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Bernardo Winery

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte

Open Year Round

The Bernardo Winery, established in 1889 and family owned and operated since 1927 by the Rizzo family, is the oldest family owned and operated winery in Southern California. Since 1927 the Rizzo family has been growing and producing wine in the same Italian tradition for three generations, specializing in regional varietals such as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Merlot and Zinfandel.

Come, escape for the day and feel like you've been transported to an Old World Village. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the vineyards, olive trees, gardens, original buildings and wine-making equipment and experience the genuine hospitality of the Bernardo Winery tasting room, Café Merlot, V's Coffee Shoppe, Village Shops and Galleries. Conveniently located in North County San Diego in the town of Rancho Bernardo, The Bernardo Winery is an oasis, minutes away from downtown.


Walt Kilar

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Bernardo Winery is an amazing little secret nestled in the hills northeast of San Diego. This is more than a winery, but also a small arts and crafts community. Wine tasting is $20 per person for five wines. I went on the walking tour and learned that this is California's oldest winery in continuous operation. They have plenty of red wines made right here, plus sourced white wines from the coastal wineries. I recommend getting the cheese plate, purchasing a bottle, and then going for a walk around the villa to work off the wonderful wine buzz. If you enjoy photography, there are plenty of photo opportunities with the 120-year old facilities and large number of flowers. This is my favorite place in the San Diego area.

Fred Yerrick

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This is a very unique dining experience in San Diego. The winery is a total happening in it's own right and one must see to believe. Today, we experienced a non day meal at "The Kitchen" and it was excellent. I may not be able to pronounce the name of my appetizer, which was outstanding, but the tomato bisque soup was totally pleasing. I topped this off with the BW salad and a salmon skewer which was a meal in itself. I totally enjoyed this unique dining experience!

Julia Smith

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
You will be pleasantly surprised with Bernardo Winery. It is the oldest winery in southern California and has been in operation since 1889. There's a museum, retail shops, food, hair salon a flower shop and can help you plan an event such as a wedding, Bridal Showers...It's a really cool laid back place to visit. They have farmers market, pottery and a dance studio. A ton of antiques, including a jewerly shop.On Sundays they play jazz from 1 to 6pm. Every time I go there I fine something new. Check it out.

Jaime Tarne

Friday, March 30, 2018
I would love to tell you about the wine but when we tried to taste, it didn't happen. The wine tasting area was very crowded even though the village area around it was not. The management of the tasting room is quite flawed. We were pushed and shoved out of the way after waiting in line. When we mentioned this to the staff later in the day they just shrugged and still no wine offered. The village part of this is quite pretty with shops and friendly staff. The restaurant is closed with no time for reopening. This could be a great experience but I would say for now, take a pass.

Donna Azzolina

Monday, April 23, 2018
Great place to people watch! Love all the shops, especially the purse store and dress shop! Wonderful quiche at the sandwich shop. Going to new Italian restaurant this week..

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