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Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery

40150 Barksdale Circle, Temecula, CA 92591
951-676-7900
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Ranked #33 of 74 activities in Temecula
Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery is a very small, family run winery.  Along with his wife Cindy and their four children, Nicholas Palumbo has... more »
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Surprise, Arizona
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331 reviews 331 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a no frills, no food, just wine, family run winery, nicely kept up but small . Was met by the second generation Palumbo and a staff member for the tasting. They were hard at work in the barrel room but came out to serve our tasting. It was nice to see the operation and talking with the family... More

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Generally, we are not fond of Temecula wines. They are way over priced for the quality. But this one is really good and our favorite. While it is out of the way and not one of those over done and overpriced wineries, if you are after good wine and good service, go here.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Winery at a great location, enjoy beautiful views of the Temecula valley while drinking the best wine in the area!

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Encinitas, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

For those in quest of excellent rich red wine at moderate cost near San Diego do not overlook the producers of fine wine, the small but distinctive Palumbo Winery in Temecula. You will find it difficult to reject any of the earthy red wines that you taste, from exquisite Syrahs to exotic blends reminiscent of world class super Tuscans. One... More

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Orange County, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great wine! Great tasting room staff! Out of the four wineries we visited, I would have to say this was my favorite. Not on the main road, but worth the "detour".

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To my surprise, there are so many small wineries in this part of Southern California. Palumbo didn't disappoint at all. I ended buying some great Cabernet Franc, and although the prices of California wines is at a premium, this was simply irresistible. Only negative which doesn't pertain to this particular winery, is the fee for wine tasting, which is common... More

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I prefer the smaller wineries and Palumbo definitely fits the bill. Five wines, all reds. My wife and I shared a tasting, which worked out well. The wines were nice, mostly on the drier side. Debbie poured for us. She was very nice and was able to speak about each of the wines. The price point on these wines may... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In general, Temecula has gotten much better as a wine region in just the past few years. Or so it seems -- we may also just be more discriminating in finding the good ones. I think both trends are true. This past weekend we visited three wineries: Palumbo, Doffo, and Chapin. All are small wineries, and all were pretty good.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We've visited most of the wineries in Temecula over the past ten years or so and they range from mediocre to downright awful with this one remarkable exception. We are regular wine drinkers and like dry reds. Palumbo ranks with the serious wineries of better healed regions like Napa or Southern France - which does not appear to be an... More

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Oceanside, California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Gotta love the small wineries. Palumbo may be off the main roads but it is still close and easy to get to and totally worth checking out. The wine is good and is priced well. The service is friendly and they have a nice little outdoor patio where you can sit and relax with your yummy wine.

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