Witch Creek Winery
Witch Creek Winery
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11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
This winery doesn't grow the grapes, but the two-medal winner at the 2000 Orange County Fair makes an excellent red wine, and its Zinfandel is a big seller.
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  • Werner R
    Mission Viejo, California220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eclectic winery
    A very eclectic place. Different from other wineries as no grape vines are on site and you mostly pick wine(s) from a menu to sample and then they are brought to your small table. An optional charcuterie plate is about $25. They currently have live music from 5PM on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays & Sundays. Friendly, helpful staff. Free parking in back.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • Pablo G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Wine and Service
    As part of our Carlsbad getaway we decided on wine tasting at Witch Creek Winery. First, Nick our server was knowledgeable, attentive and had a wonderful personality. His recommendations were on point. The 2016 Bourbon Barrel Cab is amazing and we highly recommend it due to the undeniable flavor from the wooden barrels from where it was aged. Definitely different from the traditional cabs we are used to. We highly recommend it as well as a stop at Witch Creek.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • DENISE L
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do it !!
    I showed up just as they opened the place looked amazing they share space w a coffee shop ,in the evening they have live music.and the variety omg!! So many meads and sweet /sparkling wines ! I’m not a huge fan of red but the bourbon barrel aged red was AMAZING!!! Smokey , perfection !
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 28, 2024
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Kevin
Costa Mesa, CA621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
A surprising little find in Carlsbad with some truly good wines! My wife and I rejoined their wine club earlier this year and today was our first visit since the second COVID-19 reopening. We were very pleased that all the COVID-19 safety protocols were being followed to the letter. Jason did a terrific job looking after us while we sampled their wines. It has been a while since we had visited due to the great debacle so we walked out with a case of various wines. If you find yourself in Carlsbad and want some fairly nice wines, stop in and enjoy. Looking forward to our next visit!
Written September 12, 2020
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DENISE L
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I showed up just as they opened the place looked amazing they share space w a coffee shop ,in the evening they have live music.and the variety omg!! So many meads and sweet /sparkling wines ! I’m not a huge fan of red but the bourbon barrel aged red was AMAZING!!! Smokey , perfection !
Written March 28, 2024
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poukala
Macomb, MI1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was my third visit, twice last year because the wines were excellent. This year I brought a friend. I had a flight, she had a wine. My favorite from last year was out. The wines were excellent as before and this is a definite stop when I visit Carlsbad.
Written February 18, 2023
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Parking is an issue in Carlsbad but met a friends end here and had a couple glasses of wine. Very good service and enjoyable setting.
Written November 22, 2022
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AprilsFool
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Sadly, I am writing my first negative review. We were visiting Southern California for a special occasion and only for a few days. Overall, the trip was amazingly perfect. The only dark spot was our visit to Witch Creek Winery. I work in the wine industry in the Pacific Northwest. I LOVE wine of all kinds so it was high on my list to visit a winery or at least a tasting room on our special getaway.

When we first walked in, the tasting room 'hosts' were dancing and enjoying themselves behind the bar. We were not greeted or acknowledged. Okay, no big deal. We found an empty spot at the bar to be served our tasting at. After waiting for a period of time without being acknowledged we were approached by an elderly man behind the bar and asked to move to the end of the bar to make room for a couple that had just walked in. Okay, a little rude but okay. We waited for an extended period (10 minutes to be acknowledged and offered glasses and a tasting sheet). Meanwhile, the couple that we had moved for were almost through with their tasting. At this point we wanted to leave but we had made a special trip to visit this tasting room so gave them the benefit of the doubt. I have 30+ years in hospitality and understand that sometimes things go wrong.

Finally, a young woman approaches us and offers us glasses. She tells us the tasting fee is $10 for six wines. She was very hardworking and professional so I paid my fee and waited. An elderly woman walked up to us, looked and walked away. Rude. We wanted to leave at this point but I wanted to try their wine, too. So we waited.

The young woman ends up taking care of us though she is extremely busy doing her job and carrying the burden of the work of her old, rude and neglectful coworkers.

The wine lacked any redeeming quality. The lack of character and complexity was unsuccessfully trying to be masked by charred oak. It's funny, the wine mimics the service.

The rude treatment continued. If any ONE thing had been a pleasant experience, I wouldn't be writing this review. If the wine quality had been good it could have compensated for the rude treatment. Conversely, if the service had been good, it would have compensated for the poor quality wine. I REALLY wanted to make a wine purchase but this is the first time I never have when visiting a tasting room. The service was deplorable. Witch Creek Winery only cares about making money. I won't give them mine and would strongly discourage anyone from visiting them. You can find much better wine at a local gas station and enjoy it in a better environment.
Written June 2, 2014
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iloveCanadaEh
Puslinch, Canada92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Great spot on the main strip. Tried the wine tasting which was 6 1 oz pours for 12$. The majority of the reds we tried were just ok. I was not terrible impressed with any of them. The Pinot noir and the Sangiovese were the best of the lot.
Written February 19, 2019
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Jasmine F
Rockaway, NJ74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
We stopped in and were pleasantly surprised to find a coffee shop in the winery. The decor is great, the personnel were great, and the wine was awesome! We got the sampler and loved everything- left with a bottle. There is also a little gift shop, we also purchased from there. Definitely stop by!
Written February 15, 2017
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hockeypirate
Euless62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
Talk about great wine! For $10, we sampled 4 of some of best red wines in recent memory. Minimal but tasteful décor, knowledgeable, friendly staff.
Written February 10, 2016
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xxWOOGIExx
Dallas, TX113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
My wife and I stopped by for a wine tasting and we were very impressed. The wine was good, and the tasting was reasonably priced.

The best part is the folks working were very helpful and fun. If you like wine, stop by and enjoy Carlsbad Village!
Written January 18, 2016
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Richard K
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Witch Creek Winery is a comfortable place to stop and taste. No stuck-up wines or staff here - homey atmosphere with one-of-a-kind wines.
Written May 12, 2015
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