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Monserate Winery in Fallbrook’s Gird Valley is working toward their vision to build out their property into a wine destination and gathering place. Construction is underway to add new buildings which will allow Monserate to open a full-service Italian restaurant and host special events in their venue space.
Joel Work of Monserate Winery tells What Now San Diego the project was six years in the making, transforming the 116-acre property and former golf course into a winery. Monserate Winery soft opened in 2021.
Now the vineyard is already receiving recognition for their wines, which include 11 estate-born wines. The vineyard is currently growing 15 wine varieties with 20-25 varieties planned for the future.
“There was a big push from Fallbrook residents to open and we’ve seen a steady flow of visitors and locals signing up for wine memberships. Now we’re seeing neighbors from Vista and Oceanside making their way over to visit us,” shares Work.
Monserate Winery opened with one modular building and a large tent, used for special events and wine tastings. The winery has welcomed food trucks and added a wood-fired pizza oven to offer on-site food options but are working on their restaurant concept next.
The winemakers are building out three main venues, described by Work as a rustic barn, an Italian-style villa, and full-service restaurant. Their high-end event space will include a barrel room and can be reserved for private parties, weddings, and will also host their wine club parties.
Their restaurant will serve traditional Italian dishes and airy thin-crust pizzas from their authentic wood-fired ovens. Plans include lots of outdoor seating and two on-site bars, one of which will be a wine club exclusive area for members only!