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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Baily Vineyard & Winery

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The Story

Baily Vineyard & Winery was established in 1986 by Phil and Carol Baily with the goal of producing excellent wine from their own grapes to be sold primarily out of the winery. Specializing in Bordeaux varietals, Phil and Carol handle all aspects of the winery, from vineyard maintenance to customized blending to creating the delicious menu at their popular restaurant.

The Wines

The Bailys have been making wine in Temecula Valley for 26 years. They are proud to be an estate-bottled winery, which means that all the grapes are grown in the same vineyard and made by the same winemaker – Phil himself! Baily wines offer a depth and consistency that appeal to the advanced wine enthusiast. A trip to the tasting room gives visitors a chance to try all their favorite varietals – from Chardonnay and Riesling to Cabernet and Merlot; plus some fantastic blends! Meritage is their flagship blend and features Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Fans of white blends should be sure to taste the Montage.

Check out their wine store here!

Wine Tasting

  • Open from 11 to 5 daily, 10 to 5 on Saturdays
  • $10 per person – weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Taste any 6 different wines (no restrictions)

 

New! Private Library Wine Tasting

Baily Winery now offers private tastings for up to 12 people at the exclusive Estate Club located on Pauba Road. This VIP experience features a vertical tasting and private tour of the winemaking facility. Private tastings are personally hosted by Phil Baily. Baily is one of the few Temecula wineries that has built an inventory of vintages dating back to 2003. Vertical tastings highlight the changes in a particular grape over time.  Currently, Baily Winery vertical tastings feature 5 years of Merlot, 5 years of Cabernet, and 5 years of their Meritage blend.

Private tastings are by appointment only.  Please call 951.676.9463 for availability.
Introductory price is $25 (reg $40.) Please see website for more details.

Carol’s Restaurant

A popular stop for lunch, Carol’s Restaurant offers delicious California and Mediterranean fare.

Open Thur & Fri 11:30-2pm; Sat & Sun 11:30-3pm. Al fresco dining is available. For reservations, please call 951-676-9243.

Baily Winery address & phone number: 33440 La Serena Way (Corner of Rancho California Road) | 951-676-WINE (9463) | www.bailywinery.com

 

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel Wineries

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The Story

Most folks familiar with Temecula Valley have visited the Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel wineries, nestled amidst the rolling hills of Southern California’s wine country. The winery was founded in 1986 and designed in the style of a Victorian farmhouse. The 46 acres of vineyards were among the first established in the region back in 1968.

Owner Maurice Van Roekel, along with Winemaker Gus Vizgirda, handcraft 14 different varietals and focus on wines that are ready to drink at a fairly early age. Over the years, the two wineries have garnered hundreds of awards and accolades in prestigious competitions in California and beyond. The Maurice Car’rie tasting room is a great gathering place to relax and catch up with friends.  Both wineries offer a warm and friendly atmosphere filled with a wide array of charming wine gifts available for purchase.

 

 

The Maurice Car’rie winery estate is well-known in Temecula Valley Wine Country for its lovely picnic grounds and famous Baked Brie & Sourdough Bread (baked on weekends only and available unbaked every day.) Pair it with a signature bottle of Maurice Car’rie California Champagne and you’ve got a yourself a party, al fresco style.

The Wines

Gus Vizgirda is the longtime winemaker for both Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel Winery. (For a special interview with Gus, click here!)

If you’re a fan of sparkling wine, then Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel wineries are your one-stop shop.  Their flavored sparklers are very popular with wine-lovers of all ages – raspberry, peach, pomegranate, and pineapple top the list. Wine lovers searching for more traditional varietals won’t be disappointed as favorites such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are also available. Shop for wine online here.

