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Fall Harvest Getaway to SLO

Posted November 18, 2019


In simple terms, the word “harvest” means the practice or the period of time of collecting crops. This may be true in most instances— however, San Luis Obispo brings an entirely new definition to fall harvest and all the celebrations that take place around it.

Biddle Ranch Winery
Photo // @loveandloathingla

In San Luis Obispo it’s more than just a time of year but rather a mentality of celebrating all that the rich Central Coast climate provides. Fall harvest is a season long celebration of just this. Not only does fall yield debatably the best weather across the entire year, but it also brings a soiree of harvest happenings throughout San Luis Obispo. That’s why we put together the ultimate fall harvest guide for you to be festive here in SLO.

Bailyana Winery in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @womantakesworld


For most locals, the first thing that comes to mind during this time of year is one of our favorite four-letter words—wine!  Edna Valley just so happens to be a mecca for cool weather varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and San Luis Obispo makes the perfect backdrop for a day of wine tasting. Come enjoy the panoramic views of the vines as they pop with electrifying fall colors at one of our plentiful wineries.

Saucelito Canyon Winery
3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo
Top wine pick: Zinfandel

Saucelito Canyon Winery in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @wherescatarina

Malene Wines
7767 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo
Top wine pick: Rose

Malene Winery in Edna Valley
Photo // @loveandloathingla
Glass and bottle of Malene rose wine in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @latravelgirl

Edna Valley Vineyards
2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo
Top wine pick: Chardonnay

Cellar at Edna Valley Vineyard
Photo // @latravelgirl



San Luis Obispo boasts an expansive and expanding gastronomical scene that celebrates much of the Central Coast’s local produce and products. Many of them offer seasonal menus reflecting Fall harvest.

Firestone Grill
1001 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo
Top food pick: Tri-tip sando

Tri Tip sandwich at Firestone Grill in San Luis Obipso
Photo // @loveandloathingla


Flour House
690 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo
Top food pick: Norcina pizza

Pizza and pasta dish from Flour House in San Luis Obispo
Photo // @loveandloathingla

Mint + Craft
848 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo
Top food pick: Avocado toast

Food at Mint and Craft in San Luis Obipo
Photo // @latravelgirl


Downtown SLO’s world-class Thursday night Farmers’ Market is a must-do fall harvest event. Enjoy the sights, smells, and taste of the Central Coast.

Looking for more SLO harvest inspiration? We recently invited some friends of Share SLO to come experience fall harvest. Check out their #ShareSLO moments below:

Catarina | @wherescatarina

Caroline | @loveandloathingla

Gretchen | @womantakesworld

Layla | @latravelgirl

Don’t miss out on this enchanting time of year in San Luis Obispo! Book your San Luis Obispo vacation and #ShareSLO.