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Mid-Week Winery Specials for August

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Throughout summer, savvy Southern California wine-lovers can avoid weekend crowds (and prices!) by taking advantage of fantastic Monday through Friday deals at many of our 35 member wineries. In addition to more elbow room in the tasting rooms and personal attention from winery staff, visiting Temecula Valley mid-week benefits your wallet and means you can afford to take the experience home with you by stocking up on great Temecula wines!

Looking for amazing 2 for 1 coupons and discounts to the best Temecula Valley wineries? Visit our special offers page which offers the best Monday-Friday deals in wine country every month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Estate Club Tasting Experience – Hosted by Winemaker/Owner Phil Baily

This VIP tasting experience is available to reserve beginning August 1. Thursday through Sunday, anytime between 11a-4p. Taste 5 red library wines from past vintages; bottles available for purchase. $20-$30 pp for groups of 12 or less. By Reservation Only – please call 951.972.9768.

is offering 10% off lunch in wine country through August 31. One coupon per person, per winery, per day. Valid Mon-Fri only. Not Valid on holidays or special events. Expires 08-31-13. Download the coupon here.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Women & Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 28 | 6p to 8p | Sample Callaway wine, enjoy light dinner, and create a wine cork coaster set. $35pp+ tax.  Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

Frangipani Estate Winery

Happy Hour at Frangipani Estate Winery Saturday, August 10 | 4p-7p. $5 wine cocktail drinks; no cover charge. Enjoy Mad Mike’s gourmet sausages and sandwiches.

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery

Semi-Annual Gift Shop Sale
August 16 – 31, 2013. Over half of the Gift Shop Merchandise will be 25% – 40% off. For more information, call 951.694.6699 x104.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 

Villas
Up and Away Getaway Package:
One night for two in an oversized Villa or Suite, bottle of wine in the room + Hot Air Balloon Ride. Stay by August 31, 2013, and pay just:  $459 for hotel suite or deluxe villa, Sun-Thurs. $50 upgrade fee to premium view villa or Winemaker suite. Call 951-587-9463. MENTION CODE:  HotAir

Spa
Summer Goddess Extravaganza at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa
August 30 from 1-9p: a luxurious spa service, dinner and a Tahitian dancing class. $149 pp. Advance reservations are required. Reserve early by calling 951.587.9463 X7280 today or visit us online at WineResort.com today.

The Perfect 10
Celebrate South Coast Winery’s 10-year anniversary with this 50 minute spa ritual. Book now for only $109 pp (Reg $153 pp). Call 951-587-9463 X7280. Mention Code: The Perfect 10.

This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Valid 8/01/13 to 8/30/13

Thornton Winery

is offering 10% off lunch in wine country through August 31. One coupon per person, per winery, per day. Valid Sun-Fri only. Not valid on holidays or special events. Expires 08-31-13Download the coupon here.

 

Check back next month for another round up of mid-week specials in Temecula Valley!

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August Winery Events in Temecula Valley

Monday, July 29th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August in Temecula Valley marks the early start of harvest season and the vineyards have reached a perfect peak of beauty! Temecula Valley is full of exciting and unique summertime & wine experiences.

See below for August Winery Events in Temecula Valley
 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Music Knights at Carol’s

Every Saturday during dinner, enjoy the live music from 5:00p-8:00p, starting on August 3 and ending August 31.

Schedule:

  • August 3 / Naomi Balcome
  • August 10 / Caleb Fritel
  • August 17 / BIG TRUTH
  • August 24 / Fandango
  • August 31 / Waylon Hicks Trio

Dog Day Sunday’s

Bring your well-mannered doggie to lunch, live music and treats for your pooch each Sunday from 11:30a -2:30p!

Estate Club Tasting Room – Hosted by Phil Baily

Starting August 1, from Thursday through Sunday 11a-4p, taste 5 Library wines $20-$30 pp for groups of 12 or less. By Reservation Only, please call 951.972.9768.

Briar Rose Winery

Saturday Night Sunset
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 6p-9p, live music by Get Down Party BandPaninis on Wheels will be offering made to order paninis.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Women & Wine Wednesdays
Sample Callaway wine, enjoy light dinner, and create a wine cork coaster set. Wednesday, August 28| 6p to 8p|  $35pp+ tax.  $ 32pp/wine club + tax. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

Live Music Fridays
Every Friday in August, enjoy wine, tapas, entrees and house-made dessert with music from Vini Contreas. Menu prices range from $6 to $23.

Fusion
Wine & music every Saturday in August at 2p on the Courtyard.

