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Forgotten Barrel LLC

2019 San Diego County Vintner's Association Wine Festival

Date: Sat, May 18, 2019
Time 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead
Contact: Malinda Romine
Phone: 8886208466
Email: malinda@forgottenbarrel.com

2019 San Diego County Vintners Association Wine Festival
Calling all wine lovers! 

Join the San Diego County Vintners Association on Saturday, May 18 for the 2019 Annual Wine Festival! 

San Diego County's finest wines will be featured at the festival - many of them award winning. Spend the day discovering the array of varietals produced county wide.

This is the only wine event exclusively featuring San Diego County wines.Funds raised will support San Diego County Vintner Association education programs and marketing for the local wine region.

The festival will feature:
- 25+ San Diego County wineries
- National and international award winning local wines
- Silent auction
- Live music
- And more!

Tickets are $55 for unlimited wine tasting.

Attendees must be 21 or over to attend. 

Rain or shine, the wine will be poured!


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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