Benchmark Wineries

Bernardo Winery

This, the oldest winery in San Diego County, was established in 1889. It produces a range of dry and sweet wines, has a lunchtime restaurant, and historical winemaking equipment and facilities open to visitors. It’s located in Rancho Bernardo in western San Pasqual Valley.

Orfila Vineyard & Winery

A pioneer among San Diego County’s modern vineyards and wineries, Orfila’s property has been producing wine grapes since 1973. Orfila is very quality-focused and perhaps the most award-winning of the county’s wineries. 

Rancho Guejito Winery 

This San Pasqual Valley winery and vineyard is located on the site of the original Maxcy Winery. Perhaps the first commercial winery in the county, it was founded in 1852. Ruins of that winery remain.