Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Orfila Vineyards & Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The exceptional estate wines produced by Orfila Vineyards & Winery are a credit to acclaimed winemaker, Justin Mund. The 70 acre farm just fifteen miles from the Pacific coastline, with a Mediterranean climate, and sandy soils, is ideal for French Rhône varietals. Orfila is located in the heart of San Diego’s greenbelt, in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles253 reviews
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Rick M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Usually I enjoy this vineyard and I know we are all dealing with COVID but they seem to be going out of their way to make it difficult to spend time and therefore money. First we got there on Sunday and were told that we needed a reservation. However we did check their website before we came and it said nothing about reservations and then we found out an hour later the reservations are for 90 minutes and we would need to leave so they could clean the facility for the next reservation which was in 30 minutes. Keep in mind we were 1 of maybe 6 parties present. We finally got them to agree to let us have another reservation (limit 1 per party if you can believe that). So we couldn’t by any wine for 30 minutes until the next reservation they graced us with occurred. This was my wife’s birthday that we we were trying to celebrate. What a disappointing experience with what used to be a very pleasant place to spend time for a few hours. We do not plan to come back to this vineyard again. I would suggest you fix your website and customer service or this vineyard will not make it.
Written February 21, 2021
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Kathy W
Florida275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
In the area on business and working in some pleasure. The wines are quite nice. Good selection of dry whites and reds. If you are looking for sweet wine this is not your place.

Mandy served our tasting and we had lovely conversation around the wines, our mutual wine travels (she works in a winery in NZ and just back for a few months after COVID travel restrictions were lifted.

Highly recommend! Great outdoor areas too!
Written October 19, 2022
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10ringtraveler
Alpine, CA671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
My wife and I joined the "owl club" and come up every three months to pick up our bottles of wine. The highlight of our visit is the nice times out on the patio. It is so relaxing and so beautiful!
My wife is more of a wine fam than I am. She knows what types I will enjoy and usually makes the order. She is a big fan of the different types offered here.
It's always a nice time here and highly recommend it
Written March 31, 2021
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Mel S
Spring Valley, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
I have been here over 5 times and it continues to impressive me. I love the view, wine and staff. With Covid 19 restrictions you will want to check the website. Reservations required on the weekend. They have made changes to the operation that made me feel safe. Lots of wines to choice from.
Written July 17, 2020
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Mimiinthecity0407
Richfield, MN464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We stayed for a week at the Welk Resort and visited Orfila upon recommendation of a friend. The wine was excellent. The scenery and ambience is perfect. A great place to stop and enjoy a bottle with friends while having relaxing and stimulating conversation.
Written December 28, 2023
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Michele V
169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It was delightful. We were sorry we got there so early in the day but the good news was that it was not yet crowded and we could sit under a vine covered pergola and just take in the vast stretch of vineyards before us. It was gorgeous, clean, well run.
Written October 5, 2023
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Busy tasting room with festive atmosphere. Initially thought too crowded and noisy but it thinned out and was a lot more enjoyable. Did two tastings and wasn’t overly impressed with most of the wines.
Written February 28, 2019
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Irish_Harry
Palm Springs, CA453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We love going here on a warm, sunny afternoon for wine tasting. The view from the outside tables is breathtaking and the wines (especially the reds) are quite good. The staff is friendly and helpful and there are many tasting choices.

I have one complaint about the ambiance. The tasting room has the flags of the 50 states draped above the room...which is fine. But having to view the confederate flags of Mississippi and Georgia (especially in this political climate) is unsettling. Georgia has even removed that confederate symbol from its state flag but Orfilia has continued to display it. Not sure the solution, but I am sure that I am not the only one who is repelled by the display of the confederate symbol while trying to enjoy a glass of wine.
Written April 19, 2019
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Michael Z
Dublin, CA39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
I visited today with my friends and their 6-month old baby. There were signs indicating that you needed to be 21+ in the tasting room so we purchased a bottle, cheese and crackers, and headed straight for the outdoor patio in order to heed their policy. There was plenty of seating outside with a lovely view. The wine was decent, but no better than any $3.99 bottle at Trader Joe's. After about an hour we were told by staff that we had to leave, because of the very quiet, well-behaved baby. We were redirected to an area on the far side of the parking lot with no shade and no view. It has like the "corner of shame because I have a child" time-out area. Literally two minutes later as we were getting ready to leave another staff member came to say the same thing. I have no idea why there was such sudden urgency after over an hour without it being a problem. Anyway, we are from Northern California wine country and never had an experience like this before. The best businesses are always family-friendly and this one clearly isn't. Add that to the very average wine and I'd definitely vote to pass on this one.
Written September 17, 2016
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Greg T
Escondido, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
We live fairly close to this winery and we had been driving past it to go wine tasting at other places. Well one day we stopped at Orfila and tried it. The servers were so friendly and helpful and really had a great knowledge about there wines. Where the grapes come from and how the blends are put together. We liked it so much we joined the wine club. Which means four times a year we get to go to the pickup party and get our 3 wines and enjoy free cheese and crackers, fruit, veggies, and live music. We can go wine tasting anytime for free because we are members now. Either 6 tasting or a 1/2 glass of one wine. They have a second tasting room in Julian, it is nice too but not as outdoor and open as the Escondido location.
Written March 24, 2016
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