Carruth Cellars Wine Garden Set To Shutter In San Diego's Little Italy

February 4, 2022

San Diego's Carruth Cellars Urban Winery is set to shutter its Little Italy wine garden later this year.
Carruth Cellars was founded in 2006 by Adam Carruth, a San Diego native with decades-long experience in the wine industry. Over the years, Carruth Cellars has grown to be San Diego's largest urban winery, with tasting rooms in Solana Beach, Carlsbad Village and Little Italy, as well as a production facility in Oceanside where 25,000 cases of wine are bottled annually. The winery has produced 15 award-winning wines as rated by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, as well as two Gold and four Silver medals for its wines at Sunset Magazine’s International Wine Competition. 

Word is that Carruth Cellars will shutter its nearly 5-year-old wine garden on Kettner Boulevard in Little Italy by summer 2022 due to an inability to negotiate a lease extension with the building's landlord. The company is still moving forward with a new multi-tenant tasting room and production facility in Oceanside dubbed Hangar 76. Carruth Cellars has also taken over a former art gallery space in Liberty Station for the opening of a 10,000 square-foot restaurant and tasting room expected to unveil in mid-2022. The Liberty Station location will offer a menu of charcuterie and cheese boards, panini sandwiches, salads, and other light fare to pair with Carruth's wines, including Carruth's Lake County Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and Paso Robles Grenache. 

Visit Carruth Cellars Wine Garden before they close their doors at 2215 Kettner Boulevard in San Diego's Little Italy. For more information, visit