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Our Wine Tasting Experience


To purchase wine, please stop by the tasting room or give us a call at 760-896-4014.


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.

White Wines

2017 Viognier

Glass – $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 Canelli

Glass – $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.

Rosé Wines

2014 Aglianico Rosé

Glass – $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 Mourvedre Rosé

Glass – $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.

Red Wines

2014 Aglianico

Glass – $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 Kiss

Glass – $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.

2015 Passionate Kiss

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

This structured vintage of our GSM blend (Grenache, syrah, mourvedre) made with grapes exclusively from our Poway vineyard, has white pepper & red currant on the nose, rounded with black cherry, red berry & spices on the palate. This versatile wine sips well on its own or pairs with your favorite seasonal dishes.

2015 Merlot

Glass – $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 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Glass – $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.

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

This light bodied, fruit forward cab opens up nicely in your glass with notes of pepper and cedar on the nose, light tannins and flavors of black fruit and cranberry. This one pairs well with your backyard grilling dishes and pasta with meat sauce.

2014 Butterfly Kisses

Glass – $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 Estate Syrah

Glass – $10 | Bottle – $35

Always a favorite, this vintage shines with floral notes, crushed blueberry and tobacco on the nose. It is delightfully smooth on the palate with notes of cream and vanilla rounded out with green peppercorn and acai fruit. Enjoy this one with your glass alone or pair it with a charcuterie board and smoked meats.

2015 Tempranillo (OCV)

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $32

A real smooth drinker, this tempranillo hails from our Poway vineyard with dried fig & cherry on the palate and floral notes with tobacco & cedar on the nose. Pair this one with paella, your favorite barbecue or sip a glass while enjoying a gorgeous sunset.

2014 Petite Syrah

Glass – $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.

2015 Tempranillo

Glass – $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.

2015 Sangiovese

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.

Dessert Wines

“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.

Tasting Room Hours

Friday (Seasonal): 3pm - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

To ensure compliance with County Ordinances, the last wine tasting of the day & last glass or bottle for onsite consumption will be 30 minutes before closing. We appreciate your understanding.

Tasting Room Prices

Tastings: $10 - $12
Case Discount: 10%
Wine Club: 20% off glass/bottle, 25% off case

One tasting complementary with the purchase of two bottles of wine.


Children: Well-supervised, well-behaved children are always welcome here at La Finquita.
Pets: Leashed and friendly pets are always welcome on the tasting patio.
Food & Drinks: Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring along snacks and picnics to enjoy alongside our wines. Non-alcoholic beverages such as water and sodas are always welcome.