Wine & Chocolate Pairings with Lisa K. Miller of Koi Zen Cellars
Koi Zen Cellars
12225 World Trade Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
For Valentine’s Day, Galantine’s Day, or just something fun to do with your significant other, we have you covered with a wine & chocolate pairing from Lisa K. Miller of Koi Zen Cellars Urban Winery in the heart of Carmel Mountain.
We love the feel of this neighborhood winery and the story behind it. Lisa was a photographer and her husband Darius, a computer scientist working in the corporate world. When the market took a tank in 2012 and with a health scare, Lisa & Darius decided that life was too short to live for a paycheck and decided to do something they were really passionate about, making wine!
They opened Koi Zen Cellars where they crush, ferment, age, blend & bottle the grapes/wine all on site. They source the grapes from world class vineyards like Napa and Lodi. They carry Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Sirah, & Mourvedre. We especially enjoy their Chardonnay which is crisp and has the flavors of nectarines, peaches, and pears.
Lisa & Darius have a great event space and hold lots of networking events, wine making classes, and much more. Their motto is “Uncork, Sip Back, & Relax.” We could not agree more. Check them out and watch our live segment above!