California Central Coast Wineries and Vineyards

The Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) stretches roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California, from San Francisco County in the north to Santa Barbara County in the south, averaging about 25 miles in width. The Central Coast encompasses approximately 6.8 million acres, of which 90,300 acres are planted to wine grapes.

The region produces almost 15 percent of the state's total wine grape production and is home to about 360 wineries. The northern section of the Central Coast AVA includes: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties and the adjacent Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.

There are around 6,400 acres of planted vineyards and more than 100 wineries, ranging from small start-ups to historic leaders of the California wine industry. Continuing south along the Central Coast AVA, Monterey and San Benito counties are the next two areas. Known for the rugged beauty of Big Sur, the charm of Carmel and the lore of Pebble Beach, Monterey County is also home to 39,300 acres of wine grapes and about 75 wineries and growers.

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties make up the southernmost district of the Central Coast AVA. There are 27,600 acres of wine grapes planted in San Luis Obispo County and 16,600 acres planted in Santa Barbara County, totaling more than 44,000 acres. Together they make up 7.4 percent of the total state wine grape crush.

Bent Creek Winery
California Winery - Central Coast - Livermore
Bent Creek Winery Bent Creek Winery is nestled in the rolling hills southeast of Livermore. With the backdrop of an oak-dotted ridge and surrounded by vineyar...
5455 Greenville Road, Livermore, California 95442
t: 925-455-6320
Adelaida Cellars
Adelaida's family owned vineyards include seven distinct properties totaling 168 acres in the craggy mountainous terrain of Paso Robles' Adelaida District. Only 14 miles...
Ahlgren Vineyard
No hype, no fad, not a trend. AHLGREN wines have earned a reputation for consistency of quality: fine balance, fullness and intensity of varietal flavor, firm structure,...
Bargetto Winery
BARGETTO WINERY has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.We specialize in estate grown varietals from our Regan Estate Vineyard in the Sant...
Alhona Vineyards
Rick Alhona was born in the Telegraph Hill area of San Francisco, where it was quite common for Italians, Spanish, and Portuguese families to make their own wine. As a s...
Barterra Winery
Barterra Winery was founded in 2005, but our roots go back to 1901 when Bart's grandfather left his native Italy to seek a better life for his family in America. Bart in...