San Diego Wineries – Wine Tasting Fun & More!

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Discover San Diego wineries located throughout the county. San Diego County is home to more than 60 wineries. They are small, boutique wineries that are worth visiting. Many are urban wineries with tasting rooms in the city of San Diego. There are numerous wineries located away from the city either in the eastern or norther sections of the county.

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San Diego’s Eastern Foothills

Ramona, CA VineyardA trip to the charming and historic town of Julian is the perfect route for a wine tasting tour. There are a number of wineries concentrated in and around Julian.

As you drive toward Julian, you pass through a small rural town called Ramona. Ramona is home to an ever growing number of wineries. This route will give you a chance to enjoy some of San Diego’s rural countryside at the same time.

San Diego’s North County

San Diego - California wineries
Be sure to visit the California wineries located in Fallbrook, Escondido, and Rancho Bernardo. These North County San Diego wineries have some wonderful wines waiting to be tasted and are located not far off of Highway 15. We took this picture while wine tasting at Orfila Vineyards in Escondido.


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San Diego Wineries

Map of San Diego Wineries
 


Altipiano Vineyard & Winery
Address: 20365 Camino Del Aguila, Escondido
Telephone: (719) 857-7242
Open Fri.-Sun. noon – 6PM
Altipiano Vineyards is a small, family owned boutique winery. Wines include Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese, Carignane, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon.


BK CellarsBK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Cellars
Address: 2225 Barham Drive, Suite D, Escondido, CA
Telephone: (760) 270-9851
Open Thurs. – Fri. 3-9PM; Sat. noon-9PM; Sun. noon-5PM
Taste their full collection of both red and white wines. Enjoy live music on Sundays.


Beach House Winery
Address: 1534 Sleeping Indian Road, Oceanside
Telephone: (760-732-3236
Open weekends noon-4PM
*View
Relax near the ocean as you sample wines which include Viognier, Chardonnay, Rose, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and a Late Harvest Merlot.


San Diego Winery - Belle Marie
Belle Marie Winery
26312 Mesa Rock Rd., Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 797-7557
Open daily 11AM-5PM
*Views
This San Diego winery is nicely landscaped with many colorful flowers and friendly staff to welcome you. They have a wide range of both white and red wines to taste. Our daughter Melissa’s favorite was a sweet red wine made from 100% Grenache called Prelude. We would also recommend their Zinfandel, which is 80% Zinfandel blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Nebbiolo.


Bernardo Winery
Bernardo Winery
Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
Telephone: (858) 487-1866
Open daily 9 AM – 5 PM
Bernardo Winery is San Diego’s oldest winery. It was founded in 1889. In addition to tasting some great wines, you will want to browse the village shops that offer unique products from a variety of local artists.


Blue Door Winery - Julian
Blue Door Winery
Address: 4060 Moreno Blvd., Su. E, San Diego
Telephone: (760) 765-0361
Blue Door also has a tasting room in Julian: 2608 B Street, Julian, CA. An hour’s drive from San Diego, Julian is a charming mountain town worth exploring.


Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch
Address: 17029 Handlebar Road, Ramona
Telephone: (760) 787-0779
Open most weekends. Give them a call before you make the drive.
This is a small boutique winery. They produce Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.


Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard
Address: 4150 Rock Mountain Rd., Fallbrook
Telephone: (760) 731-2356
Open for tasting by appointment only.
*Weddings
Award winning wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Viognier, Chardonnay, and a desert wine.


Chateau Dragoo
26312 Mesa Rock Rd., Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 797-7557
Open weekends 11 AM – 6 PM This is a sister winery to Belle Marie Winery. They share the same winery but have different tasting rooms as well as different wines. Chateau Dragoo produces “old world” style of wines, which Belle Marie specializes in “new world” style. Wines are only sold at the winery.


Cordiano Winery
Address: 15732 Highland Valley Rd., Escondido
Telephone: (760) 480-6673
Open Wed.-Sun. 1 AM to Sunset.
*Weddings *Pizza
This family owned winery focuses on producing quality wines. There’s an outdoor eatery featuring thin-crust pizza & Italian desserts.


Coyote Oaks Vineyards
Address: 26312 Mesa Rock Rd., Escondido
Telephone: (760) 796-7557
Coyote Oaks is the place to go to taste the typical varietals that most wineries offer. You’ll also find some wines that you don’t see at most wineries including Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, and Mourvedre.


Deer Park Winery & Automobile Museum
Deer Park Winery
Address: 29013 Champagne Blvd, Escondido, CA 92026
Telephone: (760) 749-1666
Open weekends.
*Auto Museum *Picnics
Wines at Deer Park include Merlot, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sangiovese Rose, and Merlot. There’s also a large number of vintage cars on display in the auto museum.


Domaine Artefact
Domaine Artefact Vineyard & Winery
Address: 15404 Highland Valley Rd., Escondido
Telephone: (760) 432-8034
Open Saturdays 11 AM – Sunset
Domaine Artefact grows Rhone grape varietals.


