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We love visiting wineries, which sometimes difficult with younger children. This is totally a place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Highlight of our day!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Volcan Mountain Winery. Mel was a wonderful hostess. I tasted... read more

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Carlsbad, California
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1255 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-3267
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting wineries, which sometimes difficult with younger children. This is totally a place you can come with kids and don’t feel guilty! Beautiful scenery, kids had plenty of space to run around, they picked up some apple from the ground, which turned out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Volcan Mountain Winery. Mel was a wonderful hostess. I tasted their Apple Sparkling (Champagne), Sangiovese, Petite Syrah, Old Vine Zinfandel, Malbec and Cabernet Franc (my fav) Their “Drop your Panties” blend of the Apple Sparkling (2/3) and their Apple...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

First time visit on a Thursday early October 2018. I am not we are not sophisticated palates. This is a small private winery with a friendly dispostion. Melanie (Mel) the host was engaging, upbeat, and generous with the discounts. We did the (6) glass wine...More

Thank KevinH7100
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I used to live in Northern California and visited Napa valley a lot, this place is better than Napa valley. Mel the hostess is great, she will greet you with a big smile and a hug. The wine and the tasting room is excellent. We...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Visited yesterday and as soon as we walked in Mel greeted us by name. Once you visit she remembers who you are. The tasting room is friendly and Mel will introduce you to other people in the room. She pours generously so you can get...More

Thank 950waltl
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Nice boutique winery, just outside of Julian, great place to sit on the patio as you taste their wines!

Thank mbrahar
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite Winery in San Diego County. Small Winery with Limited Production, but some of the BEST Wines around. The Old Vine Zinfandel is excellent and quickly sells out each year. They have a large selection of Whites, Reds and an Apple Sparking,...More

Thank 345marshaa
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The setting is beautiful and the hostess is very gracious. We would have loved to spend more time here but the other patrons (seemed to be locals) were so loud we couldn’t hold a coherent conversation. We tried moving our seats but it just didn’t...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Went with a local who recommended a visit to this winery. The staff were very helpful and we got to sample a number of wines. A small winery with a very large variety of wines. Ended up purchasing a case with a nice discount.

Thank casaahha
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite spot! Bring a picnic and enjoy your afternoon! We enjoy the wine selection and the camaraderie in the tasting room! We are locals and members of the wine club here. They have wonderful events including wine paring dinners in the fruit orchard. Wonderful...More

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Martin R
May 26, 2018|
Response from 345marshaa | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open Sunday.
September 23, 2016|
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Response from jcjr2 | Reviewed this property |
As child friendly as any winery. U-pick apple orchard across the street. It should be child friendly if there in season.