San Diego's wineries continue to grow in popularity as they gain local, regional, national and international recognition. Blue ribbons are prominently displayed at the various award-winning wineries. In fact, San Diego County wines have even been served at the White House. The wineries are always in a festive mood. Seasonal events include art festivals, jazz concerts, grape stomps and more. San Diego's many wineries are perfect venues for parties, weddings, receptions and corporate events.
Tour San Diego with Ultimate Insider followed by 20 mil Your tour guide is local expert and Publisher Barry Berndes. Tour San Diego is a testament to Barry Berndes’ knowledge of what makes San Diego tick. He knows San Diego better than anyone because he’s spent the past 50 years learning it in and out. In the… Read more »
Escondido Location 13455 San Pasqual Rd. | Escondido, CA 92025 Call: 760.738.6500 x 22, Toll Free: 1.800.868.WINE (9463) Southern California’s Award Winning Winery with Wine Bar in Julian Orfila Vineyards & Winery (3) at 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido (760-738-6500) is undoubtedly the best winery in San Diego County. It’s also the oldest active winery… Read more »
Visit the Winery On Cedros for a unique opportunity to experience a fully operational winery in an urban setting, blocks from the beach. You will have the opportunity to taste hand-crafted, single-vineyard sourced, award winning wine, while enjoying our gallery exhibits featuring local artists. We proudly feature California North Coast Reds, along with Russian River… Read more »
Nestled in the hills of the San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, you’ll find the Cordiano Winery, a family-owned and operated vineyard that takes pride in the craftsmanship of good wine and of the labor practiced for ages in the old country. The winery is a lifelong dream realized; a reflection of the love and passion… Read more »
Stop by to see their showcase of local San Diego Wines & Micro Beers from our new wine/beer tasting store located in Wynola, just 3 miles past Santa Ysabel-on Highway 78-East towards Julian. Their store is located at 4456 Hwy 78-East, steps away from the Wynola Farms Marketplace. Easy access from the highway. Come and… Read more »
Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in limited production of handcrafted premium Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Their vineyards are located on 43 acres in a picturesque and sunny high valley (1,500 ft. elevation) in Ramona, California surrounded by mountains. Their microclimate is… Read more »
The Pyramid Vineyards & Winery is a boutique winery that produces red and white wines including Syrah, Blanc de Syrah and Merlot wines. To schedule a tour the vineyard and winery, or to order wine, call the winery directly.
Pasqual Winery is the only active producing winery within the San Diego city limits. Their tasting room is open Sat. noon–4 p.m. Tastings cost $8.50 for 6 tastes. The San Pasqual Winery was established in 2000 and is one of over a dozen local wineries prospering within San Diego county. What’s unique about this informal… Read more »
This new boutique winery produces 1,000 cases annually of sauvignon blanc, white Grenache, Syrah, zinfandel, meritage a dry orange muscat and a muscat canelli. Tastings are ($6) for six tastes and you can keep the crystal souvenir wine glass.
What a delightful idea. Vacationing or having a weekend getaway at a boutique winery. Eagle’s Nest Winery, which was established in 2007, has the unique distinction of having one of the few female wine makers in the county. That being said, this award-winning winery and vacation cottage is worthy of discovery. The Italian wine-themed villas… Read more »
If you’re looking for a special place for your wedding, this is the place. The owners have an extensive background in the restaurant business, which is a big plus. The cost for wine tasting is ($3), which includes a complimentary souvenir wine glass. Shadow Mountain is an ideal grape-growing location with an elevation of 3,500 feet, and it’s blessed with Pacific Ocean breezes and cool, dry nights.
J. Jenkins Winery consists of a rustic “apple shed” graced by 10 acres of orchard and vineyard and a stunning view of Volcan Mountain. After many years of experimentation and development, owner Jim Jenkins invites you to taste his elegant wines. He plans to expand the production of his spectacular cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, Syrah,… Read more »
They offer five tastes for ($9.50) and you can keep the wine glass. Located at the Juan St. entrance in Fiesta de Reyes in historic Old Town. This family-owned winery features locally made San Diego wines with a lovely garden room to relax and enjoy a wine tasting experience with friends. With a golden Peruvian… Read more »
Nestled in a quiet corner of San Marcos (North County), is Twin Oaks Valley Winery, owned and operated by Malcolm and Kathryn Gray, with the help of their son, Michael. Their philosophy is to purchase grapes only grown in San Diego County in support of local growers. They say good wine comes from good grapes and we strive… Read more »
This award-winning winery produces premium handcrafted, classic European red wines and traditional California whites, which are aged two or more years in an underground 1,500-sq. ft. cellar. The tasting room is the first commercially permitted straw bale building in San Diego County. It’s open for tasting Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For ($8) you can choose… Read more »
Salerno Winery is a boutique winery featuring handcrafted wines. It is owned and operated by Herman and Rose Salerno. Their wines have won many international medals including the San Diego International and Dallas Morning News wine competitions. Plus, they ship within California and to most states.
Pamo Valley Winery is a licensed and bonded wholesale winery that markets its wines to restaurants, stores, events and wine clubs. They also do off-site events, visit their website for more information. Their wines are produced entirely by hand, “the old fashion way”. They produce their wines with locally grown grapes.
The Ferraras are the the oldest active grape-growing, wine-making family in San Diego County, supplying premium quality wines to California since 1932. Because of this uniqueness, the State of California designated the Winery a State Historical Point of Interest in 1971. This California historic landmark is open for free wine tasting daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m…. Read more »
Established in 1889, Bernardo Winery is San Diego’s oldest operating vineyard and winery. Enjoy lunch inside at Cafe Merlot or dine on the patio. Also, a big attraction here are the winery’s charming village shops. They are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The winery is also available for that important celebration, seminar or… Read more »
Open for free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with extended summer hours. They also offer free tours daily. Special annual events include a blues festival featuring Rob Bower in mid-July, their famous Grape Stomp (mid-September) and their Art and Wine Tasting Festival harvest celebration in the fall. Located in the middle of a beautiful… Read more »
Lenora Winery began growing winegrapes and making wines in 1999. Its five acre vineyard produces eight different kinds of winegrapes in The Valley of the Sun. Lenora Winery’s excellent premium wines may be enjoyed in its wine tasting room overlooking the vineyard or in its picnic area with grape arbor and barbeque. Lenora Winery’s winemaker… Read more »