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“Great drinks and service”
Review of San Pasqual Winery

San Pasqual Winery
Ranked #171 of 430 things to do in San Diego
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great drinks and service”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

The wine tasting at San Pasqual Winery included a fine selection and great service. The space is intimate and well-decorated. I wouldn't recommend the cheese and cracker platter, as it was very bland. Try the Habañero wine, its a fun treat.

Visited March 2014
Thank Audra M
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English first
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160 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Friendly local wine bar”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

We've visitied San Pasqual's Tasting Room in downtown La Mesa three times now - one was a charity event in the back room - two times in the main room. All 3 visits were special, for various reasons.

The Wine Maker and her husband joined us at the chairty event and she spoke about her wines and the experience of being an "urban winery".

In the main tasting room, we've been served both times by Darrel and Brenda, both of whom are friendly and really know their wines. You'll not be disappointed if you give this place a try.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Discerningwon
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Great Tasting Room in the Heart of La Mesa”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

The San Pasqual winery has been bustling lately; this weekend the owners harvested and pressed San Diego County Syrah and Sangiovese. But on a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of football season, the La Mesa outpost was serene. Tasting room manager Brenda first poured a fruity 2010 Albariño grown on former San Diego Padre Steve Finley’s land in Rancho Santa Fe. We sampled 2008 and 2009 Sauvignon Blancs, but the standout white was a 2010 Lake County Fumé Blanc cured in Hungarian oak – slightly toasty with a lemony finish. Why does the winery use the names Sauvignon Blanc and Fumé Blanc since both wines come from the same grape? The term "Fumé Blanc" was coined by Robert Mondavi because, once upon a time, California Sauvignon Blancs had a bad reputation. Since then it’s become traditional to age Fumé Blanc in oak while Sauvignon Blanc is aged in stainless steel.

A newly released 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend was light bodied and fruit forward but pleasantly dry. Also new: a silky 2007 Merlot with grapes from Dry Creek in the Sonoma Valley.


Visited October 2011
1 Thank April L
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