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Briar Rose Winery

41720 Calle Cabrillo, Temecula, CA 92592
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Ranked #47 of 75 activities in Temecula
Type: Wineries
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What a great winery. We decided to make a reservation and check the winery out since it was 'reservation only.' The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about their wines. We loved the beautiful view. The zinfandel and pinot noir were our favorites so we picked up a bottle of each. Great place to visit.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although I didn't care for many of the wines we tasted, the garden area was really a pretty place for pictures. The guy that served us our wine was from England and very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the experience, but went back to buy a bottle in the gift shop and no one was there. So I guess they... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Well, we've been here one time before and thought we'd give it an other chance. The first time, while sipping wine and walking around, the snooty cashiers and bartenders looked at us as if we had the plague and were not worthy of their time. "Well", I thought, "maybe they are having a bad day". So we gave it another... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

By appointment only, this secluded spot is hard to find, but worth the effort. Due to intolerant neighbors and annoying county regulations, the lack of signage makes it a challenge to find. However, the drive through the community is enjoyable and gives you a hint of the wealth to come. It was a gorgeous day, so we sat around the... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you like personal service and zero tolerance for immature out of control drunks, this is your place. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a snooty place . . . afterall they are usually playing AC/DC or something similar. Thing is, it is for folks that want to enjoy wine, maybe over indulge . . . but people that know... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The wines here were not exactly how we wanted to start our temecula wine trip. They start out drinkable and only got worse from there. The staff was knowledgable but it did not make up for the bad tasting wine.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I chose Briar Rose because of the charming photos and it seemed smaller, less commercialized. This is NOT a place for a large group to visit. They want you to make reservations because the wine tasting is very personalized and unrushed. There is no pressure to buy. This would be a great visit for two to six people. Chris, the... More

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Newport Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My daughter plans a mother's day limo tour of the Temecula wine trail almost every year. Our group usually includes 12-14 women. We try to visit 2 wineries before lunch and 2 after. We made a reservation to visit Briar Rose after lunch however, got a bit behind in our schedule and had not yet had our lunch, so we... More

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Encinitas, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Not a great experience. The greeter/check in person was curt if not rude. The price for six tastes was expensive -- $25 or $30 for the two menu choices. Tasting room was too cool and had loud music playing. Wines were OK but not great. Several were made with grapes from the Russian River and Alexander Valley areas, not local.... More

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Los Angeles
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36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff. Reservations needed. Wine tasting starts on the hour and you go from the waiting area to the tasting area. You get to sit down! Whoo hoo!!! Buildings are designed in a Sleeping Beauty style. Very quaint. Will go again.

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