"This is our first time staying in the hotel after many stays in the villas, and we were not at all disappointed. Despite being a little smaller, the layout is more ergonomic and the rooms are both homey and luxurious. It's been a truly wonderful experience. We're looking forward to our next stay, our next blessing event, and next opportunity to raise a glass with friends." 

L. Walimaa – CA 

"The grounds are beautiful and the new rooms are very well decorated. A great place to stay. Our guide for the behind the scenes wine tour was very good and entertaining.”

R. Pechter – Carlsbad, CA 

"What a beautiful resort! Excellent rooms with gorgeous views of the vineyards. The tasting room was great as well. We will definitely be coming back!"

K. Carolan – Corona, CA  


"1st guest in hotel room 316. Room was nice. Liked robes and slippers, nice touch. Fireplace cute. Bed/Bedding comfortable. Soaking tub great!"

D. Pearce – Chino Hills, CA 


"Absolutely love this place! These hotel suites are as comfortable as the villas. The bed and pillows are wonderful. The bathroom is very well designed. The keurig coffee maker is a BIG improvement over the one in the villas. We loved the bottle of wine. Extras in the bath area are very nice.  Thank you again for a terrific stay!"

P. Schara – Santa Ana, CA 


"Wonderful experience. Cannot wait to come back!"

D. Keeler – Chicago, IL 


"Villa was relaxing and very quiet. All staff we encountered were well dressed, groomed and very polite. Great job! Our wine tour was led by Brian and assisted by Yolanda. Brian was great! Outstanding enthusiasm. It really showed how much he enjoyed working here. Yolanda was friendly and very helpful. They both made the tour and wine pairing a lot of fun. Our visit to the spa was excellent. My massage from Rachel was the BEST I have ever received. She is awesome! The entire spa experience was great. Breakfast staff at the restaurant was good. Julio and Vera were prompt and very polite. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back."

J. Robinson – Vista, CA


"Excellent experience. Everyone was great! I don't know what your customer service training is but it is exceptional!" Evette and Bob at the spa made my visit relaxing. Brian's wine tour was enlightening and fun. He did a great job explaining the wine and food pairings. Our restaurant visits were wonderful. Everything we had was memorable, especially the pulled pork sandwich. Wait staff was perfect and very knowledgeable, especially Sean. Matt in the tasting room was super! Thanks for a great stay. We will be back!"

M. Browne – Hesperia, CA 


"Alicia served us in the restaurant. She was friendly and ALWAYS smiling.  Greg conducted a great winery tour / tasting experience for us.  The front desk staff was very gracious about correcting a minor travel zoo voucher booking error with ease. We also enjoyed our room."

C. Greene – Chula Vista, CA


"We have stayed at other properties. This is, by far, a better property. Quiet, upscale, good amenities. Looking forward to coming back. Very good overall experience!"

C. Reinglass – Newport Beach, CA


“Had a wonderful time... will be back soon."

T. Greenwood – Hermosa Beach, CA


“We did have a wonderful stay and will be back in the future."

D. Torres – Yorba Linda, CA


"Wonderful service and employees. Definitely coming back! Thank you!"

J. Kent- Menifee, CA


"Anthony and Julie have exceptional customer service skills. Everyone on the staff is very attentive and courteous.  Will return. Thanks."

L. Barreto - Chula Vista, CA


“These three guys made our stay at South Coast a pleasure: David at the check-in desk was nice, Gregg in the wine tasting room was very friendly and Phillipe the French waiter was also very nice. Thanks for a good time!” 

Mr. and Mrs. Valles - Pico Rivera, CA


"Accommodations were excellent! The service and employees were INCREDIBLE! We were beyond satisfied and we will definitely be returning! Again, the employees were above and beyond in customer service. We have never been anywhere that customer service has been so great!"

