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Bernardo Winery

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128-1899
+1 858-487-1866
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Fun winery to vist, not crazy about the wines

I would recommend going when they have art or music on site. The wines aren't very good, but the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
San Diego, California
Tourist trap

Great wine tasting room - $12 for five samples. I didn't care for any of them except the sparkling... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
b d
sparta, nj
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“wine tasting” (46 reviews)
“tasting room” (17 reviews)
“chocolate shop” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128-1899
+1 858-487-1866
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I would recommend going when they have art or music on site. The wines aren't very good, but the shops/atmosphere excellent. Went on Sunday afternoon, when they have music year-round, and it was enjoyable. The gift stores, restaurant are nice, although small.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great wine tasting room - $12 for five samples. I didn't care for any of them except the sparkling wine. This is more inland and it was HOT. It is a quirky little place - winery owns tasting room and the small restaurant and sweet...More

Thank b d
Samantha N, Public Relations Manager at Bernardo Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi There! We're sorry if you did not fully enjoy your visit to Bernardo Winery. We are tucked behind a residential area, because North County San Diego grew up around our 127 year old winery over time. Our 3rd generation family owned winery is unique...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We came here and had a great time! We did a wine tasting and ordered a cheese tray. The wines were excellent-especially the sangria! One thing we loved is that the wines were paired with chocolate down at the sweet shop just a few steps...More

Thank Kate A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The Rancho Bernardo Inn we are Bernardo winery is always a fun place to go. They should I have wine tastings and or music or art going on and you can always get some good food at the Benado restaurant or sometimes they have food...More

Thank mcbinder
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Lived in San Diego since 1985 . Heard wonderful things about Bernardo Winery from friends for years. Started with wine tasting $12 five taste. Liked all the wines ! You can walk over to the chocolate shop and pair the wine with knowledgeable chocolatier. Several...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this winery while visiting family in San Diego. Great visit and delicious wine! Lloyd was helpful and friendly:) The Burgandy wine was my favorite! We will definitely come here again:)

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I really love this place. The grounds are quaint and the shops give you something to do between tastings. I'm not a red wine drinker and they have other white and sparkling options and I liked all of them. You get a sweet and savory...More

Thank GPC2
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were in San Diego and my husband found your winery by googling best places to visit. We were very pleased with the area, quaint, unique, artsy, and the weather was perfect! We spent the afternoon sampling wine and coupling it with chocolate. A nice...More

Thank CBSpurs1
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the winery on Monday in which only winery & related shops were opened. It was very quiet & we were able to chat with winery employees who were knowledgeable & accommodating. We enjoyed the chocolate pairing that was free with the wine...More

Thank Bookroxy
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Lovely little village feel. Stroll the grounds wine in hand. Hungry? Cafe Merlot is amazing! Greenery everywhere... So relaxing... During the summer stop by on designated evenings for music, food and wine. Also has a coffee shop, chocolate shop, clothing store, jeweler, and more!!!

Thank TLJW-W
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28 July 2015|
Response from Samantha N | Property representative |
Hi There! We don't have online gift certificate sales at the moment but you can call our tasting room at 858-487-1866 and place an order :) Cheers!