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Monserate Winery holds 'soft' opening

Owners strives to attain 'world class' facility to preserve Gird Valley


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 4:47pm

People enjoy wine, food and the view at Monserate Winery after opening to the public on October 15. Monserate Winery is serving their first vintage bottles of wine after planting their first vineyard in 2016. Village News/Shane Gibson photo

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

Monserate Winery is open. Long-time Fallbrook residents Jade and Julie Work purchased the former Fallbrook Golf Course in 2016 for $4.1 million with the desire to preserve the beauty and integrity of the land, dotted with 100-year-old oaks, towering sycamore trees, and tranquil lakes.

After 56 years, the public golf course had fallen on hard times and developers were ready to snatch it for homes. "It would be tragic to turn all this into houses or condos," said Jade Work.

He proposed a winery for the property and for the past five years has worked on...

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