Name needed for new winery replacing Fallbrook Golf Club

An aerial view of property on the east side of Gird Rd. – what used to be the "front nine" of the former Fallbrook Golf Club. The property is being cleared and prepped for the planting of vines for Jade and Julie Work's yet-to-be named winery.  Photo credit: Ken Seals photo courtesy of
An aerial view of property on the east side of Gird Rd. – what used to be the “front nine” of the former Fallbrook Golf Club. The property is being cleared and prepped for the planting of vines for Jade and Julie Work’s yet-to-be named winery. Photo credit: Ken Seals photo courtesy of

As workers continue to clean up and clear the land that used to serve as the 18-hole course of Fallbrook Golf Club, attention is also being focused on naming the new winery that will be built on the Gird Valley property.

Jade and Julie Work, the Fallbrook couple who purchased the defunct Fallbrook Golf Club and its 116 acres of real estate, are seeking the public’s help in coming up with a name for their winery.

Jade Work asked Teresa Platt of the group to oversee a “Name the Winery Contest,” which will reward the person who comes up with the winning name a cash prize and bragging rights. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]

According to the web site, there is no limit on the number on entries people may submit. However, the site says there is “just one tiny condition: you can’t use the words Fallbrook, Gird, or Jade and Julie’s names.”

“It’s going to be interesting to see what people come up with,” said Jade Work. “The more (submissions) the better. It’s a fun thing.”

Work, who took over ownership of the property Nov. 15, has set an ambitious schedule for planting vines in April. He had a large work crew ready to roll Nov. 16 and his team members have been working steadily ever since to get the land ready for it’s reincarnation as a vineyard.

“The cleanup is underway and going great,” said Work. “It’s a lot of work to get it cleaned up. It’s 50 years of, really, not a lot of things being addressed.”

A major part of the cleanup has involved tree removal.

“We’re removing dead trees and diseased trees,” said Work. “Most of the trees (taken down) were beetle-infested and all were non-native. We’re saving all the sycamores and all of the oaks – 100 percent of them have been preserved.”

Work, a landscaping expert who as the owner and operator of Integrity Golf has experience constructing world-class golf courses, said he will be adding trees to the property.

“We’re going to add more sycamores and oaks to enhance the area,” said Work. “So in places where there’s only one sycamore, we’ll add three or four more to make little groves of sycamores and then we’ll build the vineyard around those areas. That’s the plan, to really work around any native trees in the vineyard, even if the vineyard has to move and go around them.”

Work said he and his crew are getting nothing but encouraging words from people who live around the property.

“We’re really amazed at all the support from all of the home owners,” said Work. “They’ve been 100 percent supportive and encouraging.”

Platt is among the homeowners who is liking what she sees.

“I live right on the course and I’m thrilled to see all the equipment and I’m thrilled to see all these people working because this property has been so neglected for so long,” said Platt. “So, now we see that somebody is actually taking care of it. I know that he is going to plant a lot of trees and it’s going to be absolutely stunning. I can’t wait for spring – spring cannot come soon enough. The vines will be in and it should be beautiful.”

64 Responses to "Name needed for new winery replacing Fallbrook Golf Club"

  1. Sharon Lynne   December 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Gird Valley Winery… Please put a duck pond with a walking trail in there… that would be so nice!!!!

    • Dave   December 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Gods Country Winery
      That’s what I call Fallbrook “Gods Country”. The best kept secret in California.

  2. Victor   December 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Jade & Julie’s Fallbrook Winery on Gird

  3. Justin Rivera   December 16, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I like Wild Oaks Winery. From some guys at north county fire.

  4. David Macek   December 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    The Tuscan

  5. Linda Helling   December 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Red Tail Hawk Winery
    The 19th Hole Winery
    Living Oaks Winery
    Paradise Winery

  6. Pat   December 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    A simple name: Promises

  7. ALVIN J JACKSON   December 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    How about. Native Oaks Winery. There’s a beautiful oak in the parking lot that could be on the label.

