Baileyana Winery

8052698200 5828 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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The recently constructed Baileyana winery is perched on a knoll overlooking the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo. In 1998, the Niven family, viticultural pioneers in the valley and owners of Baileyana, gave Burgundian born and educated Christian Roguenant a blank slate to design the winery of his dreams. From the fruit delivery system and open top fermentors to the three climate controlled barrel rooms, the winery is a high tech marvel. "I've seen wineries all over the place," says Roguenant, who has made wine on five continents. "This winery is compact, versatile, and easy to operate. Also, the natural light makes it a very pleasant place for people to work." The winery is located in the Niven family's estate vineyards, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. The winery built to Roguenant's specifications is dramatic and unusual. Each of the massive bays is lined with huge double-paned windows, which allow sunlight into what usually is a very dark and damp environment. "While keeping mildew down, we can Read more »

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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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Muscat of Alexandria

    Muscat of Alexandria is an ancient variety, possibly originating in North Africa. Most plantings of this white variet...

  • Edna

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • I have a question. Why is it that with the holidays, people start stocking up on Pinot Noirs? Was there someone who said that one has to pair holiday food (turkey, stuffings, ham etc) with Pinot Noir? I ask because local wine stores have been big on promoting Pinot Noirs! and I keep hearing about it.. I havent noticed it in the past years since ... Read More

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  • Baileyana Grand Firepeak Edna Valley Pinot Noir Usa Red Pinot Noir Still Edna Valley 2008


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    Wine review by keagan10

  • Baileyana Cuvee du Clos Firepeak Vineyard Edna Valley Pinot Noir Us 2009


    Needs a little more time but nice even now. Aroma refreshing out of the bottle and smooth on the drinkbability scale. Taste shallow but will get better with time. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Baileyana Syrah Edna Valley Estate Bottled Firepeak Vineyard 2006


    I've had the '05 and the '07 of this wine a number of times and rely on it for that coastal Syrah experience - I've yet to be let down. I would rate those wines, but Snooth does not have them listed! Come on Snooth - Get organized! Read More

    Wine review by wwalker1013

  • Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Pinot Noir 2007


    Solid buy, but nothing to get overly excited about. Read More

    Wine review by wwalker1013

  • Baileyana Cuvee du Clos Firepeak Vineyard Edna Valley Pinot Noir Us 2009


    This wine was soft, crisp and simple. Seems to be easily paired with any food, I see it mostly with seafood or a light salad. Read More

    Wine review by Leah Mansback

  • Baileyana Chardonnay Firepeak Cuvee 2009


    Crisp and Fresh, perfect for the summer! hints of grape fruit and sea salt. reminds me of an ice summer day at the shore. Can't wait to try it with some mussels. Not sweet nor dry. Yum. Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy

  • Baileyana Winery Chardonnay El Gordo 2009


    Thus the name El Gordo, this Chardonnay was quite a mammoth bursting with flavor. Depth and layers of buttery fruit almost stampeed through the palate making for a hearty Chardonnay the drinks like a meal. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Pinot Noir 2007


    Lucious berries drive this smooth undeniable favorite with a body like a brick shithouse. Hints of herbaceous qualities mingle thruogh the mid palate guide you through a delightfully memorable finish. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Baileyana Pinot Noir Firepeak Vineyard 2007


    This wine really benefits from more time in the glass. Each sip gets more satisfying. Plenty of dark fruit (black cherry, blackberry) and spice. Really, really nice mouthfeel - lush. The tannins ever so slowly evolve across you mouth without being overly drying. Certainly more fruit forward then a Burgundy, but hard to deny the appeal. Read More

    Wine review by TRN

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