With a mild Mediterranean climate, it’s no surprise that wine grapes grow well in San Diego. While wine-producing regions to the north in Temecula and the south in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley draw more national attention, San Diego wineries exist like hidden jewels along the coast, tucked into the fertile North County farmland and amidst the rugged terrain of East County.

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery
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To join the company of fine wines is a privilege and a commitment that we approach with passion and humility.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
Hours: Fri - Sun Noon - 6pm
Phone: 760-839-7900
Address: 20365 Camino Del Aguila
City: Escondido
Beach House Winery
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Our venture into establishing "Vigna al Mare" (Vineyard at the Sea) offers panoramic views of North County and the Pacific Ocean, as well as producing quality grapes complementing the grapes we source for producing a wine for all to enjoy.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Montepuciano d\'Abruzzo, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Rosé, Chardonnay, Viognier, Late Harvest Merlot
Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 760-732-3236
Address: 1534 Sleeping Indian Road
City: Oceanside
Bernardo Winery
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Welcome to Bernardo Winery. We look forward to you visiting our Winery and Village and enjoying wine, food and our little slice of old country.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Primitivo, Red Blend, Chablis, Chardonnay, French Colombard, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Orange Muscat, Moscato
Features: Gift Shop
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $10/pp
Phone: 858-487-1866
Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
City: San Diego
BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
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BK Cellars invites you to our tasting lounge in an industrial setting with cosmopolitan flare in Escondido, California.

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Hours: Fri 3pm - 9pm, Sat Noon - 9pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm and by appointment
Tasting Fee: $10/pp
Phone: 760-270-9851
Address: 2225 Barham Drive
Suite D
City: Escondido
Cactus Star Vineyard
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Cactus Star Vineyard crafts its wine from grapes grown on the vineyard premises and occasionally from grapes obtained from other Ramona Valley vineyards within the RVA appellation. On-premise grape varieties are: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo, Sparkling Wine
Hours: By appointment only
Tasting Fee: $6/pp
Phone: 760-787-0779
Address: 17029 Handlebar Road
City: Ramona
Campo Creek Vineyards
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Campo Creek Vineyards specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Red Blend, Rosé, Syrah, Syrah Rosé, Viognier, White Zinfandel, Zinfandel
Hours: Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm
Tasting Fee: $7 - $15/pp
Phone: 619-933-1706
Address: 29556 California 94
City: Campo
Cordiano Winery
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Nestled in the hills of the San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, you'll find Cordiano Winery, a family-owned and operated vineyard that takes pride in the craftsmanship of good wine and of the labor practiced for ages in the old country.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay
Features: Gift Shop, Winery Tours
Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - Sunset
Phone: 760-469-9463
Address: 15732 Highland Valley Rd
City: Escondido
Coyote Oaks Vineyards
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Coyote Oaks Vineyards tasting room is located at the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus in The Hidden Valley Enoteca Chateau style castle.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Cabernet Franc, Red Blend, Syrah, Late Harvest
Hours: Sat - Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone: 760-796-7557
Address: Escondido Wine & Culinary Campus
26312 Mesa Rock Road
City: Escondido
Deer Park Winery & Car Museum
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Deer Park annually produces and releases award-winning estate wines available for wine tasting weekends as one of the top things to do in San Diego County

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Chardonnay, Late Harvest, Merlot, Port, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Rosé, Zinfandel
Features: Picnic Area
Hours: Fi - Sun 10am - 5pm
Tasting Fee: $8/pp (waived with wine purchase)
Phone: 760-749-1666
Address: 29013 Champagne Blvd.
City: Escondido
Domaine Artefact Winery
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Our passions for wine, viticulture, and traveling have long been cherished pastimes shared with friends and family. The development of Domaine Artefact provides an opportunity to channel these passions into the creation of wine and sustainable viticulture to produce premier Rhône-style wines.

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Wines/Liquors Produced: Grenache, Grenache Blanc, GSM, Marsanne, Mourvèdre, Red Blend, Rosé, Roussanne, Syrah, Viognier, White Blend
Features: Sustainable/Organic/Biodynamic
Hours: Fri - Sun Noon - 5:30pm
Phone: 619-992-8034
Address: 15404 Highland Valley Road
City: Escondido

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