Once upon a time, up on the hill on Calle Cabrillo, lies the inspired Snow White cottage of Briar Rose Winery. Designed by an architect who assisted with the design of Disneyland in the 1950s, the layout is straight out of a fairytale, with Snow White, the seven dwarfs, frogs, an old carriage and even an enchanted garden with gnomes.
Briar Rose gives customers a standard tasting featuring a bubbly, sweet wine lager called The Talking Frog, a peach-flavored 2011 Estate Viognier, a sweet, orange blossom 2011 Estate Riesling, a peppery and berry 2008 Zinfandel and a sweet, black cherry 2005 Zinfandel Port. The winery also has a charitable “We Remember” red wine filled with blackberry, raspberry and vanilla notes. All proceeds from purchasing the bottle benefit the Veterans Research Corporation.
A reservation to visit the tasting room is required.