Mount Palomar Winery
Mount Palomar Winery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Mount Palomar Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Temecula Valley. Established in 1969, Mount Palomar is located on 315 acres of land in the heart of Temecula Wine Country. Escape for a day and tour the winery, take in the breathtaking views of the vineyards and the valley, and enjoy a wine tasting with friends. Mount Palomar Winery is also available as a venue for weddings, receptions, and private events.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sarah
Temecula, CA171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My first visit to Mount Palomar was with a group on a weekday as the winery tasting room opened at 11am. Our server was quick to inform us that in addition to our group of 20+, she also had a member arriving with 40 guests at the same time...and she was the only one working! Our group always gives wineries the heads-up a day or two prior so they can plan their staffing accordingly. So that welcome didn't feel very warm and sent the message (intentional or not) that an existing member and their guests were going to take priority.

So although I had planned to do a tasting, I opted for a glass instead to simplify things since our server seemed harried, even though I was among the first few to arrive before things got busy. I struggled to find a red that I enjoyed, so after a small sip of three wines, I landed on a glass of Vernal Equinox 2016 (a Zin Merlot Cinsault blend). It was just ok, but definitely not great.

The indoor tasting room was nice but small, so we sat outside. Being a cool morning, I had to search and find someone to turn on the one heater on the patio. We definitely could have used a few more heaters... The winery is situated on a hilltop with beautiful views and nice grounds. They have a restaurant which we didn't try.

I feel this might have been a better experience had there been an adequate number of servers to enable more of us to do tastings. It surprised me that I didn't like three of the six reds they offer, as I always seem to find something that appeals to me at other Temecula wineries. The lone server didn't really engage or give us any information on the winery history, operations, restaurant, etc. Consequently, eight of us left to enjoy lunch at another winery restaurant (the new Vienza at Europa) which was excellent!
Written 5 February 2024
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ShannonD
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This was such a disappointment. The website says tasting room is open till 6. But beware, they stop selling tasting cards at 4pm. But the real disappointment was the restaurant. The nearly empty restaurant ( only 4 other couples were seated when we arrived for our 5:30 reservation, we were a party of 6…so a total of less than 20 people?. Although we were served appetizers ( 1 charcuterie board) quickly our dinner was not plated and served until 7pm. The food was good but there really is no justification to call your service a restaurant if you cannot serve that few of people in a reasonable amount of time.
Written 26 November 2023
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TXEyeGuy
Killeen, TX267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The views and the vineyards are spectacular. One of the Must Sees in Temecula. Enjoyed the red wines and the restaurant offers very nice selection of foods.
Written 25 September 2023
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Pepe P
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
!!!!! WOW !!!! Beautiful place, wine is excellent, and the live band incredible. If you are arround Temecula this is a must
Written 15 July 2023
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Dora C
San Diego, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I recently had the opportunity to visit this restaurant a couple of times, once for dinner with friends and once for a brunch with my mom. It did not disappoint! It is a truly beautiful location. I really appreciated the service we received from the moment we arrived. Both times we were seated right away and the server checked in on us frequently. Both times the food was absolutely delicious. It was good to know that they do both brunch and dinner well. Compliments to the chef! The drinks were great too. We ordered mixed drinks from the menu and not wine. We will definitely try it next time. We were also pleasantly surprised to see that there was live music. It definitely added to the experience. I will definitely be coming back to eat here and will update if I try the testing room.
Written 4 June 2023
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Toshika P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Food was fantastic!! Stephanie our server was very attentive and super nice. The views are stunning where ever you are seated and the live music was awesome.
Written 3 June 2023
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BBDoll619
San Diego, CA381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I chose The Restaurant at Mount Palomar due to the numerous reviews stating they served the best food of all the wineries. Now that I've experienced it firsthand, I do believe it is true!! There were 5 of us and we ordered the octopus, shrimp pasta, mussels, charcuterie board, chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries, green salad with salmon and we ended our meal with the tiramisu. Everything was delicious!! There was a wonderful sax player that played not only jazz, but R&B, soul, yacht rock, etc. He totally elevated the already fun and energetic ambiance! We even danced! We had the BEST time and can't wait to return! Highly recommend!
Written 19 September 2022
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Susansu
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Britta was great! Customized my tasting based on what I like. Lovely atmosphere & good wines. Definitely worth the stop.
Written 17 September 2022
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Heather L
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Visited a girlfriend who used to live in Napa, with me. She chose Mt. Palomar for a tasting while I visited her - and it was fabulous. Came home with a bottle of Rose, Brut and Sauv Blanc. Otherwise, they have a very nice variety of reds as well. Highly recommend!
Written 13 July 2022
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AJs
Corona, CA18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Beautiful Winery. Our 1st time there but will go back. Alexis at the outside bar made good suggestions based on what we liked! Get there early!
Written 12 April 2022
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