Legacy | Talley Vineyards

The Talley Legacy

Pioneers of Pinot Noir in the Arroyo Grande Valley

"I consider myself blessed to be a third-generation farmer who gets to farm in such a special part of the world." - Brian Talley

A Brief History of Talley Vineyards

Hands of the vineyard manager holding on to the diverse soils of the Rincon Vineyard in Arroyo Grande, CA.

2017

Rincon Vineyard named a Grand Cru of California by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Winemaker Eric Johnson stands in the winery after being names head winemaker of Talley Vineyards.

2010

Eric Johnson becomes lead winemaker of Talley Vineyards

2006

Judgement of Paris 30th Anniversary: 2002 Rosemary’s Chardonnay named best California Chardonnay

Vineyard worker carries a basket of grapes above his head during the Talley Vineyards harvest.

2004

The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers established by Brian and Johnine Talley to support San Luis Obispo County farm workers

The building of the Talley Vineyards Tasting Room in 2002.

2002

Talley tasting room built overlooking Rincon Vineyard

2001

Stone Corral Vineyard established

2000

Talley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the Top 100 Wines of the year

1996

Rosemary’s Pinot Noir served at the White House for the first time

Don, Rosemary and Brian Talley stand outside the Rincon Adobe.

1991

Brian Talley named General Manager of Talley Vineyards and Oliver's Vineyard established

An aerial shot of Rosemary's Vineyard.

1987

Rosemary’s Vineyard established

First built some time around 1860, the El Rincon Adobe was restored in 1987.

1987

The El Rincon Adobe, located in the heart of the Rincon Vineyard, is restored.

1986

Talley Vineyards’ first vintage & the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir produced in the Arroyo Grande Valley.

Don and Rosemary Talley, founders of Talley Vineyards.

1982

Don and Rosemary Talley plant the first grapes in the Arroyo Grande Valley establishing Rincon Vineyard.

Oliver Talley poses in front of green bean vines at Talley Farms in the late 1940s.

1948

Talley Farms founded by Oliver Talley

The El Rincon Adobe, still standing today at Talley Vineyards.

1860s

Rincon Adobe built by Ramon Branch

Hands of the vineyard manager holding on to the diverse soils of the Rincon Vineyard in Arroyo Grande, CA.
Winemaker Eric Johnson stands in the winery after being names head winemaker of Talley Vineyards.
Vineyard worker carries a basket of grapes above his head during the Talley Vineyards harvest.
The building of the Talley Vineyards Tasting Room in 2002.
Don, Rosemary and Brian Talley stand outside the Rincon Adobe.
An aerial shot of Rosemary's Vineyard.
First built some time around 1860, the El Rincon Adobe was restored in 1987.
Don and Rosemary Talley, founders of Talley Vineyards.
Oliver Talley poses in front of green bean vines at Talley Farms in the late 1940s.
The El Rincon Adobe, still standing today at Talley Vineyards.
For four generations the Talley family has farmed on the San Luis Obispo Coast, a tradition that began in 1948 when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms.
Brian Talley, Vintner and CEO of Talley Vineyards.

Brian Talley

Owner & Vintner

Rosemary Talley, founder of Talley Vineyards.

Rosemary Talley

Owner & Co-Founder

Eric Johnson, winemaker at Talley Vineyards.

Eric Johnson

Winemaker

Dave Terry, Vineyard Manager at Talley Vineyards.

Dave Terry

Vineyard Manager

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