Rancho Capistrano Winery San Clemente
It all started in San Juan Capistrano, where the restaurant and winery became known for its monthly wine club parties and happy hours. The expansive outdoor patio at its flagship location often hosts live music, and you might just be lucky enough to grab a spot on the couch near the fireplace. The wine list—featuring 30 house-made wines from Paso Robles, Napa Valley, and Walla Walla wine regions—has something for everyone, from sparkling whites and roses to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, red blends, and even rare options like a 2020 Roussanne. With a farm-fresh menu offered all-day, we can’t decide whether we like brunch (winery omelet, anyone?) or dinner better—just know that the Gorgonzola Apple Flatbread is a must. Find their second location in San Clemente and look out for another expansion to Ladera Ranch soon.
How to book: Walk-ins only for dine-in. Reservations for wine tastings can be made online.