Monte de Oro Winery

4.7
315 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 315 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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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great winery. They have timed seating so reservations are a must. Good variety of wine and food selection.

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ArmandoH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte de Oro is a great place for wine and food. All staff is great. Mary our waitress is the best.

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MelD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were great. Our server, Riley, was excellent. Overall an outstanding experience at Monte De Oro.

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ErasmoS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Mary was her usual friendly self. Wine and food were great as well. Thanks for a fun time.

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GinaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The winery is beautiful but the wine itself was only OK. We went to several wineries and this is one of the only ones that I did not buy a bottle of their wine. The food was good, not great. The server was great. Overall, 4 out of 5, would likely not return

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AdamL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and excellent service the whole staff was kind and helpful was my first visit definitely will come again soon

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RachelC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was wonderful as always! I’m a member and have been for 5yrs. One of the biggest reasons I always go back is for the amazing service!

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DianeN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, in a relaxed outdoor patio atmosphere. Loved it!

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MelissaF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are wine members here so we obviously love their wines. Our lunch was very tasty. I had a pizza with goat cheese and honey and salami. Each ingredient is great on their own, but put together is a delicious experience with every bite. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich that he described as tasty but small. Good thing my pizza was big enough to share a slice or two with him.

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ShannonE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, wine delicious, and server was nice. Only complaint is they didn’t have outside heaters like most other places. We went for Valentine’s Day and it was very cold. Since it is outside, my only suggestion would to add some heaters to keep guest warm, we probably would have stayed longer and ordered more wine if they had them. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful winery with sweeping views of the hills. Service was great and all the wines were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service here is awesome. The wine is great. The children sandwich was delicious. The Margarita pizza tasted like a store bought pizza. I live outdoor dining, but this one was not a good experience. The fact that there were no heat lamps when it was very cold and windy outside was not fun at all. All I could do was wish the server would hurry up and bring us our check so I could get to my car and defrost. I was miserable and that was no way to spend Valentine’s Day. We rushed through our food as fast as we could and got out of there.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was an amazing host as always. We ate lunch and all food selections were awesome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch and wine tasting
Service was excellent and found some great wines!

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janetf
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winery, service, view, wine were excellent. The burgers (seemed to be what everyone ordered) delicious. Saw an amazing looking cake at another table, gotta try that next time. Server - I believe Riley was awesome. Been looking for a new winery/club to join and I think I found it. They handled Valentine's Day and reservations very effectively, no problems at all. Very welcoming and helpful trying to acoomodate people without reservations

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KellyA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing time at Monte De Oro! We love coming to Monte and cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 30 anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s weekend in wine country . Our waiter was so nice, the ambiance and view was beautiful. My only complaint would be the wine flight was served in plastic rubber container which for this place was kind of cheap looking and not nice. First time I didn’t take a picture of my flight because the presentation was ugly. Wine, cheese board and goat cheese pizza was delicious.

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YoulerP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

With this outside eating due to covid restrictions. They didn’t have any heaters, and it was cold, uncomfortable cold after 45 minutes. We didn’t enjoy the food, the menu was like a fast food restaurant, sandwiches and burgers. The food arrived and 10 minutes later they were taking the order for the wine. Long story short, I think they weren’t ready for the reopen but they couldn’t missed the Valentine weekend sale. We’ll wait for summer time, maybe the experience will be different, I did enjoy the Cabernet.

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CameronM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine winery to visit. Beautiful views. Best to go mid-afternoon for snack and wine flight.

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cleanog3
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley our server was awesome!!!!! As was Austin he seated us. the entire staff was great!!!!

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Dodi
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!
Monte de Oro went above and beyond to make our afternoon outstanding!

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GregorioA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time... The wines were great and the scenery was beautiful

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vipBrianV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is a great outdoor spot for lunch with friends or family.

The staff and patrons are practicing social distancing, and the tables are set up far greater that 6 feet apart, so no worries!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

With outdoor dining in chilly weather, space heaters would be appreciated.

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MaryKay
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We seriously enjoyed the wine, the fountain, and the view. The food was very good. We would have preferred if the kitchen were willing to respond more flexibly to individual requests (toss the salad or change regular fries to truffle fries, for an upcharge), but we plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience overall. The wine was very good and the few appetizers we did have were excellent and good portion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

21 year old son ‘s first wine tasting

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Gerard
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are wine club members. Both of us a glass of wine and lunch. Meat balls and a salad. Great food for the price. Our waitress (JoJo ) took great care of us. Nice conversation.

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CaliTerri
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our day at the winery even under COVID regulations. Outdoor patio with nice views. Delicious wine, fantastic appetizers and terrific service. Even met David, the winemaker as he stopped at each table to greet guests. Can't wait to go back!

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and our server was amazing. The food and wine was great.

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Shannon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Monte De Oro really made our party of 6 feel comfortable during these COVID times. Everything was clean, all staff and patrons were in masks, and our server was very attentive. Our food came out quickly and was shortly followed by our tastings. The changes they’ve made to adjust for COVID made sense and were helpful. Great experience overall!

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TraciC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wine, amazing food, top notch service and a view that won't quit! What more could you ask for?

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ArmandoH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wine. Great experience.

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RayD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was the perfect person to recommend wine tastings for our meal. Chef Alfred made and amazing Honey and Goat Cheese pizza and a wonderful Cobb Salad.

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RandyM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The added umbrellas provide much more shade and a colorful ambience. Monte de Oro has a huge patio with lots of seating. Reservations are recommended and easily made on the Open Table app. Excellent food and great wines.

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GayleK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a well organized experience from check in, to place food order, to seating on the patio. The food was very good. It was a beautiful afternoon with a gorgeous view from the patio. Mary was our server and she was outstanding. We will do this again when restaurants are allowed to have patio dining again.

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vipErikaL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Great wine. Always a great time.

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GailG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting your winery. Wine is always good.

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AshleyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Monte de Oro is a beautiful venue for wine tasting and snacks.

FAQs

Monte de Oro Winery is rated 4.7 stars by 315 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.