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Bernardo Winery

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Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Bernardo Winery, nestled in the quaint town of Rancho Bernardo, just a a...

Bernardo Winery, nestled in the quaint town of Rancho Bernardo, just a a couple miles off the 15 Freeway, is the oldest continuously operating Winery in Southern California. Family owned and operated since 1927, the winery is still fully functioning and producing wines with San Diego grapes as it has been for over 100 years.

Varietals include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Albarino and Chardonnay to name a few.

Besides a tasting room with daily wine tasting, The winery grounds are home to over a dozen unique shops and artisan galleries as well private event areas for every occasion. the rustic architecture, gardens and antique equipment at the winery also make it a unique trip back in time into California ranch and wine-making history.

Please note: Families are welcome! Please, no outside food and beverages and no pets permitted on the winery grounds.

*** If you are reviewing Cafe Merlot, please do so on their Trip Advisor Page. They are located on the winery grounds, but independently owned and operated.

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Great day for pampering myself!

Started the day wine tasting with Loyd. He was a great guy and very knowledgeable about San Diego wines. Went to Cafe Merlot for lunch. Delicious pasta! Shopped at Linda's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Started the day wine tasting with Loyd. He was a great guy and very knowledgeable about San Diego wines. Went to Cafe Merlot for lunch. Delicious pasta! Shopped at Linda's boutique and found some really fun outfits. Amazing day while my husband was at a conference. Thanks Bernardo Winery!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here as part of a local DIY winery tour. The area is very unique, located in the middle of what seems like a residential area, but tucked back in a way that makes it seem like another world. The whole place has what I call the “old west cliché” look – lots of old wood and dark rooms... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was excited to put this place on my list. The area of nice with interesting shops, and a very nice restaurant. Was disappointed in the wine though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was our second visit, We enjoy the wine tasting, of course. My wife and I got a glass of wine got a cheese, meat and cracker snack and enjoyed it outside. There are several shops there, including a flower shop. The grounds there are several acres were one can walk around.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Think rustic/country buildings, some truly vintage, some made to look the part. Now, belly up for your wine tasting and learn that you can walk around this cute village, wine in hand, and amble into the sweet shop and get a chocolate tasting/pairing to go with your wine - you can do this each time you taste! Nice little cafe... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

In Northern San Diego, this historic Winery offers wonderful wines and tastings plus a range of nice shops and food outlets. Set in an old restored village, the Winery leads the way for an enjoyable visit. Plus the Rancho Bernardo Museum tells the tales of the area's historical significance.

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Virum, Danmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Southern California's oldest winemaker, set in middle of affluent suburbia. Lots of memorabilia on display, great place to hang out and enjoy some good wine and fingerfoods

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

This little "stay-cation" destination is a joy! It is located in a neighborhood that has grown around the winery. The winery is a rustic little village with galleries, resteraunts, historical museum and much more. The Icarus Gallery/Studio is a happy place to create as well as purchas art. It is one of the few locations that offers Meditation Rocks by... More 

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Seneca Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The wines are great and the staff make you feel welcome. So much more than just a winery. Clothes, handmade crafts and music on Sunday afternoon make this a must see in San Diego County.

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We like to come to the winery we we don't feel like a longer trip to Temecula. The winery is a curious San Diego piece of history. We like to browse the chops and do some wine tasting. Stick to the sparkling wines and reds, avoid the rose. Also there is a restaurant on site. The site is pretty rustic... More 

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