• 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • 805-772-5055
  • 12-8pm Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm Friday/Saturday

local and delicious

Our chef uses
locally sourced ingredients to pair with our wines.
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Great Wines

Local or from far away lands, our wines are fun and delicious and pair well with our view.
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Four times a year, carefully curated wines to your home... it's your own private somm!
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Welcome

The vibe, the wines, the people...
Over the past eight years, STAX Wine Bar and Bistro in Morro Bay has become a popular local and tourist hangout largely by offering a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, a broad selection of carefully curated wines by the glass, and now with satisfying meals and snacks. Originally thought of more for our wine collection, we have worked hard to develop a cuisine that is both comforting to regulars and enticing to those passing by. To better reflect our combined mission of watering hole and dining destination, we have recently changed our name to the STAX Wine Bar & Bistro. Whether you come with friends to share the moment (and some food and drinks as well) or stop by on your own, our staff and kitchen are there to make you comfortable and bring a smile to your face in the heart of California's Central Coast.
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Talley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay – 2015

Tasting Notes

Pale gold in appearance, the 2015 Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of cantaloupe, yellow apple skin, and a hint of toasted bread crumbs. The palate is juicy and bright. Notes of peach nectar, stone fruit pith, wet river rock, and lemon curd lead to a refreshing and slightly toasty finish.
Vineyard Notes
Yields in 2015 in Coastal San Luis Obispo County were the lowest since 2011 due to inclement spring weather which caused poor fruit set, as well as the effects of the ongoing drought. Warm and dry summer conditions coupled with the small yield, resulted in an early harvest which was completed in our estate vineyards on September 22, 2015. The wines produced in 2015 will be similar to those produced in the immediately preceding vintages of 2013 and 2014, emphasizing harmony and balanced acidity, though with more concentration due to the low yields.

Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir – 2015

About Wine:

This wine artfully combines fragrant strawberry and blackberry aromas with earthy, cocoa dust undertones. Flavors of harmonious red and black fruits including tart plums are underpinned by spice.  A high note of acidity balances the wine’s silky mouthfeel and shapes its harmonious and persistent finish.

After harvesting the fruit, they de-stem and hand-sort the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we use gentle, manual punch-downs to protect the delicacy of the Pinot Noir grapes.  Once fermentation is complete, they rack the free-run juice into French oak barrels (42% new) where the wine ages for 12 months before bottling.

About The Smith Vineyard:

The 131-acre Smith Vineyard planted at 590 to 1,280 feet boasts eastern exposure above the fog line for a long growing season.  Its well-draining soils are formed primarily from alluvial materials.  A few exotic Pinot Noir clones (such as Jardini, Calera and Mt. Eden) have been spectacularly successful in this vineyard, lending additional nuance and complexity to this wine.

Hours

Please call us for reservations.
Sun- Thur
12pm - 8pm
Fri-Sat
12pm - 10pm