About This Winery
The Music of Wine
Yelp 5 Star boutique vineyard and winery surrounding Peter and Denise Clarke’s grand Tuscan Villa with tasting room, barrel room and winery crush facility. International award winning Brunello Sangiovese, Super Tuscan and Barbera wines. Lush patios and gardens with vineyard and skyline views. Located above San Pasqual Valley’s San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 5 miles east of Rancho Bernardo at Interstate 15 West Bernardo/Pomerado Offramp. Watch for the “Highland Valley Wine Country” sign.
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 planted 2,600 Brunello Sangiovese vines on their vineyard along with Barbera, Cabernet and Petite Sirah varieties.
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. Five llamas also inhabit the vineyard as well as four friendly dogs, Poli, Roscoe, Elsa and Bocilli, and two cats, Pops and Cali. Altipiano is pet friendly.
Winery InformationHours: Saturday - Sunday 11 am to 5pm
Fees: $10 tasting fee, waived w/purchase
Price Range: $19 - $48
Vineyards: 3600 vines
Discounts: 20% wine club discount
Tour Info: Tours of vineyards and Crush building available for guests
Unique Amenities: Elegant Tuscan patio with view of vineyard
Winery Dog: Poli and Roscoe
Winery URL: http://altipianovineyard.com