Even though we went to Pismo Beach over Napa Valley, I was still determined to find a California vineyard. Much like Napa Valley, Edna Valley vineyards outside Pismo Beach, grows their vineyard in volcanic soil. Edna Valley Vineyard faces Islay Hill, one of the dormant volcanoes, with the other volcanoes located just beyond.
My favorite part of the Edna Valley Vineyard winery was the views of Islay Hill through the tasting room window.
The vines were just budding and I can just imagine how gorgeous they will be in full bloom.
We also stopped by Starbucks in San Luis Obispo for a road trip treat and discovered their new, delicious cake balls. We tried the birthday cake and the coffee one. I'm not a huge fan of birthday cake in general, and usually love coffee, but in this case I definitely loved the birthday cake balls the best. Yum!
Granted, much as I love it, I am allergic to wine except for Pinot Noir and ended up falling asleep that night at six with a headache and sleeping til' the next morning at eight with only a short break for a delicious dinner at In N Out at eleven. Though seeing Pismo Beach's gorgeous wine country was totally worth it