San Luis Obispo Coastal Wine Trail

Tolosa Winery: A leader in sustainable winegrowing

This week I paid a quick visit to Tolosa Winery in the Edna Valley, just on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo. Tolosa is one of the bigger wineries I’ve visited and certainly has a more formal, corporate feel. The grounds are beautiful, especially as the leaves begin to change colors as autumn sets in (I’m from Chico, … Continue reading

Rockin’ Harvest: SLO Vintners 21st Annual Harvest Celebration

Last week I wrote a little about the SLO Vintners Association, mostly to lay the groundwork for this week’s post about the Association’s Rockin’ Harvest Celebration. Until Becky Gray, Executive Director of the SLO Vintners Association, came to talk to the Cal Poly Vines to Wines club a couple weeks ago, I had no idea … Continue reading

SLO Vintners: An association of people who do what they love and love what they do

Last Monday I posted a map of some of the key wineries in the SLO Wine Region which are members of the SLO Vintners’ Association. This week it occurred to me that many people don’t know what the SLO Vintners’ Association is or what they do, so I did some research and this is a … Continue reading

Key Wineries in the SLO Wine Region

There are hundreds of wineries in the San Luis Obispo region and the SLO Vintners Association has 35 member wineries; these are just a few the ones closest to the heart of San Luis Obispo. For a full list of wineries in the SLO Vintners Association, see the Association’s website.

Red wine vs. White wine: What IS the difference?

We’ve talked a lot about different wines and what you can find here in the San Luis Obispo wine region. What we haven’t talked about is what each of these wines is and what the difference is between them. Let’s start at the very root of it all: red wine versus white wine. What’s the … Continue reading

Four wine students and one wine professional: What they’re glad they’ve learned

How does a winegrape crush work?

Good question. Listen in to find out!

The wine that cries Wolff

Yes, that’s “Wolff”–not “wolf.” This week I visited Wolff Vineyards in Edna Valley, only about a 20-minute drive from my apartment on campus. I sat with Jean-Pierre Wolff, the owner and vintner of Wolff Vineyards, outside the tasting room overlooking the beautiful green, rolling hills and sweeping rows of grapevines as he told me all about … Continue reading

A Sunset Trip to the Vineyard

This weekend Telulah (my car) and I made a quick trip out to the vineyard on the Cal Poly campus. The drive takes you through a lot of the land dedicated to Cal Poly’s entire agriculture program; you’ll see orchards and flower fields and maybe get “moo”-ed at once or twice. Once you’re there, take … Continue reading