Location: Julian (64 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)
Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (5PM on Weekends)
Cost: $5 for Wine Tasting
Features: Wine Tasting near the Historic Town of Julian
Menghini Winery Highlights: This winery has been a favorite for years. They produce over 4,000 cases of wine annually. Visitors will get to enjoy a relaxing surrounding while trying the wines of the Menghini Winery. Wine tastings only cost $5 and include a souvenir wine glass. A number of events are held throughout the year including a Grape Stomping Festival and the Julian Starfest.
Information on Visiting the Menghini Winery
Directions from Google Maps to 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, just 3 miles north of Julian, CA 92036.
Traffic – Daytime travel to Julian is relatively easy. After leaving San Diego on highways, the last 15-20 minutes of your trip will take place on curvy and hilly two-lane roads. The roads are generally wide enough to make it a comfortable drive for most drivers, despite the winding roads that take you through the Cleveland National Forest and into the mountains. (You will climb to about 4,000 feet above sea level.) Traffic is a little slower during the busier months of September and October but it still moves along quite well. Also, keep an eye out for possible mountain snow in the forecast, when tire chains may be required to get into Julian.
Transit - There are no regularly scheduled transit options that get you to Julian.
Related Attractions – Learn more about the activities in Historic Julian.