Our Wine Tasting Experience
Whether it’s your first visit to our “little farm” or you’re a regular weekend guest, we are sure you will find something to love here at La Finquita Winery & Vineyard. Try a little bit of everything with our signature wine tasting, or settle down with a glass of your favorite. Either way, you’ll be sure to enjoy our hand-crafted wine in the relaxing atmosphere of our indoor tasting room or with the stunning views from our comfortable tasting patio.
2017 ChardonnayGlass – $9 | Bottle – $32
Our French-style chardonnay was done entirely in our stainless steel tanks, making it crisp and clean with aromas of lime peel and citrus blossom on the nose and flavors of pineapple, tropical fruit and pear on the palate. Pair this wine with an appetizer of semi-soft cheese, like Humboldt Fog or goat cheese drizzled in artisanal honey, or enjoy it with a seafood dish like lemon butter scallops.
2017 ViognierGlass – $8 | Bottle – $30
With subtle hints of lilac on the nose and flavors of honeydew melon, pineapple and caramelized peaches, this delightful wine pairs well with shrimp ceviche or your favorite light appetizers in the sunshine on the patio with an excellent view.
2017 Muscat CanelliGlass – $8 | Bottle – $29
This semi-sweet white wine is light and refreshing with notes of orange blossom, elderflower, honeysuckle, nectar and a dash of white pepper. Perfect to enjoy on a warm day or pair with your favorite curry or spicy Thai dish.
2015 Mourvedre RoséGlass – $8 | Bottle – $28
Hints of red plum on the nose and flavors of ripe strawberry and black pepper round out this low acid, dry rose. Pair this with a strawberry summer salad with sliced almonds and spinach.
La Vie En RoseBottle – $25
View the world through rose colored glasses with this beautiful rosé. Almost entirely dry with just a hint of residual sugar, this rosé suits both our sweet and dry drinkers alike. We will be donating $2 from each bottle purchased back to breast cancer research.
2014 Aglianico RoséGlass – $8 | Bottle – $27
Wild strawberry on the nose with flavors of dried cranberry, white pepper and pomegranate round out this dry rose. We like to pair this one with a cranberry goat cheese and a bacon wrapped pork loin roast.
2015 MerlotGlass – $9 | Bottle – $32
Our vibrant merlot features dark fruit, violet & cedar on the nose, rounding out with tart cherry, raspberries and strawberries for a delicious, fruit forward wine with a hint of spice on the finish. Sip this one on its own or pair with barbecue pork.
2015 TempranilloGlass – $9 | Bottle – $32
This delightful vintage of a winery favorite has a rich garnet color and hints of cedar on the nose. With notes of tart cherry and dried fig, this dry wine is the perfect accompaniment for a charcuterie board, roasted garlic wood-fired pizza or your favorite Italian dish.
2014 Syrah (OCV)Glass – $10 | Bottle – $35
Featuring notes of dark cherry, blueberry and boysenberry with hints of pepper, this full-bodied Syrah is made with grapes from our vineyards in Poway.
2014 AglianicoGlass – $8 | Bottle – $29
With notes of blackberry, blueberry and hints of white pepper and gentle tannins, this light-bodied red is an easy drinker that pairs nicely with truffle oil fries, beef carpaccio or your favorite appetizer.
2014 Passionate KissGlass – $8 | Bottle – $28
Our delicious GSM blend (Grenache, syrah, mourvedre) made with grapes exclusively from our Poway vineyard. This medium structure wine has notes of dark berries with a hint of pepper and a smooth finish. Great for sipping by itself or pair with your favorite appetizers.
2014 Butterfly KissesGlass – $8 | Bottle – $30
A Côte-Rôtie style wine with 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier, this delightful wine is full-bodied without being heavy and has notes of violet and oak on the nose with flavors of citrus marmalade, white pepper, tart black raspberry and fine grain tannin. Pair this with a pork dish or with Frikadeller (Danish meatballs – our Assistant Winemaker’s specialty!).
2015 SangioveseGlass – $9 | Bottle – $33
A delightful follow up to our 2014 vintage, this Sangiovese is smooth with hints of dark cherry. Pair this with a rich tomato sauce on pasta, blue cheese or your favorite pizza.
2015 Estate Cabernet SauvignonGlass – $8 | Bottle – $28
With a beautiful garnet color, this approachable, easy-drinking cab is lightly oaked with subtle aromas of violet on the nose and flavors of cranberry, red currant and red bell pepper. This is the perfect complement to our San Diego Autumn weather and those upcoming holiday meals.
2014 Petite SyrahGlass – $9 | Bottle – $32
From our Poway vineyard comes this delightful Petite Syrah with notes of grilled meat and cocoa on the nose and flavors of dried rosemary, black tea, vanilla and black pepper on the palate. This wine with its higher tannin, nice fruit and low acidity will pair beautifully with smoked ribs or a pepper steak.
“Happy Place”Glass – $11 | Bottle – $39
Round out your tasting on a high note with semi-sweet notes of caramel, raisin and hazelnut in this bottle featuring our second artwork label “Happy Place” by artist Lori Wylie (mauimetalartist.com).
Fun & Seasonal
Luscious Slushes (year round)Glass – $8 | 1.5L Bag – $35
Whether you’re a wine aficionado looking for something a little different or new to wine and looking for something easy to enjoy with your friends while tasting, our frozen sangrias are pure fun and relaxation.
Sangria Blanco or Roja (year round)Glass – $8 | Growler Fill – $35 (Growler Glass – $10)
With the scrumptious flavors of strawberry, pineapple and basil, our white sangria is uniquely crisp, light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. Our tasty, traditional style red sangria is cool and delicious with flavors of strawberry and blueberry, a perfect summer cool down. Enjoy a glass on the tasting patio or fill a La Finquita growler to take home and enjoy at your leisure.
Hot Mulled Wine (available seasonally & on cold/stormy days)Glass – $8 | Growler Fill – $35 (Growler Glass – $10)
Best described as Christmas in a glass, our traditional hot mulled wine is sure to warm you up with hints of cinnamon, cloves and citrus. Savor a glass in the tasting room or fill a La Finquita growler to enjoy at home by the fire.