In early 2015, a group of local families became new majority stakeholders in Milagro Farm Vineyards & Winery, which spans 110 acres in the Ramona Valley; since then, they've worked to revamp the farm and winery and will debut a redesigned tasting room this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Milagro will usher in its next chapter with food trucks and live music to celebrate its new 2,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor tasting room that holds 40 seats inside its modern and comfortable tasting bar and living room-styled space. Going forward, the winery will be open for tastings on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment.
Another important in the property's evolution is a new relationship with Baja-based Hugo D'Acosta, a pioneering winemaker known for his integral role in defining, developing and shaping the Valle de Guadalupe wine region. D'Acosta and his team of professionals will be working with Milagro to manage its over 10,000 vines that produce 11 wine varietals, aiming to help grow and strengthen the Ramona Valley appellation.
Last year, one of the partners, Whisknladle Hospitality (Catania, Whisknladle, Prepkitchen) founder Arturo Kassel, spoke of creating a farm-to-table restaurant on the farm, which has a dedicated one-acre parcel that is currently growing a variety of produce just for the hospitality group's restaurants.