Checking out the local wine scenery is one of the best ways to relax and chill out while visiting San Diego, California. After all, San Diego is also home to great wines California has to offer.

There are many wines that any enthusiast can choose from. The website San Diego Magazine shared some of the locally produced wines that visitors may want to taste. “Located on a picturesque 70-acre estate in the heart of San Pasqual Valley, you’ll find Orfila Vineyards and Winery. Its 2010 estate-grown Sangiovese is layers of deliciousness: plums, sour cherries, sweet spices from the oak, and a long, dry finish.” Read more here.

In its website, the San Diego Tourism Authority gave a bit of a background on the wine industry of San Diego, CA. “San Diego’s Mediterranean climate – hot days, cool nights and ocean breezes – also comes into play, making the area a prospering grape-growing region. France’s Rhone varietals as well as Southern Italian varieties do well here. Clusters of small, family owned wineries have popped up across the county from the high altitude vineyards of Julian and Warner Springs and mom-and-pop tasting rooms in Ramona to sprawling estates in Escondido and urban wineries tucked into the city and coastal communities. San Diego wines are getting better and better as you can find floral Viogniers, flirty Chardonnays, dry roses, and grassy Sauvignon Blancs, along with medium-bodied Sangioveses, robust red blends, rich and dense Petit Sirahs and more!” Read more here.

The Ferrara Winery in San Diego meantime made it to the list of CBS Locals guide on Wines from Southern California. “Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world class, nationally acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. The Ferrera Winery specializes in a variety of varietals and also produces dessert wines, specialty wines and juices.” Take a look at the rest of the list here.

Apart from checking out wine bars to sample the taste of San Diego local wines, a great way to explore the local wine industry is to join wine tasting tours.

There is a growing list of San Diego wine tasting tours that will surely be appreciated by the wine lover in you. Enlist and join in at least one, and have a glimpse of the local industry and taste the best wine, San Diego, California has to offer.

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