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.
The restaurant is run by Chef Suzanne Williams and focuses on Spanish influenced cuisine.
Olives ~ Citrus and herb marinade
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.