After more than eight years of planning and patiently waiting, proponents of the San Luis Obispo Coast appellation finally toasted success on March 9, when the federal government approved the roughly 60-mile-long, 15-mile-wide region as an American Viticultural Area (AVA).
Known as the SLO Coast, the area stretches from the San Luis Obispo County’s northern border near Big Sur to the southern boundary with Santa Barbara County. It includes all lands on the west of the Santa Lucia Mountains ridgeline, comprising 408,585 acres total. Though primarily focused on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the AVA is an increasingly popular site for aromatic varieties such as Albariño and Grüner Veltliner as well as ideal for cool-climate Rhône reds like Grenache and Syrah.
Quin’s Vineyard is nestled 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, within the new San Luis Obispo Coast AVA, where our Pinot Noir and Syrah slowly gain complexity as the grapes mature. With our longer growing season and cooler temperatures, our 2 acre vineyard produces fruit with classic varietal characters and beautiful nuance.
Pinot Noir shoot 03/26/2022 – Quin’s Vineyard
Quin’s Vineyard Syrah, just prior to bud break March 2022