This website,, is great for keeping up on wine-related and other events in SLO County. Also, if you’re a traveling wine-o (which I someday hope to be!), it has sites for most of the major wine regions in the U.S.

This site is a locally run website managed by the San Luis Obispo Vintners Association. It includes another list of wine-related events in San Luis Obispo county, along with a wine tasting map, a list of wineries that are members of The SLO Vintners Association (Cal Poly included!), information about food and lodging in SLO County and much more.

What better resource to use than the county’s own website? is run by the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau. It includes information about the local wine country, plus information on just about anything else you might want to know about SLO County. Fun fact: the site is offered in English, Spanish, French and German! includes some basic information on most of the wine regions in California. If you’re looking for a quick summary of what you’ll find in the San Luis Obispo wine region (or any other recognized wine region in California), this site is perfect for you!

This link takes you straight to the “Wine” section on the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s website (for those of you unfamiliar with the area, the Tribune is the main local newspaper). Keep up on local wine events and other newsworthy stories by adding it to your RSS feed!

Here’s a short, informative article on about some of the differences between wines grown in Europe and wines grown in many other parts of the world (and the long-running debate among wine connoisseurs over which are better).

I found this short article on one of my favorite websites, It offers a chart displaying the “family tree” of wine grapes recently revealed by a researcher at Cornell University and a little bit of information on what the chart contains. Personally I cannot understand the chart quite yet, but that is exactly why we’re learning together!

In the interest of letting you “shop around” for your information on wine in San Luis Obispo and the rest of the Central Coast, here is one more of the many, many websites that provide information on where to eat, where to sleep, and what to do (taste wine, of course!) in SLO County.

If you’re more interested in the business side of wine, here is another interesting article I found on (make sure you click the hyperlink attached to “experienced a better return”).

Finally, let’s throw in some shameless school spirit. Here is a link to Cal Poly Wine’s website, where you can read about the wines and the winemakers, purchase wine (and cheese!) and find a link to more information about Cal Poly’s Wine and Viticulture program.


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