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Address: 5828 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8381
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Our Tasting Room, located in the beautiful Edna Valley, is the result of...

Our Tasting Room, located in the beautiful Edna Valley, is the result of almost 45 years of work by a single family, starting when Catharine and Jack Niven first planted grapes here in 1973, founding Paragon Vineyards. Today, the business is operated by second and third generation family members and has grown to include over 30 different wines under five separate labels. All these wines are poured at our tasting room located in the historic Independence Schoolhouse, built in 1909. The current building includes some of the original windows, siding and floorboards, preserving history while adding to a uniquely attractive setting for the tasting room and extensive gift shop. Surrounding the tasting room are expansive picnic areas with stunning views of the SIP-Certified Estate Paragon Vineyard. Two full-size Bocce courts are available for your use, or just sit and enjoy the views of the vines across the valley to the mountains.

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Great Stop in the Beautiful Edna Valley

We visited this winery while staying the weekend in San Luis Obispo. Located right outside of San Luis Obispo is the Edna Valley with a number of wineries and gorgeous scenery... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2013
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We visited this winery while staying the weekend in San Luis Obispo. Located right outside of San Luis Obispo is the Edna Valley with a number of wineries and gorgeous scenery. Of the three wineries we visited, this was our favorite. The tasting room is located in a historic schoolhouse built in 1909 and located on hill with an expansive... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

This wine tasting room is just outside of SLO and very close to the airport. That being said, the area is gorgeous! The tasting room was not the typical Tuscan stone hall. It was yellowish, warm, had a feel that you were in a french kitchen of a good friend. Nice decor and items for sale. No stuffiness, staff had... More 

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arroyo grande, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

The winery is set in the rolling vineyards of Edna Valley outside San Luis Obispo. The staff is knowledgable, friendly and helpful. The scenery is amazing and the wine is great. We are members of the wine club and the assortment we get is always greeted with rave reviews.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

I had no idea that the Central Coast's wine country was as amazing as it is (I know, I know... where have I been?). But wow, there is just gorgeous winery after gorgeous winery, and nestled in the middle of all of them is this gem. There's a bocce ball court and tons of rolling hills creating a backdrop that's... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stopped here on a recommendation from our waitress at Ciapinot, and it was a wonderful suggestion. The wines were very good, the girl pouring was very knowledgeable, and after we tasted, we played a little bocce ball on the lawn overlooking the vineyards. They have a great little shop as well, with all sorts of wine gadgets and gourmet... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

I always enjoy stopping by Baileyana to enjoy their wines (both red and white). Baileyana is a great place to take white wine enthusiasts, as they offer a great selection of whites and also produce a sparkling. Baileyana also has good red wines, but so do many wineries in Edna Valley. Baileyana is a great place to purchase a bottle... More 

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Los Osos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Taste great wines from 3 wineries in a charming restored schoolhouse where the tasting room is located. Bring a picnic and prepare to enjoy the view and the wine at the picnic tables outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

You can visit the place just for tasting. But outside the house there are tables with view to vineyards where you can have a picnic as some guests were. By the way, the wine is excellenTT !!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

Amazing Wine, Amazing view, amazing time! What else do i have to say? Spend a great afternoon wine tasting. You won't be dissappointed!

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

We make sure to stop by Baileyana each time that we're in the area. The winery is housed in an old schoolhouse that has been updated (and has included clean public restrooms in another building). Staff is friendly and usually includes young people who are studying wine-making at Cal-Poly SLO nearby. Their recommendations are spot-on. Outside there's a picnic area... More 

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