The South Coast AVA includes all of Orange County and the western portions of Riverside and San Diego Counties. This warm southern California area is moderated by the Pacific Ocean, and Chardonnay has historically been the grape of choice. Pierce’s diseas caused significant damage to the area in the late 190s and the area is now experimenting with Rhone, Italina and Iberian grapes. Sub-AVAs include Cucamonga Valley, Malibu-Newton Canyon, San Pasquel Valley and Temecula Valley.



Ramona Valley AVA

San Pasqual Valley AVA

Temecula Valley AVA


Top Varieties



Pinot Noir







Cabernet Sauvignon

Sauvignon Blanc

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South Coast and S. California Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Hiatus Cellars  
2.   Kinsella Estates  
3.   Carte Blanche  
4.   Carter Estate Winery and Resort  
5.   Red Stitch  
6.   Red Stitch Wine  
7.   Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery  
8.   2 Plank Vineyards  
9.   Beach House Winery  
10.   Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch  

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All South Coast and S. California Wineries (170) [map view]

2 Plank Vineyards

Alex's Red Barn Winery

Altipiano Vineyard

Ascension Cellars

Atwood Estate

Avensole Winery

Baily - Estate Club Tasting Room

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Barrio Logan Winery

Beach House Winery

Bel Vino

Bella Vista Vineyard & Winery

Belle Marie Winery & Chateau Dragoo

Bernardo Winery

BK Cellars Urban Winery

Blue Door Winery - San Marcos

Blue-Merle Winery

Briar Rose Winery

Brooking Vineyards

Brookside Winery

Broquer Vineyards

Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch

California Fruit Wine Company

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Carlsbad Coastal Winery

Carruth Cellars

Carruth Cellars - Carlsbad

Carte Blanche

Carter Estate Winery and Resort

Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard

Chapin Family Vineyards

Chuparosa Vineyards

Cordiano Winery

Cosmos Cellars

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Coyote Oaks Vineyards


Curry Vineyards and Winery

Danza del Sol

Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum

Doffo Wines

Domaine Artefact

Dube Vineyards

Dulzura Vineyard & Winery

Eagles Nest Winery & Cottage

Edwards Vineyards & Cellars

Eli Madyson Vineyards

Espinosa Vineyards and Winery

Estate d’Iacobelli

Europa Village

Falkner Winery

Fallbrook Winery

Fazeli Cellars

Fazeli Cellars - Old Town Center

Ferrara Winery

Ferro Family Wines

Fifty Barrels

Foot Path Winery

Frangipani Winery and Vineyard

Frisby Cellars Tasting Room

Gershon Bachus Vintners

Gianni Buonomo Vintners

Giracci Vineyards and Farms

Granite Lion Cellars

Hacienda de las Rosas

Hamilton Oaks Vineyard & Winery

Hart Family Winery

Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery

Hellanback Ranch Vineyard

Hiatus Cellars

Hidden Valley Enoteca

Highland Hills Winery

Highland Valley Vineyards

Hill Top Winery

Hope Wine

Houdini Wines

Hungry Hawk Vineyards and Winery

Inn at Churon Winery

J Pilar Wines

j.brix wines

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Kinsella Estates

Kohill Winery

Koi Zen Cellars

La Finquita Winery

La Mesa Wine Works

Laguna Canyon TR

Laguna Canyon Winery

Lenora Winery

Leonesse Cellars

Leucadia Red

Little Jonathon Winery

Little Oaks Winery

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery

Lorenzi Estate Wines

Lorimar - Wine Country TR

Lorimar Winery

Lumiere Winery

Mahogany Mountain Vineyard & Winery

Maness Vineyards & Casi Cielo Farm Wines