Experience Our Wines

Come visit our tasting room at the historic Independence Schoolhouse, built in 1909. Taste a selection of wines chosen from our 30+ different white and red offerings across all five of our brands. Browse our enticing shop stocked with gourmet foods and charming gifts, as well as the entire lineup of our family's wines: Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth & Zocker.

We have plenty of outdoor seating with views across the vines from the valley to the mountains, plus two regulation Bocce ball courts. So bring a picnic or buy cheese, salami and crackers from us while you sip and enjoy the ambiance that is the Edna Valley. Children are welcome, and leashed dogs are permitted in our outdoor space. Outside alcohol and smoking are not permitted.


Located at
5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
805.269.8200

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Sip & Stay

Visits to our tasting room can take many forms, from a tasting session to an afternoon spent sipping wine in the sunshine, and can last anywhere from under 30 minutes to several hours. Wine can also be purchased by the glass or bottle for enjoying onsite. Our tasting room is family-friendly and we allow leashed dogs in our outdoor areas. We do ask that children are supervised at all times and respectful of the property. We welcome you to picnic and play bocce, however only wine purchased at our tasting room is permitted and we ask that you please do not smoke or vape on the premises.

We are open daily from 10am to 5pm (Please call for holiday hours: 805.269.8200). Our last tasting flight starts at 4:45pm; and last bottle sale for onsite consumption is 4:30pm.

Wine Tasting: $15 to $30 per person

For groups of less than 8 people reservations are not required and we charge an individual tasting fee of $15. One fee is waived with each $50 wine purchase, or Club Membership sign-up waives up to 6 tasting fees. See below for details on our exclusive Collector’s Flight and wine tasting for larger groups of 8-16 people

Bottle Service: $20 to $50 per hour

Do you just want to reserve an outside table with stunning views and buy wine by the bottle to enjoy with your family and friends? For groups of 8 to 30 people, our tables may be rented ($20 to $50 per hour depending on group size). Minimum wine purchase necessary and reservations required - see below.

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The Collector's Flight (maximum 8 people)

For those ready to immerse themselves, our Collector’s Flight includes a privately hosted, seated tasting on our patio with breathtaking views of the Edna Valley. Our host will walk you through a flight of 5 wines from our reserve collections, answering questions about grape varieties, winemaking style, and the uniqueness of the “terroir” in the Edna Valley. Our flight is accompanied by a platter of local artisan cheese and charcuterie. Casual, serene, and truly special, we invite you for a visit you’ll never forget. (Please note: weather permitting -we do not have space indoors; maximum of 8 people and all guests must be 21 years or older; $30 per guest and special wine discounts will be offered.) Reservations Required - Click here to reserve your Collectors Flight

Group Tasting Flight (8 to 16 people) people...

We require that you make a reservation in advance for groups of 8 or more. Our latest reservation is 2pm on weekends and holidays, 3pm on weekdays. You will be charged $90 in advance to hold your reservation and the remainder will be charged day-of. The charge for our group wine flight is $20 per person, including a $2 service fee, and the charge is fully refundable if your reservation is cancelled 48 hours ahead of time. Cheese and charcuterie platters available. We do not refund this group tasting fee with wine purchased, but we will extend a special 15% discount on wine purchases to everyone in your group. Club 1909 members do not pay for the first 6 tasters! Click here to reserve your Group Tasting Flight

Bottle Service (8 to 30 people) people...

If you prefer to forego the wine tasting experience and just purchase wine by the bottle to be enjoyed on our premises, we have several large picnic tables and areas that seat between 8 and 30 people, which may be rented by the hour. Our maximum group size is 30 and we cannot take reservations after 2pm. The charge for the group is between $20 and $50 per hour depending on group size and a minimum wine purchase applies. Cheese and charcuterie platters available for $7.50 per person. Club 1909 members qualify for a 20% discount on this charge..

Please use this form to inquire about group reservation needs and someone will contact you to confirm availability and take payment. Please call us for reservations within the next 48 hours.

*Please note that we do not have a permit to host weddings and close promptly at 5pm - we cannot accommodate evening events.*

Upcoming Events

Morro Bay Yacht Cruise (II)

Cruise the Morro Bay harbor on the 72' motor yacht Papagallo II. Enjoy 5 courses, prepared by chef and yacht owner Leonard Gentieau and paired with our amazing wines.

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September 21 1:00pm

Sunday Funday

Enjoy an afternoon of wine and music. Kabab Kitchen Food Truck will be cooking a storm starting at 12pm, Local favorites B & The Hive, will be playing from 1 to 3pm! This event is free to attend.

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September 22 1:00pm

Sip 'n' Saunter

Downtown SLO’s 3rd annual Sip ‘n Saunter takes place at multiple Downtown venues on Friday, September 27 from 5-8:30 PM! We are paired with Novo Restaurant and you will find us at Roger's Jewelry Co!

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September 27 5:00pm

Wine-Down Friday

Save the date! Join us after work for a glass (or bottle!) of wine. Live music by Craig Kinkaid and food available to purchase from The Hurricane Kitchen. The event is free to attend.

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October 4 5:00pm

Wine Club Pick Up Party

Get tickets to our Pick-Up Party and come taste the wines in your shipment! WINE CLUB ONLY: Maximum 4 tickets; first two are complimentary!

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October 13 11:00am

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Wine Club 1909

A different take on the usual wine club, we offer a more innovative experience by allowing our members access to a unique collection of wines from all five of the Niven family’s distinct wineries: Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth, plus Zocker, and Trenza.

Member Benefits

  • No membership fees
  • Tasting fees waived for members and up to four guests
  • 20% discount on wine and merchandise (25% case discount)
  • Access to library and limited production wines not available in stores
  • Exclusive invitations to "members only" events
  • Five wine brands, four club options to choose from and the largest selection of wines in the Edna Valley
    • Reserve (a mix of red and white wine, to include very limited release wines)
    • Red wine only
    • White wine only
    • Build You Own - Your choice of 4 wines selected from our list

Choose between 2 or 4 bottles shipped six times per year in February, April, June, August, October, and December (every even numbered month) shipped to your door or available for pickup in the tasting room!

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