Within a short driving distance from San Diego, there are more than 20 wineries in or near Ramona.  Many of the wineries boast pretty outdoor tasting areas.  Weather in San Diego maybe gloomy & overcast due to the marine layer, but Ramona usually is sunny due to its location.

Most wineries welcome visitors bringing their own food for a picnic.  The area elevation, amount of annual rainfall, the temperature ranges, availability of abundant underground water, types soil produce excellent grape growth allowing tasty wines not found in retail outlets.

Most winery owners are eager to make sure that the visitors have a very pleasurable experience visiting the area by assisting them with the itinerary for the day.