High on a bluff at the northern edge of the Highland Valley Wine Country in San Diego county sits Highland Valley Vineyards. The property rests at 790' elevation with a constant westerly breeze from the cool shores of the Pacific.
This climate, together with its gravelly decomposed granite soil and southeast exposure make it ideal for growing premium grapes for outstanding red wine. The property overlooks the San Pasqual Valley agricultural preserve with views of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Palomar Mountain to the north, and Vulcan Mountain to the east.
Our initial vineyards, planted in 2009 and 2010, include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. All vines are hand cultivated.
Planting day, March 2010.