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By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Henri Migala

May 22, 2021 (Deerhorn Valley) – Visitors to Deerhorn Valley Vineyards’ tasting room in Jamul over Memorial Day weekend will have the opportunity to sample a wine directly from the barrel,  complimentary with any winetasting purchased.


If you visit, please tell them you learned of their event on East County Magazine. Many of our readers had the delightful opportunity to taste their wines at our recent event. For those who missed our festivities, stop by and enjoy a real treat!

The wines are hand-crafted in small batches, with red wines aged in oak.  The winery offers a full range of whites, reds, rosés and blends. In addition, you can sample a wide variety of flavored balsamic vinegars and olive oils.

Wines available include:


  • Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Aglianico (New Release)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc

    Deerhorn Valley Miscela (New Release, Italian Style Blend) 
  • Rose (Dry)
  • Montepulciano (New Release)
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Pinot Noir (New Release)

Flavored Olive Oils: (all produced in central Calif.):

  • Garlic (fresh pressed) 
  • Basil (fresh pressed)
  • Blood Orange (fresh pressed)
  • Italian Herb
  • Jalapeno
  • Lemon – New
  • Truffle Butter
  • Balsamic Vinegars: (Imported from Italy, except 8 year old.)
  • 25 Year Old 
  • Chocolate
  • 8 Year Old

The winery is open Memorial Day and is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment by calling 619-468-0033. In addition to a cozy indoor tasting room, the winery has a new covered outdoor patio with mountain views and a pergola where you can bring a picnic meal or snack.

Deerhorn Valley Vineyards is located at 2516 Honey Springs Road, Jamul. For more information, visit

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