Bell’s Up Winery

To some people, the moment of change is when something traumatic happens in their life and they realize – Wait, I’m not happy. Or someone passes away. Co-owner and winemaker Dave Specter decided he no longer wanted to be a tax attorney and wanted to make changes to his life. The moment of change was when he left the security of his career to make wine.  Co-owner and business manager Sara Specter’s moment was when her mentor died at the young age of 48.  Continue Reading →

10th Annual Art and Wine Festival

Ramona Art and Wine Festival

The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage and to rest a spell.  After looking at the examples set by other mural towns, a group of Ramona business people came together to launch an aggressive outdoor visual arts program, starting with murals. Continue Reading →

Areté at Iris Vineyards


Iris Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

The philosophy of Areté comes from Ancient Greece and refers to excellence of any kind. This philosophy guides the Iris Vineyards team to endeavor to excel at constant attention to their vineyard practices, wine quality, and hospitality. Their goal is to produce fresh, fruit-forward wines that honor the land and the full potential of the grape. Continue Reading →