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SLO Wine Country in the news! Check out these great features from online, local, and national distributions.

May 1, 2018

Big Coast, Small Wonders

San Francisco Magazine

The core of the Central Coast between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo is several times the size of Napa and Sonoma wine country, but it receives only a fraction of the attention. As a result, the region, which ...

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May 1, 2018

San Luis Obispo Has Ocean Breezes- And Two Wine Regions: Our Guide to the Central Coast's Wine Country

Los Angeles Magazine

You could drive the 101 for years and never realize they were here: The Edna Valley and the contiguous Arroyo Grande Valley to the south qualify as the Central Coast’s stealth wine region.

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February 1, 2018

Top 10 Wine Travel Getaways of 2018

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

From the palatial digs of Hearst Castle in the north to the soft sands of Pismo Beach on the southern end, the coastline of San Luis Obispo County has been a vacationer’s paradise for more than a century.

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September 11, 2017

Why San Luis Obispo is coastal California's storybook wine country

Dallas News

Booze-induced illusions, or the awesomest wine escape ever?

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August 29, 2017


SLO Wine Country Blog

The 2017 harvest season in San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country is beginning to heat up this week, marking a near return to historical averages in this ultra-coastal region in southern San Luis Obispo County on C...

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August 23, 2017

Thanks to a Direct Flight, This Breathtaking Wine Region is Within Easy Reach From Seattle

Seattle Magazine

Make a quick getaway to surfing and wine paradise San Luis Obispo.

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August 15, 2017

SLO County wineries hope rainy winter, classic summer add up to a quality harvest

San Luis Obispo Tribune

The first wine grapes of the 2017 vintage are starting to be plucked from the vines in what growers are describing as a varied vintage.

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August 11, 2017

3 SLO County wine leaders will be honored at Mid-State Fair

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard has been named Wine Industry Person of the Year by the San Luis Obispo County wine industry.

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August 4, 2017

In San Luis Obispo, Fine Wine Pairs Well With Dogs

Fido Friendly

A dreamy landscape of gorgeous ocean, vineyard and mountain views

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August 1, 2017

Getting to Know SLO Wine Country

The Tasting Panel

The marine edge of California's Central Coast

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July 31, 2017

New wine-tasting room opens in Arroyo Grande, with another on the way

San Luis Obispo Tribune

The Village of Arroyo Grande is starting to offer more wine-tasting opportunities with the recent opening of one tasting room and another in the works.

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July 11, 2017

An Introduction to Paso Robles/SLO Coast

Wine Enthusiast

In San Luis Obispo County, surf Pismo Beach and hike Paso Robles. For wine, old-vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are worth exploring.

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May 9, 2017

SLO Wine Country, Part II

The Modesto Bee

OK, this is a first. In the 10 years of writing this column, I’ve never written one in two parts. A trip to San Luis Obispo Wine Country is a pretty big trip for us Valley folks.

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May 8, 2017

Edna Valley Vineyard Reopens Tasting Room with views of Islay

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Edna Valley Vineyard is reopening its tasting room doors Tuesday following a four-month renovation to open up the space, highlight views of the vineyards and add an outdoor patio.

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May 1, 2017

Escape to the Coast

Phoenix Magazine

Torn between a family-friendly beach romp in Southern California and a sophisticated adult sojourn to wine country in Northern California? Who says you have to choose? Get both in San Luis Obispo, a chill – a...

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April 11, 2017

Getting to Know California's Best Unsung Wine Regions

Wine Enthusiast

Largely overlooked, the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys illustrate the triumphs and challenges faced by California's many wine regions. Here's what to know.

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March 7, 2017

Valley Wineries Score Big

The Modesto Bee

When asked to name a few wineries I can count on, my answer has always been Bogle, McManis and Delicato.

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February 6, 2017

San Luis Obispo winter travel deals

The Mercury News

Whether you’re visiting Cal Poly or hitting the wine trail, San Luis Obispo is offering two ways to make your adventures a bit sweeter:

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February 2, 2017

Two Winning Edna Valley AVA White Wines

NorCal Wine

Paso Robles tends to dominate mindshare when it comes to San Luis Obispo County wines. That’s logical, because there are so many wineries there and a lot of excellent wine. But we shouldn’t overlook the AVA...

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February 1, 2017

Sip in SLO: Tasting Pass Program

NBC Los Angeles

Study up on a quartet of regional wineries during February and March via a $40 pass.

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February 1, 2017

SLO Wine Country Launches “Sip in SLO” Tasting Pass Program

Wine Industry Advisor

San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country today announced the launch of “Sip in SLO,” a new tasting pass program for the months of February and March.

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December 30, 2016

A 'SLO' wine getaway

Napa Valley Register

It has everything you could want in a prime wine destination: lush vineyards, winemakers up at first light to work the harvest, cozy lodging, and great food.

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December 26, 2016

A 'SLO' drive up California's Central Coast

The Jerusalem Post

Cool breezes waft their way through the vineyards of "SLO" wine country, on the coastal side of Santa Lucia Mountains in Central California.

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October 18, 2016

California Wine of the Week: Wolff Vineyards 2013 Petite Sirah, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo County

Santa Cruz Sentinel

For a petite sirah on the lighter side, try Wolff Vineyards estate grown 2013 Petite Sirah from Edna Valley. The petite sirah is the first planted in the Edna Valley, turning out a unusual cool climate version.

