Wine trail with unmatched beauty

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


Pacific Coast Wine Trail


North San Luis Obispo County now “on the map”, alongside tasting regions like Napa, Paso Robles and Sonoma. Visit 6 coastal tasting rooms, all within 3 miles of the Pacific Ocean from Hearst Castle, through Cambria, to Harmony.

North San Luis Obispo County features one of the most scenic untouched stretches of coastline in California. Now visitors can enjoy that beauty while tasting some of the regions best Rhone and classic coastal varietals. Six SLO County wineries have joined together, creating the “Pacific Coast Wine Trail” stretching along the Pacific Coast Highway from San Simeon to Harmony.

The Pacific Coast wineries include; Hearst Ranch Winery in San Simeon, Moonstone Cellars, Black Hand Cellars, and Twin Coyotes in Downtown Cambria, Stolo Family Winery up Santa Rosa Creek Road just outside of Cambria, and Harmony Cellars in the picturesque town of Harmony. Each boutique winery features hand-crafted wines all produced from local vineyards.

“It’s been fun working together to create a unique experience for North County visitors,” says Maria Stolo Bennetti, General Manager at Stolo Family Winery.  “Our local award winning wines coupled with our beautiful trail are going to put us all on the map” adds Todd Clift, Owner & Winemaker at Moonstone Cellars.

The Pacific Coast Wine Trail was created in response to the increased demand for coastal wine tours. Many visitors stay in Cambria to enjoy the coast and drive 30 miles to wine taste in Paso Robles. Now, with the layout of the new wine trail, visitors can stay along the coast and taste wine from six award winning wineries. The Pacific Coast Wine Trail also plans to offer joint promotions and talks of a shuttle bus stopping along the route are in the works. The Pacific Coast Wine Trail already kicked off their opening in late January, hosting promotions and special pairings at each winery.


About the Author