BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS
While a pretty patchwork of vineyards and charming wineries can be found in the outskirts
of San Diego, the viniculture scene in the city is flourishing with urban wineries, where
wine is made onsite from grapes grown in different regions. Taste the talents of local
winemakers right here in town if you don’t have time for a wine country road trip.
Head to Solana Beach’s urban winery, located in the Cedros Design District,
where Adam Carruth makes lovely wines made from grapes sourced from
Northern and Central California wine country.
320 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach
SAN DIEGO CELLARS
Little Italy’s resident winemaker Todd Hipper makes flirty grenache rosé,
crisp albariño and a tasty Viognier/chard blend. Discover your favorite and
then fill your CRUzer (the growlers of the wine world) with your favorite one
to go. 2919 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy
THREE TO TRY WINE TASTING IN TEMECULA
Winemaker Chris Van Alyea
is crafting compelling reds
and serving them with rustic
Mediterranean tapas in an
934 N. Coast Hwy. 101,
Local winemaking couple,
Chris Broomell and Alysha
Stehly are garnering national
attention for their wines
made from San Diego County
grapes, which can be tasted at
a co-op with Stehleon Vineyards and J Brix in Escondido.
298 Enterprise St., Escondido
These natural wines are
unfiltered, unoaked, and never
sulfited, and can be found in
San Diego’s brewery district
off Mira Mesa Boulevard. Try
the sparkling Viognier made
from high-altitude San Diego
9550 Waples St., Sorrento Valley
WITCH CREEK WINERY
David and Kathy Wodehouse
take pride in producing
small-lot, handcrafted wines.
Taste their award-winning
reds in Carlsbad Village.
2906 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad
Grab a San
at 11 urban
This family-owned winery boasts 70
acres of vineyards, award-winning
wines, a lively tasting room and
concert stage for live music. Guests
play bocce ball, picnic in the blooming
gardens or dine at the Creekside Grille.
Hot air balloon rides depart right from
the winery, where tastings and tours
are available daily.
Ponte Family Estate
This dreamy spot has 300 acres of lush
vineyards and magnificent mountain
views. Sample handcrafted
wines, shop for gourmet
goodies in the marketplace,
dine alfresco in the garden
or spend the night at their
boutique wine country
hotel, the Ponte Vineyard Inn.
Monte De Oro Winery
This lovely vineyard has a grandiose
tasting room with cathedral ceilings,
chandeliers and a glass-floor
view of their barrel cellar.
The expansive patio with
its 180-degree panoramic
views is the perfect spot
to sip wine and listen to