April Winery Events

April 1st, 2016


Spring time is here!  The vines are budding out providing a beautiful backdrop of lush, green hills.  What a perfect time to come out and visit our three new wineries, as well as a few of your favorites! While you’re here, take in a special event or two.  Check out these winery events happening in April:

Avensole Winery
Grand Opening / April 9 / 10:00am-8:00pm / Open to the public / Situated on the hilltop above Rancho California Road, Avensole is Temecula’s newest winery. The Lytton Family invites you to experience Avensole Winery. Please join us in celebrating our Grand Opening with live music and specials all day such as 2 for 1 tastings and 2 for 1 beverages. Limits and restrictions apply.

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 / / 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
Cigar Dinner / April 9th / 6:30p-9:30pm / $65.95 General tickets; Club Member price is $55.95 / Includes a three course gourmet dinner paired with Bel Vino wine, accompanied by hand rolled cigars from Casa Lovo. Live Classic American rock music / For reservations call Bel Vino Winery at 951.676.6414

Karaoke Night / Every Friday 6p-9p / Free admission / Karaoke every Friday night at Bel Vino Winery in the Barrel Room / Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm; select Bel Vino Bistro menu offered.

Briar Rose
Sip Into the Sunset / First Friday of each month / Open until 10pm / Live music from 6p-9m and wine under the stars in our enchanted garden or tasting room / Purchase a glass of wine or a bottle / Outside food allowed at these events only / Reservations required; call 951.308.1098

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Live Music at the Winery Tasting Room / 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

After Hours at Carter Estate / 6:00-9:00pm / Available Fridays and Saturdays / The oh-so-popular Carter Estate “After Hours” is back and you’re invited to come out to the winery tasting room on weekends this spring to enjoy wines by the bottle or the glass with live entertainment.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
Friday Night Live Music / 5pm-8pm / Free to attend / Happy Hour 2 for 1 glasses of wine from 7-8pm / Industry and Wine Club benefits honored / Deli is open until 7pm / April 1st – Soul/blues/rock singer-songwriter Joshua Taylor / April 8th – Local singer song writer Jasmine Seek / April 15th – Original acoustic singer-songwriter Jeff Brinkman / April 22nd – Instrumental Rock and Roll Frankie and the Invisibles / April 29th – Indie, Pop, Rock and R&B singer-songwriter Evan Diamond-Goldberg

Danza del Sol Winery
Get Sauced / April 3rd / 3:00 – 6:30 PM / $60 per person | $54 Wine Club / Put a little Spring in your step and GET SAUCED! Join us for a fun filled afternoon of food, wine, and culinary entertainment in our Club House! / Call Kelly at (951) 302-6363 ext. 26 or purchase your tickets online

Taco Tuesday / April 19th / 5:30 – 8:30 PM / Free admission / Tuesday just got tastier! Join us on the Tasting Room Patio for Tacos, Burritos, and Live music! / Wine and selected beer for purchase. Wine club discounts apply to bottle purchases only

Food Truck Friday / April 29th / 5:30pm to 10:00pm / $8 Presale | $10 at the door | $7 Inter-winery / Little Bit of Country – Live performance by JD Priest / Food Trucks: Local Favorite – Devilicious & Urban Eats from San Diego / Beer and wine available for purchase. No outside food or alcohol permitted. No wine club complimentary glasses allowed. Wine Club discounts on bottles only. Only bottles purchased during event are permitted. / This is not a dog friendly event. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend / Call (951) 302-6363 ext. 26 or purchase your tickets online

Live Music on the Patio / 1:00-5:00pm / Grab your friends and head over to Danza del Sol for a Saturday afternoon of wine and great music / April 2 – Desert Rose / April 9 – Vivien Gaines / April 16 – Rosewood & Rye / April 23 – Sean Wiggins / April 30 – The Roamies / Free admission /

Europa Village
Friday Night Entertainment / 5:30p- 8:30p / Free to the public / Live entertainment on our outdoor Veranda / April 1- Jason Weber / April 15- JD Priest / April 22- James Wells / April 29- Michael LeClerc
Live Music every Sunday/ 1pm- 4pm / Free to the public / Live entertainment on our outdoor Veranda / April 3- Sam & Stacy / April 10- Jimmy Patton / April 17- X Spanse / April 24- Joe Baldino

Frangipani Winery
Cigar Night / April 2 / 5:30pm-9:00pm / $49 pp; Frangipani Wine Club Members $39pp / Enjoy Casa Lovo Cigars and food catered by Mad Mike / Call winery at 951.699.8845 for more detailed information and reservations. RSVP is required.

Falkner Winery
Wine Appreciation Class / Saturday, April 16 / 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

Sunday Funday in the Yard Garden / April 17 & 24/ 12:00-3:00pm / Lawn game competition, Taco Bar, Sangria, Luscito, Beer / Free admission

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery
Spring Art Show at The Gallery/ April 8 & 9 / This two day art show will run both days from 12pm – 8pm with special artist receptions from 5-8pm. RSVP requested through the website. Event is free!

