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Focaccia Bread Pudding with Wild Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

 

Focaccia Bread Pudding with Wild Mushrooms and Goat CheeseThis savory, custardy bread pudding makes an irresistible side dish for roast chicken, but it may well become a new tradition at your Thanksgiving table. Pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ pound (250 g) wild mushrooms such as crimini or oyster, sliced or quartered
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ large yellow onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons dried herbes de Provence
½ pound (250 g) focaccia, 1 to 2 days old, in 1-inch (2.5-cm) cubes
¼ pound (125 g) fresh goat cheese with no rind
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml) whole milk

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C). Using 1 teaspoon butter, grease the bottom and sides of a 2-quart (2-l) baking dish. An oval baking dish measuring about 13- by 8- by 1-1/2-inches (33 by 20 by 4 cm) works well.

Heat 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms. Do not stir for 30 seconds to allow the mushrooms to sear on one side. Then season with salt and pepper and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are nicely browned and tender, about 3 minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent scorching. Set aside on a plate.

Let the skillet cool slightly, then add the remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil and return to medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and herbes de Provence. Sauté until the onion is soft, 5 to 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the focaccia, mushrooms, and sautéed onions and garlic. Add the goat cheese in small clumps. Toss gently with a spatula.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, 1 teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Pour over the bread mixture and stir gently with a rubber spatula. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, so the bread absorbs some of the liquid.

Transfer to the prepared baking dish and dot the surface with the remaining 1 teaspoon butter. Bake until puffed, nicely colored on top, and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Suggested Pairings: 

Danza Del Sol Winery 2016 Reserve Chardonnay ~ Aromas of apple and pear with accompanying flavors of tropical pineapple and guava.

Oak Mountain Winery 2017 Chardonnay ~ This chardonnay is lightly oaked with French oak imparting rich flavors of vanilla, butterscotch, creme brulee and caramel.

Wiens Family Cellars 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir ~ Flavors of toasted oak, ripe raspberry, and cinnamon.

 

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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Now I Know My ABCs… of Temecula Valley Wine Grapes ~ An A-Z of What Shines in Southern California Wine Country

Friday, October 19th, 2018

New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc. Oregon and Pinot Noir. Napa and Cabernet Sauvignon. Argentina and Malbec. Like bread and butter, all famous wine regions seem to have a famous grape counterpart.

In Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, there’s often a hearty debate about what grape the region should be known for. Its Syrahs have received countless awards. But Temecula Valley Sangiovese is top-scoring as well. And what about the luscious, beautifully floral Viognier that so many wineries are famous for? Or the bright, savory sleeper of the Valley, Cabernet Franc?

This isn’t because Temecula Valley winemakers can’t make up their minds! This diversity is a result of a Mediterranean climate that is well-suited to grow a wide range of grapes, and, more importantly, a culture among winemakers to experiment with new grape varieties.

Visitors to the region delight in the immense diversity of offerings, as there truly is something for every type of wine enthusiast. From Arneis to Zinfandel and everything in between, let’s take a look at some of the key grape players that have put Temecula Valley on the global wine map.

Arneis – A little-known grape from Northern Italy, Arneis also shines in Temecula Valley. Here, it expresses itself with notes of peach, apricot and almond, with floral notes and bright acidity. Check out Arneis from Hart Family Winery.

Barbera – A versatile, food-friendly grape from Northern Italy as well, this variety shows amazing promise in Temecula Valley. Southern California Barbera offers rich fruit and wonderful structure. Try Barbera from Europa Village.

Cabernet Franc – This grape is normally a blending variety in Bordeaux, but we are seeing it more and more as a single varietal, especially in Temecula. Baily Winery does an impressive vertical tasting of 6-8 vintages of Temecula Valley Cabernet Franc, showing the strength and longevity of this variety.

Falanghina – This ancient variety from Campania in Southern Italy is simply magical in the hands of Cougar Winery.

