San Luis Obispo County Wine Country

Map of San Luis Obispo County

The residents of San Luis Obispo County have a nickname for their region: SLO. It’s a clever abbreviation, sure, but it’s also a way of life, where the simple pleasures are enjoyed, food is savored, and relaxation is placed at a premium. After a couple of days, you, too, might find yourself SLOing down, just a little.

Fly Into

SBP San Luis Obispo Regional Airport 
(San Luis Obispo, CA)

Drive

9 minsmins To San Luis Obispo, California
Where is

San Luis Obispo County

TOP TIPS FOR SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

  1. The drama of California’s central coast has to be seen to be believed, so schedule a ride down Highway 1.

  2. Located between the big cities, this county has retained a laid-back lifestyle, so don’t rush.

  3. Grapes are the No. 2 crop (behind strawberries); fit in time for a tasting or two.

When to Go

Summertime, with its cultural activities, is fabulous. But the calendar is full year-round, and wintertime comes with a decline in tourism for a quieter feel.
Weather
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Nearby

Cities
Regions
  • Coastal San Luis Obispo, CA

APPELLATIONS (AVAs)

Primary
  • Arroyo Grande Valley AVA
  • Central Coast AVA
  • Edna Valley AVA
  • Paso Robles AVA
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Don't Miss

  1. Hearst Castle Built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, this opulent estate is a jawdropping architectural marvel.
    750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon CA
  2. Central Coast Jeep Tour Adventures “Weatherized” jeeps offer a rugged, fun way to experience the vineyards scattered throughout the region.
    2210 Villa Lane, Paso Robles CA
  3. Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards Lovingly handcrafted, Kelsey See’s award-winning wines place an emphasis on quality over quantity. 1947
    1947 See Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo CA
  4. Morro Rock This iconic volcanic plug sits at the entrance to Morrow Bay Harbor—you’ll definitely catch a glimpse of it.
    , Morro Bay CA

lodging

Hotel
Cambria Pines Lodge

Nestled on 25 wooded acres with beautiful grounds and landscaped gardens, Cambria Pines Lodge offers 152 rooms and suites for every taste and occasion.

Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Paso Robles Inn & Hot Springs

Nestled in the heart of wine country in the historic downtown district of Paso Robles, the historic Paso Robles Inn features 98 guest rooms in a beautiful garden setting.

Restaurants

SUSHI
Goshi Restaurant

Local favorite restaurant that prepares fresh sushi and other beautifully plated Japanese favorites.

BAKERY
Breaking Bread Bakery

Pick up fresh, flavorful breads, sweet pastries, or stop in for a sandwich and coffee at this quaint, counter-serve café.

Things To Do

Tours
Margarita Adventures

Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a zip lining tour. Take in the beautiful views as you soar with options to taste wines afterwards.

Attractions
San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens

When in the area, stop by this quaint garden to explore a variety of plants, as well as hummingbirds and lizards. The plants are well-labeled, so you can learn about each one while gathering inspiration for your own garden.

Wineries

Winery
Justin Vineyard & Winery

Visit this beautiful winery for an elegant tasting experience in the modern tasting room, or out on a patio that boasts stunning vineyard views. There is a restaurant and an inn on site, should you decide you’re not ready to leave.

Winery
Chamisal Vineyards

Drive among the vineyards to reach this winery with a small indoor tasting area and a patio with lovely views. Your wine flight is served by excellent, knowledgeable staff.

Did you Know?

Movie buffs are in for a treat: Hearst Castle is the real-life inspiration for Xanadu, the titular character’s unfinished estate in the classic film “Citizen Kane.”

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