Welcome to La Jolla Winery
MAKING EXCEPTIONAL WINE SINCE 2008
Small Batch Wines Made By Hand
CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA

ABOUT LA JOLLA WINERY

We are a group of wine enthusiasts who began making wine together in 2008. We currently lease a vineyard hidden in the hills of North San Diego where we grow Zinfandel, Sangiovese and Petite Syrah grapes.  With the guidance of our fearless leader, our team shares in the work of caring for the vines every step of the way—from weeding, pruning, fertilizing all the way to harvesting of the grapes.  Days in the field are filled with hard work and great camaraderie, finished off with a potluck picnic and wine (of course) under the pepper tree.  Estate dogs, Jesse and Max, keeping us company the entire day.

Once harvested, our wine is processed and bottled at the Twin Oaks Valley Winery in San Marcos.  Winery owners, Malcolm and Kathryn Gray, guide us through the entire process.

Our wines have been awarded numerous medals and ribbons from the San Diego Fair and Los Angeles Fair. While our wine is not for sale, we enjoy sharing it with our families and friends and each other under the pepper tree.  Cheers!

The Vineyard

Our good friends, Shell and Sarah Medall’s own 2-acres of land in Escondido and grow Sangiovese, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel grapes. Their first production was in 2008 and we agreed to buy their production, but we really wanted to harvest the grapes ourselves. That opportunity finally came in 2013, we when decided to lease Shell’s vineyard and since then we have been doing all of the viticulture ourselves. We do all the work ourselves including pruning, weeding, fertilization, vine thinning, tying the vines up, cluster thinning, putting the nets on, taking the nets off and harvest. The wine tastes even better knowing our sweat equity is part of the blend!

THE WINE

All our grapes are hand picked off the vines and carefully sorted to ensure only the highest quality grapes go into our wines.  We then deliver them directly to Twin Oaks Valley Winery where we “custom crush” our grapes.  Wine maker, Malcom Gray, helps us with the fermentation and blending process to produce excellent varietals and blends.

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