Dulzura Vineyard & Winery
Address: 17323 Highway 94, Dulzura, CA
Telephone: (619) 468-3769
Open weekends 11AM – 6PM.
Dulzura Vineyard & Winery is located on the pioneer-era Clark Ranch established in 1885. Stay overnight at their Clark Ranch Guest House. This small winery produces a variety of wines available for sale only through the tasting room or winery.


Eagles Nest Winery & Cottage
Address: 18261 Chablis Rd., Ramona
Telephone: (760) 505-8229
Open Weekends 11AM – dusk.
*Accommodations *View *Dog Friendly
Eagles Nest produces award winning wines that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Picpoul Blanc, and Viognier. This is a boutique winery and artisan distillery. In addition to their award-winning wines, they also produce wine-based spirits. Treat yourself to a stay at their private cottage. Located high on a hill, you’ll love the fabulous view and the experience of living on a working winery.


Edwards Vineyard & Cellars
Address: 226502 Hwy. 78, Ramona
Telephone: (760) 788-6800
Open weekends 11 AM until 5 PM.
Edwards Vineyards produces premium Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Fallbrook Winery
2554 Via Rancheros, Fallbrook, CA 92008
(760) 728-0156
Open by appointment only
This San Diego County winery was founded in 1981 specializing in Champagne. They have since added a wide range of red and white varietals to their production. Call to make an appointment to taste here.


Ferrara Winery
1120 W. 15th St., Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-7632
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
*Weddings
This San Diego winery has been designated a California State Historical Point of Interest. Ferrara Winery offers a wide selection of premium varietals, dessert & specialty wines, and all natural grape juices.


Gianni Gianni Buonomo Vintners
Address: 4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Telephone: (619) 991-9911
Open Wed – Thur 2-9PM; Fri. 2-10PM; Sat. 1-10PM; Sun. 1-7PM
Gianni Buonomo Vintners hand harvests world-class grapes from Washington State and brings them to San Diego for the vinification, cellaring and bottling of super-premium wines. The flagship Sangiovese heads the line-up which also includes the esoteric Austrian varietal Blaufränkisch, a Rhone style blend and a Bordeaux inspired blend. Grapes are also sourced from the Sierra Foothills for Barbera, Zinfandel and Charbono.


Hellanback Ranch
Address: 17287 Oak Hollow Rd., Ramona
Telephone: (760) 787-9586
Open weekends noon-5PM
*Hayrides
Hallanback produces a wide variety of wines including a rare wine for the United States, Picpoul Blanc. This wine is commonly produced in Southern France.


Highland Valley Vineyards
Address: 15412 Bandy Canyon Rd., Escondido
Telephone: (858) 531-6589
Open weekends noon-6PM
Highland Valley produces Bordeaux wines at their boutique winery in the San Diego foothills.


Hill Top Winery
Address: 30803 Hill Top View Court, Valley Center, CA
Telephone: (760) 913-1013
Open Thurs.-Sun. 11-7PM
*Weddings
Wines at this San Diego winery include Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Muscat.


Hungry Hawk Vineyards & Winery
Address: 3255 Summit Dr., Escondido
Telephone: (760) 489-1758
Open Fri.-Sun. Noon-6PM
*Tours by Appointment *Picnics
This is one of the growing number of San Diego wineries located in Escondido. It produces 15 different varietals including an Albarino, which is usually sold out early. They also make a blueberry wine using blueberries grown in San Diego County.


Kohill Winery
Address: 17211 Highlander Rd., Ramona
Telephone: (767) 787-1042
Open Fri.-Sun. 11AM – 5PM
Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Refosco, Barbera, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.


Little Oaks Winery CarlsbadLittle Oaks Winery
Address: 6084 Corte Del Cedro, Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Telephone: (760) 494-0597
Little Oaks Winery is a new San Diego winery producing Viognier, Malbec, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Barbera from locally sourced grapes.


Mahogany Mountain Vineyard & Winery
Address: 14905 Mahogany Ranch Rd., Ramona
Telephone: (760) 788-7048
Open weekends 1-5 PM
Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery is a small, family-owned winery that specializes in limited production wines. One of the many San Diego wineries located in Ramona.


San Diego Winery - Menghini Winery
Menghini Winery
1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-2072
Open daily 10 AM – 4 PM
Menghini has an excellent Muscat as well as other varietals to taste.


Myrtle Creek Vineyards
Address: 1600 Via Vista, Fallbrook
Telephone: (760) 473-5935
Myrtle Creek Vineyards is a small, family owned and operated winery. A tasting room is in the plans. Call to make an appointment for wine tasting.


Negotiant Urban WineryNegotiant Urban Winery
Address: 2419 El Cajon Blvd B, San Diego, CA 92104
Telephone: (619) 535-1747
Open daily at 8 AM.
This urban winery is a fun place to visit. It’s a small winery that sources their grapes from throughout California, which allows them to produce a wide variety of wines. They often have live music performing in their tasting room. Check it out! Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.


