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Monte De Oro

35820 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591

Tasting:   Open 10am to 5pm, daily
$10 fee for 6 tastes
Guided tours of vineyards, wine barrel basement & winery
  Spectacular setting making 100% estate grown wine
Price Range:   $18 to $58 per bottle
Established:   2002
Vineyards:   72 acres
  17,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Monte De Oro Description

The distinct characteristics of Monte De Oro wines are enjoyed in the extraordinary Tasting Room amid a setting that provides a spectacular 180-degree panoramic view of the Palomar, San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains. A state-of-the-art, 31,000 square foot facility, Monte De Oro Winery offers an oasis of wine excellence and beauty, and an environment that is both sophisticated and inviting.

The tasting room is an impressive space with a gift shop and an outdoor veranda with views of Mount Palomar. Monte de Oro Winery is rich with Old World splendor and charm. From its majestic alabaster chandeliers to its rich alder wood wine bars and warm chiseled travertine floors, the décor instantly transports guests to an elegant, luxurious experience that is both comfortable and inviting.

They offer two VIP rooms and a private event kitchen as well as private, blind wine tastings. While tasting, you can gaze below your feet, through the glass floor, to the wine barrel room beneath.

Call ahead for their live entertainment schedule. Special finger food and wine pairings are also offered as well as vineyard tours and winery tours.

Monte De Oro is owned by OGB Partners, a collection of 67 investors. The partnership’s objective was to develop and establish Monte De Oro as a premium winery in Southern California – producing through a natural gravity flow winemaking process the best quality, 100% estate grown wine in beautiful Temecula Valley.

Monte De Oro is commited to sustainability with solar panels and an underground barrel facility to capitalize on the cooler temperatures.  

Monte De Oro makes a tremendous investment in the purchase of brand new French Oak barrels. In fact, Monte De Oro is one of only a very few wineries in Temecula to do so; the average cost is in excess of $1,050 per barrel. Monte De Oro’s red wine barrel regime, on average, calls for 25-35% brand new French Oak Barrels, 15-25% one-year-old French Oak barrels and the balance (up to 60%) in 2- to 3-year-old French Oak barrels.

One exception to this French barrel regime is Monte De Oro’s Zinfandel wine, which requires the special qualities of American Oak to bring out the varietal’s characteristics.

The vineyard of 59 acres is planted to Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Viognier, Zinfandel, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Tempranillo, Petite Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Cinsault. See more vineyard information

Monte De Oro Winery’s magnificent grounds and facilities are available for personal events, weddings and celebrations.  


Monte De Oro Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
Wedding Services
RV & Limo Friendly
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Monte De Oro Reviews

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One of the Worst
tofromks, Waltham
The tasting room is extremely noisy because of the high ceiling and large area. The tasting room bar is too small and poorly staffed. My tasting room experience was like being in a noisy nightclub having to fight for a drink. The staff was friendly but so busy they couldn't talk about the wines, and their were only about 15 people there. No one was buying anything. I sampled the regular wines and the reserves. Two were interesting blends, most were just 3rd and 4th shelf grocery store wines (one had dominant notes of manure). I suppose the people that enjoy this winery are those with limited California winetasting experience. After touring approximately 80% of the open tasting rooms in California, I would rank my experience here in the bottom 5%.

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reachmcneal, Temecula
What a beautiful setting! The patio area is my favorite, although the interior is gorgeous too! Love the wines! Worth visiting. Michele Waters

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Wonderful Merlot, Cabs & the rest
Kendra, Chico
Great visit and great wines. We were impressed by everything including the fun staff. The merlot we really loved. Lots of richness and lingering earthy flavors. Cab, the synergy blend and the zin, all excellent.

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Great Atmosphere
jennyifernmb1, Los Angeles
This winery was very accommodating and had a great atmosphere. The tastings were wonderful and the staff was very knowledgeable.

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Such a great spot!
Kate, Los Angeles
Love the wines here, such a great addition to the valley! How about that Syn65, top of my list. Tasting room, all I can say is wow...

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Nicest Place in the Valley
Wino, Santa Monica
This was really a beautiful stop on our Temecula Tour. So glad we heard about it. The place is lovely with great views and good people to take care of us. Our favorite wines were the cabs. We recommend and will be back.

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