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.
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!
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.
Come help us celebrate the grand opening of our boutique winery! Enjoy a glass of wine and lite fare.
October 20th, 2023 4-7pm
Please RSVP by text of phone: (619) 565-5638. We’re nestled in the serene hills of Deerhorn Valley. 19365 Elena Lane, Jamul, CA 91935
If you can’t join us for this special event, please schedule a visit to our open-air tasting room.
Join us Sat, Oct 21 for our Witching Hour Costume Party!
Enjoy this festive event with other witches! Enjoy a drink and some yummy food. Best costume competition. Mexican Food truck will be available!
More details and RSVP at: https://www.rusticridgevineyards.com/event-details/witching-hour-costume-party
Due to a cool, wet winter, harvest season was delayed in East County San Diego. Production activities are now in full swing. September and October are a great time to come visit and experience the Wineries on Highway 94.
As the days get shorter and the evenings get cooler, our vineyards are bustling with activity. It’s the perfect time to witness the magic of the grape harvest. Beyond the harvest, you can peek into the production process, from fermentation to aging. And don’t forget to savor the fruits of our labor – come sample our excellent hand-crafted wines.
It’s going to be hot…to give guests a break from the heat, Granite Lion Cellars will be offering limited barrel tastings for the next two days while their winemaker is topping barrels in the cool room. Come for a wine tasting, look behind the scenes, ask questions, and taste the difference of oaked vs unoaked wine, or oak variants. Fees apply.
Give dad a break from barbecuing duties and take him to Granite Lion Cellars this Father’s Day! Enjoy cedar planked salmon, chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, veggies, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers and more from Fat Side Up BBQ! And if you are looking for wine tasting near San Diego, you can’t do better than Granite Lion Cellars and the Wineries on Highway 94 – just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego in beautiful Jamul. More details can be found here. Cheers to dad!
San Diego’s ‘June Gloom’ got you down? Then take a short drive out Highway 94 to escape the clouds. Jamul and Dulzura – just 30 minutes east of downtown San Diego – typically experience more sunshine and warmer temperatures during May, June and July when it’s frequently overcast and chilly in the city. Come for a tasting or bring a picnic basket and enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Stop by Valentina Vineyards this spring to taste our newly released 2022 Rosé Grenache! Grenache is one of the top grape varietals used in popular Provence Rosé. It pairs well with aromatic spices like tomato, red pepper and eggplant – think foods from Morocco, India and the Middle East. Of course, we think it’s delicious all by itself! Come by for a tasting or to pick up a bottle. Enjoy great wine tasting near San Diego – just 35 minutes from downtown on Highway 94 in beautiful Dulzura!
Limited tickets are still available for ‘Sip & Snack‘ on Saturday May 6 – a wine tasting fundraiser featuring wines from several of ‘The Wineries on Highway 94’ wineries. The event is hosted by Soroptimists International of La Mesa at the beautiful Hillside Ranch Vineyard. Tickets are $60 and must be purchased by May 1st. Entry includes charcuterie and 5 wine tastings of a variety of local estate wines. Additional tastings, glasses and individual bottles of wine, olive oil and honey will be available for purchase. The event includes a silent auction and raffle.
May 6, 2023, 2:00-5:00pm.
Purchase tickets online by clicking here.