Wine History Project Publications
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The Wines of San Luis Obispo County – A World-Class History

The first comprehensive book on the wine history of San Luis Obispo County will be published in March 2021 with nationwide distribution.

Our unique history started with the padre’s wine-making traditions in two Spanish Missions; the Gold Rush which brought settlers with their grapes and winemaking techniques from countries around the world in the mid-19th Century.

The Italians arrived in the early 1900s expanding their vineyards and making wine during Prohibition.

The domination of winemaking by multiple generations of local families in the 20th Century is unique to our county.

The California wine revolution brought dramatic change starting in the 1960s – new grape varieties, innovation, and world-class winemaking.

The Wine History Project Published its First Book Celebrating Archie McLaren and the Central Coast Wine Classic

The book is available online through our website and other online retailers as well as tasting rooms and shops around the county.

Books are also available at:

Eberle Winery
Windward Vineyards
Cutruzzola Vineyards
Filipponi Ranch  
Hitching Post
Saucelito Canyon
SLO Provisions

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