Give the gift of exceptional handcrafted wines and signature spirits this holiday season! Local winemakers and distilleries offer in-person shopping and online stores, as well as tastings and delicious menus for visiting family and friends. These warm and inviting venues are also perfect for hosting holiday dinners, parties and corporate events.For a complete list of events and local resource information visitPassPortToSanDiego.com
Note: Please check each venue's website for updates in accordance with Riverside and San Diego Counties as well as CDC recommendations.
Visit Callaway's San Diego
Tasting Room For A 2-For-1
Wine Tasting This Season!
Treat visiting friends and family to wine tasting at Callaway Vineyard & Winery's tasting room in San Diego's Gaslamp District! The venue at 517 4th Ave. is open 2-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. and noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. For your holiday gatherings, try Callaway's 2018 Special Selection Mourvèdre (pictured), which pairs well with roasted turkey, barbecued meats and savory dishes such as stews and pastas with tomatoes and wild mushrooms. Stop in and buy a bottle or two or order online.Enjoy a Two-For-One Wine Tasting here.
Cougar Vineyard & Winery's Varietals, Estate Olive Oil
Make Great Holiday Gifts!
Wine and dine with friends and family this holiday season at Cougar Vineyard & Winery in Temecula, celebrating its 15th anniversary! The winery offers al fresco dining on the patio and picnic area or inside Sangio's Deli, open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The menu consists of seasonal selections ranging from delicious salads to hand tossed pizzas. Also pick up delicious holiday gifts such as Cougar Estate Manzanillo Olive Oil (Save 25 Percent on a Bottle Here), award-winning Cougar Italian varietals, and of course, gift certificates!
Enjoy Danza del Sol Winery
Varietals This Thanksgiving!
Danza del Sol Winery has your Thanksgiving wine covered! Grab this De Portola Wine Trail's NV Espumosa & 2016 Olson Estate Grenache duo through Nov. 15. Wine Club $52 | Non-Members $65 plus $15 Flat Rate Shipping Promo Code: HOLIDAYWINE.This charming 45-acre Mediterranean-style venue offers deliciously handcrafted varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc. The knowledgeable staff provide a personal tasting experience for both first-time tasters or connoisseurs. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Danza del Sol Winery
It’s time to stock up for the holidays with handcrafted varietals and wine-themed merchandise from Fazeli Cellars Winery in Temecula! While visiting, enjoy panoramic vineyard views paired with everything from salads to flatbread from Baba Joon’s Kitchen – the winery's A-rated Persian-Mediterranean inspired lunch destination. Patrons may also purchase wine flights, a glass or bottle along with their meal. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. Call (951) 303-3366. Also Get $5 Off a Flight of Wine here
Spend your fall evenings sharing delicious cocktails with friends at Frankie's, the swanky cocktail lounge in downtown Oceanside. A mellow haven with a distinguished interior, the Pier View Way venue offers select high-end drinks at 6 p.m. weekdays with a 1 p.m. start on weekends. Slide into a padded booth, relax at the long bar, or on the patio. Enjoy classic cocktails such as martinis or whiskey sours, or try traditions with a twist. Masterful mixologists can also whip up just about any custom order. Sparkling, white and rose, red and dessert wines, plus domestic and draft beers round out the mood-elevating menu.
Sip and Savor New Releases
at Frangipani Estate Winery!
Check out new releases from Frangipani Estate Winery to enjoy with your holiday dinner. This family-run winery perched on a plateau on the De Portola Wine Trail has a 2020 Rose, a 2017 Syrah, and/or a 2017 Claret, among others, for your celebration! Purchase in person or order online. All wine making and bottling is done on property. Relax on the winery's pretty patio while sipping handcrafted varietals including Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot and Syrah. Open at 10 a.m. daily. Frangipani Estate Winery
Set Your Holiday Table With
Handcrafted Reds From
Gershon Bachus Vintners!
Pick up wine for your Thanksgiving feast at Gershon Bachus Vintners. The De Portola Wine Trail venue specializes in fine aged red wine amid a setting that offers lush greenery and water features. The tasting room is open noon-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m. Fri, Sat & Sun) and event tours are offered. Try one of their premium wines on their tasting menu today!
