Wine Tasting in Encinitas

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California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

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Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

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Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

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Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours Southern California

$438 $219

Drink a champagne toast on a 45- to 60-minute flight with receptions before and after, or tour three wineries in a limo coach with snacks

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Bernardo Winery

Rancho Bernadino

$20 $10

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Sample five wines made from San Diego–grown grapes at one of the oldest wineries in Southern California, which specializes in red wines

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Smart Shopper Card

Online Deal

$40 $20

At 10 wineries and restaurants, guests get six free wine tastings, four appetizers, two desserts, and comedy club entry for two

Up to 45% Off Wine Tasting

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

$20 $12

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

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Lenora Winery

Ramona

$24 $13

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

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Wine A Bit

Coronado

$44 $25

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

66% Off Wine Tour from Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours

Temecula Wine Country

$229 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

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VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

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The Temecula Carriage Company

Temecula

$75 $30

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Vintage horse-drawn trolleys roll down wine-country roads, pausing for tours at four wineries and vineyards

Up to 55% Off Tastings at Bel Vino Winery

Bel Vino Winery

Murrieta

$77.85 $35

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Private tastings highlight award-winning and rare wines; guests are treated to domestic and imported cheeses or chef-prepared tapas

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Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery

Temecula

$24 $12

Guests taste five wines in an earth-toned tasting room with a stone fireplace and wine-barrel tables

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Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

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Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

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Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

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Oak Mountain Winery

Murrieta

$30 $15

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Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

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Leoness Cellars

Temecula

$75 $37

On a two-hour tour, guests learn the processes of traditional winemaking while sampling its fruits

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Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$15 $8

Guests sample six wines in the indoor and outdoor tasting spaces overlooking the site's beautiful garden and lawn

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DeVine Tours

Temecula

$140 $79

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

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Europa Village

Murrieta

$108 $29

More than 30 acres of vineyard nourish French, Spanish, and Italian grapes; a vineyard tour guide leads each guest through 12 tastings

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Legendary Tours of Temecula

Frangipani Estate Winery

$119 $69

A prototype jeep-style Hummer limo transports visitors to two area wineries to sample 10-12 wines and enjoy a picnic lunch

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Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

Temecula

$40 $19

Tasting of five premium wines is enhanced by panoramic views of Temecula Valley at a rustic, Western-influenced winery

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Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two at Fazeli Cellars

Fazeli Cellars

Old Town Temecula

$96 $48

Visitors each enjoy five samples of Fazeli Cellars' wines before taking home souvenir glasses, wine key, and bottle of Shiraz

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Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Temecula

$246 $60

After touring the vineyard, guests can sample pours of wine in the barrel room, then select 12 samples of wine paired with gourmet snacks

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Danza del Sol Winery

Temecula

$55 $25

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Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

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Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

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Laguna Canyon Winery

Laguna Beach

$88 $39

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Vintners unveil 10 wines for sampling

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Frisby Cellars Winery

Lake Forest

$30 $15

Local grapes meet their full potential in these wines, which show off the unique notes of the area's terroir

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Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

$70 $29

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Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

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PRP Wine International Wine Tasting

Redeem from Home

$168.69 $45

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Experienced wine consultants reveal grapes' backgrounds and regions and lead guests through the qualities of six varietals

Up to 59% Off Wine Tasting at Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery Ocean Cellar

$60 $29

Soft leather chairs hug guests as they sample limited-production wines paired with gourmet cheese bites

Select Local Merchants

At the helm of his urban winery in the heart of the Cedros Design District, winemaker Adam Carruth handcrafts award-winning wines, including the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Best in Class Alexander Valley Cabernet, from grapes he fastidiously collects from all over California. His team handles the production of each varietal from crush to finish, aging juices in barrels that line the walls of the industrial-chic tasting room. The final products—which range from a crisp sauvignon blanc to a bordeaux-style Surfing Madonna—slosh into customized stemware for patrons’ enjoyment seven days a week. Also in the tasting room, guests can peruse the exhibited work of local artists, break into crunchy baguettes from Bread & Cie or nibble on cheese.

320 S Cedros Ave
Solana Beach,
CA
US

Founded in 1993, Witch Creek Winery has racked up a multitude of awards for its handcrafted wines, especially its 12 red varietals. Soak up the sun at the original Carlsbad location near the beach, or take in the picturesque scenery of the mountain-nestled Julian storefront while you sample five to seven wines during a tasting ($5). A courteous staff member will tell you about the grapes you're gobbling, guide you through the flavors, and remind you to floss. Then you'll be free to grab grapey goodness such as the 2006 Reserve Cabernet Franc ($30), which blends hints of cherries and rhubarb, or the 2007 Lodi Zinfandel ($32), which emits soothing aromas of pepper, cinnamon, and eternity. Or, pick up Witch Creek’s 2008 CB Viognier ($20), which wakens senses with peach and floral flavors.

2906 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad,
CA
US

The idea for California Fruit Wine was hatched in 2009, when a friend of Alan and Brian Haghighi introduced the twin brothers to small batches of homemade fruit wine. Since those first sips, Alan and Brian have continued to help wine drinkers break free from grape-based conventions, utilizing such fruit as pomegranates, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and pumpkins as the foundation for an ever-growing arsenal of flavors. The winery fills glasses with unique bouquets, and—like the microbreweries throughout Vista Business Park—buys its ingredients from vendors up and down the west coast rather than growing them or stealing them from the refrigerators of napping bears. California Fruit Wine's spacious facility, which is stocked with a stage, bar, and pool table, can also be rented out for parties and private events.

1040 La Mirada Ct
Vista,
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.

13455 San Pasqual Rd
Escondido,
CA
US

Linda and Mike McWilliams prefer to leave the rigors of raising grapes to their local vineyards, citing their lack of a chateau. Instead, they set their focus on crafting their vintages on the micro-level, making small batches and infusing them with an Old-World character and unique flavors such as habanero passion fruit. Their wines are named after places and figures from San Diego’s rich history, such as the Guadalupe Valley syrah and the Lake County sauvignon blanc.

5151 Santa Fe St
San Diego,
CA
US

Grown across 43 picturesque acres in the Valley of the Sun, eight varieties of grapes grow plump on the estate vines of Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery. Hand-picked, crushed, pressed, and tucked away to develop, these grapes transform into syrah, zinfandel, and port, just to name a few of the winery's varietals. Inside the tasting room or out on the shaded patio, visitors can get a taste of these labors, trying sips of the different styles of wine or ordering them by the glass.

14905 Mussey Grade Rd
Ramona,
CA
US