Beer, Wine & Spirits in Calexico

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Vineyard Grant James (Up to 55% Off)

Vineyard Grant James

Ramona

Groups sample wines cultivated from the beautiful vineyard's acres of grapevines

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four and Wine at San Pasqual Winery – La Mesa and San Diego Locations (Up to 51% Off)

San Pasqual Winery

Multiple Locations

Taste the winery’s reds, white, and passion fruit varietals before toasting with a full glass

$40 $20

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Craft Beer Package for Two or Four at Coachella Valley Brewing Company (Up to 42% Off)

Coachella Valley Brewing Company

Thousand Palms

Brewery takes inspiration from the surrounding environment to create a wide array of craft beers

$49.98 $29

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Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 54% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

$49 $24

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at San Diego Cellars (Up to 48% Off)

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

Tasting room hosts groups of two or four who sample six pours of wine apiece

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at The Wine Bank (Up to 56% Off)

The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

Taste five wines from noteworthy vineyards selected from a temperature-controlled wine cellar

$40 $20

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My Amigo Four-Hour Brewery Tour for Two or Four from Brew Amigo Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Brew Amigo Tours

San Diego

Duos or foursomes spend four hours touring four well-known area microbreweries

$170 $69

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Cheers 2 Art Wine-Tasting and Painting Experience for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (52% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

Groups head out on 2.5-hour wine-tasting excursions before expressing themselves with a painting session that includes complimentary mimosas

$205 $99

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$17 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Souvenir Glasses at Keys Creek Winery ($30 Value)

Keys Creek Winery

Escondido

Sample a variety of wines made with grapes grown from the Reidy Creek and Keys Creek Vineyards

$30 $17

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Wine Flights for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards & Winery (38% Off)

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Escondido

Visitors enjoy samples of award-winning red and white wines in a tasting room that overlooks the winery's 70-acre estate

$24 $15

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$25 for Wine Tasting and Artisanal Cheese Pairing for Two at Wine A Bit ($44 Value)

Wine A Bit

Coronado

A vast selection of boutique wines, live music, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet cheese boards are available at this cozy wine bar

$44 $25

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At this Zagat-rated restaurant, 24-year-old chef Jeremy Manley puts an adventurous spin on the California bistro, using an armory of locally sourced organic produce and seasonal ingredients from Julian, Ramona, Borrego Springs, and Valley Center. The ever-changing dinner menu regales diners with bison bratwurst from nearby Star B Ranch topped with speedway stout sauce blended with AleSmith beer and gouda cheese ($18). The california cheddar burger, like an avant-garde portrait of the Hamburglar, provides an exciting new look at the classic sandwich with its smooth coating of avocado butter, mango pico de gallo, crunchy prosciutto, and chipotle aioli ($15).

4354 Highway 78
Santa Ysabel,
CA
US

Like his father, the former governor of the Argentinian state of Mendoza, Alejandro Orfila chose a life of diplomacy. From 1946 until the early 80s, his various public service roles included Argentine Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States and Argentine Ambassador to Japan. But like his grandfather, a winemaker whose 1905-established winery stands to this day, Alejandro harbored a lifelong love of viticulture. In 1994, Alejandro finally pursued that passion by founding Orfila Vineyards & Winery, a 70-acre hillside estate nestled within a 10,000-acre agricultural preserve in the San Pasqual Valley.

These days, winemaker Justin Mund oversees production on the estate, where grapes grow only 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Using both the estate's grapes and others from the California coast, Justin crafts wines that have earned more than 1,300 medals in national and international competitions since the winery's founding. Guests can sample said wines in a tasting room overlooking the estate, as well as a second located at the Wynola Farms Marketplace in Julian. Besides tastings, Orfila hosts events ranging from live concerts to the annual Grape Stomp festival, where folks gather to watch traditional wine-making and grapes gather to hold their annual Shirley Jackson-esque lottery.

4470 Highway 78
Santa Ysabel,
CA
US

Orfila Vineyards and Winery sits on a picturesque hill 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. That means ocean breezes and morning fog, ideal conditions for growing wine grapes. Since 1994, the team has been harvesting fruit for an array of Rhone-style wines that has racked up more than 1,000 wine-competition medals and at least 3 deep nods of approval. Current vintages run the gamut from merlots to grapefruit-pink roses to summery whites.

Visitors can sample the wines at the winery's onsite tasting room?just outside San Diego, en route to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?or stop by the second tasting room in the historic small town of Julian.

4470 Highway 78
Julian,
CA
US

Welcome to the Desert's Wine Shop. We search for exceptional handcrafted wines and personally taste and pick each one that we bring in to your wine store. We are committed to bringing you the very best selection of artisanal wines, small production wines, and undiscovered gems as well as everyday wines.

46520 Washington St
La Quinta,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Estate-grown Bordeaux and Italian wines

Established: 2001

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera

Kid-friendly: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Q&A with the Marketing Director

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was named San Diego County's Best Wine at the 2012 Del Mar Fair state wine competition. The 2010 Barbera is a multiple gold medal winner including in national and international competitions. The Aleatico is a dessert port-style wine that is perfect for the holidays served with dark chocolate.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our tasting room is open for tastings Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm, and includes an extensive gift shop, estate grown olive oil, and views of the state of the art winery. We have a limited food menu but welcome you to bring a picnic.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Milagro Farm Vineyards & Winery offers a wide selection of red and white varietal wines, all estate grown in Ramona, CA. The varietals grown are typically Bordeaux style like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc; or northern Italian style like Barbera, Sangiovese and Aleatico. The farming methods used are sustainable.

18750 Littlepage Rd
Ramona,
CA
US

Nature plays a central role in the lives of the McClellans. As avid gardeners, they relish plunging their hands into the dirt and planting new seeds, especially those for Rhone grape vines. Yet even as the owners of Highland Hills Winery, tending the vineyard isn't their only means of communing with nature. Local coyotes and birds of prey from the on-site lake help to keep rodents away from the vines and occasionally feed on the grapes, giving the signal that everything is ready for harvest. As a gesture of thanks, the coyote and the surrounding Ramona Grasslands are featured on the labels that adorn Highland Hills' six wines. These barrel-aged styles range from a rich, fruit-forward petit syrah to a bright and citrus-tinged blended white. Every Saturday and Sunday, they're available for sampling in a climate-controlled, ADA-approved tasting room that's furnished with iron cafe tables and cushioned chairs.

18545 Rangeland Rd
Ramona,
CA
US