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Last update:  8/26/2021

Tasting Room Hours:

We have  returned to normal pre-pandemic operation.  Normal hours are 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and by appointment during the week.  In order to reduce the crowd and give you a more personal wine experience we welcome you to call ahead to let us know when you will be coming, but it is not required.  Please call at 760-788-4818 or e-mail marilyn@woofnrose.com with questions or to confirm a visit time.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these past several months of trying times – Best Regards – Steve and Marilyn

Our 2018 vintage Wines will be released on 11/1/21.

Please note, several Woof’n Rose wines are now available online and shippable to most states, visit the ‘Our Wines’ page to shop for Woof’n Rose wines online.

2021 Competition Performance 

(not all wines were entered in all competitions)

  • DOUBLE GOLD – 2017  Estate Eglantine – San Diego Toast of the Coast; was also
    • BEST Bordeaux style wine of the San Diego Toast of the Coast 
    • Silver – San Francisco Chronicle
  • GOLD – 2017 Estate Reserve Merlot – Orange County; was also
    • GOLD – San Diego Toast of the Coast
  • Silver – 2017 Estate Grenache Noir – Orange County;  was also
    • Silver – San Francisco Chronicle, and
    • Silver – San Diego Toast of the Coast
  • Silver – 2017 Estate Montepulciano – San Diego Toast of the Coast
  • Silver – 2017 Estate Happy Tails – Orange County; was also
    • Silver – San Diego Toast of the Coast
  • Silver – 2017 Estate Malbec – San Diego Toast of the Coast

These wines join our proud prior year’s award winners:

  • San Diego Toast of the Coast Competition
    • DOUBLE GOLD – 2016 Estate Cabernet Franc (also judged best Cabernet Franc of the competition)
    • DOUBLE GOLD – 2016 Estate Grenache Noir
    • DOUBLE GOLD – 2016 Estate Eglantine (our Bordeaux style blend)
    • DOUBLE GOLD – 2012 Reserve Merlot – Double Gold Medal, also BEST wine of Ramona Valley AVA in the competition, and BEST Merlot in 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
    • 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
    • GOLD – 2013 Happy Tails (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon), also BEST wine of Ramona Valley AVA in the competition
    • GOLD – 2012 Petit Verdot – Gold Medal , also BEST Petit Verdot in the competition
    • Silver – 2016 Estate Reserve Merlot
    • Silver – 2016 Estate Alicante Bouschet
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Eglantine (Meritage)
    • 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
  • San Diego French American Challenge
    • 2008 Estate Cabernet Franc Reserve – 1st place against French equivalent wine (Loire Valley) and BEST of SHOW – both Peoples Choice and Judges panels
  • Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Malbec
    • Silver – 2014 Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Silver – 2013 Estate MerlotBronze – 2015 Estate Alicante Bouschet
    • Bronze – 2014 Estate Puppy Love (Estate Grenache Noir and Alicante  Bouschet)
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  • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Grenache Noir
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Alicante Bouschet
    • Silver – 2015 Estate Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Silver – 2014 Estate Puppy Love (Estate Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet)
    • Bronze – 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
    • Bronze – 2015 Estate Puppy Love (Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet)
    • Bronze – 2014 Eglantine (Meritage)
    • Bronze – 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Winery

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 Kahle’s 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!