Academie Du Vin / April 14 / 6:00-8:00pm / Learn about the Bordeaux wine regions and taste Lorimar varietals paired with cheese and charcuterie from Pairings / Tickets are $25/$20 WC and on sale now

Movie in the Vines / April 25 / Watch The Big Lebowski under the stars on our Vineyard Lawn / Admission is free. Movie starts at Sunset.

Miramonte Winery
Live Music & Entertainment / Every Friday and Saturday / 7pm-10pm / Free to the public /
April 01, Nathan James-winner of the International Blues Challenge /April 02, DevOcean- local reggae-rock band / April 08, Ruben V- Latin and salsa music / April 09, Bluefish- big rock sounds from the 70s, 80s, and 90s / April 15, Mickie Arnett- 90s rock and covers / April 16, Missy Andersen- known as Southern California’s top blues diva / April 22, Midnight Satellites- Gutsy, modern rock performers. Big sound! / April 23, JD Priest- wildly soulful, all-American rock / April 29, Cougrzz Rock- all girl group, pop, rock, high energy dance band / April 30, Mercedes Moore- old school soul, blues, R&B / No reservations required. For more information please visit

Monte De Oro Winery
Sounds of Sunday / 1:00-5:00pm / Come, relax and end the weekend with a glass of wine and a Bistro entrée. Live music program every Sunday on our outdoor patio / For additional information please visit us at

Mount Palomar Winery
Murder Mystery Dinner at Annata Bistro/Bar / April 1 / $120 per couple (+ gratuity + taxes) / Doors open at 7:00 pm / Show and dinner start at 8:00 pm / Enjoy a three course meal and drinks while solving a mystery at Annata Bistro/Bar! The year is 1949, and YOU a member of Tinsel Town’s elite, are invited to the world premiere of “The Hollywoodland Murder”, which has stirred up some controversy. Critics claim it is an exploitation of the infamous murder of “The Black Dahlia,” only a few years since it shocked the nation. Unbeknownst to YOU and other premiere attendees, guests have entered a one of a kind hostage situation, as they innocently mingle & dine on a delectable 3 course meal. The Killer has arrived and carefully constructed a twisted game, where guests must work together by participating in various challenges and tests of wit to solve this murder mystery, before the body count grows! / This event is RSVP only; you can register online at or in the Mount Palomar Winery tasting room.

Sunrise Stretching at Mount Palomar Winery / $60 / starting April 2nd every Saturday and Sunday morning Mount Palomar Winery will host a Sunrise Stretch class. The class will be led by a professional trainer, and exercise mats will be provided. Cost of class includes breakfast with a mimosa and after class wine tasting. Class starts at 9:00am, breakfast is served at 10:00am, and wine tasting starts at 10:30 / For more information contact Alan Shields, 951-515-3692 or email

Paint Nite in the Barrel Room / April 3rd & April 10th : 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM / $45 / Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!) / Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. Tickets online at

Sinatra-Esque, a celebration of music from the Rat Pack / April 22nd: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM / $30 (+ $3 credit card fee) / Enjoy a beautiful evening in the vineyards, under the stars at one of the Temecula Valley’s most renowned wineries: MOUNT PALOMAR WINERY! This will be a very special evening as the band plays selections from FRANK SINATRA, DEAN MARTIN, TONY BENNETT, BOBBY DARIN and more greats from the golden era of music.

Wine Country Wiener Fest / May 1st / 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM / Free to attend / It’s time for the annual Wine Country Wiener Fest! Mount Palomar Winery is proud to host this yearly event to support local Dachshund rescue groups. The event includes Dachshund races, other doggie games, silent auctions, raffles, door prizes and more. For more information about the event, go online to

Ponte Family Estate Winery
Live Music in The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday / Head to Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar open late every day, The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn. The Cellar offers live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night! Sip to the sounds of a variety of musicians, from jazz sax and alternative contemporary to rock blues! / Time and Entertainment schedule varies / Free to attend / Visit for an entertainment schedule.

Happy Hour in The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Every Monday-Thursday / 4pm-7pm / Free to attend / Head to Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar, The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn, for happy hour for specials on craft beer, flatbreads, wine and more!

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Blessing of the Vines / April 10 / 4:00-7:00pm / $45 for adults, $15 for children / Spring is in the air and South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is kicking off its winegrowing season in the grand celebration. Come and celebrate in pure unabashed South Coast splendor as our vines get blessed by a special invocation and prepare to light up our world with new growth and the promise of a fruitful harvest. Big kids and little ones join in the fun with plenty of games and fun-filled activities / Reservations are limited and required. Call 951.491.8077 or visit to reserve today!

Wine, Dine & Painting Class / April 25 / 10:00am-2:00pm / $75 per person; $70 Wine Club / This exclusive package comes with three-hour instruction and supplies to paint your masterpiece, and follows with a select lunch menu to redeem at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant / Purchase tickets online at or call 951.587.9463 Ext. 5250

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours / Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday/ $40pp; $35pp Wine Club Member / Because you’ve got good taste…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.

Why Limit Happy to an Hour? / 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 to view menus and find out more.

Thornton Winery
Friday Night Live Music / 6:00 – 9:00pm / Admission is free / April 1- Lifetime Rockers / April 8 – Missy Anderson / April 15- Crimson Crow / April 22- Fleetwood Mac Tribute / April 29- B.I.G / For reservatio
ns call 951.699.0099


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