Wines Currently Available for Purchase at the Winery or the On-Line Shop


2017 Zinfandel (Amador County)

100% Zinfandel.

Grapes from Amador County.

Garnet in color; Bouquet of blackberry, black plum, cinnamon and sweet tobacco; "the gangs all here" - balanced dark fruit, tannins and acid; blackberry, strawberry, barbecue meats and spices; a stand up and take notice finish tht lingers and lingers with strawberry, sweet tobacco adn spices.

Food Pairings:  Grilled steak with grilled balsamic glazed brussel sproutes; Pull-pork on brioche with spicy southern-style BBQ sauce; Penne pasta with arrabiata sauce and cheeses such as Asiago, Dry Sonoma Jack and Gouda.



2018 Cabernet Franc

100% Cabernet Franc.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Medium ruby in color; aromas of strawberry, sour cherry, bell pepper and sweet tobacco; full-bodied, big tannins and balanced acid; cherry, raspberry, bell pepper and the sweet tobacco continues through a complex and lingering finish

Food Pairings:  Roasted Cornish game hens with red fruit compote; Meatloaf with roasted veggies; Spinach and artichoke quiche (a favorite of Ray’s) and cheeses such as Camembert, Fontina and Port Salut.

ALC. 13.2%



2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Grapes from Highland Valley Vineyards Estate, San Diego County.

Medium red in color; aromas of black cherry, cherry, violet and coffee; look at those legs!; bold, balanced and beautiful (the 3 B’s) – like the perfect black stiletto!; balanced acid and high tannins; black cherry, blackberry, baking spices and smoke; a smooth and sultry finish that “kicks up its heels” as it keeps going, going and going!

Food Pairing:  Braised beef short ribs with roasted red and golden beets; Grilled bison burger with french shoestring potatoes; Grilled portabella mushroom with butter and garlic and cheeses such as Gouda, Gruyere, and Gorgonzola (the 3 G’s)!

ALC. 14.0%



2018 Petite Sirah

100% Petite Sirah.

2021 Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle

Grapes from Livermore Valley.

Deep purple in color; long, long legs; aromas of blackberry, black cherry, prune, and mocha; big, bold and balanced (the 3 B’s), balanced acid and high tannins; black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and a hint of chocolate; a smooth finish that picks up a hit of vanilla as it keeps going, going and going! Antioxidants anyone?!!

Food Pairing:  Pork roast with cheesy potatoes; Beef stroganoff; Mushroom risotto and cheeses such as Darcy, Pierre-Qui-Vire and Saint Florentin.

ALC. 13.9%



2017 Craftsman Cuvée V

63% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 10% Estate Cabernet Franc, 6% Estate Merlot, 2% Malbec.

Grapes from Highland Valley Vineyarsd and San Diego County.

Deep garnet in color; aromas of black cherry, resberry, bell pepper, leather and smoke; full-bodied, balanced acid and spot-on tannins; black cherry, boysenberry, blueberry, and smoke; a smooth and silky finish that just won't stop!  Well, hello Betty!!

Food Pairing:  Grilled steak with mango salsa, Grilled lamb chops with mint jelly and roasted potatoes; Grilled mushrooms and balsamic infused Brussel sprouts and cheeses such as Basque, Manchego adn Comte.




2017 Jeannette Port-style late harvest wine

100% Syrah, San Diego County

Smooth as silk, rich adn full-bodied, a lingering finish, notes of black cherry and dark chocolate, this is "Jeannette," our first Port-style desert wine.  This late harvest Syrah is a 2017 vintage, aged in French oak for three years.  Named to honor Jeannine's mother and hero, Jeannette O'Brien, this treat is as sophisticated and elegant as its namesake.  The beautiful, tall 375ml bottle wil command special attention on your table or bar.




Wines In The Barrel

Our production includes wines with 25% of the fruit grown in our estate vineyards,
another 50% with grapes sourced in San Diego County, and the balance from fruit selected
from premier vineyards throughout California. Currently aging are:

Barbera (San Diego)

Cabernet Franc (Estate)

Cabernet Franc (San Diego)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate)

Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Creek)
Malbec (San Diego)
Merlot (Estate)

Merlot (San Diego)

Mouvedre (San Diego)
Petite Sirah (San Diego)

Petite Sirah (Livermore)

Petit Verdot (San Diego)

Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles)
Syrah (San Diego)

Tannat (Paso Robles)

Tempranillo (San Diego)

Zinfandel (Paso Robles)
Zinfandel (San Diego)


Nate the Great

Print Print | Sitemap
© 2021 Highland Valley Vineyards ®