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“What a great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Witch Creek Winery

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Witch Creek Winery
2000 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
760 765 2023
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Ranked #4 of 7 activities in Julian
Type: Wineries
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San Diego, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
107 attraction reviews
Reviews in 111 cities Reviews in 111 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“What a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It was only five dollars a person (without glass)-11 dollars with the glass for 5 or 6 tastings (I can't remember). The last one we got to pick which dessert wine we wanted to try. We enjoyed every single one we tried, which isn't always the cast in San Diego county. The quirky owners are friendly and fun to listen to. I loved their wall of pet pictures (mostly cats like on the bottle). They accept any pet picture sent or given to them and post it on the wall. While it's mostly felines, they also have dogs and even a cow (named Sirloin). They offer military discounts on the wine, and you also get a 10% discount if you did the tasting. It was a simple fun experience with surprisingly fantastic wine. We are so glad we stopped by.

Visited October 2012
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“Great wine, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I enjoyed the wines here and the staff were fun and welcoming. Decor could stand to be updated a bit.

Visited August 2012
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San Jacinto, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Our reason for going to Julian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have to say... My wife and I love this place. It is cozy (small) but it works. There is plenty of bar space for 15-20 people. The Good Witch, Tammy, is a HOOT!! She is a very gracious hostess and makes everyone, whether a first-time visitor or club member, feel welcome.

Oh, and the wine is pretty good too. Compared to many of the other So-Cal wineries, I find the Witch Creek gets a little longer in the barrel before its release.

Visited August 2012
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El Monte, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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“Loved this wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is the second time we have visited Witch Creek tasting room at Julian. They have a Apple Cider wine that is AWESOME! It is soooo good. We also enjoyed the pomegranite wine (if you like a nice desert wine). It is right next door to the Gold Rush Hotel where we were staying so we bought a bottle and sat out on the front porch that night looking at the stars drinking some of our apple cider wine. Nice night

Visited July 2012
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California
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“A mixed bag”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This tasting room is a bit hard to find, even though it's on a main street. The sign is pretty faded and non-descript. The shop itself isn't anything special, though some of the pictures and signs are pretty interesting.

The server is quite knowledgeable about the wines and the local area. The wines are very good, in some cases, and adequate in others. They were running a special on a wine that they wouldn't let us taste, which seems kind of self-defeating. Seems the owners should trust the tasting room personnel to evaluate the customer standing in front of them and not run the shop by fiat from a distant location.

Visited June 2012
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