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Altipiano Vineyard and Winery, Escondido, CA

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

4.6
4.6
95 Reviews
$50 and over
Winery

Guests must be 21 years or older. 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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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 839-7999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Our Wines

  • Altipiano 2017 Petite Sirah$54.00

    2017 Petite Sirah 100%: 85% Petite Sirah Deaver Vineyards, Amador, & 15% Estate Petite Sirah. Aged in new French/Hungarian oak. This beautiful dark full-bodied wine is rich with notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla with blueberry, blackberry fruit, tapering off with notes of black olives spicy peppery notes in the aftertaste. Goes well with Barbecue, Braised Beef, Duck, grilled meats and vegetables. Pairs well with Jack Jezzro, Syrah

    • Club Price$43.20
  • Altipiano 2017 Merlot Reserve$56.00

    • Club Price$44.80
  • Altipiano 2017 Sangiovese$60.00

    85% Estate Sangiovese, 10% Primitivo (Grapes from Deaver Vineyards), 5% Estate Barbera. Aged in French, Hungarian & American Oaks for 18 months. Earthy wet stone on the nose, plum and cherry fruit, soft spice, nutmeg and white pepper and hints of leather on the finish

    • Club Price$48.00
  • Altipiano 2017 Syrah$54.00

    85% Petite Sirah Deaver Vineyards, Amador, & 15% Estate Petite Sirah. Aged in new French/Hungarian oak. This beautiful dark full-bodied wine is rich with notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla with blueberry, blackberry fruit, tap

    • Club Price$43.20
  • Altipiano 2017 Primitivo$50.00

    100% Primitivo Grapes from Deaver Vineyards, Amador County. Aged 18 months in Boswell Kentucky Oak. Plum and Cherry on the nose with hints of spice, nutmeg and white pepper. Subtle tannins with a smooth finish

    • Club Price$40.00
  • Altipiano 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon$45.00

    2017 Petite Sirah: 85% Petite Sirah Deaver Vineyards, Amador, & 15% Estate Petite Sirah. Aged in new French/Hungarian oak. This beautiful dark full-bodied wine is rich with notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla with blueberry, blackberry fruit, tapering off with notes of black olives spicy peppery notes in the aftertaste. Goes well with Barbecue, Braised Beef, Duck, grilled meats and vegetables. Pairs well with Jack Jezzro, Syrah

    • Club Price$36.00
  • Altipiano 2018 Pinot Gris$27.00

    2018 Pinot Gris: Monterey. Medium bodied, spicy and zesty acidity. Dry and crisp with hints of green apple, pear and honey. Goes well with seafood, chicken, turkey, roasted vegetables. Pairs with Ella Fitzgerald singing "All of Me"

    • Club Price$21.60

Last updated: February 1, 2022

What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. a

    amyc

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day and live music.

  2. HS

    HannaS

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location, delicious wine, and friendly local family.

  3. KF

    KwekuF

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    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!

  4. C

    Casaba

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place with great ambience very friendly.

  6. DB

    DeeBee

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  7. EW

    ElaineW

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  8. m

    monicat

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    First off, we had no food but since we had to rate it, fair was fair. The wines were ok. But the $35 per tasting felt like a rip off. I asked if a tasting would be comped if we bought a bottle of wine. This is a common practice at wineries. The answer was "no." The ambiance was disappointing. While there is a beautiful view from the back of the house, tastings were done in a closed-in garden, affording no view. Had I taken the time to research how much the tastings (for three) were going to be, and had I known how disappointing the ambiance was going to be, we would not have gone to this winery. The website photograph is not accurate.

  9. N

    Natalia

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Very nice place, but they missing food, i recommend to take your own charcuterie

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Altipiano has wonderful big red wines! The setting is beautiful and the vibe is so cool. Be sure and make reservations though. Denise, Peter, and Tanisha makes you feel so welcomed.

  11. J

    John

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although no food is served, you can bring your own and are assigned a table for your group reservation in a great outdoor setting on the patio or in front of the wine tasting building. It is especially a nice afternoon when there is live music.

  12. RC

    ReneeC

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved sitting on the outside patio . Great wine Great service Thanks 🍷

  13. JP

    JennyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely day at the winery. Beautiful views, great wines.

  14. m

    michaelm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No food served here, but wine is excellent.They encourage people to bring food.

  15. CH

    CherylH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My out of town guests and I truly enjoyed the peaceful and serene atmosphere at Altipiano Winery. The attentive service and friendliness of owners was just right. The wine was superb, and one of my guests actually joined the Wine Club. Great value, beautiful grounds, and excellent wine made this a great day trip.

