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Stolo Vineyards Ranks Top San Luis Obispo County Chardonnay by Wine Spectator

Estate wine stands out among 550 California Chardonnays
by Press Release
July 01, 2019

Cambria, Calif.—Stolo Vineyards and Winery is rated the top Chardonnay in San Luis Obispo County. The July issue of Wine Spectator features the 2016 Stolo Chardonnay Hillside Reserve earning 91 points, the highest ranked Chardonnay in San Luis Obispo County. Wine Spectator reviewer Kim Marcus describes the wine as “well-structured, with vibrant acidity supporting the fresh-cut apple, lemongrass and ripe citrus flavors. Savory richness shows on the focused finish. Drink through 2023.”

More than 550 chardonnays were reviewed for Wine Spectator’s “Annual Chardonnay Report”.
“We are honored to be named the top Chardonnay in our area and believe that our coastal location and focus on purity of place showcases the fruit and ultimately the wine in a remarkable way,” said Maria Stolo Bennetti, Partner at Stolo Vineyards.

Located less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean, Stolo Vineyards produces fresh and delicate wines that highlight the maritime climate. The Hillside Estate Vineyard was planted in 1998 and is 100% sustainably farmed, and 100% farmed by hand. 165 cases produced.

The wine is available and can be purchased at The wine also received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.

The Chardonnay continues a tradition of high marks for Stolo wines. The 2016 Estate Syrah was rated a 96 from Wine Enthusiast and ranked #12 on the coveted 2018 annual “Top 100 Wines” list. Stolo was the only Central Coast winery in the top 20. The 2018 new releases have all received 91+ ranking.
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About Stolo Vineyards

Established in 2004, Stolo Vineyards & Winery is located only three miles from the California coast and one of the closest estate vineyards to the Pacific Ocean. The winery crafts premium cool climate wines that are reflective of the Central Coast. Every effort is made to keep the integrity of the grape and vineyard site by crafting wines that represent the unique terroir of this cool growing region. Visitors are always welcome in the boutique tasting room to enjoy wines in a rustic, friendly atmosphere. Stolo Vineyards & Winery is located at 3776 Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria, California, 93428. For more information, please visit

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