Sip local wines by the coast at Harmony Cellars
–Harmony Cellars is a special place located close to some of California’s most dramatically beautiful beaches, hiking, shopping, dining and fine wine. A relaxing drive along California’s striking coastline to Harmony, the perfect little place to take in scenic views and enjoy award-winning wines. Sandwiched between Cambria and Cayucos, this charming destination along Highway 1 is the perfect place to savor a glass of excellent wine and soak up the small-town culture.
Harmony, population 18, is quite possibly the smallest town in California, and once had its very own little post office. Founded in 1869 by several ranchers, Harmony originally served as a stopping point for many locals who came to purchase fresh dairy. Even William Randolph Hearst was known to stop in on his trips up the coast.
The town is only about a block wide and has always been a popular place for travelers to visit and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Visitors can unleash their creative side and visit a glass blowing shop, wander the pottery shop, and enjoy a taste of wine made in Harmony. Stroll over to Harmony Chapel, a little church that is perfect for an intimate wedding or follow the brick pathways that meander through the outdoor gardens.
Harmony Cellars recently celebrated its 31st anniversary. Chuck and Kim Mulligan began their journey into winemaking after a life-changing wine tasting in Santa Ynez. Winemaker and co-owner Chuck studied Enology at Fresno State, went on to become assistant winemaker at Estrella Winery until he and his wife, Kim, opened Harmony Cellars in 1989.
Harmony Cellar wines are made with fruit hand-selected from vineyards all over the Central Coast. The cellar offers a diverse tasting list that includes chardonnay, riesling, zinfandel, cabernet, port, sangiovese, and tannat. The winery produces 7,500 cases annually and has a wine club that offers their wines at a discounted rate, shipped to your door. Visitors love the warm welcome and fully stocked gift shop. Scour the many kitchen accessories, books, snacks, art, and much more.
Harmony Cellars is located at 3255 Harmony Valley Rd, in Harmony, CA. Open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $15 tasting fee. For more information, call (805) 927-1625 or visit www.harmonycellars.com.
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