San Diego's Decades-Old Twin Oaks Valley Winery Relocates In North County

March 4, 2022

San Diego's more than 20-year-old Twin Oaks Valley Winery has relocated in North County and the new tasting room soft opens this weekend.

Grape broker Frank Bons and local sausage-maker Jacob Kappeler founded Twin Oaks Valley Winery in the hills of San Diego's San Marcos community in 2001. Winemaker and former Silicon Valley electrical engineer Malcolm Gray and his wife Kathryn purchase the winery in February 2013 and currently operate it til this day. In 2018, the Grays opened the first tasting room on the San Marcos property, but they recently shuttered it and relocated to Escondido. They intend to build a new wine tasting room on the San Marcos property, but that project is a couple years away from being completed. 

The new Twin Oaks Valley Winery tasting room has opened in the 14,000 square-foot, 1950s-era building that also houses Good Omen Mead in central Escondido, CA. Currently in its soft opening stage, the new wine bar will serve Twin Oaks more than 15 "Old World" wines, including its Estate wines, the 2015 Malbec and 2014 Syrah, as well as the award winning 2017 Sangiovese and limited release 2017 Midnight Ache blend. The new location will eventually house a 200+ seat restaurant and event venue that will be open to the public, as well as available for hosting private events like weddings, parties and corporate retreats.

Twin Oaks Valley Winery is now open from Thursday through Sunday starting at 3pm at 141 E. Grand Avenue in San Diego's North County city of Escondido. For more information, visit