Orfila Vineyard & Winery


Location: San Pasqual (28 Miles / 35 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: $6 for Wine Tasting

Features: Wine Tasting with an Award Winning Winery near the Wild Animal Park

Welcome Sign at Orfila WineryOrfila Winery Highlights: This winery is in a beautiful location looking over the San Pasqual Valley. It is the closest major winery to downtown San Diego and a great stop for those heading to the Wild Animal Park. Orfila Winery has garnered over 1,000 awards in national and international competitions. Wine tastings only cost $6 and include a souvenir wine glass. They take place in a large facility with an extensive collection of wines, cheeses, and other gift items.  Free tours of the wine making process take place each day at 2PM. No reservations are required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Orfila Winery also offers a 2nd wine tasting room in the Historic town of Julian. Visit the Orfila Winery web site to learn more.

Vineyard at Orfila WineryInformation on Visiting the Orfila Winery

Directions from Google Maps to 13455 San Pasqual Road in San Diego, CA 92027.

Traffic – The Orfila Winery is surrounded by farm land and open space. This makes getting in and out of the winery relatively easy. If you are heading north on the I-15 to visit during the late afternoon, expect delays from Miramar Road up to the Via Rancho Parkway exit.

Transit – Buses do not serve the Orfila Winery despite the fact they do serve the nearby Wild Animal Park on a limited basis.

Related Attractions – Visitors may be interested  in three additional attractions within five miles of the Orfila Winery. Continue 2 miles north on San Pasqual Road and make a right on San Pasqual Valley Road to visit the San Pasqual State Historic Park, San Diego Archaeological Center, and the San Diego Zoological Society’s Wild Animal Park.

If you enjoy driving and scenic views, continue east for 8 miles along San Pasqual Valley Road towards Ramona.  You will quickly leave the valley and drive around hairpin turns along the side of a mountain with a panoramic view across a river bed to mountains on the opposite side of the valley. It will be the type of drive you see in car commercials. The drive back down is even better.

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