Vinavanti Winery

9550 Waples Street
San Diego, CA 92121


Open: Year Round

Eric Van Drunen has handled the direct winemaking for all vintages, and began using solely natural/minimalist methods (no use of added yeast, sulfites, or other chemicals) in 2011. Vinavanti became the first, and only, Certified Organic winery in San Diego County in 2013. Under the Los Pilares label, his 2013 Grenache/Carignan is described as "an accomplished natural wine that is every bit as explosive as anything in the genre (including Cornelissen)" by Jon Rimmerman of Garagiste, and his 2013 Sparkling Muscat graced the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2014, the only San Diego County wine to do so.

In addition to running Vinavanti, Van Drunen was instrumental in the forming of the local business league for urban wineries, San Diego Urban Wineries, and currently serves as President. 

Images provided by, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at; additional AARP information and resources are at En español, visite

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in San Diego
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner