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Orfila Vineyards and Winery: San Diego Sojourn

Orfila Vineyards and Winery www.orfila.com 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 […]

Eagle Ridge Vineyard: Livermore

Eagle Ridge Vineyard eagleridgevineyard.com 10017 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550 (map link) 925-443-3375 Our visit to Eagle Ridge Vineyard was exactly the kind of experience we were hoping for on this trip, and it restored our hopes for the area after our less-than-stellar experience at the first Livermore winery we visited (which shall remain nameless). We […]

Dascomb Cellars: 40th Birthday Road Trip

Dascomb Cellars www.dascombcellars.com 1659 Copenhagen, Suite C, Solvang, CA 93463 (map link) (805) 691-9175 Deciding you’re done tasting is something of a challenge in Solvang. There’s always one more tasting room enticing you to taste a little more, one more place that comes highly recommended. It can be hard to resist. If tasting in Solvang […]

Lucas and Lewellen: 40th Birthday Road Trip

Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards llwine.com 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, California 93463 (map) 805-686-9336 From Mandolina, we walked straight down the block to Lucas and Lewellen. The tasting room is beautiful and elegant, with an extremely long bar that can handle many people. Tommy and Judy, the friendly, lively tasting staffers, are more than up to […]

Ripken Vineyards & Winery: In Love with Lodi

Ripken Vineyards and Winery ripkenwine.com 2472 W. Sargent Road, Lodi, CA 95242 209-367-9463 The folks at Ripken had things figured out. First of all, there was a theme – “PS – I Love You.” PS in this case stands for Petite Sirah, Ripken’s specialty. Second, they placed tasting stations all around the facility so that […]