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Carruth Cellars: This friendly urban winery sources grapes from
Northern and Central California and makes wine by the beach. Lively
tasting rooms can be found in Carlsbad and Solana Beach, and their
new supper club wine-tasting experience just uncorked in Little Italy.
Pali Wine Co.: Pinot and chardonnay fans should head to this Little
Italy gem that showcases some of the central coast’s finest wines. Post
up on the rooftop deck for a tasting under the market lights and stars.
Vesper/Stehleon: These married winemakers produce notable wine
from San Diego–sourced grapes and have garnered national attention
for their progressive styles. It’s worth a trip to Escondido to visit their
co-op urban winery.
The Rose: This stylish South Park spot stands out for its adventurous
selection featuring Eastern European wines, local new wavers and
interesting trends in wine, like pét-nat and glou glou. Cravable small
Vino Carta: This neighborhood wine shop and tasting room in Little
Italy focuses on small, family-run producers and natural wines made
with organic and sustainable farming practices.
Grape Smuggler: Stroll the gourmet vendors at Liberty Public Market,
then head to this global wine shop and tapas bar for cheese-and-charcuterie boards and pâtés paired with well-curated wine flights.
The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar: This friendly, laid-back spot
in Oceanside favors local winemakers and offers gourmet eats, perfect for picnics.
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