Center of Effort

Arroyo Grande, CA

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  • Estate Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat

    Our beautiful tasting facility in the heart of Edna Valley features generous vineyard views and clean contemporary architecture. Guests will enjoy a seated tasting of wines from our estate grown vineyard. Your host will guide your through the wines, estate history and winemaking practices unique to Center of Effort. Our tastings are seated with the emphasis on creating personal relationships with each of our guests. We look forward to meeting you! Tasting fee's waived with Insider Membership Approximately 1 Hour.


  • Vineyard Walk and Wine Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 12


    SUSTAINABLE IN PRACTICE Experience the passion and beauty of the Center of Effort Estate. Your educated host will lead you on a tour of our estate vineyard focusing on sustainable farming practices and highlighting what defines the unique characteristics of our vineyard. Your tasting will conclude in the beautiful Santa Lucia room with sweeping views of our vineyard and the Santa Lucia mountain range. Approximately 1.5 Hours.


  • Estate Tour & Cellar Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Thu | Fri | Sat

    At Center of Effort, we are honored to be stewards of the land where vines from the first modern winery in the Edna Valley still grow sustainably today. Begin with a tour of our ‘egg farm’ and winemaking facilities followed by a guided seated tasting flight of our estate wines in the cellar. Enjoy a sampling of locally and seasonally sourced cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments. Tasting fee waived with Insider Club Membership at the conclusion of the experience. Approximately 1.5 Hours.


About Center of Effort

Located just 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Center of Effort produces exceptional Burgundian and Rhône varietals. Visit our historic Edna Valley estate for a private wine tasting experience in our newly remodeled hospitality center.

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In the foothills of the western Edna Valley lies our landmark estate vineyard, its roots spanning four decades.

Over the years, each member of our winery family has been personally touched by this place in one way or another. We now come full circle, returning to create something special.

Our respect for the vineyard and its unique environment is reflected in our emphasis on sustainable viticulture, natural fermentations and other non-invasive, progressive winemaking practices. In order to craft the finest wines possible, we ensure that the highest standards are set at every step in the winemaking process.

The resulting wines are, we believe, without parallel. They represent the intersection of caretaking, skill and commitment — truly a Center of Effort. We are honored to share them with you.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Olive Orchard
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable

  • Seated Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard R. Member Since 4/2/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/09/19 12:30 PM

The Center of Effort winery is very special. The Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay are unbelievably great. Have toured many Russian River Pinot wineries and Center of Effort is better than almost everywhere I have visited and tasted. Their new state of the art tasting room is just being completed. Beautiful new outdoor area also. Go for the wine stay for the hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kent N. Member Since 3/7/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/09/19 12:30 PM

Your new facility is outstanding, can't wait for grand opening. Private tasting was the best line-up of wines ever, everyone made a purchase.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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