Welcome to the San Diego County Vintners Association!
IMAGE COURTESY OF TURTLE ROCK RIDGE WINERY
The San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA) is a non-profit member association dedicated to supporting the San Diego viticulture and winemaking community, educating local wine enthusiasts and embracing sustainable agricultural practices in the county.
As the number of wineries in San Diego County continues to grow, with more than 115 wineries across the county, so does our passion for putting San Diego back on the map as a viable, award-winning California wine region. San Diego is a county rich in microclimates that give us the opportunity to grow unique and varied varietals across the region, from Sangiovese and Syrah to Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Viognier. Our generous and complex terroir has been a place for grape growing since the first Spanish friars set foot in San Diego and began the tradition of viticulture in California. With the recent regrowth of the county’s wine industry, we are just beginning to unlock the region’s full potential. Grab your glass and welcome to San Diego County – where California wine began!
Current SDCVA Board Roster
Linda McWilliams, President SDCVA
Owner & Winemaker for San Pasqual Winery
Rich McClellan, Vice President SDCVA
Owner of Highland Hills Winery
Jerry Byrd, Treasurer SDCVA
Owner of Jerry Byrd CPA
Marilyn Kahle, Secretary & Membership Chairperson SDCVA
Owner Woof’n Rose Winery
Steve Kahle, Education Chairperson
Owner Woofn’n Rose Winery
Melinda Jarrell, Events Chairperson