Shale Oak Winery

Enjoy sustainably-farmed, estate-grown wines crafted within our GOLD LEED and SIP certified winery.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    With a keen eye on sustainability in every facet of our business, and adhering to the belief that form follows function, Shale Oak Winery was built by a carefully crafted team. The group synergistically came together to plan, plant and build a vineyard, winery and tasting room that would have next to zero impact on the surrounding environment.

    We have two vineyards, totaling a little over 70 acres. Both are farmed using sustainable practices, with careful attention paid to energy efficiency, water cleanliness and conservation, safe pest management and wild habitat preservation. Our GOLD LEED and SIP Certified Tasting Room, open since October 2011, showcases our limited-production, high-quality wines; the result of our holistic vision.
  • Wines Produced
    Albariño
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Grenache
    Grenache Blanc
    Malbec
    Mourvèdre
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Saturday Music – Cassi Nicholls

    Sat | May 25, 2024
    Cassi Nicholls, she’s an award wining Indie style that will lend to the perfect Saturday afternoon. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations will still be made available. Hope to see you there! Memorial... View Event Details >

    Jessie Baker and Drew Phillips

    Sun | May 26, 2024
    Come out to Shale Oak and watch as this winemaker duo rock out for Memorial Day weekend. All weekend we will pouring our 2015 Mercurey (cabernet) that is on sale. View Event Details >

    Saturday Music – The Moonstone Trio

    Sat | Jun 1, 2024
    We are a California band located in Cambria on the beautiful Central Coast. Our music is rooted in classic rock and originals. View Event Details >

    Saturday Music – Five Parts Devil

    Sat | Jun 8, 2024
    Five Parts Devil are a trio based in San Luis Obispo, and play a variety of Americana, roots music, classic Rockabilly, classic Nashville & Bakersfield country music, as well as random AM radio hits from... View Event Details >

    Saturday Music – The Belmores

    Sat | Jun 15, 2024
    Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon of soft folk alternative music at Shale Oak Winery. The talented Belmores will be taking the stage from 1 pm to 4 pm, providing the perfect soundtrack to your weekend.... View Event Details >

    Saturday Music – Emily Smith

    Sat | Jun 29, 2024
    Saturday from 1-4PM – Emily Smith is a breath of fresh air and her voice is often compared to a melodic blend of Sheryl Crow & Colbie Caillat. She brightens the atmosphere with her soulful, feel... View Event Details >

    Saturday Music – Kenny Taylor

    Sat | Jul 6, 2024
    Live music with Kenny Taylor!! Kenny Taylor is a Singer-Songwriter and touring musician based out of Paso Robles, CA and originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Whether you’re a fan of smooth ballads,... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades

    Accolades

    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Albarino, GOLD & 92 points
    • 2019 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, 2022 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Gold, 90 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery CHI, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Gold, 91 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition, Double Gold, 95 Points
    • 2018 Shale Oak Winery Syrah, 2021 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition ​, Double Gold, 95 Points
    • 2019 Shale Oak Winery Syrah , Sunset International Wine Competition, Double Gold
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Gold, 92 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Gold, 92 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Best of Class, Gold, 93 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery KU, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Best of Class, Double Gold, 98 Points
    • 2020 Shale Oak Winery Syrah, LA Invitational Wine Challenge, Platinum Score, Best of Class, Double Gold, 100 Points
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, GOLD & 90 points
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Petit Verdot, DOUBLE GOLD & 95 points
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, BEST Grenache, DOUBLE GOLD & 94 points
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, San Francisco International Wine Competition, GOLD & 90 points
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ku, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Chi, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BEST OF CLASS
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, BEST OF CLASS
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2016 Shale Oak Winery Albarino, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, GOLD
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ku, San Francisco International Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2013 Shale Oak Winery Ka, San Francisco International Wine Competition, SILVER
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Chi, San Francisco International Wine Competition, DOUBLE GOLD & 97 Points
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Zinfandel, San Francisco International Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2014 Shale Oak Winery Petit Verdot, San Francisco International Wine Competition, BRONZE
    • 2015 Shale Oak Winery Grenache Blanc, San Francisco International Wine Competition, GOLD & 92 Points