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Come Visit the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus

Belle Marie Winery’s Tasting Room is open daily from 11am to 5 pm. 

Come visit us at:

26312 Mesa Rock Road
Escondido, CA  92026
(760) 796-7557

For Driving Directions, please visit our Contact page. 

The Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus is fully equipped to be your host for banquets, meetings, and special events such as corporate off-site functions or meetings, receptions, retirement parties, anniversaries, birthdays and more. 

Our Tasting RoomFacilities

We have unique facilities that can accommodate both indoor or outdoor events.  Our indoor facilities include a 5,000 sq. ft. winery (barrel room), 3,000 sq. ft. Chateau Cave, 3,000 sq. ft. bi-level Enoteca, and two 1,000 sq. ft. private tasting rooms.  Our outdoor facilities include a grape arbor, two gazebos, crush pad, an outdoor amphitheater, and several shaded and sunny picnic areas.  The Chateau Cave and the Hidden Valley Enoteca are located inside Chateau Dragoo—one of Southern California’s most unique venues.  Cross over the moat to enter the Chateau.  You just might find a knight in shining armor... or at least a wonderful glass of wine!

We have many venue options for private events, including charity benefits, corporate meetings and functions, luncheons, dinners, receptions, and parties.  The rooms and facilities available for special events are briefly described below.  Call us at 760-796-7557 to discuss your next event.

Our Barrel RoomBarrel Room (accommodates up
to 250 guests):

Our working winery provides a unique venue for a truly memorable event.


Our Wine CaveChateau Cave: (accommodates up
to 150 guests)

Our underground cave is designed after the ancient wine caves used in Bordeaux, France.



Our Hidden Valley Enoteca Hidden Valley Enoteca:
(accommodates
up to 120 guests)

Our armor-clad knights
overlook all the joyous 
events held in this bi-level venue that features a 40-ft. bar.




Our Amphitheater

Amphitheater:
(accommodates up
to 220 guests)

Nestled within our 3.5-acre grounds, this lovely
location offers a backdrop
of scenic mountain views.



Private Events

Belle Marie Winery and Chateau Dragoo host a diverse set of private events, including corporate parties and events, philanthropic fundraisers, wine tastings, receptions, festivals, barrel tastings, classical concerts, elegant winemaker dinners, group tours and tastings, and much more!  Our desire is that your visit is fun, informative and above all memorable. Our standard event package includes the venue, a full catered meal, non-alcoholic beverages, etc. as outlined below.  We can also customize an event package  based on your individual needs and desired.

Standard Event Package Details

Beverages:

  • Premium Belle Marie and/or Chateau Dragoo wines at 20% discount
  • Nonalcoholic beverages: water and a selection of sodas

Food: We use preferred caterers that work extremely well with our venues. See below for a summary of some of our most popular meal selections. Some meal options are seasonal or limited by event size, and many other meal options are available upon request. Ask us for more information regarding food for your specific event. All meals also come with fresh dinner rolls and butter.

Also included in the Package:

  • Choice of single inside or outside venue
  • Up to 4 hours for your event
  • Tables and chairs 
  • Table linens and linen napkins
  • China and silverware
  • Stemware for water and wine
  • Use of cordless microphone and speaker system
  • Set up as needed
  • Reasonable clean up                  

Upgrade Options include the following:

  • Buffet or plated meal service

  • Colored linens

  • Champagne glasses

  • Space heaters if required

  • Bar service

  • Table centerpieces

  • Upgraded chairs

  • Portable toilets (if needed)

  • Below minimum guest count



Popular Catering Selections

Appetizers

Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip on Crostini

Proscuitto on Crostini

Italian Sausage and Peppers on Skewer

Mozzarella Caprese on Skewer or Crostini

Bruschetta on Grilled Garlic Bread

Mozzarella Sticks

Fresh Fruit (in season) on Skewer

Smoked Salmon with Mascarpone on Crostini

Creamy Sundried Tomato Garlic Pesto on Crostini

 
Salads

Classic Caesar Salad with Aged Parmesan and Herbed Croutons

Mediterranean Salad (Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Onions and Cucumbers with Wine Vinaigrette)

Romaine and Iceberg Salad (with Gorgonzola Cheese and Walnuts with Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Field of Greens (with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Sliced Almonds, Mandarin Oranges and Pecans with a Raspberry Vinaigrette)

Spinach Salad (with Cranberries and Walnuts with a Dijon Mustard Dressing

Caprese Style Salad (Tomatoes and Mozzarella with Fresh Basil tossed in Olive Oil)

Italian Style Herb-Tossed Pasta Salad

Main Entrees

Grilled Salmon with Dill and Parsley in a Garlic Lemon Wine Sauce

Chicken Vesuvio (Chicken Breast sautéed with Artichokes and Lemon in Dry Wine Sauce)

Chicken Paradiso (Chicken Breast sautéed with Fresh Mushrooms and a Marsala and White Wine Cream Sauce)

Chicken Cacciatore (Chicken Breast sautéed with Fresh Mushrooms, Green Peppers and Onions)

Pork Tenderloin with an Orange Glaze Sauce

Barbequed Pork Ribs (Tender Ribs smothered with rich sauce and slow-cooked)

Baked Stuffed Shells (Seasoned Beef and Cheese in Pasta Shells with Tomato Sauce baked under a layer of Mozzarella)

Lasagna (Made with hearty seasoned Beef and the freshest ingredients)

 
Vegetables

Roasted Seasoned Vegetable Medley

Steamed Broccoli

Green Beans Almandine

Steamed Asparagus

 
Starches

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Seasoned Red Roasted Potatoes

Wild Rice with Porcini Mushrooms

Tortellini with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Penne Pasta with Marinara Cream Sauce

Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon

 
Dessert

Tiramisu

New York Cheesecake topped with Fruit

Cannoli


 

 

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