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January Winery Events

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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Last year, around this same time, we awoke to Temecula Valley Wine Country blanketed by a thin layer of snow. Although it does get cold in Temecula Valley, we rarely get snow! Plan your visit in January, check out some of the great events and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get lucky enough to experience a winter wonderland in wine country!

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch, doggie treats and special menu items / Doggie costume contest on Nov. 1st / Live acoustic music on the patio.

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting
Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p / Tours and vertical tasting of library wines. Sit down with bread and cheese plate; $30 (Reservations required 24 hours in advance) / Bar Tasting; $20. Call for reservations and information on current vertical wines: 951-972-9768.

Bel Vino Winery
Karaoke Night
Every Saturday 6p-9p / Free admission / Karaoke every Saturday night at Bel Vino Winery in the Barrel Room / Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm; Half off wine and beer and open kitchen.
Live Music / Saturday 12pm – 4pm / Sunday 11am-3pm

Briar Rose Winery
Sip Into the Sunset
First Friday of each month / Open until 10pm / Music and wine under the stars in our enchanted garden or tasting room / Reservations required; call 951.308.1098

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Live Music at the Winery
1pm – 4pm / No charge / Enjoy live music in the main tasting room

Happiest Hours
Friday’s from 3:00p-6:00p in the lounge at Meritage at Callaway / Grab your friends and join us for a marvelous time! 20% all tapas, 20% off bottles of Callaway wines and available domestic, import and craft beers.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at Meritage at Callaway / 4pm-8pm/ Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria while soaking in the sunset vineyard views in our main dining room. Live music from local musicians begins at 6pm / No cover charge / Reservations for parties of 5 or more are required.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort
Elegant Food & Wine Pairing
$40pp / Available Mid-week 1pm and 3pm; Weekends 1pm and 3pm / Reserve your place for an indulgent wine and food pairing designed to tantalize the senses. Guests enjoy five specially-selected Carter Estate Winery wines paired perfectly with a variety of cured meats, artisan cheeses and accompanied with season accoutrements. Each pairing last approximately 90 minutes and is limited to just eight participants to allow for one-on-one interaction / For reservations call today: 844.851.2138

Friday Nights After-Hours
6pm-9pm / Summer may be “falling away’ but Friday Nights at the all-new Carter Estate Winery and Resort Tasting Room are guaranteed to keep things HEATED with Friday Night After Hours! All are welcome – from first time sippers to worldly wine tippers. Wine by the glass and live musical entertainment make a perfect pairing. The only thing missing is YOU!

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
Cougar meets Italy Wine Judging Event ~ The Preview
Wednesday, January 20th / 6pm-8pm / $10 per person / Two nights (Jan. 20 and Jan. 21) event price: $75/pp wine club, $80/ pp non-wine club / Wine Judging Event with entertainment, excellent wine and gourmet food. Includes a glass of Cougar wine, all you can eat gourmet popcorn / viewing of the Bottle Shock movie in the Barrel Room; the movie is a fictionalized version of the events surrounding the 1976 Judgment of Paris, as the event was called. The movie focuses on Chateau Montelena and the relationship between the father and son who run this Napa winery. It also touches on many of the other people who were involved in the Judgment of Paris. The movie is fun to watch and is loosely based on the facts surrounding the blind tasting in Paris.

Cougar meets Italy Wine Judging Event ~ The Main Event
Thursday, January 21st / 6pm-9pm / Price for the Wine Judging Event $70/pp wine club $75/pp non wine club / Two nights (Jan. 20 and Jan. 21) event price: $75/pp wine club, $80/ pp non-wine club / Limited to the first 50 attendees / Professional wine judging comparing Cougar wines with their Italian counterparts; Audience wine tasting and judging with the same wines; 4 Course “Food-Paired” dinner prepared by Francesca’s Italian Kitchen / Presentation of the wine judging results and special Cougar Logo Wineglass to commemorate the Event / Musical entertainment provided by Don Brennan / Limited to the First 50 Attendees / Advance payment and reservation required. Please RSVP with your Cougar wine server or email WineClub@CougarVineyards.com / This event will sell out!! Get your tickets today.

