Monte de Oro Winery

4.7
267 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
We currently offer Wine Tasting and Bistro table service out on our patio (no indoor tasting and/or dining permitted due to COVID restrictions). Each reservation is for 90-minute intervals as we need adequate time to sanitize tables between each seating.

Since 2010, Monte De Oro has received over 220 Platinum, Double Gold, Gold, "Best Of" and 90+ Rated Wine Awards. We have quickly become an oasis of wine excellence in Temecula Valley Wine Country and have a passion for making quality wines with our estate-grown varietals.

The Bistro at Monte De Oro offers casual lunch fare that pairs perfectly with your favorite varietal. Menu items such as Bruschetta, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Gourmet Salads, Sandwiches, and Flatbreads. Take a look at our menu before coming in!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 267 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaredS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic winery great food great wine great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff makes us feel at home!!!!!

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Brad
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good bistro food and the red wines are the best in the Temecula Valley!

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EmmyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

whether you are a member, or not a member, Monte de Oro treats you like the neighborhood bar or restaurant. Once they know your name, they dont forget it and treat like family every time you come back. Its relaxing and energetic feel without the feeling of most wineries in the area where you feel like cattle coming through the door. the Food is great! All the servers (wine tasting staff turned into servers due to COVID) has been there for a long time, so when you come back after COVID, seeing a familiar face brings comfort and lets you know the owner did something right for them to come back.

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MissM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and wine are worth the go if you don't mind inadequate service.

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Dansrad
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and staff. It’s always a great time!

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AngieZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience, staff was fun and attentive! Will def go back. Beautiful sunset views.. Perfect for a romantic dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I found the time limit really annoying. We were not aware there would be one, so we got the 11am time thinking that by 12/12:30 we would be hungry, instead we had to leave. I was there with friends so their impression of Monte de Oro was not a good one since we were rushed out. We had time for one glass each and I even purchased a case of wine, but still had to leave. I will probably close my membership after this next pick up.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte De Oro is beautiful and their wines are delicious. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich on focaccia bread and a side salad. My husband ordered the burger and fries. We spilt a bottle of Congruity. It was all delicious.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First of all my server was rude!!! Second of all there was a HAIR on my pizza, I was so disgusted and disappointed, the server didn’t really apologize for it they did take it off my tab but I was just very upset

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David
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was fast, food (cheese burger was delicious) , wine was great.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My experience at Monte De Oro was over all ok. I thought the food was over priced for what we got. It was very tasty but unfortunate the sandwiches we ordered were quite dry and barely filled with steak and pork. We were eating a lot of bread since they were not proportionally prepared so that was disappointing to us, again given the price of our meals. The fries however, were really good. I was pleased with the unique seasoning and the Cabernet was my favorite from their selection. Overall, I have had better food and ambience at other wineries nearby so unfortunately I won’t be returning to Monte De Oro.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, outdoor dining with a great view. Wine was excellent with reasonable prices.

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Nmontanez
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding! I wish I could remember his name so he could receive some well deserved recognition.

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TraciC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful view. Warm friendly staff and outstanding wine. The Bistro is limited, but delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks. What an evening. Super chill and Jojo took care of my wife and I. We don’t normally buy wine to take home but we bought three wines. Only two survived the night. Thank you Monte de Oro for the much needed break from reality.

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was wonderful as always, as was the service. We are always treated so well when we visit.

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DennisM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All tables and chairs sanatized after each seating of people. Very safe place to eat and enjoy wine.

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KyleK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great wine and excellent food. Thanks for a terrific experience.

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OdalisM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wines are terrific, the food is great! The staff is super helpful and very knowledgeable about their wines.

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Beautiful
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very out standing with CDC regulation. Service and food was good.
We have a wonderful afternoon 😊

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FredreckZ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server Faith was quick and excellent !
super friendly

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KatR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great place to chill with friends and family and the food has always been outstanding!

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vipKeithnkathi
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley and his brother Brodie helped to make our late lunch experience just wonderful. The food was delicious, our service was spot on, and the wine was a perfect compliment to the end of a great afternoon.

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vipSamM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wine was delicious, the ambience was beautiful and the service was excellent! Other than a few appetizers, we didn’t have much food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monte De Oro has a large and really nice patio. The food is excellent. My husband had the Farmhouse burger and thought it was amazing. The wines are delicious and atmosphere happy. What’s not to love about enjoying some fine wine outside on a beautiful day. Our waitress, Becca, was an exceptional hostess ensuring we had everything we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Everyone was very friendly and our group was accommodated with last minute changes. The food was good and the wine. Definitely will go back!

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linda
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great wine was great food was super good will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Really inflexible about substitutions and had a chunk of chicken in my burger...gross.

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PamelaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this winery. They've made it comfortable and enjoyable. The service is impeccable. Our server was Mary and she's awesome. We had a great day. Thank you!

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Kandi
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The day was a beautiful not too hor not too cold ...perfect to sit on the patio and drink wine.
The wine was superb, the food was fabulous and the service was delightful. I recommend you go and enjoy!!!

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LaurieT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Becca for a fun afternoon sampling wine and eating good food.
We joined the wine club.

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gvizier
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte D’oro winery is a terrific place to have lunch. The menu, while not the most extensive has enough choices to satisfy most. Our Bruchetta was without mozzarella cheese, but still so delicious with its pesto and balsamic glaze. The charcuterie platter was fresh and tasty, enough for 2. It had some interesting cheeses and fresh meats. The wines are also terrific, especially most of the reds with our favorite, a red blend called Simplexity, which is a great name for it.
The setting is beautiful with enough COVID space in this outdoor eatery for safe dining. All staff wore masks and were very helpful. 😋

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JosephW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the venue. Great food. Beautiful landscape. A beautiful fall day

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RobertM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Set up nicely for Covid protocol. Great food, superb wine, great service.

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ErasmoS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte de Oro is a great winery with good wine, food, and staff. Penny took really good care of us as she has for years. Always a pleasure stopping by at MDO.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wine, outdoor seating was wonderful.

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TerryC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant excellent service and remarkable burger.

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leo8lion
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been to this winery… We actually went for lunch, we wanted to find a pretty setting to take my mother-in-law to since she has not been out of her place for nine months! (Not a parking lot with umbrellas) It was a beautiful setting, and the food was excellent. The service was very good and they definitely went by all the Covid guidelines.
And did I say the wine was good too! We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Monte de Oro Winery is rated 4.7 stars by 267 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.