National Wine Day

May celebrates National Wine Day on May 25 and what better way to celebrate than with a glass… or two! Check out the following San Diego destinations for superb wine selections, exclusive Baja wines, ways to give back, and more.

Head to Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills for a decadent dinner accompanied by an impressive wine roster. The farm-to-fork eatery features a grand selection for every wine lover, including their featured Wine of the Month, the Chateau de Berne Romance Rosé. This fruity wine features notes of strawberry, peach, and raspberry aromas, and pairs perfectly with a Charcuterie Board, an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes or the Catch of the Day.

Located in Bonita, Romesco boasts authentic Mexican cuisine infused with Mediterranean flair. Savor a wide variety of traditional entrees and tapas including the beloved Roadside Ahi Tuna Tostadas and the Lamb Rack Lollipops. Elevate your dining selections with an extensive selection of wines, which includes notable selections from the Valle de Guadalupe wine region such as Lechuza, Adobe Guadalupe and more.

With three locations including Pacific Beach, Encinitas, and Point Loma, The Fish Shop is giving guests a chance to sip on wine while giving back throughout the month of May. For every bottle of Chloe wine purchased at any location, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Pair the eatery’s award-winning TKO Taco with the Chloe Pinot Grigio and enjoy fruit-forward flavors of juicy white peach, soft melon, crisp apple, and floral honeysuckle.

Whether you’re interested in a tasting or taking your wine to go, Cork & Knife has you covered. With locations in Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe, the boutique wine store caters to both wine novices and pros with close to 100 varieties to choose from! Enjoy a quaint atmosphere with the option to sample choice wines, fresh artisan meats and cheeses, and other specialty pairings.

Celebrate National Wine Day with a trip to Operacaffe located in the heart of the Gaslamp District. The Italian eatery is home to authentic and award-winning cuisine and a great selection of Italian wine, making for the ultimate dining experience. Savor an array of irresistible dishes including the Gnocchi Gorgonzola E Mirtilli, which features sweet gorgonzola cheese and blueberries, or opt for Pollo Parmigiana, breaded chicken breast, served with spaghetti, tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese. Pair each dish with a glass or bottle of wine with selections such as the Cavicchioli Lambrusco Dolce and Dolce Vita Prosecco.

El Cruce + 241 is bringing the exclusivity of Baja straight to Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue. The Baja-inspired kitchen, taproom, and wine bar features a wide variety of wines hailing from the popular Valle de Guadalupe wine region with featured wineries including Viña Emiliana, Corona del Valle, and Cava Maciel. Pair fresh starters such as the Ceviche Campechano or Tiradito de Pescado with a glass or purchase a bottle of your favorite Baja wine to enjoy at home.