One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady picnic area. An excellent site for weddings.
Tasting Room Summer Hours are Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. 1 Tasting Ticket is $12 Monday through Thursday and $15 Friday – Sunday. Reservations are requested for groups of 10 or more. Please call 951-676-5047 x119 to make reservations. You will be able to select six wines from their extensive tasting menu at your choice of two tasting bars, you will also receive a logo glass for you to take home . When the weather cooperates, you can also enjoy your wine tasting experience on the beautiful patio at the cozy outdoor bar.
Mount Palomar makes a range of fine wines with special emphasis on classic, Bordeaux style blends and Italian varieties. Mount Palomar also has a thirty year history of producing excellent Port and Solera Cream Sherry. The winery uses two main brands: Mount Palomar and Castelletto. The Castelletto name (“little castle” in Italian), used by Mount Palomar for our Italian style wines, comes from the family of our founder’s wife, Olivia de Reya Poole. The name “Castelletto” is a title awarded in Italy to Antonio and Sebastiano de Reya in 1735. The Castle and Star image on the label is found on the original Castelletto crest.
Their wine has earned many recognitions including four Best of Show awards at major wine competitions and numerous Best of Class and Gold Medal distinctions. A Mount Palomar wine has been named “Best Wine of the Southern California Region” by the California State Fair five separate times, most recently in 2008. Mount Palomar has also been recognized for sustainable environmental practices in viticulture.
Mount Palomar Winery’s development plans for the future include extensive new vineyard plantings; a larger wine production facility; a new guest facility including restaurants and a world-class, wine country resort and spa; and estate homes.
Banquets & Weddings at Mount Palomar Winery
33820 Rancho California Rd.
Price: $30-$120 per person