bringing grapes from the country, making wine in the city

Who are the San Diego Urban Wineries?

The mission of San Diego Urban Wineries is to increase awareness of locally crafted, artisanal wine while creating a collaborative community for our skilled city winemakers. Founded in 2013, San Diego Urban Wineries is a coalition of wineries located throughout San Diego County that craft wine of exceptional quality. Our dedicated winemaker members source superior fruit and produce award-winning varietal wines and blends in spaces throughout the county, with tasting rooms dotting the coastline, nestled in the countryside and throughout the urban core. We encourage an exploration of the San Diego urban wine experience and the craft beverage renaissance unfolding in our city.

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MEET YOUR SAN DIEGO URBAN WINERIES

2 PLANK VINEYARDS
Vista + Sorrento Valley
2Plank Vineyards is a boutique winery located in San Diego, California, dedicated to producing small volumes of the highest quality of wine. Our vineyard in Fallbrook is located on a mountainside rich with red volcanic soil near the Santa Margarita River gap, which provides the daily maritime breezes necessary for slow fruit maturation. In addition to our Red Mountain vineyard, we also source grapes from some of the finest vineyards in California, to create food-friendly wines that are great for sipping or aging.
BK Cellars
Escondido
Our cosmopolitan tasting lounge is the perfect setting to try our crowd-pleasing California red and white wines that are sure to tantalize the palate. Cheers!
carruth cellars
Solana Beach + Carlsbad
Carruth Cellars is an urban winery in Solana Beach that specializes in single vineyard wines from Northern California. Our award winning wines are made with Love and Gratitude in our tasting room that is open to the public 7 days a week! We are “Bringing grapes to the people”, you can thank us later.
CHARLIE & ECHO
Mira Mar
An urban winery crafting unique sparkling and natural wines.
GIANNI BUONOMO VINTNERS
Ocean Beach
Gianni Buonomo Vintners is San Diego’s only “beach winery” just steps from the Pacific in Ocean Beach. The majority of our wines are made from world-class grapes sourced from the Rattlesnake Hills in Washington State and brought to the beach for vinification. The second label, Gianni California, showcases the finest fruit available from El Dorado County in the Sierra Foothills AVA. Both labels boast food-friendly wines that are of exceptional depth, distinction and character. Gianni Buonomo Vintners is the only winery in the US that produces both Blaufränkisch and Charbono.
INDIA STREET WINERY
Mira Mar
Urban Winery and tasting room located in the Miralani Drive Complex accompanying four breweries, another winery, also sake, cider and mead makers.
KOI ZEN CELLARS
Carmel Mountain Ranch
Uncork, Sip Back and Relax! That is our motto at Koi Zen Cellars. We are a hidden gem in a business park in Carmel Mountain Ranch near Rancho Bernardo. Husband and wife owned, Darius and Lisa followed their passion and are creating award winning wines sourcing grapes from the highest quality vineyards in Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Lodi & Napa. Grapes are shipped to our local winery then crushed, fermented, aged, barreled and bottled in the facility. Our relaxing tranquil tasting room were one can escape from life for a while and enjoy Artisan wines by the flight, glass, bottle or even barrel along with live music. Enjoy a local cheese boards that is just the right touch with the wines. We look forward to meeting you.
NÉGOCIANT WINERY
North Park
Négociant Winery presents a refreshingly modern and sexy take on the traditional winery. The mission of Négociant is to bring a boutique winery to the urban North Park community, growing the local craft food and drink culture. Négociant offers an approachable neighborhood wine experience focused on sharing our passion for great wine through openness, engagement, education and participation in the winemaking process. With a new concept menu featuring gourmet small plates and tapas, imported and local cheeses and charcuterie, the winery provides the perfect setting to relax with great craft wines and good friends.
SAN PASQUAL WINERY
La Mesa + Seaport Village
San Pasqual wines are hand crafted in small batches, using grapes sourced from local vineyards and renowned viticulture regions throughout California. Although our unique passionfruit wines (including the habanero-inspired “Hot Passion”), are consistent award winners at the local, state, and international levels, our wine list also includes a robust selection of award winning, traditional grape varietals and blends, including our 2010 Malbec, selected to represent California style Malbecs in Cahors, France – the “home” of Malbec. With annual production of 2500 cases, most of our wine is sold directly from the winery and tasting room locations, allowing a more personal connection with the people who enjoy our wines.
SOLTERRA WINERY & KITCHEN
Leucadia
Solterra winery is located 2 blocks from the beach in the community of Leucadia in beautiful north San Diego County. We strive to make the best wine possible utilizing grapes from locally sourced vineyards along with grapes from all over California and Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico and have received Gold medals and Best of Class awards at top competitions in the state. Our restaurant has a full kitchen and we serve flavorful Mediterranean tapas that pair well with the type of wines that we produce. We also feature live music, bocce ball, and a demonstration vineyard!
STEHLEON VINEYARDS
Escondido
Stehleon Vineyards’ wines are San Diego grown and produced. Owned by Al and Lisa Stehly, their grove and vineyard management company cares for the vines which produce their vintages. Small, custom vineyards have been hand pruned and the fruit hand harvested. The making of the wine has become a family affair with daughter Alysha Stehly as winemaker at their urban winery in Escondido. Having recently planted their own vineyard of Rhone varietals, the Stehlys hope to eventually expand their offerings of wine that always pair well with friends.
VESPER VINEYARDS
Escondido
Vesper is about local vineyards and their farmers. Alysha and Chris seek to produce the highest quality wines that create a memorable sense of San Diego. To do so, they allow the grapes to express their unique vintage and vineyard character by caring for the fruit and being as hands off as possible. Each bottle of wine is from a single vineyard and often field blended. Come taste what San Diego vineyards have to offer at our urban winery!
WITCH CREEK WINERY
Carlsbad
Witch Creek Winery is an Urban Boutique Winery located just two blocks from the beach, in beautiful Carlsbad, California. As the first coastal urban winery in San Diego County, we pride ourselves on making unique single varietal red wines and blends. Here at Witch Creek, we make all of our red wines, on site at our facility in Carlsbad. Our grapes are sourced from various locations in California as well as the Valle De Guadalupe in Baja California. With our friendly staff and various Reds, Whites and Dessert wines offered with our tasting, Witch Creek Winery is a must see!

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