Old Coach Vineyards & Winery
Address: 19050 Olds Coach Way, Poway
Telephone: (760) 432-6840
This mother and son wine making team produces wines that are 100% estate grown and aged in their caves. This is a family owned and operated winery. Wines include Aglianico, Mourvedre, Rose, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and unique blends as well.


San Diego Wineries - Orfila Vineyards
Orfila Vineyards
13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido, CA 92025
(800) 868-9463 or (760) 745-3773
Open daily 10 AM – 6 PM
We have been to this San Diego winery many times because we enjoy their great wines. It is located off Hwy. 15 on the way to San Diego’s Wild Animal Park. They have a second tasting room outside Julian. Our favorites are the Syrah, Merlot, and Port. This is one of the San Diego wineries located in Escondido.


Pamo Valley Winery
Address: 603 Main St., Ramona
Telephone: (760) 271-3090
Open Fri. 2-6 PM; Sat. 11AM-6PM; Sunday 11AM – 5PM; Monday 2-6PM; and Thurs. 4-8PM
Pamo Valley Winery is the first winery in San Diego that has a woman as the owner and winemaker. The focus here is on producing fruit forward wines that are soft on the finish.


Poppaea Vineyard & Winery
Address: 25643 Old Julian Highway, Ramona
Telephone: (858) 357-1741
Open weekends noon-6PM
*Tours
Poppata Vineyard is a small family owned boutique winery. Wines include Nebbiolo, Sargrantino, Montepulciana, Barbera, and Sangiovese.


Principe di Tricase Winery
Address: 18425 Highland Valley Road, Ramona
Telephone: (858) 336-0663
Wines include Rose, Aleatico, Aglianico, and blends. There’s also a Christmas Tree Farm on the property.


Ramona Ranch Winery
Address: 23578 Highway 78, Ramona
Telephone: (760) 789-1622
Open Fri.-Sun 11AM – 6PM
*Picnics *Dog Friendly
Wines at this San Diego winery include Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Sangiovese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel.


Rock Canyon Vineyards
Address: 3355 Emmanuel Way, Alpine
Telephone: (619) 445-4763
Open by Appointment
*Picnics *Dog Friendly *Tours *Art
Enjoy a wine tasting followed by a ride through the vineyards at this boutique winery where you will also see Andalusian horses and rescue donkeys.


Salerno Winery
Address: 17948 Hwy. 67, Ramona
Telephone: (760) 788-760
Open Fri.-Sun. 11 AM – dusk
Wines include Malbec, Syrah, Ruby Cabernet, Petite Syrah, Port, and red blends. Salerno Winery is a small boutique winery owned by former Opera Singer, Herman Salerno, and his wife.


San Pasqual Winery La MesaSan Pasqual Winery
Address: 8140 Center St., La Mesa, CA
Telephone: 619-469-WINE (9463)
San Pasqual is a small, boutique winery that sources grapes from throughout California. The winery is in La Mesa. They have three tasting rooms: one at the winery, another in Seaport Village in San Diego and another in La Mesa at 8364 El Cajon Blvd.


San Diego Winery - Schwaesdall Winery
Schwaesdall Winery
17677 Rancho de Oro, Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-7547
Open weekends 11 AM – 6 PM
Schwaesdyall Winery is a fun and interesting winery to visit. The tasting room is made of straw bales for insulation. The roof has wine bottles embedded underneath. Enjoy a good time with great wines at this winery. Friendly hosts and good wines, too.

 


Seven Meadows Vineyard
Address: 14671 Mussey Grade Rd., Ramona
Telephone: (760) 789-7335
Tasting by appointment
Seven Meadows is a small family owned and operated San Diego winery. It will soon release their very first vintage.


Shadow Mountain Vineyards
34680 Hwy. 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086
(760) 782-0778
Open Wed. – Sun. 10 AM – 5 PM
*Weddings
This Southern California winery produces Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel, Merlot, Barbera, Syrah, and Mystic Muscat. They also have cottages they rent for overnight stays…adults only. This is one of the San Diego wineries located in the eastern part of the county near Julian.


Solterra Winery & Kitchen
Address: 934 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Telephone: (760) 230-2970
Open for tasting Mon.-Wed. 3-6; Thurs.-Sun. noon-6
Solterra also has a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. They produce award winning wines using grapes sourced from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. Solterra is one of the San Diego wineries that offers tours. Call for an an appointment.


Vesper VineyardsVesper Vineyards
Address: 298 Enterprise St | Suite D, Escondido, CA 92029
Telephone: (760)-741-1246
Call to confirm hours.


Volcan Mountain Winery
1255 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian, CA 92036
(760) 7656-3267
Open Thurs.-Mon. 11AM – 7PM
*Picnics
Vulcan Mountain Winery produces a variety of both red and white wines.


Witch Creek Winery
2906 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92002
(760) 720-7499
Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM
They have a wide range of both red and white wines to enjoy.


Woof’n Rose Winery
Address: 17073 Garjan Lane, Ramona
Telephone: (760) 788-4818
This is one of the small San Diego wineries that require an appointment. Give them a quick call.
Woof ‘n Rose is a boutique San Diego winery that is family owned. Call to make a reservation.


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