The only way to enjoy, learn about and appreciate wine is to drink it! Come in and try a splash. And then another...and another. Let your wine geek flow.
Mountain wines naturally come from cooler climates. Higher elevation vineyards mean cooler nights and a longer growing season for the fruit. This extended season results in thicker skins which lead to naturally dark color concentration and deep and focused flavors and aromas in reds. Both red and white mountain wines retain more naturally occurring acidity for a lively and food friendly wine with little or no added acid.
Julian Wine & Chocolate is a Wine Bar & Tasting Room dedicated to the fine wines of San Diego County's higher elevation vineyards. We seek out unique, honest and delicious wines from local vintners close to home. We also offer Chocolate Tasting from chocolate made in San Diego County.
Local excites us! We feature chocolate made in San Diego with high quality, natural ingredients.
Great wine is honest wine. A true expression of what the land, the growing season and the climate has to offer. An expression of terroir. A wine without coloring agents, added tannins and other unnecessary additives. A wine that let's the varietal character of the grapes shine through. A wine that is different every year. A wine that isn't tainted with pesticides and herbicides. A wine that excites, intrigues, puzzles and assures the drinker of the brilliance of creation. Cheers to that!
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The right grape in the right place.
An ideal growing season.
Allowing the varietal and the terroir to manifest in the wine.
Measured use of oak and sulfites.
Accidental and intentional strokes of genius.
Your state of mind and attentiveness while you drink.