It’s not really a secret that San Diego boasts one of the highest concentrations of craft beer in the country. San Diegans love their beer, so whether you’re planning a beer fueled birthday bash, an intimate beer tasting, or a day trip to the wineries with a small group (or large!), Five Star Limo offers five star transportation all throughout San Diego County, including downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, San Diego Bay, and more!
In a city with 150+ breweries, countless restaurants, and more than several wineries, there’s so much to take advantage of!
If there’s a beer lover in your life, or you’re visiting San Diego and want to take in the sights and the sips, a San Diego brewery tour may be just the ticket to savoring all San Diego has to offer.
We offer private tours of some of San Diego best breweries so you can have a VIP experience all while sampling great beer with great friends, family and loved ones. Some of the best local breweries offer a range of experiences which not only including beer tastings but a beer tour that involves showing off the brewing process (for a real, in-depth behind the scenes look at how San Diego beer is really made.)
Want to experience a brew tour a little South of the border? Ask about our border crossing tours that connect both San Diego as well as the growing craft beer seen in Tijuana.
If you’re unsure of which breweries to visit, take a look at our comprehensive list of all San Diego breweries below and start making a wish list!
In San Diego’s North Park and University Heights area alone there more than 10 breweries and more incredible restaurants than you can count, so if you’re looking to sip some beer and take in some of the amazing city by foot, Five Star Limo can help you there too! We can help you schedule your tours in San Diego and schedule a pick-up and drop-off so you’re free to roam in between. Change of plans along the way? No problem! We offer free-cancellation.
We don’t wanna pop the cork on one of San Diego’s best-kept secrets… actually, who are we kidding — yes we do. Typically Napa and Sonoma hog the spotlight when it comes to everyone’s favorite use of grapes, but San Diego can hold its own. From its downtown urban wineries to East San Diego’s vineyards settled against the rolling hills, there’s so much to explore.
Here are just a few of the most popular wineries in San Diego:
- Ponte Winery. Located in Temecula wine country, the Ponte family has been growing grapes since the 80’s. Ponte specializes in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sangiovese — as well as blends, champagne, and dessert wines.
- Callaway Vineyard & Winery. Bold reds and sweet, sparkling whites are the go-to at Callaway, which was established in 1974. The Callaway vineyard, also located in Temecula, is open every day. Catch a tour of the spectacular estate for $20 or add $20 more for a tour with a wine tasting
- Leoness Cellars. Located in Temecula, you’ll find viognier, syrah, cabernet franc, merlot, white merlot, muscat cenelli, and cinsault port on the menu. Leoness also offers tours as well as pairings, so you can sample all their amazing wines alongside artisan cheese while taking in all that scenic beauty.
- Baily Winery Estate Club Tasting Room. Baily’s is a Temecula staple and the second oldest winery in Temecula valley. Here you can sip cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, sauvignon blanc, and semillon. Interested in a tasting? Enjoy six different sips for $20 or upgrade to a vertical format for $40 which includes an in-depth exploration of one variety of your choice alongside some carefully paired bites.
- Blue Door Winery. Nestled within the beautiful mountainous country side of Julian (inside a converted livery stable) sits Blue Door Winery. Enjoy a range of red varietals in their tasting room, open from 12pm to 5pm every day, before getting a slice of Julian’s famous apple pie.
- Milagro Farm Winery. Situated in Ramona and established by Mexican-born winemaker Hugo d’Aosta, Milagro is considered a boutique winery. They only produce a few thousand red wines and sparkling rose each year, making these estate-grown varietals extra special. Enjoy a full tasting on Saturday or Sunday for $15.
- Hungry Hawk Vineyards & Winery. Debuting in 2008, Hungry Hawk is a newer kid on the block, but don’t let that deter you! Specializing in bordeaux varietals, Hungry Hawk boasts 15 different grapes, which is not too shabby for a winery located just a few miles from downtown San Diego. Enjoy walking tours of the vineyard and a tasting combo for $35 or keep it simple with a standard sampling for $15.
- Orfila Vineyards and Winery. Choose from two locations either in sunny Escondido or along the beautiful Oceanside coastline. The winery specializes in sangiovese and viogneir grapes which can be enjoyed alongside Chef Luke Morganstern’s culinary masterpieces (in the Oceanside location).
- Bernardo Winery. The Bernardo winery was founded in 1889, making it the oldest continuously operating winery in Southern California. The charming location features local art, village shops, art studios and live music on its sunny patio — pair this with a fantastic glass of wine and you got all the ingredients for a great time. Enjoy a sampling for $20 or pick one glass to savor.
- Koi Zen Cellars. Located in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Koi Zen Cellars makes small batch wine with award-winning grapes from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, and Lodi. You can taste a variety of their wines for $10!
- Carruth Cellars Urban Winery. Nestled in the charming beachside town of Solana Beach, Carruth Cellars is the true definition of an urban winery, meaning you don’t have to leave the city to get the tried-and-true taste of a country-grown varietal. Carruth has several locations outside of its flagship Solana Beach site — there’s a Carlsbad tasting room as well as a wine garden right in the bustling, bright atmosphere of Little Italy.
- Charlie & Echo. If all-natural and sparkling wine is your bag, than Charlie & Echo is your go-to wine stop. Their natural and craft wine tours can be sampled in their MiraMar tasting room on Thursdays and Fridays.
- LJ Crafted Wines. Located in the beautiful Bird Rock area of La Jolla, San Diego, these wines allow you to enjoy the sun-ripened flavors of Napa and Sonoma from the gorgeous beachside location of San Diego. Here you can order by the glass, by the flight…or by the growler.
- Pali Wine. This urban tasting room is located in Little Italy and specializes in Central Coast pinot noir, bordeaux and rhone blends. Enjoy a wine flight alongside a roof-top view of the city and order some delicious plates prepared by Chef Travis Clifford.
Even as local it can be hard to keep track of all the nooks and crannies of sunny San Diego. There are so many neighborhoods…and so much to do! Visitors to San Diego will definitely want to take advantage of a guided tour in order to really uncover the best hidden gems here. Food tours are some of the best ways to take in all that a city has to offer!
We can help make sure you have an elevated experience, but taking the hassle of arranging public transportation out of the equation. Why take an Uber when you can travel in privacy and class?
We can help arrange tour guides for a variety of artisanal experiences that define San Diego. Your tour guide can help you explore:
Tequila & Tacos
What’s more San Diegan than beer? Tequila and tacos. With such a wide variety of influences and experiences converging from all over the world, right here in San Diego, you are sure to find a taco that will stick with you for life. From street tacos and taco trucks, to sit down taco affairs and fish tacos that may change your life — the options are endless.
Mexican Street Food
Elote, tamales and tostadas — oh my! There’s a whole, wide world of Mexican street cuisine to be found and enjoyed in so many different areas of San Diego. From Barrio Dogs in Barrio Logan to octopus tacos in Bonita and the empanadas from Puerto La Boca, there are so many amazing bites (and so many diverse neighborhoods) to be explored.
Taste of Little Italy
Little Italy, hands down, is a top food tour location. It boasts one of the highest concentration of craft cocktails and food in San Diego. From gorgeous, hand-made pasta dishes to unforgettable drinks, there is so much rich history (and tastes) ready to be uncovered.
The Gaslamp Quarter
A trip to San Diego would not be complete without a visit to the Gaslamp Quarter. Much like Little Italy, the variety and scope of food experiences is broad — so whether you want to check out a speakeasy or a rooftop bar, enjoy a steak or some local comfort food, it’s all there!