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Talley Vineyards


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Talley Vineyards History

For four generations the Talley family has farmed in San Luis Obispo Coast region.  The tradition began in 1948 when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms and started growing specialty vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley.  After observation and extensive analysis, Oliver's son, Don Talley, was convinced of the potential to grow high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the steep hillsides above Talley Farms.  Don planted a small test plot in 1982 on the west hillside of the Rincon Vineyard, and over time refined the varietal and clonal selections and expanded planting to a total of six vineyard sites in the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys.

Talley Vineyards was founded by Don and Rosemary Talley in 1986 when they produced 450 cases of wine in a vegetable cooler at Talley Farms.  Don and Rosemary’s son Brian, along with his wife Johnine, now own and operate Talley Vineyards, adhering to the original vision of making estate bottled wines that reflect the special character of the land they farm as well as the family’s agricultural legacy.  Todd, Ryan, Brian, and Rosemary Talley continue to own and operate Talley Farms, which grows more than 50 different kinds of fruits and vegetables which are distributed both locally and throughout the United States.

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Talley Vineyards Wines

Talley Vineyards is a family winery that specializes in estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ideally suited for the cool coastal climate and diverse soils of the San Luis Obispo Coast region.  The Talley family’s four generation farming history in the area dates to 1948 when Oliver Talley began growing vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley.  Guided by this legacy and a commitment to long term sustainability, Talley Vineyards focuses on attention to detail in all aspects of farming and winemaking operations, as well as warm and gracious hospitality to visitors to the winery, located in the heart of the family farm.

Bishop's Peak Wines

Bishop’s Peak wines are handcrafted by Talley Vineyards to capture the unique diversity of San Luis Obispo County.  Farmers in the Arroyo Grande Valley since 1948, the Talley family chose Bishop’s Peak, an iconic local landmark, as the symbol for distinctive wines that reflect both varietal and regional diversity.  Bishop’s Peak wines are produced in small lots from vineyard sites throughout San Luis Obispo County that balance production and quality to deliver exceptional value.  Some of these sites are owned by the Talley family while others are owned by growers who share the family’s commitment to quality.  The wines are made with the same attention to detail that is the hallmark of Talley Vineyards.