Adventures in Wine Country

Adventures in SLO Wine Country
Friday-Sunday, June 24th-26th, 2016
Educational Events, Open Houses, Wine Specials, and more!
Activities, Times and Ticket Prices vary
ALL WINERIES WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH WINE SPECIALS & BARREL TASTINGS.  CLICK HERE FOR ALL WINERIES AND LOCATIONS.
To purchase tickets for these events, click on the "Buy Tickets" button below:

We've got a weekend full of adventures with the winemakers!  Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses and festivities all weekend long--featuring live music, food pairings, and wine specials at participating winery locations.  Build your own itinerary, or let us help you build the perfect weekend for you.  Email info@slowine.com for assistance.  There’s an action-packed weekend of world-class winetasting waiting for you!


 

 

Center of Effort
2195 Corbett Canyon Rd, Arroyo Grande
(805) 782-9463
Picnic in the Vines
Friday, June 24th; 12-3pm
Tickets: $50/two people


Center of Effort is hosting an afternoon picnic to kick off Roll Out the Barrels on Friday, June 24th. Chef Kari Ziegler from Comfort Market in Arroyo Grande will be providing delicious, ready-made picnic lunches for two.  Local musician, Matt Cross will be providing acoustic melodies for your enjoyment from 12-3pm.  Come out and enjoy an afternoon of great music and fresh, “Farm to Table” eats under the oak next to our ripening vines! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

 

Chamisal Vineyards & Saucelito Canyon Vineyards
7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo
(805) 541-9463
Gourmet Burgers with Chamisal Vineyards & Saucelito Canyon Vineyards
Friday, June 24th; 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: $70 per person || $50 Club Member pricing || Note: 2 tickets at Club Member Price

For the first time ever Chamisal Vineyards and Saucelito Canyon are putting on a burger bash!  We will be celebrating summer with Gourmet Burgers and a wide variety of wines picked exclusively for this event! We will have everything from Old Vine Zinfandel to Luscious Chardonnay. Chef Jeff Scott will be preparing his famous burger bar and Bear Market Riot will be playing their tunes all night! Make sure to come out and enjoy the sunset with a perfect representation of the Edna Valley!

 

Edna Valley Vineyard

2585 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo
(805) 544-5855
Barrels and Beats at Edna Valley Vineyard
Friday, June 24th; 12pm-4pm
Tickets: $20 per person 

One of the most fun weekends in SLO Wine Country each year, stop by our tasting room to get the Edna Valley Vineyard experience. Enjoy unfiltered barrel samples and our excellent wine offerings, all while listening to live local music. Complimentary for club members, $20 for non-club members (waived with purchase of any 2 bottles of limited production wine)

 

Sextant Wines
1653 Old Price Canyon Road, SLO, CA 93401
805-542-0133
Sextant Paella Festival
Friday, June 24th
$85 per person / $75 for Sextant Club Members

Come join us at our Edna Valley location during 'Roll Out the Barrels' as we celebrate our Paella Festival! Chef Nick Nolan will be preparing a delicious meal you won't forget. The menu will feature Tapas followed by a delicious Classic Valencia style Paella and a mouth-watering Vegetable Paella. Live music will accompany this fantastic event!
Contact Kristin Gillespie, Concierge@sextantwines.com for more information.
 

Sinor-LaVallee
550 1st Street, Avila Beach, Ca 93424
805-459-9595
Dynamic Vineyard Tour with Winemaker Mike Sinor
Friday, June 24th 10am-1pm
$40/person

The Bassi Vineyard tour offers a behind the scenes look at alternative farming with long-time local winemaker, Mike Sinor. Enjoy a scenic walk through the vineyard, just one mile from the ocean, while learning about one of the most coastal vineyards in San Luis Obispo Wine Country. Following your vineyard exploration, this small group will reconvene at our Avila Beach tasting room for small bites and an exclusive flight consisting of our library, current and future wines. There you will taste experimental wines that will reflect topics discussed on the vineyard tour. 

