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Locatelli Vineyards & Winery

8585 Cross Canyons Road
San Miguel, CA 93451
(805) 467-0067

Tasting:   Open 11-4 pm Friday to Sunday
Tasting is complimentary
10% case discount
  Informal Tours
  Peacock Aviary
Price Range:   $14 to $30 per bottle
Established:   2001
Vineyards:   40 acres
  1,000 cases

Locatelli Vineyards & Winery Description

Heading east from the historic San Miguel Mission, you turn off River Road to Cross Canyon Road and go up the hill past the vineyards turning right at the small sign for Locatelli Winery. This is a small cozy little place sitting alone on its little hill, making scrumptious red Bordeaux style wines.
In 1889 Cesar Locatelli immigrated to California from a small village on the Swiss Italian border and began growing grapes and making wine in the San Joaquin Valley. Over 100 years later his granddaughter and her husband bought land and planted a vineyard near San Miguel. Today they make wine in their small boutique winery exclusively from those grapes.
The very small, tasting room sits on a small hill looking over the ranch and the San Miguel Mission some 2 miles away. The stylish interior of the room has an Italian theme with stained concrete floors, sculptured metal crosses on the walls and a wood beamed ceiling. Outside there are a few tables about and a small patio and fountain to take in the view. Don’t miss the aviary around the corner with dozens of doves and four brightly colored peacocks to amuse you.
The vineyard is located on a terrace about one-hundred feet above the southern reaches of the Salinas River, directly in the path of cool marine air coming in from the north. As these evening breezes start to cool the vineyard it is not uncommon to witness a temperature drop of fifty degrees or more in just a few hours during the summertime. The major grape varietals grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Muscat Canelli, and Zinfandel. The winery produces Bordeaux blends and some sweet dessert wines along with their varietal offerings.

Locatelli Vineyards & Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
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Great View
shannon1, Los Angelas
This winery has an outstanding view so if you are into wine and looking at beautiful scenery I would recommend going to this winery. My favorite wine that I had was the Petite Verdot.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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