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One week, Mike Sinor brought his Sinor-LaVallee Pinot Noirs while another week may feature wines by Stephen Ross Cellars, Claiborne & Churchill and others

Friendly SLO Wine Country Association members bring their wines to you at the Saturday market in San Luis Obispo twice a month. Look for the winemakers in a booth near the restaurant vendors on the south west side of the market on the second and third Saturdays of the month.

SLO Wine Country’s Executive Director Heather Muran says, “We believe this is a great collaboration between SLO Wine Country and the SLO Farmer’s Market in bringing the farm-to-table lifestyle to our community by showcasing locally grown produce with locally grown and produced wines. It’s a great partnership for us.” While there will be no on-site tasting, representatives from the wineries will be available to discuss their wines and talk about the SLO wine region.

When the wines-at-farmers’-market project began in November 2012, market association administrator Peter Jankay observed that “This is the first time ever in our county that wine will be sold at a farmers’ market. We believe this is a great opportunity to showcase local wines paired with the freshest ingredients our county has to offer.”

The partnership between the SLO County Farmers’ Market Association and the SLO Wine Country Association is expected to create a much-needed synergy between locally grown food and locally grown wines: they share the same soil and now they will share the same market.

Nathan Carlson of Center of Effort Wines, one of the first wineries to sell their wines though this program, observed how winemakers and producers enjoy connecting with their fans at the farmers’ market. Likewise, the customers have a chance to meet the folks who create some of their favorite wines in much the same way they enjoy meeting the farmer who grew their favorite cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries.

Stop by and meet your local wine producers on the second and third Saturdays of the month at the morning market in SLO and bring home a bottle or two of delicious Central Coast wine.

In December, Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee Wines and Nathan Carlson of Center of Effort Wines talked with a wine enthusiast at the Saturday market in SLO

In December, Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee Wines and Nathan Carlson of Center of Effort Wines talked with a wine enthusiast at the Saturday market in SLO

photos: Central Coast Foodie