Beer, Wine & Spirits in Lake Hodges

Wine and Meat and Cheese for Two or Four at The Wine Loft (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Wine Loft

Carlsbad

$48 $28

Deep reds and crisp whites pair with wine-friendly trays of cheese and meats

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (57% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

$179 $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.

Beer Tasting for Two or Four People at On The Tracks Brewery (Up to 50% Off)

On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

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Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting — Carruth Cellars

Carruth Cellars

Solana Beach

$10 $5

Premier vineyard grapes are crushed on-site to craft award-winning wines served in tasting room with local artwork lining walls

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Mattucci Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lenora Winery (Up to 50% Off)

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

Tour and Tasting for Two or Four with Logo Glasses at Estate d'Iacobelli Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Estate d'Iacobelli Winery

Fallbrook

$40 $19

Hilltop estate with small-batch boutique wines influenced by Italy

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at San Diego Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

San Diego Cellars

Little Italy

$20 $12

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

Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

$49 $29

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

Sample American Craft Beer and Cheese Pairings at Venissimo Cheese

Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting

Marina

$40 $40

Learn about the art of making cheese and pairing it with American craft beer in a workshop that includes five cheese and beer samples

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

The Wine Bank

Gaslamp

$40 $20

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

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

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lorimar Loft Old Town (Up to 50% Off)

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Old Town Temecula

$24 $12

At the Old Town tasting room, visitors choose six wines which vary based on season

Wine Tour with Tastings for Six from A Vineyard Tour of Temecula (Half Off)

A Vineyard Tour of Temecula

Old Town Temecula

$1,159 $579

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Up to four wine tastings include chocolate and gourmet cheese on a five-hour wine tour in a limo van with surround-sound and satellite radio

$48 for Wine Tasting for Two with Souvenir Glasses and Bottle of Wine at Fazeli Cellars ($96 Value)

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

Four-Hour Group Wine Tour for One or Two from VIP Temecula (60% Off)

VIP Temecula

Temecula

$199 $79

Wine Country Safari for One or Two from Legendary Tours of Temecula (Up to 42% Off)

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

$60 for a Wine Tasting and Tour Experience for Two at Keyways Vineyard & Winery ($246 Value)

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

Petite or Standard Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Briar Rose Winery (50% Off)

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

$11 Off Beer-Tasting for Two at Panini & Hops ($17.98 Value)

Panini & Hops

Temecula

$17.98 $11

Samples drawn from multiple varieties of Belgian beers and 35 local craft beers

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (66% Off)

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.

Winery Tour, Tastings, and Class for One, Two, or Four at Europa Village (Up to 75% Off)

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

Private Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle at Bel Vino Winery (Up to 55% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Mountain Winery (Half Off)

Oak Mountain Winery

Murrieta

$30 $15

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

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting Experience for One, Two, or Four at Miramonte Winery (Up to 77% Off)

Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$75 $20

VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

$37 for a Signature Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Leoness Cellars in Temecula ($75 Value)

Leoness Cellars

Temecula

$75 $37

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Credit Toward Wine at Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery

Murrieta

$40 $19

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

Wine Tour and Tasting for One, Two, or Four on a Weekday or Weekend at Danza del Sol Winery (Up to 63% Off)

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

Horse-Drawn Trolley Winery Shuttle for One, Two, or Four from Temecula Carriage Company (Up to 62% Off)

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

Wine Tasting with Meat and Cheese plate and Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Frangipani Estate Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Frangipani Estate Winery

Temecula

$70 $35

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Sip on six wine samples and savor complementary meat and cheese amid rural views of the De Portola Wine Trail and surrounding foothills

Barrel Tasting Package for One or Two with Meat and Cheese Platter at Frangipani Estate Winery (Up to 55% Off)

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

Chauffeured Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four with Tastings from DeVine Tours (Up to 47% Off)

DeVine Tours

Temecula

$140 $79

All options include a chauffeur and tastings

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Masia de Yabar Vineyard and Winery (Up to 52% Off)

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

Boutique-Wine Tasting and Winery Tour for Two or Four at Doffo Winery (Up to 38% Off)

