Pioneering Edna Valley

About Chamisal

Chamisal made history in 1973 as the first winery in Edna Valley to plant grapevines. Just 10 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, our tasting room offers sustainably produced wines painted with gorgeous natural scenery.

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The people behind the wine

Our Team

While some winemakers find their domain is limited mostly to the cellar, Fin is committed to spending just as much time in the Chamisal vineyards. Estate Director Andrea de Palo is dedicated to making sure that guests have a memorable experience at Chamisal.


Our style is about allowing
each varietal to shine.

Fintan du fresne, general manager & winemaker

respectful stewardship of the land


Our Property

As farmers and stewards of the land, we're constantly striving to find its highest and best use. Our unique soil types and proximity to the ocean have convinced us that it's Chardonnay. At Chamisal, we're commited to growing truly world-class Chardonnay and showcasing each vineyard's unique characteristics. Chamisal Vineyards has been SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified in the vineyards since 2010 and we were the the second-ever winery to be SIP-certified in 2016, though the winery has always gone above and beyond the requirements to maintain the health of our vineyards and improve biodiversity in the area. Sustainable practices at Chamisal Vineyards include the use of compost, cover crops, minimal organic fertilizers, a rooftop solar array and the introduction of drought-tolerant rootstock and moisture-sensors to mitigate irrigation needs, as well as a water-recapture system that reclaims 100 percent of winery process water for irrigation needs.

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A premier region

Edna Valley

Because of its east-west orientation so close to the Pacific Coast, the Edna Valley is one of the coolest appellations in California. its long, temperate growing season gives the grapes plenty of time to ripen on the vine — typically several weeks longer than warmer growing regions. This extended hangtime allows cool-climate grapes like Chardonnay to delevop deep, rich flavors and superior fruit intensity.

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