Everything you need to know about this year’s event!

SLO Wine Country
Oct 12, 2017 · 3 min read

The Avila Beach Experience Lounge

An all new experience for this year’s Harvest celebration! Book your stay in Avila Beach and gain exclusive access to the Avila Beach Experience Lounge at the Grand Tasting!

SLO Wine Country Association is proud to partner with Visit Avila Beach to offer the Avila Beach Experience Lounge limited to attendees who stay in Avila Beach. Get exclusive access to reserve & library wines, large format bottle pouring, and a chance for you to rub elbows with our winemakers and vintners. Also enjoy delectable food and wine pairings by Chef Tommy Noel of the Gardens of Avila Restaurant.

Tasting Menu

Pork belly stuffed scallops with cherry chili glaze

Pumpkin wild bore meatball with blackberry demi

Crostini with cambanzola, fresh figs and red pepper jam


Featured Foodies

The best restaurants and vendors around are gathering together to provide delicious bites for you during our Grand Tasting event. This year’s line up includes:

  • Beda’s Biergarten
  • Cattaneo Bros
  • Central Coast Party Helpers
  • Cracked Crab
  • Fromagerie Sophie
  • Luna Red
  • Pizza La Nova
  • Santa Barbara Popcorn Company
  • Smoky Mutt’s BBQ
  • Splash Cafe
  • Thomas Hill Organics
  • Torres Catering
  • Comfort Market
  • Vivant Fine Cheese

Wines to Watch

Our wineries are putting their best wine forward this year for Harvest on the Coast. Here are a few extra special wines we’ll have available for tasting:

2014 Sparkling Wine by Biddle Ranch

The inaugural release of our estate sparkling chardonnay is bright and lifted on the nose with a delicate lean palate presence offering great length and nuance in a clean fresh expression. Hints of granny smith apple, pear blossom, and wet stone combine with more savory elements of white pepper and a slight brininess reminiscent of sea breezes. Subtle hints of lemon meringue suggesting the rewards of this wines layers and age-ability, for those willing to wait….

2013 Pinot Noir by Cutruzzola

Upon opening, minerality frames the flavors of red and dark cherry, plum, and baking spices. This wine is highly structured, with silky tannins. While this wine can be enjoyed now, we anticipate it will improve significantly with 3–5 years of bottle age.

2014 Lorenzo Red Blend by Filipponi Ranch

This blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre opens up with aromas of blueberries, allspice and notes of toasted French oak. The beautiful ruby color shines with bright clarity. Flavors of blackberries, plums and stone fruit are complemented with supple tannins giving this wine a luxurious finish. Pairs well with bolognese sauce, pizza and paella.

Primera Pinot Noir by Tolosa

Primera is our flagship wine, a cellar selection of the best barrels of Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard, Edna Ranch, and made in very limited quantities. This is a rare lot that, through terroir driven expression, reaches a level of quality rivaling the very best Pinot Noirs of the world, including the Grand Crus of Burgundy. Enjoy it today, or lay it down for years in anticipation of an experience born from a year-round commitment in the vineyard.


2017 Fund a Need Recipient: SLO Food Bank Coalition

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County works to close the meal gap for county residents in need, providing nearly 6 million pounds of healthy food each year, including nearly 3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, with distributions in every community in the county.


Free Parking with Sunset Honda

VIP perks for Honda drivers, thanks to our sponsor Sunset Honda! Sunset Honda is offering FREE PARKING at Saturday’s Grand Tasting and Wine Auction to anyone who drives in a Honda. Just pull up to the Avila Beach Resort and they will take care of the parking for you! A serious treat for all the Honda-drivers out there.

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