Contact Aly Pulford, aly@sinorlavallee.com or call 805-459-9595 for more information.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center of Effort
2195 Corbett Canyon Rd, Arroyo Grande
(805) 782-9463
Guided Wine and Cheese Pairing
June 25th; 11am and 2:30pm


Wine and cheese have a long and quite natural affinity, as they are both born of the age-old need to preserve fresh foods through fermentation. We at COE have become very fond of Sophie and Paul since they opened their excellent cheese shop, ‘Fromagerie Sophie’ on Garden Street in 2013. Curating an assortment of selected cheese and charcuterie from around the world, their understanding this craft and dedication to sharing their knowledge with clients is unparalleled.

Sophie will share a selection of her personal favorites, and lead a discussion of pairing cheese and wine. Together we will taste and discuss successful and more challenging pairings. Attendees will leave with an increased appreciation of the world of fromage, as well as a small selection of cheeses for further evaluation at home.

This seminar will be held in our cellar, please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear.  $50 per person, only 24 spaces available.

 

Chamisal Vineyards

7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo
(805) 541-9463
Chamisal Estate Tour
June 25th; 10am and 1pm || 6 people per tour
$60 Per Person; $45 Wine Club Members

Educational Tour & Private Tasting: The tour starts at our tasting room where you will be greeted by one of our knowledgeable hospitality associates. After a brief introduction and taste of our Estate Chardonnay, we will hop on our all-terrain limo golf cart for a fun, educational vineyard cruise. You will learn about the history of Chamisal Vineyards and the art of viticulture. As we wind our way through the vineyard, you will be surrounded by the Santa Lucia Mountain range and the rolling vineyard hills of the Edna Valley, making for stunning and beautiful vistas (make sure to bring your cameras). At the winery, you will learn the journey a grape takes from the time it’s harvested to being bottled. Next, you will enjoy a private tasting in the Califa Barrel Room where you will enjoy a customized flight of our Califa selection and higher-end, limited production wines. Following your private tasting, we will head back up to the Estate Patio where you each will enjoy a complimentary cheese plate from local Cheese Monger, Sophie Formargerie.

 

Claiborne & Churchill
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, SLO, CA 93401
805-544-4066

Aromatic White Wine Challenge
Saturday, June 25th; 11am - 3pm
$15 per person / $10 for Club Members - Waived with $50 purchase

 

A Claiborne & Churchill staff favorite! Join a C&C team member in our tasting/barrel room to test your palate with a fun and challenging blind tasting of aromatic white wines! Each guest is given a flight of five wines to compare and contrast the aromatics, color, mouthfeel, taste and finally determine which varietal is in each glass. Guests who get all five varietals correct win a free Claiborne & Churchill logo hat!

 
Pinot & Paella: The Past, Present and Future of Twin Creeks Pinot Noir
Saturday, June 25th; 5-7pm
$55 per person / $65 for Club Members 

Calling all Pinot lovers! Join us for a five year vertical tasting experience featuring library and current vintages plus a barrel sample of the 2015 vintage of our Twin Creeks Pinot Noir.  Winemaker Coby Parker-Garcia will discuss the growing conditions, different clones and the winemaking practices of these limited bottlings. Enjoy a Paella and Pinot reception in our garden with bistro seating and live music by Chris Beland. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste and purchase these wines including futures of the 2015 vintage that’s still in barrel!

 

Filipponi Ranch Cellars
1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 903-3567
Filipponi Ranch Hike & BBQ Lunch
June 25th; 11am-2pm
$55 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and begin your Wine Country weekend with an inspiring hike through the Filipponi Ranch led by Winemaker Peter Cron.  Enjoy majestic views of the Edna Valley while learning about the history, biology and geology of the ranch.  Relax on the trail with wine tasting of our current releases and barrel tasting of our upcoming releases.  Finish the afternoon with a Ranch Style Lunch (including BBQ’d beef tri-tip and chicken, salad, garlic bread and ranch beans). 

 

Kynsi Winery
2212 Corbett Canyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 544-8461
Stone Corral Vineyard Luncheon--SOLD OUT!
June 25th at 11am
$55 per person / $45 Wine Club members

Welcome to Stone Corral Vineyard and our private, VIP spot. It is a hidden jewel under a canopy of century old oaks, overlooking the vineyard and the Edna Valley appellation. Savor a gourmet luncheon in this soulful spot with Kynsi wines produced from this highly regarded vineyard. Walk in the soil, discover its history and get a true taste of terroir.
Contact info@kynsi.com for more information.

