We’re an urban winery in San Diego producing natural and craft wine,
mostly sparkling, from local vineyards.
We’re small, independent, innovative, and care about everything we make.
We’re a fully functioning winery – just located in the city instead of the country.
We make a lot of wines using only natural, native yeast, and as little processing as possible to preserve the wine’s natural character, without any chemical “corrections”. Farming methods range from low input to certified organic.
In addition to our natural wines, we make a lot of experimental creations – like vermouths, sangrias, sours, and “cocktails” – along with hybrid collaborations with local beer, cider, sake, and mead producers.
We love making sparkling wines that are delicious and unlike traditional Champagne or Prosecco.
We source from vineyards in San Diego County – the oldest and newest wine region in California. We love making wine from the area in which we live.
Yes, there are a Charlie and an Echo.
Hey, we all live here.
We’re happy to be a member of 1% for the Planet, and give 1% of our sales back to the environment — whether or not we are profitable.
Every bottle and can of wine we produce, before it is ever sold, is climate neutral.
Every monthly purchase of one bottle or four-pack of cans has the same positive impact on our climate as a mature tree.
We start by minimizing the carbon footprint of our winery, through the use of lighter weight glass bottles and cans, along with other efforts. For what footprint remains, we donate to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) for the purchase of U.S. Carbon Offsets, so that all of our wine is carbon neutral before it is ever sold.
Then with every sale of wine, we donate an additional amount to BEF for Forest Management Carbon Offsets, creating a net positive impact on our climate. The amount equals the carbon sequestering effect of a mature tree for every monthly purchase of one bottle or four pack of cans.
In addition to our global environmental efforts, we’ve partnered with I Love A Clean San Diego because, well, we love a clean San Diego – but they also do a lot more.
Check them out.
the social media
Links to our social media to keep up on the latest are below. We love reviews, but prefer getting reviews on Google if you’re going to pick one.
Some media coverage of our efforts.
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