San Pasqual Winery

Linda and Mike McWilliams are the owners and proprietors of San Pasqual Winery located in La Mesa, California, with tasting rooms in La Mesa and San Diego’s famed Seaport Village.

Originally from the Chicago area, we attended the University of the Pacific and then completed graduate school at San Diego State University. Upon graduation, we embarked on our professional careers, Linda serving as a school speech pathologist and Mike employed as an industrial psychologist. Our venture into the wine industry began in 2009 when we purchased San Pasqual Winery – San Diego’s first urban winery – as a “retirement” project.

After going back to school to earn her Certificate in Winemaking from UC Davis, Linda became our fulltime winemaker.  In addition to managing winemaking operations, Linda served two terms as president of the San Diego County Vintners Association. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Wine Institute and is the founding director of the San Diego/Riverside County Viticulture Apprenticeship Program.  When not assisting Linda in the cellar, Mike focusses on business and marketing activities for the winery.

San Pasqual wines are hand-crafted in small lots using grapes sourced from local vineyards and renowned viticulture regions throughout California.  We currently produce about 2500 cases a year that are sold directly from our tasting rooms and through our “Friends of San Pasqual” wine club. This direct-to-customer approach reflects our philosophy of enjoying the people who enjoy our wine.

The wines are consistent award winners in local, state, and international competitions. Our Riesling, Albariño, and Cabernet Franc were recently awarded gold or double gold medals from the San Francisco Chronicle. Other award-winning varietals on our current wine list include Chardonnay, Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Teroldego, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  We also produce several passionfruit-based wines, including our hottest seller that’s fermented with Habanero chili peppers.

We cordially invite you to join us for this “Bucket List” trip to Croatia.  This once-in-a-lifetime program combines a 7-night land tour from Zagreb to Split, followed by a 7-night deluxe yacht cruise to Dubrovnik aboard the 19-cabin vessel AURELIA.  We’ll visit Croatia’s most beautiful islands on the Adriatic Sea. On board will be an ample provision of wine from San Pasqual Winery along with select Croatian vintages.  This exclusive tour is dedicated to great food and fine wines, at a super value.  Feel free to share this website with any like-minded friends.

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Please Note: This Croatia — Jewel of the Adriatic 2025 wine tasting cruise/tour was created for San Pasqual Winery by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA in conjunction with Katrina Line. This is an exclusive private itinerary and is exclusive to guests who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons.