Central Coast Wineries & Vineyards
Hit the trail—the wine trail. California’s Central Coast is a dream destination for wine lovers, with more than a dozen American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, producing some of California’s most popular wines. Choose among hundreds of Central Coast wineries to sample California wines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. With its endless variety, the Central Coast is California wine county you can visit again and again. SEE OUR WINERIES.
Central Coast Wineries in Ventura County
From Los Angeles, head north to the Ventura Region. Taste your way through nearly a dozen wineries in Malibu, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, and other Ventura County gems. Winemakers here have been perfecting Central Coast wines for generations.
Central Coast Wineries in Santa Barbara County
Drive north to Santa Barbara where you can park once and walk the Santa Barbara Downtown Urban Wine Trail. Taste your way through 11 wineries and tasting rooms in an easy afternoon. Head for the hills to explore Santa Barbara County’s famed appellations including Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Sta Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, and Happy Canyon, where you’ll find Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. Ready for another urban wine walk? Find more than a dozen wine-tasting rooms in the Danish-themed town of Solvang.
Central Coast Wineries in San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County is home to 14 major AVAs: Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, and York Mountain. Hundreds of wineries—many with a focus onaromatic whites and classic Bordeaux varietals—line scenic country roads, and a focus on family owned and operated wineries means visitors are likely to chat with winemakers over a glass of wine.
Central Coast Wineries in Monterey County
Monterey County’s wine country is home to nine AVAs and more than 150 vineyards making the most of the sunshine, coastal climate, and rich soils. Here, you’ll find a mix of in-town tasting rooms—for instance in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey—and wine trails like the River Road Trail and Carmel Valley. You can even take public transit—the Carmel Valley Grapevine Express is a 17-seater van that takes passengers along the Carmel Valley wine corridor every hour.