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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Nichols Winery

    Nichols Winery is a small winery, established in 1991 to produce ultra premium wines with limited...

  • Domaine Alfred

    Our historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been prod...

  • Edna Valley Vineyard

    Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Edna Valley Vineyard has one of the longest and coolest g...

  • Kynsi Winery

    Kynsi Winery is a true blue jeans, family run operation. Proprietors Don and Gwen Othman, their ...

  • Center of Effort Wines

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

  • Baileyana Winery

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

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  • So in the winter do they yank out the bottles and put in the cordwood?Your ... ... restaurants, Carmanet and Edna Valley and later Acacia being their solutions. Great location but a lot of work to carve it out. After Dick Graf died, Carmanet went to hell in a handbasket like the rest of Chalone. It was split up and I think the name is even own... Read More

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  • Mark West Pinot Noir California 2012


    2017 was a great Super Bowl game. This wine debuted at the pre-party, and I got zero complaints from those who tried it. I got one sniff and a taste, it was just fine, no other accolades. For me the Super Bowl watching requires beer, lots and lots of beer. It is usually a 3/4 to 10/11 event. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Absolutely you said it, and I have rarely laughed so hard.Just got the email ... ... neither from Austria (Edna Valley and Hungary), a couple Vinho Verdes, including one I had to make a new CT entry for, and even a Mencia from Bierzo, nothing more than $18, lots of them waay less.  And I splurged for a CUNE Reserva.  All of which is what led ... Read More

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  • I first noticed tip jars about three years ago in Temecula.  I think we ... recall seeing any at the two Edna Valley wineries that we visited last spring.I guess I'm on the same page with you on whether or not to leave a tip.  I am way past the point where it bothers me--originally, it did.  If the tasting room host/hostess distiguishes himsel... Read More

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  • Qupé Grenache Edna Valley Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard 2010


    2013 review- light and easy to drink with cranberry and cherry notes. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Wolff Vineyards Syrah Edna Valley 2012


    Most identifiable aroma on the nose is cherry. On the tongue, though, that cherry is not overpowering. It does seem to have a jammy characteristic, but that is a sense more than a sensationI dont get the allusion of sweetness. In fact, this wine is bone dry. Some earthiness. Easy on the tannin. Sufficient acid to make me want to sip again. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • 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

    Wine review by EMark

  • 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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