FruitCraft: San Diego's Newest Craft Alcohol Hot Spot

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

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San Diego is known for the amazing year round weather, beautiful beaches, Balboa Park, and its world-class Zoo, but did you know about their emerging craft beverage scene? I moved to San Diego about a year ago and discovered that just north of Downtown San Diego is a unique craft beverage hotspot.

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The "cool streets" of Hillcrest and North Park have amazing microbreweries and have built quite the reputation. Fruitcraft is one of the newest additions to this hipster neighborhood and it is not your average tasting room. I have had my share of beer flights and wine tastings, but this was the first time I was having a fruit wine flight. Most breweries ferment grains and most wineries ferment grapes, but FruitCraft decided to do something different and ferment every other fruit! 

PUMPKIN SPICE WINE

PUMPKIN SPICE WINE

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I was pretty excited to see what the menu entailed and my fruit wine flight did not disappoint. The tasting came with seven different flavors: Pineapple, Pomegranate, Pineapple + Mango Blend, Pomegranate + Cherry Blend, Cranberry, Mango, and Pumpkin Spice. I enjoyed all the flavors, but my favorites were the Pineapple and Pomegranate. The Pomegranate was very refreshing and I simply love the aroma of the Pineapple.

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This is the current menu, but it will continue to evolve and expand. FruitCraft will be working on a small batch system where they will use their local farmer's markets leftover fruits, so there will always be something new and exciting to try every week. 

California MoonRise Dress  |  Seychelles Boots

California MoonRise Dress  |  Seychelles Boots

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The fun doesn't stop there. FruitCraft also serves up delicious craft cocktails. I tried the Mango Strawberry Mojito and Cranberry Cosmo. The presentation was so summery and the flavors were addicting.