BIG news! 🍷 Here in San Luis Obispo County, SLO Coast has become an official American Viticulture Area (AVA)! This viticultural designation recognizes the distinctive character of California Central Coast wines shaped by cool Pacific Ocean breezes and makes us the newest AVA in America.
Our new AVA is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Mountains, and Santa Barbara County. It includes all vineyards within a15-mile wide swath. This corridor houses 78 vineyards with 3,942 acres planted to vines.
While a majority of the acreage is planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this cool-climate region also hosts a diversified lineup of varieties like Albariño, Riesling, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah.
Visit Avila wine country for the ultimate taste of this new AVA- check out our wine guide to get planning!