Typically when you think of San Diego wineries, you are going to think of Temecula Valley. Sure, that's where you're going to want to end up in you're on a vineyard adventure, but that doesn't mean that this valley is the only place you want to eat. While making your way into the valley, you'll want to start downtown. Are your eyebrows raised? That's because you probably haven't seen many wineries in San Diego's Gaslamp, that doesn't mean that some of the best wineries aren't based within the metropolis of the city. Here you'll find favorites like The Cask Rom, Tango Winer Company, San Pasqual and PRP. If you really want to experience all that San Diego's vineyard has to offer, you don't want to start with Temecula but end there. So start out with something in Poway, a little inland from the beaches but not as dedicated to the vine. Poway's favorite is Orfila Winery, hidden just off the road from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, but still just as special. Temecula is where you most obviously should end your adventure dedicated to the fermented grape. Like Napa Valley with a bit more heat, Temecula Valley is all about the wineries and is the central hub for both tourists and locals alike who are interested is taking the grape dive. You'll find winery after winery lining the streets of Temecula's main street with favorites like Falkner Winery, Churon Winery, Briar Rose Winery, Bally Vineyard & Winery, Cougar Vineyard & Winery and Doffo Vineyard. The best way to experience this area? By bus, of course.
13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
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363 Fifth Ave
Downtown (at J St.)
3753 John J. Montgomery Drive