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The Best Wine Tasting Near Morro Bay

Wine Tasting near Morro Bay - Different types of wines
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
May 28, 2021

Wine tasting is a delightful way to experience Central California's wine culture. Enjoy Pacific ocean breezes while sipping a handcrafted small-batch wine.

Wine and Morro Bay--The Perfect Pairing‍

The San Luis Obispo Coast features a fascinating mix of shale, fossilized shell, and volcanic soil that creates complex soil, perfect for growing intense, flavorful grapes. This area is known for cool-climate grapes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Burgundian varieties are also popular.

When you arrive for your tasting, professional staff guide you through the various processes used to produce the perfect handcrafted wine. You'll learn about the different climates and terroirs that produce grapes and the barrels, yeast, and fermentation process that goes into creating the perfect wine.

Try different wines that you don't usually buy at home. You might find a new favorite and go home with a bottle or a case.

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars

Stephen Ross wine glass

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars offers tastings outside on the Sippin' Sidewalk or inside the intimate Tasting Room. This small urban producer has fantastic wines created just steps away. Try the Rosé of Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, or Grenache. Whites include Chardonnay and the rare but fabulous Albariño. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will treat you like family.

SLO Wine & Beer

SLO Wine & Beer offers a low-key tasting room, and a fabulous selection of small-batch and boutique finds. You'll find unique wine and beer from the local area and from around the world. Staff will make tasting suggestions and pour tastes, full glasses, or send you home with bottles or crates. The selection is one of the largest on the Central Coast. Owner Aaron Warren loves helping guests discover their next favorite drink.

MEA Wine

MEA glass with a Chardonnay bottle

MEA Wine is a small producer of handcrafted wines. They offer tastings outdoors on their patio so you can soak up the California sunshine while enjoying the fruits from the vine. MEA also has an indoor tasting room. MEA produces small-batch wines. White varietals include Vermentino, Albariño, Chardonnay, and Viognier. Red wines include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Don't miss MEA's unique blends, such as Costera, Chardonnay, Albariño, Viognier, and Vermentino.

Ruby Cellars

Ruby Cellars is a family-run winery. This young company has won many prestigious awards for its innovative wines. Their red wines spend two years in French oak barrels with different yeasts and blend the wine to add complexity. The white wines are aged in stainless or oak barrels. Don't miss the unique Orange Viognier, fermented with its skin akin to red wine. The owners welcome guests for tastings and will treat you like part of the family.

D'amore Wine & Spirits

Table with many glasses of wine

For an unforgettable experience, try D'Amore Wine & Spirits at-home wine tasting. D'amore brings wine, charcuterie pairing, tableware, glassware, and expert staff. You can take a trip around California's best vineyards without traveling to each location. Each wine is explained one at a time. Pick your wines or let the expert owner choose a unique selection. This is the ultimate in personal attention and a fabulous way to celebrate a special event.

Enjoy the Best Wine Tasting Near Morro Bay‍

Wine tasting is a beautiful way to blend science and art while enjoying time with your friends or family. Take a road trip to Morro Bay and enjoy Central California's Pacific breezes and sophisticated wines.

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