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Niven Family Wine Estates

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Great for a picnic too!

Our server at Ada's Fish House in Pismo recommended Baileyana wine to go with our dinner, then... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2019
David G
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Santa Clarita, California
Excellent Wines

Top family run winery offers high quality wines. We had a friendly welcome and enjoyed a selection... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2019
mariopohl
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45 YEARS OF PIONEERING: Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth is a family wine company. Pioneered by Jack Niven, who planted grapes in California’s Edna Valley in the early 1970s, today his children and grandchildren are continuing his legacy. We grow...more
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5828 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8381
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

Our server at Ada's Fish House in Pismo recommended Baileyana wine to go with our dinner, then convinced us to go wine tasting at their vineyard. We went the next day with our picnic lunch and did our wine tasting while picnicking at a table...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David G
Karl B, Manager at Niven Family Wine Estates, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for mentioning your server by name, it's always nice to be able to feedback to them directly! Hope to see you back here.

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Top family run winery offers high quality wines. We had a friendly welcome and enjoyed a selection of wines. I beautiful place and shop. Sustainable wine growing. Highly recommendable.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mariopohl
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Enjoyed tasting wines in a 100+ year old school house. The Niven family serve wines under a variety of labels. Baileyana, Tangent and True Myth. Come for the wines, stay for the boccie and the beautiful memories you'll make while relaxing.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Karl B, Manager at Niven Family Wine Estates, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review (and sorry for the delay in sending these thanks!) Hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Stopped here for wine tasting and a picnic lunch. Great selection of excellent white wines. Brought along sandwiches from Old Edna Deli. Very nice patio area. Tables with umbrellas and expansive views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Our friends are members of this wine club and we just had to stop by for a tasting and a picnic. It is in a beautiful area and is surrounded by vineyards. Their spicey pinot noir is very unusual. The tasting room is very large...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We are members of their wine club and try to visit instead of just having them send the wines to us. We packed a picnic of bread, three cheeses, hummus, Chips, sausage, caviar, and some sparkling water, to go along with the chilled white wine...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Karl B, Owner at Niven Family Wine Estates, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience, Drue! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I was my daughter’s DD for her Birthday with some of her friends. NICOLE was our server she was so awesome. I am not a white wine person but I enjoyed their white wines and their reds were nice.They have olive and salami and cheese...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Karl B, Owner at Niven Family Wine Estates, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Having driven past this tasting room several times since moving to SLO a few months ago, we finally stopped based on recommendations from a couple of longtime residents. We’re glad we did. It is one of the best wine tasting spots we’ve found in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Stopped at the tasting room to try some of the "rarer" whites- Gruner Veltliner and Gewurztraminer among others. Cute little tasting room with a nice picnic/seating area in front and Bocce ball in the back. Hostess (Joanna) was pleasant and well informed. Enjoyed tasting the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Our server Will really made our experience here! He was so knowledgeable about the wines and answered all of our many, many questions. He was hospitable and put up with our endless chatter about how to pair wine with necrophilia!!! Don't forget to check out...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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