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Rancho Capistrano Winery Getting Some Positive Attention

Congratulations to our friends at Rancho Capistrano Winery. Winelines Online, a wine industry web site, has published a very complimentary article about the San Juan Capistrano winery. An excerpt from the article:

A winery in the O.C.?

Well, it turns out there are at least 10 wineries in Orange County, and they’ve pooled their marketing [...]

San Juan Chamber Mixer and Rancho Capistrano Winery Ribbon Cutting

Join the San Juan Chamber of Commerce this Thursday, May 8th, for a monthly networking mixer and celebrate the opening of Rancho Capistrano Winery with a ribbon cutting. Details below:

Capo Dispatch on Rancho Capistrano Winery Grand Opening

The Capistrano Dispatch “Business Beat” had a nice write-up about Rancho Capistrano Winery’s grand opening event. The article is here (scroll down).

Rancho Capistrano Winery Grand Opening Tickets

Yesterday, we mentioned the grand opening of Rancho Capistrano Winery. If you are interested in attending the grand opening party, tickets are available. From the Winery:

We are pleased to announce Rancho Capistrano Winery’s long awaited grand opening party on Saturday, April 26th, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

Each guest will enjoy: – A Rancho [...]

San Juan Wine and Beer Establishments Move Closer to Reality

Don Juan Ortega doesn’t always drink wine or beer, but…oh who are we kidding? Yes he does, although he vehemently denies that he is persona non grata at Swallows Inn. It is no wonder, then, that Don Juan is in such a good mood today. He has received word that not one but two highly [...]

Congratulations to the San Juan Chamber on a Successful Vintage Food and Wine Festival

Congratulations to the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce and everyone involved in this past weekend’s 17th Annual Vintage Food and Wine Festival at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Participating restaurants included Ricardo’s Place, Bad to the Bone BBQ, Mission Grill, Sundried Tomato, Sarducci’s, Five Vines Wine Bar, Hidden House Coffee, Rancho Capistrano Winery, Guapas [...]

Rancho Capistrano Winery Coming to Downtown San Juan

A new winery coming to downtown San Juan Capistrano? Yes, please.

Rancho Capistrano Winery is opening in San Juan Capistrano, leasing space in one of downtown’s historic old adobes, just steps from the train station.

Future home of Rancho Capistrano Winery (photo credit: Rancho Capistrano Winery)

According to the winery:

After the remodel, we [...]