You can indulge in the best of both worlds in Escondido with the NEW Escondido Winery & Craft Brewery Map!
Our regional wineries offer diverse tasting adventures from urban winery/tasting rooms to hilltop terraces with spectacular views and fresh brick-oven pizza. Enjoy the casual opportunity to meet the vintners and learn about their award-winning wines and wonderful stories. Escondido Wineries & Craft Breweries Map has been expanded with new locations.
San Diego is the “Capital of Craft” and one of the largest and certainly most popular, Stone Brewing Co., has been based here for over 10 years. Escondido is the home of the first Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and Stone Farms. We also have two other awesome craft breweries, Plan 9 Alehouse in the historic Grand Ave district and Offbeat Brewing Company, known for its out of the way adventure, great brews and scrumptious food trucks.
There’s a new winery, tasting room, and brewery on the map… all opening late this year!
When did winemaking in San Diego begin?
San Diego County: where California wine began . . .
People are often surprised to hear that San Diego was the first area where vineyards were planted and wine produced. San Diego County’s legacy of viticulture and viniculture reaches back into the 18th and 19th centuries when the Franciscans tilled the San Diego Mission lands, as the favorable climate and soil conditions allowed the vines to flourish. California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, was well known for the quality of its wine. After the Civil War, San Diego saw an influx of German, French and Italian immigrants from Eastern states who brought vines clippings of European origin. The wine industry flourished here until the destructive flood of 1916 and, eventually, Prohibition and World War II devastated the industry. (From the San Diego County Vintners Association website)
Escondido may mean “hidden” but it’s no secret there’s a lot going on here! Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the coast, Escondido is home to major attractions, beautiful wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and theatre, delicious culinary experiences and a charming historic downtown. Enjoy our beautiful climate with year-round golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and fantastic events!