Friday Night Live Music
5pm-8pm / Wine by the glass or bottle purchase available / Deli is open until 7pm

Sunday Afternoon Live Music
2pm- 5pm

Danza del Sol Winery
Live Music on the Patio / Saturdays from 1pm-5pm / Free / Grab your friends and head over to Danza del Sol for an afternoon of wine and great music

Europa Village
Murder Mystery – Holmes Sweet Homicide
Saturday, Jan. 30th / 6:30pm-8:00pm / $75 pp / “ An interactive comedy mystery spoof of Sherlock Holmes.” / Includes gourmet dinner by Executive Chef, Dean Thomas / For reservations please visit www.europavillage.com

Murder Mystery – Holmes Sweet Homicide
Saturday, Jan. 31st / 6:30pm-8:00pm / $70 pp / “ An interactive comedy mystery spoof of Sherlock Holmes.” / Includes gourmet dinner by Executive Chef, Dean Thomas / For reservations please visit www.europavillage.com

Friday Night Entertainment
5:30p- 8:30p / Free / Live music in the Cave / Jan. 8th – Two Fish / Jan. 15th – Dustin Jake / Jan. 22nd – Luis Andre / Jan. 29th Danielle Taylor
Live Music every Sunday/ 1pm- 4pm / Free / Live music on Veranda / Jan. 3rd – Michael LeClerc / Jan. 10th – Jimmy Patton / Jan. 17th – Bryan McManus / Jan. 24th – Tom Bray / Jan. 31st – Joe Baldino

Falkner Winery
Wine Appreciation Class
Saturday, Jan. 16th / 10:00am-12:30pm / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45pp; $40pp Connoisseur; $20pp VIP; $70pp with lunch / Reservations required 951.676.8231 x.109.

Frangipani Winery
10th Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, January 16th / 10am-6pm / Join us for discounts on wine bottle purchases and specials on wine tasting throughout the day.

Leoness Cellars
Live Music at The Restaurant at Leoness

Every Friday 5pm-8pm / Every Sunday 1pm-4pm / Free to the public

Live Music in the Barrel Room
Every Sunday / 1:00p-4:00p / Free to the public

Monte De Oro Winery
Winter Bingo Night

Saturday, January 23rd / 7:00pm / Cost is $25 per person that includes ten Bingo games, one glass of wine and two Bingo game cards. Additional Bingo cards, food and refreshments available for purchase / Tickets can be purchased at www.montedeoro.com, online store and order events.

Mount Palomar Winery
Paint Nite

Saturday, Jan. 2nd – Flight of the Fireflies / 1pm-4pm / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve
Paint Nite
Saturday, Jan. 9th – Love to the Moon / 1pm-4pm / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve
Paint Nite
Sunday, Jan. 10th – Winter Love Birds / 1pm-4pm / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve
Paint Night
Saturday, Jan. 30th – Coco Caliente / 1pm-4pm / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve
Paint Night
Sunday, Jan. 31st – Flight of the Fireflies / 1pm-4pm / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve.

Ponte Family Estate Winery
First Sundays – Live Music in the Reserve Room*
First Sunday of the month/ 12:00p-4:00p / The Lookouts, Classic Rock / The Reserve Room will host a variety of live musical artists the first Sunday of each month in 2015. *The Reserve Room is a tasting room for wine club members only. Join the Wine Club and enjoy complimentary tastings in our exclusive venue.

Live NFL on the Big Screen
Every Thursday, Sunday and Monday throughout the 2015 NFL season / The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Free to attend.

Oak Mountain Winery
Live Music in the Pavilion
Every Saturday and Sunday in November / 1:00p-5:00p

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Marvelous Mondays at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Join us Monday evenings from 5:30p to 9:30p for specials at the restaurant featuring select premium wines at 50% off / Call 951.491.8077 to reserve today!

Happy Hours at Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Monday-Friday 3:00p-5:30p / Join us in the Vineyard Rose Lounge for reduced priced selected appetizers, award winning select glasses of South Coast wines and local drafts. PLUS corkage fees are waived for any South Coast Winery wine bottles brought in to the Vineyard Rose Restaurant and consumed while dining on Wednesdays too! / Visit www.WineResort.com to view menus and find out more.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vintage Vantage Menu
Monday-Thursday 11:30a -3:00p / Specially priced $9.99 lunches at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 x 2 for more information or reservations.

