Archive for April, 2011

Mother’s Day Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country (PART 2)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The delightful selection of 2011 Mother’s Day events continues with more elegant winery events in Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Read below for more ideas for an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration!

Mother’s Day at Callaway Vineyard & Winery and Meritage
Sunday, May 8, 10am-4pm; tasting is $15/person

Everything is coming up roses and rosés at Callaway, so bring the family and celebrate Mom’s special day! The tasting room will feature a special Mother’s Day Rosé Tasting which includes a souvenir logo glass, free tour and 30% off any rosé or gift item purchase. For lunch, treat Mom to delightful cuisine and sweeping vineyard views at Meritage. Lunch includes a rose and an Amuse Bouche for every table.

For reservations, please call (951) 587-8889.

Falkner Winery- Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Pinnacle Restaurant
Sunday May 8, 10am- 4pm; $59.95/person plus tax and gratuity (Wine Club members are $49.95++), $24.50 for children ages six-12 plus tax and gratuity (Wine Club $19.95++), children under age six are free.

Falkner Winery is offering a special Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch! With all you can eat Cocktail Shrimp, Crab Claws, Oysters, and Ahi, “Made to Order” Seafood Station featuring Pan Sautéed Salmon and Halibut Fillets with your choice of ingredients and sauces, Carved Ancho Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef, special chicken dishes, salads, Smoked Salmon with Bagels, Omelet Station, Fruits, Cheese Blintzes, luscious desserts, and a special “Candy Store” for mother’s and “kids,” you and your family will have a memorable time.  Live entertainment will be provided by Diego Mondragon playing violin strolling the floor and taking guest requests.

Reservations should be made by calling the restaurant at (951) 676-8231 ext. 1 or by visiting Falkner Winery.

*A glass of champagne is included with each meal (for those over 21).

Ponte Family Estate Winery- Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8; Seatings are at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; $55/person ($49 Wine Club Members) $25 for children ages 12 and under ($22 Wine Club Member’s child), children under the age of three are free.

You are invited to pamper the mother in your life at Ponte this Mother’s Day. Treat this amazing woman to a relaxing day in the country with a gourmet brunch buffet that includes pasta selections of Baked Shells with Italian Sausage and Marinara and Fettuccini with Lemon, Parmesan, Grilled Spring Vegetables, Basil and Evo and entrée choices of Roasted Breast of Chicken, Ratatouille and Garlic Bread Crumb Crusted Sea Bass, Asparagus and Orange segments, delicious wines and live jazz music.  Don’t forget the little ones – there will be a children’s only buffet just for them, filled with all of their favorites. In addition, you and your family will enjoy professional photography, courtesy of Grins 2 Go.

To view the full menu and to purchase tickets, please visit Ponte Family Estate Winery.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Vineyard Rose Restaurant; Sunday May 8; $42/person; $19  for children ages 12 and under (10% WC discount applies for up to four guests)

It’s the grandest Mother’s Day celebration in Wine Country for the Fairest Mother of them all – YOURS!  Attractively priced and elegantly appointed, here’s your opportunity to show Mom just how much you care with a delightful brunch menu that includes a Chilled Display of  Classic Antipasto Platter with Specialty Cured Meats, Roasted Estate Vegetables, Marinated Olives, Local and Imported Cheeses, a Hot Display of Wine Country Quiche with Spinach, Onions, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Pepper Jack Cheese, Stations that include Made to Order Omelets with an Array of Meats and Fresh Veggies and a Children’s Station with such options Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and  Chicken Fingers. Dessert choices include Vanilla White Chocolate Mousse, Sea Salted Caramel Crème Brule and Chocolate Mousse with Macerated Strawberries.

To view the full menu, please visit South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. To make reservations, please call  (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

*Reservations are required and 48 hour cancellation policy is strictly enforced. The Orange County location is also serving up a special Mother’s Day Treat! Call 714-957-1875 for details.

