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2022 Spring Release

Hope & Harmony

When the world slowed down in 2020 we took that time to reflect and embrace the sometimes tough concept of change. Like always, our goal was to make amazing wine that expresses our sense of place. In addition we worked behind the scenes to spruce things up and make something beautiful out of the uncertainty — it gave us hope. 

Now 2 years later, as we release the 2020 vintage, the fruits of our labor are ready to share. You may notice a new look to the wines included in your Spring Release as well as reinvented logos, reimagined spaces and tasting experiences added to our offerings. 

As we continue to work on some finishing touches, including a new outdoor member’s space for you all to enjoy, we want to thank you for your continued support of the vineyard. We are excited to share these wines and invite you to discover a new Talley.


Spring Release | Featured Wines

2020
Estate Chardonnay

2020
Oliver's Chardonnay

2020
Rosemary's Chardonnay

2020
Stone Corral Pinot Noir

2021
Grüner Veltliner

2020
Grenache


Upcoming Wine Club Exclusive

The Secret Spot Dinner

MAY 14, 2022

Mark your calendars for this new, member’s exclusive event. Join us for an unforgettable, long-table dining experience in a secret location. Tickets now available.


Important Dates

March 6Customization window opens (Savor & Discover)
March 6 –
April 3
Spring Release Experience (Savor & Discover)
April 3Customization window closes (Savor & Discover)
last day to edit credit card and shipping addresses (all)
April 6Credit cards charged
April 7Pick-up Members:
wines available for pick up
April 19Shipping Members:
wines shipped to home
May 8Pick-up Members:
last day to pick up wines
May 9Pick-up Members:
wines shipped to home
May 14The Secret Spot Dinner (purchase tickets)

Your Release

Savor (12)

2020 Estate Chardonnay

2020 Oliver’s Chardonnay

2020 Rosemary’s Chardonnay

2020 Stone Corral Pinot Noir

2019 Estate Pinot Noir

2020 Grenache

Discover (6)

2020 Estate Chardonnay

2020 Oliver’s Chardonnay

2020 Rosemary’s Chardonnay

2020 Stone Corral Pinot Noir

2019 Estate Pinot Noir

2020 Grenache

Explore (4)

Mixed:

2021 Gruner Veltliner

2020 Estate Chardonnay

2020 Stone Corral Pinot Noir

2020 Grenache

Red:

2020 Stone Corral Pinot Noir

2020 Grenache

2019 Syrah

White:

2021 Gruner Veltliner

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Oliver’s Chardonnay

The Secret Spot | Wine Club Dinner


Save the Date: May 14, 2022

Tickets Now Available


Location:

The 2022 Secret Spot Dinner will take place at the Point San Luis Lighthouse, overlooking Avila Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Talley Club Members will dine on coastal bluffs while sipping on our cool-climate wines and taking in the breathtaking views of the San Luis Obispo Coast.

Learn More…

Cuisine:

Executive Chef Heidi Hornikle of Flora & Fauna has created a menu that embraces the bounty of our sense of place. The farm and sea-to-table inspired evening begins with passed appetizers and charcuterie, paired with starter sips of Talley wines and lighthouse tours. The seated, six-course meal includes fresh and inspired local fare featuring the best of the Central Coast, created to compliment Talley Vineyards wines.

Salad 

Local Greens, Shaved Radish, Grapes, Almonds, Pickled Onions and Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

Bread Basket

Grover Beach Sourdough & Compound Butter

Pan Roasted Bass

Bouillabaisse Broth, Fennel Fronds and Saffron Aioli

Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Red Wine Butter, Crispy Shallot and Confit Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetable Platter

Honey & Thyme Roasted Mokum Carrots, Charred Baby Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, Cumin-Coriander Grilled Squash and Caramelized Onion and Toasted Mustard Seed Green Beans

Cavetelli Pasta Lemon

Thyme White Wine Cream, Shaved Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, Bloomsdale Spinach, Spring Garlic, Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

Dessert

Family Style Petit Bites: Blueberry & Lemon Verbena Bar, Valrhona Chocolate, Strawberry-Rhubarb Turnover

Details:

The Secret Spot Wine Club Dinner celebrates our sense of place with an unforgettable, long-table dining experience. Each year we will explore the beauty of the Central Coast by choosing a different and unique location featuring local fare and Talley wines.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Point San Luis Lighthouse

  • Parking and Shuttle information to follow in ticket confirmation and update emails.
  • Seating is limited and may sell out.
  • Each member may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets.
  • Guest are welcome when accompanied by members.

