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Claiborne and Churchill Vintners
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Claiborne and Churchill Vintners
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Located in Edna Valley on Carpenter Canyon Road, Claiborne and Churchill is serving wines in a straw barrel building that also doubles as a barrel room. This label is SIP certified and is one of few locations serving Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Enjoy a tasting flight ($15), waived with a $30 wine purchase. Enjoy wines white whites by the glass for $9 and $11 for red. Prepackaged cheese plates available ($12) but outside food is still welcome. This location has grassy areas and café seating that welcome pets on a leash. A nonrefundable tasting fee of $15 is applied to groups of eight or more.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Edna Valley AVA
    Edna Valley AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Coby Parker-Garcia
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 68
  • CheeseplateCheese Plate $12
  • 2015 Classic Estate Pinot Noir
    In the glass, it boasts a lovely ruby color. An abundance of fresh-picked berry aromas, tart cherry and forest floor flavors lead the way to accents of allspice, cranberry, and green tea, follwed by a long, lean finish. Due to its delicate nature and mouth-watering acidity, we find this wine does an incredible job of fulfilling its mission as a dinner wine. We suggest pairing this Pinot with margherita pizza, cioppino or wild mushroom risotto.
  • 2016 Cuvée Elizabeth Rosé Of Pinot Noir
    With its elegant blush hue, this Cuvée Elizabeth offers expressive aromas of fresh strawberries, honeydew and spring flowers. On the palate there are notes of ripe watermelon and bright red berries, backed by a nice acidity and a crisp, dry finish. Enjoy this wine with a roasted beet salad, asparagus risotto, or an Alsatian onion tart.
  • 2016 Cuvee Frederica
    Aromas of lychee, baking spice and green apples are followed by flavors of dried figs and apricots. There is a note of minerality in the long, dry finish. This is a quintessential holiday wine; try it with honey-glased ham, sweet-potato souffle, or tradit
  • 2016 Dry Gewürztraminer
    On the palate juicy pear, stone fruit and citrus peel play off one another while its subtle varietal spice must not go without mentioning. Since the grapes had a longer hang time and were picked slighly less ripe compared to previous vintages, this wine boasts a refreshing acidity, followed up with its famously dry finish. Crack open a bottle with spicy cuisine or cellar it for a few years: we are impressed with its great aging potential!
  • 2015 Dry Riesling
    The cool, coastal influence and long hang-time of our grapes contribute to the wine’s vivid peach, lime, and mineral aromas, tangerine and whetstone, backed by good acidity. This wine is sure to complement any holiday meal!
  • 2016 Dry Riesling
    Melon, peach, green apple and true-to-varietal minerality.
  • 2014 Estate Dry Riesling
    We also allow this limited production wine to age an extra year in bottle, giving it aromas of melon rind, and a touch of petrol, flavors of tart fruit and impressive minerality. Its good acidity, viscous mouthfeel and long, dry finish help bring out the best in broiled salmon, pork tenderloin, and winter vegetables.
  • 2013 Estate Pinot Noir
    Unfiltered. Holiday spices, cranberry and a lasting finish.
  • 2015 Grenache
  • 2015 Nectar Late Harvest Estate Riesling
  • 2015 Nektar, Late Harvest Estate Riesling
    Enjoy the exotic flavors of a botrytized dessert wine: notes of sweet sage honey, quince marmalade, candied figs and walnuts, with a tantalizing hint of musk perfume. You can enjoy a small glass of chilled Late Harvest Riesling at the end of a meal all by itself, or you can pair it with something like an apple or berry tart with a hazelnut crust.
  • 2016 Pinot Blanc
    On the nose we find floral aromas along with hints of coconut, vanilla and cream, while on the palate there are flavors of almonds, spice and stone fruits. The clean and savory finish suggests pairing it with an array of winters dishes, from butternut mac
  • 2016 Pinot Gris
    Aromas of ripe stone fruit and honeysuckle yield to flavors of cantaloupe, apricot and a touch of spice. The mouthfeel is appealingly viscous, and the finish is crisp and refreshing. We recommend pairing it with king crab legs, lemon chicken, or seared scallops.
  • 2015 Pinot Noir, Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
    This remarkable garnet wine opens with deep aromas of ripe strawberries and wild blueberries intertwined with toasted cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is intense with lush dark fruit, firm tannins and a strong rich finish. Crafted to age, this wine would be best enjoyed between 2019 and 2023. Serve it with Osso Buco, fresh made pasta with black truffles and parmesan butter or duck confit.
  • 2015 Portobispo
    There are many occasions when one can enjoy a glass of this smooth and balanced (and downright yummy!) PortObispo , but the classic food pairing is with a rich chocolate dessert.
  • 2015 Runestone Pinot Noir
    Dark berries, anise, and sweet oak, and spice, with a lush and long-lasting finish
  • 2015 Syrah
  • 2015 Twin Creeks Pinot Noir
    This vintage shows typical spice, earthy, and forest-floor aromas, followed by flavors of red berries, cola, and dried herbs. The Twin Creeks Pinot Noir has always been a wine of complexity, layering and ageability, and this 2015 release is no exception. Be sure to try it with rosemary braised lamb shanks, grilled salmon, and roasted root vegetables.
  • 2015 Twin Creeks: Clone 113 Estate Pinot Noir