Thornton Winery- Happy Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday May 8, 11am -5pm; $49.95/person (plus tax and tip), $19.95 for children ages 12 and under, children under age five free

Happy Mother’s Day from Thornton Winery. Join Thornton Winery for a beautiful and tasty buffet which includes Basil Penne Pesto Penne Pasta, Cafe Champagne Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Vineyard Antipasto, Tomato Caprese Salad and more! Dessert includes House Made Tiramisu, Mini Cheesecake Bites, Date and Walnut Bread Pudding and Mini Desserts and Petits Fours. Lunch includes a glass of Thornton NV Brut Champagne.

To view the full menu, please visit Thornton Winery. For reservations, please call (951) 699-0099.

Wilson Creek Winery- Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Sunday, May 8 10am- 4pm; $49.95/person (Wine Club Members $44.95/person), $59.95/person unlimited champagne     (Wine Club Members $53.95/person); $12.95  for children ages 12 and under (Wine Club Member’s children are $11.65)

Give mom a break this Mother’s Day and head to Wine Country for Wilson Creek’s popular Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch. Enjoy live music and an unforgettable Sunday Brunch menu paired with award winning wines that were especially created for the occasion.

For more information and to make reservations, please call (951) 693-9463.


Mother’s Day Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country (PART 1)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on  Sunday, May 8!  Bring Mom and the whole family out for a celebration among the vineyards. Specialty dining events are offered through our lovely wineries.  Read below for details for the perfect Mother’s Day!

 Miramonte Winery- Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8th, 10am- 12pm; $55/person, special pricing for children

Come spoil Mom at this gorgeous, open air wine country brunch! Hosted on the beautiful Upper Crushpad, Miramonte Winery promises to pull out all the stops. Stunning food and wine, live music, and each course presented by Miramonte’s Cane Vanderhoof. It promises to be a truly memorable Mother’s Day celebration.

Please call Stephanie Ribaudo to make your reservations at (951) 506-5500 ext.105.  Seating is limited.

 Monte De Oro Winery-Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8; Reservations from 10am-12:pm and 1pm-3pm;$59.95/Person ($49.95 Wine Club), $19.95 for children ages three-10, free for children  under three (All tickets are subject to 8.75% tax)

This Mother’s Day treat Mom to a unique brunch at Southern California’s Premier Winery. Enjoy a gourmet brunch along with Champagne and Mimosas, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Temecula Valley. Bring the kids! There will be a “Kids Buffet” just for them.

Please call for (951) 491- 6551 reservations. Seating is limited!

Oak Mountain Winery- Picnic Lunch
Sunday, May 8; $25 per selection

Take mom out for a nice picnic lunch at Oak Mountain Winery. Sit on the patio, listen to the music, and enjoy the views with a glass of our Raspberry Champagne! You have a choice of gourmet boxed lunches with choices of sandwiches that include Roast Turkey, Veggie Sandwich and Honey Baked Ham from the Sandwich Lunch Menu. The Specialty Boxes includes Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad and Grilled Chicken Sandwich Achiote from and the Wrap Lunch Menu has choices of Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry Turkey Wrap and much more! All Deli Boxes are served with your choice of wrap or sandwich, seasonal fresh fruit, Chef’s side salad and dessert of the day and a glass of our Raspberry Champagne.

To view the full menu, please visit Oak Mountain Winery. To order, please call (951) 699-9102 or email vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com.

Stuart Cellars Vineyards & Winery – Mother’s Day in the Vines
Sunday May 8; 10 am-3pm; $65/person (Wine Club Member$55/person),  $25 for children  ages 12 and under (plus tax)

Bring the whole family out to Stuart Cellars Vineyards & Winery for an elegant Champagne Brunch in celebration of Mother’s Day! Enjoy this very special meal with the accompaniment of live entertainment.

Reservations Required. Please Contact Stuart Cellars Vineyards & Winery at (951) 676-6414.


So Cal Wine TV- Tour Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Learn about Callaway Vineyard & Winery’s new and exciting improvements!  If you have not been lately, you will be pleasantly surprised by the new courtyard and remodeled barrel room. If you are looking for delicious dining, come out to their Meritage Restaurant, which was named one of the “Hot 100 Restaurants in the Inland Empire” in the May issue of the Inland Empire Magazine.  To learn more, visit Callaway Vineyard & Winery.

