San Diego Urban Wine Week.
Courtesy of San Diego Urban Wineries

Toasting San Diego's Urban Wineries

A new winery's opening kicks of a celebration of urban winemaking
San Diego Urban Wine Week.
Courtesy of San Diego Urban Wineries

Cheers to a growing wine scene in San Diego.

When Charlie & Echo celebrates its grand opening Saturday, the new urban winery will be planting a flag in territory known more for hoppy IPAs than sparkling viognier.

Charlie & Echo’s 1,900-square-foot facility off Miramar Road — which has been dubbed Beeramar Road — is symbolic of the quietly, yet steadily, emerging urban winery scene across San Diego County.[related]

From Carlsbad to Carmel Mountain, Little Italy to La Mesa, Ocean Beach to Escondido and, yes, Miramar, wineries are cropping up faster than you can say fermentation. They’re in industrial-style warehouses and strip mall storefronts, chic boutiques and tourist hubs.

The diversity of the region’s evolving oeno-landscape will be on display beginning June 1, with the kick-off of San Diego Urban Wine Week.

 

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Find out all the details on the Union-Tribune site.