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Grape Stomp Events for Harvest Season

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Temecula Valley Grape Stomp events taking place on Sunday, September 26:

Mount Palomar Winery – Grape Stomp
Clean your feet, dig out your best grape stomping costume and bring your friends to Mount Palomar Winery for a festival in honor of our grape harvest. 11 am- 4 pm. $40 per person; $35 Wine Club Members. Age 21 and over. Reservations required; call 951-676-5047 x112

South Coast Winery – Blessing Of The Wines Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival
Come celebrate Harvest with the staff and crew – South Coast Style! This one-of-a-kind event includes the processional tour through the vineyards for the blessing, followed by a country BBQ, tractor rides through the vineyards, grape stomping contests, live musical performances and more. Reservations only; call 951-587-9463 Ext. 7210

Ponte Winery – 8th Annual Grape Stomp Festival
Join the Ponte crew as they take over the Ponte property with grape stomp competitions, dancing, live music and a seasonal Harvest Celebration buffet dinner. Held in the new Vineyard Pavilion, Ponte wines and “gondola” rides will complete this fun-filled event. Limited tickets will be sold. 4-9pm; $95 per person; $86 Wine Club; $46 children under 12; $41 Wine Club children under 12.
Additional Grape Stomp events will take place through October:

Callaway Vineyards – Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp
Saturday, October 2, 2010 (two times available):
Family Friendly Grape Stomping Event – 11:00a – 3:00p
Adult Only (over 21) Grape Stomping Event – 5:00p – 9:00p
$78 Per Person; Legacy Club Member Price – $70.20 Per Person
Children 12 and under – $35.00 per person

Wilson Creek – Sip, Savor & Stomp
Sunday, October 3
Live music, appetizers, grape stomp, hayride and dinner
$65 per person; Wine Club Members $58.50

Lorimar Winery
– Grape Stomp and Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 9th  5pm – 9pm
$60 per person; $50 Wine Club and their guests
The FIRST annual “Grape Stomp & Harvest Fest” is soon to be a traditional favorite for Lorimar Winery, Wine Club Members and wine lovers alike! A fun-filled night of TASTING delicious Lorimar wines, FEASTING appetizers amongst the vines after an adventurous ride in a tractor-pulled hay ride, down-to-earth Wine Country buffet dinner back at the barn and then Grape STOMPING in your bare feet just like “I Love Lucy!” Live entertainment featuring the Bayou Brothers Band and of course lots of dancing. Call 951-240-5177 for tickets.
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After Dark Activities Sizzle for Summer

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Here’s your August round-up of fabulous summer night fun in Temecula Wine Country!

At boutique winery, Frangipani, drama is in the air after dark. To purchase tickets for the upcoming Macbeth, playing August 19*, 20-22nd, 27-29th & September 3-4th, visit Shakespeare in the Vines.

(Go to North County Times for a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the performing Shakespeare company!)

Things are super-hot at Thornton Winery with their exciting Champagne Jazz Events:

ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY WITH SPECIAL GUEST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH – 7PM
GA- $60 / GSP – $135
GENTLEMEN OF THE NIGHT
FEATURING MARION MEADOW, PAUL TAYLOR & MICHAEL LINGTON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH – 7PM
GA- $60 / GSP – $135
BOBBY CALDWELL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST – 7PM
GA- $60 / GSP – $135
DAVE KOZ & JONATHAN BUTLER WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHEILA E.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28TH – 7PM
GA- $85 / GSP – $160
DAVE KOZ & JONATHAN BUTLER WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHEILA E.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH – 5PM
GA- $75 / GSP – $150

Visit Thornton Winery for your tickets!

Don’t forget to grab your seats soon for Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, “A Celebration of Jimmy Buffet’s music” at Wilson Creek Winery on Friday, August 20, 2010, 7:00- 10:00 – the balcony has already sold out!  Click here.

Sip Into Sunset at Stuart Cellars on most Friday’s throughout August where $20 buys you dinner, 2 glasses of wine, live entertainment, and an evening of vineyard sunsets and stars.  Wow! Call 951.676.6414 for tickets and additional information.

*For more amazing after-dark stories, be sure to read the recent Press-Enterprise article, including beautiful pictures featuring the Weins Family Cellar’s summer blending party!*

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Chef-of-the-Month Recipe

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Open since 2006, The Pinnacle at Falkner Winery offers great panoramic views, outstanding Mediterranean-style food, and high-quality service. This beautiful restaurant is open for lunch 7 days a week and was also awarded “Best Restaurant of 2008” from Inland Empire Magazine!

PORK SIRLOIN WITH WHOLE-GRAIN MUSTARD SAUCE

Courtesy of Chef Gianni Ciciliot

INGREDIENTS:

pork sirloin, lightly breaded

asparagus

balsamic vinegar

For whole-grain mustard sauce: 1 ounce of chopped shallots, 1 ounce of chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of whole-grain mustard, ½ cup white wine, 1 ounce of golden raisins, ½ cup of chicken stock, 3 tablespoons of olive oil

PREPARATION

Sauté shallots, garlic, and raisins on medium heat in oil until soft.  Add white wine and reduce by half.  Add chicken stock, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 mins.  Add mustard, salt, and pepper to taste.  Pan saute breaded pork loin until medium, about 4 minutes on each side. Pour mustard sauce on top and serve with grilled asparagus glazed with balsamic vinegar.  Enjoy!

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The Pinnacle is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 3:30pm and Friday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Reservations can be made online or by calling 951-676-8231 x1.

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