Mount Palomar Winery
Mount Palomar Winery
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Mount Palomar Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Temecula Valley. Established in 1969, Mount Palomar is located on 315 acres of land in the heart of Temecula Wine Country. Escape for a day and tour the winery, take in the breathtaking views of the vineyards and the valley, and enjoy a wine tasting with friends. Mount Palomar Winery is also available as a venue for weddings, receptions, and private events.
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brujef
Palm Springs, CA57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We have started going to Temecula for some wine tasting and on this particular trip we located Mount Palomar which was listed as one of the top 10 in Temecula. The grounds are so pretty but the day we went the guy serving us at the bar did nothing in terms of telling us about the wine. All he did was pour. They had a fairly extensive list of wines but wouldn’t ask us what we liked. In all my years of wineries in the USA and Europe, I have never experienced the poor service and experience as we did at Mount Palomar. The wines were some of the worst I have ever had between both whites and reds. Of the four of us, none of us were pleased with the wine or the experience. We were talking to a staff member at a different location and described our experience and she knew the guy we were talking about and mentions she had gotten terminated from a different facility in town. We had 6 tastings and after the 4th one, we wanted to walk out and forget it between the quality of wine and experience. Would never recommend this winery to anyone.
Written October 20, 2021
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BBDoll619
San Diego, CA381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I chose The Restaurant at Mount Palomar due to the numerous reviews stating they served the best food of all the wineries. Now that I've experienced it firsthand, I do believe it is true!! There were 5 of us and we ordered the octopus, shrimp pasta, mussels, charcuterie board, chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries, green salad with salmon and we ended our meal with the tiramisu. Everything was delicious!! There was a wonderful sax player that played not only jazz, but R&B, soul, yacht rock, etc. He totally elevated the already fun and energetic ambiance! We even danced! We had the BEST time and can't wait to return! Highly recommend!
Written September 19, 2022
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ShannonD
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This was such a disappointment. The website says tasting room is open till 6. But beware, they stop selling tasting cards at 4pm. But the real disappointment was the restaurant. The nearly empty restaurant ( only 4 other couples were seated when we arrived for our 5:30 reservation, we were a party of 6…so a total of less than 20 people?. Although we were served appetizers ( 1 charcuterie board) quickly our dinner was not plated and served until 7pm. The food was good but there really is no justification to call your service a restaurant if you cannot serve that few of people in a reasonable amount of time.
Written November 26, 2023
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Sarah
Temecula, CA171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My first visit to Mount Palomar was with a group on a weekday as the winery tasting room opened at 11am. Our server was quick to inform us that in addition to our group of 20+, she also had a member arriving with 40 guests at the same time...and she was the only one working! Our group always gives wineries the heads-up a day or two prior so they can plan their staffing accordingly. So that welcome didn't feel very warm and sent the message (intentional or not) that an existing member and their guests were going to take priority.

So although I had planned to do a tasting, I opted for a glass instead to simplify things since our server seemed harried, even though I was among the first few to arrive before things got busy. I struggled to find a red that I enjoyed, so after a small sip of three wines, I landed on a glass of Vernal Equinox 2016 (a Zin Merlot Cinsault blend). It was just ok, but definitely not great.

The indoor tasting room was nice but small, so we sat outside. Being a cool morning, I had to search and find someone to turn on the one heater on the patio. We definitely could have used a few more heaters... The winery is situated on a hilltop with beautiful views and nice grounds. They have a restaurant which we didn't try.

I feel this might have been a better experience had there been an adequate number of servers to enable more of us to do tastings. It surprised me that I didn't like three of the six reds they offer, as I always seem to find something that appeals to me at other Temecula wineries. The lone server didn't really engage or give us any information on the winery history, operations, restaurant, etc. Consequently, eight of us left to enjoy lunch at another winery restaurant (the new Vienza at Europa) which was excellent!
Written February 5, 2024
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Dora C
San Diego, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I recently had the opportunity to visit this restaurant a couple of times, once for dinner with friends and once for a brunch with my mom. It did not disappoint! It is a truly beautiful location. I really appreciated the service we received from the moment we arrived. Both times we were seated right away and the server checked in on us frequently. Both times the food was absolutely delicious. It was good to know that they do both brunch and dinner well. Compliments to the chef! The drinks were great too. We ordered mixed drinks from the menu and not wine. We will definitely try it next time. We were also pleasantly surprised to see that there was live music. It definitely added to the experience. I will definitely be coming back to eat here and will update if I try the testing room.
Written June 4, 2023
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Elle
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Amazing service courtesy of Chef Jon & Cole. Just the right amount of hospitality from both guys. Also, the food at the restaurant is nothing but lovely, chef Jon nailed the shrimp scampi exactly how I had in Milan.
Written July 17, 2021
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Tina S
Timpson, TX61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My husband and I were quests at my niece's wedding here at he end of November. This place is exceptionally beautiful and the backdrop with the mountains is stunning. My only complaint is that not being a wine drinker, I asked the bartender for a Pina Colada on the rocks. It was terrible. You would think that an upscale venue such as this would have knowledgeable bartenders. Other than that, the service was wonderful.
Written January 7, 2020
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Gi B
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great place to pass a nice Saturday. Good wines, good music and really good food. The charcuterie plater and the white wine mussels is a must to try. (Forgot to take pictures of the mussels)
Written September 26, 2021
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Heather L
Sacramento, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Visited a girlfriend who used to live in Napa, with me. She chose Mt. Palomar for a tasting while I visited her - and it was fabulous. Came home with a bottle of Rose, Brut and Sauv Blanc. Otherwise, they have a very nice variety of reds as well. Highly recommend!
Written July 13, 2022
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Melissa_92078
CA2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
All it took was 1 person to ruin the entire experience. The wine was great, the gal that served our wine was great. But, we ended up being rudely asked to leave for having outside food there. What's worse is the man who screamed at us threatened to call the police because we weren't moving fast enough.

The whole experience was terrible. I would not recommend this place. I know we'll never go back!
Written November 11, 2007
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