A San Diego wine bar where friends gather, relax and celebrate

4095 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA, 92116
(619) 546-8466


Village Vino @ Fox5: Rosé Season Introduction

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A rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method.
The most important question to ask when you buy rosé: Is it DRY? And that’s what you want: a wine that’s fresh and acidic, without extra sugar to bury its mineral/fruity/whatever flavors and aromas. Remember, it was super-sweet white zinfandel and its mass-produced brethren that gave rosé a bad name to begin with. You can read more about Rosé wine here.


Surf’s Up for San Diego’s Wine-and-Food Scene

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We are very proud to be part of the culinary and wine renaissance taking place in San Diego. Check out the full article HERE.

Experts pick 10 best wines for your Fourth of July BBQ

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Rita Pirkl shares the 10 best wines for your next BBQ. Full article HERE.

Charming yet hipster Kensington

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Love to be a part of this ‘hip’ neighborhood! Check out the full article HERE.

San Diego Magazine’s ‘Best of Restaurants 2014’

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We are simply delighted to be on this list! Thank you to every one who helped make this happen.

Check out the original article HERE.



A rosé by any other name …

Village Vinos Rita P comments on Rose wine

Village Vino owner Rita P offers a great description of a delicious selection.

Full article HERE.

Kermit Lynch’s long and wining road

Kermit Lynch Tasting at Village Vino

On May 3, Village Vino in Kensington will host its annual Spring Kermit Lynch Tasting.

Following are excerpts from an interview with Lynch, done upon the release of his book’s anniversary edition.

Kermit Lynch Tasting Event Details at Village Vino

"Should Zin Be in?"


People generally look for more balanced, lower-alcohol wines that can be consumed with a meal. Unfortunately, a lot of Zinfandel is a meal in and of itself. Why no Zinfandel by the glass? California Zinfandel is relatively expensive compared to varietals from around the world.

Rita Pirkl, owner, Village Vino

Best Wine List 2013 – San Diego Magazine


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We’re excited to announce that Village Vino won the 2013 Reader’s Choice award for Best Wine List. Thank you very much!

"San Diego Drinks & Cocktails"

From: http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/October-2012/San-Diego-Drinks/

San Diego Drinks & Cocktails
Diego? The Zonies are back home in the desert, and we can find a seat at the good hotel bars again. Here are three new spots we love.

Village Vino

4095 Adams Avenue, Kensington

White:  Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône La Vie On Y Est 2010, $15. Refreshing Viognier.
Notes: Hints of melon, peach in the bouquet; round, fruity finish.
Pair with: Pumpkin soups, Thanksgiving fare.

Red: Anna Maria Abbona Dolcetto di Dogliani Maioli 2009, $12. Lighter-bodied Piedmont red.
Notes: Fresh berry bouquet, mid-bodied, subtle style.
Pair with: Roasted vegetables, grilled meats.