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Morovino

76 Landing Passage
Avila Beach, CA 93424
(805) 627-1443
Mrs.Vino@Morovino.com

Tasting:   November – April Open Daily 12 – 5 Fri/Sat 12 – 6 Closed Weds May – October Open Daily 12 – 6 Farmer's market Fridays 12-7
Tasting fee $5 credited with purchase
10% discount on 6 to 11 bottles, 20% off case
Amenities:
  Comfortable “wine lounge”, tasting with wine maker on weekends, walking distance to local restaurants
Price Range:   $20to $35 per bottle
Established:   1994
Production:
  1500 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Morovino Description

Wine, food, family and fun is the philosophy at Morovino in Avila Beach, near San Luis Obispo.  With the popular beach less than a block away, the mood is relaxed and fun, the venue is hip and the wine is divine.  Owners David and Andrea Bradford work the tasting room every weekend and are happy to share their love for and knowledge of their limited-production Italian-style wines.

Morovino's tasting flight is usually between 6 and 9 wines and their love of Italian varietals is evident.  The flight usually includes one or two Pinot Grigios, Sangiovese, Barbera, Dolcetto and Riesling with a scattering of more recognized grapes like Syrah and Petit Sirah thrown in.  Winemaker Andrea Bradford is celebrating her 6th crush this year.  Numerous ribbons and awards, including a Double Gold Medal at the International Women's Wine Competition and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, point to the popularity of Morovino's style with judges as well as consumers.

Morovino's wine style is for crisp and fruity whites and dense, velvety reds.  Wines are easy on the palate and created to be very food-friendly.  Visit the tasting room on any given weekend and David and Andrea will delight in sharing food pairings and recipes with you.  Take a bottle of Morovino wine out to dinner and most of Avila's restaurants will waive their corkage fees.

The Morovino tasting room has a relaxed beach feel with abundant barstools and a comfortable living room style wine lounge.  Guests enjoy relaxing in front of the fireplace on cool winter afternoons or enjoying wine by the taste, glass or bottle on the sunny patio that overlooks the shops of Landing Passage.

AVILA BEACH, CA – Gaining popularity as one of the Central Coast's most idyllic beaches, Avila is also home to seven family-owned and operated wine venues:  The Avila Wine Trail.  The five downtown tasting rooms are a perfect weekend of wine tasting.  In addition to award-winning wineries and a near-perfect climate, Avila features a sunny beach, a variety of water activities, spas and restaurants – truly something for everyone.

 

Mrs. Vino's Practical Kitchen Wine Blog

The Morovino tasting room offers recipes and wine pairing suggestions. The tasting room has comfortable bar stools as well as a living room style lounging area. There is a nice built in fireplace for cool afternoons and a patio for those wonderful Summer days in Avila Beach. Once you have your wine from Morovino there are good dinning choices just steps away.

Morovino Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian
Port or Dessert Wines
Blends
Pinot Grigio
Sangiovese
Malbec
Barbera
Gift Shop - Special
Private Tasting
Food Available
Art Gallery
Wine Education Seminars
Sit-Down Tasting
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Morovino
shellirouse, Merced
Great wines. Wish I lived closer so I could visit more often. My favorite was the Sangiovese. I look forward to see what they have to offer next time I'm there.

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All I can say is YUM!
Mschfmaker, Greenville
You can't beat a winery where the owners run the tasting room. Very knowledgable and just plain nice! The tasting room has local art on the walls and is very warm. The wines are all good. I'm more of a red drinker but love the Pinot grigios. The new 2009 Barbera is their best ever. Can't decide whether I like that or the new 2009 Dolcetto better. They are both so good. Highly recommend!!

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A Central Coast Favorite
WineLady, Dublin
Imagine my panic when I stopped by Morovino in Avila Beach and found the building empty! Thank heavens they were still in town - they just moved 1 block down the street. The new tasting room is very cute and still featurs nice art. But, of course, it's the wine I come for. I had a second moment of panic when I was told that my favorite Pinot Grigio ever had sold out. Never fear - Andrea poured her new Pinot Grigio Rose. And, now I have a new favorite. Light, crisp, sippable and really, really pretty to look at. I was impressed that they remembered me from my last visit and what I liked. No wonder Morovino is one of my Central Coast Favorites.