 

Interested in joining their wine club? See below for the December wine club schedule:

 Wine Club December Selections

Maurice Car’rie Winemaker’s:
1 – Pomegranate Sparkling Wine
2 – Chardonnay
3 – Heather’s Mist
Maurice Car’rie Reds:
1 – Merlot
2 – Cody’s Crush
3 – Port
Maurice Car’rie Whites:
1 – Pineapple Sparkling Wine
2 – Chenin Blanc
3 – Chardonnay
Van Roekel Winemaker’s:
1 – Gewurztraminer
2 – Peach Sparkling Wine
3 – Raspberry Sparkling Wine
Van Roekel Reds:
1 – Grenache
2 – Merlot
3 – Zinfandel
Van Roekel Whites:
1 – Gewurztraminer
2 – Viognier
3 – Pinot Gris

Winery Events – Maurice Car’rie Arts and Crafts Fair

Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery offers a charming arts and crafts fair every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. Located on the front picnic grounds, craft vendors sell handmade wares like jewelry, paintings, and ceramics every week, along with fun fashion items like great handbags and designer-style sunglasses. Folks love to spend their Saturday or Sunday browsing at the fair and at the extensive gift shop, followed by a bottle of great wine with a fresh picnic lunch from Maurice’s Kitchen.

 

 Wine Tasting

Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel are open for wine tasting every day from 10am to 5pm. They are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Wine bar tastings are $10 for five tastes and a logo wine glass; champagne/sparkling wine tastings are $10 for four tastes and a logo champagne flute.

For $18 you can purchase a Dual Pass which gives you the Wine Bar Tastings (5 at Maurice Car’rie and 5 at Van Roekel) or the Champagne Tastings (4 at Maurice Car’rie and 4 at Van Roekel) at both Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel. What a deal!

Maurice’s Kitchen is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11-4.

 

Maurice Car’rie
34225 Rancho California Rd. | Temecula, CA 92591
Tel 951-676-1711 | Fax 951-676-8397
Get Directions | www.mauricecarriewinery.com

Van Roekel Winery
34567 Rancho California Rd. | Temecula, CA 92591
Tel 951-699-6961 | Fax 951-676-8397
Get Directions | www.vanroekelwinery.com

 

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Temecula Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Hart Family Winery

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The Story

Joe and Nancy Hart of Hart Winery are an inspiration to those who have ever dreamed of owning and operating a winery in Southern California. In 1970, Joe and Nancy discovered the Temecula Valley and in 1974 planted their first grapevines, among the earliest in the region.

In 1980 they built the winery on a corner of their 10-acre vineyard property. Later that same year, the first wines bearing the Hart label were produced, bottled and sold. Today, in keeping with the philosophy that making wine is an art-form engaged in by a passionate winemaker, Joe Hart, along with his son, Jim, produce about 5000 cases of premium wine annually.

 

 

The Wines

If you’re interested in tasting more obscure and unique varietals, then Hart Winery is your spot.  Wines currently available for purchase include multiple vintages of the white Roussane, rosé made from Cabernet Franc, and reds like Barbera, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.

Hart’s vineyards are also planted with Syrah, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Hart family places an emphasis on matching grape varieties with terroir. Numerous Gold medals and Best of Class awards throughout the years attest to recognition by industry peers as well as by the public to the excellence of Hart Winery wines.

Wine Tasting at Hart

Hours: 9am – 4:30pm – 7 days a week
Pricing: 6 tastings with logo glass for $10.00
Winery Contact Information
41300 Avenida Biona
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951- 676-6300
info [at] hartfamilywinery.com
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Winery Spotlight: Get To Know…Wiens Family Cellars

Friday, September 21st, 2012

 

The Story

After decades in the beverage and hospitality industries, the Wiens family opened their doors to their first winery in the farm country of nearby Sacramento in 2001, then moved on to open their popular Temecula Valley winery in 2006.

“We have a large and tightly-knit family with a broad range of talents, all contributing to the success of our business,” says Doug Wiens.  “We enjoy the company of friends, good food, and fine wines. Our winery was built to be oriented around a relaxed, friendly, and rural lifestyle.

Our goal is to create a place where people feel right at home – part of our family.”

 

The Wines

Doug says the family mission is “to make the highest quality wine and provide it at a reasonable price. The winery seal contains the words Quality, Family, and Integrity.  We stand firmly by those three words as our guiding principles.”

Wiens’ slogan is “Famous for Big Reds!”  Indeed, Wiens offers an array of favorites from Zinfandel to Cab to Syrah, plus plenty of delicious blends with memorable names like Perspective, Crowded, and Obscura. Wiens is also one of the only area wineries to offer a Pinot Noir.

Not to be missed, Wiens Family Cellars pours a variety of whites and dessert wines, too.  At the tasting bar, guests will enjoy both white blends and single varietals like Chardonnay and Viognier (the floral grape is a hit in Temecula Valley!)  If you’re celebrating in wine country, be sure to buy a bottle of Amour de L’Orange – their festive sparkler has a citrus twist.

 

Wine Tasting Info

Tasting Fees: 6 Tastes for $15
Group Reservations
2 for 1 Temecula Wine Tasting Coupon

Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Taste in the Cellar Room

Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tasting fee: $30

Seated tasting in our exclusive Cellar Room which includes a flight of Reserve and limited red wines. You will share this experience with other wine enthusiasts in a working production cellar environment. Guests 21 and over please.

Reservations required please call (951)694-9892

Taste in the Barrel Room (for Wine Club Members)

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm*
The Barrel Room is reserved for Wine Club Members.

*Unless reserved for a special event.

Address:
35055 Via Del Ponte – Map
Temecula, CA 92592

Website: www.wienscellars.com

Phone: 951.694.9892
Toll Free: 888.98.WIENS

Festivals & Events

Yoga in the Vines – Saturdays at 7am & 8am; $15

WiensFest is October 7

Click here for more concerts and events year-round!

 

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Chapin Family Vineyards

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Meet one of our newest Temecula Valley wineries!

The Story

The Chapin family has owned property in Southern California’s wine country since 1987 and began planting their first vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Verdot back in 2002.  By 2006, the first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon wine was released to local restaurants and the Chapin wine club.  Since then, additional vineyards have been planted with lesser-known Italian red grape varietals like Montepulciano and Aglianico – and Viognier, a popular French white that’s a Temecula Valley favorite.

The Chapin tasting room room opened in 2011 and offers beautiful vineyard views, fun events, and wine club membership.

The Wines

The Chapin Family believes in producing small lots of handcrafted wines, offering intense flavor with depth and balance that best represent the Temecula Valley Appellation.  They say that 80% of wine quality starts in the vineyard – to achieve that desired level of quality in all their wines, the Chapin team has implemented intense European methods of farming that encourage ripe and full-bodied wine grapes.

Wine Tasting Info

Chapin flights offer classic favorites like Merlot and Cabernet, along with Zinfandel and Montepulciano for variety.

$15 gets you a generous 7-taste flight.  Boar’s Head cheese & deli trays are available for snacking.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm; Address: 36084 Summitville St. Temecula Valley; Phone: 951-506-2935

For more information, visit their website at ChapinFamilyVineyards.com.

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Lorimar Vineyard & Winery!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

 

The Story

Lorimar Vineyard & Winery is a dream come true for brothers-in-law Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield.  Their collective experiences in hospitality and music inspired a unique winery concept.  “We showcase our wines with a supporting cast of musical, culinary and visual arts, accompanied by a passionate staff for the complete winery experience that engages all of the senses!”  Well, that says it all.

Lorimar is proud to announce the newly-opened Tuscan-style winery in the middle of Temecula Valley wine country on north Anza Road.  Featuring live music and a revolving art gallery, the new tasting room expands upon the arts-related features of the Old Town tasting room.

From the adjoining orange groves and 22 acre estate vineyard to a spectacular view of the Santa Rosa and Palomar Mountains, the setting is perfect for creating inspiring wine country memories with wine tastings, tours, private events and weddings.

Both Lorimar tasting rooms provide a friendly and uniqu­­e environment to enjoy their premium wines. “There’s always something exciting going on…wine tasting events, music, wine specials and wine classes,” says Mark Manfield.  “We’ve created a warm and inspiring place for people to stop in, relax and enjoy great wines.” The knowledgeable and friendly staff is always willing to answer questions about wine, lead guests through a structured tasting or just pour guests a great glass of wine of their choice…they’ll even offer you a recommendation or two regarding some great places to eat, stay, or taste in Temecula Valley.

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The Wines­­

 

Lorimar Winery offers a popular variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines – most named after music terms like Medley, Crescendo, and Duet.  There’s even a helpful page of wine tasting tips offered on their website for beginners.  For the current full list of Lorimar wines available for purchase, click here.

