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“Great customer service”

Mount Palomar Winery
Ranked #23 of 92 things to do in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Great customer service”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The atmosphere is cozy, the customer service friendly and efficient, and location is very good. I really enjoyed their reds, plus prices are very reasonable. My husband and I had lunch at their restaurant. Food was delicious, I ordered a BLT with the bacon extra crispy (it was not). I sent it back, and still it was not extra crispy..so that is my only complaint. I would return solely based on the customer service. Would recommend this winery.

Visited November 2013
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Good wines, especially the Cloudburst”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Another essential stop for anyone doing a wine tasting tour through Temecula. Near the other great winery, Baily's, with a similar range of several good (red) wines that are, as all US wines even in the US, expensive for UK residents. But great for tasting, you get to keep the glass which is one of the more attractive ones and there is somewhere to eat and sit outside. Not sure why anyone would mark this place down, as staff are friendly, food is good and the whole ambience is friendly and relaxing.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Rehearsal dinner/Wedding”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were in town for my sister's wedding which happened to be held at this venue. Upon arrival, I noticed the beauty of the winery in which it was situated. The mountains in the background gave it a spectacular view! The staff were very helpful to our family/weeding party! Overall experience was great!

Visited October 2013
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Newberg, Oregon
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15 reviews
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“Temecula, CA Wine Tasting: Mount Palomar Winery”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

My wife and I recently made the trek to Temecula, CA for our nephew's wedding and took the opportunity to do a bit of wine tasting. In all we visited 10 wineries over two days.

The second winery we visited was Mount Palomar Winery. One of the interesting things about Temecula wineries is that they are all palatial and Mount Palomar was no exception housing a restaurant and well-developed outdoor facilities. We were only there to taste wine so did not use any of the other services.

The tasting fee at Mount Palomar is $15 which gets you your choice of 6 wines. The fee is paid to a cashier up front so the fee does not get comped for any amount of wine purchase. You can easily get a 2-1 coupon which makes the cost of tasting more reasonable. Our visit to Mount Palomar was our first taste of the weekend crowds that descend on Temecula this time of year. Both the indoor and outdoor tasting areas were extremely crowded so getting served required a great deal of patience. I started outside where they were grossly understaffed then moved inside when a space opened up at one of the smaller inside tasting bars. The noise and activity made the experience less than relaxing but I thought our inside server worked really hard to make the experience as good as it possibly could be. The server was bluntly honest about how he felt about certain wines we were trying including one he thought was not tasting well on that day. I appreciate that kind of honesty and when I agreed with his assessment he did not count that taste against my total. We generally enjoyed the wines at Mount Palomar which like all Temecula wineries makes mostly big reds. The blends were the most enjoyable although most were a bit young for my pallet. The best wine we tasted the 2009 Cloudbreak, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. At $50 it was also the most expensive of the wines we tasted but that's the way it often goes. We did buy a bottle to bring home. We did not try any of there white wines but they have a variety of those as well. Our thought is that on a quieter day the visit would have been enjoyable.

Visited September 2013
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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Is this an elaborate prank?”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We died laughing. It was empty, save a few drunks beached at the bar. Hotter than sin in all that concrete and elaborate marble. Kitschy decor. All the wine we tasted, except the dry Riesling, was terrible. We aren't wine snots at all but we drink it regularly. I'm not kidding it was hard to control my shudder reflex. I've had better cough syrup. Please don't waste your time. We kept waiting to see Ashton Kutcher jump out and yell, "You've been punked." Alas, we were but in the lose your money and leave kind of way.

Visited September 2013
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