Avensole Winery Restaurant

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
444 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Join us for a Romantic Four Course Prix-Fixe Couples Dinner in the Restaurant for Valentine's Weekend! 5-9pm Thursday 2/13-Saturday 2/15.

Guests of Avensole’s restaurant are in for a culinary treat. Avensole offers a charming place to savor eclectic seasonal cuisine and delicious award-winning wines in a lively atmosphere. The food and ambiance are unlike any other in Temecula Wine Country.

Dining is delightful on our lovely restaurant terrace in a beautiful open-air setting. The vibrant setting creates a perfect venue to gather and relax with friends and family while you sip your favorite Avensole wines or enjoy the wide array of craft cocktails and beers offered.

Kindly note, reservations can only be held up to 15 minutes after reservation time. Reservations are for 2 hours maximum on holidays and weekends.
What 444 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
K
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Made reservations on OT for 7:45pm as that's the earliest reservation available. When we arrived, we found a quiet, appealing place, with outdoor (brrrr) seating, except for bar area. The main dining area is all outside under a covered awning. The place was not busy at all, on a Saturday night following VD, so we were suspicious. After being sat, outside, we waited a good 10 mins or more, no one greeted us, or brought water, or said anything. We watched as two other newly sat tables were tended. We had to get up and ask the bartender if we could have someone wait on us. Christian agreed to wait on us, and took great care to provide excellent service. After feeling the chill wind blow in from the open area above the foundation, we decided to move inside, as patio heaters were ineffective. We sat at the bar, enjoyed some delicious red wines, the Barbera was our fav. We ordered & shared a Caesar salad, the mussels and the mushroom tagliatelle, & the meal came with bread & butter. Liked the salad, the mussels we're okay, pasta dish was served cold and was somewhat disappointing (we sent it back to have it heated), Cheesecake & Cappacino for dessert was delicious. Our bill = $165 including tip. May try a second chance dining during warmer weather 🌞

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate an anniversary

RC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, I think we were the noise ones! We love attending the restaurant and having lunch. We also enjoy the wine!

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was too cold on the patio and the heaters were not adequate. Otherwise the experience was very nice

G
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining patio with view of the vineyards made for a very enjoyable lunch. Casual, relaxed, and very pleasant ambiance. Impeccable service. Very attentive without being overbearing. Fabulous food. Some of the best in the area.highly recommended.

YQ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We did not get great customer service it took about 10 minutes after sitting down before our server came to ask us if we wanted something to drink.

TW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Seating was on the patio, and we changed table to be next to a heater, which was fine. However, as I was wearing only a dress shirt and no jacket, the back of the wrought iron chair was very cold.

PG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, once you got it. Kitchen was a bit slow. 20 minutes for desert??
I'd come back again, especially for their gold ribbon Tempranillo.

JL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Nice music with excellent food.

OT
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, vibe and service so much we went two nights in a row! Christian was an excellent server.

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine at Avensole. We enjoy many evenings there with family and friends!

KM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except it took about 10 minutes for our someone to come by our table. In the end I had to ask a passing manager to take our order. Once that happened we had excellent service and an overall great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom's birthday

CL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely patio seating for our lunch. Service was fine and food was fine. No one in our group RAVED about their food and we felt the flight of wine pours were a bit small.

KN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice spot to enjoy lunch and wine taste at the same time. Avensole more than met our expectation! Can’t wait to return sometime. ☺️

DP
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere. Was a bit crowded even though it was after the normal lunch hour so service was a bit slow. However, it's a good restaurant and I'd recommend it.

BB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was really nice (Marleen); however, it took almost an hour to get our food. We didn't order anything exotic that would take a long time, too. We had 1 celebration salad w/salmon ($25), chicken katsu sandwich with salad in lieu of fries ($20) and 1 flatbread ($18). Not sure if our waitress forgot to put our order in or the kitchen was really backed up? There was a party of 7 that arrived maybe an hour after us. They received their food within 15 minutes! The ambiance is nice, but for the price and service, there are so many other wineries in the area that I would return to. Sorry. I really wanted to like this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it. The food is delicious and the ambiance is incredible. Live music is always just right:

AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday but also a friends get together! This was my second time here at Avensole and once again the experience and service was outstanding! I can’t get enough of this place and I am already planning to go back. The vibe of the place between the wine tasting room to the restaurant to the landscape and the service, just everything is perfect here now two times in a row!

