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Forgotten Barrel LLC



  • We welcome you and your group to enjoy a fun and informative tasting!

  • Please control your consumption of alcohol responsibly.

  • Management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and/or cut off consumption to anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

  • Only wine purchased at Forgotten Barrel Vineyards & Winery is permitted on premises.

  • For your safety and the safety of others, bottles will not be opened by our staff or guests, and glasses of wine will not be sold 30 minutes prior to close.

  • Food purchased at Forgotten Barrel Vineyards & Winery or small picnics brought in may be consumed on the front grounds and courtyard.

  • Please place trash, bottles, etc. in the appropriate receptacles.

  • Please do not pick the beautiful landscaping, grapevines or any plants on the premises.

  • Loud music will not be permitted out of respect for other guests and our neighbors.

  • We welcome all Tasting Room guests and their families, however persons under age of 21 must be accompanied at all times by an adult and are not allowed to sit at the bar.

  • All dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed inside the winery structures. Service dogs are allowed inside winery structures.

  • Groups of fifteen(15+) or more people must make arrangements by calling Forgotten Barrel  at 888-620-8466 or email info@forgottenbarrel.com

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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