Edna Valley Wine


The Edna Valley AVA is located within San Luis Obispo County in California’s Central Coast. Its proximity to the Pacific Coast, with cool, foggy mornings and sunny days ensures a moderate climate conducive to a long growing season and balanced grapes. The valley was once part of the ocean floor, so much of the chalk, loam and clay soils have a fertile subsoil composed of ancient marine sediment. 
Missionaries and settlers planted grapes in the region starting in the 1800s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s (well after Phylloxera, the Prohibition and Depression) that the region began to take shape. Burgundian grapes such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay do well in this cool-climate region, while Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Viognier and Rousanne also produce excellent wines. ~Amanda Schuster
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  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Tolosa WInery

    Tolosa Winery is a solar, sustainable estate winery located in the San Luis Obispo, on the centra...

  • Alban Vineyards

    Alban Vineyards is a wine estate in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County, California. Winemak...

  • Baileyana Winery

    The recently constructed Baileyana winery is perched on a knoll overlooking the Edna Valley of Sa...

  • Tangent Winery

    Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that’s not just an...

  • Center of Effort Wines

    Our estate vineyard lies in the foothills of the western Edna Valley on California's Central Coas...

  • Wolff Vineyards

    Please visit Wolff Vineyards in California's beautiful Edna Valley. We welcome wine enthusiasts ...

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  • Wolff Vineyards Teroldego Edna Valley 2013


    Quite dark purple color. Fresh, nose of red fruit. Not a full frontal attack on the tongue, but detectable cherry, plum flavors with some spicehint of clove. As the wine passes back, something of white fruit flavors emergepeach, melon. Quite light on the tannin, but this wine does not lack for firmness. It its not quite full bodied, but it... Read More

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  • There certainly nothing wrong with your idea, Al, but we're not talking about major embarrassment here.  Most people understand that the only people who don't make mistakes are the ones who aren't doing anything.  I have stopped servers from doing, pretty much, the same thing multiple times in the past.  In this case, while I caught the incident... Read More

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  • Why embarrass people when it serves no purpose?  Better to let them know in private that they are in error and most folks will appreciate that rather than want to distance themselves from you in the future.This is especially true during technical presentations with the customer.  I'm no longer working, but the last thing you want to do is point ... Read More

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  • Al, and Mark. It serves purpose. This is how people learn, and customers are better served. And as I said there are ways to do it without creating some sort of scene. It's really a pretty straightforward scenario, nothing too complicated, not too many moving parts.If you want to continue receiving poor, muddled, damaged service, want the server ... Read More

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  • EM - Just a quick note here.  I in fact have more money than brains.  Don't tell anyone though.  It will be our secret.   Read More

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  • That is exactly the article that I tried to link, DM.  I don't know how I messed up the link in my post.JV = Joint Venture?Again the decision to let the server's mistake slide was spur of the moment.  If a similar situation ever arises, I may handle it diferently, or I may not. Read More

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  • Al, I have bottles of both in the inventory.  Keep your eye on the various ... well-deserved.  I like Edna Valley because it is "the road less traveled."  As I said above good wines at good prices.  If it gets more attention, prices will go up.  However, if you do make the pilgramage, maybe the EMarks could drive up and meet you.DM, the Paragon... Read More

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  • For some reason your link doesn't click through, Mark.This generation is ... ... is where Paragon's Edna Valley venture went haywire. I had dealings with their grandfather in the '80s up to the early '90s. They were in a 50/50 JV with Chalone (the original version, not its decrepit Diageo-owned successor), which had some interesting wines and... Read More

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  • Thanks for the notes about Edna, and for sure it is an area that has historically been dissed. My personal experience was with the Paragon growers in the past, and haven't had anything from the labels you report on.Why didn't you correct the Wolff server about the chardonnay pour? Read More

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  • Mark, very nice write up!We are always looking for wine related places to ... ... to visit, especially in CA. Edna Valley is on the "to do" list. We still need to check out Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara as wel Read More

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