Poet Robert Frost once wrote, “Somewhere ages and ages hence two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
To take the road less traveled to find estate grown award-winning wine can make the difference between having an ok wine tasting experience and having an outstanding memory making adventure.
Milagro Farm, Vineyard and Winery are a destination point in Ramona Valley. The drive to the farm along sundrenched country roads has a calming effect that washes away the hectic pace of everyday life. As you approach Milagro, which is off a dirt road and over a bridge you will feel like you found a special place where wine shouldn’t be grown let alone award winning wine.
“The wine here is excellent,” said guest Lynn Cober. “If you want a traditional California Chardonnay I suggest Karen’s Reserve.”
Founded in 2001 by San Diego natives, Kit and Karen Sickels, the farm and winery are considered a miracle property. The soil was once granite fields and the 100-acre boutique winery was filled with oak trees. After surviving two wild fires the farm has been transformed into growing olive trees, apple trees and vineyards.
While many wineries closer to San Diego or north in Temecula are becoming crowded and loud the atmosphere at Milagros is slower paced and relaxing. Guests can take their time tasting the wines or even tote a picnic basket outside to enjoy a glass of vino on the patio overlooking the vineyards.
“I really enjoy this winery,” said Tom Trahey who resides in Santa Monica. “I have horses nearby and every time I am in town I make a point of coming to Milagros at the end of the day.”
Trahey who is also a member of the wine club was ordering a case of wine to take with him to Santa Monica.
The winery may be new compared to other wineries throughout California but the quality is competitive. Milagro Farm Vineyards & Winery has grown from producing just two grape varietals to eleven and from a few hundred cases of wine to a few thousand. The farm is also sustainable with the land being nourished by spring water wells and support animals.
Jim Hart who has helped develop Milagros’s vineyards is a second-generation winemaker. Hart’s family also owns a winery in Temecula, Hart Winery.
Since production started in 2006, the winery has been winning multiple awards on various vintage every year. Wine like the Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc, Rose of Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Karen's Reserve Chardonnay and Chardonnay, were all award winning white wines in various years. A few of the award winning red wines include Estate Grown Barbera, a red wine that even white wine drinkers enjoy, Sangiovese and Meritage. A complete list of awards can be found by clicking on the link: http://milagrofarmwinery.com/awards/.
Milagro’s also offers a unique sparkling wine called the Manzana de Milagro. This wine contains no grapes only Gala and Fuji apples from the estate. This apple wine offers a light subtle taste of the fruit and has notes of citrus, honey and vanilla cream at the finish.
Whether you are local to the San Diego region or from out of town the best way to make sure you always have your favorite Milagro wine at home is to become a member. Members are offered complimentary wine tasting for up to three guests, invitations to member only events, private winery tours and wine discounts. You can also mix and match each order to be red and whites.
Milagro Farm Vineyards & Winery is located at 18750 Littlepage Rd Ramona, CA 92065. They can contact at 760-787-0738 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is milagrofarmwinery.com