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Pozo Valley

2200 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Tasting:   Open Friday through Sunday 12 to 6pm
Complimentary Tasting
10% case discount
Price Range:   $15 to $30 per bottle
Established:   2003
Vineyards:   32
  800 cases
Winery Dog:   Sid, Reggie & Fletcher

Pozo Valley Description

Pozo Valley is a boutique winery owned and operated by the Arnold family with a tasting room located near Santa Margarita and 18 miles south of Paso Robles. The winery offers some very good red wines in an off the beaten track location with plenty of country charm.

Located in downtown Santa Margarita, the tasting room is just one stop in a morning of checking out this quaint little town.  In addition to the tasting, there are some very nice gifts and food selections, managed by a catering partner.

Listening to the history of the ranch and grape growing in the area makes for a fun way to work your way through their tasting list.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is especially nice.  They have an outdoor patio in the back with tables for a picnic and there is a nursery next door for those more inclined to check out local plants, while others in the party do the tasting.

The Arnold family first settled in the Pozo Valley in 1919, when Thomas and Josephine Arnold sold their farm in Nebraska and moved out west.  For five generations members of the Arnold family have lived and worked on the original ranch land, raising beef cattle and farming a variety of crops. The vines were planted in 1995 with the help of family and friends and in 2003 the Arnolds decided to make their own wines for commercial release.

The valley maintains a Coastal influence evidenced by the fog that can often be seen creeping through the mountain passes.  The extreme fluctuation in daily temperature during the growing season has proven to be an ideal climate for growing flavorful varietals including, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. They also produce a Viognier and a late harvest dessert wine.

Pozo Valley Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Gift Shop - Special
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Art Gallery
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Pozo Valley Reviews

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Quaint and Sweet
alinzey, San Luis Obispo
They were so friendly and down to Earth. They were easy to talk to and made the experience very welcoming and joyful. It was a great starting point for a day of wine tasting. They also had a lot of other great stuff in their boutique to look at while tasting!

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Family owned and operated
Winequest, Monterey
We always enjoy speaking directly with the family who is growing the grapes and making the wine. We have visited Pozo twice now and feel like we are starting to become friends with the family as much as the wine. Great Bordeaux blend, and they sold us some excellent cheese that we added to our picnic on their back patio.

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margedoor5, Santa Cruz
Although we were told at this winery was best known for their Cabernet, I personally liked the Merlot the best. It was really smooth and went with our picnic food nicely. My group all purchased a bottle of wine from this winery. The people here were all very nice and able to answer all of my wine questions with ease.

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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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