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Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Orfila Vineyards & Winery We would like to cordially invite you to experience the ?Romance and Old World Charm? of Orfila Vineyards and Winery, San Diego's award winning Winery. Tucked Away in the midst of The San Pasqual Valley, Orfila Vineyards and Winery is a visit to another time and place. From the moment you begin the drive up the hill through our vineyards, you?ll easily see the ?beauty and magic? that has made our winery one of the most memorable places to visit in the San Diego Area. Located on the way to the Wild Animal Park, and just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, Orfila Vineyards and Winery has acquired acclaim as the most popular, award winning winery in San Diego County. Our wines have received approximately 900 Medals since 1994! The 70-Acre hillside estate is situated on a rolling 10,000 acre Agricultural Preserve in the San Pasqual Valley, making our winery one of San Diego?s most popular tourist attractions! Come enjoy a picturesque view of the mountains and vineyards while sampling one of our Award Winning? wines in our grape arbor. On the other hand, if you prefer, a family picnic in our Rose Garden Park, or a private tour and tasting in our quaint Escondido Tasting Room. Tours and Tastings are provided each day, or for Special Group Events by Appointment. Our friendly and courteous staff members are here to greet you and answer any questions you may have 7 days a week! Orfila Rose GardenOrfila Vineyards and Winery is ever popular for its Events Facilities as well. We are proud to host our Annual Grape Stomp in August, as well as our personal favorite, Our Merlot Futures Party held each year in November. Our Events Department is available by appointment to schedule hosting of your own personal family functions, Wedding & Receptions, and Corporate Events. From small social gatherings, to auspicious occasions, Orfila Vineyards and Winery is always a chosen favorite.

From SAN DIEGO: Take I-15 to Via Rancho Parkway. Turn east. Follow "The San Diego Wild Animal Park" signs turn right onto San Pasqual Road. Drive one mile to Orfila Vineyards on the right.

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13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, CA, US, 92025 Email:
Phone: 760-738-6500 Web:
Fax: 760-745-3773
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  "Coastal Cuvee" Cabernet Sauvignon
A rich, flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon from our own hillside vineyard and two other select California vineyards. Flavors of black currant that fill the palate and bouquet accompanied by full tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with soft berry and oak tones.
  "Coastal Cuvee" Merlot
A Rich, medium bodied wine with herbal notes and hints of raspberries and cherries. Produced from grapes grown on our estate hillside vineyards in the San Pasqual Valley (15 miles from the Pacific Ocean) and other select vineyards. Ideal with beef, italian dishes, chicken and lighter foods.
  "Gold Rush" Zinfandel
This zin is a perennial critics' and tasting room favorite. Our last vintage brought home 6 Gold medals and was quickly sold out! Lush, rich and intriguing, our Zinfandel is known for ripe flavors of plum, blueberries, raspberries and slight hints of cinnamon and tobacco on the front and a wonderfully smooth spice and pepper finish. Try it with pizza, BBQ, spicy Mexican foods and stews.
An international blend of Rhone varieties: Mouvedre, Grenache, Gamay, Cinsault, Syrah and an added touch of Zinfandel. The nose is vibrant with cherry blossoms, plums, vanilla anise, lavender and soft rosemary. The flavors fill the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, vanilla, soft smokiness and spice on the finish. Enjoy this wine with most cuisine.
  Ambassador's Reserve Chardonnay
San Luis Obispo County’s famed Edna Valley provides a long, cool growing season for maximum flavor development in Burgundian grapes. This full-bodied Chardonnay fills your palate with a mélange of fruits from green apple to pineapple and citrus, complemented by sweet and spicy hints of clove. Judiciously aged in French oak for a rich and toasty finish, serve this fine white lightly chilled with light chicken, fish and pasta dishes.
  Ambassador's Reserve Chardonnay
Select grapes from vineyards in cool San Luis Obispo County and extended oak aging have produced a complex, rich and full-bodied Chardonnay. The flavors of butter, oak, vanilla and hints of clove and apple pair perfectly with seafood, chicken and white-sauced pastas.
  California Tawny Port
In a Silk Screen Gift Bottle. Smooth & velvety, soft hints of molasses, warm caramel, figs and toasted pecan flavors with a light honey finish. Simply scrumptious! GOLD MEDAL WINNER.
  Chardonnay Coastal, "Bien Nacido"
Exceptional grapes from the cool Bien Nacido vineyards in Santa Barbara County have produced an exceptional wine for the price. Zingy ripe fruit flavors come alive in the mouth, then a hint of toasty oak joins in a smooth, long finish. Perfect with roasted chicken, most seafood.
  Estate Ambassador's Reserve Merlot
Grapes primarily from our own estate vineyards. Barrel-tasted on October 10th, the wine is deep garnet in color with a black-olive, herbal aroma and plenty of berry and cherry flavors struggling to assert themselves.
  Estate Sangiovese "Di Collina"
Produced from grapes grown on our own hillside vineyard, this wine has hints of berries and dried cherries with warm vanilla and toasty oak notes. It is Medium-bodied and a perfect partner with roasts and red-sauced pastas.
  Estate Syrah "Val de la Mer"
Our estate Syrah is produced from grapes grown on our own hillside vineyards. This Syrah begins with floral aromas on the bouquet then brings forth rich flavors of cherries and wild berries with a hint of chocolate on the finish. The 2002 vintage was a "Double Gold" winner! Both are Excellent with grilled rib-eye and barbecue.
A Heavenly and delicately sweet wine with aromas of melon, pears, and honey with a slightly spicy finish. It's perfectly balanced and makes an ideal "anytime" wine. You'll especially enjoy it with Asian foods.
  Lot #45 Viognier Cuvee "Lotus"
Our Lotus was one of America's first true Rhone style wines using the classic three whites: Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne, all grown on our hillside estate vineyards. Previous vintages have claimed 7 "Best of Class" awards, plus 17 Gold, and 33 Silver medals. This cuvee has lovely floral aromas and flavors of citrus, peach, and tangy kiwi fruit. It works wonderfully well with Pacific Rim cuisine.
  Muscat Canelli, "Bacchus' Nectar"
Beautiful, smooth, rich sweet dessert wine with hints of peaches, nectarines and honey, Perfect with fruits, pastry desserts or just sipping. Best when served chilled.
  Pinot Noir
The coastal-influenced Edna Valley provided select grapes for this beautifully structured wine. Deep garnet color with rich, smoky, cherry & plum flavors with hints of oak. Enjoy with all red meats and roast chicken.
  Val de la Mer,
Grapes from our vineyards, the great grape of France's Rhone Valley. The wine was aged in barrels, already tastes like a real grownup, displaying deep blackberry and cherry flavors and a bit of oak. Excellent with grilled rib-eye and Bar-B-Q!
  VIOGNIER CUVEE, "Lotus", San Pasqual Valley
A California pioneer in making a true Rhone style wine using the classic three whites; Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane - all grown on our hillside vineyards. It was a winner from the start, 6 "Best of Class" awards plus 10 gold and 26 silver medals. This latest cuvee has a lovely floral aroma and flavors of citrus, peach and a touch of tangy kiwi fruit. Delightful before a meal, works well with Asian foods. Serve chilled. LE
  White Riesling
A wonderful summer wine with hints of citrus, peach and flowers. A light, crisp wine to enjoy with lighter foods or just by itself in your favorite spot on those warm summer afternoons. Serve chilled. Semisweet White.


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