2016 Ferrari

Check out our new Ferrari convertible! Our Ferrari is a manual corking machine made in Italy and yes it is called a Ferrari. Over the last week we have been busy bottling our 2014 Malbec and 2014 Merlot. Since April of 2015, my poor corker which had corked over 7,000 bottles, finally gave up the ghost. There is a shaft that holds the bottle up tight to the top but it started slipping and the corks weren’t being inserted properly.…

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Local Artist - Ramon Britton Flyer

Local Artist – Ramon Britton

LOCAL ARTIST GALLERY SHOWING SAVE THE DATE: Friday February 5, 2016 We are so exited to host Ramon Britton as our next local artist here at Koi Zen Cellars. Ramon is a San Diego expressionist mixed media painter. His artistic process began as a child pencil drawing during frequent excursions to the San Diego beaches and the San Diego botanical gardens. Therefore, his primary source of inspiration for his richly diverse subject matter comes from the great outdoors. Mr. Britton…

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The Winery and Winemaking

This year, the grape harvest has been a roller coaster for the growers and winemakers; we are just about finished winemaking at the winery! We will be processing our last 3 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon the first week of November, which is late but mother nature runs the show. Winemaking: This year we hand made and crafted wine from: 4 Tons of Pinot Noir from Los Alamos CA, 3 Tons of Merlot from Dry Creek Sonoma, 2 Tons of Malbec…

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Custom Label

Custom Labels

Did you know that there are over 100,000 private and custom wine labels in the United States? And how many of them have your name, logo or special event on them. If I were to guess, not a single one; but Koi Zen Cellars can help you out. Don’t worry, we can fix this in a few simple steps. The Custom Label program is simple:  Come over to the winery and sample the wines. Select the varietals and quantity. Right…

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Meet Up Group

Meetings, Meet-ups and Networking

We have been having so much fun hosting meetings and meet-ups at the winery. There are so many interesting people, opportunities and connections. Now I am not the most social person in the world and I have a hard time walking up to a stranger and putting out my hand and saying “HI”. I was as a Networking training class just a few days ago and the presenter, Jonny Dupre, gave us a few tips on how to break the…

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Book your Wine Blending Party

They say that winemaking is part science and part art and the artistry shows while blending. We are offering wine blending parties for you and will be blending wines to serve in the tasting room. You might already know that each wine and each wine growing region have specific characteristics. The French call this “Terroir”. By understanding these differences, winemakers can blend different wines together to produce some extraordinary blends that are far superior to the individual wine. This is…

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Opening an Urban Winery

We have been so blessed by all of the great people who have come into our urban winery and shared their time with us. All of these people have confirmed to me that wine people are nice happy people, so I want to thank all of you who have stopped by. Namaste.   The First Six Weeks: I think most of our systems are now in place and everyone has been so helpful and understanding when we run into a…

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Our Grand Opening

Thank You!!!! We cannot extend enough gratitude to everyone who attended our grand opening week, or helped us get ready! On Thursday we had a soft opening for family and we were super surprised by Lisa’s sister and brother-in-law from New York who popped in and her younger brother flew in from PA. We were just blown away that they came and it brought tears to Lisa’s eyes. Everyone stayed late and had a good time. The food was good,…

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Pre Grand Opening

Hi All: Photography Update: Even though the studio has been completely transformed into an Urban Winery, we are still shooting photo sessions. Photoshoots on location is the way to go this time of year and the beach has been very popular. Time slots are very limited due to our new schedule, so please contact Lisa K (858.673.3630) to book your session quickly, especially if you have a tight schedule. We are also shooting headshots in the newly renovated winery early…

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Construction

Winery Construction – The Transformation of a Photography Studio

Update – Winery Construction Efforts: This is an update on the winery construction project that we have started. We hope all is well with you as we move into spring. The days are getting longer and warmer at least in San Diego; we are hitting the 90’s and the blooming Jasmine fills the night air with a sweet fragrance. I heard the east coast is getting snow today. Now that stinks! License Update As you probably have heard, we are…

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Hours

Hours:

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 – 12:00 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.

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