Grenache – Often found in blends from France’s Rhone Valley, or throughout Spain, where it is known as Garnacha, Temecula Valley winemakers play with this grape often, either on its own or in blends. Check out Temecula’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Wine – a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.

Mourvedre – Again, often a blending grape, this variety shows great promise on its own in Temecula  Valley, boasting notes of cooked fruit and spice and impressive body. Visit Wiens Family Cellars for a taste.

Montepulciano – Another Italian variety that just sings in Temecula Valley, bursting with fruit, sweet spice and delightful acidity. Robert Renzoni Vineyards’ Winemaker, Olivia Bue, has brought out the best in this grape.

Petite Sirah – This grape – known for its intense color, and bold flavors of black fruits, chocolate and spice – may have originated in France, but it was born to be grown in Temecula Valley. Wilson Creek makes a particularly noteworthy bottling, which also won the 2016 People’s Choice award.

Pinot Grigio/Gris – Very few wine regions in the world don’t grow at least some Pinot Grigio, and there is a wide range of different styles of this wine, from light and fruity to complex and age worthy. In Temecula, the wines are fuller in body, with crisp acidity and ripe fruit notes.  For a real treat, and a fun alternative to your everyday Prosecco, try South Coast Winery’s sparkling Pinot Grigio.

Roussanne – This Rhone Valley Grape, often blended with Marsanne and Viognier, can be quite interesting on its own if handled properly. Sip on Oak Mountain’s Temecula Hills Roussanne for a taste of this variety.

Sangiovese – One of Italy’s signature grapes, Sangiovese could very well have been born in Temecula Valley. Most winemakers in the region bottle this versatile variety, in a wide range of styles. Be sure to visit Robert Renzoni Vineyards for a spectacular lineup.

Syrah – Another grape that is emerging as a king of Southern California wine country is Syrah and the climate in Temecula Valley is perfect for it. Try any of Leoness Cellars’ offerings to get a sense of the true potential of this variety.

Tempranillo – This Spanish variety does very well in Temecula Valley, both blended and on its own. Try one from Danza del Sol Winery.

Viognier – A full-bodied, perfumed variety from Southern France, Viognier is widely found in Temecula Valley, where it finds powerful expression. Doffo Winery’s Concrete-Fermented Viognier is a must when exploring this variety.

Zinfandel – While this grape originated in Croatia, many think of it as the quintessential American variety. In Temecula Valley, it is rich and juicy but the region’s winemakers have shown some restraint in crafting it, preserving bright acidity and structure in most bottlings. Van Roekel Estate’s Zinfandel from some of the region’s oldest vineyards is a stunning example.

Call us selfish but with so many delicious grape varieties to choose from in Temecula Valley, why should anyone have to choose just one?

To find out more about these and other wineries in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, visit www.temeculawines.org.

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Mid-Week Wine Tasting Passport

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

For many, summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. But, how about squeezing in one more little get-a-way before the dog days of summer are over?

Whether you can get away overnight, or just want to take a day trip, a mid-week visit to Temecula Valley Wine Country should prove to be a relaxing and enjoyable break.

There are many advantages to visiting wine country during the week. Much less busy weekdays are the perfect opportunity to allow yourself time to enjoy our 30+ member wineries’ offerings. At a slower pace, you’ll be able to enjoy more one-on-one time with the knowledgeable wine servers (or even the winemakers and/or winery owners themselves if you’re lucky) at each of your stops.

In addition, the tasting prices tend to be lower during the week than on the weekends and some wineries even offer two-for-one wine tasting coupons and additional discounts if you’re tasting during the week. And, if we haven’t convinced you yet….there’s no waiting in line to dine at our wonderful wine country restaurants that are very busy on the weekends. If you’d like to spend the night you’ll be pleased with the selection of hotels and their reduced mid-week rates. Hotels in the area are generally booked months in advance on the weekends.

If you plan to visit mid-week, check out the SIP Passport.  This passport allows you to visit any five wineries of your choice for $45. Click here to purchase your passport.

