Varieties

Nearly two dozen wine varietals are grown in SLO Wine Country, reflecting the inherent nuances of the geography and the creativity of the local winemaking culture.

Burgundian varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are particularly recognized for excelling in our region, while Rhône varietals, including Syrah and Viognier, have also come on strong in recent years.

The SLO Coast is also distinguished by the quality of its aromatic whites, including Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In the warmer mountainous areas, you will also find Zinfandel and classic Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The resulting wines exhibit considerable diversity, but also unifying qualities that are native to the growing conditions of SLO Wine Country.