Page 23 - SLO Visitors Guide Summer/Fall 2020
P. 23

 San Luis Obispo & South County Wine Tasting
Go wine tasting in SLO’s Edna Valley
Edna Valley is a charming coastal valley located just south of the city of San Luis Obispo and north of Arroyo Grande that boasts dozens of vineyards and wineries.
With its gentle sunshine, cool maritime fog and rich oceanic and volcanic soils, the Edna Valley appellation has California’s longest growing season.
Driving the back roads
of San Luis Obispo County’s picturesque Edna Valley is spectacular any time of the year with its rolling hills and vineyards, panoramic views, and historic school houses and barns.
Wine, grappa, and apple brandy at Autry Cellars
Nestled in the heart of Edna Val- ley, overlooking rows of vineyards and a 40-mile stretch of the Santa Lucia mountain range is Autry Cel-
lars. Owner and artisan winemaker Steve Autry and his tasting room staff pour wine varietals, brandy, and grappa borne from some of the best grapes selected from across the region, along with his signature apple brandy.
Autry Cellars’ informal, unpre- tentious tasting area is, “decorated
in early American warehouse” style, jokes Autry. However, don’t be de- ceived by the modest décor. Visitors can experience superb wine varietals ranging from best selling petite sirah to malbec and viognier. In addition, you can taste gold medal best-in- class grappa and silver medal win- ning American oak and Hungarian
oak brandies, awarded by the California Mid-State Fair.
With over 18 years of winemaking experience, Autry became a commercial wine- maker 10 years ago and a fully licensed brandy distiller in 2012. A visit to Autry Cellars is about discovery. He says people who visit his tasting room, “come for the wine and discover the brandy.” At Autry Cellars, visitors gain access to impressive wines and brandies that are available exclusively in the tasting room. Every wine is unique, and each is produced only in small quantities.
Visit Autry Cellars tasting room at 5450-B Edna Road in San
Luis Obispo; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily,, (805) 546- 8669.
Check out Claiborne and Churchill
Claiborne & Churchill, still
Enjoy vineyard views, picnic areas and bocce ball.
We make great wines for everyone’s palette! Sip on a wide range of award-winning wines at our historic Schoolhouse.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm • 805.269.8200
5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Call ahead to reserve your table. Reservations are often required. · 805-544-4066 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road · San Luis Obispo
SUMMER / FALL 2020 23
Award Winning Wines Spacious Outdoor Seating Cheese & Charcuterie Plates
Open Daily 12pm - 5pm

   21   22   23   24   25