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Our Urban Winery is in the heart of Carmel Mountain and minutes away from Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Scripts Ranch. Come relax in our comfortable venue while we teach you about our hand crafted wines during your wine tasting.

Meetings and Meet-Ups

This is a perfect venue for small intimate meetings and meet-ups.  Reserve the winery today.

From Grape to Glass

We crush, ferment, age, blend and bottle artisan boutique wine right behind the tasting room.

A San Diego Urban Winery

Our San Diego Urban Winery sources grapes from world class vineyards
and produce fantastic wine right in your local neighborhood?
Come experience the difference.

Your Neighborhood Winery

Our passion is fine wine, good people and a stress free lifestyle. Come experience your neighborhood winery.

World Class Vines

We source grapes from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Lodi.

Welcome to Koi Zen Cellars

Come learn about wine with us and your friends.

Uncork, Sip Back and Relax

Our tasting room is a perfect place to unwind and sip back a good glass of wine and friends

Raves

I would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to you and your husband Darius for giving B. and I a wonderful and very memorable evening yesterday. B. was certainly very impressed with the whole evening plan.

Jose M.

What a gem- a true Urban Winery. SO HAPPY that you guys opened! Lots of options for Wine and the decor is so inviting and relaxing!

Trudi K.

Trudi K.

They do everything first class!

Anna D.

Anna D.

We came in on a Saturday evening and were happily greeted. Great wine, conversation and snacks. A great space to come with a friend or two for conversation and wine 🙂

Shawna F.

Shawna F.

“…and were greeted with smiling faces and a positive vibe.”

“Welcome to the neighborhood Koi Zen – you’re a great addition!”

 

Lisa C.

Lisa C.

The owners are very nice and make a significant effort to make you feel welcome and relaxed.

Kevin G.

Kevin G.

Wines

Our Artisan wines are produced in small lots by hand with love and passion. Come taste the difference.

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Malbec: 2014 Lake County CA

Malbec: 2014 Lake County CA

Our 2014 Malbec comes from grapes grown in the high elevations of Lake County which is north of Napa.

Clear Lake, the largest and oldest natural fresh water lake in California provides coastal like influences making this a lovely grape growing area with high elevation, hot days and cool nights.

The light nose of the wine invites one’s senses to explore and investigate while the medium tannin’s and low acids dance on the tongue with a clean finish.

This is not your typical Argentinian Malbec. Bright notes of sour cherries, cranberries and tart raspberry explode on the palate with memories of old fashioned candy stores filled with cotton candy and good times.

This playful, fun wine can be enjoyed anytime of year, but chilled a bit and served with summer fun, it is exceptional. Grab a bottle or two and share with friends over simple picnic foods of soft cheeses, fruit, light dried meats, good friends and great times. This wine has been very popular and will sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate too long.

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Sauvignon Blanc: California 2013

Sauvignon Blanc: California 2013

This lovely light Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of cool and warm weather California grapes producing a very approachable wine which both intrigues and satisfies the palate.

The light nose of fresh grass, pale straw and light citrus notes come from the grapes grown in a cool region that gives want to a  velvety burst of passion fruit, pineapple and lemon/ lime from the warm regions on the tongue. The refreshing acids dance  on the palate with other subtle hints of exotic tropical fruits and goodness making this wine a picnic and party favorite.

Serve chilled and pair with soft cheeses, light snacks, dried fruits and a healthy dash of good friends and great times. Stock up now before it is all gone.

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Merlot: 2014 Russian River Valley

Merlot: 2014 Russian River Valley

Our Merlot is full bodied dry red wine that  hails  from the Russian River Valley can stand up against the deepest savory meal. The first sip is intense then as it opens up, it begins to show you its softer side that is packed with flavor, complexity and interest. The acidity keeps the dark  berry flavors alive on the palate while notes of  granite, minerals, dust  and floral scents of  lilac and lavender create intrigue.

Dark and opaque, this wine lures the senses into a long mysterious journey. The  tannins and structure  linger in the mouth  providing a long smooth satisfying finish. Lay this bottle down for a few years to soften the tannins and deepen the complexity, or pop a bottle open today and visit the wild side.

This wine is selling out fast so you better act quickly if you want to sample this unique offering.

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Cabernet Sauvignon: Lodi 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon: Lodi 2013

This Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and approachable medium bodied Cab. It has enough structure to stand on it’s own, but is soft enough not to be stuffy or pretentious. It has a pleasant balance of tannins and acid allowing it to pair with casual every day dishes such as BBQ chicken, a juicy burger or a slice of pizza. This wine is a great sipper or can be easily paired with food.

This “go to” wine is lightly oaked and shows floral and spicy characteristics with hints of red fruits and berries. Combine with melted dark chocolate to create a wonderful culinary experience that you can enjoy every day.

This wine is almost sold out, so stop by quickly before it is all gone.

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Petite Sirah: Sierra Foothills 2014

Petite Sirah: Sierra Foothills 2014

Meet our biggest and most full bodied wine – Petite Sirah with grapes grown in the Sierra Foothills.

The black liquorish notes combines with dark fruits invite one to explore the round full bodied textures and bold dark flavor of ripe blueberries and dark fruits. The pronounced tannins combine beautifully with bight acids, keeping the wine rewarding, unique and memorable. Pair this wine with flavorful foods such as BBQ, roasted meats and strong cheeses for a  mouthwatering culinary experience.

Swirl the glass and watch the wine stain the glass with deep hues of utter lusciousness and beckoning calls of desire. Let the aromas and esters expand within the glass creating allure and intrigue calling the senses to partake in this remarkable experience.

Enjoy the bold side or lay the wine down for a few years to let it combine and integrate in the bottle developing its rich bottle boutique for a smoother velvety experience while staying bright and fresh.

This wine will sell out very fast, so don’t hesitate very long; once it is gone, it’s gone.

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2013 Chardonnay

2013 Chardonnay

Our  California Chardonnay with its golden color and tree fruit aromas intrigue the eyes and nose while the smooth creamy texture fills the mouth with luscious ripe sweet nectarines, peaches, tangerines, and pears with just a kiss of  sweet. The acids combine wonderfully with the  residual sweetness and the light oak flavors  creating a wonderful balanced wine. The bright  lingering smooth finish reminds us to  slow down, and enjoy life.

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Community

Our mission is to create a sense of community, peace and friendship for everyone.

Our motto is, “Uncork, Sip Back and Relax” and this is what we do:

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Trust the guy who used to fly jets.

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