Chuparosa Vineyards

It is hard to say what my favorite San Diego winery is—there are many quality producers that impress depending on what I’m in the mood to drink. But Chuparosa is always near the top of my list. All their wines have an innate balance and elegance that reveals meticulous winemaking with great attention to detail…

Sangiovese Rising in San Diego

Recently, wine writer Steve Heimoff took to his blog to chortle about California’s failed experiment with Sangiovese. Reminiscing about famed Tuscan producer Piero Antinori’s failed foray into growing Sangiovese in Napa, Heimoff writes: “Sangiovese was crowned early on with this crown of nextness. But there was a problem—a big one. It never seemed to make…

San Diego Wines Get Some Love

The San Diego wine region is a relative newcomer to the wine map; most people in the wine world don’t know about us. So it helps when we get some attention from the wine press. Grape Collective just published an informative interview with Chris Broomell, owner and winemaker of Vesper Vineyards, an urban winery located…