South France Meets Southern California

Enjoy Time at Domaine de Manion

Bonnie and her husband, John Manion, have spent more than a decade transforming what once was a neglected acre of land into a beautiful petite Provence, complete with a flock of spoiled chickens, boxwood topiary gardens, an olive grove, an orchard, a potager, a vineyard, and award-winning wines. Experience first hand South France in Southern California at Domaine de Manion.


"Lunch in Provence" Culinary Experiences

Splendid food in a magical setting. These are no ordinary cooking classes, they are a "Taste of French Country Living." Experience first hand South France in Southern California at Domaine de Manion. Learn simple French Country recipes which are easy enough to make everyday, yet special enough to wow a crowd. Bring a friend, or loved one to share the experience.

Your "Lunch in Provence Culinary Experience" begins with appetizers in the wine room, a cooking class demo in the kitchen, lunch "a table" in the dining room, a garden and vineyard tour, opportunity to shop at Mon Petit Chou garden antiques, and dessert "a table" in the dining room. Everyone leaves with take-home recipes, and colorful memories.  

Classes are generally 11am - 3:00pm. Cost starts at $120.00 per person.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Bonnie. For those who are out-of-towners and want to make a fun getaway out of it, please request a recommended list of accommodations and other fun things to do in the area. 


Private Events

Domaine de Manion is located 25 miles north of San Diego, California, and conveniently located close to Highway 5. Even though we are in coastal North San Diego County, you will swear you are in the picturesque French countryside.

Spending time at Domaine de Manion makes for unique memories and a truly special experience for those special occasions and gatherings in your life. Host your private events or a private cooking class at Domaine de Manion.

Email Bonnie or call (760) 402-7600 for more details and pricing.


Corporate Team Building

Looking for a unique corporate team building experience for your people and company which will boost team spirits, improve productivity and communication? There are many tasks performed year-round to manage a vineyard and make wine which align perfectly with corporate team building rules and roles.

See how your team benefits when they find themselves in a relaxed vineyard setting, performing tasks they most likely have never done before. It is not all work, afterwards everyone can relax together, recapping the afternoon and enjoy our estate wines and appetizers in our wine room.

Email Bonnie or call (760) 402-7600 for details, unique team building ideas, task timetables, and pricing.