Doffo Winery

Temecula Wine Country

$130 $80

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Guests learn about the vineyards' farming methods and see the property's vintage-motorcycle collection; tour ends with premium-wine tastings

Wine-Tasting for Two or Four at Hamilton Oaks Winery (Half Off)

Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 53% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado

$80 $39

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Guests gather in the Barn Bar to enjoy five flights of wine, plus cheese tastings, then take a stroll in the wildlife zoo afterward

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Frisby Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

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

$39 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two with Take-Home Wine at Laguna Canyon Winery ($88 Value)

Laguna Canyon Winery

Laguna Beach

$88 $39

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Vintners unveil 10 wines for sampling

Beer Flights and Pints for Two or Four at Kat Daddy Brewery (Up to 58% Off)

Kat Daddy Brewery

Moreno Valley

$18 $9

Former U.S. Air Force sergeant serves flights and pints of his small-batch craft beers, including cask and nitro brews

Seated Luxury Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Optional Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery Ocean Cellar

$60 $29

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

Take-Home Dry Growler with Four Pints of Beer for One or Two at Packinghouse Brewing Co. (50% Off)

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

$40 $20

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

Craft Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Wild Donkey Brewing Co. (Up to 44% Off)

Wild Donkey Brewing Co.

Northwest Redlands

$34 $19

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Year-round and seasonal brews pour from wall-mounted taps and include a Vanilla Blonde Ale and a seasonal Watermelon Wheat.

Beer Flights with Souvenir Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (46% Off)

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

North Redlands

$28 $15

Sample brews like Orange Wheat Beer, Betty IPA, and Chocolate Porter at a regional brewery across the street from Redlands Municipal Airport

Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

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

In-Home Wine-Tasting Event for Up to 12 from PRP Wine International (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

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

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Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.

215 East Felicita Avenue
Escondido,
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

Approaching its 50th anniversary as a San Diego County staple, Holiday Wine Cellar offers a distinguished selection of craft beers, fine wines, exceptional spirits, and cigars. In addition to amenities such as an authentic underground wine cellar and a walk-in "beer cave", the family-owned landmark bottle shop offers samples at their self-serve wine bar, and also hosts weekly beer and wine tastings.

302 W Mission Ave.
Escondido,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

After a missionary trip in Bolivia, Anton Steinhart returned to the States dissatisfied. He’d helped poor women in Bolivia learn to use sewing machines so they could sell products in America and pull themselves out of destitution. But he returned to his home country only to see it riddled with its own poverty. He yearned to make a difference, but he couldn’t figure out how. All he had was a good heart. And years of experience in the wine industry.

Inspired, Steinhart moved with a sense of urgency. He founded Wines for Humanity, a wine-tasting company with a charitable bent. Since it was founded in 2007, the wine organization has raised more than a million dollars for families on the verge of homelessness through benefit wine tastings.

A catalog of wines sourced from award-winning international vineyards powers each in-home tasting led by a wine adviser. He or she shares tips for fully experiencing each pour’s aroma and texture, such as to avoid using wine only as rouge; the advisor also educates guests on pairing wine with food. After each event, tasters can select bottles for themselves, and a percentage of the proceeds from each bottle goes to charity, satisfying Steinhart’s desire to help those in need.

IN_HOME
San Diego,
CA
US

Twisted Vine Bistro's staff comprises a fifth-generation Italian vintner and two veteran California-born chefs who cultivate unpretentious epicurean experiences praised by Gayot and Thrillist. During tasting events, local winemakers mingle with guests and tie-dye tongues with fine red and white varietals, which tasters pair with locally sourced snacks from the eatery's menu. The topic of each cooking class rotates frequently, but all sessions allow amateur foodies to rub spatulas with classically trained chefs so they can finally ask an expert why their oven never seems to get their undershirts their whitest. Artwork forged by local artists decks the space, and elegant drapery pulls back to reveal ample windows, which stream sunlight onto green and orange walls.

7845 Highland Village Pl, Ste C101
San Diego,
CA
US