Wine Region OverviewCalifornia's Central Coast has a diverse and stunning wine region, waiting for you to come discover it.
The San Luis Obispo wine region is comprised of three pristine viticulture areas: the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley. Our small, mostly family-owned wineries are well known for their handcrafted bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Zinfandel and more.
The marine influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean provides a mild summer and warm fall, resulting in an unusually long growing season for the entire central coast. Combined with the region's rocky volcanic soils, these growing conditions produce fruit with intense varietal character and complex flavors that are typically found in the world's greatest wine regions.
The Paso Robles wine region holds 26,000 vineyard acres, producing more than 40 wine-grape varieties - from Spanish to Italian, Bordeaux to Rhone, including the area's heritage variety Zinfandel. The styles of wine are diverse in this very distinct region.
With the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles wine regions encompassing nearly 200 wineries, visitors will experience an infinite feel of tasting and enjoying the numerous varietals in the area.