Posted by SanLuisObispoMom.com on Monday, August 5, 2019 Under: Wineries
Wineries and San Luis Obispo county go hand in hand. If you're a wine enthusiast, you're definitely in for a treat when you visit SLO! The wine culture here is amazing.
Just the drive to Tolosa Winery from the entry point towards the parking lot in Edna Valley has always wowed me. The vineyards engulf you as you continue towards the parking lot. Here's the video that I took (non-edited and not a boomerang-type effect) from our drive from entering the road.
I've been to this winery almost a dozen of times and each time, the enticement creeps up through this wonderful road for some tastings. Once you get to the parking lot, you'll notice that there are a couple EV (Electric Vehicle) charging stations so this is a very convenient place for electric vehicles.
Each and every time we've visited Tolosa Winery, there is always a host or hostess in front of the double doors outside to greet you and take your name down. This personalize experience makes you feel like you're entering into an elite group of wine enthusiasts, whether you are a club member or not. Whomever made this a standard as the Tolosa Winery service to greet you, no matter if it's a slow weekday or a busy weekend, deserves a big star! It's impressionable and we know we can rely on Tolosa to deliver excellent service.
As the host or hostess seat you or usher you into the tasting room, you'll be presented a tasting menu with options. Compared to Napa Valley, the tasting cost and experience here in Edna Valley, and specifically Tolosa Winery, are truly a comparable choice. There is also still a lot of pride in winemaking and delivering a good wine tasting experience here. You can just tell.
The Tolosa Winery staff there is impressive and very knowledgeable, friendly and always eager to answer your wine questions and give you their thoughts. The chardonnays are refreshing and the pinot noirs are full of body and teasing to the tastebuds. I'm normally more of a red wine girl but here at Tolosa, but their chardonnays are so amazing that I'm an everything girl when I'm here!
Their pinot noir is still my number one favorite among my tasting list right now.
If you're tasting inside, don't forget to walk go outside near the patio area to enjoy the pretty vineyards view with the mountain backdrop to take a picture for memories. We've taken 3 different couples here at Tolosa Winery and they've all enjoyed it and appreciated visiting us for this experience.
During the week days when it is not tourist season, you can have a much quieter tasting experience. Here is my video clip below of a tasting during the week day that you can view it easily on this instagram video reel (video of Tolosa).
I've seen others brought their kids and set out picnics out here. However, in order to enjoy the picnic that you brought, you have to sit in their picnic area and order bottle service. Call them to check on their rules to make sure their policies haven't change. Address of Tolosa Winery: 4910 Edna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Wine Club Members Only Tasting Room at Tolosa WineryThe members only indoor tasting room for Tolosa Winery wine club members is called the Primera Room and it's only open on the weekends from Friday - Sunday.
We took advantage of this perk one time so far as we've become wine club members here off-and-on over the years. Sometimes the weather is just so nice and it's great to enjoy the weather by siting outside. However, if you can come during a weekend, it is worth checking out. You'll feel the extra special service by tasting some straight from the barrel samples. Furthermore, the view of the hills and valleys is just so beautiful.
See a video collage of our visit at Tolosa Winery in the Barrel Room.
See personal reviews for over 30 local wineries in Edna Valley and Paso Robles. The milder weather here, proximity to local things to do and the people make The Edna Valley San Luis Obispo wine tasting experience so special.
Edna Valley is located in San Luis Obispo, California and not just San Luis Obispo County but actually in San Luis Obispo, California city area; and near the airport! Their central location also makes it wonderfully close to downtown, the beach areas and with the best weather! And in Edna Valley, there are over a dozen different wineries! You're not going to get scorching hot summer weather like Paso Robles (also in San Luis Obispo county) so if you're afraid of the heat, go to Edna Valley for some wine and cooler weather and then hang out at the beach (15 minutes from Edna Valley) afterwards.
Check out other blog entries about wineries that I've visited.
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