Talley Vineyards are located in a beautiful part of San Luis Obispo (although there aren’t really any ugly parts of this county) very close to where Orcutt Rd. and Lopez Dr. meet.
I’m not going to bore you with all the generic information other than to say that the wines we tasted through were very nice. There are two different tasting lists, one is $6.00 for five tastes and the other is $12.00 for five tastes. This area of San Luis Obispo really does make some great Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs due to the cooler temperatures, and Talley is no different. They also have a nice cool climate Syrah, which I am enjoying far more than the warmer climate Syrahs. The price points are pretty reasonable, with most being between $15.00 and $36.00, most are in the $20’s it appears. Good price range to be at in my opinion.
Talley Has a Rich History
All this aside, the thing I am most intrigued by is the story. You hear us talk about the significance of “story” from time to time and for many reasons, but at the end of the day any good business has a great story and they have the ability to tell it well. The Talley story is one of family history and legacy, as they started farming the area in 1948 and now three generations later, Brian Talley, has continued on. If you are at interested in stories of SLO, this is one to check out at on their website.
We’d also urge you to stop in for your Chardonnay or Pinot Noir fix and check out the beautiful scenery and patio area, a good spot for a glass of wine and a picnic. The staff in the tasting room was great too, no complaints from us.
- Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley (hootnannieblog.com)