Host Your Holiday Event
at Leoness Cellars Winery!
Looking for a venue to host your holiday event? The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars Winery and The Barrel Room are two perfect locations for both large groups and smaller, more intimate gatherings. Call the Guest Services Department at (951) 302.7601 ext. 4.Leoness Cellars Winery on the De Portola Wine Trail provides a vine-to-bottle experience along with artisan winemaking, education and elevated hospitality. Open at 11:30 a.m. M-F, and 11 a.m. Sat. and Sun.
Masia de la Vinya Winery
Has Your Holiday Two-Packs!
Holiday two-packs have arrived at Masia de la Vinya Winery! Grab some Bubbles and Barbera for your Thanksgiving dinner! Price: Wine Club $45 | Non-Member $55. Order online under wine specials with $15 flat rate shipping. Masia de la Vinya Winery at the end of beautiful De Portola Wine Trail offers great personalized service and quaint Spanish ambiance. This "Manor House of the Vineyard" boasts an array of palate-pleasing white and red varietals. Tasting hours: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily.
Shop premium red wine specials in November at this stunningly beautiful winery, home to Southern California's only mined wine caves. Tucked into a hillside, the unique venue offers tours and tastings with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Try the signature raspberry and strawberry champagnes and over 30 award-winning wines. Enjoy al fresco dining with expansive views or on warmer days, cool off in the winery's Cave Café, 75 feet underground. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Spread holiday cheer and buy handmade craft spirits, bottled cocktails and gift cards from Pacific Coast Spirits in coastal Oceanside. This innovative restaurant and liquor distillery makes California Gin, Dry Gin, Vodka, Brandy, Rye Whiskey, Bourbon and Agave Spirits, all crafted with love and local ingredients. You can purchase at the restaurant or online. They ship throughout California! Also treat your family and friends to the venue's delicious farm-to-table fare. Online ordering available. paccoastspirits.com
The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar Can Make Your Season Bright!
For holiday gifts and gatherings, check out The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar in South Oceanside. Wine tastings and wine-paired dinners, an expansive retail shop, as well as the entire menu from The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza restaurant are offered. Also enjoy Comedy Nights at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, monthly Vintner Tastings, and Oceanside Wine Society's Wine Paired Four-Course Dinners the second Monday of the month. For at-home merriment, join the Privateer Wine Club, and have wines hand-selected by the Privateer's in-house sommelier, shipped straight to you. Click below for more details.
Celebrate the Holidays
in the Italian-Style at
Robert Renzoni Vineyards!
Enjoy a tasting of Italian-style wines and be transported to a more relaxed time and place at Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery on the De Portola Wine Trail. Also savor all of your favorite Italian eats at Mama Rosa’s Trattoria, open noon-5 p.m. daily. Reservations preferred. The tasting room is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Shop the winery's reds, whites, rosés, sparkling wines, vinegars, olive oils and much more during a visit or online below.
Set Your Holiday Table With
A Bottle of Somerset Wine!
Set your holiday table this season with handcrafted wine from Somerset Vineyard & Winery, the first stop on the De Portola Wine Trail. The winery produces sustainably-farmed varieties from Southern France as well as select regions in Spain. For a bubbly addition to your holiday gathering, try Somerset's Sparkling Brut Rosé called Fuzzy Bunnies. Also play the Drunk Bunnies Online Challenge on Facebook and win prizes here Also choose from five tiers of Wine Club membership by clicking below.
Savor The New Tasting Menu at Wiens Family Cellars!
Try the new tasting menu at Wiens Family Cellars, showcasing premium big reds and wow-worthy whites in the rolling hills of Temecula Valley. Enjoy a new vintage of Wiens' White Crowded, a white port, their Refugio Primitivo, a wonderful pinot noir, and Wiens' 2019 Merrytage. Come in for a tasting and pick your new favorite! Also check out the Wine Club, featuring handcrafted wines straight from Wiens' vast vineyards, plus regular discounts, complimentary wine-tasting, and invitations to club events. Open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call (951) 694-9892. Enjoy A Two-For-One Wine Tasting here
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