Sip some seriously good syrah on the umbrella-dotted deck of Edwards Vineyard & Cellars, which
overlooks the pastoral countryside. Picturesque Hacienda de las Rosas serves up nice Spanish wines
among Spanish Mission architecture, Peruvian paso horses and flowering gardens. Bring your dog
and a picnic to Kohill Vineyard and Winery, whose elevated patio offers stunning views of the valley.
Sample 11 varietals in the rustic tasting room of Milagro Farm Winery’s sprawling 110-acre property,
followed by some bocce ball, hiking or horseback riding.
Set on a 70-acre estate, Orfila Vineyards & Winery has picnic patios, rose gardens and Rhône-style wines
along with live music and food trucks on the weekends. Discover big, bold Italian reds at Altipiano
Vineyard and Winery while lounging on the patio of the winemaker’s Mediterranean-style home, replete
with fountains, canopies and epic views of the valley and vineyards. Microbiologist turned winemaker
Robert Espinosa helms the family-owned Espinosa Vineyards, known for its merlot; excellent Rhône-style wines can be found at Domaine Artefact, a lovely 30-acre estate with grazing horses, wine barrel
furniture, colorful umbrellas and friendly, roaming dogs.
San Diego County is home to more than 100 vineyards for
wine tasting and tours, all an easy drive from the city
Temecula Valley Wine Country
This bucolic wine country is located an easy hour’s drive
from San Diego. Ponte Winery, a countryside retreat,
has a lovely tasting room and marketplace, along with
garden dining and a boutique hotel. At Monte De Oro,
you’ll find Tuscan-inspired architecture, lush vineyards,
elegant reds and a massive patio with live music. Nine
family-owned vineyards line the De Portola Wine Trail,
a five-mile countryside stretch, with friendly tasting
rooms and eateries. Sip rosé or reserve red blends
at Callaway Vineyard & Winery, then head to their
vineyard-view restaurant Meritage for a gourmet meal.
SAN DIEGO BEER, WINE
& SPIRITS TOURS
Explore the San Diego
wine scene on foot, by
train or in a chauffeured
limousine with this
SO DIEGO TOURS
SAN DIEGO BAY WINE +
Discover Little Italy’s
colorful history on Vino!
Vino! Little Italy Wine
Stroll, which includes
stops for samples and
bites at four wine bars.
This action-packed wine
week (November 12–19)
features celebrity chef
dinners, cooking classes
and seminars throughout
the city, all leading to the
Grand Tasting event with
at Embarcadero Marina