San Diego's Award-Winning Gianni Buonomo Vinters Leaving Ocean Beach

May 15, 2024

San Diego's award-winning Gianni Buonomo Vinters urban winery is leaving Ocean Beach after nearly a decade to relocate to a new facility in Point Loma.
Longtime Ocean Beach resident Keith Rolle opened his urban winery Gianni Buonomo Vintners on Newport Avenue in OB in early 2016. Just two years after he got his start as a professional winemaker, two of his wines won double gold and bronze medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which has heavy submissions from the highly-regarded Napa and Sonoma wine regions of California and is considered the largest competition of American wines in the world. Rolle only submitted two wines, his extremely rare Charbono and Blaufränkisch varieties.

Gianni Buonomo Vinters will leave its longtime home in Ocean Beach on July 31. Rolle cites economic reasons as the catalyst behind the move, being the building's landlord is allegedly raising the rent 20% for the space. The winery is relocating three miles away to the Sports Arena area of Point Loma. The new space will feature a 40-foot tasting bar, lounge area, a warehouse for case goods and barrel storage and a parking lot for 18 vehicles.

"It took a couple years for people to realize that world-class wine could be made in our own little neighborhood," commented Rolle. Since then, the Peninsula community has embraced us as their own. We're eternally grateful for the tremendous support and are sad to leave OB."  

The new Gianni Buonomo Vinters is expected to open on September 21 at 3492 Pickett Street in San Diego's Sports Arena area. For more information, visit