Crafting wines requires a perfect balance of taste and quality. In growing a repertoire of varietals, we care for each vine and work to bring our wines to their fullest potential. We strive to respect the natural flavors of the grape and the environment, by practicing sustainable irrigation and developing more climate-friendly grapes.
We offer a variety of our estate reserves, both red and white, in addition to our port. Below are a few of our award winning wines, noted for their finesse, oak integration, and smooth tannins. To read more about recent competitions and the most up-to-date awards for Vineyard Grant James wines, head over to press releases on the blog.
Our rosé won double gold at the San Diego County Lum Eisenman Competition in 2018. Hosted at the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association, this rosé from syrah grapes was awarded for its soft taste and botanical breadth.
We are very proud of our viogner for winning gold at the San Diego local level and silver at Toast of the Coast wine festival competition, an international wine tasting event hosted in Del Mar annually. Noted for its delicate and fruitful flavor of apple and honeysuckle, its a must-try.
Syrah: dark and fruity. We are excited to share our vintage won silver at the Toast of the Coast festival in 2019 alongside our viognier. A strong grape an exemplary example of terroir, it is deserving of praise.
We offer many other wines, including our notable estate reserves, red blend, and ports. For a full list of our available wines, click below.
In the arid climate of eastern San Diego, our farming practices reflect our values of passion and integrity.
We are committed to sustainable farming practices and continuously updating grape growing practices. It's a part of our mission to tend our vines with care and similarly, our natural resources which make us able to grow.
Our winemaker is currently working with UC Davis to establish drought tolerant and heat resistant grape varietals best suited for climate and soil type found in Ramona, California.
Partnering with the Community
Our winery is about something bigger.
Our lead winemaker has been recognized as an outstanding community member by previous State Senator Joel Anderson. From implementing more drought-tolerant farming techniques to donating to and hosting a number of Ramona High School events, we are proud to be an establishment in this beautiful, hillside town.
We work with other wineries in the area through the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association to bring amazing, community wide wine events to the heart of East County every year.