Wine Tasting in the Historic Heart
- An insight to California Wine Country
- 6-9 2oz pours of wine tastings throughout the tour
- Wine pairings with decadent bites
- Historic narrative of Downtown San Diego
2.5-hour walking history tour with WINE and BITES!
$69 – Sundays at 3:00pm
As our old friend, Benjamin Franklin has said, “Wine makes daily life easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” Wine down your week tasting variations of the Juice of the Gods in San Diego’s Historic Heart! The Gaslamp Quarter is the entertainment district of San Diego, and we’ve gathered some of our favorite wine establishments in the neighborhood to introduce you to. What’s better than a cultural wine tasting experience in America’s Finest City?!
The Gaslamp Quarter Wine Stroll will take you to 3 wine bars for a complete evening of history, vino and small bites to enhance your tasting experience. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will not only share with you the history of the Gaslamp Quarter’s seedy past, but will also introduce you to the wine history of San Diego and California as a whole!
When: Sundays at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Price: $69 per person
How Long: 2 1/2 – 3 hours
Walking Path: The tour covers about 1-1/4 miles of flat terrain.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes. Check weather.
Who: Guests 21 years of age, or older.
What: This is an easy stroll in the Historic Heart of San Diego with wine tasting at 3 venues. We will be stopping for 30-50 minutes at each stop you will be greeted by a wine guru who will explain to you what you are tasting. Your guide will also be informing you about the history of San Diego and California wine country.
Participating Wine Bars:
Bacchus: Go under ground into this fascinating tasting room where you will be surprised to see a huge selection of small production wines for sale. Taste a variety of wines with bites of cheese and crackers.
Toast: Tucked in San Diego’s downtown East Village neighborhood next to Petco Park, Toast has been thoughtfully crafted to recreate a true Italian wine tasting experience with the perfect atmosphere. Featuring a delicious full authentic Italian menu – it is unlike anything else in town.
Operacaffe: When you drink wine at Operacaffe you can be assured that the entire staff stands behind it. This great Italian restaurant offers a wide variety of wine, as well as delicious eats.
Where to meet: Please meet your guide 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
Corner of 5th Ave. and L St. under the Gaslamp Quarter sign near the Hard Rock Hotel.