Meet the Owner

Hi, I’m Laura and I have lived on the Central Coast for eight years. My husband Dave and I fell in love with the area while taking our middle son Kyle (we have three boys!) on a college visit to Cal Poly SLO, where he majored in Wine and Viticulture. Already being a lover of wine, I experienced a whole new dimension of local flavor when I moved to San Luis Obispo County. From getting to know all of the wonderful people who run the wineries to making a barrel each of Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Petite Sirah the past few years, living on the Central Coast has made wine a focal point in my life.

As time has passed, I’ve learned more and more about wine—starting by asking my son questions, then taking Cal Poly Wine classes through the extension program, and recently traveling firsthand to international wine regions like the Swiss Vaud, and Alsace, Champagne, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone in France. This experience led to further study, and I am now a Certified Sommelier, Level 2. I have volunteered for seven years at wine events including Earth Day, SLO Wine, Roll Out the Barrels, the Oyster Festival, and Harvest, and most recently, I was the Wine Coordinator and Manager for the 1st Annual SLO Jazz Festival. After taking out-of-town friends to all the beautiful wineries of the Central Coast, the idea for 101 Wine Tours was born—after all, my passion is introducing people to incredible wines for the first time. Kyle, as well as my other sons Ryan and Myles, encouraged me to follow my dream and start a small business. In addition to operating 101 Wine Tours, I share my knowledge as a contributing writer for Tolosa Press and its affiliate publications. My knowledge and enthusiasm for wine is always growing, so when you join me for a Wine tour, yours will too!

somm-pinwsetLaura Jeffrey
Certified Sommelier

We loved our wine tour with Laura! She was knowledgeable and personable. She tailored our stops to our wine preferences, but also helped us try wines we wouldn't normally go for. We will definitely be back up to SLO and will use 101 Wine Tours again!

aliX4121CZ
Santa Monica, California via TripAdvisor

5.0
2016-07-27T02:57:53+00:00

aliX4121CZ
Santa Monica, California via TripAdvisor

We loved our wine tour with Laura! She was knowledgeable and personable. She tailored our stops to our wine preferences, but also helped us try wines we wouldn't normally go for. We will definitely be back up to SLO and will use 101 Wine Tours again!

If you are in SLO, take the time to check out 101 Wine Tours

I can't begin to describe how fabulous our day was. We called last minute to book, and Laura was able to accommodate us. Laura runs her own business, and she definitively is a wine connoisseur as well as a professional at all times. She was friendly and accommodating enough, without being overbearing. My husband and I felt like we had VIP service the entire time....

Kate V.
Phoenix, AZ via Yelp

5.0
2016-07-26T15:42:40+00:00

Kate V.
Phoenix, AZ via Yelp

...Laura runs her own business, and she definitively is a wine connoisseur as well as a professional at all times. She was friendly and accommodating enough, without being overbearing. My husband and I felt like we had VIP service the entire time....

“Best Tour in Central Coast CA”

From the first phone call we were sold on 101 Wine Tours. Laura was so pleasant and friendly! We visited with her about what we were looking for and she did the rest! Everything was perfect from Winery's we toured to our Witch Witch boxed lunches. We would not have changed a thing about our day with Laura!

We can't wait to return to the Central Coast area and go with 101 Wine Tours again. Thank you for making our 35th Anniversary fabulous!

2MRG
Bend, OR via Tripadvisor

5.0
2016-07-27T02:51:04+00:00

2MRG
Bend, OR via Tripadvisor

From the first phone call we were sold on 101 Wine Tours. Laura was so pleasant and friendly! We visited with her about what we were looking for and she did the rest! Everything was perfect from Winery's we toured to our Witch Witch boxed lunches. We would not have changed a thing about our day with Laura! We can't wait to return to the Central Coast area and go with 101 Wine Tours again. Thank you for making our 35th Anniversary fabulous!
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Our Vehicles

We are pleased to offer two Luxury Mercedes vehicles, our 11-passenger Mercedes Sprinter Van and our new Mercedes Airstream with an 8 – 9 person capacity. Both vehicles offer large windows and front-to-back air conditioning and heating. You will travel in comfort and safety without having to worry about driving.

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Ford Transit
14 Passenger

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Mercedes Sprinter
11 Passenger

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Mercedes Airstream
8-9 Passenger
LED TV
Bathroom