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“I am proud to be the new owner of Avila Wine and Roasting Company”
– Manny Luiz
I was destined to be in the wine business. When I was 7 years old my dad used to take me to Pesenti Winery in Paso Robles (now Turley) whereas he used to fill up gallon jugs of red wine. He explained that they do the same in our home country of Portugal. I thought it was so cool!
I managed a wine shop while attending college in my home town of San Luis Obispo (SLO), another wine shop while attending College in Chico. I got a job with a wine distributor based in SLO during summer break in 1986; I have stayed in the wine business ever since.
My roots in Avila Beach and the wine business runs deep. My family has been in business in Avila since the 1930’s. I grew up in San Luis Obispo but I spent nearly every summer day in Avila visiting and working in our family businesses. I am proud of Avila Beach and I am passionate about making your visit to Avila Beach an amazing experience.