$225 each

Spring Release Experience

Join us for an exclusive member tasting experience featuring wines included in the 2022 Spring Release. During this seated tasting members of our 12-and 6- bottle clubs will have the opportunity to taste and customize their spring shipment.

This seasonal member’s experience, from March 9 – April 3, includes a tasting flight and light bites.

Reservations are highly recommended. 21+


FAQs

How much is a tasting fee for the Spring Release Experience?

Spring Release Experience tastings are complimentary. As part of your member’s benefits, you may reserve tastings for a party of 4 to enjoy this experience.

Can I bring a guest to the Spring Release Experience?

Guests are welcome at the Spring Release Experience when accompanied by members. As a benefit of membership you may reserve tastings for a party of 4 to enjoy this complimentary experience with you. Be sure to include all guests in your reservation so we can make sure everyone has a spot in the lounge.

Do I need a reservation for the Spring Release Experience?

Reservations are highly recommended for tastings in the indoor Member’s Lounge as seating is limited. While we will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, on many days our member’s tastings are fully booked.

You can make a reservation online or by calling or emailing our concierge at (805) 489-0446, hospitality@talleyvineyards.com.

What are the dates and times available for the Spring Release Experience?

The Spring Release Experience is available for a limited time while the Spring Release customization window is open, March 9 – April 3. Spring Release tastings are available daily during this time beginning at 11AM, with the last tasting starting at 3:30PM.

I’m in the 4-bottle club, can I attend the Spring Release Experience?

The Spring Release Experience is limited to members of our customizable, 12- and 6-bottle clubs to assist in the selection of their release. Members of the 4-bottle club interested in attending the experience can upgrade their membership by contacting our Wine Club Manager, Alisa by calling or emailing (805) 489-0446 x20, alisa@talleyvineyards.com.

Weekend of Savings

Talley Vineyards is excited to celebrate with a Weekend of Savings. We’ve opened up our library and added some extra savings to tasting packs of some of your favorite Talley wines. 11/24 – 11/29

2018 Rincon Duo

For a limited time, we are opening up the Talley Vineyards Library for this weekend of savings. This Rincon Duo is available in limited quantities.

  • 2018 Rincon Chardonnay
  • 2018 Rincon Pinot Noir
  • Talley Corkscrew

$145


Talley Favorites | 6-packs

Take advantage of these savings on the six-packs of Talley current releases.

2020 Rose of Pinot Noir

Our 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé is defined by its freshness and the cool climate of the San Luis Obispo Coast with notes of watermelon and white nectarine. Includes 6 bottles of 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé.

Regular Price: $204

Holiday Price | Guests: $195

Holiday Price | Members: $156

2019 Oliver’s Chardonnay

Named for Oliver Talley, the first of our four generations of farmers, this velvety wine hails from the Edna Valley, just four miles from the ocean. Includes 6 bottles of 2019 Oliver’s Chardonnay.

Regular Price: $330

Holiday Price | Guests: $310

Holiday Price | Members: $248

2019 Stone Corral Pinot Noir

Our Stone Corral Vineyard consistently produces a crowd-pleasing, delicious Pinot Noir. The suave and lengthy 2019 vintage offers notes of plum and cherry. Includes 6 bottles of 2019 Stone Corral Pinot Noir.

Regular Price: $480

Holiday Price | Guests: $450

Holiday Price | Members: $360

2019 Rosemary’s Chardonnay

Planted in 1987, Rosemary’s Vineyard is climatically our coolest estate vineyard and produces a nuanced Chardonnay with aromatic appeal. Includes 6 bottles of 2019 Rosemary’s Chardonnay.

Regular Price: $390

Holiday Price | Guests: $375

Holiday Price | Members: $300


Last Call

Stock your cellar with these Talley favorites before they are gone. Limited quantities available.

2017 Mano Tinta

All profits from the sale of this wine are donated to the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, a charitable endowment established by Brian and Johnine Talley to support the farmworker community in San Luis Obispo County.

This is our last vintage of Mano Tinta.

2017 Elevation

Non-vintage Bishop's Peak Elevation - png

This proprietary red wine blend incorporates the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec in a proportion that varies depending on the vintage. 

