Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

4.9
66 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 66 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
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!

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KhadijaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BryonB
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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PaulaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VeronicaC
San Diego
2 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!!

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KellyE
San Diego
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!!

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Obes
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Still
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my bridal shower there! It was immaculate!

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WilliamH
Los Angeles
7 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 Winery
Responded 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.

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ChristianaC
San Diego
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.

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Wawa722
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this winery. The owners were so nice and attentive. Their wines tasted great. And their little food trays were nice and the food was very fresh. I will definitely be coming back to this winery.

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Chris
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the drive out to the Vineyard. The Winery was beautiful. It was actually the winemakers home. So lush with plants and water fountains - peaceful. The Petite Syrah was wonderful. I highly recommend a visit.

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CatherineB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Altipiano! The wine is phenomenal, the views are stunning, and the owners of this family-owned and operated business make you feel like part of the family. A true gem of the Highland Valley!

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VictoriaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind and friendly owners. We had a great time. Wines were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely, service good and wine fantastic.....just pricey for a local Escondido wine

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owners were so sweet and recommended their amazing Chardonnay on a hot day. Love that you can walk down and see their vines. It’s a very serene winery with great wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Beautiful experience and excellent wine, just missed having food! However, they were nice enough to throw something together for us since we were actually there for lunch and wine! Very nice people and gorgeous setting!!!

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StephenC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing as always. They have such a great ambiance and the whole family is awesome.

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Juanetta
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a place to go to have a amazing bottle of wine this is the spot. Breath taking views. Soft music playing in the background what more can you ask for. Although there was not food available there was a charcuterie box option. The hostesses were so welcoming you felt like you’ve know them for years. Definitely would recommend to everyone to try this winery.

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Wineguy
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular location, Fantastic Wine, Wonderful Hosts. Love this Place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and friendly service in an amazing venue. Incredible views, nice mellow music. We love going there for a glass of wine and a little relaxation.

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JoFra
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wines in Escondido. Very nice owners o chat with and enjoy the wines.

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ChristinaG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! Great service. Always so enjoyable.
The sunset was beautiful making the vineyard that much more splendid!

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KathyNDoug
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Our first choice for the best wine and best winery experience.

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RondaL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. They even provided brand new blanket because the weather was cold and windy. They explained all the different wine selection. The atmosphere was so welcoming from the time we arrive to the time we left. We will be back. Thank you for providing such great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The sweetest family owned place, and great wine!

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vipMsNessa
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful place, peaceful and just a great place to see and visit. The wine is outstanding and worth the beautiful drive. The meat and cheese box was perfect with the wine. I was also able to bring up food as well which was nice. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Service was great, COVID safe, clean and they even provided blankets when it got cold. Perfect place, highly recommend!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food was reviewed based on not having any available. It’s a place to bring your own food, but they did provide a charcuterie box!

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HildaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great family owned business. Lower food score because they weren't serving any on account of COVID, but otherwise everything else was spot on. I'd recommend and go back!

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EvelynW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altipiano is a lovely place to spend a gorgeous and relaxing afternoon! The wine and the hospitality are awesome. Love to visit and spend time here with the wine and the atmosphere. The owners are genuine and warm hosts.

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aabiv
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is my new favorite Winery in San Diego! I am new to the area and was looking for a spot I could visit often. It's in a great location, beautiful scenary and views, lovely ambiance and great wine. This is the best winery in the area and the owners are hospitable and friendly. I am telling all my friends:)

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vipNiaMc
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always a good time and love how personable the owners are. Can’t wait to go back.

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Katrina1
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Exceptional experience and wonderful family owners. Bring your snacks or food or you can order from Uber Eats. We will be back

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vipReneeC
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this winery !
Glad it has reopened and follows all of the safety guidelines.
We will be back
Cheers 🍷

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PattyZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience5

They don't serve food that's why it was given a poor rating under food. They allow you to bring your own, which is nice.

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vipamyc
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They don't serve food, but it was the only way to complete my review. We love this little gem in the Highland Valley (Escondido hills). We love the wine, the view and the people. You should go! You won't be disappointed. I believe their wine is even better than most in Temecula and such a short drive if you live in San Diego.

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vipJohn
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful private patio setting with multiple tables or fire pits in front of the winetasting room. You can bring your own food and enjoy the wine and sometimes live music.

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joy411
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxing place . The wines were amazing and also the views.
The owner was very gracious to give us a tour .
I give it A++++

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely service, great music and excellent wine. BTW, they do not serve food, but you can bring your own.

FAQs

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.