I just built a home in Encinitas, and wanted to find a local wine bar to satisfy my needs. Linda had told me there were a few in the area, so I decided to try Gaffney’s Wine Bar. Unlike most winemakers’ dinners, this place allows their guests to enjoy a dinner prepared by a professional local chef and taste many different wines and won’t empty one’s wallet in the process. All wine’s are chosen to compliment food prepared by the chosen chef for the evening, definitely a wine lovers kind of place! It’s friendly staff will make you feel right at home, even if it’s your first time trying wine. They offer Gourmet snacks and high quality hand made chocolates from Chuao Chocolatiers. Donna Gaffney owns and operates this wine bar, located along the coastline in North County. Perhaps a glass of Dead Arm Shiraz or Penley Flagship Cabernet is what you have in mind? Complement your wine with an appetizer, like the pate which is served with cheese, olives and bread. The Gaffneys have provided San Diego area wine novices and aficionados alike with an impressive selection of wines from around the world in their humble wine bar location. Indoors, burgundy hued walls encourage patrons to sample a flight of reds. Outdoor seating also available, and an assortment of wines by the half glass are popular pick. I highly enjoyed myself at Gaffney’s and appreciate what my Encinitas real estate agent has to say about the wine bars and other establishments along the coast.