About the Central Coast Appellation
Peloton Cellars’ award-winning wines are born from the rich, bountiful vines of California’s Central Coast wine region. The Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) stretches roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California and is comprised of 10 counties from San Francisco in the north to Santa Barbara in the south. The region produces almost 15 percent of California's total wine grape production and is home to roughly 360 wineries. Within the Central Coast lies some 30 smaller AVAs (or appellations) and although similar in climate, each has a slightly different micro climate which affects the varietals grown and the styles of wines produced.
Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo lie at the heart of where Peloton’s fruit originates. The area is characterized by warm, clear days and is generally unencumbered by clouds or wind. After sunset, a marine layer that moves over the region cools the vines. The proximity to the ocean, orientation of the numerous canyons and valleys, and varying elevations produce diverse macroclimates, allowing production of both cool and warm loving wine grape varietals.
According to the Wine Institute, “The coastal areas of California are highly prized wine grape growing regions due to their proximity to the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and a wide diversity of soils and topography. This long stretch of land is ideal for the cultivation of classic wine grape varieties and the production of world-class wines.”
From these steep, rocky hills in West Paso Robles to the fog soaked coastal valleys southwest of San Luis Obispo, Peloton Cellars cultivates only the finest quality fruit from small-lot, sustainably farmed vineyards and ranches. Our meticulously self-farmed vineyards produce wines with intense focus and natural balance.