When you think wine in San Diego, you may be tempted to think of our neighbor to the north, Temecula. However, Temecula isn’t the only breeding ground for wine in the area. San Diego’s mild, Mediterranean-like climate makes it the perfect host for grapes. Several wineries right here are worth a visit.
Bernardo Winery is the oldest continuously operating winery in Southern California. It’s in Rancho Bernardo and has been family-owned for three generations. After your tasting, be sure to look around the grounds. You’ll find old winemaking equipment, beautiful galleries and shopping.
Beach House Winery
Beach House Winery is an award-winning vineyard in Oceanside. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from this beautiful seaside location. The name of the business is derived from where the owners started their business, right in their beach house.
Founded by Chris Broomwell and Alysha Stehly, the goal of this winery is simple: Show people San Diego can be a great wine region. The tasting room is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Fallbrook Winery sits on 36 idyllic acres between the coast and the Pala Mesa Mountains. Its setting creates a microclimate perfect for grapes. It originally opened in 1981, but was primarily used for champagne production. The vineyard has since undergone some changes and now features red and white varietals.
Eagles Nest Winery and Cottage
The grapes are grown in the Ramona Valley wine country and the patio of their tasting room offers some of the best views around. The staff at Eagles Nest Winery believes in practicing sustainable methods to ensure the land is cared for and available for future generations. Visit this winery daily starting at 12 p.m.