Wineries + Tasting Rooms
Escondido's regional wineries offer over 20 diverse tasting experiences from cool urban wineries & tasting rooms to hilltop terraces with spectacular views where you can spend relaxing afternoons with friends and a picnic or freshly crafted pizza. Enjoy casual opportunities to meet the vintners, learn about their award-winning wines and hear their wonderful stories.
The Escondido Wine Region is rich in California's historical significance for both grape growing and wine making. Some of California's first wine grapes were grown and pressed right here, starting our state's wine making traditions dating back to the late 1700's. Cheers!
Escondido area wineries offer diverse experiences from cool urban winery/tasting rooms to hilltop terraces with spectacular views! Enjoy the casual opportunity to meet the vintners and learn about their award-winning wines and wonderful stories.
- Altipiano Vineyard and Winery
- Belle Marie Winery
- Bernardo Winery
- BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
- Cheval Winery
- Cordiano Winery
- Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum
- Domaine Artefact
- Espinosa Vineyards
- Forgotten Barrel
- Highland Valley Vineyards
- Hill Top Winery
- Hungry Hawk Vineyards and Winery
- Keys Creek Winery
- Old Survey Vineyards
- Orfila Vineyards and Winery
- Rancho Guejito Vineyard
- Sans V Tasting Room (urban winery)
- Speckle Rock Vineyards
- Triple B Ranches
- ZXQ Winery
(Photos Courtesy of Katherine Zimmer PhotoArt : Orfila Vineyards & Winery)
Some of Escondido's excellent wines are currently only available to taste by appointment. Trust us, they're worth the added effort to include in your wine tasting adventures here. Cheers!
- Coyote Oaks Vineyards (by appointment at Belle Marie Winery)
- Screaming Chief Wines (by appointment at Belle Marie Winery)
- Hungry Hawk Vineyards & Winery (by appointment Mon-Thur, open Fri-Sun)
- Forgotten Barrel (by appointment Mon-Wed, open Thur-Sun)
- J.Brix Wines (by appointment at Sans V Tasting Room)
- Jack Simon Vineyards
- Manzanita Ridge Winery
(pictured - "Syrah" the vineyard manager at Screaming Chief)
We have over 20 wineries on our map and we'll be updating it again soon to add a couple of new ones. Two of the wineries are open 7 days a week, Orfila and Belle Marie. The others are open on weekends... many Thursday through Sunday, so please check out their websites to see their current tasting room open hours. Cheers!
We have some amazing winery neighbors! Many, like Bernardo Winery, have long family histories of wine making in this area. Cheers!
- Bernardo Winery (Rancho Bernardo)
- Hill Top Winery (Valley Center)
- Triple B Ranches (Valley Center)
- Manzanita Ridge Winery (Valley Center)
- Twin Oaks Valley Winery (San Marcos)
- La Fleur's Winery (urban, San Marcos)
Local sommelier, regional wine expert and influencer, Maurice DiMarino tells the history of San Diego wine best through his blog and awesome video! The history of California wine started in San Diego County with the missionaries and the first commercial winery was just east of Escondido in Valley Center.
Take a few minutes to watch this interesting video!
A Brief History About Wine in San Diego
blog by Maurice's Wine Cru