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


2019 Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay.

Grapes from Santa Barbara County.

Deep gold in color, just like the ‘49er’s gold nuggets!  A truly unique Chardonnay, aged in neutral French oak for 20 months.  Aromas of yellow apple, apricot, lime zest and pineapple infuse your senses, but wait, hello honeysuckle!  The palette overwhelms with yellow apple, lemon zest, pineapple and yes, nutmeg.  Nutmeg!  The finish takes you on a refreshing and sultry adventure as if you are sailing the Meggi Magic on a lazy summer day.

Food Pairing:  Grilled swordfish with mango salsa; Roasted Cornish game hens with risotto; Quiche Lorraine and Caesar salad (a true French classic!) and cheese such as English Stilton, Fontina D’Aosta, and Tete de Moine.

ALC. 13.9%



2018 Barbera

100% Barbera.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Medium ruby in color, long legs.  Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and smoke.  A BIG black fruit bomb of black cherry and blackberry followed by hints of black pepper.  A true Barbera with low tannins and high acid.  A lingering and smooth finish that carries through the black pepper and then smoke – where’s the campfire!!

Food Pairing:  Bar-b-que Bison burger with bacon and cheddar cheese; Grilled pork chops with mushroom risotto; Pepperoni pizza and cheeses such as Taleggio, Parmigiano Reggiano and Blue cheese

ALC. 13.9%



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 Petit Verdot

100% Petit Verdot.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Deep, dark purple; aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, dried herbs and vanilla; full-bodied, balanced acid and big, yet smooth tannins; blueberry, black cherry, boysenberry, and lavender; a smooth and silky finish that allures your attention!  Hello handsome!!

Food Pairing:  Smoked brisket with Carolina BBQ Sauce (thank you Kevin and Stephanie); Sirloin beef stew with homemade corn bread; Roasted duck tacos with jicama mango slaw and cheeses such as Aged Gruyere, Manchego and Aged Cheddar.

ALC. 13.5%



2018 Señor Emilion

50% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot.

Grapes from San Diego County.

Dark ruby with aromas of red cherry, strawberry, fig, spices and leather.  A delight on the palette with notes of black cherry, raspberry, strawberry, bell pepper, fig and a cigar humidor!  Yes, a cigar humidor!  Olé!  Medium-bodied, “spot on” tannins and acid with a lingering and sultry finish.

Food Pairing:  Root vegetable cassoulet; Grilled swordfish with a mango chutney; Pasta with a red meat sauce and cheeses such as Camembert, Goat and Parmesan.

ALC. 13.9%



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 (San Diego)
Syrah (San Diego)

Tannat (Paso Robles)

Tempranillo (San Diego)

Zinfandel (Paso Robles)
Zinfandel (San Diego)


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