While we’d love to see you at any time here in Temecula Valley Wine Country, give us a try on a Wednesday sometime….we think you’ll be glad you did!

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Grilled Hoisin Hanger Steak with Cool Sesame Scallion Noodles

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Hanger steak, sometimes known as the “butcher’s cut,” is exceptionally tender and beefy. If you can’t find it, flank steak or the super-thin skirt steak make good alternatives. The sesame-scented noodles can be prepared hours ahead apart from the finishing touches. Pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Marinade:
¼ cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
2 whole hanger steaks or 1-1/2 pounds (750 g) flank steak or skirt steak

Sesame Scallion Noodles:
2-1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese chili oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 large clove garlic, very finely minced
1-1/4 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
½ pound (250 g) fresh Chinese egg noodles
1 tablespoon sesame seed
1/3 cup (30 g) thinly sliced scallions (about 6), white and pale green part and a little of the green
1/3 cup (10 g) coarsely chopped cilantro
¼ cup (40 g) chopped roasted peanuts

Directions:

Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Put the meat in a non-reactive container, add the marinade and turn to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours. Bring to room temperature before grilling.

Prepare the sesame scallion noodles: In a large bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, chili oil, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, and salt.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and boil until just tender. (Check package directions for recommended cooking time.) Drain in a sieve and immediately rinse under cold running water. Drain again well, then add to the large bowl. Toss gently with your hands to coat the noodles evenly with the dressing. Let rest at room temperature for 1 hour to absorb the dressing, tossing occasionally.

Toast the sesame seed in a small dry skillet over medium heat until lightly colored and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

Prepare a hot charcoal fire. Grill the meat over direct heat, turning as needed to brown nicely without charring. Hanger, flank, and skirt steak are best when cooked rare or medium-rare; for medium-rare, figure about 10 minutes for hanger or flank steak, about 7 minutes for skirt steak. Let meat rest 5 minutes to allow juices to settle, then slice against the grain.

Just before serving, add the sesame seed, scallion, cilantro, and peanuts to the noodles and toss gently. Taste for salt, then divide meat and noodles among individual dinner plates or serve family style.

Suggested pairings:

Baily Winery ~ 2014 Cabernet Franc

Carter Estate Winery ~ 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Frangipani Estate Winery ~ 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oak Mountain Winery ~ 2014 Cabernet Franc

 

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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June Winery Events

Friday, June 1st, 2018


Summertime kicks off with a number of exciting events at your favorite Temecula wineries! Whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate dad on Father’s Day or would like to take in movie in the vines, we’ve got the perfect event for you.

Avensole Winery
Hosted Tour & Wine Tasting /Available on Sunday of each the month / 2pm-3:30pm / For every adventure, there is discovery, for every unique place, there is a story. Take a guided journey through our lush vineyards and experience our rich heritage and handcrafted Avensole wines / Cost. $35 / Reservations required. Please call 951.252.2003 x312 to reserve.

Gourmet Cheese Artisanal Tour & Wine Tasting / Available on Friday of each month / 12pm / For the ultimate Wine Country experience, delight in an educational tour through our picturesque vineyard vistas and conclude this tour with a culinary treat of artisanal wine pairings featuring 7 Avensole wines / Cost: $75 / Reservations required online at link: http://www.avensolewinery.com/res-369934

Baily Winery
Estate Library Tasting / Every Thursday-Sunday / Available 11am-4pm / Enjoy exclusive library tasting of 5 different vintages (varietal will vary monthly). Tasting will take place at Baily Estate Tasting Room located on Pauba Road / Tours are available upon request / For reservations and pricing information please call Lisa at 951-972-9768

Shakespeare in the Vines presents: King Lear / June 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 / Show starts at 7pm at Baily Winery / Tickets: General admission $22 / For ticket sales and more information please visit: http://shakespeareinthevines.org

