Fun Facts about San Diego County Wineries
- California wines, now world renowned, got their start over 200 years ago right here in San Diego when the Franciscan priests cultivated grapes at the first California mission, San Diego de Alcala.
- Vineyards flourished in the area until devastated by flooding in 1916, followed by WWII and prohibition which collectively wiped out the industry.
- Wineries didn’t begin a comeback in San Diego County until the early 1990s. From that point forward,...