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“Wonderful chard and pinot noir; excellent service”
Review of Tolosa

Tolosa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At Tolosa, we are true believers in the special terroir that is Edna Valley, nestled amongst the East-West running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County and the frontier for the most complex cool-climate varietals in California. Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays reflect the cold Pacific wind that sweeps down the coast and funnels into the valley, as well as the remarkable diversity of soil types: ingredients for nuanced and balanced wines of distinctive character. We combine traditional methods such as hand punch down and whole berry uncrushed fermentations with cutting edge technology in soil exploration and vineyard mapping to handcraft exceptional Pinot noirs and Chardonnays that are the purest expressions of Edna Valley. Visit us daily 11-6pm for exclusive limited release and barrel tasting flights. Reservations recommended. Contact our concierge at 805.782.0500.
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

$20 for a tasting of 4-6 wines, but worth it. Mature wines show the winemaker knows how to soften sharp notes and 'run with the bigger dogs'. Service was noticeably attentive on this Sat and I wondered why they had so many non-pouring staff but after seeing their attention to customers, I now understand. Retail pricing of a bottle starts at $40 ($35 for a dessert wine).

Outside seating is decent, alongside a vineyard but doesn't offer overlook views like other local wineries.

I will return here.

Thank Sun_Fun_Beach_Travel
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Tolosa Winery had been recommended to us during our visit to San Luis Obispo over the Memorial Day weekend so we decided to give it a try. The winery's modern architecture inside was quite interesting (I liked it) but things went downhill quickly after that.

First off being greeted at the door and led into the winery was a bit of a turn-off. We decided to sit on patio...there were at least 5 or more winery staff there serving others. It was not particularly crowded...and we sat, and sat and sat. I had to go to the cashier and ask how their wine tasting worked. We finally got a young kid to serve us...he turned his nose up when we said we'd split one wine tasting ($20) and said we could only have one glass...sigh.

I found the wines mediocre at best and really overpriced. We taste a lot in Sonoma County so understand wine prices at wineries. The chardonnays were somewhat bland and only one of the two Pinot Noirs was good...but at $65 per bottle I could not justify that sort of a price.

In short a good looking winery with a overly pretentious feeling and overpriced wines. We found a much nicer, friendlier winery (Saucelito Canyon) down the road...read my review of that winery.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Tolosa Winery offers very fine wine available in their tasting room. They specialize in Chardonnay and Pinot noir. All superb. Their flagship Pinot is very possibly the finest one of its kind in the area. Prices in the tasting room range in 2017 from $42-$120.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Nice surroundings and facilities. A bit commercial in style, but hey we are in California so what to expect. Modern tasting bar. Friendly and informative service. 20 dollar for 4 samplers, all of them ok, 2 in particular very good. We bought a bottle with for 38 that waited the tasting fee.

Thank Fornebu
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Tolosa is perfectly located for breathtaking views of the vineyards with the Edna Valley in the background.

We're members and frequently visit Tolosa for tastings with friends. The service never disappoints.

The wine is worth every penny. My favorite is the Viognier, however my wife loves the syrah. You can't go wrong.

Thank rljh1234
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