When you think of California wine immediately, Napa and the Russian River Valley. However, San Diego is booming with wineries 115 to be exact. San Diego’s Mediterranean climate is what makes grape growing in the county suitable for grape growing.
The best part about touring wineries and tasting rooms in and around San Diego is that you will have the opportunity to meet many of the winemakers and chat with them about the varietals. Here are several that are unique and close to Carlsbad resorts.
A Carlsbad Village Winery
Enjoy the Witch Creek wine tasting room that is located right off the beach in Carlsbad village and within walking distance from Carlsbad resorts.
On the weekends enjoy live music and food with your tastings.
San Diego’s Oldest Urban Winery outsources the grapes from other wineries located in Paso Robles, Napa Valley, El Dorado, and others. They believe in a vine to bottle process.
Check Out an Urban Winery
Carruth Cellars prides itself on being an urban winery by bringing the grapes from the country and making it wine in the city. They bring grapes from Northern and Central California in addition to Willamette Valley in Oregon.
They have three locations in San Diego, so whether you want to walk to the Carlsbad tasting room from the Carlsbad resorts or take a scenic ride to Solana Beach or Little Italy. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Friday at any of their locations.
A Vineyard or Tasting Room – Both are in San Diego
Orfila Vineyards and Winery give you two options if you want to enjoy the vineyard experience in Escondido or there is a tasting room in Oceanside.
The Oceanside tasting room is one block from the beach and the pier. The whole family can come to visit even your dog. Offer small plates, cheeses, and charcuterie so you can enjoy hanging out and relaxing.
The Vineyard has an outdoor picnic area that is open to all ages as well as a patio that is a 21 and over so everyone has a way to enjoy the winery. Stop by on the weekend for live music and food trucks.
Enjoy A Winery and A Village of Shops
Bernardo Winery located in the hills of North County, a 25-minute drive from Carlsbad resorts, is a winery with an entire shopping village.
Enjoy wine tasting and a scenic view of vineyards. Within the village are a restaurant, coffee house, sweet shop, botanical store, clay artists, ladies’ fashion, flower shop, art gallery, garden shop, theater, and a salon.
In addition to grapevines, they have avocado trees and a variety of fruit trees. The Bernardo Winery is a local hot spot. When planning your trip, check their event calendar as they have tons of adult and family activities throughout the year.
Plan Your Stay at Carlsbad Beach Resorts and Enjoy Wine
There are a ton of choices when planning your wine trip around San Diego County. There are many wineries in San Diego County and tons in Temecula which technically is Riverside County. Plan your trip to Carlsbad resorts and enjoy the wine and stunning San Diego.