Sangria Sunday at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at the Lounge @ Meritage | 4p for Sangria Specials, Wine Special and unique menu offerings. Live music at 5:30p. No reservations required.

Europa Village– Schedule:

  • Friday Night “Live”  from 6:00p-9:00p / Free admission / August 2 – Courgrzz Rock / August 9 – TBA / August 16 – B-Side / August 23 – Little Lies Band.
  • Sunday Entertainment / 1:00p-4:00p / Free Admission / August 4 – Brad Evans / August 11 – James Wells  / August 18 – Guilty Conscience / August 25 – Britt Doehring
  • Shakespeare in the Vines – Taming of the Shrew / August 15, 17, 18, 22 & 24. / Starts at 7:30p / For tickets and information click here.
  • Mystery Dinner Theater – Polter-Heist / Saturday, August 17 / Sunday, August 18 / 6:30-9:30pm / Ticket price include a glass of wine or sangria. For reservations, call 951-216-3380 or email events@europavillage.com

Frangipani Estate Winery

Happy Hour at Frangipani Estate Winery
$5 wine cocktail drinks; no cover charge. Enjoy Mad Mike’s gourmet sausages and sandwiches Saturday, August 10 | 4p-7p.

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

2 1/2 Hour Winemaking Tasting Tour
Every Monday & Friday |12:00p; Saturdays & Sundays | 10:00a & 1:00p; $29 pp which includes 2 1/2 hours with a wine specialist, production facility and barrel room with at least 12 wine tastings and food & wine pairing. Reservations required by calling the winery at 951-302-7888

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery

Epicurean Cooking Demonstration – Poached Fruit & Hard Cider
Admission includes tastings & wine pairing. For reservations call 951.694.6699 ext. 104.  Wednesday, August 7 | 4p-6p. $25+tax pp /Wine Club Members $20+taxpp.

Movies in the Vines – Ghostbuster
Monday, August 19 | begins at sunset (8pm) | concession stand opens at 6pm. Bring your own beach chair/blanket. No outside wine or alcohol. This film is rated PG.  For information call 951.694.6699 ext. 104.

Artist Showcase

Meet & Greet with one of the featured artists! Friday, August 9, Bodhi Smith, 6 – 8p. For information call 951.694.6699 x104.

Semi-Annual Gift Shop Sale

Over half of the Gift Shop Merchandise will be 25% – 40% off on August 16 – 31, 2013. For information call 951.694.6699 x104.

Live Music in Wine Country
August 2, 2013 / JD Priest Band / 5 – 8pm
August 3, 2013 / Master Splinter / 5 – 8pm
August 3, 2013 / Mark Renk / 6 – 9 pm (Lorimar Old Town)
August 4, 2013 / Michael LeClerc / 2 – 5pm
August 9, 2013 / Schultz & Hamilton / 5 – 8pm
August 10, 2013 / Izon Eden / 5 – 8pm
August 10, 2013 / Michael LeClerc / 6 – 9pm (Lorimar Old Town)
August 11, 2013 / JD Priest Band / 2 – 5pm
August 16, 2013 / Mercedes Moore / 5 – 8pm
August 17, 2013 / Tim Cash / 5 – 8pm
August 17, 2013 / John Foltz / 6 – 9pm (Lorimar Old Town)
August 18, 2013 / Izon Eden / 5 – 8pm
August 23, 2013 / Mrs. Jones Revenge / 5 – 8pm
August 24, 2013 / Michael LeClerc / 5 – 8pm
August 24, 2013 / Donna Jones / 6 – 9pm (Lorimar Old Town)
August 25, 2013 / Jeff McNeil Unplugged / 2 – 5pm
August 30, 2013 / Rhandi & Associates / 5 – 8pm
August 31, 2013 / JD Priest Band /5 – 8pm
August 31, 2013 / John Foltz / 6 – 9pm (Lorimar Old Town)

Oak Mountain Winery

Doggie Date Night
August 24 |6:00-9:00p | Club Members:$35 Non Members: $40. Non ticketed guests $10 cover charge includes admittance and 1 glass of wine.
Live Music. Dinner for your canine companion by Dog Park Café. Reservations required.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 

Villas
Up and Away Getaway Package:
One night for two in an oversized Villa or Suite, bottle of wine in the room + Hot Air Balloon Ride. Stay by August 31, 2013, and pay just:  $459 for hotel suite or deluxe villa, Sun-Thurs., $559 for suite or villa, Friday and Saturday. $50 upgrade fee to premium view villa or Winemaker suite. Call 951-587-9463  MENTION CODE:  HotAir

Spa
Summer Goddess Extravaganza at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa
August 30 from 1-9p: a luxurious spa service, dinner and a Tahitian dancing class. Advance reservations are required.  $149 pp. Reserve early by calling 951.587.9463 X7280 today or visit us online at WineResort.com today.