This is our last vintage of Elevation.


Winter Holiday Shipping Deadlines:

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West CoastDec 20Dec 20 Dec 22
Central/EastDec 14 Dec 20Dec 22

Holiday Gift Guide | 2021

Explore Pinot Noir

Burgundian style wines with California influence: approachable minerality, delicate fruit and refreshing energy. $245

Explore Chardonnay

Explore Talley Chardonnays — A fresh take on California Chardonnay with citrus, stone fruit and vivacity shining through in aromas and flavors. $175

Give Thanks

Give thanks with these wines, curated to pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal. Talley Vineyards wines are an excellent addition to any holiday table. $220

  • (2) 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • (2) 2020 Reisling
  • (2) 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) Talley Corkscrew

12 Days of Talley

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….12 Days of Talley wine. Give the gift of Talley for a joyous holiday season. $692

  • (1) 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2020 Grüner Veltliner
  • (1) 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
  • (1) 2019 Grenache
  • (1) 2019 Estate Chardonnay 
  • (1) 2019 Oliver’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2019 Rincon Chardonnay
  • (1) 2019 Rosemary’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2019 Estate Pinot Noir 
  • (1) 2019 Stone Corral Pinot Noir 
  • (1) 2019 Rincon Pinot Noir 
  • (1) 2019 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir 
  • (1) Talley Corkscrew

Bishop’s Peak Classic

Tis the season to drink and be merry with Bishop’s Peaks wines by Talley Vineyards. This survey is a great addition to any meal with family and friends. $116

  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay
  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Pinot Noir
  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Elevation
  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Petite Sirah
  • (1) Talley Corkscrew

SOLD OUT

Quintessential Talley

This collection is the quintessential expression of Talley Vineyards, representing the cool climate and hillside topography of our home on the San Luis Obispo Coast. $160

  • (1) 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2019 Estate Chardonnay
  • (1) 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2019 Grenache
  • (1) Talley Corkscrew

The Gift of Talley

Give the gift of Talley this holiday season as you celebrate with food, wine and family. Enjoy 2 selections of Talley wine and Brian’s cookbook filled with family recipes. $136

The Adobe

The Adobe Trio offers three bottles of this reserve wine made from a blend of the very best Pinot Noir grapes on our estate. Experience this bottling throughout the years with a supply to drink now and cellar for later. $450

Farmer’s Choice

Farming is the foundation of the Talley Family legacy on the San Luis Obispo Coast. Explore these family favorites this holiday season. $162

  • (1) 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
  • (1) 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2017 Mano Tinta
  • (1) 2019 Grenache
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Talley Time

It’s party time, or what we like to call, Talley Time. Gather together your family and friends and celebrate with your favorite Talley wines. $152

  • (2) 2019 Estate Chardonnay
  • (2) 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) Talley Corkscrew

Holiday Shipping Dates:

Thanksgiving:

Ground2-dayOvernight
CaliforniaNov 19Nov 22
West CoastNov 19Nov 19Nov 22
Central/EastNov 16Nov 19Nov 22

Winter Holiday:

Ground2-dayOvernight
CaliforniaDec 20Dec 22
West CoastDec 20Dec 20 Dec 22
Central/EastDec 14 Dec 20Dec 22

The Adobe Experience

The Experience

Sit down with Brian Talley and explore an exquisite lineup of Pinot Noir pulled from the Talley library featuring our reserve estate wine, The Adobe, and thoughtfully paired with a menu of small plates. Brian will get you acquainted with this newest addition to our lineup as he tells stories of our sense of place and winemaking traditions. 

Our farm-inspired menu was a collaboration with Chef Chris Shackelford of Trelio Food & Wine whose expertise in wine and passion for working with locally-sourced ingredients help tell the story of The Adobe and our sense of place.

This seasonal experience is open for limited reservations between Oct. 29 – Nov. 20, 2021.


The Wines

2016 Rincon Pinot Noir 

2017 Rincon Pinot Noir 

2018 Rincon Pinot Noir 

2016 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir 

2017 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir 

2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir 

The Adobe of 2018


The Menu

Roasted and Preserved Beets, Spiced Walnuts, Stracciatella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Elderberry Vinegar, Toasted Seeds, Talley Farms Herbs

*

Potato Gratin with Smoked Salmon, Chive Creme Fraiche, Caramelized Shallot Reduction

*

Roasted Duroc Pork Porchetta, Crispy Parmesan Risotto, Wild Mushroom Ragout


Join the Experience

Tickets to The Adobe Experience can be acquired in two ways:

  1. Members and guests that purchase The Adobe Trio will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the experience. After your purchase is made, our hospitality team will reach out to schedule your reservation. Member discounts apply.