  8. Richard B   December 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Because our friendly and amazing community was founded by Vital and Antoine Reche! We should honor them. Antoine Vital winery!
    Or perhaps Vital Antoine winery. Or possibly Antoine Vital Reche winery. They founded Fallbrook in the Live Oak Park area. I find this most fitting

  9. Diego Y.   December 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Angel’s Chalice Wine Ranch

  10. Diana Blanke   December 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I like Gird Valley Winery!

  11. Tom Koehler   December 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Fairway vineyards
    Tom Koehler

  12. Diana Blanke   December 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Gird Valley Vineyards

  13. Anon   December 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Apparently people don’t read. It says email your suggestions. 🙂

    • Charlie   December 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      right and can’t use the words Fallbrook, Gird or Jade and Julie’s names…but who reads these days anyway…..just look at pictures and headlines…

  14. Enrique   December 16, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    When is the last day to submit?

  15. Matthew S.N. Berryessa   December 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    How about Anza Expedition Winery ! Named after one of the first Spanish explorers to bring the first Californio’s to Alta California .

  16. Dale Anderson   December 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Honor our Native American history: Luiseno Vineyard

  17. Nancy Chapman   December 17, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Village Vintners….

  18. Darlene Ralls   December 17, 2016 at 4:24 am

    “Corso de Vino”. Italian: course of wine. There is a meaning in that name!

  19. Steffani Smith   December 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Duffer’s gold?
    Liquid Love?
    Oak Grid Vines

    Hilltop Honey

    I like the last name the best

  20. John Sable   December 17, 2016 at 6:25 am

    How about “Royal Oaks Vintners” ?

  21. Rebecca Diaz   December 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Vineyard on the Green
    In the Rough Winery
    The Grove Winery
    Fairway Vineyard
    Pitch and a Putt Winery

  22. JP   December 17, 2016 at 7:07 am

    116 acres for $4 million. What a steal. $34k per acre. Anyone that knows real estate
    knows what a bargin that is.

    116 acres is way too much land for a Winery without proper slope and soil. And this
    land does not have the proper slope/soil in most places

    30% will be the Winery and 70% for houses. I love the game being played here

    • BP   December 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm


      Sour grapes? If it was such a steal, why didn’t you buy it?

    • Dusty   December 21, 2016 at 10:39 am


      Read all the articles…the announced plan includes open space, at the north end. Plus, a wedding/event facility will need planting, paths, etc.

      So, there’s no plans for “116 acres of grape vines”, as you seem to suggest. Oh, and don’t forget the olive trees!

      P.S. I do believe more specific plans, for how the land will be utilized, should be made public to help quell the fear, uncertainty and doubt that folks like you might be feeling. But, looks like the current emphasis is on getting the land cultivated, for now, and more thorough communication will come later.

  23. Amy Warren   December 17, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Little Hollow Winery,
    Sycamore Creek Winery ( since you are preserving the sycamores) or
    Hawk Haven Winery (we have so many hawks here in this Valley)

  24. Marcie Poulson   December 17, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Fallen Oak Winery
    Magical Mists Winery
    Coyote Oaks Winery
    Moonshine Winery
    The Wine Academy
    Golfing Winery
    Hole in One Winery
    Frog Hair Winery

  25. Ollie   December 17, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Caduto Ruscello

    Autumn Oaks

  26. I.M. Boozer   December 17, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I respectfully submit the title of “WORK and CORK” has the name of the new winery. Better yet let’s try “CORK and WORK.

  27. Margaret M   December 17, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I couldn’t access the e-mail address to submit entry, but think that Sycamore Winery or Sycamore Valley Vineyards – any use of Sycamore would be lovely.

  28. Don Mitchell   December 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Enchanted Valley Vineyards
    Sycamore Oaks Vineyards
    San Luis Rey Vineyards
    San Pala Vineyards

  29. Denise D   December 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Sycamore Oaks Winery

  30. Linda Ortwein   December 17, 2016 at 10:10 am

    The Friendly Village Winery

  31. Linda Ortwein   December 17, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Hidden Gem Winery

  32. Linda Ortwein   December 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Gnarly Oak Winery

    A little comical, great for bottle label, easy to remember and associate with the area…near Live Oak.

  33. Linda Ortwein   December 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    19th Hole Winery

    Making reference to the previous golf course.

  34. Dennis Forseth   December 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Take off from town in Italy (Palermo) . Change to Palermont Vinyard.

  35. Mary Belton   December 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I would like to see the winery named in honor of my Great Grandfather and Great Uncle “the founders of Fallbrook”and gave Fallbrook its name.

    3 suggestions:

    1. Reche Winery (pronounced correctly not the way it is currently pronounced)

    2. Vital and Antoine Reche Winery

    3. Reche Brother’s Winery

  36. Reba L.   December 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm



    by Mike L.