Father’s Day lunch at Carol’s / June 17 / 11:30am – 3:00pm / Offering our regular menu plus a Special Menu items for Dad! Reservations highly suggested by calling 951-676-9243

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Prix Fixe Friday & Sunday at Meritage / 5pm to 8pm / For $35 guests may enjoy a starter, an entrée and a dessert / Live Music offered on Friday nights / Reservation is not necessary. For menu information call 951.587.8889

Brunch Specials every Sunday at Meritage / 11am / Cost is $25 / Includes a mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice, entrée and dessert. All food from Meritage is farm-to-table, either grown on property in restaurant garden or locally outsourced.

Callaway Winery Tours offered daily / 11am and 1pm / Tour only, $10 per person. Tour with tasting, $25 – tour includes 1 tank sample, 1-barrel sample and 4 additional tastes at the Tasting Bar / Reservations not necessary, but for 10 or more highly recommended / For more information call 951.676.4001

Carter Estate Winery and Resort
Elegant Food & Wine Pairing / $45pp; $40pp Wine Club Member or Military / 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

Europa Village
Festa featuring Kanan Road / June 1 / 5:30pm – 8:30pm / Enjoy wine, food and live music by Kanan Road benefiting Project 99 / Free admission; Food available for purchase at $18 / For more information please visit www.europavillage.com

Spanish Music & Wine Dinner / June 14 / 6:00pm / Tickets: $89; Société Member $80.10 / This event will transport you to the Holy city of Toledo, Spain and the world of Don Quixote. Experience an evening filled with classic Zarzuelas, Flamenco and the tale of Don Quixote de la Mancha / For reservations please visit www.europavillage.com

Movie in the Vines / June 21 / Open to the public / Join us for a movie in the vines featuring “Finding Forrester” rated PG-13 / Movie will begin approximately at 7:30 pm
/ Concession items available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed / Free admission / For more information please visit www.europavillage.com

Danza del Sol Winery
Taco Tuesday / Beginning June 19th and continuing until August 21 / 5:30pm – 9pm / Q’s Taco Food Truck, Live Music on the patio. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase / No Reservations Required

Falkner Winery
Wine Appreciation Class / June 16 / 10:00am-12:30pm / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45/person /$40 Connoisseur/ $20 VIP; $70/person with lunch option / RSVP is required; please call 951-676-8231 x. 109 or @falknerwinery.com

Sip N Paint Class “Personalized Sign painting on Canvas” / June 20 / 6:00pm-8:00pm / $35 per person / Includes all materials. Wine available for purchase by glass or bottle. Members receive applicable discounts / Reservations are required online @ Artfusionbdk.myshopify.com

Fazeli Cellars
Salsa Night / June 2 / Doors Open at 6:30 with a 45-minute Salsa Lesson / Admission fee is $20 for non-members (plus tax) and $15 (plus tax) for Wine Club Members / Includes a glass of Sangria / No partner or experience needed! / Special Food Menu Items! Wine, Beer, Sangria available for purchase! / Purchase Tickets at http://shop.fazelicellars.com/res-390639/Salsa-Night-6218.

Foot Path Winery
Food Wine and Music / June 23 / 6:30pm- 9:00pm / Featuring Jason Weber on Saxophone / Cost is $30.00 per person which includes the food, music and a glass of wine / For reservations, call the winery at 951-265-9951

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery
Father’s Day at Lorimar: Brunch, BBQ & Beer / June 17 / Two Seatings: 10:00a and 1:00p / Cost: $45/$40.50 WC, $22.50 (ages 4-11) / Includes one complimentary mimosa or glass of beer; additional are $5 each! / Tickets available at www.lorimarwinery.com

Masia de la Vinya Winery
Let There Be Brunch / June 24 / $34.00 Wine Club – $36.00 Guests / Saxophonist James Gentry, Mimosa Bar with Mimosa Pitcher Specials and Bottle Discounts. One Mimosa included in ticket price / To RSVP email wineclub@masiadelavinya.com or www.masiadelavinya.com/events

