Vinavanti Urban Winery was established in San Diego's North County nearly 10 years ago before relocating its headquarters to Hillcrest in late 2015. Last November, the location at 1477 University Avenue was transferred to The California Fruit Wine Co., but Vinavanti has secured a space at 8680 Miralani Drive in Miramar for a summer 2017 revival.
Vinavanti Urban Winery was first established in San Marcos in 2007 by owner/winemaker Eric Van Drunen before moving its operations to Sorrento Valley, then Hillcrest in late 2015. The company specializes in the natural preparation of wine, including unoaked vinification with minimal processing and a natural fermentation without filtering, using only grapes grown in San Diego County.
In 2016, Vinavanti sold the lease and tenant improvements to its state-of-the-art, 3,300 square foot location in Hillcrest to Wholefoods-backed The California Fruit Wine Company, which was founded in San Diego in 2009 by brothers Alan and Brian Haghighi. Vinavanti has since secured a lease in a 2,000 square foot building within an industrial park in Miramar, which also houses 2kids Brewing Company, Setting Sun Sake Brewing, and incoming India Street Winery.
Vinavanti will transfer all winemaking operations and construct a modest tasting room component at its new headquarters, anticipated to debut by July 2017. The company plans to change its name in the near future and refocus its production on sparkling varietals, including rosé and a sparkling cabernet sauvignon. Unlike the Hillcrest branch, Vinavanti's Miramar location will not serve food, but nearby Deli Sushi & Desserts will deliver to the tasting room.
For more information on Vinavanti Urban Winery, visit vinavantiurbanwinery.com.