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Altipiano Vineyard and Winery

20365 Camino Del Aguila
Escondido, CA 92025

Tasting:   Saturday - Sunday 11 am to 5pm
$10 tasting fee, waived w/purchase
20% wine club discount
Tours of vineyards and Crush building available for guests
  Elegant Tuscan patio with view of vineyard
Price Range:   $19 - $48
Established:   2008
Vineyards:   3600 vines
Winery Dog:   Poli and Roscoe

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery Description

Altipiano Vineyard and Winery is off the beaten path in Highland Valley, above San Pasqual Valley in San Diego. Established in 2008, the family-run winery has already begun collecting awards for their Sangiovese and Rose. The owners, Peter and Denise Clarke, originally tasted a Brunello red wine in Montalcino, Italy. After that visit, they were hooked and searched for a start in the wine-making business. They found property in San Diego county and have now planted 2,600 Brunello vines on their vineyard, amongst other varietals. They now process about 12 tons of grapes each year.

The winery is Tuscan themed, with a lovely patio for guests to come sip delicious wine and enjoy the view of the vineyard and skyline. There are picnic sites available for guests to couple their meal with Altipiano's wines and relax in the beautiful outdoors. The new crush building has just been completed and is open for tours, but has to be scheduled in advance. Visitors can also enjoy a private tasting orchestrated by the owners, where they can sample wine and food. Three sweet llamas also inhabit the vineyard as well as two friendly dogs, Poli and Roscoe, who all love to greet wine-loving visitors.


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memorial weekend
traveye, phoenix
Loved this place. I am glad I made the stop! I ended up picking up more than I planned(I bought more bottles here than any other vineyard on my trip). The owner's are fabulous people. I completed the tasting I was picking my selections. I asked," is the estate cab not on tasting list, better than the one I enjoyed?" The owner said "you be the judge" and opened a new bottle(the estate). I loved it. She also opened the estate Rose. On my next San Diego trip. I will return.

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Miss Merlot,
Sweet animals to visit on property and great picnic sites to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. The Petite Sirah was excellent

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