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours
Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday. $40pp / $35pp Wine Club Member. Get up close and personal as you learn more about our spectacular Southern California winery with a behind-the-scenes tour. From vineyards to crush pad, each tour concludes with a specially prepared wine and food pairing. Due to the limited sizes of each tour, advance reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Must be over 21 years of age to attend. Call 800-539-1375 Ext. 350 to reserve your spot today.

Yoga Classes at Grapeseed Spa
Sunday 9a-10a / $12 per class / Yoga mat, towels and water provided. Call 951.587.9463 ext. 3513 to reserve your session.

Thornton Winery

Friday Live Music
Wine Specials, Live Music, Food Specials, and Dinner Menu / 6:00p-9:00p / No Cover Charge. Seating Available at Courtyard, Covered Patio & Café / Reservations suggested, call 951.699.0099

Wiens Family Cellars
Wine Blending Party
Saturday, Jan. 23rd. / 6pm – 9pm / Be a winemaker for a day and blend your ideal wine. Wiens production staff will guide you through a part of the winemaking process that is essential for making great wine. This event will be as much fun as it is informative / Limited to 100 seats for this event/ Cost is $100 pp., $80 wine club members / For reservation and information please visit www.wienscellars.com.

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The History of Temecula Valley Wine Country

Friday, December 18th, 2015

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In the 1850s, Temecula became a stop on the stagecoach lines that were becoming the logistical route of choice in California. So popular was this route, a post office was set up in town which was a rare institution in California at the time. Settlement increased during the late 1860s as displaced Confederates moved West in the wake of the Civil War.

Because of the region’s isolation, Temecula retained many of its Native American, Spanish and Mexican customs and culture long after California was ceded to the United States. Throughout time, however, Native American lands were being purchased or seized and in 1875, the final blow was delivered when tribal nations signed a treaty relinquishing the remainder of their land in the Temecula Valley. A decade later, the Native Americans who remained were relocated to the Pechanga Reservation.

The railroad line boosted Temecula’s economy when the route was extended to the region in 1882. Unfortunately, the line was abandoned later that decade due to damage from incessant flooding. The major industries during these years were stone quarries, cattle and shipping. During the American Prohibition of the 20s and 30s, the Temecula Valley operated its share of bootlegging and speakeasies.

In 1904, Walter Vail arrived in Temecula and bought nearly 90,000 acres in the region. His family would do much to influence and shape the town during the first half of the 20th century. The Vail family’s biggest achievement was damming the Temecula River and creating Vail Lake in 1948.

In 1961 Mahlon Vail had been successfully operating the enormous Vail Cattle Ranch for nearly six decades. He was in his seventies and his health was failing. With no immediate heirs Vail began actively seeking a buyer for the ranch. One of those potential buyers contacted Richard Break, an experienced farm manager and broker from Fresno. The buyer wanted his professional opinion on the feasibility of growing citrus on the property. After reviewing temperature records for the Temecula area kept by the University of California at Riverside, Break became convinced that the climate and soil conditions in the valley were better suited for the growing of wine grapes.

In 1964 Vail successfully completed negotiations on the sale of the ranch to Kaiser Industries and Macco Realty, who together formed the Rancho California Development Corporation. Throughout 1965 the development company mapped out its plans for a “Master Planned Community.” The community would include commercial and industrial sites as well as residential and agricultural development. The campaign attracted the attention of a number of notables including then California Governor Ronald Reagan, who purchased a sizable portion of the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Another Hollywood couple who saw an opportunity to pursue a long-held dream of retiring to a sizable estate with a comfortable Mediterranean style adobe was Vincenzo and Audrey Cilurzo. In 1967 they purchased 40 acres of property down a long dirt road known as Long Valley Road (soon to become Rancho California Road). The Cilurzo’s established the first modern commercial vineyard in the Temecula Valley in 1968.

In 1974, the founding of Callaway Winery (by Ely Callaway, of golf fame) marked the beginning of large production winemaking in the Temecula Valley. Callaway, sold the winery in 1981 to Hiram Walker and Sons. John Poole opened Mount Palomar Winery in 1975, and in 1978 the Cilurzos opened another Temecula winery at a new site. Their original vineyard, Temecula’s oldest, is now owned by Maurice Carrie Winery. Today, there are over 40 wineries in the Temecula Valley.

