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Best Avila Beach Wine Tasting Rooms | Reviews By a Local

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, September 4, 2023 Under: Wineries
Avila Beach is a very beautiful beach town in San Luis Obispo County with nice restaurants, shops and wine tasting places! As a local, we've visited the handful of wine tasing rooms and places that offer flights right there at Avila Beach. You can easily walk from the sand to any of these places for a wine break.

Even though they are all so close to each other. Please do not attempt to do a wine tasting flight at all five of these places on the list in one day! Some of these wines have really high alcohol content. I recommend just sticking to just one place a day or if you have high tolerance, max could be two places. Make sure you eat in between tasting places, if they don't serve food. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. 

Here's the list of Avila Beach Wine Tasting Options that I've Personally Visited:

  • Alapay Cellars Tasting Room
    Avila Beach Best Wine Tasting Room
    Alapay has probably the most spacious tasting room among this list in Avila Beach. You weirdly step down to get to the tasting room but once inside, you'll enjoy pretty murals and a roomy atmosphere. The service is really nice and personable. Address: 415 1st St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Sinor-LaVallee

    Sinor-LaVallee will probably be the first wine tasting room that you see if you're coming from the main road! It's a small tasting room but they offer fresh oysters where you can shuck them yourself. The tasting room has big windows and when we visited, there was only one attendant. We didn't make a reservation but I recommend making one ahead of time. Address: 550 1st St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Peloton Cellars

    Peloton Cellars has a unique theme with cycling decor all over the tasting room. I love their high ceiling. It's also a small tasting room like Sinor-LaVallee (listing above) but it's located a tad bit closer to the beach. Address: 470 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • PierFront Wine & Brew

    PierFront Wine & Brew is beachfront and has a lot of comfortable places to sit. It's a great place to come if you're planning on picking up local craft beer as well. They have a large selection of wine and beer. Address: 480 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Blue Moon Over Avila

    Blue Moon Over Avila is a French restaurant in Avila Beach and beachfront. Their food is excellent! It's pricey and best of all, they offer two different wine flights and one of them is Rhone varietals! The tasting price was very fair for the offer. You may be surprise to read this but it's my favorite wine tasting place in all of Avila Beach. We chose to sit at the bar inside and no one else sat there. All of the other patrons sat outside so it felt so nice and intimate. We ordered food with our wine and enjoyed our lunch there. We're locals and live in San Luis Obispo County but I always feel like a tourist when I dine here. Address: 460 Front St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
  • Avila Wine & Roasting Co.
    Avila Wine & Roasting Co has a pretty entrance in the front but when I stepped inside, I felt like I was going to a wine storage room. The place has a lot of different wines for sale. They also have wine tasting flights that you can enjoy. There are a couple of tables inside but there are more tables outside, which a better option to enjoy the fresh air and corner view of the ocean. I would not come here to taste for ambiance. If you'd like to find a nicer dedicated wine tasting room, I recommend the first three (Sinor-LaValle, Peloton Cellars or Alapay Cellars Tasting room) on this list at the top. However, if you're looking for a very specific bottle of California wine, it's definitely the right place for it. Address: 53 San Miguel St, Avila Beach, CA 93424
You can view a quick video of my visits at 5 different places to taste wine in Avila Beach in my Youtube Short Video below:

I've visited over 4 dozens wine tasting rooms in all of San Luis Obispo County. There are hundreds of them so it'll take us decades to even attempt to visit them all. See my top 10 favorite wine tasting rooms in all of San Luis Obispo County.

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Ever since we've moved to San Luis Obispo County, we've been more active with hiking, wine tasting, walking on the beach and going to the many parks. Even if the sun seems mild, it's good to have sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses and a sun hat to protect your skin. Being active outdoors is a great way to improve your mood and get a bit of exercise.

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