~~ Important Notice ~~
We are temporarily closing our tasting room for glasses of wine and tastings.
We believe that limiting public interaction and promoting “social distancing” at this time is the best way for us to support our community and prevent our health care system from being overloaded.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we value your patronage and loyalty.

COMPLIMENTARY DELIVERY is INCLUDED in San Diego County with 2 BOTTLE purchase.
If you need to reach us call 858-381-2675 or email wine@koizencellars.com
We will email updates and look forward to opening fully again once it is safe to do so. Stay up on our Virtual Classes and Concerts in our social media and emails. Thank you for your support, stay healthy and remember to Koi Zen.

Lisa, Darius and The Koi Zen Team

Voted Best Winery 3 years in a row

San Diego’s Best Winery

Great Event Space

Building a Community one glass at a time.

More Than a Winery

Join the Tribe

Uncork, Sip Back and Relax

Life is Short

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Making Award winning wines in the Community

A Unique Zen Winery Experience

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The Experience



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Our Values
what we believe in (i.e. what we give a crap about)

Being Responsible

We strive to treat you like family, through respect, consideration, education and being non-wasteful in all areas of our lives.


To create a safe environment to unwind and relax in a welcoming calm place and get away from daily stresses.


To support our community and to build a tribe of like-minded people by providing a place to meet, learn, explore and grow.

There is ALWAYS something going on at KZ

Wine Club

Fish Swimming



What We Do


“Wine starts in the vineyard” We don’t grow the grapes; professionally managed growers do that for us. This allows us to buy the best fruit from the best growers in the best regions across California.  We carefully transport the grape clusters to the winery where we turn fresh fruit into award winning wines.


“Try before you buy” You can’t go wrong buying quality wine, but it is always fun to try it first. Our staff is trained to share our wines with you and help you better understand what you enjoy in a wine. Need a little help to pair your wines? Your staff is there to help you out.


“Building a Community through Service” At Koi Zen, we are always hosting some form of event – whether it is a Fundraiser, a Charity, a Meet-Up, a Party or a Class. Our large tasting room holds over 100 people and it a great place to “gather the peeps” for some well deserved R&R. Hang out in some comfy couches and chairs or gather around a table and have some snacks.  


The scientist debate on the merits of wine, but I do know that hanging out with friends is really good for everyone. Socializing reduces stress, reduces blood pressure, increases smiles and forms real bonds between people. In a world so “connected” and “plugged in”, why do so many people feel isolated and have low self-esteem, maybe because the interweb isolates people, but Koi Zen Cellars brings people together.

The Zen Team

Lisa Miller

"He makes the wine, she does everything else"

COO & Mom


isa is the heart behind Koi Zen Cellars.  Her passion is to create an exceptional experience for (more…)

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Darius Miller

Stress will KILL you, relax....

Zen Winemaker


arius has always been an entrepreneur starting at the young age of 7 when he started (more…)

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Jon Bunting

Professional "taster"

Jon the Somm


on grew up in Alpine CA and left for the Army right after high school where he served with the 82nd airborne (more…)


Wine Whisperer

Cat the Somm


at originally hails from Washington, DC, but has been in San Diego since high school. After 35 years of marketing and (more…)

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Monday – closed (Private Events Only) Tuesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday – 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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12225 World Trade Drive, Suite P San Diego, CA 92128 858.381.CORK(2675) When you need a break from shopping in Carmel Mountain, just swing on over to visit. We’d love to show you around.