Though Temecula became an incorporated city in 1989, the region officially became an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984. Modern Temecula Wine Country is located east of the Rainbow Gap in Riverside County and the Temecula wine community has grown considerably since its humble beginnings.

Copy courtesy of The City of Temecula and Robert Renzoni Vineyards

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Wine Country Recipe ~ Beef Rib Roast with Horseradish Ricotta Cream

Friday, December 18th, 2015

DECEMBER_BEEF_RIB_ROAST_2_FINAL_p_c-California-Wine-InstituteThis succulent rib roast served with peppery herbed ricotta cheese sounds absolutely delicious and would be the perfect meal for a chilly Sunday night! You’ll want to pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

Ingredients:

1 standing rib-eye roast with 4 rib bones (about 9 pounds) bones removed and tied to the body of the roast (ask the butcher to do this)
15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
½ cup extra-hot horseradish
3 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2. Place the meat, bone-side down, in a 2- to 3-inch-deep roasting pan.
3. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and roast for 2 more hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 125°F at the center of the meat.
4. Remove the string and let the meat rest for 20 minutes before carving.
5. While the meat is resting, mix the ricotta with the horseradish, chives, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.
6. To serve, slice the meat and serve each portion with a spoonful of ricotta.

 

Suggested Pairings: 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery ~ 2012 Wild Yeast Cabernet Sauvignon – Dried blueberries, dark cherry and small black currants with liberal lashings of baking spice.

Oak Mountain Winery ~ 2010 Oak Mountain Merlot – A soft nose, with flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and plum with abundant smoky oak.

Ponte Winery ~ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Hints of black currant, plum, cherry and oak.

Wilson Creek Winery ~ 2011 Family Reserve Merlot – Firm yet subtle tannins play with the earthy fruit of plum and black currant, soft and supple and lingering finish.

Recipe courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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December Winery Events

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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Baily Vineyard & Winery
Shakespeare in the Vines / Hark the Harold! / Showing on December 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 13, 2015 / 7:00pm / Carols at Baily Winery / Fun, fresh and wildly entertaining “Hark, the Harold!” re-imagines The Christmas Carol as you have never seen before! / General seating $22; $17 Seniors 55+, Students & Military / Royal Table Seating $30 / / Purchase tickets at www.shakespeareinthevines.org

Early New Year’s Eve Dinner / December 31st / 5:30p to 8:30p / Live entertainment and four course dinner includes a glass of champagne at Carol’s Restaurant / $60 per person plus tax and gratuity / Reservation only; limited seating / For reservations and to view menu log on to www.bailywinery.com

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch, doggie treats and special menu items / Doggie costume contest on Nov. 1st / Live acoustic music on the patio.

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting
Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p / Tours and vertical tasting of library wines. Sit down with bread and cheese plate; $30 (Reservations required 24 hours in advance) / Bar Tasting; $20. Call for reservations: 951-972-9768.

Bel Vino Winery
Karaoke Night / Every Saturday 6p-9p / Free admission / Karaoke every Saturday night at Bel Vino Winery in the Barrel Room / Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm; Half off wine and beer and open kitchen.
Live Music / Saturday 12pm – 4pm / Sunday 11am-3pm

Briar Rose
Sip Into the Sunset / First Friday of each month / Open until 10pm / Live Music from 6p-9p and wine under the stars in our enchanted garden or tasting room / Purchase a glass or a bottle. Wine Club members: half off a glass of wine and 20% off a bottle / Outside food allowed on these events only /  For Information call 951.308.1098

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Live Music at the Winery / 1pm – 4pm / No charge / Enjoy live music in the main tasting room

Happiest Hours / Friday’s from 3:00p-6:00p in the lounge at Meritage at Callaway / Grab your friends and join us for a marvelous time! 20% all tapas, 20% off bottles of Callaway wines and available domestic, import and craft beers.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway / Every Sunday at Meritage at Callaway / 4pm-8pm/ Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria while soaking in the sunset vineyard views in our main dining room. Live music from local musicians begins at 6pm / No cover charge / Reservations for parties of 5 or more are required.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort
Elegant Food & Wine Pairing / $40pp / Available Mid-week 1pm and 3pm; Weekends 1pm and 3pm / Reserve your place for an indulgent wine and food pairing designed to tantalize the senses. Guests enjoy five specially-selected Carter Estate Winery wines paired perfectly with a variety of cured meats, artisan cheeses and accompanied with season accoutrements. Each pairing last approximately 90 minutes and is limited to just eight participants to allow for one-on-one interaction / For reservations call today: 844.851.2138

Friday Nights After-Hours / 6pm-9pm / Summer may be “falling away’ but Friday Nights at the all-new Carter Estate Winery and Resort Tasting Room are guaranteed to keep things HEATED with Friday Night After Hours! All are welcome – from first time sippers to worldly wine tippers. Wine by the glass and live musical entertainment make a perfect pairing. The only thing missing is YOU!

