Mount Palomar Winery home of California last outdoor solera

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The Mount Palomar Winery has a gorgeous location mid way down the Rancho California Road.  The vineyards were started here in 1969 by John H. Poole, who also became the first winemaker in 1975.  His son Peter took over operating the winery in 1985.  They were the first winery in the valley to focus on the Mediterranean grape varieties.  They have a 30 year history creating Solera Cream Sherry.  This is the only place in California that still uses and outdoor solera to age the Sherry for a minimum of 3 years.

The winery produces under two labels “Mount Palomar” and Castelletto and they focus on Bordeaux style blends and Italian varieties.

The grounds here are beautiful with roses and terraced gardens with tables to enjoy lunch and wine.  They have a beautiful The winery is now owned and operated by Louidar LLC from Arizona and development plans include a resort and spa, estate homes, restaurants, new vineyards and a larger production facility.

The grounds are beautiful with terraced gardens with tables to enjoy lunch and multiple hill top wedding sites.

Shorty’s Bistro is open Monday through Thursday 11:30-4 and Weekends 11:30-6, serving and array of Mediterranean inspired dishes.

The grounds here are lovely with roses and terraced gardens with tables to enjoy lunch and wine.  They have a beautiful The winery is now owned and operated by Louidar LLC from Arizona and development plans include a resort and spa, estate homes, restaurants, new vineyards and a larger production facility.

Make sure to allow extra time here to stroll the beautiful grounds.

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