    Among the Oaks,
    Beside the Oaks,
    Between the Oaks,

    Vine & Oak & Sycamore (VOS)

    Vine & Oak

  37. Maria wagner   December 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Off the grid winery

    76 hwy winery

    Lavender chateau winery …you can grow lavender on the property and sell lavender merchandise

    In the green winery

    Rolling hills winery

  38. Mary Belton   December 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Just to add a little more flavor,
    Vital and Antoine Reche are desendence of Louis XV of France.
    That might add a little flavor and a great backstory!
    I have documentation on all of the family including myself.
    This would definitely make your vineyard more interesting my cousin Lilian Heselton
    Of Canada has hundreds of documents.
    We also have a good amount at the Fallbrook Historical Society.

  39. David Fleischer   December 18, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Three Sticks Winery

  40. Joleen Buckner   December 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

    “The Twisted vine”

  41. Kate Gray   December 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Vinyards on the Green

  42. Sue forseth   December 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Nick of Time Wines

  43. JC   December 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Tee Time Winery

    Back Nine Fine Wine

  44. Dusty   December 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Lis Pendens Winery ;}

  45. Jadean Funkhouser   December 19, 2016 at 9:44 am

    The Brooks

  46. JD   December 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Stop naming it here. E-mail your ideas.

    My thoughts:
    Names with golf references…Dumb
    Names referring to Reche…Nah
    76 Hwy winery…No imagination ( sorry Maria )
    I like some of the Sycamore and Oak names…

    To Pat and JP…Don’t be such downers…this is good news for the area. Get on board and stay hopeful.

  47. Dusty   December 20, 2016 at 9:06 am


    But it’s so much fun to put the suggestions here, where the rest of the world can see and enjoy them.

    Mitigation Winery!

  48. liveoakparker   December 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

    NIMBY Winery
    The last one in Winery
    No Growth Winery
    Snob Hill Wine
    Whining Winery

    • Dusty   December 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm


      Sorry you so wanted to see housing there instead of a winery.

      Perhaps you’d be happiest with “Sour Grapes Winery”?

    • Dusty   December 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Almost a bunch of high density housing winery (would need bigger labels though)

  49. Paul R   December 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Davies hangout winery

  50. bbking   December 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Jack and Jades

    Whats left of a million memories.

    Fallbrooks oldest dead course that couldn’t be repaired by Integrity Golf

    • Dusty   December 22, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Oh, bbking, cry me a river.

      The economy, vanishing middle class, and the ways that people now choose to spend their money on recreational activities are a big part of what doomed Fallbrook Golf Course. Jade was very candid in his reasons he couldn’t afford to buy it and reopen as a golf course…it would not be sustainable as a business (a charity, perhaps, but there’s lots of better charities to support).

      The land was targeted for a quick money grab, a flip, and Jade saw an opportunity to do something that would require far more work but would distribute the benefits more evenly and leave a lasting legacy the he could be proud of.

      The buggy whip industry is dead, and golf courses can survive but there’s a limit to how many areas can support one. Wineries, restaurants, open space and weddings are more broad in their appeal, sustainable, allowing the proprietor to make an income while the neighborhood reaps benefits as well.

      Be grateful that you have “millions of memories” from the previous incarnation. Change is coming, change is here….try to see the bright side.

  51. Bbking   December 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Dusty, do us a favor and move. Thx

  52. grunt   December 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

    BBking – must be a Hillary fan – Don’t agree with BBking, you should move. Nice display of tolerance. Maybe next time you could offer a logical argument.

  53. Linda Ortwein   December 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I put these four names through previously but didn’t know if it was on the right page to submit entries so to review: Hidden Gem Winery, Friendly Village Vineyards, Knarly Oak Vineyards, and 19th Hole Vineyards ( since it was a golf course )

    VN – Submissions should be emailed to [email protected].

  54. Ron   January 4, 2017 at 6:17 am

    The Village Vineyards – Winery and Event Center

  55. JD   January 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Anyone who is not excited, even elated at this new direction, is just a sour face. As Dusty and many others have said well, the course could not be saved since golf is shrinking. Believe me I know…I work for a big golf company, and it’s been very tough. A vineyard/winery and restaurant is so much better than housing…are you kidding?

    Also, don’t bag on Dusty. Be thankful we don’t see much from that Ray dude who lives with his mother somewhere in San Marcos…

  56. Rita   December 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Rachete’ du Vin
    Sauver Vineyards
    Honorer Vineyards

  57. R Greg   December 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Travail du Vin
    (Wine Work or Wine Works)


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