Hill Top Winery

4.8
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
COVID RULES THAT ARE ENFORCED
1. Masks to be worn in the Tasting Room and when leaving the table
2. Your whole party needs to be present to be seated; if your party is not present please wait at your cars
3. Table dining limit is 2 hours max

Hill Top Winery offers a spacious and comfortable Tasting Room, situated to take advantage of the surrounding majestic landscape. Taste a flight of wines or relax on the patio and enjoy your favorite glass while taking in the view with some gourmet farm to table food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 103 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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vipMary
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice destination restaurant. We drove from coastal San Diego to try something new and explore a new area .
Great time ! Great food!

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vipSaddllp
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best restaurant in the area. Some nice menu items and outdoor views while dining.

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vipDaleT
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great view

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RobertK
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very Pleasant dinning experience .
Server was very attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Winery was awesome. Value was great, and the view from the outdoor seating area was breath taking.

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ShaynahF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

What a beautiful vineyard. We visited Hill Top Winery for mothers day 5/9/2021. It was a beautiful day and the scenery at the location was perfect for picture taking. We had issues finding the place at first but we received assistance when we called. The staff sat us right away and had out wine to the table in about 5 mins from ordering. However, food was not prompt. Although the dishes were delicious (steak and burgers) the food took almost an hour to get to us after ordering and according to them we only have 1.5hrs for the table due to COVID. Overall a great experience, hopefully they can add more appetizers to their menu and maybe get a faster kitchen staff.

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KimN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine, food, and view are all amazing! I have been there multiples times and plan to continue going. I am also a member.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, food was delicious, and an excellent service

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MoniqueR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine tasting in the spiral holder is so cool and we were impressed by the wine this time since the last time we were there. Yum. The food was delicious and innovative as ever. The service was impeccable. Looking out over the vineyard was so idyllic even on a rainy grey day. Hill Top Winery is the top!

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RobertM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I recommend this winery, my understanding is they grow and bottle their own wines. The winery is elevated with a patio area and nice view of the Valley. My wife & I tried the mixed tasting ($20), 2 whits, 1 rose, 2 reds. I’m not a wine person by a long shot, but I did like their 2017 Tempranillo.

They have a food truck set up, the food wasn’t bad, I had the burger & fries ($17), a little on the high side, but taking into account covid and the reduced seating allowed.......

Overall we enjoyed this winery, the wine, the ambiance and view!

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JanetL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Venue is beautiful. The food is excellent. The wine is good. The staff was very friendly. I have been here a few times and have recommended it to my friends.

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JeraldR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and nice view. The wine and food were excellent! Plenty of room for customers to spread out and feel safe during the pandemic. The servers were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at sunset was amazing! The view was stunning and the food was delicious. Mybdate and I each did a tasting and the wine was a great pairing with the steak and scallops we got. Would definitely go again and tell my friends!

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JonW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Scenic and relaxing venue, but a bit pricey. Wine is okay to good.

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suzj
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ranch Red Blend wine was nice. The Raclette was yummy and the Cheese and Charcuterie had a nice selection of cheeses, meats with wonderful bread.

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PattiF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious, we enjoyed a beautiful charcuterie board and then the bleu burger with crispy fries. Burger was juicy and flavorful. The house blend red was sooo good as well as the Chardonnay Only complaint is that it was a very cold day, there were only 2 other tables seated but we could only have 1 heater. W

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AbigailA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Will come back again! The food was amazing and the wine was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We didn’t eat but the wine, view and ambiance were lovely- a nice surprise!!!! We didn’t expect much from the area

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vipDaleT
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great people

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful scenery and quiet setting. We'll definitely be going back soon.

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Vanna
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the visit. Will be going back again soon.

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BJ7557
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a milestone event with my wife. Really enjoy Hill Top Winery. Delicious selection of wines. Great ambiance. Wonderful service. Food is good. Charcuterie plate & the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger is amazing, especially paired with a bottle of the 2013 Cab. My only complaint is the burger plate is a little skimpy on the fries & the dessert is small & not noteworthy. Potatoes are cheap! Mound ‘em up! As for a $7 chocolate lava cake, either cut the price in half (it’s cupcake size) or perhaps increase the portion & add some fresh raspberries and/or a drizzle of raspberry sauce? Frankly I’d happily pay more for higher quality dessert, especially since there’s only one dessert option. (Perhaps a joint venture with Julian Pies or San Diego’s Extraordinary Desserts? Just a thought.)

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Felicia
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st bday. A wonderful tower of wines to taste. Outdoor area beautiful with a great view!

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vipDavidG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did not know what to do with $25.00 OpenTable rewards card

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the tasting room and the view of the Vineyard and Valley outside from the patio are breathtaking at sunset. The menu was quite extensive, and our dinner selections we’re very well prepared. We particularly enjoy the ranch house red wine. Staff was very attentive and polite.

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PhilB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hilltop Winery is just as the name states. A beautiful setting on top of a hill surrounded by the vineyards. We went for Valentines Day dinner and were very impressed. While there are not a lot of main course selections, the scallop dinner and the Wagyu beef steak dinners were both amazing. The scallops were done perfectly and the steak was prepared to perfection. The sides on both dinners were just as good as the main courses. To finish the meal, a special Valentine dessert was to die for. Meringue heart-shaped cookie, topped with fresh raspberry whipped cream and a scoop of white chocolate ice cream. Of course the wine was wonderful, our favorite being the 2017 Muscat. Great job Hilltop!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Attitude needs to be regulated on the workers. Seems as they had an uregency to go home.

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JaredG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice spot. The ladies upfront were super friendly and attentive to all guest

BJ
BJ7557
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable Valentines with my Bride of almost 25 years. Great food & wine. Glad we brought a blanket for the outdoor seating. Going again next weekend!

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lkallen
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious offerings with good variety, all nicely complementary to the wine selection.

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NaomiW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, wines good a little young. We were celebrating Valentine’s Day. The atmosphere beautiful and the view was very serene. It has a big outdoor fireplace wonderful on a cold day. We liked it so much we became members

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Great views.

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JuleneK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The staff is always so nice and helpful and the food is pretty good. And you cant beat the view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and great service

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vipBoots
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We just bought a home not very far from here. After driving past it a bunch of times we finally decided to stop and check it out. We were really pleasantly surprised not only with the food and the wine but the ambience and view from their outdoor area. We will certainly be returning since it’s only 15 minutes from our new home. If you were on your way out to the casinos, Valley Center or Pauma Valley, You should plan to stop here.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice views and great service

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Jude
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great venue! Nice ambiance, great wine! Loved it

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JPMagleo
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and only 10 minutes from Harrahs! I love their wine tasting vertical flights, when eating with a large party it saves a lot of table space. Food was delicious, but I bit pricey. Recommend the red wine tasting, loved all of them! Beautiful view 🍷

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MichaelN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot. Great view. Beautiful ambience. Good wine.

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DebCThomas
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the winery... beautiful location, nice wine and very welcoming!!

FAQs

Hill Top Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 913-1013.

Hill Top Winery is rated 4.8 stars by 103 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.