San Diego County was the birthplace of wine production in California, and Escondido was at the center of it all for over half a century, with more than 3,000 acres of vineyards at its peak. In its agricultural heyday, Escondido produced wine, table grapes, and raisins that were enjoyed across the country. Today Escondido is experiencing a resurgence of its proud past, with more active vineyards and wineries in and around town than since before Prohibition. Escondido Wine Country is Southern California’s hidden gem, and we invite you to explore the wide variety of world-class boutique producers in the area.