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August 2019 Blogs

Summer Fun: Live Music in Wine Country

Home to award-winning wine country, beautiful beaches, and plenty of fun packed into every season, California’s Central Coast is an incredibly desirable place to call home!

Whether you live in Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, or Nipomo—Central Coast living means wine country is your backyard all year long.

Since there’s nothing like unwinding outside in the summer sunshine, here’s a handy roundup of San Luis Obispo County wineries where locals love to spend the sunny summer season sipping Chardonnay (or Pinot Noir) while unwinding to live music!


Biddle Ranch Vineyard—Summer Concert Series

2050 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo


Wolff Vineyards—Sunset in the Vineyard

6238 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo

Claiborne and Churchill—Sips ‘n Songs

2649 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo


Edna Valley Vineyards—Summer Sundays

2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo

Talley Vineyards—Tunes at Talley

3031 Lopez Dr, Arroyo Grande


Know what to pack

If you think seating might be limited, keep a couple low back folding chairs in your vehicle, just in case, along with a durable blanket. Sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, comfy shoes or sandals are all smart items to keep on hand too!

Etiquette made easy

Scope out any event promotions carefully. If a food truck or cuisine of any kind is being featured at the event, you can typically expect that outside food is not welcome. Instead, enjoy the fresh menu your venue is offering!

If you’d like to bring a furry friend along, be sure to confirm the winery’s pet policy and bring the essentials: leash, water bowl, and bags for picking up business.

Refreshing Trivia

  • You’ll find each of these scenic locations listed across the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys, less than a 15-minute drive from many of the Central Coast’s most desirable communities.

  • San Luis Obispo is the coolest grape growing region in the state with the longest growing season too!

We hope you love Central Coast living as much as we do. Here’s to this stunning place we get to call home—cheers to relaxing among the vines all summer long!

Central Coast Gems: The Spoon Trade

Owned and operated by Brooke and Jacob Town, The Spoon Trade is a modern American eatery found in Grover Beach with a welcoming neighborhood twist.

Sourcing from local family farmers from Rutiz Farms to 2 Peas in a Pod, the award-winning eatery is consistently votes a fan favorite in the annual New Times’ readers poll, featured in Edible SLO magazine, and frequented by long-time locals and visitors alike.

A friendly atmosphere with plenty of comfy seating and a spacious outdoor patio overlooking the outstretched Pacific in the distance, this is a restaurant for people who love elevated comfort food prepared from the freshest ingredients by a dedicated team of professionals who truly love what they do.

Think classic favorites like meatloaf, cheeseburgers, and chicken and waffles right along side new classics like tri-tip tartare, delectable ramen (yes, the noodles are made by hand), and pan seared local albacore. A wide variety of colorful vegetables and an egg over easy make for flavorful additions as well. Save room for dessert too because the pot de creme with brown butter cookies is just delicious!

The Spoon Trade bakes all their own traditional fermented sourdough bread from scratch, which you can also pick up across Grand Avenue and the couples’ popular bakery, Grover Beach Sourdough. You’ll also find savory buttermilk biscuits and gravy available along with waffles, brown butter cookies and more delectable goodies.

Weekends are made for brunch, don’t you think? The Spoon Trade sure does and you won’t want to miss out on a single dish…or mimosas made with fresh-squeezed juice.

Oh, and Monday is weekly Industry Night so bring your favorite bottle of wine to dinner knowing that corkage will be waived.

Living on the Central Coast you have access to incredible family restaurants. Visit The Spoon Trade tonight at 295 W Grand Avenue in Grover Beach.


Open 4:00-9:00 everyday


Saturday and Sunday

10:00-2:00 brunch and lunch

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