Central Coast Wine


Central Coast is a vast AVA that spans between Santa Barbara County in the south to the San Francisco Bay area in the north, touching six counties within the state of California. This huge expanse encompasses a diverse array of microclimates and growing conditions and is responsible for fifteen percent of the state’s total wine production.

The sub-AVA’s within Central Coast are:
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Salado Creek

~Amanda Schuster


– Description from Amanda Schuster

View More

Popular wines made in Central Coast under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Central Coast View all

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Popular Wineries in Central Coast View all

  • Concannon Vineyard

    They could speak, the rocks of Concannon Vineyard would tell a tale rich in history. Concannon...

  • L'Aventure Winery

    Stephan Asseo left Bordeaux to fulfill his dream of creating handcrafted Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon...

  • Camelot Winery & Vineyards

    The name Camelot evokes the magical kingdom of King Arthur’s court where beauty, goodness and har...

  • Io

    Syrah is a Persian Blue elixir teeming with flavors and textures that are well beyond the reach o...

  • Corbett Canyon Vineyards

    Corbett Canyon is a winery located in San Luis Obispo, California. Originally produced entirely...

  • David Bruce Winery

    David Bruce Winery has earned an international reputation throughout its nearly four decades for ...

Page 1 of 473

Central Coast on Snooth

  • Stephen Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2012


    At ciao Villagio Read More

    Wine review by gmb468

  • Welcome to Snooth Esol!  Have to agree that for big, tooth staining reds, ... of big, jammy zins in the central coast region however, they seem to be making less of these and more Rhone style blends. Another option for big reds we've liked is Grenache based blends from Priorat, Spain. Happy huntin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Inky Wines?

  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by ArchieBorealis

  • Hess Select Chardonnay 2014


    My go to everyday Chardonnay. Can't go wrong for the price point! Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Samsara Syrah Verna Santa Barbara 2012


    Deep and bold with great character. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Was hoping we could get to the point where we'd break down the good (and ... SpainOz (various regions)CA central coastCA north of the BayWAOthers And also talk about why we thought some worked well and others didn't. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • I can recall Jaffurs making a decent Grenache, and certainly Manfred Krankl has ... number with the grape in the central coast as well. It hasn't been a love or even like for me in CA, though Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • I haven t had a lot of stand out California Grenache. I've tastes a lot ... ... king if Grenache in the Central Coast would be Larry Shaffer of Tercer Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill 2014


    2014 vintage. Excellent Sta. Rita Hills chardonnay from Liquid Farm! There's some really nice creamy lemon pith on the nose. On the tongue is more creamy lemon, a bit of ripe white peach, a hint of clove, medium acidity and a medium long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Wild Horse Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by MagsDJ

  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

1 2 3 4 5  ...  473 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Central Coast Wine Top Lists

Recent Forum PostsView all

Central Coast wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network