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San Luis Obispo & South County Wine Tasting
  tasting experiences designed to accommodate all visitors. With around 35 different white, red and rosé wines to choose from, there
are wines for every palette, wheth- er the guest is a first-time wine taster or a wine expert. For those willing to adventure and discover,
an amazing experience awaits! With extensive picnic grounds and views, the tasting room is family- friendly and provides a memorable and fun experience for every guest.
Our Veteran Winemaker Rob Takigawa has been with us for twenty years, and is focused on bringing elegant Chardonnays, aromatic whites, and Pinot Noir wines from the cool Edna Valley and powerful reds from the warm- er Paso Robles to our visitors. These wines are rich in story, and those stories are brought to our visitor’s ears through the engaging Tasting Room team.
The Baileyana Tasting Room is located at 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo. It is open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. Reservations are required. Please book on Tock or call us at (805) 269-8200.
Wine, grappa, and apple brandy at Autry Cellars
Nestled in the heart of Edna Valley, overlooking rows of vineyards and a 40-mile stretch
of the Santa Lucia mountain range is Autry Cellars. Owner and artisan winemaker Steve Autry and his tasting room staff pour wine varietals, brandy, and grappa born from some of the best grapes selected from across the region, along with his signature apple brandy.
Autry Cellars’ informal, unpre- tentious tasting room is, “decorat- ed in early American warehouse” style, jokes Autry. However, don’t be deceived by the modest décor. In this tasting room visitors can experience superb wine varietals ranging from best selling petite sirah, malbec and viognier. In addition, you can taste gold medal best-in-class grappa and silver medal winning American oak and Hungarian oak brandies, awarded by the California Mid-State Fair.
With over 18 years of wine- making experience, Autry became a commercial winemaker 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 impres-
sive 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, autrycellars.com, (805) 546-8669.
Check out Claiborne and Churchill
Claiborne & Churchill, still run by original owners Clai-
            Award Winning Wines Spacious Outdoor Seating Cheese & Charcuterie Plates
Open Daily 12pm - 5pm
  claibornechurchill.com · 805-544-4066 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road · San Luis Obispo
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