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August 30, 2016

California Wine of the Week: Talley 2013 Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley a rich and warm offering

Santa Cruz Sentinel

A rich, aromatic chardonnay with tropical notes makes a refined wine from Talley Vineyards. One of the oldest farming families in Arroyo Grande, the Talleys turned to grapes in the 1970s, specializing in pinot ...

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August 24, 2016

9 wines from San Luis Obispo introduce you to a region you should know

Chicago Tribune

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August 23, 2016

California Wine of the Week: Laetitia Vineyard and Winery 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery produces estate grown pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wines from their property, which overlooks th...

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August 21, 2016

Pleasurable Summer Wines - Part II

The Written Palete

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over t...

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August 1, 2016

Central Coast Sparkling Wine Map: SLO & SB County Bubbles Trails

Cali Coast Wine Country

If you love Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco, Cava and Bubbles, we’ve got you covered!

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July 30, 2016

Take is SLO

The Fresno Bee

From pinot to chardonnay to gewurztraminer, wineries in San Luis Obispo region offer guests a variety of tastes

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July 25, 2016

‘Stars of Pinot’ shine in Los Angeles

Paso Robles Daily News

Wines from San Luis Obispo County were amongst a stellar lineup of pinot noirs at the annual Stars of Pinot tasting held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles on July 20. Presented by Wine LA, a wine education en...

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July 20, 2016

Cali sparkler has a French pedigree

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Up the coast in Arroyo Grande, just six miles south of Pismo Beach, is a little corner of France. Champagne to be exact.

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July 13, 2016

San Luis Obispo Roll Out the Barrels Wine Weekend

Tasting Page

A great way to sample some of the 28 wineries in San Luis Obispo is by attending the Roll Out the Barrels wine weekend where you can get up close and personal with many of the winemakers.

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July 11, 2016

Need a Tasting Getaway? Go SLO!

Seaside Courier

If you’re looking for a summer road trip that won’t take you too far afield and has some spectacular wines and California coastal weather, I’ve got just the place for you.

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June 30, 2016

Pismo Dreamin'

Sacramento Magazine

This beachside city has a vibe all its own. Go for the beach, the wine, the food and the fun.

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June 24, 2016

Getaway: A wine lover’s weekend along California’s Central Coast

The Press Democrat

The heart of the California Central Coast is a mere four hours south of San Francisco, with stunning seaside villages like Cambria, Morro Bay, and Avila Beach. But it also is home to a remarkable cool-climate w...

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June 16, 2016

Roll Out the Barrels brings four days of wine events to SLO

The Tribune

The 26th annual wine celebration kicks off Thursday, June 23, in Mission Plaza. Open houses, special tastings and new wine events are set for Friday through Sunday.

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June 16, 2016

Five Epic Ways to Play at Pismo Beach

Mercury News

This is California as you remember it, a place where you can still build a bonfire on the beach, hop into a dune buggy and stroll along a 1,200-foot long wooden pier chewing saltwater taffy.

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June 14, 2016

Exceptional vines make award-winning grapes from Central Coast’s cool climate maritime terrior


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June 5, 2016

Roll Out the Barrels in SLO

NBC Bay Area

Greet the first days of summer at a mission-close cuisine confab.

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May 31, 2016

A Cool, Cali Coastal Wine with Spanish Roots

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Few things shape and define our culture in California more than the Pacific. And nowhere does it affect the wine more than the small Central Coast region of San Luis Obispo, where its 35 or so wineries are, on ...

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May 29, 2016

Have a Barrel of Fun

Santa Maria Times

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the annual Roll Out the Barrels event each summer. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve attended it for the last 20 years and it’s a great event that I always look forwar...

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May 26, 2016

Winemakers say grape-growing season off to promising but tenuous start

The Tribune

Next few weeks will be critical in determining the yield of this week’s crop. Winemakers say the vineyards are already healthier than last year.

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July 14, 2015

San Luis Obispo, Calif.'s city-to-sea wine trail

USA Today

The award-winning vintages coming out of San Luis Obispo's little-known and underappreciated Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Beach coastal wine growing areas (on average, just five miles from the wa...

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June 1, 2015

Coastal Energy (Feature: Page 70)

The SOMM Journal

Ocean, acid, energy - the keystones of the SOMM Journal's Sommelier Camp in April, 2015 and through which, our visitors fell in love with SLO Wine Country and the SLO life.

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August 27, 2014

San Luis Obispo County: Wine Country's Best-Kept Secret

LA Weekly

Pinot noir, syrah, chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling and gewürztraminer roll endlessly through the valleys, separated only by a few scattered two lane roads. A cool wind blows in easy gusts and in some places, ...

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January 4, 2014

Central Coast Wineries Well Worth A Visit

SF Gate

Central Coast wineries well worth a visit
Central Coast Wine Country has much to recommend it
Sarah Fritsche Updated 5:04 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2014


Rachel Gallery samples at Ch...

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January 3, 2014

Off Cali's beaten path Pass up familiar and take road less traveled to San Luis Obispo wines

Chicago Tribune

One of the more oft-quoted sayings of the English essayist Francis Bacon is "Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."

Works with wine too. For instance, if yo...

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