5th Annual “A Toast to East County” October 2019

Experience fine tastings from various agricultural businesses including beer, wine, honey, and the regions finest restaurants all under one roof!  This event is in partnership with the San Diego County Vintners Association and in cooperation with El Cajon Elks Lodge.

Featuring special Vintner Trailblazer Awards presented by Maness Vineyards!

Congratulations to the 2018 Trailblazer winners:

Joe Harmes

Gladys and George Novinger

Abelardo Sanchez

Vineyard Hacienda


Elaine Lyttleton

Norm Case

Hatfield Creek Vineyards and Winery


Johnny and Shirley Schwaesdall

Schwaesdall Winery


Dominic “Dick” Colangelo

Lifetime Achievement Award

For Vines and Wines




Grand Cuvee






Vintners Reserves

Republic Services







Water Sponsor

7-11 on Chase and Avocado Rd. in El Cajon





2018 Featured Vendors:


  • Casi Cielo Winery & Maness Vineyards
  • Castelli Family Vineyards
  • Deerhorn Valley Vineyards
  • Granite Lion Cellars
  • Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery
  • Pearson Brothers Winery
  • PRP Wine International
  • Rock Canyon Vineyards
  • San Pasqual Winery
  • Schwaesdall Winery
  • Vino Urbano


  • Burning Beard Brewing Co.
  • Mike Hess Brewery


  • Fuerte’s NY Pizzeria
  • Hacienda Casa Blanca
  • La Mesa Dream Dinners
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
  • Rita’s Catering
  • Amore Cheesecakes
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • World’s Finest Chocolate


  • Richard’s Bees – Honey Purveyors
  • 1904 Apothecary Lane – Handmade Soap and Beauty Products
  • Taproots – Pickled Vegetables
  • T & T – Handmade Decorative Holiday Jars
  • Granite Lion Cellars – Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
  • Deerhorn Valley Vineyards – Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

Live Entertainment by Kathryn Cloward Band