The Adobe Trio & Experience

– or –

2) Additional or ala carte tickets for the experience can be purchased online or in our tasting room. After your purchase is made, our hospitality team will reach out to schedule your reservation. Member discounts apply.

The Adobe Experience

Note from the Winemaker

Spring Catalog


A new growing season is upon us and we look forward to the return of grapes on our vines, marigolds in the farm fields and you, sipping wines on the lawn.

We’ve curated these tasting packs in the spirit of Spring and a longing for warmer weather. From aromatic whites to cool-climate reds to a brunch lover’s delight — we can all enjoy Talley wines as we watch a new season unfold, and manifest marigolds.

Aromatic Whites

It doesn’t get better than enjoying a glass of crisp, aromatic white wine in the sunshine. Sip in the Spring with this tasting pack. $102

  • (1) 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • (1) 2019 Grüner Veltliner
  • (1) 2019 Riesling
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

Cool Climate Reds

Bring the feel of the San Luis Obispo Coast to your table with these cool-climate reds. This tasting pack will allow you to enjoy robust reds from our coastal vineyards. $152

  • (1) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2017 Syrah
  • (1) 2018 Grenache
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT

Summer BBQ

Happy family eating and drinking red wine at dinner barbecue party outdoor - Mature and young people dining together on rooftop - Youth and elderly weekend lifestyle activities - Focus on wineglass

Celebrate the warmer weather with food, wine and backyard cookouts. Explore this tasting pack with wines that are perfect pairings with BBQ dishes. $178

  • (1) 2017 Syrah
  • (1) 2018 Grenache
  • (1) 2016 Bishop’s Peak Petite Sirah
  • (1) 2017 Mano Tinta
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT


Bottomless Brunch

Warmer weather reminds us of brunch on a sunny patio with bottomless drinks and a table full of friends. This tasting pack will take you there. $174

  • (3) 2020 Rosé
  • (3) 2019 Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

Chardonnay Lover

Explore Talley Chardonnays — A fresh take on California Chardonnay with citrus, stone fruit and vivacity shining through in aromas and flavors. $194

  • (1) 2018 Estate Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Oliver’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Chardonnay
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT

Pinot Please

Survey our highly regarded Pinot Noirs. Burgundian style wines with California influence: approachable minerality, delicate fruit and refreshing energy. $272

  • (1) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Stone Corral Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT


Rose | 6-pack

Our 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé is defined by its freshness and the cool climate of the San Luis Obispo Coast with notes of watermelon and white nectarine. $202

  • (6) 2020 Rosé
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

Syrah | 6-pack

This 6-pack captures the distinct characteristics reminiscent of the northern Rhône region of France: black color, smoky aromas and flavors of blackberry and tobacco. $300

  • (6) 2017 Syrah
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT

Grenache | 6-pack

This inaugural bottling of coastal Grenache is a single vineyard expression hailing from our Rincon Vineyard. This wine has rustic aromas of turned loam and hops, lifted by raspberry, chamomile and anise. $360

  • (6) 2018 Grenache
  • (1) Marigold Starter Kit

SOLD OUT


  

Dave Terry

Dave Terry, Vineyard Manager at Talley Vineyards.

Dave Terry became intrigued by wine and grapevines as a kid when he drove by a vineyard just outside of Santa Fe during annual trips between his family’s cattle ranch in Southeastern New Mexico and Colorado.  While he was in college at New Mexico State, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish, he took a wine appreciation class that spurred his interest in the wine industry.  Dave then attended Fresno State where he wrote his Master’s Thesis on mechanization and irrigation affects in vineyards, which was subsequently published in the American Journal of Enology and has been widely cited in other academic research.

While much of Dave’s work has been with larger vineyard operations, he appreciates the boots on the ground philosophy of farming at Talley Vineyards as well as the opportunity to apply what he’s learned to producing world class wine.  As he puts it, “I take a hands on approach to winegrowing while trying to sustain the land where the vineyard is planted.  It is my role to nurture the vine to capture its full potential.”

