The signature red wine of Talley Vineyards, the Estate Pinot Noir has been bottled since the inaugural 1986 vintage and represents a pure expression of the Arroyo Grande Valley appellation. It was the first Pinot Noir produced in Coastal San Luis Obispo County to demonstrate the potential of the area as a world class Pinot Noir winegrowing region.
Check out our newly released 2016 Pinot Noirs by clicking here!
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This harvest marks our 33rd since our inaugural 1986 vintage. It’s my favorite time of year for a couple of reasons. First, the grapes that we harvest now tell the story of the 2018 growing season; one marked by unseasonably warm winter temperatures, a late frost, and one of the most dramatic heatwaves that I can remember, which occurred in July. All of this will be reflected in the 2018 vintage wines we produce.
Another reason I love the harvest season is because it coincides with our most eagerly anticipated release of the year, our Single Vineyard Selection Pinot Noirs. Growing conditions in 2016 were much less dramatic than 2018. In fact they were just about perfect--moderate temperatures before and during harvest coupled with moderate yields in the vineyard. The end result is a collection of Pinot Noirs that I believe are the best we’ve ever produced—concentrated yet balanced and evocative of each vineyard site where they grapes were grown. For all the details about these wines, visit Talley Vineyards Wines.
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.
|Fri, Sat, Sun through Nov 18||Talley Farm Stand open|
|Sep 7-Oct 7||Harvest Tours at Talley|
|Sept 13-16||Cal Poly Parents Weekend|
|Sept 20||Farm to Table Dinner-Saltine|
|Sept 28||Sip 'n Saunter SLO|
|Oct 5||Sip and PIck|
|Oct 5||Wine Dinner at Barbrix Winebar|
|Nov 9||Ca Wine Festival-Huntington Beach|