The signature white wine of Talley Vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay represents a pure expression of the calcareous soils and cool maritime climate of the Arroyo Grande Valley produced in a classic old world style, incorporating barrel fermentation and aging. This bottling dates to the inaugural vintage of 1986 and was the first Chardonnay produced in the Arroyo Grande Valley.
Pale gold in appearance, the 2015 Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of cantaloupe, yellow apple skin, and a hint of toasted bread crumbs. The palate is juicy and bright. Notes of peach nectar, stone fruit pith, wet river rock, and lemon curd lead to a refreshing and slightly toasty finish.
30% off for Wine Club members ($18.90btl), 20% off non-club ($21.60btl)
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Discount applied to 2015 Estate Chardonnay Magnum also!
Welcome to Talley Vineyards
March is a great month to celebrate philanthropy and the special character of our community. We just hosted our annual Cioppino Dinner where generous donors contributed more than $11,000 to support the Marianne Talley Foundation. Since 1993, this foundation, named in honor of my sister Marianne, has contributed more than $300,000 to 54 worthy scholars from Arroyo Grande High School. March is also the month of Mano Tinta, the charity wine that supports the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. Not only are we releasing the 2015 vintage, which we project will generate about $25,000 to support the Fund, but we are also hosting our annual art contest to create the label for the 2016 vintage.
Since its inception in 2004, the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers has grown to more than $900,000, with sales of Mano Tinta a main contributor to that growth. I love the overarching community connection of the projects—local people coming together to support our future, whether students who will be the leaders of tomorrow or the farm workers who make our industry possible.
Cheers! Brian Talley
All Talley Vineyards, Bishop’s Peak, and Mano Tinta wines are handcrafted at the Talley Vineyards winery to reflect three generations of family farming history in San Luis Obispo County. Many of these wines have limited availability and are only available for purchase at the winery or online.
The best way to enjoy Talley Vineyards and Bishop’s Peak wines is as a member of one of our wine clubs. We are pleased to offer membership in either our Talley Family or Estate Subscriber Program.
Take a look at the descriptions to decide which club is the right one for you.
|March 8||Winemaker Dinner at Rusty Pelican|
|March 22||Green Turtle Market Wine Dinner|
|March 29||Succulent Wreath Workshop|
|April 20||California Wine Festival- Orange County|
|June 21-28||Talley Vineyards Danube River Cruise|
|July 27-29||International Pinot Noir Celebration|