 

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA
(805) 481-1772
Music, Food and a Vineyard Tour
Saturday, June 25th; 1pm-4pm
$20 per person

 

Peloton Cellars
470 Front St, Avila Beach, Ca 
(805) 627-1080
Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing
Saturday 1-5pm 

For the first time ever we are opening our library doors, dusting off our beautifully aged wines and featuring them in our fan favorite Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairing Event!  Join us anytime between 1:00-5:00 for a trio of library selection wines and artistically created gourmet grilled cheeses created by local chef, Tara Stumph.  These library wines will be available for purchase by event attendees only.  $45, Wine Club $35 

 

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
3080 Biddle Ranch Road San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401
805 543 2111
Rose Release Party & Sunday Case Sale
Saturday 11-4 pm

Saturday join Saucelito Canyon at the tasting room in Edna Valley for our annual summer Rosé release Party! Live music by local favorite Pat Pearson, Provence inspired food pairings & the unveiling of the 2015 Dry Rosé. $25 per person, $15 wine club members & Barrels in the Plaza ticket holders.
 

 

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805.594.1318
Tapas at Two
Saturday, June 25th; 2pm-4pm
$40 per person

ta·pas; small Spanish savory dishes.
Join us on Saturday to celebrating the 26th Annual Roll Out the Barrels weekend! Stephen Ross will be featuring our Spanish varieties from the Edna Valley, and an educational and comparative vertical of three vintages of Stone Corral Estate Pinot Noir, paired with an assortment of hearty Tapas, prepared by Willow Market. Limited to 50 people.
Contact Sarah Boone, sarah@stephenrosswine.com or call 805.594.1318 for more information.
 

Talley Vineyards
3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande CA
805-489-0446 ext. 12
Talley Vineyards Retrospective Tasting and Farm to Table Luncheon
Saturday, June 25th 10:30am-1:30pm
$75 per person

Join Talley Vineyards as we celebrate thirty years of winemaking. Vintner Brian Talley will lead a retrospective tasting highlighting the best of our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir throughout the years. The tasting experience will be followed by a farm to table luncheon featuring locally sourced fresh produce provided by Talley Farms Fresh Harvest. We invite you to be a part of this one of a kind opportunity to enjoy the best of our thirty years of winemaking.

 

Tolosa 
4910 Edna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 782-0500
Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Barrel Tasting 
June 25th; 10am 
Tickets $60

Explore Tolosa’s new flagship Pinot Noir, Primera, and Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines with our winemaker, Jim Kress.  Jim will personally lead you through a tasting and discussion of our exceptional wines from renowned appellations throughout California.  Discover why our Edna Valley merits its inclusion in this distinguished company.  Our futures tasting experience includes 9 samples directly from the barrel followed by small bites from SLO Provisions. These are small production barrel lots offered as futures only through July.
As part of Roll Out the Barrels weekend, we proud to offer this exclusive event. With limited seats available and special pricing for this weekend only, you don’t want to miss out!
 

Wolff Vineyards
6238 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-0448
Meet the Wolves at Wolff
June 25th; 11am-5pm || $15 per person (no charge for wine club)

In collaboration with the WHAR wolves rescue organization of Paso Robles CA., an educational demonstration of some of the wolves in care of the WHAR organization will take place at Wolff Vineyards.  This licensed rescue facility will bring their well behaved animals; wonderful photo opportunities will be available from noon to 4 pm.  The tasting room will be open at its regular hours from 11 am to 5 pm. Wine purchases will be available at special discounts.  Wolff Vineyards will make a corporate donation to the WHAR non-profit organization.     

We invite you to celebrate the beginning of summer at our scenic tasting room and newly landscaped garden with sweeping views of the Edna Valley. The ambience and festive atmosphere of Wolff Vineyards’ well know hospitality will be a highlight of your day. Enjoy our award winning wines while sampling our special, Syrah infused meatball sandwiches. Come and experience old world tradition combining California style and European flair. - Special discounts will be available.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verdad Wines at Spoon Trade

295 West Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA
(805) 686-4200
Brunch at The Spoon Trade
Sunday, June 26th 10:30am
Tickets: $35

Spoon Trade Restaurant in Arroyo Grande will be featuring the wines of Verdad served with the delicious food from Spoon Trade.

