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Holiday Wine Cellar

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Holiday Wine CellarHoliday Wine Cellar
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world-class

118 Ratings
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
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302 W Mission Ave
Escondido, California, 92025-1712
United States
phone: (760) 745-1200

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Reviews by Callenak:
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4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

Stopped by here after the Pizza Port Strong Ale festival. Wanted to see if they had any goodies down here that I couldn't find at my local shop.

They have an extensive selection of great beers. Solid representation of California beers plus many out of state beers that are much harder to come by. Even had some Avery Mephistopheles stout just in. The vast majority of their beers are kept in refrigeration. Their glassware is extensive and affordable. The service was very friendly, even though not all of them are beer experts. All and all a great place with a great selection.

It does make me feel that much better about my local shop in Lancaster. Besides a couple Belgian's and the new Alaskan Smoked Porter, my local whole in the wall shop has an even better selection at better prices. Who would have figured.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of KATCanada
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

First of all Vanessa is AWESOME. As I sometimes do I called ahead to find out about Pliney and other RR stuff and was able to do a phone order for pickup. Was looking for Temptation but they did not have when I called. I ordered a bunch of goodies and was pleasantly surprised to get a call a week later from Vanessa telling me they had a bottle of Temptation for me if I wanted it! Hell yeah! This place is not for from Stone and is a must visit if in the area. great selection of everything you would want if coming in from out of town.

Photo of MickeyHops
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of brewmastercat
5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Rothobinide
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of suburbanfarmer
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

If you're looking to pick up some bottles of stuff that's hard to find, this is the place to go. Helpful staff, ridiculous collection, prices are fair (not as cheap as some, but those others don't have the breadth).

Photo of Nmprodan
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mabermud
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I graduated HS and grew up in Escondido, and whenever I come back to visit my family I always make a couple of stops here during my vacation. If you do not feel like stopping by one of the many breweries in the North County, you could always stop by Holiday Wine Cellar to find and pick up some unique beer offerings. For me, this is the best bottle shop in the North County of San Diego. Wen I stopped in last week during my last trip, I was able to buy Lost Abbey Track 8, Older Viscosity, Peche Mortel, Hopparillo, Swami's, and Belching Beaver Old Dirty Barrel. They even had Mogli, which I can never find in Northwest Washington. This place has a great selection of craft beer, plus it also sells wine, liquor, and cigars. The employees were helpful and mostly nice, one guy seemed like he was having a bad day, but he was still helpful. The only change I would recommend is, brighten the place up a little. Well...it is supposed to be a cellar...

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of DCLAguy11
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What a fantastic store. I came out with almost 2 cases of a variety of delicious brews and the customer service was excellent. I received help and recommendations from two associates. Sadly I had to leave some items behind but it was a gem of a beer/wine/spirits store. Don't forget to check out their walk in cooler behind the beer coolers. They also have a rewards program where you can get some discounts later.

Photo of jgap
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bennetj17
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of orangesol
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First stop a few days ago was to check out this bottle shop close by to Stone. Medium sized beer area in the back left of the store, wine on the right, liquor filling in the front and middle and even a large cigar area on the far right of the store. I didn't even notice the back beer cooler or wine cellar until I wandered back there right before leaving. Atmosphere was pretty good, typical bottle shop feel really. Quality was pretty high all around. Nice furnishings and displays to go along with the beer glasses and beers. Service was pretty good, I was asked if I needed any help once but I was just browsing. Selection was solid all around. A few rarities sprinkled with with plenty of the typical local west coast offerings. Even more can be found in the cooler in the back so make sure you look back there as well. Prices were on par with the others in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop, I would probably stop in again if I was going to Stone.

Photo of PlinyBeMiney
5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
99 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.