It's always fun to stop by the Hacienda de las Rosas tasting room in Old Town. On a busy Saturday owner Tammy Rimes's warm, welcoming style seemed to make everyone feel at home - from hesitant first-time wine tasters to a group of serious conisseurs. Our favorite wines here use grapes from the Rimes's own vineyard in Ramona. 2008 "Sombra" Petit Syrah is smooth with a dry finish - easy drinking but not boring; 2008 "Vistoso" Tempranillo is pleasantly peppery.
Most of the wines are named after the Rimes's horses.
The Hacienda de las Rosas tasting room is open daily 11:30-9:00. 619.840.5579