The wineries here—and in The California Directory of Fine Wineries—produce some of California’s most admired wines. They also have distinctive features and offerings such as bountiful gardens, striking architecture, museum-quality art exhibitions, 100-year-old wine caves, bocce ball courts, picnic areas, blending seminars, and wine-and-food pairings. Deciding which of California’s many wineries to visit can be daunting. For each new edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries, I travel the state to select exceptional boutique tasting rooms and renowned must-see cellar landmarks. These are my current picks. I invite you to explore the unfamiliar. You’ll be rewarded with outstanding blends and local specialties often unavailable elsewhere…and with travel memories to last a lifetime.
—Tom Silberkleit, Editor and Publisher (Spring, 2019)
Santa Barbara County
San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo