San Luis Obispo is the commercial center of a wine region whose appellations stretch west toward the coast and east toward the inland mountains. Many of the nearly 30 wineries here line Highway 227 and connecting roads. The region is known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, although many wineries experiment with other varietals and blends. Wine-touring maps are available around San Luis Obispo. Many wineries charge a small tasting fee; most tasting rooms close at 5.