Events

 

Check out Lorimar’s extensive event calendar here!

  • Live @ Lorimar: Entertainment every Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm – Overlooking Main Street, Lorimar has a unique and ‘edgy’ feel perfect for innovative musicians. The venue offers an acoustic setting like no other and is the perfect place to hear great music from some of Southern California’s best up-and-coming musicians.  Their weekly tradition of live music on Saturday nights includes light appetizers, wine tasting and wines available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle.
  • Wine For Women – Every Thursday from 5-8 pm, women receive 20% off bottle purchases in the Old Town Tasting Room
  • Service Industry Night – Every Sunday from 6-8 pm, wine industry fokls receive 25% off bottle purchases in the Old Town Tasting Room
  • Trivia Night – Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm is Trivia Night in the Old Town Tasting Room

 

 

Wine Tasting Information

Old Town Location

Wine Tasting:

$10 per person for 5 tastes; the Souvenir wine glass is available for purchase for an additional charge.

 Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  Noon – 6 pm; Friday:  11 am – 9 pm; Saturday:  11 am – 10 pm; Sunday:  11 am – 6 pm

Address and Phone Number:

42031 Main Street; Temecula, CA 92590 / 951-240-5177

Wine Country Location

Wine Tasting:

Monday – Friday $14 per person for 6 tastes; Saturday & Sunday $18 per person for 6 tastes

Hours:

Mon-Th: 11am-5pm, Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Address & Phone Number:

40225 Berenda Road, 40000 Block of Anza Rd. Temecula, CA 92591 / 951-694-8866

 

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Temecula Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Bel Vino Winery!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Story

Temecula Valley wine fans should be familiar with Bel Vino Winery, which sits high atop Rancho California Road. New in name, this mid-size winery was formally Stuart Cellars! Bel Vino offers a full line of quality varietals and vintages, including their exclusive Stuart Cellars premium label, popular with the Southern California wine enthusiast. This charming winery lives on a picturesque hill overlooking the valley; it offers a delightful venue for an intimate wine country wedding and boasts an expansive lawn, which plays host to a variety of summer events and concerts.

The Wines

Bel Vino Winery is known for offering unique and exciting red varietals, such as:

  • Lagrein
  • Malbec
  • Zinfandel
  • Syrah
  • Petite Verdot

 

Other suggested wines to taste include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc.  View Bel Vino’s full wine list here.

For maximum flavor, aroma and texture, all Bel Vino red wines are unfiltered.  The winery is proud to use French and American oak barrels for the best wood influences in aging.

 

Upcoming Events


Hilltop Summertime BBQ:
6:30 – 10:00 P.M. Saturday, June 30, 2012


Bel Vino’s annual Barbecue event starts at twilight and finishes under the stars at the Winery’s outdoor concert venue. International award winning Chef Jorge Alvarado will directly oversee the preparation of this lavish barbecue and wine feast.
Barbecue preparation starts with the best cuts of beef, pork and chicken. Each type of meat gets its own exotic and flavorful marinade treatment and then is wrapped in either agave or banana leaves. All meats are smoked 12 hours over barrel and grape wood and served with roasted pistachio, habañera salsa and escabeche onions.
The meal is generously complemented with a fresh vegetable & fruit station, a grilled vegetable station, a dessert station and two glasses of premium Bel Vino wines, with your choice of red or white.
As night falls, take to the dance floor with the sounds of “Shoot for Tuezday” covering the best in rock n’ roll from the 1960s through today.
Advance reservation are required. Please call 951.676.6414, email info@belvinowinery.com or see a Bel Vino Winery representative.
   

Futures Barrel Tasting:
6:30 – 10:00 P.M. Saturday, July 28, 2012


Sample straight from the barrels at the only futures tasting event in the Temecula Valley. Each featured barrel is joined with a special food pairing to enhance the food and wine relationship. Enjoy remarkable discounts on your favorite wines, ready 6 to 12 months after the event. Advance reservations required.

