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Top 25 places to enjoy wine in San Diego

Beach House Winery – Photo by Yelper Matt P

No need to road trip up to Temecula Valley if you’re wanting to celebrate National Wine Day in Southern California on May 25th. San Diego may be more widely recognized for having a thriving craft brewery scene, but there are also dozens of award-winning wineries spread across the region.

Whether you’re looking to sip on a cabernet sauvignon while taking in sweeping mountain views in North County, or you want to enjoy a glass of chardonnay before the Padres game downtown – there’s a place for everyone with over 110 local wineries and tasting rooms to choose from. Start planning your summer sips with our collection of the top 25 wineries in San Diego!

#1: Koi Zen Cellars – San Diego

Photo by Koi Zen Cellars

This hidden gem in a industrial neighborhood of Carmel Mountain is an absolute favorite of mine. The owners are very welcoming, all employees are knowledgeable, and there is truly ample seating everywhere.

Yelp Elite Liz P

#2: Chuparosa Vineyards – Ramona

Photo by Yelp Elite Mike W

Hands down, one of the best wineries in Ramona! It can be a little hard to find but their wines are worth it! You can bring a picnic and sit outside at one of their tables and enjoy a tasting, a glass or a bottle! 

Yelper Forest W

#3: Coomber Craft Wines – Oceanside

Photo by Yelp Elite Brianna B

Totally impressed! Not only can I enjoy a crisp glass of rose on a warm summer evening on the large outdoor patio, with heaters if it gets chilly, I can pair it with my favorite Thai food, or pizza delivered from across the way.  And then the great live music nightly by so many great musicians – so classy and nicely appointed.

Yelper Hanna p

#4: Brooking Vineyards – Vista

Photo by Yelp Elite Janna L

The absolute best wine and tour I’ve been on! Eric is passionate about his winery and his tour is entertaining and personal. The wine tasting is the best wine I’ve tasted. Better, smoother, cleaner, and more flavorful than the Italian vineyards and other CA vineyards I’ve toured.

Yelper Beth C

#5: Grafted Cellars Winery – Vista

Photo by Grafted Cellars Winery

This is not your snooty Napa Valley kind of tasting experience. The staff gets real with you. The owners hang and sip with you when they are in the tasting room.  The vibe is so cool. We became members the very first time we visited and have been back multiple times.

Yelper Judy M

6. BK Cellars Urban Winery – Escondido

7. Triple B Ranches – Valley Center

8. Correcaminos Vineyard – Ramona

9. LJ Crafted Wines – San Diego

10. Négociant Winery – San Diego

11. Twin Oaks Valley Winery – Escondido

12. Forgotten Barrel Tasting Room – Escondido

13. San Pasqual Winery – San Diego

14. Mission Cellars – Poway

15. Carruth Cellars Wine Garden – San Diego

16. Gianni Buonomo Vintners – San Diego

17. Beach House Winery – Oceanside

18. Blue Door Winery – Julian

19. Bernardo Winery – San Diego

20. Rustic Ridge Vineyards – Jamul

21. Barrel 1 Winery – Ramona

22. Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room & Kitchen – Oceanside

23. Granite Lion Cellars – Jamul

24. La Fleur’s Winery – San Marcos

25. Myrtle Creek Vineyards – Fallbrook

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Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Wineries in San Diego according to Yelp. We identified wine producing businesses in the wineries and wine tasting room categories on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score and are marked open as of April 20, 2022. If a business appeared more than once due to additional locations, we only included the highest rated location.