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Tolosa Winery
San Luis Obispo
An estate winery on the Central Coast of California, specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Syrah.
Interests: wine, grapes, winemaking, food & wine, chardonnay, pinot noir, barrels, tanks, syrah, san luis obispo
Recent Activity
Today we are in the third day of some hot dry weather. Most people would call this Indian Summer. In northern California these conditions when the warm hot air from the interior moves onto the coast are called Diablo, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Over the next day or two we are getting the last of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our Estate Vineyards. Yesterday and today will both be unusually hot days with mid-day highs of a little above 100F. If it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Tomorrow it the first day of harvest for the Estate Pinot Noir, and coincidently it is also the first day of harvest at Meeker Vineyard in Paso where we source our Cabernet and Merlot. We’re picking a small block of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
In the Vineyards with Winemaker Larry Brooks… It looks like I’ll pull my first cluster sample on Monday. I’ve been out each morning the last few days walking the vineyard rows looking at how veraison is coming along and in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Today we took a quick glance online to view our solar power monitor system. The system gives us a play by play summary of the performance, including interval energy, daily wind speed, irradiance, but for most of us the interesting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
In the vineyards with Winemaker Larry Brooks – 2012 Harvest The stage that the vines are in this week is called veraison. This is a French word that has no English equivalent that I’m aware of. It is the time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Beverage Tasting Institute Reviews - May 2012 2009 "1772" Pinot Noir - 92 pts. Gold Medal Dark garnet color. Toasty aromas of buttery nut brittle, cherry pie filling and grilled citrus with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a delicate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Every St. Patrick’s Day morning, the bars in downtown SLO open their doors at 6am to welcome crowds of green garmented guests eager to begin the festivities with an Irish Coffee or Irish Car Bomb. Soon rounds of Jamison shots... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
I cooked a Valentine’s Day dinner a few nights ago, and while there were many parts of the dinner and day that were memorable, there was one food and wine revelation. There’s a soup I’ve been making for years. It’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
We’ve got you covered for tomorrow! Start off Valentine’s Day by stopping by the tasting room where we’ll be offering Wine and Truffle pairings for just $15 and we’ll also be giving away a long stem red rose to your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
There are many forms of training and pruning. The main two types that are used in our vineyards are bilateral cordon also known as spur, and cane pruning from a crown or head. Both types are mostly trained to single... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Stories from the Road- by Danielle Huber Five months ago, long-time supporters of Tolosa and owners of Sheila’s Wine Bar and Restaurant in Camarillo, Pablo and Bertha Medina, visited Tolosa Winery. Pablo and Bertha made quite an impression on me.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Stories from the Road- by Danielle Huber Five months ago, long-time supporters of Tolosa and owners of Sheila’s Wine Bar and Restaurant in Camarillo, Pablo and Bertha Medina, visited Tolosa Winery. Pablo and Bertha made quite an impression on me.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
What we(I) need is “CHANGE” ! – by John A few weeks ago, I realized that in spite of having a potential inventory of 150 cheeses from Vivant, that I was beginning to get a “bit’ bored with my offerings.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Have you ever wondered, or more like dreamed, of what it was like to be a winemaker? Well this is one event where you can step into the shoes of a winemaker and experience what it is like to create... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Tolosa Winery
Tolosa’s Annual Holiday Open House last night was a great event to really get us in the Holiday spirits with only 8 more days until Christmas. Our staff had a great time being wine elves and we hope all our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
My association with the Ahwahnee Vintner's Holiday goes back to its very beginnings thirty years ago. Actually, Acacia was invited along with a couple other wineries who were represented by a rep named Lee Leardini to do a tasting with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
Happy Halloween!!! Come by the Tolosa tasting room to trick or treat for frightening discounts up to 50% off! Every customer that visits the tasting room will have a chance to draw from the witches pot of discounts ranging from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
"The first rains of the winter moved in this morning. We're set for a little rain today, and apparently a lot tomorrow. It's an arctic storm which means that it will be cold and will move through quickly. During the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
Harvest has officially begun at Tolosa! Today we brought in our first grapes from our Pinot Noir block 593, which most customers know as our Lily Gil. Block 593 is the highest point on the eastern hills of Edna Ranch.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
A mall in Santa Maria is an unlikely place at best to eat a multi course winemaker dinner, but the owner of this mall likes good food and so enticed some first rate talent to run three restaurants and a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
A few months back Tolosa was approached by a good friend and Louisiana Select Wine distributor, regarding a cause that her son was involved with. Tolosa was happy to support her son Daniel Northcutt in this amazing journey from Maine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
Cote de Tolosa Velo Challenge II Cheers to Another Successful Event! Tolosa Winery would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came out to ride the Second Annual Cote de Tolosa Velo Challenge and support the SLO... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
Join Tolosa Winery as we pour our estate wines at this classic surf and wine event located on the beautiful bluffs of Shell Beach. All proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). Here are the details of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Tolosa Winery
Last week, I was asked to emcee the monthly meeting of the San Luis Obispo’s American Wine Society’s lecture, which included blind tastings of Pinot Noir. Feeling as “inadequate” as I usually am, I first reached out to my co-member... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Tolosa Winery