- N. Kelly, Long Beach, CA


"All service, in all areas, was 4-star. Sean, our server was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and the wait staff met every need before we knew we needed it.  Tony, our guide was friendly, fun and full of vital and funny information. Yolanda, his assistant was great as well.  We will definitely be back to stay, take the tour and visit the Vineyard Rose restaurant and South Coast Winery tasting room! Super job!  The entire experience was exemplary. We will hopefully try the spa next time.  Thanks South Coast for a very memorable Anniversary weekend!"
- R. Hallowell, Menifee, CA


"We appreciated Jaimee's help at registration. It set the tone for our visit. Greg on the wine tour was excellent! He was informative, gracious, and very competent!  Housekeeping was excellent!  Thank you. We intend to make this a "favorite place" and a "celebration destination"! You prove that attitude makes the difference.
- Mr. & Mrs. C. Hunter, Trabuco Canyon, CA


"We had an amazing stay for our 40th birthday enjoying the GrapeSeed Spa, Vineyard Rose restaurant, South Coast Winery tasting room and villas.  We were impressed by the service, beauty and serenity of the resort.  We will be back soon!" 
- S. Breneman, San Diego, CA

"My daughter-in-law & I had a girls time out together and the most relaxing time here. We went on the tour which was very nice! We wine tasted & Greg was very friendly! We ate in the restaurant and our prime rib was amazing! We got our nails done at the spa and they even called another nail tech in to accommodate us all at the same time. VERY nice & friendly staff!"
C. Cruz, Helendale, CA


"Lindsay was very friendly and helpful at check-in <South Coast Winery>. Atticus was an excellent waiter in theVineyard Rose restaurant. He was friendly, competent, knowledgeable and efficient. We returned on the second day to sit in his section. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!!"
- Mr. & Mrs. Hunt, Yucaipa, CA


"This is our third stay, and we are more impressed with each stay.  The wine is great; the villas are magnificent; but it is the casual friendlienss and efficient professionalism of the staff that keep us coming back.  We have had the pleasure of enjoying the excellent service of the staff at the front desk, the wine shop and tasting room during our recent stay.  Thanks to the entire staff, we'll be back soon."
-B. Benson, Chino Hills, CA


As posted by Caroline L., Placentia, CA, on Yelp.com:
"Wow. Where do I start? My boyfriend and I came here for our 6 year anniversary for a two night stay in their Premium Villa to take advantage of a 'Romance and Ride' package they were offering. Every single staff member was so accommodating and helpful from check in to check out. We utilized every aspect that this resort has to offer. We went horseback riding through the vineyards at sunset and it was just me, my boyfriend and the instructor on horses that were picking grapes straight off the vines. Had a delicious lunch at the Restaurant (Beef Dip & Turkey BLT - mmm!! ) We both got hour long massages at the Grape Seed Spa (so relaxing!!) and took a night swim in their Saltwater Pool (its huge) and Jacuzzi, it was completely empty when we went at night! The tasting room was amazing and our barista was super generous with our pours as we were interacting with her and left her a generous tip - tip your bartenders people! Concierge at the front desk was beyond amazing and generous with every aspect- even hooked us up for a tour of the facility- once again for free! Our villas view was unbelievable, literally a patio sitting RIGHT in the vineyards with a view of Mount Palomar. How anyone has ever had a negative experience at South Coast is beyond me, this place was as close to paradise as it gets and I CANT WAIT to go back!"  

"WORTH THE TRIP -- My husband & I stayed at South Coast winery & Resort to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.  The resort is definitely worth the money.  The room was very comfortable and clean.  It had a nice view of the vineyards with a seating area.  The restaurant was outstanding.  Both the food and service were excellent.  We also had an amazing time in their tasting room.  The staff was so knowledgeable and friendly.  We are looking forward to going back!" -- June 24, 2009 Post by ssbishop of Palm Desert on TripAdvisor. 

"EVEN THE PICKIEST TRAVELERS WILL LOVE IT!  -- Anyone will tell you that I am extremely picky when it comes to travel.  I can find something wrong with almost any room, and tend to dwell on the small details.  I could not find anything to complain about at this resort!  It was simply amazing..."

- "The villas are just ridiculous (in the best possible way!).  We had a large living room area, along with an extremely comfortable king-sized bed.  The bathroom was pretty large... The walk in closet area was also very nice and gave us a lot of room..." 
- "The pool area was wonderful..." 
- "The Tasting room is fabulous.  We each recieved a flight of three wines with our package and there was nothing that wasn't amazing.  We also received a two-for-one special on flights of five, which of course we took the hotel up on!  Again, there was not one wine that we didn't love.  I can't say that about many places I have been..." 
- "This was a spectacular getaway.  If you are picky, this is the place for you - you will LOVE IT!   
June 20, 2009  Post by mikaelab on TripAdvisor.