Mount Palomar Winery
Live Concert – Hawaiian Country Cowboy! / June 29 / 6:00pm- 10:00pm / Featuring Hawaiian cowboy Keahi & special guest country artist Wildee / Tickets $25 pre-purchased, $30 day of show / To purchase your tickets please visit https://www.heyday.com/hawaiian

Ponte Winery
Happy Hour in The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Every Monday-Thursday / 4pm-6pm / Free to attend / Head to Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar, The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn, for happy hour specials on craft beer, flatbreads, Ponte wine on tap and more! Menu items $6 and up / For more information please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com

Brunch at Bouquet Restaurant / Every Saturday & Sunday / 7:30am-3:00pm / Offering indoor & outdoor seating options, Bouquet is the perfect spot to gather for a gourmet brunch. Enjoy a relaxing ambiance with stunning fountain courtyard, pond & vineyards views / To view menu and for reservations please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Behind the Scenes Wine Tours / Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday/ $45pp; $40pp Wine Club Member or Military / Learn more about our spectacular Southern California Temecula winery with a behind-the-scenes wine tour, from vineyards to crush pad. Each tour concludes with 5 wines paired with an individual plate of specially prepared lite-bite foods, designed to enhance your wine knowledge and experience / Reservation Information: Call 866-994-6379 Ext. 7217 to reserve your spot today / Due to the limited sizes of each tour, reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Guests must be over 21 years of age to attend.

Thornton Winery
Jazz Concert Series
Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin & Nathan East / June 10 / 4:00pm / General Admission $75, Gourmet Supper Package $150
Average White Band the Family Stone / June 16 / 7:00pm / General Admission $85, Gourmet Supper Package $160
Keiko Matsui & Acoustic Alchemy / June 23 / 7:00pm / General Admission $75, Gourmet Supper Package $150
To purchase jazz tickets online, please visit www.thorntonwine.com or by calling the winery at 951.699.0099

Friday Live Music / Clapton Road (Eric Clapton Tribute) / June 29 / 6:00p-9:00p / $10 Cover Fee / Reservations required for a Table. Call (951) 699-0099 *Must order dinner to reserve a table.

Wilson Creek Winery
Upper Room Wine Pairing Experience / Thursday-Sunday / 11-3:30pm / For a more exclusive and elevated wine tasting experience, join us on our second-floor overlooking the courtyard and vineyards in our Upper Room. Enjoy a guided tasting of our reserve wines paired with bites exclusively designed by our Executive Chef. Reservations required at http://www.wilsoncreekwinery.com/Reservations.aspx

Father’s Day Brunch / June 17 / 10am-3pm / Our Father’s Day Brunch is THE BEST just like your DAD! We know the best way to a Dad’s heart is through his stomach, so we have a treat for him with our delicious meats, omelets, seafood, waffles, desserts, Bloody Mary’s, sparkling wine and more! / Cost: Brunch only: $55.95 / $50.95 (WC) With Bubbly: $65.95 / $59.95 (WC) Kids: $16.95 / $15.29 (WC) / For reservations http://www.wilsoncreekwinery.com/Reservations.aspx

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April is Down to Earth Month

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

April is California Wines: Down to Earth Month and an ideal time to check out earth-friendly California wines made with sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices.

Wineries around the state are celebrating Down to Earth Month throughout April with hands-on workshops, eco-tours, green-themed events, special offers and tastings of eco-friendly wines. Explore Temecula Valley Down to Earth Month events below and plan a visit just as our valley’s vineyards are coming alive with spring. Can’t make the trip? Open a bottle of your favorite Temecula wine and toast our commitment to green from grapes to glass.

Down to Earth Events:

Ponte Winery Vineyard Estate Tour
April 1-30, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: $32-$85
Ponte Winery, Temecula, Riverside County
951/694-8855, info@pontewinery.com
Tour a sustainable, working winery by electric bus.