Dave is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and is on the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Vineyard Team, which supports sustainable vineyard practices in Central Coast vineyards.  He lives in San Luis Obispo where he enjoys stand up paddle boarding, golf and drinking great wine.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, winemaker at Talley Vineyards.

Eric Johnson grew up on a farm in Los Banos California where his family grew apricots and raised sheep and pigs.  While attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he was introduced to wine by a roommate who came from a winegrowing family based in Sonoma County.  Eric became enamored of wine and winemaking and changed his major to Agricultural Business Management with a minor in Wine and Viticulture, just as this program was being established at Cal Poly.

Eric began his career in the wine industry at Bianchi Winery in Paso Robles.  He joined Talley Vineyards as a tasting room attendant in 2007 and served as a harvest intern that year.  He served in various roles, including Enolgist, before he became the Winemaker in 2010.  Eric sums up his winemaking philosophy as follows: “grow great grapes, nail the pick and get out of the way.  As the great Burgundian vigneron Frédéric Mugnier said when I visited him, ‘I always achieve more when I do less.’”

Eric is active in the wine industry and serves on the Board of Directors of the World of Pinot Noir.  He lives in San Luis Obispo with his wife Cait where enjoys cooking and drinking great wines from around the world.

Rosemary Talley

Rosemary Talley, founder of Talley Vineyards.

Rosemary was born and raised in Marysville California.  She attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Mathematics and met her future husband, Don Talley.  After graduation, she embarked on a teaching career which concluded at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1977, at which time she was asked by Don to join him at Talley Farms, the family’s vegetable farming company.  Over time, she created the sales and marketing program for Talley Farms, and came to be recognized as one of the few female leaders in the produce industry.

In 1986, she joined with Don to establish Talley Vineyards and produce the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Arroyo Grande Valley.  The following year, Don planted Pinot Noir in front of their home, marking the establishment of the vineyard that would come to bear her name, which is now regarded as one of the best sites for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California.  Rosemary is active in the family businesses, where she serves as Corporate Secretary and does “everything that no one else wants to do.”

Rosemary loves cooking, gardening, wine and travel and is an avowed “cat person”.  She lives in the middle of Rosemary’s Vineyard with her cat Jasper.

Brian Talley

Brian Talley, Vintner and CEO of Talley Vineyards.

Brian Talley is a third generation farmer and second generation winegrower born and raised in Arroyo Grande.  While attending UC Berkeley, where he earned degrees in History and Natural Resource Economics, he worked in a wine shop called Curds and Whey where he fell in love with wine.

Brian began his career in the family business at age 12 when he started harvesting vegetables at Talley Farms.  He became General Manager of Talley Vineyards in 1991 and now serves as President of Talley Vineyards and Talley Farms.  Brian is recognized as a leader in the local wine industry and was cofounder of the World of Pinot Noir, has served as President of the San Luis Obispo Coast Wine Collective and been recognized by both Robert Parker and the local wine industry as a Wine Industry Person of the Year.  Most recently he was a leader in the effort to establish the recently approved San Luis Obispo Coast AVA and wrote a farm to table cookbook, Our California Table, Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family.

Brian loves cooking, wine and travel as well as hiking and golf.  He lives at the edge of Talley Farms with his wife Johnine.  Brian and Johnine have two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Olivia.

Black Friday | Case Sale

It’s Black Friday at the Vineyard! Discover Black Friday-style savings on some of your favorite Talley Vineyards and Bishop’s Peaks wines, while quantities last. We will host a drive-thru case sale at The Wine Shack with 20%-60% off of select cases.

Date: Friday, November 27

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Where: Talley Vineyards Wine Shack (formerly the Farm Stand)

What: 20% – 60% off , Talley Vineyards and Bishop’s Peaks wines.

How it works:

  • Arrive at Talley Vineyards between 11am – 3pm 
  • Follow the sign to our Wine Shack (formerly Farm Stand) 
  • As you arrive, a Talley Staff will hand you a menu
  • While in your car, mark the number of cases you would like to purchase on the wine menu
  • Hand the menu back to Talley staff
  • Pull forward to pick up your wine and pay 
  • Enjoy!

Fine print: Discounts apply only to purchases of 12 bottles of the same wine. Mixed cases are not included in this sale.

