Welcome

Last update:  6/20/2019 – ADA compliance Under Construction

Tasting Room Hours:

Our regular hours are 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays; other days we are available by appointment, please call at 760-788-4818.  Occasionally we do have to close due to other personal commitments so we welcome your calls to confirm we are open.

 Our new 2015 wines were released November 1, 2018:

The 10 new wines include 2015 Grenache Noir, 2015 Alicante Bouschet), 2015 Puppy Love (Grenache and Alicante Bouschet), 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Eglantine (Meritage).  Our 2017 Albarino was also released earlier in the year.


  • 2019 San Francisco Chronicle
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Grenache Noir
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Alicante Bouschet
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Bronze – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Bronze – 2015 Estate Puppy Love (Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet)
  • 2019 San Diego Toast of the Coast Competition
    • Gold – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc; also Best Cabernet Franc of the Competition and Best wine in the competition from the Ramona Valley viticultural area
    • Gold – 2015 Estate Alicante Bouschet
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Eglantine (Meritage)
  • 2019 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Bronze – 2015 Estate Alicante Bouschet

AND, from the prior year:

  • 2018 Orange County Wine Society Competition
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Malbec
    • Silver – 2014 Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Bronze – 2014 Estate Puppy Love (Estate Grenache Noir and Alicante  Bouschet)
  • 2018 San Diego Toast of the Coast Competition
    • Gold – 2014 Estate Puppy Love (Estate Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet)
    • Gold – 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; also BEST wine from the Ramona Valley AVA in the competition
    • Silver – 2014 Happy Tails (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon)
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Malbec
    • Silver – Petit Verdot 
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Silver – 2013 Estate Cabernet Franc Reserve
  • 2018 San Franciso Chronicle
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Puppy Love (Estate Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet)
    • Bronze – 2014 Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Bronze – 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

of many previous award winners we are most proud of:

  • 2012 Reserve Merlot – Double Gold Medal – 2016 Toast of the Coast, also BEST wine of Ramona Valley AVA in the competition, and BEST Merlot in competition.  
  • 2012 Petit Verdot – Gold Medal – 2016 Toast of the Coast, also BEST Petit Verdot in the competition
  • 2013 Happy Tails (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) – Gold medal – 2017 Toast of the Coast, also BEST wine of Ramona Valley AVA in the competition
  • 2013 Estate Merlot – Silver Medal – Orange County
  • 2008 Estate Cabernet Franc Reserve – 1st place against French equivalent wine (Loire Valley) and BEST of SHOW – both Peoples Choice and Judges panels at San Diego French American Challenge

About the Winery

View of the tasting veranda as you approach the winery, spring mountain lilac in bloom.On a north facing hillside overlooking the Ramona Valley AVA sits Woof’n Rose Winery and its vineyards.  Stephen and Marilyn Kahle own and operate the vineyard and winery with help from three sons and their respective families.  The Kahles love of dogs, and rose bushes surrounding the winery, give a clue as to how aptly the winery is named.

Woof'n Rose logo glass with dark red wine against a backdrop of lavender flowers.

Woof’n Rose makes all of its wines from Ramona Valley grapes, most estate grown on premises.  Annual production is 300 to 350 cases per year. The specialty is Cabernet Franc, but the small vineyards also include all of the other classic Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, as well as Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet; the wines reflect these varietals and blends comprised of them.  When you visit Woof’n Rose Winery for tasting you will sit on an outdoor veranda, overlooking the vineyards and the Ramona Valley, and will chat directly with the owners who double as grower, winemaker, and marketer.

Panoramic view of the Cabernet Franc vineyard as seen from the tasting veranda.

Woof’n Rose’s invitation to you is to enjoy the view, conversation, and

Please sip our wine in your quality time,

Time to smell the roses,

Time to kiss puppy  noses!