Distilleries & Cideries in SLO CAL

For apple lovers, several hard cideries have sprung up across the county, resulting to an endless amount of options. Styles range from easy-sipping, slightly sweet draughts to bone-dry, elegant and nuanced brews that rival the finest of wines.

One of the most exciting developments in SLO CAL’s food and drinks scene is the emergence of distilleries, many of which began as a by-product of the winemaking process. While some distilleries focus on traditional grain-based spirits, like whiskey and rye, many distill winemaking’s unusable juice, skins and seeds into sophisticated brandies, gin, grappa and liqueurs. The outcome is a sustainably made, high-end product that can be tasted and purchased throughout the area.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to get sippin’.