Harvest Clam Bake:
6:30 – 10:00 P.M. Saturday, October 13, 2012


Celebrate cooler temperatures and fine wines paired with decadent seafood at Bel Vino’s annual Harvest Clam Bake. During this signature event, all guests will be offered special pricing on select Stuart Cellars varietals. Advance reservations required.

Ongoing EventsTapas & Wine Pairings


Every Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Just $12.95 plus wine tasting, no reservations required.

Wine Tasting
Open seven days per week, 10am – 5pm.
$10 for a flight of six tastes

Address & Contact Info
33515 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591

General Inquiries
Phone: (951) 676-6414

Visit the Website
BelVinoWinery.com

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Get to Know… Robert Renzoni Vineyards

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Tuscan Villa Rendering - Summer 2013

Robert Renzoni Vineyards has got big news to share!  Their 19th century-style Tuscan Villa estate is slated to break ground on July 1st, 2012.

The Tuscan Villa will offer visitors an authentic Italian experience in wine country. Opening Summer 2013, the property will include a 4500 square-foot outdoor patio with a gourmet pizza kitchen featuring a wood-burning brick oven, 3500 square-room tasting room, an exclusive wine club tasting bar and al fresco area, and an extensive basement for barrel storage. In the center of the property, a 50-foot bell tower will chime at the opening and closing of every day in honor of Robert’s grandfather, Domenic Renzoni.

“We’re thrilled to announce Louis Prima Jr. and his band will be staying and playing during the opening weekend festivities,” says owner Robert Renzoni.

Look to visit the new tasting facility next summer and be sure to check the website and Twitter for the latest updates throughout the year!

In the meantime, The Little Winehouse is a hidden gem in the vineyards. Wine-lovers are welcome to picnic on the grounds among the horse trails and hitching posts. “It’s the perfect spot to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy a bottle of wine with family,” Robert encourages.

Also new! Robert Renzoni Vineyards offers a guided Vineyard Walking Tour which starts right in the vines. Wine enthusiasts will learn about the agriculture that goes into producing great grapes that make fabulous wines. Vineyard and winery tours are a great introduction to winemaking and the region of Temecula Valley.

The Story

The history of winemaking in the Renzoni family dates to 1886, when Robert’s great-grandfather Federico began working in the vineyards near Fano, a small Italian village on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Tuscany. While tending the vineyards, Federico and his father began making wine for family and friends – these were the humble beginnings of the long Renzoni family wine history. The Robert Renzoni Winery and Vineyard is a tribute to Robert’s ancestor’s, Federico, Romeo, and Domenic.

 

 

 

 

The Wines

Robert Renzoni Vineyards mainly produces Italian varietals in honor of the winemaking heritage dating back 126 years.

Robert Renzoni wines include unique blends —

  • 2009 Big Fred’s Red (50% Zinfandel, 50% Sangiovese)
  • 2011 Cantata (60% Pinot Grigio, 40% Viognier)
  • 2008 Concerto (66% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 17% Merlot)
  • 2007 Vecchio Frate “Old Friar” (90% Lagrein, 10% Merlot)

 

As well as Italian favorites —

  • 2009 Sangiovese
  • 2008 Barbera
  • 2008 Fiore di Fano – Super Tuscan-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
  • 2011 Pinot Grigio

 

Tasting

The tasting room is open daily from 11am-6pm.  The standard tasting fee is $12 per person; $15 for the premium tasting. Premium tasting includes a crystal souvenir glass. All available Robert Renzoni vintages are limited in quantity, but feel free to inquire with the winery staff if you are interested in a particular vintage.

 

Upcoming Music Events

June 3 ~ S & R Jazz performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 10 ~ Tim Cash performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 17 ~ Rachel Stark performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 24 ~ The Michael Chain Duo performing live from 2pm – 5pm

 

Erik Turner from the famous band “Warrant” will be performing acoustic sets in the tasting room throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Check the website for show times.

Address and Contact Info

37350 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone 951 302-VINO (8466)
Fax 951 302-8348

 

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Get to Know… Ponte Family Estate

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ponte Family Estate is an experience that shouldn’t be missed during a getaway to Temecula Valley wine country.  And with the opening of the brand-new Ponte Vineyard Inn in May, everyone can enjoy their experience in Temecula Valley a little bit longer.

