The Truth About San Diego Wine

If you’re not familiar with San Diego wine, then you are not alone. Not too many people know that it was in San Diego that a friar by the name of Father Junipero Serra together with his companions from the Franciscan order, first planted the seeds of what would become one of the oldest industries of the United States.


Many people, when asked about San Diego wine, usually reply with puzzlement or a Temecula reference. In fact, unbeknownst to many wine consumers, a stable and burgeoning wine industry in San Diego has a mix of traditionalist and new wave players.


San Diego has more than a hundred vineyards and wineries, that are sprawled across the region from the high altitude areas of Warner Springs and Julian, to the beach towns and city neighborhoods of urban San Diego, and down to the backyard wineries of Ramona.


The expanse of wineries of San Diego is due to its perfect climate. Having hot days coupled with cool nights, the San Diego region is perfect for growing the miracle vine that produces one of the most delicious drinks this world offers.


When you find yourself in San Diego, it will be a good idea to visit some of the most well-known wineries the region has to offer.


Vinavanti Urban Winery

One of the forward winemakers of San Diego is Vinavanti Urban Winery. They craft sparkly wine from local fruits and you can taste their creation in the Miralni Makers’ District. They offer more than just wine in that they host a Cellar Cinema every Tuesday where you can enjoy their wine with old and not so-old movies that set the mood of the night.


Domaine Artefact Winery

If you are a wine aficionado who also happens to love cheese then you need to visit the Domaine Artefact Winery, where they serve both. If you want to have some French cheese with white wines from the Escondido estate then don’t let anyone stop you or you’ll miss out on one of the best offerings of San Diego wine and cheese. There are different kinds of cheese you can test out which is available at this winery apart from enjoying a glass of your favorite wine.


Solterra Winery & Kitchen

If you are looking for some outdoor activities, then a trip to Solterra Winery & Kitchen must be arranged during your visit to San Diego. This winery is situated in an urban neighborhood that comes alive with a lot of fun-filled distractions. They have live music on Thursdays and Sundays as you sit, relax, and take in the ambiance of their winery’s patio. If you are up to it, you can even learn to play bocce ball at the back of this winery.


The three wineries above are just a sample of the whole spectrum of experience waiting for you when you come to San Diego and take part in our fascinating wine culture.


Chateau 55 is centrally located and proud to serve San Diego County, including but not limited to the cities of: Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido

Will Wine Prices Go Up as Wildfires Disrupt its Supply Chain?

Wine is one of California’s biggest industries that was affected by the wildfires that wreaked havoc in the region. California’s wine industry may be facing an uncertain future, as these wildfires destroyed acres of vineyards over a relatively short period of time.


Too soon to determine the magnitude of the effect on wine industry

Experts are saying that it is too soon to determine the effects of the wildfires on the wine industry of California.


However there are some vineyards that have been burned by the wildfires. And some of these vineyards have been heavily affected like the Signorello Vineyard, which has seen its winery become completely demolished. Fortunately, its vineyards are still intact. Other notable wineries that sustained damage includes Stags Leap Winery and White Rock Vineyards.


Despite these tragedies, one of the most notable brands in the liquor industry, Constellation Brands, has seen its stock rise up to 4% last October. This is regardless of the possible damages that it took from the California wildfires. The reason why there seems to be no halt in the growth of the wine industry is because investors are still weighing in on the effects of the recent calamities.


Details such as the early harvest of most of the grapes earlier during the season as well as the growth of the population – which is partly responsible for the demand growth happening in all economies and not just the wine industry, will also be taken into consideration.


Since 2006, the U.S. market has seen an increase in the number of cases shipped from California Vineyards. Jon Moramarco, the founder of BW166, puts it largely as driven by the population growth of the country including the baby boomers and the millennials.



California’s wine industry will survive

History tells us that if there is a supply chain disruption, there will be a subsequent financial crisis that is going to be felt by the firms concerned.


John-Patrick Paraskevas, from Farmer School of Business of Miami University, reminds us of a similar event wherein there was a massive disruption of supply that caused tremendous losses for a lot of parties involved.


He further states that this was seen in Thailand during the heavy floods of 2011 when the factories that manufactured computer hard drives were heavily affected. At that time, being the foremost producer of hard drives in the world, the closure of factories that were responsible for the major flow of supply to the world caused a worldwide shortage of hard drives.


The shortage was the primary cause of the surges in prices. Although the entirety of the industry suffered because of the flood, some companies who were spared from disaster were able to put up a nice portfolio as well as substantial profits.


The Thailand hard disk scenario would closely resemble what might be happening in the vineyards of California. As a wine investor you may want to keep a close eye of this, though it’s unlikely to happen to California’s resilient wine industry.


Chateau 55 is centrally located and proud to serve San Diego County, including but not limited to the cities of: Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido