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Forgotten Barrel LLC

The Tasting Room is open Thursday-Sunday to taste, purchase and enjoy!

Tasting Room Hours: Thursday and Friday 3:00 - 7:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 pm,

Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm

We offer two new tasting menus every month, and have red and white wines to purchase by the glass and by the bottle. We are known for our high quality Napa wines and have ventured into making San Diego County wines with fruit sourced from Valley Center. A house favorite is our Papa Dude port-style wine. Our estate Moscato is a highlight of the region.

Tasting Menu:

$10 Tasting includes 5 of our favorites, both red and white.  

$15 Tasting includes 5 of our favorites, primarily red, and a bonus pour.

$25 Taste & Tour the grounds.  Offered by appointment or by availability.



Please call or email to schedule your appointment for a Taste & Tour (groups of 6 or more).

(888) 620-VINO


Good to know before you go!

Currently you are welcome to bring store bought snacks. We will have cut meats and cheeses available later this year.

Food is not allowed in the tasting room; you are invited to select one of our many beautiful areas to have a picnic, relax and enjoy a bottle of wine. 

Outside alcholol is not permitted anywhere on the premises.

We always have music playing and offer live music on most Saturdays.  Check our events page to see the artists we have scheduled.

We take pride in our appearance. Please do not pick the roses, grapevines or any other plants on the premises.

We welcome all customers and their families, however children must be accompanied by a  supervising adult, at all times.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and must be on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed inside the tasting room and other winery buildings.




Forgotten Barrel now occupies the former Ferrara Winery, which was designated a California historic point of interest in the late 1970’s and a historic site by the city of Escondido in 1989.  The winery, was established in 1886 as one of San Diego county and Southern California’s first vineyards.  The winery was purchased in 1928 by George Ferrara, banking on the repeal of prohibition by President Roosevelt. 

The winery reopened in 1932-33 with the passage of the 21st amendment.   During the next 75 years, Ferrara Winery grew to prominence in the California wine industry.  It was operated by 3 generations until 2010.  Forgotten Barrel restored the historic property and opened the tasting room in 2017 and will continue to tell the story of the Ferrara family and the history of this amazing California landmark.


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