Callway Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room hours: Open daily from 10am-5pm.  Daily complimentary tours times on weekdays are 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Weekend tour times are 11am-4pm, every hour on the hour; (951) 676- 4001; 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA92591


Last Day for Grape Day, April 21

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Keyways Vineyard & Winery; Thursday, April 21, 7:30am- 6pm

Grape Day is a one day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management. Winemakers, winery owners, vineyard managers, and anyone who is interested in the business of wine can attend this great event!

Purchase TICKETS here

See agenda below…






7:30 – 8am  Vendor Exhibits, Registration, Continental Breakfast- Sponsored by Riverside Agricultural Supplies

8 – 8:15am  WelcomeJeff Wiens; Wiens Family Cellars, TVWA President, Ben Drake; Drake Enterprise, TVWA Viticulture Chair

8:15 – 8:30am  Temecula Area-Wide GWSS ProjectDr. Nick Toscano; Extension Specialist, Emeritus, College of Natural and Agricultural  Sciences, University of Riverside

8:30 – 9am  The Effectiveness of Within-Vineyard Sharpshooter Control for Limiting PD Spread Dr. Matthew Daugherty; Assistant Extension Specialist, UC Riverside

9 – 9:45am  Preventing Establishment of European Grapevine Moth Through Early Detection Dr. Walt Bentley; UC IPM Entomologist, UC Kearney Agricultural Center, Fresno County

9:45 – 10:30am  Designing a Cover Crop System for your Vineyard:  A Landscape Approach Dr. Glenn McGourty; Viticulture and Plant Science Advisor, UC Cooperative; Extension, Mendocino and Lake Counties

10:30 – 10:45am  Break, Vendor Exhibits

10:45 – 11:30am  Hang Time and Crop Forcing- Dr. Sanliang Gu; Professor of Viticulture and Ricchiuti Chair of Viticulture Research Fresno State University

11:30am – 12:15pm  State of the Wine IndustryPatrick Comiskey; Senior Correspondent, Wine & Spirits Magazine

12:15pm – 1pm  Lunch, Vendor ExhibitsSponsored by Labeltronix

1 – 1:45pm  Update on Powdery Mildew- Dr. Doug Gubler; Plant Pathology Department, UC Davis

1:45 – 2:30pm  Marketing and Social MediaPaul Mabray; Founder, VinTank – A Wine Industry Think Tank

2:30 – 2:45pm  Break, Vendor Exhibits

2:45 – 4:15pm  Finishing TanninsJose Santos; Business Director, Enartis Vinquiry

4:15 – 6pm Wine & Cheese Reception- Sponsored by Crop Production Services

Participating Vendors

AWC Packaging, American AgCredit, California Glass, Chart/Cryotech Intl., Duarte Nursery, Electrostatic Spraying Systems, Enartis Vinquiry, Guillaume Grapevine NurseryMicroworks Wine Software, NuEarth, PBM Supply & Mfg., Precision Agri-Lab, Pro Refrigeration, Inc. Riverside Agricultural Supplies, Soil Topography Information, Sunridge Nurseries, SunWize Technologies,Tonnellerie Radoux USA, Inc., Vineyard Industry Products, Vyant/Marfred Industries, WineWare Software Corp.

Thank you to the following sponsors:
Crop Production Services, Riverside, CA, Labeltronix, Orange, CA, Riverside Agricultural Supplies, Ontario, CA, My VIP Events, Canyon Lake, CA.


Dr. Doug Gubler

Europa Village Grand Opening Today in Temecula Valley Wine Country!

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Mark your calendars because Europa Village is officially open!  Stop by anytime today from 10am- 5pm. Come out to see the beautiful vineyards in which exceptional handcrafted wines are created by respecting the art of Old World European winemaking traditions.

Europa Village is located at 33475 La Serena Way, Temecula, CA 92591.



