Planning a San Luis Obispo Wine Tour

san luis obispo wine tourYour San Luis Obispo Wine Tour will not be complete without a visit to the south side of the County in the designated American Viticultural Areas of Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley. Located within minutes of Pismo Beach, these areas are deserving of the worldwide recognition they have garnered for exceptional quality wine grapes, scenic vineyards and wineries.

Whether planning a San Luis Obispo wine tour for an intimate couple’s weekend or for an entire group, you’ll find plenty of ways to create a memorable experience in this ideal region.

Here are a few tips to help you plan your San Luis Obispo Wine Tour:

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1. Stay Central

Whether you head to San Luis Obispo County for a night or a few days, be sure to stay some place central to the wineries you wish to visit.  In the South County, Pismo Beach makes the perfect central destination for the world-class EdnaValley and Arroyo Grande Valley wineries.  And, if we do say so ourselves, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel is a favorite among Pismo Beach hotels, offering ideal accommodations for travelers who enjoy the best of wine and waves.

2. Professional or Self-Guided?

When planning your wine tour, decide if you want a professional driver and guide or if you wish to drive and guide yourself.  There are several considerations here, but the most important is safety.  Never drink and drive! If you can’t appoint a designated driver in your group then it makes sense to hire a professional.

Another consideration is familiarity with the wineries and local area. A professional tour guide will be able to recommend wineries based on your tastes and what you’re seeking in a wine tour experience. Interested in visiting a small family-owned winery specializing in Chardonnay? Or do you prefer a larger, more established winery? Do you want to relax awhile at each winery and enjoy the views or see and taste as much as possible within your given timeframe?  A professional guide can help make your vision a reality.

We are happy to recommend this great local wine tour company: Breakaway Tours.  Give them a call and tell them the SeaCrest sent you!

3. Package it Up!

Here’s an easy and affordable way to enjoy the wineries of South San Luis Obispo County.  Take advantage of our Uncork the Edna Valley Wine Tour Package. You’ll travel the back country roads and discover the hidden local favorites of San Luis Obispo County’s wine country. We’ve teamed up with Breakaway Tours to give you more than just ‘something to do’, with knowledgeable and fun wine tour guides.

Our San Luis Obispo wine tour package for 2 people includes:

  • A one night stay in an OceanView King or CoastalView 2 Queen guestroom.
  • Transportation to and from the SeaCrest.
  • Tasting at 4 unique wineries in the Edna Valley wine country.
  • A delicious gourmet lunch in the most picturesque of settings.

Enjoy all of this for just $319 for 2 people.


(Note: Price valid until June 1st, 2012, tasting fees may apply; see our website for additional details and restrictions)


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