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Great Atmosphere, Great Wine!
GrigioFan, walnut creek
I came to Morovino based on the CA Winery Advisor recommendation, to try their two Pinot Grigios (my fave wine). I left with a split case AND several bottles of the amazing reds. The Syrah was creamy, root-beer-y and delicious. And the Tango blend recently won a gold medal at the Orange County Fair. I happened to catch Mrs. Vino on an event day and her food and wine pairings really opened my eyes to what food and wine can be. You cannot come to San Luis without tasting at Morovino!

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Great Place
jerfer1001, San Jose
When they moved this tasting room to Avila was a great find. It is nice to have a Italian style wine in the area. We enjoy all there wines. Their new Syrah is great. One of the best things about Morovino is David and Adrea they make you feel at home and love their wines and visiting with their guests. If you are in Avila Beach or visiting the central coast I would make a stop at Morovino.

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Great Italian Wine
JenniferK, Orange
If you like Italian wine, this is the winery for you. Wonderful Pinot Grigio. Red wines taste like Chianti from Italy. We bought a bottle of Pinot Grigio (which is unlike us. In our opinion, Pinot Grigio's generally taste water downed but this one was remarkable. We prefer a full bodied red so would recommend Saucelito Winery for red wine.

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You cannot beat an owner pouring their own wine!
WineHound, San Luis Obispo
The interesting selection of Italian wines offered by Morovino is worth a quick trip into Avila Beach, even if you decide not to stay for the beautiful vistas and warm microclimate. David and Andrea really know their wine and the food pairing ideas come directly from Andrea's cooking experience. It is a fun way to taste wine. Their offerings are very different from many Central Coast tasting rooms and we were fortunate to taste both their '98 and '99 Barbera's. A quick note to mention their support for the Susan G. Komen foundation and recent event at their place. They plan to do more of these and clearly enjoy building relationships with their visitors and wine club members.

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Love the wine, love the beach
Kendra, Bakersfield
We found the CWA site helpful as it directed us to Morovino in the little beach town of Avila. The tasting room is just a block away from the sand and across the street from the golf course. The Merlot Zin blend is tasty as well as the Barbera but the sweet Cosa Dolce is to die for on a warm summer day! Enjoy.

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Really Fun!!
maryann, Atascadero
I live in a nearby town and stumbled upon the Morovino tasting room with my husband while in Avila Beach for lunch. We weren't ready to leave our little beach town so we stopped in at the Morovino tasting bar. It was very comfortable with couches and a beautiful bay window that looked out over the mountains. We bellied up to the bar and started tasting. So fun! David and Andrea are so knowledgeable about their wines, which are very unique Italian varietals and blends. They have amazing Barbera, which I love and is hard to find at a wine shop, let alone in a tasting room. They actually have two different vintages that they pour -- So good! Their Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing and I could have sat there and drank it all day. We ended up buying a few bottles and took the party home!! Thanks Morovino!! We'll be back soon!!

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Central Coast Lover
Love Central Coast, Nipomo
The Bradfords are a great pair and they sure know their wine. Love the area and their tasting room is so welcoming. My favorite was the Cosa Dulce my husband loved the Zinfindal (its a manly wine). We visit on a weekley bases since they are really conveniently located in Avila Beach. See you next week we had a blast in your Grand opening weekend.

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Joe, San Diego
I feel that there is special appeal of Morovino for me, that after I finished a bottle with my wife we could stroll down to the seaside and watch the sun set. I had a wonderful conversation with David Bradford and he was more than willing to help guide my taste buds to the preferred wine. It was in fact their Cosa Dolce, as a fan of Ports I enjoy the dessert wine. I left with bottles to take home and share with friends.

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

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