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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.


Sparking Wines (Glass or Bottle Only)


Bubbly Ever After

Glass – $11 | Bottle – $32

Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, Méthode Champenoise

Laney Rosé

Glass – $11 | Bottle – $32

Rosé Sparkling Wine, Méthode Champenoise

 


White Wines


2019 Sauvignon Blanc

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $30

Crisp and refreshing with notes of lemon zest, honeydew, white peach, pear and minerality with hints of floral. Enjoy this wine well-chilled on a warm day with a fresh fruit platter, charcuterie board or your favorite fish, sushi or ceviche.

2019 Viognier

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $29

With notes of honeysuckle, crisp white peach, apricot, melon, tangerine, agave lemon zest, mango and fresh minerality, this is delightfully decadent, full bodied wine with a soft mouthfeel and a lingering finish. This is one to enjoy nicely chilled and savor as you sip. You could also pair this with a white fish with mango salsa, ceviche, ahi poke, caprese salad or your favorite fresh fruits.

2019 First Kiss

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $27

A delightfully crisp white wine, this one has notes of orange marmalade, jasmine, Myer lemon rind, green apple, pear and a refreshing minerality. This pairs perfectly with oysters, white fish, mussels or even your lighter white meats like chicken and turkey.

2019 Pinot Grigio

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $29

Fruit and dry with refreshing minerality, this wine has notes of honeysuckle, white peach, honeydew and honeycrisp apple with a great mouthfeel. Enjoy this alongside grilled peaches or watermelon, blackened tilapia and berry crumble bars.

2018 Muscat Canelli

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

Delightfully semi-sweet with citrus and floral notes, this wine has all the classic varietal characteristics that you love in a Muscat Canelli.


Red Wines


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 Aglianico

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $29

This wine is a hug in a glass that embraces you with a lively and elegant nose with aromas of white pepper and deep dark fruit with light oak and a hint of vanilla rounding it out. With flavors of black cherry, blackberry and black plum, the palate is smooth, velvety and well balanced with moderate tannins. A versatil wine that pairs with many things, including a charcuterie board and pumpkin spice ooey gooey bars by Chef Kitty of Something Delicious.

2016 Mourvedre

Glass – $10 | Bottle – $30

Dry with well-structured, soft tannins, enjoy notes of sweet tobacco, blackberry, light smoke and black pepper on the nose before flavors of black cherry, black currant, blueberry and red plum delight your palate. The team suggests savoring this one with an antipasto salad, charcuterie board, Monte Cristo sandwich or chicken dishes like chicken in a fig sauce. This versatile wine is a perfect summer red that will also compliment your holiday meals like turkey with cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

2018 Sangiovese

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

With notes of tart cherry, pomegranate and cranberry, a touch of sweet tobacco and a hint of lilac and fresh basil on the nose, this is a delightfully approachable summer red. Pair this one with a rustic pizza, fresh pasta or an heirloom tomato salad.

2018 Sun Kissed

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

New release of an old favorite. 50% Sangiovese, 50% Tempranillo.

2015 Merlot

Glass – $10 | Bottle – $30

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.

2018 Kissing in the Rain (OCV)

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

New release of an old favorite. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

2015 Syrah (OCV) (OCV)

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $29

Medium in both tannin and acid, this full-bodied, Rhone style wine is evenly balanced with aromas of dark red plum, blueberry, blackberry, cocoa and light smoke and flavors of dark cherry, fresh peppercorn, blackberry jam and blueberry with light bacon fat rounding out the mouthfeel. Enjoy this one solo or pair it alongside a charcuterie board featuring smoked gouda, prosciutto, smoke meats or savor with your favorite fatty cut of meat.

2016 Tempranillo (OCV)

Glass – $9 | Bottle – $29

A new vintage of a fan favorite, this Tempranillo shines with notes of red and black cherry, black plum, baking spices and leather with a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate. Enjoy this with a mouthwatering brisket, burger or ribs.

2017 Tempranillo (Ramona)

Glass – $10 | Bottle – $30

A highly anticipated vintage, this Tempranillo boasts notes of black cherry, black currant, spiced plum and dried strawberries rounded out with dark chocolate, white pepper, hickory smoke and cedar plank.


Rosé Wines


Bear Hugs

Glass – $8 | Bottle – $28

Notes of strawberry, watermelon, blossom, stone fruit and a hint of Meyer lemon zest and wet stone greet your nose, carrying through the palate with muddled strawberry and raspberry, ripe watermelon and apricot with a crisp acidity, robust mouthfeel and satisfying finish. If you’re not just enjoying this in your glass on a sunny afternoon, we suggest pairing it with a fresh summer salad, prosciutto wrapped melon, blue cheese stuffed olives or fish tacos with fresh pico de gallo.

Charity Bottle – $2 of each bottle sold goes back to support local Parkinson’s groups and research, a cause very near and dear to our hearts.

 

 

 

 

 


Dessert Wines


“Happy Place”

Glass – $11 | Bottle – $35

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 Stuff


Luscious Slushes (Year Round)

Glass – $8 | 375ml Pouch – $9 | 1.5L Growler Bag – $36

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.

White Angel Slush (White wine slushie)
Blushing Angel Slush (Rose wine slushie)
Red Devil Slush (Red wine slushie)

Sangria Blanco or Roja (Year Round)

Glass – $8 | 1L Growler w/1st Fill – $62 | 1L Growler Fill – $35

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 (Seasonal)

Glass – $8 | 1L Growler w/1st Fill – $62 | 1L Growler Fill – $35

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.

Available seasonally from Halloween Weekend through the Spring Time Change, and on cold, rainy days.

 

Tasting Room Fall/Winter Hours

Friday: 2p - 6p

Saturday & Sunday: 11a - 6p

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Tasting Room Prices

Tastings: $6 - $12
Case Discount: 10%
Wine Club: 20% off glass/bottle, 25% off case

Miscellaneous

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.