By Miriam Raftery
February 16, 2016 (Ramona) – The Milagro Farm Winery has announced that it is closing its tasting room to the public effective immediately while undergoing upgrades, with plans to reopen in the next couple of months.
According to an e-mail sent to the winery’s customers, “We are taking this time to properly license and maintain our facilities. We have spent the last several months speaking with you and hearing your feedback. Once we re-open sometime in the late spring or early summer, it will be with a truly enhanced experience at Milagro.
In the meantime, we are actively bottling our new wines, pressing our olive oil, tending to our farm and re-branding our beautiful property. We will keep you informed as to the date of our grand re-opening and any other news and information.”
Last year, Milagro sold a controlling interest to the Whisknladle group of restaurants. The owners have expressed interest in ultimately launching a bed and breakfast or farm stay opportunity at the property in rural Ramona. Milagro has attained success selling its wines into upscale restaurants including Mr. A’s and Donovan’s Steakhouse.
Earlier this month, the County Planning Commission approved changes to the County’s tiered winery ordinance, which requires wineries seeking to offer options such as live music and weddings to upgrade from boutique winery status to small winery status or ultimately a major use permit.
For more information on Milagro you can visit https://milagrofarmwinery.com/.