San Diego continues to grow in stature as one of California's hottest wine regions, but this area is actually one of the oldest grape-growing regions in the state. Since 1769, when grapes were planted at Mission San Diego de Alcala, wine growing has been a fertile endeavor for farmers and vintners.
Today, the region is known for merlot and chardonnay - although you'll also find sauvignon blanc, Petit Syrah, red blends, Sangiovese, dry rosés, zinfandels, and floral Viogniers. What you won't find are mega-winery experiences with busloads of tourists. Instead, the scene at San Diego wineries is friendly and laid-back, with boutique-style surroundings and sunny wineries. From downtown tasting rooms to countryside vineyards, discover a destination that's a true wine lover's paradise.
- Wine Tastings: With more than 60 types of grapes cultivated in the region, tasting San Diego wines is a true adventure. Visit small, family-owned operations to sample their unique wine styles and talk to the owners. Pick your perfect bottle and buy a case to take home.
- Day Trips: For a more in-depth experience, book a San Diego wine tour and explore several vineyards and wineries on a chauffeured expedition. Enjoy gorgeous scenery along with expert guidance and gourmet food pairings. Train tours are also available.
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