Friars Folly Wines
Our goal at Friars Folly is to make wine fun and approachable;
never intimidating or pretentious. The wines at Friars Folly
carefully selected to provide diversity and value. About
half of our 100+ wine list are bottles of wine under $25.00.
and the Pacific Northwest are well represented, as well as
most of the other major wine-producing regions of the world.
All the wines at Friars Folly are available to consume on
premises or to purchase as retail to take home or for the
Through the ages, wine has been a beverage
of pleasure and enjoyment. The Spanish Franciscan Friars
Mission system in California produced wine for the sacrament
and as their beverage of choice. In fact, their efforts at
were so successful; they created an entire industry from
their wine – selling it to the soldiers, residents
of the pueblos and early
California explorers. Most of the wine made was in the southern
Californian Missions. In fact, the first California wine
Europe was from Mission San Diego. Padre Junipero Serra planted
the first wine grapes in California at Mission San Diego
Mission San Juan Capistrano around 1770.
Local wines from San Diego, Guadalupe Valle in Baja Mexico
and Temecula wines hold a special place at Friars Folly.
winemakers have come a long way in creating wines specifically
suited to our Mediterranean climate. They are excelling in
Spanish and Italian grape varieties that share similar growing
conditions. In fact, two of California’s oldest continuing
owned wineries are located in San Diego County – the
Bernardo Winery established 1889 in Rancho Bernardo and the
Winery in Escondido.
Visit the historical Bernardo Winery and
step back into history by peeking into the wine storage
room. By supporting these wineries, your consumer dollars
help to encourage more of this industry locally that provides
acres planted in vineyard and saved from development and
broadens our tourism based dollars that support our economy.
Sadly enough, some of wines are becoming extinct. Enjoy the
Hart Winery Grenache Rose Reprieve made from grapes that
come from a vineyard that is being uprooted for an airport.
The Reprieve is that the development has been delayed, so
Hart has been able to produce another vintage of this award-winning
rose for us to enjoy.
Local Micro-Brewed Beers on Tap
At Friars Folly, we like to support our local micro brewers.
You will always find a rotation of four different micro-brews
Stone Brewing Co., Coronado Gold, Solomon of the Sea, Anvil
Alesmith and more - ask your server what's on tap!