Forgotten Barrel is busy putting the finishing touches on our event space. If you dream about a small, intimate wedding at a local, historic winery; look no further. Forgotten Barrel will soon be hosting weddings of 100 or fewer people. The outdoor lawn space is green and lush, the barrel room is lit and cozy and the vineyard has that rustic fall feel. Our old barn and buildings are also the perfect spot for romantic and carefree engagement photos. Feel free to visit the winery and tasting room then scope out the venue for a spot to capture those picture perfect moments. We welcome you! We will be providing more information about the venue in the coming month. In the meantime, feel free to email us for more information about hosting your wedding or party at Forgotten Barrel. We look forward to sharing our historic winery with you!
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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