South Coast Winery Behind the Scenes Tour
April 1-30, 2017
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, Riverside County
Cost: $45
951/587-9463
Our Behind the Scenes tour takes guests on a 60-minute walking tour from our Certified
California Sustainable vineyards to crush pad. Enjoy a 30-minute food and wine pairing.

South Coast Winery Blessing of the Vines
April 8, 2018
Time: 5-8 pm
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, Riverside County
Cost: Contact the winery, 951/587-9463
This fun event includes great wines, a buffet of farm-to-table locally-sourced food,
unlimited games with vine-based prizes and tours through the sustainable vineyards.

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March Winery Events

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Avensole Winery
Hosted Tour & Wine Tasting /Available on Sunday of each the month / 2pm-3:30pm / For every adventure, there is discovery, for every unique place, there is a story. Take a guided journey through our lush vineyards and experience our rich heritage and handcrafted Avensole wines / Cost. $35 / Reservations required. Please call 951.252.2003 x312 to reserve.

Gourmet Cheese Artisanal Tour & Wine Tasting / Available on Friday of each month / 12pm / For the ultimate Wine Country experience, delight in an educational tour through our picturesque vineyard vistas and conclude this tour with a culinary treat of artisanal wine pairings featuring 7 Avensole wines / Cost: $75 / Reservations required online at link: http://www.avensolewinery.com/res-369934

Baily Winery
Shakespeare in the Vines presents “Baskerville” A Sherlock Holmes Mystery / March 3 / 7pm door open at 6pm / Cost $22 / Join the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful companion Doctor John Watson in their famous case / Bar service only for this event. Show ticket price does not include food or wine / To purchase your tickets, please visit: http://shakespeareinthevines.org

Estate Library Tasting / Every Thursday-Sunday / Available 11am-4pm / Enjoy exclusive library tasting of 5 different vintages (varietal will vary monthly). Tasting will take place at Baily Estate Tasting Room located on Pauba Road / Tours are available upon request / For reservations and pricing information please call Lisa at 951-972-9768.

Dog Day Sundays / Every Sunday at Carol’s Restaurant / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch, doggie treats and special menu items / Live acoustic music on the patio / For more information please contact the restaurant at 951.676.9243

Bel Vino Winery
Friday Nite Live at Bel Vino / Every Friday 6p-10p / No Cover / Wine & Beer / Bel Vino Bistro open until 9 pm/ No outside food or drinks allowed.

Live Band every Saturday and Sunday / 12pm to 4pm /Admission is always free / Bands play on our Hilltop Terrace Stage. For a list of scheduled performers please visit https://www.belvinowinery.com/events/

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Prix Fixe Friday & Sunday at Meritage / 5pm to 8pm / For $35 guests may enjoy a starter, an entrée and a dessert / Live Music offered on Friday nights / Reservation is not necessary. For menu information call 951.587.8889

Brunch Specials every Sunday at Meritage / 11am / Cost is $25 / Includes a mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice, entrée and dessert. All food from Meritage is farm-to-table, either grown on property in restaurant garden or locally outsourced.

Callaway Winery Tours offered daily / 11am and 1pm / Tour only, $10 per person. Tour with tasting, $25 – tour includes 1 tank sample, 1-barrel sample and 4 additional tastes at the Tasting Bar / Reservations not necessary, but for 10 or more highly recommended / For more information call 951.676.4001

Live Music at the Courtyard Patio / Every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm / Please check our website for a list of scheduled performers.

