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“Barrel tasting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tolosa

Tolosa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At Tolosa, we are true believers in the special terroir that is Edna Valley, nestled amongst the East-West running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County and the frontier for the most complex cool-climate varietals in California. Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays reflect the cold Pacific wind that sweeps down the coast and funnels into the valley, as well as the remarkable diversity of soil types: ingredients for nuanced and balanced wines of distinctive character. We combine traditional methods such as hand punch down and whole berry uncrushed fermentations with cutting edge technology in soil exploration and vineyard mapping to handcraft exceptional Pinot noirs and Chardonnays that are the purest expressions of Edna Valley. Visit us daily 11-6pm for exclusive limited release and barrel tasting flights. Reservations recommended. Contact our concierge at 805.782.0500.
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Barrel tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Go for the more expensive barrel tasting downstairs. It is unusual and unhurried and you have more time to talk about the wine.

Visited July 2012
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Rocklin, California, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly and knowledgeable folk at Tolosa Vineyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We went on a weekday and got special attention. The wine was pretty good, but more importantly the facilities were beautiful. Great views of the vineyards, and knowledgeable staff answered all our questions. Buy a bottle of wine to waive the tasting fee!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Kate L
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San Diego, CA
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190 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, top-notch staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Staff are very knowledgeable, and very patient with those of us who are new to wine tasting. There is a beautiful outdoor patio, so bring a lunch and enjoy your tastings outside. Lots of places for great photos, including giant lavender bushes.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Lakeside31
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Arroyo Grande, CA
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76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A local favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

The tasting room features modern decor and is quite nice. The wine is good and at times great.

Visited July 2012
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Thank zeppo2
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Chardonnay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Must give this place four out of five stars for their steel-barrel chardonnay - one of the best I've had. Great atmosphere for wine tasting, too. Large tasting room with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a glass of wine.

Visited September 2011
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