The Story

Claudio Ponte planted vineyards in 1984 and opened the popular winery in 2003.  Ponte Family Estate includes The Restaurant at Ponte, tasting room and marketplace, vineyards, wedding/event spaces and the latest addition, the Ponte Vineyard Inn.  Guests are invited to wine, dine and stay, all while enjoying friendly service and hospitality.

The Ponte Vineyard Inn – opening its doors in May!

Ponte Family Estate welcomes visitors to its 60-room boutique, wine country hotel on May 4, which is located next-door to the winery and each room as a vineyard-view.   Book a package today and enjoy an overnight stay in Southern California’s wine country.

The Restaurants

The Restaurant at Ponte is headed by the experienced Chef Vincent Logan.  This al fresco venue prides itself on sourcing local ingredients, serving natural and sustainable meats and fish and providing top-notch service.  A great place for Mother’s Day – or anytime!

The Restaurant at Ponte Dining Hours:
Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
(951) 252-1770

For more information on dining at Ponte, please click here.

Within The Ponte Vineyard Inn, there will be the exciting addition of two new restaurants, open to all visitors:  Bouquet and The Cellar Lounge.

Bouquet offers a “sharing and pairing” menu and is conveniently located in the lobby of the hotel with both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant also serves continental breakfast Monday thru Friday and sit-down breakfast service Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3pm on weekends only. Dinner served 6pm to 9pm daily.

The Cellar Lounge is located in the basement of the hotel and offers a variety of small plates and entrees in a cool, rustic setting.  The Cellar Lounge boasts the only full bar in wine country and a carefully selected list of locally produced wines. Dinner served 5-10pm daily.

For more information on the new restaurants at The Ponte Vineyard Inn, please click here.

The Wines

Ponte Family Estate offers an approachable, memorable tasting experience that welcomes both new and experienced wine lovers with the mantra, “If you like it, it’s good wine!”™

  • Classics – single varietals like Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay
  • Blends – the best combinations go into Graciela, Super T, Meritage, and the Angry Wife lines
  • Sweet – Juliet, Isabel, and Beverino are top favorites
  • Sparkling & Fortified – Moscato, Rose Spumante, Port are perfect for dessert in wine country

The Ponte Winery Wine Club offers incredible VIP service and exciting perks for members all year-round.

Tasting

Flights include 6 wine tastings and a Ponte souvenir wine glass:
Mon – Fri $12 per person
Sat – Sun $20 per person
Open daily from 10am-5pm

Address & Phone Number
35053 Rancho California Road 92591
(951) 694-8855
(877) 314-wine

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Winery Spotlight: Get To Know…Longshadow Ranch Winery & Vineyard

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The story:

Longshadow Ranch Winery & Vineyard has been a favorite of Temecula Valley wine country visitors for a decade.  This family-owned operation offers fine wines, live entertainment on weekends, carriage rides through the vineyards, and friendly service with a smile.  The winery is solely operated by the Brodersen family comprised of John, Susan and their three young children – along with great help from their excellent staff.

This winery offers some unique activities like a horse-drawn carriage that takes guests on wine tasting trips through the vineyards, led by their team of massive Belgian Draft Horses.  Folks are welcome to come down to the ranch and visit the horses in their petting zoo.  The winery also features a concert stage and expansive lawn where visitors can catch national acts throughout the summer and live music on on any given weekend.  Wine club members can attend many of these events free of charge.

The wines:

Longshadow Winery proudly offers a variety of friendly and accessible reds and whites.  Check out the Outlaw Red Gunslinger’s Reserve, the 2008 Estate Vineyard Syrah, and the 2009 White Feather Chardonnay.  They also offer Italian and Spanish varietals like the 2008 Estate Sangiovese and 2008 Tempranillo, plus popular dessert wines such as their Ponderosa Port, perfect for special occasions.  Longshadow wines are available for purchase at the winery and through their online wine shop.

Tastings:

Wine flights are $15 each, includes 5 premium wines and logo glass
Tasting room hours: Mon – Thur 11 am – 5; Fri 12 – 5 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am – 5 pm

39847 Calle Contento, Temecula CA 92591; (951) 587-6221

 

 

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