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The passion and legacy of

Jose Manuel Mendez

Jose Manuel Mendez started in the wine industry in 1994 as a cellarworker for Sonoma Creek Winery and because of his previous experience as a Brew Assistant at Dempy’s (Sonoma Brewing Company), he was able to rapidly engage in the full spectrum of Winemaking


Refined and complex

2009 Parras Rose

This fine wine is very versatile and approachable because of the sweetness from the natural grapes. It goes well by itself but it complements well with mild and lightly spicy appetizer(slow-cooked bbq pork bruschetta with sliced mild jalapeños and cilantro) as well as a wide variety of lighter foods such as lightly grilled or sauteed snapper, rosemary infused roast

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Old Town San Diego Tasting

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Mendez Vineyard


Our 200 acres of estate owned vineyards are the foundation for our winery. Fundamentally, the family understands that great wines begin in the vineyard. This philosophy is an ideal marriage for winemaker Bill Knuttel, as he spends most of his time in the vineyard.

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Check out this little gem of a vineyard that produces
award-winning wine. You can visit our winery next
weekend during their tasting room's 2-year Anniver-
sary Celebration and taste the 2009 Parras Rose
along with some great food pairings!

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