RHONE STYLE WINES FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Toujours du temps pour le vin!
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. Additionally, you’ll be able to meet our animal family of dogs, horses, pigs, and chickens!
The Domaine Artefact Tasting Room
MEET THE OWNERS
Lynn & Mark
Mark and Lynn met as undergraduates while attending UCLA. After graduation, Mark received his B.A. in Biology and pursued a career as a fisheries biologist for the State of California in Northern California. After which he began teaching high school biology at De LaSalle before eventually moving to Southern California to teach chemistry at Vista High School.
Lynn comes from a military family, allowing her to travel extensively while growing up. In her early career, she pursued architecture, which ultimately led to a successful career in commercial real estate. Lynn is a passionate horse rider who shares Mark’s affinity for wine.
Together, they have built the Estate from the ground up, sharing all responsibilities beginning with the vision of the estate to planning, planting, and management.
Over the last 30 years, Mark and Lynn have immersed themselves in the world of oenology and viticulture. Their travels abroad have provided the great fortune to experience wine from some of the best wine regions of the world. Lynn imbues Domaine Artefact with her warm spirit, generous hospitality while Mark, the self-taught winemaker, brings his evolved palate, know-how, and passion to craft wines for Domaine Artefact. We invite you to join us on our wine journey!
Great wine begins in the vineyard
Join the Wine Club
Our close-knit community of members enjoys a personal relationship with the winery and are provided opportunities to experience grape and olive harvesting. Our members also enjoy wine sensory classes, cheese pairings, and limited releases.
Amis d’Artefact (Friends of Artefact) receive a 20% discount on twice yearly club purchases of 6 bottles and a 15% discount on all additional wine purchases. Wine club members receive an annual Club Card providing 12 complimentary wine tastings per annum. Club “pick up” parties are in April and October, where members are invited to join the festivities and pick-up their wine orders.