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, CafÃ© 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.
This place was really cool, had an amazing Cabernet that was very bold, oaked, and spicy. Then have a dessert Riesling unlike anything I've ever tasted before. Only gets 4 stars because all their wines are a big expensive.
Great atmosphere, even better wine! Fun shops and family friendly. Live music on Sundays. A true treasure of Rancho Bernardo.
Joe Connector Kennedy
Looked like a cool place to go. My family went to take photos with Santa unfortunately they closed the Santa pictures right as we got there. We then had no reason to stay in the lines to have a drink. We may try to go again another time for a different event.
Beautiful winery with average wine. Fun events hosted there regularly. Friendly staff.
Wonderful place! Beautiful scenery and the staff is awesome! Linda in the tasting room was super friendly and helpful. You also get to sample a piece of chocolate with each glass in the sweet shop. The atmosphere in general brings on nothing but good vibes! Definitely worth the visit!