 

Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth
5828 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo
(805) 269-8200
The Vine - anatomy and lifecycle
Sunday, June 26th 12-1pm
Tickets: $37.50 per person

Ever wanted to know more about the Chardonnay grape vine? Kicking off with a glass of our Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, enjoy an interactive session on the anatomy of a vine, how it grows, how it bears fruit and how it is pruned - up close and personal after a short stroll into our vineyard. Finish with a tasting flight of 5 of our Chardonnays, which showcase how the different soils and winemaking styles affect what goes into your glass!

 

Chamisal Vineyards

7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo
(805) 541-9463
Chamisal Estate Tour
June 25th; 10am and 1pm || 6 people per tour
$60 Per Person; $45 Wine Club Members

Educational Tour & Private Tasting: The tour starts at our tasting room where you will be greeted by one of our knowledgeable hospitality associates. After a brief introduction and taste of our Estate Chardonnay, we will hop on our all-terrain limo golf cart for a fun, educational vineyard cruise. You will learn about the history of Chamisal Vineyards and the art of viticulture. As we wind our way through the vineyard, you will be surrounded by the Santa Lucia Mountain range and the rolling vineyard hills of the Edna Valley, making for stunning and beautiful vistas (make sure to bring your cameras). At the winery, you will learn the journey a grape takes from the time it’s harvested to being bottled. Next, you will enjoy a private tasting in the Califa Barrel Room where you will enjoy a customized flight of our Califa selection and higher-end, limited production wines. Following your private tasting, we will head back up to the Estate Patio where you each will enjoy a complimentary cheese plate from local Cheese Monger, Sophie Formargerie.

 

Claiborne & Churchill
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, SLO, CA 93401
805-544-4066
Aromatic White Wine Challenge
Sunday, June 26th; 11am-3pm
$15 per person / $10 Wine Club members - Waived with $50 purchase

A Claiborne & Churchill staff favorite! Join a C&C team member in our tasting/barrel room to test your palate with a fun and challenging blind tasting of aromatic white wines! Each guest is given a flight of five wines to compare and contrast the aromatics, color, mouthfeel, taste and finally determine which varietal is in each glass. Guests who get all five varietals correct win a free Claiborne & Churchill logo hat!

 

Filipponi Ranch
1850 Calle Joaquin, SLO, CA 93405
(805) 903-3567
Filipponi Ranch Barrel Tasting and BBQ
Sunday, June 26th; Noon-4pm
$25 per person

Join Filipponi Ranch on the patio for a BB&B
Barreling Tasting  -  BBQ  -  Bread
Grab your friends and come on down to the ranch to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Peter Cron is pulling out the Barrel Samples. Patriarch Herb Filipponi is grilling local sausages and SLO Sourdough on the BBQ. Daughters are pouring at the Bar


Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
3080 Biddle Ranch Road San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401
805 543 2111
Sunday Case Sale
Sunday June 26th, 11-4 p.m.

Sunday the fun continues with our annual case sale! Taste a flight of the season’s best selling wines & stock up for summer! Enjoy live music by bluegrass artist Billy Manzik and barrel samples of the 2015 vintage with winemaker Tom Greenough. $15 per person, Complimentary for club members.


Sinor-LaVallee
550 1st Street, Avila Beach, Ca 93424
805-459-9595
Dynamic Vineyard Tour with Winemaker Mike Sinor
Sunday, June 26th 10am-1pm
$40/person

The Bassi Vineyard tour offers a behind the scenes look at alternative farming with long-time local winemaker, Mike Sinor. Enjoy a scenic walk through the vineyard, just one mile from the ocean, while learning about one of the most coastal vineyards in San Luis Obispo Wine Country. Following your vineyard exploration, this small group will reconvene at our Avila Beach tasting room for small bites and an exclusive flight consisting of our library, current and future wines. There you will taste experimental wines that will reflect topics discussed on the vineyard tour.

Contact Aly Pulford, aly@sinorlavallee.com or call 805-459-9595 for more information.