A Sneak Peek:

We will have a variety of Bishop’s Peak and Talley Vineyards available for sale at 20%-60% off. Here a few of the bottles you will find at the sale:

Non-vintage Bishop's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Holiday Gift Guide | 2020

The Talley Table

Give thanks with these wines, curated to pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal. Talley Vineyards wines are an excellent addition to any holiday table. $220

  • (2) 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé
  • (2) 2019 Riesling
  • (2) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

12 Days of Talley

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….12 Days of Talley wine. Give the gift of Talley for a joyous holiday season.

  • (1) 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé
  • (1) 2019 Grüner Veltliner
  • (1) 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • (1) 2017 Rincon Syrah
  • (1) 2018 Estate Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Oliver’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Stone Corral Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir

Explore Pinot

Survey our highly regarded Pinot Noir bottlings including 3 single vineyard wines. Burgundian style wines with California influence: approachable minerality, delicate fruit and refreshing energy. $272

  • (1) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Stone Corral Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Explore Chardonnay

Explore Talley Chardonnays — A fresh take on California Chardonnay with citrus, stone fruit and vivacity shining through in aromas and flavors. $194

  • (1) 2018 Estate Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Oliver’s Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rincon Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Rosemary’s Chardonnay
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Bishop’s Peak Classic

Tis the season to drink and be merry with Bishop’s Peaks wines by Talley Vineyards. This survey is a great addition to any meal with family and friends. $106

  • (1) 2019 Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • (1) 2017 Elevation
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Quintessential Talley

This collection is the quintessential expression of Talley Vineyards, representing the cool climate and hillside topography of our home on the San Luis Obispo Coast. $160

  • (1) 2019 Pinot Noir Rose
  • (1) 2018 Estate Chardonnay
  • (1) 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) 2017 Rincon Syrah
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Food Lovers

Celebrate the holiday season with food, wine and family. Explore this tasting pack with wines that are perfect pairings with some of your favorite holiday dishes. $136

  • (1) 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé
  • (1) 2019 Grüner Veltliner
  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Petite Sirah
  • (1) Bishop’s Peak Petit Verdot
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Talley Time

It’s party time, or what we like to call, Talley Time. Gather together your family and friends and celebrate with your favorite Talley wines. $152

  • (2) Estate Chardonnay
  • (2) Estate Pinot Noir
  • (1) Talley Vineyards Corkscrew

Holiday Shipping Dates:

Thanksgiving:

Ground2-dayOvernight
CaliforniaNov 23Nov 23
West CoastNov 20Nov 20Nov 23
Central/EastNov 16Nov 19Nov 23

Winter Holiday:

Ground2-dayOvernight
CaliforniaDec 21Dec 22
West CoastDec 21Dec 21 Dec 22
Central/EastDec 15 Dec 21Dec 22

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2018 Estate Pinot Noir

A Message to our Customers

Dear Talley Vineyards Friends & Family

With growing concerns about the coronavirus, we wanted to reach out and share the actions Talley Vineyards is taking to keep our tasting room safe and clean for you, our employees, and the community at large. We are strictly following the advice and direction of the CDC and the California Health Department as it relates to the virus. At this time, our tasting room will remain open from 10:30AM – 4:30pm daily.

Hygiene standards are always a top priority at the winery and tasting room. However, we’ve taken additional actions to ensure we serve you in the safest way possible. Enhanced safety measures include:

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols —We have increased the frequency of cleaning high touch areas across our facility.
  • Additional antibacterial products —We have increased the quantity of sanitizers and disinfectant wipes available for customers and employees in the tasting room.
  • Event Cancellations — In line with the California Department of Public Health guidelines published today, we will cancel all large events from now until the end of the month. If you’ve reserved tickets, please keep your eyes open for more details or feel free to reach out to us.
  • Staff Training — We continue to educate team members and share best practices for protecting our guests as well as our team members. We encourage team members to stay home if they are not feeling well.

While our tasting room will remain open for business, we understand that you might be choosing to shop and taste at home. In an effort to provide the best service possible, we will provide $1 shipping on any order from our website, now until the end of March when you use promo code ONESHIP at checkout. 

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns and we will continue to monitor and make update our status as things change.

Sincerely,
Talley Vineyards​

Oliver’s Vineyard

Evening Rincon Vineyard

This is the third in my series of long form blog posts on each of our most important vineyards.  Check out Rincon Vineyard and Rosemary’s Vineyard here.  I’ll finish with the story of the Stone Corral Vineyard next month.

