Holiday Wine Cellar

Holiday Wine CellarHoliday Wine Cellar
Holiday Wine CellarHoliday Wine Cellar

302 W Mission Ave
Escondido, California, 92025-1712
United States

(760) 745-1200 | map

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Reviews by PlinyBeMiney:
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PlinyBeMiney from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

Jan 30, 2014
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EscoDave from California

2.18/5  rDev -51.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Most people seem to like Holiday. I used to until I started buying keg beer. I have experienced terrible customer service by their beer buyer (Mark) who didn't follow-up with the brewer to ensure my keg was delivered as promised. Instead, I was told too bad so sad and they tried to upsell me on a completely different beer style and brewer. No thanks. They didn't even offer to follow-up with the brewer to arrange an expedited reshipment. They didn't do a thing, which is strange for a small business. I recommend you buy keg beer from Lena's Liquor in Escondido or BevMo before going with Holiday after this latest customer service snafu.

May 29, 2020
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tonefiend from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Aug 01, 2015
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rawfish from California

4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Jun 03, 2015
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Bubbawilly88 from California

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Dec 19, 2014
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Drink_LocalSD from California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Dec 05, 2014
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KATCanada from Canada (ON)

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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.

Dec 03, 2014
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MickeyHops from California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

Nov 23, 2014
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JackNip from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Oct 24, 2014
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brewmastercat from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

Oct 22, 2014
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tally from California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Sep 13, 2014
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aoampm from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Sep 06, 2014
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Rothobinide from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

Sep 06, 2014
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suburbanfarmer from California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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).

Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Aug 23, 2014
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BreweryRun from California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Jul 22, 2014
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mabermud from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
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. is supposed to be a cellar...

Jul 16, 2014
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SimcoeKid from California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

Jun 23, 2014
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EJosesA from California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

Jun 07, 2014
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greenspointexas from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

Apr 30, 2014
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Bonsall_Phil from California

4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 19, 2014
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DCLAguy11 from California

5/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Apr 10, 2014
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jgap from California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

Apr 04, 2014
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bennetj17 from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Mar 21, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4%
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.

Feb 20, 2014
Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
Place rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 121 ratings