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

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
St Patrick’s Day 5k & 15k / March 17 / 8:00 am /Saturday, race starts and ends at the winery / Check in is at 7am / Join us for the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 15K in beautiful Temecula! Race through country roads and vineyards and wind your way to the finish line where you will be awarded with a well-deserved glass of green bubbly! Race entry includes optional t-shirt, a glass of bubbly (21+), a collectible stemless flute, custom race bib, and the cutest succulent you’ve ever seen (in lieu of a medal because it’s green, get it!?). All ages welcome! This is a challenging, hilly course, so be prepared for an exhilarating morning! cost ranges from $35-$65 depending on which race and if wanting the tee shirt. Link on our Events page to register www.cougarvineyards.com

Friday Night Live Music / 5pm-8pm / Happy Hour 7-8p two-for-one glasses of wine / Free to the public

Sunday Live Music / 2:00-5:00pm / Free to the public / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.cougarwinery.com.

Danza del Sol Winery
Live Music on the Patio at Danza del Sol / Every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1:00pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Please check our website www.danzadelsolwinery.com for additional information.

Doffo Winery
Live Music every Saturday and Sunday / 1:00-4:00pm / Free to the public / Live entertainment / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.doffowines.com

Europa Village
French Music and Wine Dinner/ March 29 / 6:00pm / Step back in time to 19th century Paris for an evening of French cuisine, wine and music of the Belle Époque era prepared by Executive Chef Dean Thomas / Tickets: $89/ Societe members $80.10 / For reservations, please visit www.europavillage.com

Live Music every Sunday / 1:00-4:00pm / Free to the public / Live entertainment on our outdoor Veranda / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.europavillage.com

Falkner Winery
Wine Appreciation Class / March 17 / 10:00-12:30pm / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45 person; $40 Connoisseur; $20 VIP; $70 person with lunch option / RSVP’s required 951-676-8231 x. 109 or wineclub@falknerwinery.com

Sip N Paint Class “He Is Risen” / March 22 / 6:00-9:00pm / $35 per person / Includes all materials. Wines available for purchase by glass or bottle. Members do receive applicable discounts. Reservations are required online @Artfusionbdk.myshopify.com

Fazeli Cellars
Mad Hatter Tea Party at Fazeli! / March 10 / 6-9pm /We’re all mad here! Join us for our annual Mad Hatter Tea Party! / $20 Members / $25 Non-Members / Includes a glass of champagne, wine, beer and food available for purchase / To reserve please visit http://shop.fazelicellars.com/reservation-events

Live Music at our Tasting Room / Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Check our website www.fazelicellars.com/events for a schedule of performers.

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery
Mom’s Night Off / March 7 / 6:00pm / Take the night off and spend it with Lorimar Winery! Featuring local vendors, food, activities, wine and more. Tickets are $10, including a specialty Lorimai-Tai. Check out more details at www.lorimarwinery.com, or call 951.694.6699

The Killer Dueling Pianos at Lorimar Winery / March 29/ 6pm / Tickets are $20, including a glass of sangria. Check out more details at www.lorimarwinery.com, or call 951.694.6699
Music Friday & Saturday / 6p-9p / Free to the public / Please check our website www.lorimarwinery.com for a list of scheduled of performers.

Live Music Sunday / 2p-5pm / Free to the public / Please check our website www.lorimarwinery.com for a list of scheduled of performers.

Masia de la Vinya Winery
Friday Nights @ Masia / 5pm to 8pm / Free to attend / Join us in the Vintner’s Lounge & Patio for live music from a variety of talented musicians every Friday starting at 5pm.
Live Music on the Patio at Masia de la Vinya / Every Saturday from 12pm – 4pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Please check our website www.masiadelavinya.com for additional information and a list of scheduled performers.

Maurice Car’rie Winery
Arts & Craft Fair / Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11a-5p / Maurice Car’rie Winery offers a charming arts and crafts fair every Friday – Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5 PM. Located on the front picnic grounds at the beautiful Maurice Car’rie Winery are craft vendors with wares that are handmade such as jewelry, paintings, and ceramics along with fun items like great handbags and designer-style sunglasses Open to the public, free admission

Maurice Car’rie Saturday Live Music Outdoors Under the Lights / June 10 & 24 / 6p – 9p / Various local artist performances. Admission is free for this concert / For a schedule of performers, please visit www.mauricecarriewinery.com

