Category Archives: San Diego

Cordiano Winery: San Diego Sojurn

Cordiano Winery 15732 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92025-3535 (map link) 760-480-6673 Sheila at Orfila recommended two other wineries to us, one of which was Cordiano. “Make sure to get the pizza!” she said. On paper, Cordiano didn’t look that far away, but it couldn’t have felt more distant. We drove down a narrow, […]

Orfila Vineyards and Winery: San Diego Sojourn

Orfila Vineyards and Winery 13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, California (map link) 760-738-6500/800-868-9463 Many boutique wineries are started by people going into a second career. Few, however, can claim a first career as exotic as Orfila’s founder Alejandro Orfila. He served in numerous diplomatic posts on behalf of Argentina including service as Ambassador to […]

Wiens Family Cellars: San Diego Sojourn

Wiens Family Cellars 35055 Via Del Ponte, Temecula, CA (map link) 888-98-WIENS (888-989-4367) I wasn’t expecting the Wiens Family Cellars facility to be quite so large – from the name I was expecting a smaller mom-and-pop kind of operation. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but at first glance its size and style […]