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Oak Mountain Winery Cave Café, Temecula, CA

Oak Mountain Winery Cave Café

4.5
4.5
107 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
The Cave Café offers indoor and outdoor dining. Enjoy the enchanting ambiance of dining inside the cave or outdoor dining overlooking the majestic views of the De Portola Wine Trail. Our friendly, approachable, and extremely informed staff will make your dining and wine tasting experience unforgettable.

Our Cave Café welcomes diners Monday to Sunday, between 11 am and 5 pm. Reservations are not required but highly recommend during the weekends. We can comfortably accommodate parties with up to 7 guests in the restaurant. For larger parties, please feel free to contact us at 951-699-9102.

***FOR CAVE TOURS, please book through Opentable Experience tab.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (951) 699-9102
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Nathan Phillips
  • Neighbourhood
    Temecula
  • Cross Street
    Deportola and Via Verde
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cave Tour & Tasting

    US$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Cave Tour is a detailed guided tour through our winery which includes tastings and a meat and cheese plate!
    Cave Tour & Tasting photo

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Ambience

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Value

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Innovative

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for fine wines

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Great for scenic views

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Most Booked

107 Reviews
  1. GeorgeL

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Although we booked thru open table the restaurant was closed for food No one called us to let us know the restaurant was not able to accommodate our reservation 4in the group travelled quite a distance

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  2. EdwardO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our guests, returning from Las Vegas, found this dinner superior to all but the most expensive (read $100 plus entrees) they had had that week. Highly recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was out first wine tasting experience and the thought of it being a cave made is look forward to it. James was a great host who made the tour very fun and entertaining. The selections of wines we tasted were all great and price was reasonable.

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  4. MelissaG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and vibe. Wine tasting and explanations were amazing.

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  5. DavidO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As a wine club member I expected better service. The food took way too long and was cold. Sent our food back. Very surprised as this was the first time everything was not up to par. It wasn’t that busy. It will be a long g time until I come back.

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  6. MichelleD

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    By 5pm, everything I wanted was out. The burrata appetizer and even both Entrees offered on the menu were done. (I was hoping for the short ribs). Our waiter told is there was Prime Rib on special that was not on the menu for $ 54, however when it came out, it was a thin slice of Porter house that seemed to be pan fried…. Not even grilled. As this was our dinner date night and we were hungry we just ate it. Very disappointed in the food. Probably wont be back.

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  7. DavidK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed that we could not wine taste while waiting for our table inside the cave. Noise level was loud due to crowd at next table which included slapping hands on table.

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  8. Great

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on the cave tour. Judy was absolutely awesome. All the staff was friendly. Food was very flavorful and the wine was great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had purchased the winery tour that was promoted in Groupon and was prompted to book a reservation through OpenTable. The website for the winery is not helpful as we booked the wrong area the first time so we got assistance to book at the “correct” area for next time, from a server. We come back 2 weeks later to find out again that our reservation was not booked properly and met from a very rude & condescending person named “Judy” who you had to check in with for the tours. She didn’t care to help out assist and had the worst attitude. Horrible experience before we even had a chance to experience what we purchased! I will try and get credit now through Groupon for a different winery and pay more for the difference, at least we can hope and anticipate much more professional service!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Flatbread was missing artichoke and tasted bland unfortunately. Cubano was missing mustard; We were sat next to a large party when many quiet tables were free. Just underwhelming

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  11. Jess

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James is the best tour guide, we had an amazing time!

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  12. HeatherY

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Matt was very attentive although he was busy. Food was excellent, wine was excellent. No complaints.

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  13. Giuliana

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was disappointing. I think they were understaffed but I had to get up and go to the waiter or ask the waiter to order our food and my so and I were finally asked if we wanted a refill when we were done and leaving. I think they have so much potential to do better maybe the restaurant and bar and tours is a lot with not enough staff. Food was great! I Sunny think I’ll come back though. Or maybe order to go

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  14. CaseyM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going for almost 2 years now. Started as a purchase on Groupon for the Cave Tour and we have been members ever since. The wine selection and food quality is superb but it is the the stellar customer service that keeps us coming back with excitement every time. Specifically Dustin, he is an outstanding asset to the winery and an even better person. He is the BEST!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the winery cave tour and had dinner at the distillery/speakeasy. Everything was wonderful!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our host Judy was great super knowledge and dun had a wonderful time !!!! The Cave tour was spectacular

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  17. StacyH

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wouldn’t know how my experience was because we were turned away at the door. Had a Valentine’s reservation for over a month but was told there was some “glitch” and that reservations made on Open Table were not valid. And apparently they didn’t know reservations were being made on there. A complete disappointment and sent me into tears. Zero attempt to make anything right. Just “sorry, we don’t know what happened”. Inexcusable to at least not invite us back for a new experience a different night. Nothing. They offered nothing.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the customer service was awesome, the food as always was a lot and delicious. That is our go to place, in the top 3!

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  19. EddieW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very nice and had excellent service. The food was cooked to our standards. The waiter was excellent.

