Premium Chardonnay made in Napa, grown at Spanish Springs Vineyard on the coast of San Luis Obispo; the closest vineyard to the Pacific in all of California. 350 cases produced.
Oceano is one of the original Five Cities — Oceano, Pismo, Grover, Avila and Shell — in Greater San Luis Obispo. Out of respect for the area’s history and because of Spanish Springs Vineyard’s proximity to the ocean, Kurt came up with the name “Oceano” for their fledgling winery.
Oceano is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – WBENC certified WBE! Owner and Vintner, Rachel invites you to cheers to Women Owned businesses this weekend. Let’s celebrate diversity and inclusion in the alcohol beverage industry! Or find more information on shopping at women owned businesses
Perched on the slopes of Price Canyon, a mere one-and-a-half miles from the ocean, the vineyard is ideally situated so it can be enrobed by the cool marine layer that rolls in reliably each morning from the ocean before the mid-day sun gradually melts it away. The chardonnay and pinot noir berries are allowed to gently warm up. Then, as afternoon turns to evening, cooling Pacific breezes pick up to ensure that the grapes never over ripen to the point where sugar levels translate into high-alcohol wine. A complex mix of sandstone, shale and limestone at the base, with soils reflective of these same sedimentary rocks, results in the lithe, fresh style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that Oceano is intent on making.