Discover Cambria’s farms, ranches, and specialty tasting rooms.
If you’ve been to Cambria, you may have noticed that its residents have a tendency to be kind, down-to-earth people who have a strong love for their town. These sentiments may harken back to Cambria’s history as a ranching paradise, or perhaps it’s a natural byproduct of living in a lush and bountiful area so close to the ocean. Either way, the individuality of this town doesn’t stop at art and architecture—when you tour the local farms and ranches and stop in at the tasting rooms, you’ll discover that the land among the rolling hills surrounding Cambria amounts to more than just visceral beauty.
From goat cheese to olive oil and estate wines to olallieberry pie, there are countless things to taste. You can even visit the gentle giants grazing in hidden fields right near the center of town. It just goes to show you that in Cambria, you will find something new around every corner.
Sitting at the base of a sun-kissed nine-acre vineyard, the farmhouse and old dairy barn at Stolo Family Vineyards dates back to the late 1800s. Less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyards thrive in Cambria’s unique microclimate, producing unmatched, coastal-style Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
Montello Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Room
Mangia! Established in 2014, owners Lorraine Montello and her son Garrett Spaulding have always believed that fresh California olive oil and aged Italian balsamic vinegar should be accessible, fun to learn about, and easy to enjoy. So, they designed a better oil and vinegar tasting room experience that’s all about you. With free daily offerings that include complimentary bread, guests are encouraged to ask questions and experiment with the provided pairing suggestions.
Stepladder Ranch was founded in 1871 and has been family-owned and operated for three generations. Get to know their friendly herd of LaMancha goats and tour the creamery and milking parlor, then sample the goat milk products they create!
Linn’s Farm Stand
Linn’s began as one family’s American dream. The year was 1977, and John and Renee Linn left the big city behind to farm fertile but rugged land on the Central Coast. Less than a decade later, the couple had a bustling fruit and produce stand, where the olallieberry—a then almost-unheard-of fruit that crossed a blackberry with a raspberry—reigned supreme, especially in Renee’s pies. In fact, the Food Network’s Mark Summers featured the now-famous olallieberry pie on his “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” TV show. Customers kept asking for more, and in 1989, a little red brick restaurant named Linn’s opened in Cambria’s historic East Village. As for that original stand? Linn’s Fruit Bin Farm Stand is still around, and opens seasonally. Stop by for a bite of olallieberry pie!
The Covell Clydesdale Ranch is the only one place on earth where you can experience the majestic Clydesdale horses grazing on nearly 2,000 acres of rolling pastures, speckled with pristine Monterey Pines and overlooking an exquisite view of the Pacific Ocean. At any given time, the ranch is home to approximately 100 Clydesdale horses of all ages, sizes and abilities for riding and/or driving. Owner Ralph Covell will take you on a guided tour, where you will enjoy the company of the Clydesdales while taking in incredible vistas and learning about the history of the Ranch.<
Cambria’s Farmers Market aims to provide the highest-quality seasonal produce and prepared foods to our community and visitors. Don’t expect to find trinkets or crafts though, as this market is food only—focusing on providing the best local produce available on the Central Coast, all in one place.