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
Francesca’s Cooking Class / Wednesday, December 9 / 6p-9p / Cougar Bubbly Champagne reception in the Barrel Room followed by 3 course dinner / $50 due upon reservation; limited seating / RSVP at the winery with your wine server or email wineclub@CougarVineyards.com

Friday Night Live Music / 5pm-8pm / Wine by the glass or bottle purchase available / Deli is open until 7pm /.

Sunday Afternoon Live Music / 2pm- 5pm

Doffo Winery
Toys for Tots Christmas donation tree will be available for guests who wish to donate gifts for a boy or girl ranging in age 0/3 to 12yrs. and up. The gift tags on the tree will provide information for the donation. Gifts will be distributed by Camp Pendelton Marines and deliver throughout Riverside County. Collection continues until December 20, 2015 at Doffo Winery.

Live Music on the Patio / 1pm-4pm / Free

Danza del Sol Winery
Live Music on the Patio / Saturdays from 1pm-5pm / Free / Grab your friends and head over to Danza del Sol for an afternoon of wine and great music

Europa Village
Friday Night Entertainment / 5:30p- 8:30p / Free / Live music in the Cave / Dec. 4th – Missy Andersen / Dec. 11th – Hit City Rockers / Dec. 18th – Danielle Taylor

Live Music every Sunday/ 1pm- 4pm / Free / Live music on Veranda / Dec. 6th – James Wells / Dec. 13th – Jimmy Patton / Dec. 20th – Kelly Moore / Dec. 27th – Joe Baldino

Falkner Winery
Wine Appreciation Class / Saturday, Nov. 17 / 10:00am-12:30pm / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45pp; $40pp Connoisseur; $20pp VIP; $70pp with lunch / Reservations required 951.676.8231 x.109.

Leoness Cellars
Live Music at The Restaurant at Leoness
/ Every Friday 5pm-8pm / Every Sunday 1pm-4pm / Free to the public

Live Music in the Barrel Room / Every Sunday / 1:00p-4:00p / Free to the public

Mount Palomar Winery
Paint Night / Dec. 11th -Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend / Dec. 18th –Naughty and Nice Wine Glasses / 6:30p – 8:30p / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve.

Paint Night
/ Dec. 13th –Just Chillin in the Snow! / Dec. 19th –Happy New Year! / 2:00p – 4:00p / $45 per person / Contact 760.413.5808 or www.paintnite.com to reserve.

Oak Mountain Winery
Live Music in the Pavilion

Every Saturday and Sunday in December / 1:00p-5:00p

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Last Chance Shopping Night / Thursday, December 17 / 5p-8p / Last chance to get the best deals of the year on wine and merchandise at Ponte Winery Tasting Room / Free to attend; must be a wine club member to receive discounts.

Christmas Dinner at Bouquet Restaurant / Friday, December 25 / 5p-9p / An elegant Christmas dinner awaits at Bouquet Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Special evening menu and holiday specials; exact cost varies per dish / For reservation contact Bouquet Restaurant by phone at (951) 676-7898 or log on to www.pontevineyardinn.com

NYE Dinner in The Barrel Room / Thursday, December 31 / 5p-8p / What better way to enjoy your last meal of 2015 than in an authentic Winery Barrel Room? Join us for a special New Year’s Eve menu at The Restaurant at Ponte! / For reservation contact The Restaurant at Ponte by phone at (951) 252-1770 or log on to www.pontewinery.com.

NYE Celebration in The Cellar Lounge / Thursday, December 31 / 4p-1a / End 2015 with a bang in Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar! The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn is hosting a new Year’s Eve celebration featuring live music and a special midnight Moscato toast. Enjoy live music with Brian Stodart on keyboards / Free admission.

