5 Reasons I Love Carlsbad
I had never heard of Carlsbad, but by the end of my trip I was calling all my friends, telling them they had to go…
Witch Creek Winery
As lush and romantic as Napa can be, you won’t miss out in Carlsbad, as its downtown tasting room proved every bit as tempting.
I’m always excited to go to local winery tastings because it’s a great way to meet new people and even get some (hopefully, colorful) advice about the local area. Walking through town, you can’t miss spotting Witch Creek Winery, with a striking rainbow tiger mural by artist Michael Summers on the side of the building.
Inside, you’ll find many one-of-kind wines to sip on. Sure, they have Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but have you heard of Nebbiolo and Montepulciano varieties? I’m not a connoisseur, but my untrained palate found their wines to be delicious. The cute black cat on their labels is a good enough reason to take a bottle (or four) home.
Try these rare reds in the Carlsbad tasting room, and get the lowdown on this 20-year-old winery. It all started in the Witch Creek California hills (that’s where they get their name), but now they get their grapes from several regions in Cali, plus Mexico. How exotic!