAN MIGUEL DISTRICT

WINERIES

Christian Lazo Wines
Locatelli Vineyards & Winery
Rabbit Ridge Winery

Vista Del Rey Vineyards

All San Miguel Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1025′
Average607′
Low628′

CLIMATE

High85.3°F
Low48.3°F
Rain2″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Petite Sirah (Durif)

Grenache

Zinfandel


SANTA MARGARITA RANCH DISTRICT

WINERIES

Ancient Peaks

All Santa Margarita Ranch District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1225′
Average1164′
Low1039′

CLIMATE

High82°F
Low46.8°F
Rain3.74″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon

Zinfandel

Pinot Noir

Merlot

Syrah

Chardonnay


TEMPLETON GAP DISTRICT

WINERIES

Castoro Cellars Vineyards & Winery
Peachy Canyon Winery
Seven Angels Cellars
Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

All Templeton Gap District Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High1157′
Average907′
Low773′

CLIMATE

High82.3°F
Low47°F
Rain2.54″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Zinfandel

Syrah

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet

Viognier

Mourvèdre (Mataro)


ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY

WINERIES

Peacock Cellars
Talley Vineyards

ELEVATION

High991′
Average491′
Low178′

CLIMATE

High72.3°F
Low49.2°F
Rain3″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Zinfandel

Syrah

Riesling

Learn more about the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA


EDNA VALLEY

WINERIES

Baileyana
Edna Valley Vineyard
Saucelito Canyon
Kynsi Winery

All Edna Valley Vineyards with Tasting Rooms

ELEVATION

High480′
Average340′
Low238′

CLIMATE

High72.4°F
Low49.4°F
Rain2.94″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Pinot Noir

Syrah

Riesling

Chardonnay

Grenache


YORK MOUNTAIN

WINERIES

Epoch Estates
Lago Giuseppe
Rocky Creek Cellars

ELEVATION

High1678′
Average1612′
Low1512′

CLIMATE

High78°F
Low46.1°F
Rain4.24″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Grenache

Mourvèdre (Mataro)

Syrah


PACIFIC COAST WINE TRAIL

WINERIES

Harmony Cellars
Stolo Vineyards & Winery

ELEVATION

High
Average
Low

CLIMATE

High68.2°F
Low49.1°F
Rain3.23″

during growing season

POPULAR VARIETALS

Syrah

Zinfandel

Cabernet Sauvignon

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