There’s Always Something Happening

Sample a new release or enjoy one of our special events

Our wineries regularly host new release tastings, winemaker discussions, food trucks, entertainment and more. Check below to see highlights of what’s happening now.

Cooking Class – Pizza with Mark @ Rustic Ridge 3/10/24

Cooking Class – Pizza with Mark @ Rustic Ridge 3/10/24

Enjoy the art of dough making and experience a yummy pizza from Mark’s special pizza oven. Grab a glass of cabernet wine and savor the flavors that indulge the pallet with the picturesque setting of Rustic Ridge in the backdrop.

Learn master dough-making secrets with Chef Mark. Take home your very own dough masterpiece to bake. Savor wood-fired pizzas bursting with Italian flavors.

Sun Mar 10, 2024, 11:00am – 1:00am. Limited seating available. Please RSVP here.

Spotlight on Deerhorn Valley Vineyards

Spotlight on Deerhorn Valley Vineyards

Deerhorn Valley Vineyards, is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Deerhorn Valley in the foothills below Lions Peak. Known for their Italian and French style wines, Deerhorn Valley Vineyards offerings include: Chardonnay, Roussanne, Ruby Rose’ (made from 100% estate Sangiovese), Cabernet Sauvignon, Miscela (Tuscan Style Blend), Montepulciano, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Toscana Supremo (100% estate blend, Super Tuscan style). All of their wine is made in hand-crafted small batches and most reds are aged in oak barrels. In addition to their delicious wines, DVV offers a wide array of flavored olive oil, produced in Central California, and balsamic vinegar, imported from Italy. Their garlic, basil, and blood orange olive oils are fresh pressed together (not infused). The taste is amazing!

Indoor and outdoor seating is available for tastings. Their pergola is a great spot for a picnic on a sunny afternoon! Stop by for a tasting – open Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.

 

 

New Tasting Hours at Valentina Vineyards!

New Tasting Hours at Valentina Vineyards!

Valentina Vineyards and Farm has added new tasting room hours for 2024! Now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Visit their 100-year-old farmhouse and try some of their delicious wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Rose’, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Valentina also offers local pure honey and artisanal olive oil for purchase.

Live Music at Rustic Ridge – Feb 3rd, 2:00-4:30pm

Live Music at Rustic Ridge – Feb 3rd, 2:00-4:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon with songwriter and musician Christopher Dale, as he weaves stories of love, loss, and resilience through his heartfelt lyrics. San Diego’s music scene thrives with talented artists, and Christopher Dale is one name you don’t want to miss. His soulful voice and captivating performances have earned him a loyal following in the city and beyond.

Feb 03, 2024, 2:00-4:30pm. RSVP here.

 

January Food Vendors at Granite Lion Cellars

January Food Vendors at Granite Lion Cellars

Come join us for a weekend wine tasting and enjoy tasty treats from one of our local food vendors like Hefty Boy BBQ, Hibachi Catering or Los Underdogs. Try one of these pairings to complement your meal: Bold reds, like Cabernet, pair wonderfully with smoked meats and vibrant sauces. Crisp whites, like Sauvignon Blanc, elevate the flavor profile of Japanese cuisine. And lighter reds, like Zinfandel, put the ‘gourmet’ in gourmet hotdogs. Come find out for yourself! Be sure to check our event calendar for specific days and times.

Holiday Sip & Shop at Rustic Ridge – Dec 03

Holiday Sip & Shop at Rustic Ridge – Dec 03

Stop by Rustic Ridge Vineyards this Sunday Dec. 3rd, 3-7pm for a unique holiday shopping experience. Shop for gifts from a variety of holiday pop-up vendors while sipping a glass of wine! This is a great way to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses. As always, snacks will be available to enjoy with your wine. Learn more and RSVP by clicking here.

Make it a weekend with a stay at the historic Clark Ranch Guest House!

Make it a weekend with a stay at the historic Clark Ranch Guest House!

Maximize your time on the Highway 94 Wine Trail with a stay at the historic Clark Ranch Guest House at Dulzura Winery. The Guest House is situated above the Dulzura Winery tasting room in a beautiful and historic building dating to 1906. The cozy, one bedroom Guest House has full amenities and is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. The Guest House qualifies as a “Guest Favorite – one of the most loved homes” on Airbnb and boasts a spectacular 4.97-star rating, based on over 500 reviews. Recent reviewers describe it as “very peaceful and relaxing”, “a respite from the bustle of the city”,  “charming furnishings and lovely surroundings” and “absolutely beautiful property”.

In addition to comfortable accommodations, guests enjoy a complimentary wine-tasting!

 

Art With Larisse at Granite Lion Cellars

Art With Larisse at Granite Lion Cellars

Learn how to paint this beautiful picture while enjoying your favorite wine!

Granite Lion Cellars will be hosting an acrylic painting class taught by Larisse on Friday, November 3rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The cost is only $30 per person and comes with all the painting supplies and the lesson.

Reservations are required at least 1 day in advance. Find more details and reserve your spot by clicking here.