First Sundays – Live Music in the Reserve Room*
First Sunday of the month/ 12:00p-4:00p / The Lookouts, Classic Rock / The Reserve Room will host a variety of live musical artists the first Sunday of each month in 2015. *The Reserve Room is a tasting room for wine club members only. Join the Wine Club and enjoy complimentary tastings in our exclusive venue.

Live NFL on the Big Screen / Every Thursday, Sunday and Monday throughout the 2015 NFL season / The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Free to attend.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Christmas Dinner at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant / Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th / 5:30p – 9:30p / Four-course dinner is $50 per guest. Beverages, tax and gratuity are additional / Reservations required; call 951.491. 8077 to reserve today.
Marvelous Mondays at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant / Join us Monday evenings from 5:30p to 9:30p for specials at the restaurant featuring select premium wines at 50% off / Call 951.491.8077 to reserve today!

Happy Hours at Vineyard Rose Restaurant / Monday-Friday 3:00p-5:30p / Join us in the Vineyard Rose Lounge for reduced priced selected appetizers, award winning select glasses of South Coast wines and local drafts. PLUS corkage fees are waived for any South Coast Winery wine bottles brought in to the Vineyard Rose Restaurant and consumed while dining on Wednesdays too! / Visit www.WineResort.com to view menus and find out more.

Vintage Vantage Menu
Monday-Thursday 11:30a -3:00p / Specially priced $9.99 lunches at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 x 2 for more information or reservations.

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours
Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday. $40pp / $35pp Wine Club Member. Get up close and personal as you learn more about our spectacular Southern California winery with a behind-the-scenes tour. From vineyards to crush pad, each tour concludes with a specially prepared wine and food pairing. Due to the limited sizes of each tour, advance reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Must be over 21 years of age to attend. Call 800-539-1375 Ext. 350 to reserve your spot today.

Yoga Classes at Grapeseed Spa
Sunday 9a-10a / $12 per class / Yoga mat, towels and water provided. Call 951.587.9463 ext. 3513 to reserve your session.

Thornton Winery
Holiday Cooking Class / Saturday, December 12 / 2:30p-4:30p / $75 inclusive / Call 951.699.0099 for reservations.

Friday Live Music
Wine Specials, Live Music, Food Specials, and Dinner Menu / 6:00p-9:00p / No Cover Charge. Seating Available at Courtyard, Covered Patio & Café / Reservations suggested, call 951.699.0099

Wiens Family Cellars
New Year’s Eve Night in the Big Apple / Thursday, December 31 / 8pm-1am / $65; $52 wine club / Join us for a night in the Big Apple! Start your evening in Central Park with a glass of bubbly and the city skyline. Then head over to dance the night away in Times Square complete with authentic NY faire (hot dog bar, pretzel bar, NY style pizza, etc.). Then celebrate at midnight and watch the ball drop! Tickets and seating are limited so be sure to order your tickets today! / Reservations www.wienscellars.com

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Holiday Gift Giving ~ Temecula Style!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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Need that perfect holiday gift?? We’re sure that nothing would be appreciated more than a little something from Temecula Valley Wine Country! What could be better than sipping wine while shopping for everyone on your list? Our Temecula Valley winery gift shops offer unique and charming wine-themed gifts, specialty food, home decor and, of course, wine!

Not only does wine make the perfect gift for friends, neighbors and family, but it also makes for a great host gift or corporate gifts. You can purchase by the case for the best price!

Besides wine, wine club memberships make excellent gifts! Most Temecula wineries offer affordable wine club memberships with year-round benefits such as free wine tastings, VIP pricing on wine and special events, pick-up parties and more. If you’d prefer to shop online, many wineries offer the ability to sign up for wine clubs online. Of course, wine can also be purchased online and shipped to most states.

Or, perhaps, you’re just looking for wine for your holiday gathering. Many of our wineries offer festive white and red dessert wines, either late harvest or port-style. Some festive wine options include: South Coast Winery’s sparkling wine line, Thornton NV Cuvee Rouge, and Callaway’s Late Harvest Cabernet and dessert wines. Be sure to check out Wilson Creek Winery, which offers white, red, and sparkling wines with custom and personalized holiday labels.

Happy holidays from Temecula Valley Wine Country! We look forward to celebrating with you soon.

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