Mount Palomar Wines

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. Set among rolling hills & mesa lands at 1400 feet elevation, Mount Palomar is a working wine estate with 55 acres of producing vineyards, overlooked by the Palomar Mountain range. Click below to view a list of our current wines and tasting menu.

Wine tasting bar at Mount Palomar Winery
Winemaker James Rutherford
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Tasting Room Experience


The winery and tasting room are nestled away from the Rancho California Road thoroughfare. The tasting room, Cava di Vino, is the oldest wine cave in Temecula Valley, built in 1969. Here, our friendly winery staff will guide you through your wine tasting and answer any questions you may have. Click here to learn more about wine tasting walk-ins and reservations. 

Spotlight: Winemaker James Rutherford


Winemaker James Rutherford is a transplant from Northern California. A Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo alumni, James gained most of his winemaking experience on the Central Coast before settling down in Temecula.
“My philosophy regarding wine is simple, I acknowledge the fact that everyone has different tastebuds, so one size does not fit all.  Regardless of wine knowledge and experience, one person’s wine preference is as valid as the next, whether that person is new to wine or a wine expert.”

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Most of our wine club members began their MPW journey as visitors who enjoyed the winery and wine so much that they wanted to bring the experience home to share with friends and family. There’s perks to becoming a wine club member. Wine club members receive a select amount of complimentary wine tastings per month, discounts on wine, winery events and merchandise, as well as at The Restaurant. Click here to learn more.