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About Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Solterra Owner and Winemaker Chris Van Alyea grew up in Sonoma County and has been making wine for the last 15 years from grapes sourced from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. The wines have garnered Golds and Best of Class at top competitions in California. Chris, his wife Audrey and the Solterra staff look forward to your visit. Cheers!
We can accommodate large private events in our Barrel Room, Bocce Ball court, and Main Room. Inquires email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leucadia, CA 92024
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week
Happy Hour is everyday starting at 3:00-6:00pm
Happy Hour is ALL DAY MONDAY
Extended to 7:30pm for Lady's night on Wednesday
TASTING ROOM OPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY:12-5:00pm
Dinner served from 5:00-10:00pm DAILY
Live Entertainment Thursday/Friday/Sunday @ 7:00
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursdays/Sundays @ 6:30
Ample parking across the street along with 7 spaces behind the building.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have many types of events including Wine Club parties, movie nights, and Prix Fixe dinners.
Solterra Winery and Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We made a reservation and we were seated in the Wine Barrel storage room, rather than the bustling bar room. Perhaps this more desirable to some ( I was somewhat disappointed)... I just recommend noting to the restaurant where you want the be seated. I had just selected standard versus outside, which made me think we would be in the vibrant bar atmosphere. Outside has heat-lamps, so i suppose that would be preferred if they do not take reservations in the bar. The wine storage room is pretty much just a small warehouse with tables. Much quieter and much less ambiance of an actual restaurant.
Great wine bar and restaurant. Found this place using the Passport card I received as a gift. All the wines we tried were excellent, food we ordered was great, as was everyone else's we saw. The ambiance is casual and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. We joined the wine club and cannot wait to make this our local place to go for a glass of wine. We belong to some wineries in Napa/Sonoma but cannot get there frequently enough for local events. This will be much easier. Very excited to have this in our backyard!
Nice place for impromptu gathering. An order of lamb burger was sent back bc it was cold. It was returned very quickly but suspected it was just microwaved even though I asked server and he replied no. Burger was ordered medium rare..came back well done. Wish it was made to order again. Dessert was comped but feel it could have been handled better.
We were seated outside by the fire pit, which was nice. The outside area is quite cozy. The concept of a winery away from the vineyards is interesting and we could see the wine barrel storage area from the outside. We didn't go inside so we didn't see the inside of the restaurant.
the outside patio is very small. There was a live musician which we didn't enjoy - he was way too loud for the space, so it impacted our conversation making it difficult to hear each other (and we didn't particularly care for the music - personal preference).
The wait staff were very attentive and friendly.
Of five plates, the bolognese and the steak were good. The starters (papas brava and croquettas) and the main course paella were mediocre.
We just discovered this place although it's been here for a couple of years? Went there for casual dinner and wine the other night. Pleasantly surprised because North Count San Diego food is generally exceptionally mediocre and expensive (with a few exceptions). The taps menu is creative (the aparagus and cheese flatbread, pork belly, and beet salad were quite good). Nice selection of inexpensive wines and unusually, give you an option for 1/2 glass so you can try a couple and still drive. Manager came over to talk and was a really nice, well-traveled guy. Can sit outside near or by a nice fire pit but not much of a view except for coast highway, or inside by bar. Not 5 star because we only give 5 stars to our favorite restaurants in the world (and we travel a lot). But very good and highly recommend this place for a light meal.
It was a lovely evening to sit out and dine CASUALLY with friends. We sat out front which is literally on the sidewalk with the trains and traffic going by. We brought friends who had not been to Solterra and really liked it enough to join their wine club. After filling out the membership application, Solterra promptly lost the detailed application, leaving the couple distressed.
I have been driving past Solterra for some time now and always thought it looked cute. My parents were in town to visit so we decided to give it a try and it did not disappoint. We loved the indoor/outdoor feel of the dining room and the rustic modern ambiance was lovely. And the food was fantastic. We ordered several tapas: cauliflower, scallop risotto, patatas, flatbread, and then finished with the seafood paella. We loved them all and I cannot wait to go back to try more. The wine was also good. It's very interesting that they make it all themselves and use grapes from three different regions. So a fun tasting experience as well. Highly recommend!
Very noisy. Service was inadequate. Waiter was arrogant and for the most part invisible. In fairness to him I did not pay attention to see if they were adequately staffed- regardless his attitude was unnecessary. Food was very good but main entrees were pricey for the portion size. Might be a good location for lunch but if you are looking for a nice place to have dinner and a good conversation with friends (and not yell to be heard) this is not the place.
Tapas are stellar--especially the Brussels sprouts and patatas--but large entrees...not so much. I ordered the lamb burger medium, but it arrived raw in the middle. Sent back. It came back still not cooked. One in our party ordered the risotto special, which was too wet. Another ordered roast chicken, but it was a tiny breast section and dry. If you go, stick to the tapas
I went to Solterra twice on a recent visit to leucadia. The bar outside was nice the first visit, and the food was mostly very good, and wine selections unique and delicious. The food the second visit wasn't quite as good, and the service both times was underwhelming. The live music (organ/ singing guy) was not to my liking, and when I mentioned this to the host and said I'd like to be seated away from him, , she told me it was great music...sorry, but you don't argue with someone's taste, just honor the request. But, considering the limited restaurant choices within walking distance, and the fact that the food and wine were for the most part very good, Id go again and recommend. They have a cool wine room space which would be fun for a group. Try their wine special selections, both were great! Also, for whoever books the music, the girl playing at the ice cream place down the street on july 2nd was awesome, see if you can book her to play! :-)
I'll preface this by saying we really wanted to like this place. My husband and I go out for date night's maybe once or twice a month, so we want them to be memorable experiences. I made a reservation for this restaurant a few days prior to our night out. When we arrived we got seated right away and were super disappointed to find out that our table was located basically on the sidewalk away from the crowd and zero ambiance. The waiter was nice and the wine was good. However, the appetizers were mediocre at best. But, this is where it gets weird. We ordered the paella to share. When the dish came we started to eat it and found a nickel stuck inside the rice. We showed the waiter and he was very apologetic and surprised. We didn't make a big deal of it and just wanted the dish taken off the bill. The waiter apologized again and did just that. As we were getting ready to leave they brought out another paella dish in a to go box. I thought that was a really nice gesture and left it at that. The next day my husband ate it for lunch a found a penny in it! WTH? It's so bizarre that I can't even comprehend it. Were we being messed with? Anyway...I'm over it. We'll never go back to this restaurant again or recommend it.
We celebrated Fathers Day at Solterra and got seated in the Barrel Room which was great. We went mid afternoon and had the room to ourselves (there were 10 of us). We did wine tasting, had some cheese plates, sandwiches and dessert. Our waitress did a good job handling so many of us at once. The wines were very good with great selections for the tastings. We plan to come back and bring friends. We are happy to have a fun place like this in our neighborhood.
We came for a work lunch unfortunately despite booking 3 days in advance they were really unprepared to service a large party no fault of the bartender who seemed to be doing everything solo the food was great but really not the experience we were hoping for
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