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Here in San Diego, we are gearing up for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival which begins this Sunday, November 11, 2018, and culminates with the epic Grand Tasting Finale the following Sunday, November 18th.

Located along the San Diego Bay with one of a kind views along with our much envied Southern California temperatures, enjoy hundreds of domestic and international wines, craft beer and spirit purveyors as well as delicious food from 60 celebrity chefs and San Diego’s most renowned restaurants.

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Over 700 different wines will be offered during the Grand Tasting which will satisfy every palate. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favorites or discover new wines to add to your cellar. Just some of the chef’s, Master Sommeliers, artisans, and brewmasters participating include Bernard Retornaz of Louis Latour, Bobby Moy of Chiron Wines, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins of El Jardin Restaurant and Bar, Gina Freize of Venissimo Cheese and Ivo Jeramaz of Grgich Hills Estate.

For information on this year’s event, and where to find ticket and parking information, please go to

Speaking of wine, if you are a classic wine aficionado or perhaps eager to start your own collection, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has some remarkable properties currently on the market with a variety of wine cellars.

For many of today’s buyers, wine storage is important to those who want to stash some bottles away to drink at its peak. Whether you desire a cellar that stores thousands of bottles or simply a dedicated space for wine racks, here is just a sampling of what we offer.

7930 Costebelle Way, La Jolla, CA. Nestled in the hillsides of La Jolla overlooking the city and the Pacific Ocean sits Summit House, a magnificent brand new, custom construction contemporary estate designed by famed, world-renowned architect/builder Roman James from Beverly Hills. With stunning views from every room, Summit House offers two private elevators, movie theater, numerous viewing decks, office, yoga studio, detached guest house with full kitchen and of course, a walk-in wine cellar. Entertaining offers between $6,900,000 – $7,900,000.

16864 Circa Del Norte, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Designed by acclaimed architect Allard Jansen and masterfully constructed by Oakhurst Builders, this exquisite Italian Villa exudes quality and timeless style. Gorgeous and spacious great room, professionally designed kitchen, family room with rich hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and multiple doors and windows frame the stunning vistas. Formal living and dining room each with custom fireplaces, luxurious master suite, gym and library as well as a unique detached tower with an inviting ground level loggia with stone fireplace, and a temperature controlled wine cellar and tasting room make this one of a kind home a must see. Offered at $4,994,000.

1408 Paint Mountain Road, Escondido, CA. Located in a private and secluded setting in the picturesque Elfin Forest, this home is set on two acres with over 45 mature palm trees found on the property. Offering sweeping 270-degree views from Rancho Santa Fe to Carlsbad, this magnificent Santa Barbara Mission architecture boasts 4,000 square feet of amazing craftsmanship including custom mahogany doors, wood beamed ceilings and an abundance of windows. Lavish grounds include an 800 square foot outdoor dining room with Mission fireplace – ideal for large parties and weddings. And wine storage? Yes! Offered at $1,995,000.

WILLOW CREEK ESTANCIA Rancho Santa Fe, CA Comprised of 7 parcels
totaling more than 77 acres in a neighborhood known as the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this property is one of the most significant ranches in the region and an extraordinarily rare find. Entered from a gated private drive, the understated elegance of the home is framed by mature trees, bougainvillea-draped veranda, and lush plantings. The estate has continued to grow and evolve over the years as surrounding parcels were purchased and enhanced. Additions include an 8-stall family barn adjacent to a tennis court and pavilion and a detached 2,000 sq. ft. recreation room complete with a 2-lane bowling alley, a variety of arcade games and gaming tables, a full caterer’s kitchen and bar, a separate exercise room and two beautiful guest suites. Entertaining offers between $90,000,000 and $130,000,000.

7191 Encelia Drive, La Jolla, CA. The Sundial House, with brilliant design and panoramic views, may just be world-renowned architect, C.W. Kim’s, finest and most personal work of art. Set in exclusive Country Club Estates, the museum-worthy home offers exquisite craftsmanship, unexpected curves and an undulated perfection of casted light and circles. Be enveloped by a sense of harmony, awestruck by dramatic design and unobstructed horizon-level ocean views and inspired by the richness of materials and storied architecture. Offered at $8,495,000.

4095 Lomaland Drive, Point Loma, CA. Custom built, this masterfully crafted estate set on 1.55 acres with unobstructed, coastal views is truly one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated. First time ever on the market, this home blends timeless, traditional design with modern finishes, comfortable spaces with seamless indoor/outdoor living, privacy and the most DRAMATIC WHITEWATER views in Southern California. Completed in 2001, this 6 bedroom, 5 bath home is complete with an office with a panoramic view, den, fully equipped catering kitchen, 1500 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, guest casita, and 4 car garage. Graced with classic, craftsman charm, mindful scale, a thoughtful floor plan, beamed ceilings, stunning use of materials and stained glass throughout. Offered at $24,995,000.

One Shoreridge Drive, Newport Coast, CA. Rarely does an opportunity present itself to secure a property that is truly irreplaceable: introducing 1 Shoreridge—one of Pelican Crest’s most awe-inspiring Estates. Offering a unique 3/4-acre flat parcel, the sprawling grounds are reminiscent of a private seaside resort featuring stellar amenities, including a stunning infinity-pool edge with adjacent wading pool, separate spa, outdoor grilling station with bar seating, koi pond with tranquil water feature, outdoor fireplace and fire pit, covered terrace, 5-hole putting green, and pristinely manicured landscaping—all set against an expansive backdrop of ocean, coastline, Catalina Island, and city light views, spanning from Point Loma to Palos Verdes. Offered at $18,888,888

One Oceanfront Lane, Dana Point, CA.  Seaside luxury abounds from this Tuscan estate. The rustic elegance of this over 8000 SF home overlooking the Pacific Ocean illuminates the perfect blend of ocean and earth. This custom home showcases sweeping views of the water, while offering endless amenities throughout, including an expansive temp controlled wine cellar accommodating over 4000 bottles for the collector and connoisseur. This home offers a private movie theater, a gourmet kitchen, six bathrooms, four guest rooms including a master retreat enviable of the finest Italian villas. Offered at $10,995,000.

And if you are looking for something perhaps a little “larger” for your wine room, we would like to introduce you to Hill Top Winery and Vineyard.

30803 Hilltop View Court, Valley Center, CA. Set on 26.4 acres Hill Top Winery and Vineyard is the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship. This new turnkey state-of-the-art family owned winery, vineyard, farm, custom crush facility, tasting room, residence and a stunning indoor/outdoor event center fully permitted for weddings and events. Hosting an approximately 3,981sf enclosed tasting room built in 2017 with an estimated covered outdoor loggia space of over 4,120sf, office/processing facility 9,351sf, a 2,400sf cold storage building, 2,190sf recently renovated residence, two guest homes . The vineyard is planted on 16 acres producing estate quality grapes and award winning wines. Varietals including Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Viognier, Zinfandel, Grenache and Muscat vines. Offered at $12,500,000.

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