Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

4.9
49 Reviews
$50 and over
Winery
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 & 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 49 people are saying
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WilliamH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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ChristianaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 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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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
4 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
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
34 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
27 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
4 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.

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PattyZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is delicious and affordable. The view is gorgeous but what I loved the most was the hospitality we received by the owners. I love supporting women owned businesses. You must ask the owner how she got started. Great story!

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mochi
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and service!

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Satch
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipReneeC
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great wine tasting experience!
We had a great time drinking wine, while social distancing and visiting.

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Romp
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little winery. The owners/staff are exceptional. Tonesha (owner’s daughter) was so personable and fun to talk with. We had the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Sangiovese—both amazing. We took our own charcuterie board and enjoyed their fine wines.

We will definitely go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had our dog and I did not like that they would not allow him on the main patio where the view and the breeze was. The service was slow. The wine was good and the people that own the winery were very nice.

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery
Responded on October 30, 2020

Hello, Our small family owned and operated winery has been opened for 12 years. After careful consideration and safety of our own cats which live on the property in the North Patio, we developed a policy where all four legged friends can be without harm. We had many instances where our own animals were not safe in their own environment; two of which were very old and this policy had to be incorporated here at the winery. Thank you for your understanding we hope to see you again in the future.

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vipSocalNonna
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful winery with great views. Personal social distanced seating areas. (They don’t serve food but site required rating)

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vipMinouS
San Diego
121 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the winery - we love this place - it's a hidden jewel and we are so delighted to have found it. They don't serve food, so bring your own and enjoy their wines and the ambience ...

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vipMinouS
San Diego
121 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

What a jewel of a place to find - this was just delightful. The view is breathtaking and the Pinto Grigio that we tried was so good we bought bottles to bring back and enjoy at home. Due to COVID they do not serve food but you can take your own picnic basket and have a blast. We'll be going back real soon ...

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altipiano did not disappoint!! They did not serve food because of Covid, but they let us bring our own charcuterie platters. The wines that we tried were pretty good. The owners daughter was a great hostess, she shared the history of how her parents started the winery. And the view was absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! We will be back !

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Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 49 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.