Grape news — The Gärten in Bay Park is growing, adding an urban winery to the mix.
The beer, mead, pizza, and live music hub debuted last fall at 5322 Banks St. — in a 2,500-sqft patio space co-licensed by Deft Brewing and Lost Cause Meadery. Now, it’s also home to Oddish Wine, officially opening this Friday.
The tasting room hails from the Lost Cause Meadery team and specializes in adventurous, “minimal intervention” wines created using San Diego County grapes — plus experimental ciders, vermouths, amaro, and canned spritz beverages. Some of the menu’s naturally sparkling wines are co-fermented with other fruits or fortified with botanicals, like the Tart Cherry Vermouth.
Whatever you sip, husband-wife owners Billy and Suzanna Beltz promise it’ll be an “exploratory drinking experience” with a “sense of place” that highlights San Diego’s craft beverage scene.
Oddish Wine is open Wednesday-Sunday.