Vinavanti Urban Winery

Sorrento Valley

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In a Nutshell

Wine tastings feature eight 1-ounce portions of proprietary blended wines and a take-home crystal glass

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Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 21 or older. Valid only for wine tastings on Friday from 5-7PM and Saturday from 11AM-6PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for a wine tasting for two with two wine glasses (a $24 value)
  • $22 for a wine tasting for four with four wine glasses (a $48 value)

During the tasting, each participant samples eight 1-ounce selections of wine. Each guest also takes home a logo-emblazoned crystal wine glass.


Vinavanti vintner Eric Van Drunen's signature blended wines taste good on their own, but he doesn't rest there. Eric carefully balances each varietal to complement a specific type of cuisine the way fruit complements cheese, peanut butter complements jelly, or peanut butter complements anything. This holistic ethos has led Van Drunen on a meticulous search for the perfect wines for his proprietary blends.

Vinavanti's White Label wines exudes this characteristic, providing wines that not only taste well by themselves, but can also be paired with food. Using old world negociants, each wine is fine-tuned to complement a specific type of fare.

In addition, unique Black Label lines are also offered. Differing from traditional white and red wines, Black Label wines source high quality fruit is accommodated by the current climate. Free of yeast and bacteria, the wine is left unfiltered, giving it a natural color and taste.

Vinavanti Urban Winery

Vinavanti Urban Winery vintner Eric Van Drunen's wines taste good on their own, but they're just as good to the earth as they are to their drinkers. This year, Vinavanti was the first San Diego winery to be certified as organic. This means its locally sourced grapes are sustainably farmed and its winemaking process is organic. After Van Drunen and his team hand-sort their grapes, they allow them to ferment spontaneously, without the aid of yeasts or bacteria. They also eschew other common additives, avoiding sulfites and even oak barrels, which infuse wine with oaky notes, resulting in all-natural, farm-to-table wines.

Customer Reviews

The place is a little hard to find but it's a cute little place. They are very friendly there and it was a fun experience.
Diane P. · January 22, 2013
Eric made the wine tasting at Vinavanti very enjoyable with his knowledge and hospitality! We look forward to visiting again and will recommend Vinavanti to friends. Thank You. Joyce
Joyce M. · January 19, 2013
Owners were very attentive. It was a lot of fun to talk with both of them, learn the company's history, and how they produce their wines.
Thomas K. · January 13, 2013

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