The Perfect 10
Celebrate our 10-year anniversary with this 50 minute spa ritual.Book now for only $109 pp (Reg $153 pp). Call 951-587-9463 X7280. Mention Code: The Perfect 10.

This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Valid 8/01/13 to 8/30/13

Restaurant
Welcome Home Toast
Receive complimentary Champagne toast and dessert with purchase of two entrees to active duty service personnel returning from deployments.  Call 951.587.9463

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vintage Vantage Menu
Mondays-Thursdays 11:30a -3p.  Specially priced $9.99 lunches at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant for those aged 55 and over.  Call 951.587.9463

Happy Hour at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
4-5:30 PM / Mondays thru Fridays. Visit us online at WineResort.com or call 951.587.9463

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Every Wednesday 6p-9p / Award winning pianist, Blessie Isaac-Hopkins, takes the helm behind our elegant grand piano.  Reserve today, call 951.587.9463

Gift Boutique and Tasting Room:

25% case purchases – Wine Club 30% case purchases (12 or more wines). You’re invited to beat the heat this month, while you taste award winning wines with our two-for-one mid-week wine tasting coupon found in this site and shop in our one of a kind gift boutique. Expires August 31, 2013.

South Coast Winery Behind the Scenes Wine Tours
Offered daily at 11:00a and 1:00p / $40 pp/$35 club. Reservations must be made in advanced. Call 951.587.9463.

Bridal Open House
On Sunday, August 18 at 10a to 3p, experience Vineyard Romance first-hand. Admission is FREE or contact our wedding specialists directly to schedule a private consultation 951.587.9463.

Thornton Winery

Smooth Jazz Concert Series
Bobby Caldwell / Saturday, August 3rd  7-10pm / $65 General Admission/ $140 Gourmet Supper. Call 951-699-0099 for reservations.

Boney James / Saturday, August 17th  7-10 pm / $85 General Admission. Call 951-699-0099 for reservations.

Chris Botti / Saturday, August 24th  7-10 pm / $95General Admission. Call 951-699-0099 for reservations.

Wiens Family Cellars

Summer Concert Series – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Friday, August 23 / 6p / Outdoor concert with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Food and wine available at the event. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wilson Creek Winery

Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads
Friday, August 23 /  7:00p-10:00p / $35 / Grab your best tropical Hawaiian attire and get ready to dance and waste away again in Margaritaville (at Wilson Creek of course)!

Live entertainment FREE to PUBLIC from 12 p – 4 p

8/3 JD Priest
8/4 Caylie Gregorio
8/10 Smoothie Jones
8/11 Buzz Campbell
8/17 Mark Johnson
8/18 Billy Watson
8/24 JD Priest
8/25 Blue Sutra
8/31 Nathan James

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Wine Country Recipe: Summer Cobb Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Summer Cobb Salad with Simple Ranch Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Cougar Winery’s new Sangio’s Italian Delicheck out their menu here!

Pairs perfectly with Cougar Winery’s Montes Blush

Serves 1-2 people | Prep time: 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

2 large handfuls of spring mix
3 strips of bacon
3 oz pre-cooked turkey breast
1 hard boiled egg
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
3 oz blue cheese
3 oz kalamata olives
3 oz ranch dressing

Cook the bacon in a skillet on medium heat until crisp on both sides. Remove from skillet and lay out on paper towels to absorb the excess fat. Allow the bacon to cool. Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Place the spring mix in a large salad bowl.

Compose the salad. Arrange the turkey, bacon, tomato, and sliced hard boiled egg decoratively over the greens and garnish the salad with the kalamata olives and the blue cheese.

Serve ranch dressing separately or toss in with the salad. Enjoy with a glass of Cougar Vineyard & Winery Sangio Rosso.

Easy Ranch Dressing

Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 cup (real) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • buttermilk (as needed to desired consistency)

Optional Ingredients

  • white vinegar (to taste)
  • Worcestershire sauce, (to taste)
  • fresh dill (to taste)
  • cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • fresh oregano (to taste)
  • Tabasco (to taste)

Preparation Instructions

Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle about an 1/8 to ¼ teaspoons of salt on it and mash it into a paste with a fork. Chop the parsley, chives and any of the optional herbs very finely and add to the garlic.

In a bowl or a blender, combine all ingredients, adding other optional ingredients as you wish, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving; thin with milk or buttermilk if desired.