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  20. Curtis

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oak Winery is such a fantastic location for a nice date. Took my gf out for a wine tasting and was able to experience a wonderful tour with our guide James. James was awesome and very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and of the wine itself. Great time trying some very great wine and learning about how it is made!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine, and environment whether you are outdoor dining or indoors. We visited with our two big dogs and our waiter Matt was extremely accommodating for us and even gave us a small tour of inside the cave and the speakeasy next door. Will definitely try again next time we are in Temecula.

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  22. FredS

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful cave tour and tasting. Gabe was a terrific guide, both to the vineyard and the wines we sampled in the cave. Nice charcuterie platter paired well with the 5 reds we tasted. The bubbly before the tour and the petite Sarah afterwards were a great start and finish to the day. Thanks Gabe!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently changed hands. Looks like they could use a bit of schooling on Best Practices in the restaurant, (my breakfast was undercooked), but wines are solid, views are great, cellar is a win and distillery is a hidden gem. Staff is attentive and pleasant especially in their 355 Distillery. Full mixology bar unique in Temecula Wine Country. Definitely worth the visit.

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  24. AngelaH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful winery, our server was friendly and explained all of the wines and was able to answer questions about the menu. Our lunch was excellent. I am so happy we visited and will definitely return.

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  25. Adri

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Super loud for dinner and service was not great, waiter hardly came by and said she’d come by with water refills and never did. Burgers were OK, very greasy.

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  26. AngelitaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait time for service took awhile. Food looks amazing. Tri-tip fries with chimchurri was delicious. The butternut squash salad lacked butternut squash. Burrata was bland. I do suggest you keep a couple heat lamps on for Uber/Lyft pickups as a courtesy.

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  27. Mitch

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    5 of the 6 tastings were red wine. I personally like whites more. Why not offer guests a choice? Host said after the first white that the remainder were all red. I feel the host should have explained more about the process of making wine since it was a tour. He mentioned a couple of tidbits but definitely could have explained more and explained the correct way to prep the wine in the glass before drinking it. The meat and cheese plate was nothing to get excited about. It could have been more elegantly served on a small charcuterie board instead of a paper plate. Parking was also s problem. I had to drive in and out of parking lot twice because all of the spaces were taken. Just a less than expected experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not order the cheese quesadillas unless you like cold unmelted cheese inside cold corn tortillas with cold, canned green sauce on top. The pork was minimal but had a significant up charge. Nothing authentic about these “enchiladas” Avocado toast was a feeble attempt at edible art. Was it even toasted? Lastly, the wine was superb. We enjoyed Cab, Merlot and Chardonnay by the glass.

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  29. Jeff

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique environment, each table is semi-private. Being underground in a cave made the air feel cool. The cave also doesn’t have cell signal, which I really liked, but the server let us know there is free WiFi available for those who need to stay connected. The food was good, everything was made exactly as we wanted it. The service was excellent, our server Matt took time to ask questions and make recommendations and had a very pleasant demeanor. Oh, the red wines were also nice, but we didn’t drink any whites during our date.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first winery I have been to. It really met my expectations the seating was very cool and the food was great also. Service was okay didn’t see much of our server. I would go again!

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  31. JuneC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely experience to enjoy lunch & a glass of wine in The Cave! We have been Bronze Club members for several years!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Tour guide James was very informative and made the experience worth our trip to Oak Mountain Winery. Look forward to going back soon!

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  33. TedB

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was plastic in our salad. The the burnet squash salad. I ordered a tri-tip and it came in giant pieces. It should’ve been cut up or cubed like they do in the fries appetizer. Our server Ryan was excellent though.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Judy our tour guide was fantastic!! We are now member because of her and the fabulous wine and ambiance.

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  35. NazaninV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We expected more from Oak Mountain than what we actually experienced since we had tried other wineries around Temecula. We were not impressed with the quality of the food. Due to not having a special oven, the bread was cold. In addition, the steak had a lot of fat on it and the potatoes were undercooked. There was not enough variety of wines and the ambience was not comparable to other places around.

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  36. Kimmie

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is delicious. Service is slow. It's always slow here but the people are really nice so that makes up for it.

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  37. BillF

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and good food with friendly staff. A little loud in the Cave. If you want a quiet place to eat and converse, outside is a good option weather permitting.

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  38. VanessaH

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best winery tour I have ever had. Judy was amazing…super knowledgeable and informative of the land, process of wine, and the tricks of a good wine. Thank you Judy for making it an amazing experience.

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  39. Linz

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we have eaten in the cave amongst the wine barrels and it was a lovely experience. The service and food was great! We will make sure to repeat this experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience. Wow! We couldn’t have picked a better place to start our bachelorette party adventure! James is the best tour guide we could’ve ever asked for. The wine tasting was exceptional. Thank you for the incredible hospitality, and wonderful service. We made memories that will last a lifetime.

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FAQs

Oak Mountain Winery Cave Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 699-9102.

Oak Mountain Winery Cave Café is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oak Mountain Winery Cave Café

36522 Vía Verde, Temecula, CA 92592

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Deportola and Via Verde
  • Neighbourhood
    Temecula
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Nathan Phillips
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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