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“This is a great little wine tasting room!”

Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe and Bistro
Ranked #17 of 42 Restaurants in Idyllwild
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great place to enjoy some good wine at a reasonable price and the food is really good as well. We tried the cheese board and have tried some of the soups over our many visits. There is live music on the weekend and the locals seem to hang out at this place.......

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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Took a chance and stopped in for a wine tasting. Was pleasantly surprised by the price and the value for a 6 wine flight. Generous pour which was a little dangerous since I still had to drive back down the mountain. Ordered the cheese and bread platter - very good and tasty with the pepper jelly condiments. Now the bad news - locals hang out here, which is great, except they act like it is their own private club. A little off-putting to visitors. I get that locals keep the business going year-round, but the patron needs to pay attention to newbies too! They may just become regulars.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to Idyll Awhile for a quick drink on a Monday evening. There was not too many people present, but the bartender was attentive and great at giving tips on what to try. One of the things that appealed to me was that even though there was a small selection, it was one with a lot of local wines and brews. Will definitely return.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

One of my favorite places was this little shopping center right by the Idyllwild monument, which houses the “Idyll Awhile Wine Shop & Bistro. This little shoppe offers a modest selection of wines, but not in the sweet wine area, which is what I like. The two "sweet" wines that they do have were just okay. BEWARE there is a $5 corkage fee on ALL bottles, but they do offer wine tasting deals.* For non-wine lovers, they have specialty beers.

What we really enjoyed here is the atmosphere and the FLATBREAD. We tried 4 different flatbread combinations: Fontina & Goat Cheese with Fresh Chives & Rosemary Ham; Pesto Chicken; Olive Tapenade w/Swiss Cheese; & Fig compote w/ Asiago Cheese & Prosciutto.(In order from favorite to least.) The Fontina Flatbread combination is a MUST TRY!! YUMMY YUMMY

We were here on Monday 8/12/13 and on this day they open from 3-8p.m. We had an opportunity to engage in a nice conversation with the owner. Nice guy.

Overall: A nice place to have a drink while unwinding.

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Thank aztkdiva
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great selection of beer and some light snacks. Limited selection of wines but at a very reasonable price. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Live music on weekends brings in locals and visitors. Good place to add a little social plus to this cool town

Thank Ken P
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