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Wine and Dine: The best of wineries in San Diego


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January 25th, 2020

No matter the time of year or the reason, an adventure to a winery is always a good time. Luckily, there is no shortage of wineries in San Diego to wine and dine at for a weekend.


Bernardo Winery


First up is Bernardo Winery. It was founded in 1889 and is actually Southern California’s oldest operating winery. The most lovable thing about this winery is that it includes its own little village with all sorts of shops. Those shops include Bernardo Winery’s Sweet Shoppe, Botanicals by the Sea, art and jewelry galleries, and much, much more. So, when you are done tasting here, the fun continues in the village. Speaking of, their tasting room is fantastic! It is open from 10 AM to 6 PM and is $16 for 5 tastes. And, no appointment is necessary!

Gianni Buonomo Vintners

Then there is Gianni Buonomo Vintners winery along Newport Avenue. One thing we love about this vineyard is their wine club. Their vintage wines are limited and delicious and all members are guaranteed an allocation of these rare, hand-crafted wines. Also, depending on your membership, you can get 20% discounts plus complimentary discounts for you and two guests.

Blue Door Urban Winery

Up next is Blue Door Winery on 4060 Morena Blvd. What we love about this spot is how they make their wine. It is as simple and natural as possible and includes little to no tannins. Their club is fantastic as well and includes free wine tastings for all members.

If that was not enough, or if you are looking for a different wine experience, check out the following bars and restaurants. All of these places create an incredible drinking experience without having to go to a vineyard.

Upscale Drinks/Wine


  1. Carruth Cellars Wine Garden at 2215 Kettner Blvd
  2. The Nolen at 7007, 453 Sixth Ave.
  3. Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant at 956 Broadway Cir. 

Tasting Rooms

  1. Rose’s Tasting Room located inside Fiesta de Reyes, 2754 Calhoun St.
  2. Helm’s Brewing Co. Ocean Beach Tasting Room at 4896 Newport Ave. 
  3. Coronado Brewing Company San Diego Tasting Room at 1205 Knoxville St. 
  4. Callaway Winery Bar 517 Fourth Ave #101


Experiencing wine on a whole other level is very easy while living at AV8. And once you all are done living large at Pali Wine Co. or M. Winehouse, come back to this blog post and start planning your weekend to a local San Diego winery. Happy, and safe, drinking neighbors!

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