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Rhône Style Wines from San Diego County

Our passions for wine, viticulture, and traveling have long been cherished pastimes shared with friends and family. The development of Domaine Artefact provides an opportunity to channel these passions into the creation of wine and sustainable viticulture to produce premier Rhône-style wines.

A visit to Domaine Artefact will provide an opportunity to experience unique varietals and one-of-a-kind blends. You’ll also be able to meet owners, Lynn and Mark, while relaxing in the tasting center, have a picnic or take a stroll through native plants, organic olive orchards, and agriculture.

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Lynn LaChapelle, owner and fabulous host!

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San Diego Voyager – August 2020

Every neighborhood in San Diego has its own vibe, style, culture and history. From Carlsbad to Point Loma (and everywhere in between) SD Voyager has been blown away by how many creative and talented people call San Diego home. Check out the inspiring story SD Voyager wrote about Domaine Artefact.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lynn LaChapelle.

Lynn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today?
My husband had always dreamed of being a wine maker and in 2007 we found a 30 acre parcel in the Highland Valley area, just proximate to the San Pasqual Agricultural Preserve. In 2008, we cleared the land after the Witch Creek fire devastated the citrus grove on the property. We began planting our first block in the spring of 2010…

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Domaine Artefact Olive Oil

Domaine Artefact maintains a small orchard of organically farmed Mission olives, which are milled on-site to produce our “Late Harvest” Mission olive oil. Mission olives are the oldest of the California varietals, introduced to California in 1769 by the Franciscans with the establishment of San Diego’s Mission de Alcala. Mission olives are considered an “endangered heritage food” by Ark of Taste (a catalog of foods that are sustainably produced, unique in taste or part of a distinct ecoregion).

The Mission olive is a perennial favorite for both table olives and oil production. Our orchard is fertilized and mulched with compost created by the animals on the estate and sprayed with natural clay to prevent olive fly infestation. “Late Harvest” Mission olive oil produces a rich buttery oil with a tropical, fruity quality. Our oil is exceptionally flavorful, vibrant and nutrient rich. Supply is limited each year, so we encourage you to order as soon as possible!

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