Oliver Talley was my grandfather and the founder of Talley Farms.  He started farming in the Oso Flaco (skinny bear) area of the Santa Maria Valley in the 1930s after he graduated from UC Berkeley and returned to his hometown of Santa Maria.  He followed his employer at the time, Byron Tabb, to Arroyo Grande, became his partner, and eventually bought him out to establish Talley Farms in 1948.  Along the way, he met my grandmother, Hazel, and they had two sons, Donald (my dad) and Kenneth.

My grandfather was a tenant farmer focused exclusively on vegetables until my dad returned to the business and convinced him to start buying the land we farmed.  Over the next 30 years, we purchased much of the land that today comprises Talley Farms, as well as our six vineyard sites.  At the time my father began planting vineyards in 1982, my grandfather made two things clear:  first, while he was happy to grow grapes for others, he didn’t want to be in the wine business.  Second, we should plant Riesling, because that was his favorite wine.  Four years later, my parents started Talley Vineyards and one of the five varietals we produced in that inaugural vintage was Riesling.  Even though my grandfather still wasn’t crazy about the wine business, he was happy that we were making his favorite wine.

In 1988, a parcel of land that we were farming came up for sale.  This 156 acre ranch was located on Corbett Canyon Road about 5 miles northeast of Arroyo Grande in the Edna Valley.  Just like every other parcel we own, we purchased it to grow vegetables.  And just like our other parcels, it included hillside property perfectly suited for winegrapes.

1991 was a busy year at Talley Vineyards:  we completed our winery at the foot of the Rincon Vineyard, I became General Manager of the business, and we planted our new Edna Valley vineyard site.  It was initially referred to as Block 17 because it was the 17th vineyard block we had planted since 1982.  We needed a better name than that, and after casting around and exploring various options, my dad suggested Oliver’s Vineyard to honor my grandfather.  In 1994, we made the inaugural vintage of Oliver’s Vineyard Chardonnay.  I remember making up a barrel sample of that wine with a label that I mocked up that said “Oliver’s Vineyard”, which I gave to my grandfather.  After he drank the wine (which he declared to be his new favorite wine) he soaked the label off, framed it and hung it over his bar.

Oliver’s Vineyard is now a 35 acre vineyard planted predominantly to Chardonnay, with small sections of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.  Buffeted by the spring winds of the Edna Valley, and growing in Marimel Sandy Clay Loam soil, Oliver’s Vineyard is noted for producing exotic Chardonnay with distinct saline notes. 

Our Oliver’s Vineyard Chardonnay is produced entirely from that original 16 acre planting, which is now one of the oldest blocks of Chardonnay in the Edna Valley.  I think of my grandfather every time I enjoy it.  By the time he passed away in 1999, he had come full circle on his view of the wine business.  Not only was Oliver’s Vineyard Chardonnay is favorite wine, but he was happy to say that starting Talley Vineyards was his idea in the first place. 

Cheers!  BT

Perfectly Pinot Noir

Meet Talley Pinot Noir

Get acquainted with world class Pinot Noirs from the San Luis Obispo Coast. This tasting pack includes an array of Talley Pinots — get ready to meet your new favorite wines.

  • 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé
  • 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
  • 2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir

2019 Pinot Noir Rosé

With a faint salmon color and white peach and strawberry notes, our Pinot Noir Rosé is defined by its freshness and the cool climate of the Edna Valley. It is crisp and clean in mouth, with a delicate acidity and a minerality that express the authenticity of coastal California and the Talley Vineyards sense of place.


2018 Estate Pinot Noir

Aromas of cranberry, delicate oak, and raspberry on the nose complement a flavor profile of Rainier cherry, juicy raspberry, and smoke. With moderate acidity and fresh red fruits on the finish, this wine is approachable and widely appealing.

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck


2018 Rosemary’s Pinot Noir

Our premier Pinot Noir from Rosemary’s Vineyard opens with aromas of blackberry, pencil shavings, granite and cranberry. Flavors of black cherry, sarsaparilla, bramble, lead and dried apricot unfold into a dark elegant finish on this complex beauty.

96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck

Woman holds a bottle of 2018 Rosemary's Pinot Noir by Talley Vineyards.