I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for helping make our stay at South Coast winery an extra special one. We had an amazing time touring the winery and tasting a few of the wines you offer. I see why the winery won the award of winery of the year! That night we went for a walk among the vineyards, I got down on one knee, and told her I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. And she agreed, and said yes! We came back and enjoyed some appetizers, and toasted with a bottle of South Coast Brut! It was delicious! We also signed up for the wine club, so we are looking forward to more excellent bottles to come! And thank you again for the tour of the winery. I had a vision in my head of how I wanted things to go, and it could not have gone more perfectly. And now, we have a place to go back year after year to celebrate our anniversaries, and remember the extra special day. Take care, and thank you again for everything! 

- N. Zangari, San Diego, CA

Cheers to all at South Coast!  First class accommodations, outstanding staff, great wine, great food!  We had the pleasure of meeting owner Jim Carter on our winery tour, who shared with us his passion for excellence in wine.  Many thanks for the "world class" experience we'll share with our friends and family in Orange County. 
- G. Savio, Orange County, CA

My wife and I have stayed in some of the nicest resorts in many places in the world. (She is a former flight attendant and I am a college professor, so we get to do quite a lot of traveling.) We both agree that your resort accommodations are absolutely "first class." The service was good, and we really appreciated our early check in on Sunday. Next time, we plan to stay two nights to take better advantage of your resort. Thank you.

- M. Reed, San Juan Capistrano, CA

When my husband and I visited your property, we stayed the night in the villas, had dinner at the Vineyard Rose and finally finished our stay at the Spa. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with outstanding service. It was so relaxing. The food at the Vineyard Rose was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. We will definitely be back and tell our friends. Thank you for a wonderful time.

- J. Bennett, Ontario, CA


The room was beautiful! We loved sitting outside on our patio with the vines surrounding us. The villa was quiet; we couldn’t even hear our neighbors. The whirlpool bathtub was wonderful with every toiletry you could imagine. Thank you!

- D. Dell, San Diego, CA

This was a fantastic stay! We loved everything about it and will be returning every year. Thank you!

- S. Pascale, Pasadena, CA

The room was gorgeous! Loved the whirlpool tub and large two-head shower. Very luxurious. How great it was to have grapevines right outside our door! Loved the fireplace too.

- G. Sterling, Vista, CA

This was our first visit and we found the entire experience fantastic, very relaxing. Almost spiritual. In fact, very spiritual. We must say thank you for the experience.

- M. & R. Mercury, San Diego, CA



This was our third visit. Top notch service, and the rooms are well stocked. The view from the outdoor patio seating is excellent. We love the restaurant and will try the spa on our next visit.

-David Marley


Everything about the room was perfect! I loved the atmosphere and the complimentary bottle of wine was a great touch.

-Nicholas Gomez, Nuevo, CA


Villa was beautiful. Very relaxing. Loved the spa experience and wonderful service ersonnel.

-Sandy Roberts, San Diego, CA


We were married in October and came to South Coast Winery Resort and Spa for our honeymoon. We had such a great time. Beautiful area and the staff was fantastic. Our wine tasting server was fun and friendly, and we became wine club members because of her. Our server at the Vineyard Rose restaurant did a fantastic job. We love it here and will come back again. Thanks.

-John and Lindsay, San Diego, CA


We have been working with Sales & Catering Manager, Ms. Maureen Boncodin, during the past several months and are very pleased we were able to select your facility for our annual District Conference. We considered your location as it was recently the place where our District judges had their meeting, and they spoke very highly of the resort. 

After seeing your property, I must agree with them that everything is certainly first class. The Winery, however, is only a piece of it. It really is the people, and you are fortunate to have such a competent, helpful, friendly, and customer oriented person as Maureen on staff. 

Could I ask if you would personally share our opinion of Maureen with her and express how grateful we are that we also have her now as our convention services manager? We've thanked numerous times, but I am sure it would mean so much more coming from you. 

I know we are in good hands, and I look forward to having a very successful event at the end of August at the Winery. 

- Peter Lee Tancredi 

Contracting Officer 

Budget, Purchasing and Finance Administrator