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Forgotten Barrel LLC

Whether you are new to wine tasting or a seasoned connoisseur, you will enjoy your tasting experience at Forgotten Barrel Winery. Our friendly staff is excited to introduce you to the wines we craft, and make suggestions suited to your taste. Wine is a personal experience and we believe that only you can be the judge of what you like!

While at the winery, we encourage you to take a tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at a working winery, and visit our historic buidlings and beautiful Barrel Room. With our open-beamed ceilings and large tasting counters, Forgotten Barrel is the perfect place for a day trip with a loved one or a gathering with friends and family.

We look forward to hosting you soon!


Tastings & Tours

We offer our guests a walking tour of our historic buildings, and vineyard. This gives our visitors a chance to learn about the history of our winery, our viticulture practices, and the wine making process. 

Following the tour guests are encouraged to visit our tasting room to experience our extensive menu of wines. Whether you are a passionate wine enthusiast, or are new to wine in general, we offer a variety of fun ways for our guests to enjoy a unique Escondido wine tasting experience. We invite you to come see for yourself! There’s plenty of room and we can’t wait to serve you!

Call us reserve a tour (888) 620-VINO 

Weddings & Events

Perfect for winery wedding ceremonies, our outdoor vineyard lawn offers an amazing landscape view overlooking our vineyards.  For your reception, we have several beautiful sites to choose from. From rustic to exquisite, your wedding or special occasion at Forgotten Barrel will be long remembered!

We are currently available for events up to 100 people.  

If you are interested, and would like a tour and more information email us at: events@forgottenbarrel.com 

Visit Us


Thursdays 3-7pm

Fridays 3-7pm

Saturdays 12-7pm

​Sundays 12-6pm


1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

From I-15 North
Take Exit 30 for 9th Ave/Auto Parkway. Left on W 9th Ave. Right on S Upas St. then right onto W 15th Ave. We are on the right.  Look for the large wine barrel!

From I-15 South
Exit 30 for 9th Ave/Auto Parkway. Right on W 9th Ave. Right on S Upas St. then right onto W 15th Ave. We are on the right.  Look for the large wine barrel!


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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