  16. JZ

    JoyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The winery was beautiful and the wine was fabulous. I usually only drink big reds, yet the white was also very good. The patio had a wonderful mediterranean feel. A couple of cats sauntered by and I was transported to my memories of Italy.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cute little tasting room with lovely patios. Family owned and operated and they are so lovely. Food is not served here but you can bring in your own. The wines are among the best of local wineries. They are thoughtfully blended, smooth and sophisticated. We joined the club on our first visit. There is live music on some afternoons and it is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

  18. EW

    ElaineW

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another beautiful day at Altipiano Winery. Had a great time with friends. Will be back soon!

  19. WW

    WilliamW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small family winery. They only provide wine, wine glasses, and water bottles, but I had to put something down for food in the review or the OpenTable app would not let the review go through. Bring your own food, drink their great wines (esp. Barbera and Sangiovese), and have a great afternoon!

  20. S

    Sharifa

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    What a gem! The owners here are incredibly courteous and knowledgeable. They make sure that your experience is excellent on all levels. Don't sleep on this one, it is truly one of the best!

  21. EW

    ElaineW

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful venue. Owner and daughter are wonderful. Great wine

  22. RA

    RochelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience, the family was very nice and wine was delicious. We signed up to be club members

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is indescribable! From the views, to the smooth sounds playing, it was pure peace. The owners daughter was very welcoming, attentive and accommodating. We ordered the Prosecco and it was so delicious! Our overall experience was amazing & I can’t wait to visit again. Until then, I’m telling everyone that I know that this is a “Must Visit!”

  24. CA

    CamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely setting, fantastic wine. If you're in a group, ask about the gazebo overlooking the vineyard. Unfortunately, I was stung by a bee immediately upon arrival, but the owners were so helpful (and supportive) and even got Benadryl and ice for me. Luckily, the incredible wine helped me forget about the sting and I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

  25. m

    marcil

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite winery! Best owners and wine!!! Love it here

  26. Q

    Queen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my 3rd trip to Altipiano Winery. I was impressed with the welcome from the family member, the ambiance, brief history of the vineyard, and the wine was very good. My 2 girlfriends and I celebrated my friends birthday. We spent 3hrs there even in the heat which was about 90 degrees. We also brought snacks as they do not have a kitchen. While there, I booked another trip that will include 5 couples.

  27. EW

    ElaineW

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Didn't have any of their food, but I was able to bring my own. Great place. Beautiful winery. Owners & daughter are very nice. Music was great. Wine is very good! Will be back.

  28. M

    Meritage7

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the wine!!! Top quality! The place is beautiful and fun. Nicest people running it as well. Their new Airbnb rooms are incredibly beautiful.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Came here to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. The owner and her daughter were very pleasant and attentive. Will be back!

  31. KW

    KhadijaW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location, lovely family and amazing wine! I'll definitely be back!

  32. BB

    BryonB

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great wine tasting experience. Lovely service and excellent wines made for a great Sunday afternoon.

  33. PB

    PaulaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    there was not food but it wouldn't let me skip it.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Great staff. Nice place to enjoy family and friends. Beautiful views.

  35. VC

    VeronicaC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like a private, secluded place to enjoy time with friends, this is a cozy, friendly spot and their wines are delicious!!

  36. KE

    KellyE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, great wine, great people who own the place! Can't say enough good things about it!!

  37. O

    Obes

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful vineyard and backdrop. Appreciated the service and attention. Would gladly return for another visit.

  38. S

    Still

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had my bridal shower there! It was immaculate!

  39. WH

    WilliamH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    I’m a wine reviewer I would not recommend this vineyard. The wine maker makes only red wines that are of Fair quality and associated with very expensive price points. They sell only buy the bottle - No wine tasting is available here.

    Altipiano Vineyard and WineryResponded on April 16, 2021

    Dear William, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit at our family owned and operated vineyard and winery. We take great pride in offering a unique and wonderful experience to all of our guests. Due to the pandemic and the restrictions mandated, we as a family made the decision how to offer services that kept staff/customers safe. I'm not sure which bottle of wine you purchased, but its our hope that you will join us again to experience the Music of Wine.

  40. CC

    ChristianaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Incredible family owned winery with the friendliest staff and guest. Beautiful and peaceful place to spend your afternoon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is rated 4.6 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
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–5:00 pm

  • 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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