ABOUT SPLASH

Born in 2008 as the first self-serve bar in San Diego, Splash Wine Lounge has been a North Park neighborhood favorite ever since. The wine bar and bistro was reborn at the end of 2019 when Yali Ruiz and her daughter Kelsey Bair purchased the space.

Due to the rapidly changing landscape of the food and beverage industry’s future, Splash will not re-open as a bar or bistro for the foreseeable future. Instead, we are putting our energy into facilitating the power of wine within our community to foster human connection in a world of social isolation.

As the only Latina-owned wine bar in San Diego, culture is proudly at the center of everything we do. By curating interesting and unique wines from around the world — prioritizing those made by womxn, BIPOC, and family-owned wineries — we remain dedicated to diversifying the wine community. Splash makes wine fun and accessible for everyone, regardless of their background, through our expanded program of educational, entertainment, and community events. Check out our welcoming and interactive wine experiences below.

EXPERIENCE WINE

VISIT OUR BOTTLE SHOP

We’ve rearranged our bar to function only as a bottle shop. Join us Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, where our friendly staff will be here to help you select your next favorite bottle!

Splash Wine Lounge & Bistro (Bottle Shop only)
3043 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

Tuesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 2pm-6pm

BUY WINE ONLINE

Purchase over 100 thoughtfully sourced wines, available for shipping anywhere in California or pick-up at our shop in North Park, San Diego.

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custom wine bottles

Having a socially distant special event like a birthday, anniversary, or wedding? Need something special for corporate gifts, board, or employee events? Our in-house graphic designer can work with you to create custom bottles for all your celebration needs.

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Online & In-person experiences

We all miss the days when we could gather at Splash to share wine, food, and laughter. We’re committed to continuing to foster connections through wine exploration and creative partnerships.

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Private dining & facility rentals

Coming Soon! 

As soon as we legally can, we will offer affordable pricing on facility rentals for you and a small group of close friends, family or colleagues to enjoy our space in a clean, socially distant manner. 

POLITICAL & Non-profit support

In order to support more women elected into local offices and community groups doing great things, we work directly with fundraising teams, local artists and our in-house graphic designer to create custom wine bottles, with 100% of proceeds going back toward your fundraising efforts.

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LOCAL COLLABORATIONS

By investing in local artists to create DIY Coloring Bottles, each purchase benefits a community cause of their choice and directly supports our community. 

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Stay tuned for our interactive & collaborative outdoor seating area! 

Wine Education & Resources

 Coming soon! 

Learning about wine shouldn’t be stressful. Explore a collection of carefully selected wines in our interactive wine map, education guides, and videos meant for wine lovers and the wine-curious alike. 

MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY

Coming soon!

Our membership program offers discounts on bottles, exclusive access to wines and events, private facility rentals, and more.

OUR TEAM

YALI RUIZ

Owner

CONTACT ME

If you’re looking for business information, facility rentals, fundraising campaigns or more, please email me. 

yali(at)asplashofwine.com

 

KELSEY BAIR

Marketing & Community Engagement

CONTACT ME

If you’re looking for community partnerships, other collaborations, custom wine bottles or experiences, hmu

kelsey(at)asplashofwine.com

RACHEL LEE TAYLOR

Content & Digital Experiences

CONTACT ME

If you’re looking for wine content, would like to host a virtual event or have questions about our online shop, email me!

rachel(at)asplashofwine.com