Easter Celebrations in Temecula Wine Country

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Easter is almost here! Bring the whole family out to Temecula Valley Wine Country on April 24 for a scrumptious brunch and a day of fun-filled activities. Read more about the the Temecula Valley Wineries’ festivities  below.


Falkner Winery-Easter Champagne Brunch

Pinnacle Restaurant; Sunday,  April 24, 10am-4pm; $49.95/person plus tax (Wine Club members and their guests are $44.95+), $22.50 for children ages six-12 plus tax (Wine Club is $18.95+) , free for children under age six.

Now with the Best Restaurant of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 awards from readers of Inland Empire Magazine, the hill-top Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery announces that they will once again be offering their very popular Easter Champagne Brunch instead of their normal menu.  The brunch will consist of multiple food stations and all food will be prepared by their two year in a row award winning “Best Chef,” Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff.  As the name implies, Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options including discounted wine by the glass.

To view the full menu and make reservations, please visit Falkner Winery or  call (951) 676-8231 ext. 1

*Reservations are available from 10 am– 4 pm; all guests over 21 will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne.  Non-alcoholic beverages are included for the under 21 crowd;  entertainment will be provided.

Ponte Family Estate Winery-Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 24; There will be four seatings: 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; $55/person (Wine Club members are $49/person), $25 for children ages 12 and under (Wine Club is $22)

Gather your family and friends for an Easter Brunch  filled with fun Easter traditions, such as egg-hunts and even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Children will dine on kid-friendly items and adults will enjoy a delicious brunch with Mimosas, Bellinis, Sangria and Grape Sparklers while listening to live entertainment. Plus, get a professional family photo from Grins 2 Go Photography.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Ponte Family Estate Winery.

*Children’s egg hunts begin at 11am and 1pm


South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Easter Brunch
Vineyard Rose; Sunday, April 24, 10am-3pm; $42/person, $19/child (plus tax and gratuity) and includes two complimentary glasses of Champagne

Come to South Coast Winery on Easter Sunday for a magically delicious Easter celebration. They will be pulling out all the stops to serve up a brunch designed to dazzle the entire family and mark this extra special day!

To view the full menu, please visit South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. To make reservations, please call (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

*10% Wine Club Member discounts will apply on up to four guests per table; Easter egg hunts for children will be held every hour beginning at 11 am; the Easter Bunny will be on property from 10am- 4pm


Thornton Winery- Easter Sunday Buffet

Sunday,  April 24, 12pm- 5pm; 49.95/person, $19.95 for children 12 and under, free for children under five (plus tax and tip)

Executive Chef Pickell announces his Easter Sunday Buffet menu celebrating this time-honored holiday tradition. According to Chef Pickell, “Whether you’re coming to celebrate Easter, or just want to celebrate the arrival of spring with a wonderful selection of perfectly paired foods and wines, I have planned this menu so we have something for everyone.”

For more information and to make reservations, please call (951) 699-0099 or visit Thornton Winery.





Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard- Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 24; reservations start at 10am and event is all day;$49.95/person (Wine Club members are $44.95/person), $59.95/person unlimited champagne (Wine Club members are $53.95/person), $12.95 for children 12 and under (Wine Club is $11.65)

This Easter, come out to Wilson Creek Winery for a can’t miss celebration for the entire family. Enjoy live music while dining on featured special brunch choices including Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Baked Olive Crusted Halibut, Chilled Seafood Bar, Carved Leg of Lamb, Carved Glazed Ham and many other favorites. After brunch, visit the petting zoo and even get your chance to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny!

For more information and to make reservations, please call (951) 699-9463.


So Cal Wine TV- Tour Briar Rose Winery

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Join Les and Dorian Linkogle, owners of Briar Rose Winery,  for a tour of Temecula Valley’s premier boutique winery. Modeled after Snow White’s cottage, Briar Rose Winery is an enchanted place with handcrafted, small lot, premium and artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from exquisitely lush vineyards. To learn more, visit Briar Rose Winery.

Briar Rose Tasting Room hours: 11am-5pm daily, Reservations only; (951) 308-1098; 41720 Calle Cabrillo, Temecula, CA 92592

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