Good news… it’s California Wine Month! And that means we have yet another occasion to celebrate our extraordinary local wineries!
Feel the buzz of excitement as harvest kicks off in the rolling, coastal hills, and grapes are picked and prepared to be crushed into everyone’s favorite beverage. Come to Avila to celebrate the top wine-producing state in the U.S. and the world’s fourth-largest wine-producing region in the world!
Wondering what makes our SLO AVA so special? With just a few miles between them, the elements of the Pacific Coast greatly shape the wines of California’s coolest wine-growing region.
One of the world’s longest-growing seasons Marine conditions keep things cool, complex, and balanced Varied marine topography of fossilized shells, shale, and sand 20 varieties grown, led by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Just 5,000 total vineyard acres planted Wines with a unique exuberance and energetic acidity
Have a hankering for a glass now? Visit the link to explore the wineries of Avila Beach. From charming seaside digs with sweeping ocean views to rustic tasting experiences in the hills, there is something to delight every wine lover here.
Escape the everyday as you navigate the winding roads of Avila Valley and uncover the region’s charming wineries, all famous for their award-winning wines. Downtown wine tasting rooms, See Canyon and Avila Valley wineries comprise Award Winning wineries and wine tasting options within five minutes from the beach in the Avila Beach area.
Combine a passion for quality and a heart for the local area with a hard-working family at the core of it all and you’ll find the perfect beginning to your wine adventure– Kelsey Winery, a treasured cornerstone of the central coast wine region.
Just like the central coast itself, Kelsey Winery is uniquely special; its innovative focus on Avila Beach as an apple-growing region allowed the Winery to create fine Apple Wines and in turn, allowed them to boom in popularity. The vineyard’s production of the “Golden Delicious,” the “Red Delicious,” and the “Scrumpy Hard Cider” embodies the true character of the Avila Valley; a sense of community, good apples, and even better wine.
True to the caliber of the vineyard and the family who runs it, Kelsey tries to create a fun and welcoming environment on their property every weekend with live music every Sunday. Not to mention, the winery serves as the epitome of the perfect central coast atmosphere for such occasions, with a gorgeous outdoor seating area and a brambling creek that snakes around the property.
The next stop on your Avila Wine Tour is Silver Horse Winery—a vineyard deeply rooted in Avila Beach’s history. Located just a couple miles down the road from Kelsey, Silver Course Winery’s tasting room is actually a 107-year-old schoolhouse perched atop a hill in the Avila Valley. Kick back and enjoy the scenic views on the property’s terrace as you sip on one of their fabulous wines.
From here, head to Clesi Wines . Focused on Italian varietals and Cabernet Sauvignon blends, Clesi was born from a passion for regional wines of Italy, grown and produced on California’s Central Coast. The name “Clesi” is a family name, originally from Sicily.
But don’t let the fun stop there, make your way to the seaside to breathe in the smells of the ocean as you sip the Italian style wines of Morovino Winery. Located seconds from the water, the Morovino Winery warmly opens their doors to those looking to have an Italian family-style experience. Not to mention, additions to property such a sunny wine lounge and gallery of local art make this seaside winery a must.
And if you cant get enough of the captivating sights and exquisite wines of the Avila Valley, continue your Avila Wine experience with any of these other wineries located within a walking distance of Morovino Winery:
Alapay Cellars: They are a small boutique which offers a wide selection ranging from the initial to the new Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, a rose wine crafted from a blend of rhone varietals, and even a Bordeaux Blend.
Avila Wine & Roasting Company : This is a must stop for wine tasting. AWR is a wine tasting room offering wines by the flight, by glass and by the bottle. They have been in the local wine industry for 25 years and have access to some of the highest quality wines at the best price.
Peloton Cellars: It is Peloton’s mission to create quality wines that are a pleasure to drink any night of the week and enjoy with any meal. All of their wines are crafted from the lush, fertile soil of the Paso Robles wine region of California’s Central Coast.
PierFront Wine & Brew : Come by and enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer, bubbly and an appetizer on PierFront Wine & Brew’s oceanfront patio.
Sinor-LaVallee: Sinor-LaVallee was founded in 1997 by Mike Sinor and Cheri LaVallee-Sinor. Starting with vintage 2013, their wines are from their estate vineyard near Avila Beach that has an Ocean View. They have 8 clones of Pinot Noir, Syrah, and 3 clones of Chardonnay.
Lastly, Croma Vera Wines specializes in Spanish varietals such as Albariño and Tempranillo. Croma Vera was founded in 2015 by Mindy Oliver and her husband, Chris Steins. The name Croma Vera, loosely translated from Latin, means True Colors.
If you find yourself exhausted from a day of adventure, make yourself at home at one of the many lodging opportunities Avila Beach has to offer!