L
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch and wine tasting and picked a perfect day. We like sitting outside on the patio overlooking the vineyard. The food is always delicious. I got the Smokehouse Burger medium and it was cooked perfectly. It comes with fried onion rings, cheese, BBQ sauce and a side of French fries. My husband ordered the bone-in rib eye with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower. It was also delicious.

CL
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a Temecula winery with really good food and good wine in a relaxing atmosphere, this is the one. All around better than all the others we visited.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three people in our party had Cesar salads. The lettuce was nice and crisp, croutons were just dried bread without flavor and the dressing was sparse and lacked flavor. Drinks were awesome as was the dessert.

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly service and fantastic food!

MS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here for a private tasting which was amazing in itself but did not realize there was a restaurant here as well. I came here for lunch with a girlfriend and the menu had so many yummy items to choose from. We ended up splitting a salad, a tamale on the appetizer and a charcuterie board with wine of course. It was plenty of food, presented beautifully and we were delighted!. I would not recommend this to a family with little ones as it is a quaint, but quiet facility meant for relaxing with a date or conversation with a friend. It is after all, a winery, meant to drink wine and relax, so keep that in mind if you have anxious little ones to attend to.

PG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

So cold. Affected the whole evening.

JF
Orange County
169 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu items

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers, pesto chicken sandwich & mushroom pasta was delicious! We definitely will come back!

MA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

It was absolutely FREEZING in the dining room, even though we asked to be seated near a heater. We asked to be moved inside and were seated at the bar. It was just as cold in there too, and my friend and I left freezing. In looking around, just about everyone in there was eating with their coats on. THIS IS INSANE. It gets cold in CA at night. Perhaps the winery should consider not being open for dinner in the winter. The salad I had was just ok. Shrimp were tough, and the lettuce tasted like bagged lettuce, which is why I never buy it, and it was not at all fresh...The service was great, so I did not take my disappointment out on the waiter/bartender as his service was excellent, and none of our issues were his fault. I think $46, $54 with tip, for a salad, 4 tough shrimp, and a glass of wine is a tad bit insane.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was disappointed in the restaurant. We came a few years ago and loved it so decided to return with our family.
Portions were smaller and not as good as I remember especially cheese and meat boatds

k
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food. Fresh!
We were visiting, we will return for sure

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I could not have been more disappointed in this place...I took my assistant here for a Christmas lunch, based upon reviews...wow, what a letdown..very average ambiance, the food was Terrible and it cost $100 for lunch for 2 for 2 salads, 2 coffees and a shared dessert....what?!? I could have taken her to the Ritz for less $$
Just trying to save others this same travesty 😩

LD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Great food! Fairly cold, even with heaters.

SP
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was disappointed in the restaurant and particularly our waitress. First off, the service was incredibly slow. Our waitress did not have many tables to take care of, so I wasn’t sure what the problem was. My friend went through half her meal without the wine that she asked for. The menu stated that the salmon had crispy skin. I love crispy skin on salmon so I asked the waitress just to double check before I ordered it. She assured me that the salmon will be prepared the way I like. Of course, the salmon arrived and there’s no crispy skin. I would say this was a terrible experience but it definitely did not live up to what I was hoping for. There’s so many other great places in the area, so I don’t think I’ll be back.

JT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with friends, food is fantastic. One of the best in the valley.

LP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly a favorite on so many levels. Staff is the best!

RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great food! The service was really attentive and we will be back

L
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Greg was awesome. Had great views and great food. We would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was very clear that we needed to order right away because the kitchen was closing, very pushy. I’m a wine club member but when I checked in no one asked and the server was annoyed that she had to redo our check.

BW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the ambience is very nice. Our waiter was very personable and make us want to come back again.

k
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selections, lots of yummy veggies, thank you!

Tweets by Avensole Winery Restaurant