SLO Coast Wine

Explore SLO Coast Wine’s Southern Charm in Arroyo Grande Valley

Taste the Arroyo Grande Valley, home to the southernmost wineries of the SLO Coast

Surround yourself with views of the rustic California hills and Pacific, and explore the charming downtown village of Arroyo Grande. From sparkling wine to Sauvignon Blanc, this trail is one of the most varied in terms of style and wine varieties, showcasing the mighty Arroyo Grande Valley. Total drive time is just 15 minutes among the wineries on this Southern SLO Coast Wine trail, with Timbre and Verdad & Lindquist Family wineries being walkable from the Arroyo Grande village.


Talley Vineyards

Talley Winery Pinot Noir on the SLO Coast

Talley’s goal is to create distinctive, handcrafted wines that reflect the unique character of each vineyard where the grapes are grown.

Talley Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that specializes in estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir ideally suited for the climate and soils of the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys. The Talley’s farming history in the area dates to 1948 when Oliver Talley began growing vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Guided by this legacy and a commitment to long term sustainability, Talley Vineyards focuses on attention to detail in all aspects of farming and winemaking operations.

The goal is to produce distinctive wines of consistently high quality that best express the unique character of each of the Talley family’s six vineyard sites in the two valleys.

Highlights: There is a comparative wine flight of Talley’s single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. In the summer, book a tasting and tour, and members have their own updated tasting lounge.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended. Let them know how many kids or pets you have; they are dog and family friendly.

Food: There are snacks/boards for purchase. No outside food is allowed.

Reserve a tasting at Talley.



Timbre Winery Pinot Noir on the SLO Coast

TIMBRE means the “color” of music. It’s what makes two voices sound different, even when singing the same song. It’s why two winemakers, working with the same vineyards, make unique wine. “The goal of our winemaking at TIMBRE Winery is to express a snapshot of a place (the vineyard) and time (the vintage) that will never occur again,” says winemaker Josh Klapper. “As a terroir-driven winery, we make wines expressive of the places and times from which they came.” His goal is achieved through enhancing and showcasing the integrity of the land and vineyards.

“We strive to produce wines of balance, which serve to convey not any one element – aroma, sweetness, acidity, alcohol, minerality, earth, complexity – but all of the elements in the wine in perfect harmony.” To that end, the fruit is handled gently in the winery using minimally invasive techniques and sustainable practices. You’ll find Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and even a hard cider. TIMBRE also offers special events throughout the year to taste their limited production wines.

Highlights: Super limited production wines, sourced from the SLO Coast as well as Santa Barbara County. They also refill growlers from certain wines/cider on tap.

Reservations: Reservations are not required, but you can call ahead if you want to be sure. They are dog and family friendly.

Food: There are snacks/boards for purchase.

Contact the tasting room at Timbre.