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Altipiano Vineyard and Winery, Escondido, CA

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

4.8
4.8
129 Reviews
$50 and over
Winery
Guests must be 21 years or older. Altipiano is a winery only, perched high above San Pasqual Valley’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido’s Highland Valley Wine Country, Altipiano is family owned and operated. This award winning artesian boutique vineyard and winery is surrounded by Denise and Peter’s Tuscan Villa complete with a Tasting Room, Winemaker’s Library, Barrel Room and a Winery production facility. Shaded, welcoming patios, umbrella-covered tables, fountains, firepits and terraced gardens line the handsome Tuscan-inspired property that invites guests to sit, sip and take in the majestic and compelling landscape. Denise released her first wines in 2012. Her focus as a winemaker is on Italian varietals, including the Estate Sangiovese (Brunello Clone), Super Tuscan, and Barbera. Other varietals produced are Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Petite Sirah, Aglianico, Merlot, Nero D’Avola, Primitivo, Syrah.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 839-7999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

129 Reviews
  1. KatrinaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We group had a wonderful time. We definitely be returning.

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  2. StephanieD

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Beautiful views Exceptional hosts! Worth the visit

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  3. lizf

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family in form the UK we had a really lovely time. The wine is amazing. Came home with a case. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  4. RandallW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience and a perfect Mother's Day Celebration. Service was prompt, courteous and very informative regarding the wine selection. Overall, a very good day!

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  5. BrentG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to spend an afternoon. Beautiful patio setting and fun place to enjoy a few glasses of wine. Panaoramic views when you walk to the back. We had live music and really enjoyed our Mother's Day out there!

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  6. John

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no food served, but you can bring your own picnic lunch and listen to live music.

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  7. LynnG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent winery! Great wine, Tanisha is awesome! They don't serve food so no comment there. Definitely recommend!

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  8. MarkW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing place to have an amazing time. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  9. Teek

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Altipiano Vineyard gives such a beautiful ambiance. The wine is enjoyable and the service to customers makes you feel like a close friend. This was my 2nd time visiting and I had to become a member. It is very tranquil, small, intimate, but enjoyable. What a great place to delight in wine tasting.

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  10. ElaineW

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time!! Will be back soon. One of my favorite wineries.

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  11. Ajenn

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked up our wine from their wine club and had complimentary glass of wine. It was lovely.

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  12. alohajanine

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Altipiano does not have food. We went there for lunch and reserved a table only to discover that there were actually no tables and they did not serve food. The road to the winery had potholes and was very rough and not well paved. When we pulled into the winery, it was someone’s house. We thought we were in the wrong place. The person in the house pointed us to a little room towards the side where a woman was waiting to let us into a tiny tasting room. She acted like we were disturbing her weekend. We were the only customers there, so maybe we were. We were starving, so we left immediately and went down the road to another winery that served food.
    Altipiano Vineyard and WineryResponded on February 4, 2023
    Dear Customer, We are very sorry that your experience was not optium. Open Table started allowing wineries to use their reservation platform during COVID. Most wineries within SD county fall under the boutique ordinance and are not allowed to serve food. We encourage our guest to bring a picnic or other snacks while they enjoy the patios. Yes, the winery is located on the owner's private property which is open to the public for tastings. Let us show our hospitality on your next visit.

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  13. Ajenn

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar wines and family.

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  14. EnricoG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Current wine members. Can't wait for our next visit

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  15. BradI

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    •Due Amici 2018!!! •Small Charcuterie board was well presented and delicious. •Beautiful Property •Great service, very nice family.

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  16. JillR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great winery! Beautiful setting and excellent wine. Food is not provided but you are encouraged to bring in your own food.

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  17. DonnaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience here. At this time they were not serving food. You can order a charcuterie tray ahead of time. And you can request a food delivery while you are there or bring food with you. I wish I had known ahead if time. Loved it here anyway!

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  18. JillR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No food is served but you are welcome to bring in whatever you want. Excellent wine, service, and atmosphere.

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  19. BridgetteA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was only my second visit, yet I felt like Norm,walking into Cheers! By that, I mean I was treated with grace and welcomed as a member of the family would be on a routine visit, but with a feeling of support like the most important customer in the Winery ✨️. I will most certainly be back again and again only the next time as a loyal member!

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  20. KimmiR

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Altipiano winery is like no other. The views are a well kept secret. My boyfriend and I had the most relaxing Saturday afternoon day date at this winery. We felt like we were sitting in our neighbors backyard just sipping wine with friends. The wines from this winery were absolutely delicious! As mentioned in previous postings they do not provide food but you can certainly bring your own food. (Some of my personal food ideas: charcuterie boards, sandwiches, pizza delivery). Tenisha (owners daughter) was the most gracious hostess. We really enjoyed her knowledge and kindness. Thank you for the wine. Thank you for the down home feeling. We will definitely be back soon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for my sisters 21st birthday and it was so amazing! I will definitely being going again soon!!!

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  22. DanaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This winery is AMAZING!!! Tonisha is an excellent hostess! She made my sister and I feel right at home! The place feels like serenity, comfortable soo Relaxing!! I recommend this place to anyone visiting SoCal area!

