Eric Van Drunen, who recently opened urban winery Charlie & Echo in Miramar, uses a device to “punch down” grape skins in a tank of fermenting red wine. Urban wineries produce wine in industrial and commercial areas rather than at vineyards.

Eric Van Drunen, who recently opened urban winery Charlie & Echo in Miramar, uses a device to “punch down” grape skins in a tank of fermenting red wine. Urban wineries produce wine in industrial and commercial areas rather than at vineyards. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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Jason Wimp, an owner of 2Plank Urban Winery, and winemaker Mike Szymczak show off some of the winery’s top offerings at its tasting room in Vista. The winery uses grapes from its vineyard in Fallbrook as well as from other vineyards.

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Mike McWilliams, who with Linda McWilliams owns San Pasqual Winery, holds a cluster of malbec grapes. Photo courtesy of San Pasqual Winery

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