The 2nd Annual RB Tastings Festival – a benefit for the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society – is scheduled for 12 noon to 4 p.m. on September 30, at Bernardo Winery, located at at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte in Rancho Bernardo.

There are four musical groups lined up to provide entertainment this year. The groups include, Backwater Blues Band from San Marcos, the Clachan Boys, Vic Moraga of the Castillian Gypsy, and Chini and Cambereos, a Bernardo Winery favorite duo. In addition, attendees will be able to peruse award winning artists showcasing their talent. Artists this year include Clay Artists at the Winery, Jeff Adamoff Designs, Patricia White and DC Woodcrafts.

Aside from the entertainment, participating restaurants include Café Merlot, Elephant Bar, El Pollo Loco of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Souplantation and Vintana located at Lexus of Escondido. Beer lovers will enjoy a tasting from Coronado Brewery, New England Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, Pizza Port Micro Brew, Karl Strauss, and samplings for the Rancho Bernardo Urge American Gastropub. For the oenophiles or those who would like to enjoy some local wine, the San Diego wineries will be present including Bernardo Winery, Salerno Winery, Edwards Vineyard & Cellars, Cordiano Winery, Kohill Winery, and Chuparosa Winery.

The presenting sponsor is Belmont Village Senior Living. Other major sponsors include Gold Sponsor Lexus of Escondido, Silver Sponsors Patricia Hodgkins First American Trust and George Cooke, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Bronze Sponsors include San Diego Digital Solutions, George Plumbing, The Roth Law Firm and RB Print Pros. Valley View Casino & Hotel, Point Loma Credit Union, Nancy Canfield, Realtor; RealLiving Lifestyles, and Re/Max Associates; Broker: Al Haragely.

Tickets are $20 each or may be purchased at the gate for $25 each. For more information, visit or call 858.775.5788 or e-mail You must be 21 to attend.

The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the local history and increasing public awareness through programs and outreach. It is currently comprised of 282 members. Meetings are at 2 p.m. on the second Monday each month at the Rancho Bernardo Historical Museum at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paeo del Verno Norte.

[box_dark] RB Historical Society Board of Directors


  • Karen Rott, President
  • Jane Harmon, 1st Vice President
  • Gary Powers, Development Director
  • Faye Schell, Treasurer
  • Valerie Schmitt, Secretary

Board Members

  • Alethea Altenbern
  •  Janet Atkin
  •  Sue Bair
  •  Nancy Canfield
  •  Tom Cook
  •  George Cooke
  •  Marla Cruz
  •  Sally Edwards
  •  Fred Gahm
  •  Kathy Gomez
  •  Carolyn Hess
  •  Raenell Hooten
  •  Lorraine Kaa
  •  Margarita Logan
  •  Hilda Teel