San Luis obispo

3 things we love about alta colina vineyard + winery

A couple months ago, we were given the opportunity to tour Alta Colina, a gorgeous vineyard + winery owned by father-daughter duo, Bob and Maggie Tillman. Here are three things we love about their business. 

1. Their company culture of kindness + generosity 

We were immediately blown away by everyone's hospitality and warmth. As soon as we arrived, Bob offered to take us on a private tour of the grounds in his truck, so we hopped in the back and took off down the dirt path. He was so generous with his time, showing us all of the best spots on their gorgeous property and explaining the ins and outs of the winemaking process. 

2. The adorable trailer hotel

On the other side of the mountain (the "alta colina") was the trailer pond. The space plays host to a charming trailer camp, where guests can book little vintage trailers from Tinker Tin Trailer Co. for an overnight stay. The trailers are nestled amongst rolling hills and overlook a gorgeous pond and dock. 

3. The wines (especially the rosé!)

After touring the grounds, we headed to the tasting room to learn about the winemaking process and sample some of Alta Colina's most popular wines. With its high ceilings and large windows overlooking the hillside, the tasting room was the perfect place to unwind. All of the wines that Bob shared with us were incredible, and we loved hearing the story behind each. Our favorite? The 2015 Grenache Rosé, which, alas, is sold out on their website. It was so lovely and light and tasted like a summer afternoon. Dreamy

Head over to their website + shop the Alta Colina wines by clicking here. Want more eye candy? Have a little click through the photos below from our afternoon at the winery. 

 
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featured spaces | Barn Wedding Ideas

Looking for barn wedding ideas? Look no further. Dance till dark under twinkling lights and wide-open skies in one of these gorgeous barns on the Central Coast of California. We're obsessed! 

photo by lindsey gomes

photo by lindsey gomes

This dreamy location is in Paso Robles, California. Playing host to vineyards, barns, silos, and a winery, this location is the perfect mix of rustic and elegant. Swoon.

 

This historical estate in Santa Margarita, California is surrounded by sprawling pastures and rests alongside the pacific coast railroad. Plus, the barn itself is impressive in size, making it perfect for giant parties + weddings. 

 
photo by austyn elizabeth

photo by austyn elizabeth

This romantic (and splurge-worthy) location in San Luis Obispo, California includes three nights in a gorgeous ranch house and suite, so you can be surrounded by your favorite friends + family. 

 

This rustic ranch in Cayucos, California boasts of a pale-blue barn with seaside views and gentle ocean breezes. And how stunning is that open rafted ceiling? 

 

This beautiful barn is nestled within the rolling hills of San Luis Obispo. Even sweeter, this barn is part of a working family farm! Read our interview with the Spreafico family by clicking here.

 
photo by pat furey

photo by pat furey

Stepladder Ranch in Cambria, California is a creamery producing artisan goat cheese + milk. The ranch's bright red barn and stunning views make for a delightful wedding or event location. 

 
photo by mason & megan

photo by mason & megan

This wood-shingled barn in Santa Margarita, California is the perfect space for weddings, parties, and events. The grounds also boast of a heart-shaped pond, gazebo, and outdoor patio.

 

psst... If you're as barn-obsessed as we are, check out more gorgeous Central coast venues here.