Mount Palomar Winery

909-676-5047 33820 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
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Mount Palomar Winery, located in the Temecula Valley wine appellation, is a fine wine estate dedicated to making wines of distinctive taste and high quality. Located among rolling hills and mesa lands at 1400 feet elevation, Mount Palomar is a working wine estate with 45 acres of producing vineyards overlooked by the Palomar Mountain range. John H. Poole started Mount Palomar's vineyards in 1969, pioneering the new wine region and growing the finest grapes possible. Formerly a radio electronics engineer and station owner, he wanted to establish a new agricultural business and enjoy the relaxed pace that accompanied it. Pioneering the new Temecula region was natural for him. He helped pioneer early military radar use during WWII, established California's only offshore radio station (KBIG-AM on Santa Catalina Island), established one of the nation's first UHF television stations (now Channel 22 in Los Angeles), and created Los Angeles' first commercially successful FM radio station. John established the original Mount Palomar vineyards, and was our first winemaker in 1975. He created a place where people could immerse themselves in the world of fine wine in a pleasant and relaxed Wine Country Read more »

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  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • I am a new wine lover. A year or two ago I was having troubles staying away from 'the sauce'.  It wasn't alcoholism, per se, but it was getting to the point where I was spending much of my money and getting very little done. So, being that I am working in a fine dining restaurant, Carnevor Steakhouse in Milwaukee, WI, I decided to begin studying... Read More

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  • Dear Wine Peeps,Where is Temecula? We are in Southern California, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles or San Diego. We are Southern California's only major wine region. Temecula's terroir has been often compared to Southern Italy and France. Our soil as a high granite composition, and we get nightly coastal breezes that cool the grapes. We are know... Read More

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  • Mount Palomar Temecula Valley Charbono 2007

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    Dark clear black plum purple. Very big nose--kind of a strange clay aroma. Neutral on the tip of the tongue, but stuff happens as it moves back--mostly minerally, stony things. No fruit to speak of, not much acid, not much tannin. We're having grilled portobelllo sandwiches (which have enough minerality in them), tonight, and this wine will... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mount Palomar Syrah Temecula Valley 2007

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    Very dark indigo although maybe a tad murky in the glass. Cherry and tarry nose. Initial mouth sensation seems mellow, but then, as it spreads over the palate tannic dryness is happening all over. Not a fruity wine by any means--maybe a hint of plum or prune. We are having a "leftovers" dinner tonight. We're cleaning out the fridge and will... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

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  • OK, someone just asked me about where to visit and what to do in Temecula. Don't think I've been there since the very early '90s.I did visit Callaway a few times back in the late '70s into the '80s and thought they were doing great for the locale, but I haven't had any of their bottles in more than a decade. Certainly they were better back then ... Read More

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  • Mt. Palomar Winery Castelletto Trovato Temecula Cuvée Aus Sangiovese Und Mt Cf Cs 1997

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mapk


  • Mount Palomar Cinsault Temecula Valley 2005

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    85 points. Visually there is a slight rusty orange tint to this wines edges, something I typically expect to find in something like a Sangiovese. I thought that it was interesting the wine looked that way because I picked up on some pretty strong old school Tuscany, Sangiovese-like aromas on the nose too. The aroma is soft and delicate, but with... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Mount Palomar Temecula Valley Castelleto Cortese 2007

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    91 points.In the glass this wine is a medium straw gold with a faint steeliness. On the nose there is a lot going on. This wine is bright, with fresh cut melon and peach with a curious mild caramel and honey quality that almost approaches toasted coconut. There is also a pretty serious mineral water edge combined with a bit of basil leaves and l... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Mount Palomar Temecula Valley Cinsaut 2005

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    85 points.Visually there is a slight rusty orange tint to this wines edges, something I typically expect to find in something like a Sangiovese. I thought that it was interesting the wine looked that way because I picked up on some pretty strong old school Tuscany, Sangiovese-like aromas on the nose too. The aroma is soft and delicate, but with ... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


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