Solterra Winery and Kitchen Encinitas

Solterra Winery and Kitchen opened about a year and a half ago on Coast Hwy in Encinitas. It is housed in a gorgeous building that serves as a barrel room and restaurant.

The Winery is the run by wine maker / owner Christopher Van Alyea.

Solterra Encinitas Fin

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The restaurant is run by Chef Suzanne Williams and focuses on Spanish influenced cuisine.

 

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Olives ~ Citrus and herb marinade

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Seared Octopus ~ Octopus, orange mint smashed fingerling potatoes, and pickled jalapeno.

Note ~ This is a knockout dish. I don’t know if it’s on the menu all the time but if it is eat it.

The winery produces three labels of wine

Christopher Cameron vineyards ~ Which uses grapes from Van Alyea Ranch in Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County, CA

Costa Azul ~ Sourced from the northern and central coast of California.

Solterra ~ Grapes from San Diego county, Temecula, and northern Baja, Mexico.

I really like the Solterra 2011 Vognier from Escondido, CA. I find it a really interesting white.

 

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