San Diego Winery Gianni Buonomo Earns Top 10 Honors For 2018

It’s not everyday that you see a San Diego County winery keep company with the wine giants from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Italy. But Gianni Buonomo Vinters, a small urban winery in Ocean Beach, managed to do just that!

Gianni Buonomo Vintners’ 2015 Charbono

Gianni Buonomo Vintners’ 2015 Charbono earned the Top 10 Wine Tastes of 2018. The list was selected by renowned syndicated wine and food columnist, Frank Mangio. His Top 10 list was published by the Coast News Group.

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Owner/winemaker Keith Rolle said he would have been thrilled just to get honorable mention in such famous company as Caymus, DAOU, Sattui, Paul Hobbs, Rombauer and Silver Oak.

Close to 3,000 wines were tasted and the winners included five from Napa Valley, and one each from Sonoma, San Diego, Monterey, Paso Robles and Italy.

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Not a total shock for this impressive San Diego winery

It’s not a total shock that a Gianni Buonomo wine was selected. They have been on the radar of many wine critics since opening in 2014. Throughout 2018,the winery collected gold and double gold medals from coast-to-coast in domestic and international competitions.

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What makes this rarity intriguing is that Gianni Buonomo Vintners owns no vineyards. They operate out of a 3000 sq. ft. converted antique store 2 blocks from the beach. This urban winery sources grapes from the Sierra Foothills near Placerville and also brings in grapes from Washington State. All wine making operations take place on-site in Ocean Beach.

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About Gianni Buonomo Vintners

Gianni Buonomo Vintners is San Diego’s only fully-functioning beach winery. Just steps from the Pacific surf in the heart of Ocean Beach, Gianni Buonomo sources super-premium grapes from both El Dorado County CA and Washington state. Grapes are brought to the beach to vinify, barrel age, blend, bottle and serve in a line-up of truly exceptional wines.

It’s a great place to visit – be sure to check it out!

See you there!