We offer 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, and our estate Moscato is a highlight of the region.
$15 Tasting A selction of 3 half glass pours of your choice
Food is available to purchase in the tasting room. Please, no outside food or alcohol permitted onsite unless provided by a licensed caterer and arranged via Events Department.
We take pride in our appearance. We ask you to please leave the flowers, plants and vines alone for other guests to enjoy.
We welcome all customers and their families, children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, at all times. We ask that guests do not climb the trees or fences. Please stay out of the vineyard so our baby grapes can grow in peace.
As always, well-behaved dogs are welcome, and must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed inside the tasting room and other winery buildings. Water is available for dogs. We enjoy seeing your furry friends, but do ask that you keep them off the ceremony lawn.
Smoking and live candles are not permitted in any winery building at any time. Smoking is only permitted behind the restroom. Please, keep this area free of cigarette butts.
Reservations required for groups of 15-25 people. Groups will be accommodated as space is available. Outside food is not permitted. Reservations made in person or by phone in the tasting room.
Groups of 25-100 people must make prior arrangements through the events department. We have multiple indoor and outdoor settings available. We offer a list of licensed vendors and provide hospitality staff to pour wine and beer.
Professional photography sessions must be pre-arranged through the events department.
Reminder! Per ABC Government Regulations, no outside alcohol is ever permitted on the winery property. Please respect and protect Forgotten Barrel so all may enjoy this historic property for years to come.
Forgotten Barrel offers a wide selection of premium hand crafted wines using fruit sourced from Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast and San Diego County.
The reincarnation of the former Ferrara Winery has transformed this once-forgotten homestead into a tranquil rustic hideaway in the city. Our winemaker, John Eppler, hails from Northern California, having worked in Napa for Robert Mondavi, Rosenblum Cellars, and his own brand, John Robert Eppler Wines. Visitors are sure to enjoy a friendly and relaxed wine tasting that will long be savored.
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