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  23. RaeB

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First, I have to say that the wine was really good. Since it IS a winery, that's important, and the wine they made really is delicious. The venue itself, however, did not meet the expectations I had based on their website. The seating area is a cramped, extended patio outside the owners' home. It was a little odd that we sat next to a window looking into their house, but the view was beautiful, and there was live music (the guitarist was sensational). The real issue was the owner, who showed us a complete lack of hospitality. We spoke on the phone with her twice before making the reservation, yet she failed to mention that they do not serve any food at all - no snacks, no cheese, nothing. That isn't unheard of, but it's a fairly remote winery, so there wasn't any hope of ordering food or running out to grab anything. Considering we mentioned to her that it was a birthday and we expected to be there all afternoon, I would have expected that she mention it. We were "greeted" upon arrival with a shrug and treated like unwelcome visitors to her home, rather than customers with a reservation. One of our party called ahead to check if it was ok that she brought her newborn, but it wasn't, & she told the owner she'd leave her with a sitter. When we arrived, the owner told us she'd reduced our party because two of us weren't coming, then became irritated when they arrived. She complained to multiple people that she couldn't wait until the customers left, and then took a few of us aside and asked us to wrap it up an hour and a half before her listed closing time. We weren't loud/obnoxious, and we bought 10ish bottles plus flights. We also paid for the private tasting to learn about the wines, but the waitress delivered the flights, and the owner never came to tell us about the wine (they also didn't have enough glasses for 11 of us???). We had a great time, but it was because we're friends and could laugh at the terrible service. We'll never return.
    Altipiano Vineyard and WineryResponded on October 22, 2022
    We are very sorry about your experience. As 1 of the owner I personally wanted to address your visit on 9/4/22, it was over 100.We seated the party at our best table.We have been 21/older since 1/2020.We have 4 grandchildren/understand the challenges.We encourage picnics/many brought provisions.The 3 flights was requested/additional bottles when needed.The BD Person was given a complimentry bottle of wine.We hope you will visit us again as our guests. All the best, Peter, Denise, and Tonisha

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  24. ElizabethH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue! Amazinf wines. Wondeful family. They are generous and so welcoming. You feel like you're at someone's home (which you kinda are). The views are gorgeous. There isn't any food, but you can bring food or order delivery. So great place for friends with a picnic or a date or just a chill afternoon. Highly recommend!

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  25. Tyknee23

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great people making great wine. Always a excellent experience

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  26. ElaineW

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great time at Altipiano winery, Great music, great wine, great service! Will be back soon!

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  27. SusanS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to review since this is not a restaurant but a winery. No food. But the most amazing wines. It’s worth the drive if you appreciate fine wines. The ambiance is very comfortable, with beautiful patio settings. The owners are a lovely family who take pride in there wines and business. We bring our own pairing appetizers. I’m also a member so I can enjoy their bottles at home too.

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  28. DominicJoseB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the wine and welcoming atmosphere. Even on their busiest day, they are friendly and provide excellent customer service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On 5/29/2022, I traveled from Los Angeles for their Sunday live jazz and a lovely wine tasting. The owner, Denise Clarke, greeted me with a smile upon arrival, and my table was meticulously labeled with a personalized welcome sign. Also, her daughter, Tanisha, was very amiable, attentive, humorous, and informative throughout my winery experience. Although this was a solo trip, my afternoon felt like a homecoming with family and friends. I will definitely be returning in the future and next time I will be bringing loved ones with me for the awesome outdoor experience.

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  30. Mkb419

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Love your wine and your patio where we have sat before. We had a 1:30 reservation and were seated next to the parking lot. Many tables farther away from the cars were never filled throughout the afternoon. I guess people didn’t show up for their reservation. Love your wine and the music, but sitting 5 feet from a car ruined the ambiance especially when other tables were available.

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  31. ElaineW

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another beautiful day at Altipiano Winery. Great wine. Great people. Great music. Bring your own food! Will be back soon!

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  32. VickiK

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful time!! We spent time with our friends, listening to a talented sax player, drinking several bottles of delicious Due Amici wine, and enjoying our picnic basket. Denise, Peter, Tonisha, and their staff always provide a warm, welcoming experience!

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  33. amyc

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day and live music.

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  34. HannaS

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, delicious wine, and friendly local family.

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  35. KwekuF

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Denise and her family were very gracious and spent time explaining the history of the winery and the wine making process. Very personal touch, and ideal if setting, and a unique experience that I would highly recommend!

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  36. Casaba

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a wonderful casual experience in a lovely setting. The winemaker and her family were the ultimate hosts and very attentive to our large group even though they had several other guests that day. I rated the food 4 stars but we did not have any food although we were invited to bring our own food and they accommodated that very well by providing a buffet table and net covers. Very thoughtful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place with great ambience very friendly.

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  38. DeeBee

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at Altipiano winery and our host Tanisha (hope I am spelling in correctly) was amazing. She was informative, welcoming and warm. Of course the wine was great too! I will definitely be back.

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  39. ElaineW

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great time at Altipiano! Owner & daughter are awesome. Wine is great. We bring our own food, but their charcutier boards looked amazing. Had fun celebrating Denise's birthday! Danced & enjoyed great company. Will be back soon!

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  40. Eric

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to spend an afternoon with great wine, wonderful staff and fantastic friends.

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Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is rated 4.8 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

20365 Camino Del Aguila, Escondido, CA 92025

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highland Valley Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Escondido
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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