Tangent Winery

805-269-8200 4915 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that’s not just an intriguing marketing phrase. Well, it is, but we really mean it. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. No Chardonnay in sight. Not that we don’t love Chardonnay; we do. (Check out www.baileyana.com and you’ll see why.) An option is always welcome however, especially when it comes to eating. Most food seems to cry out for clean, lively wines with good acid structure. So we set out to find these wines, and realized there are few here in the States. We also found that no California winery was purely focused on alternative whites. And as our family has given us the incredible opportunity to create and manage new projects, we realized we really had something here. Something we could build for now, and for generations in the future. With Read more »

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  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • 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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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Thanks for taking the time to check it out.  I know it's probably dull and irrelevant to most of you guys.Where I was going with this is that it's already effected my local BC Wine shop.  It's about five minutes drive away and loaded with great stuff that you would ordinarily have to go to the wineries to get.  They do great tastings on the week... Read More

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  • This is an article by (well known in Canada wine writer/critic) Anthony Gismondi.  I'll follow it up with some local stories.http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Anthony+Gismondi+Grocery+games+getting+ridiculous/11624470/story.html  Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2011

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  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2011

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    We loved this! Clean, crisp, lemongrass and grapefruit. Had with amazing saucy pork and raw kale salad. From WSJ Club. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Tangent Albariño Edna Valley 2011

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    We loved this! Clean, crus Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Tangent Grenache Blanc Edna Valley 2010

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    Salty, savory minerality on the nose with cantaloupe and honeydew. Rich and full on the palate with nice minerality and is a tad chalky, yet crisp. Melon flavors. Nice wine.89 pts.3/9/13 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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