First-Ever San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles Sparkling Wine Map: Where to Get Local Bubbles
It’s known by many names: Champagne, Bubbly, Sparkling Wine, Cava, Champers & Bubbles. California Sparkling Wine can’t be called Champagne — it’s not from the Champagne region of France — but it’s made in the same methode traditionelle, or method champenoise, used in Champagne. But San Luis Obispo’s “champagne” is also delicious…and it’s local!
Download the printable San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles Sparkling Wine Map here (pdf).
San Luis Obispo county has over 30 sparkling wine producers, from Paso Robles wine country to the wine trail right around San Luis Obispo itself and even in Morro Bay. Champagne from France is made only of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, but sparkling wine can be made out of almost any grape. San Luis Obispo county has a large range of sparkling wine producers from the French classics at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery to Italian Proseccos and sparklers from San Antonio Winery. You’ll event find fun grape varietals like a sparkling Viognier, Grenache and Syrah!
Now you can use the San Luis Obispo Sparkling Wine Map for you to find them all: which local wineries make sparkling wine, and most important, where you can taste. Some producers don’t make enough quantity to have bubbles on a regular tasting list, but you can always ask at the winery. If they have some bubbles available; they’re likely to pour them for you. And if you like the producer’s white wines, you’ll probably like their Sparkling Wine.
Paso Robles is a large area, so make sure you pick up a Paso Robles winery map before heading out to taste some bubbly. In the San Luis Obispo Coast wine country, you can hit all the producers in one day, but it’s nearly impossible in Paso Robles.
Contact me if you’d like copies for your tasting room!