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Save The Date! September’s California Wine Month Offers Sip Passport and CRUSH Tasting Event

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Did you know that September is California Wine Month?

Governor Jerry Brown’s endorsement of the 9th Annual California Wine Month sparks a month-long vinous celebration across the Golden State, and Temecula Valley’s 35 wineries invite fans to explore the Southland’s premier wine country in style. Those with a taste for adventure can take advantage of the Sip Passport, which visitors can exchange for a full tasting flight at any four wineries for just $35; or, to experience the best of Temecula’s wine, food and entertainment in one spectacular evening, guests can participate in CRUSH, the Valley’s annual gastronomic gala, to be held for a second year on Callaway Winery’s hilltop patio.

 

September Sip Passport

  • When:  Valid September 1-30; visits may be concurrent or spaced throughout the month.

  • What:  Voucher for a full tasting flight at any four participating Temecula Valley wineries; includes souvenir wine glass.

  • Tickets:  $35 per person for Sip Passport; Sip & Stay packages offer discounts on overnight accommodations at participating wine country hotels.

  • Click here for details and to purchase your passport.

 

4th Annual CRUSH Gala

  • When:  Saturday, September 14 from 7-9:30 p.m.

  • Where:  Callaway Winery: 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591

  • What:  Gala event bringing together 35 Temecula Valley wineries; fine cuisine from more than a dozen local chefs, farms and restaurants; and live entertainment to set the mood.
  • Tickets:  All-inclusive tickets are $75 per person; early bird tickets are $65 now through August 16; VIP Tickets are $100 and include admittance to the pre-event Winemakers Roundtable seated panel discussion and exclusive winemaker tasting.

 

September is the perfect time to visit Temecula Valley wine country! Join us for California Wine Month!

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Oak Mountain Winery

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Story

Located on the De Portola Trail in Temecula Valley, Oak Mountain Winery has one of the best views in wine country!  Sip al fresco on the Vista Pavilion and take in the picturesque hillsides of vineyards and surrounding mountains. Owners Steve and Valerie Andrews are at Oak Mountain almost every weekend pouring wine for their visitors.

In addition to a beautiful outdoor pavilion, large tasting room and rolling vineyards, the Andrews are currently building an underground wine cave! Wine caves naturally provide both high humidity and cool temperatures, ideal for storing and aging. Construction of the 10,000 sq ft cave is set to be complete in December.

 

The Wines

Oak Mountain’s hillside vineyards are planted to the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. They have also slipped in some unique varietals, such as Counoise.

Oak Mountain’s best sellers include 2010 Estate Sangiovese Brunello, Raspberry Champagne, 2010 For Pete’s Sake Red and 2008 Petite Verdot.

For the full list of Oak Mountain wines, click here.

The Tasting Room

The tasting room and barrel room are both open 11am-5pm, daily.  The festive gift shop features locally grown and hand-crafted avocado oils and balsamic vinegars; many flavors are available for purchase online here.

Address:
36522 Via Verde
Temecula, CA. 92592
Phone: 951-699-9102

Wine Tasting Classes

Oak Mountain proudly offers a fun line-up of wine tasting classes, including:

  • Champagne 101 Class
  • Wine Blending Class
  • Wine Class for Dummies
  • Rhone Wine Class
  • Bordeaux Wine Class

Reservations required for all classes. Please contact Patty, Oak Mountain Winery Sommelier at 951-880-8840 or 951-699-9102 or email: events@oakmountainwinery.com.

Events

In addition to offering weddings and classes, Oak Mountain offers live music every weekend in the Vista Pavilion – check out the events calendar for all the details!

Upcoming Events

  • July 27th, 6-9p: Enjoy live music and wine by the glass or bottle
  • Doggie Date Night – Saturday, August 24th, 6-9p | Club Members: $35 | Non Members: $40 | Non ticketed guests $10 cover charge includes admittance and one glass of wine and live music plus dinner for your canine companion by Dog Park Café: Choice of dog park chicken pot pie or hot doggie in a blanket
    Human dinner by Rusticos: caesar salad, chicken picatta, macaroni & cheese, garlic bread | accompanied by one glass of wine
    A portion of the sales will be donated to Cause For Paws 501c3 non-profit
    Reservations required: please call, 951-699-9102
  • Woofs & Purrs in the Vines – October 13th, 12-4p | Help raise money for medical expenses to be used for the treatment of our furry companions. We are Cause For Paws, a 501C3 non-profit group dedicated to helping animals with diabetes. Admission $35 donation | receive a logo glass with one glass of wine, catered lunch and live music

 

Come join us for some fun!

 

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