Meet the owners
Owners of The Wine Finch, David and Heather, first began visiting Idyllwild in 2013 - a quiet space to enjoy nature and reflect. From hiking with their dog (Larry), birdwatching and stargazing, the couple quickly fell in love with the community.
Idyllwild offers a sense of peace and restfulness that led to the ultimate inspiration behind The Wine Finch.
Located at the heart of downtown Idyllwild with a stunning view of Tahquitz Peak, The Wine Finch is the perfect, all-seasons escape for a weekend unwind.
Enjoy stunning mountain-side sunsets and quality time with family and friends, all while sampling the best wine selections Idyllwild has to offer.
Guests can look forward to a pleasurable and memorable experience where they can step back, travel with their senses, and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains.
Stories about wines
HEATHER'S FAVORITE WINE
"Chablis! This small French AOC, just north of Burgundy, exclusively grows Chardonnay grapes and produces some amazing wines with hints of green apple. We find that a good glass of Chablis is beyond refreshing for warm, summer days on the hill."
THEIR BEST OF "CALIFORNIA"
"As Southern California Natives, we have had the pleasure of traveling to many wonderful regions in the state, sampling wine along the way. One of the more popular red grapes (and adaptable to many climates), Zinfandel, has been called California's grape. Fun fact - Zinfandel is a Croatian grape introduced to California in the 1850s. We think it's fun to pair food with a wine from the region of origin, so a black risotto dish with Zinfandels is a staple pairing for us!"
DAVID & HEATHER'S TAKE ON REDS
"This time of year, we LOVE a good Gamay or Pinot Noir. Give us a good Beaujolais (AOC in eastern France best known for its Gamays) or a Burgundian (or Burgundian style) Pinot Noir and we are happy as a clam! This being said, Willamette Pinots are wonderfully earthy and so comforting on those cold evenings."