San Luis Obispo County, like other coastal regions, has a unique Pacific Ocean influence on its climate that translates into what grape varietals grow the best. Avila Bay and the Valley that leads out to the ocean is like none other. Vineyards here are ~1.5 miles away from the Ocean, this is a little unheard of simply because vines don't like a consistent presence of salt water in the air. Then how do the vineyards in this area make do? South and South East facing hills away from the Pacific that shelter the vines in such a way to still get the influence of coastal fog but not the salt water vapors that can penetrate 1.5 miles with ease.