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Orfila Celebrates 25 Years of Business

By Malinda Romine Those whose hands touch a vineyard understand that, although his or her time on the land may be brief, the land itself is timeless.   While their time may be limited to five, ten, twenty, or fifty years, the attraction to own a vineyard and winery is to create something: a name,

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Production Update

Production Update

PRODUCTION UPDATE 2017 brought us a bumper crop on the estate, resulting in good quality fruit and high yields. This, in conjunction with a lot of purchased fruit, resulted in the biggest production season in Orfila history. We are producing all of our usual varietals, with the addition of Grenache from Dry Creek Valley in

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2017 HARVEST UPDATE

2017 HARVEST UPDATE

Viognier Grape Cluster We began harvesting the Orfila Ranch on August 1st, and over the weeks picked, crushed, and fermented 120 tons of fruit from our vineyards. Record high heat pushed our team through a fast harvest, as we hustled to pick the grapes through August and September. We supplemented the Orfila harvest with an additional 185 tons of fruit, bringing...

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Grape Stomp 2017

Grape Stomp 2017

I remember the first time I stomped grapes. It was a few years ago in San Diego and I had no idea what to expect. I even considered not stomping grapes at all and just tasting wine… Someone said there are health benefits. I thought to myself,  “What kind of health benefits could there be to 

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Behind the Scenes Bottling 2017

The way we make high-quality wine is by focusing on each aspect of wine making from farm to table. This process of creating a high-quality, local San Diego product can’t be completed without bottling. We bottle twice a year and use a mobile bottling truck from Paso Robles. Here’s a behind the scenes sneak peek

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What Does Heavy Rain Mean For A Vineyard?

What Does Heavy Rain Mean For A Vineyard?

Rain hit San Diego county and all of California hard this winter. We have even had some strong downpour in April, relieving the tension of Southern California’s drought. For the past two years growers in the San Pasqual Valley have seen the driest years since Orfila has farmed this land. What does this mean for

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Orfila Vineyards’ Bridal Show

Orfila Vineyards’ Bridal Show

SAVE THE DATE! Our bridal show begins at 12:00 pm and finishes up around 4pm on April 9, 2017. This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about potential wedding vendors and suppliers, including, bakers, caterers, florists, photographers, tables and chairs, dance floors, dinnerware, linens, music, party favors, transportation and more!  Everyone

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