Miramonte Winery
Live Music & Entertainment / Every Friday and Saturday / 6:00p-9:00p / Free to the public / No reservations required / For a list of scheduled performers, please visit www.miramontewinery.com

Mount Palomar Winery
Punchlines & Wine! Live Comedy at Annata Bistro/Bar / March 3 / 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM / Tickets: $15 Pre-Purchase, $20 day of / Janice White Remland is Hawaii’s finest comedienne export. Her comedy career kicked off with improv more than 20 years ago. She’s a brilliant comic and a spectacular host. Her down to earth and keep it real style make her very easy to relate to and her audiences always love her. To order your tickets, please visit https://www.heyday.com/comedy

Paint Nite, Art & Wine in the Barrel Room / 3/4, 3/11, 3/17, 3/25 / 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over a glass of wine at a Mount Palomar Winery, 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!). Use the coupon code CREATE30 to save $15! Tickets $45. https://www.paintnite.com/venues/mt-palomar-winery-133232

Ponte Winery
Live Music at The Restaurant at Ponte / 5:30-8:30pm / Live music every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy a gourmet meal and stunning views while listening to a variety of talented local musicians. Reservations recommended: 951-252-1770. For a schedule of performers, please visit www.pontewinery.com

Happy Hour in The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Every Monday-Thursday / 4pm-6pm / Free to attend / Head to Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar, The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn, for happy hour specials on craft beer, flatbreads, Ponte wine on tap and more! Menu items $6 and up / For more information please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com

Brunch at Bouquet Restaurant / Every Saturday & Sunday / 7:30am-3:00pm / Offering indoor & outdoor seating options, Bouquet is the perfect spot to gather for a gourmet brunch. Enjoy a relaxing ambiance with stunning fountain courtyard, pond & vineyards views / To view menu and for reservations please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
South Coast Winery Bridal Show 2018 / March 4 /12:00pm – 4:00pm /Don’t miss your chance to experience a taste of a Wine Country Wedding! Your $10 admission fee will include access to top industry vendors, tray passed appetizers, wine, and much more! Vendors from florists to DJ’s to planners will be in attendance to help jump start your wedding planning journey. South Coast will also be offering a 10% day of booking discount and your chance to win our exclusive raffle give away! /Cost: $10 / Purchase your tickets through our Online Store at SouthCoastWinery.com. Space is limited!
Advanced ticket purchase required, no tickets will be sold at the door. *Due to the limited size of the event, no refunds or exchanges will be given.

Wine, Dine & Painting / March 10 / 10:00am – 1:00pm / Cost: $75 | $70 Wine Club / Work one-on-one with Jill Roberts, internationally-known, award-winning artist, at one of our all-inclusive Wine, Dine & Paint classes, complete with: A three-hour guided Art+Vino painting class, painting supplies, aprons and canvas, Winemakers lunch at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant with a glass of wine / Reservation Information: Purchase tickets through our Online Store at SouthCoastWinery.com or call your Wine Club Concierge at 951.491.8506. Must be 21+ to attend. Weather permitting. Additional wines by the glass or bottle available for purchase. Location subject to change. Due to the limited size of the event, all sales are non-refundable/exchangeable.

Wild Horse Peak Reserved Tastings / 10:00am – 6:00pm / Reap the benefits of wine tasting at South Coast Winery with our new bar set up with exclusive Wild Horse Peak wine tastings for our guests to try / Included with tasting ticket purchase / Reservation Information: No reservations required.
Golden Bear Wine Tour / Saturday and Sunday / 11am-12:30pm, 2pm-3:30pm / This Tour will highlight why South Coast Winery has been awarded California Winery of the Year for the 4th year. You will be able to experience 8 of our award-winning wines paired with Chef Choice individual plates of California cuisine. You will also receive a logo wine glass to take home to remember your experience with us while you enhance your wine knowledge. Golden Bear Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2pm. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required. Must be over 21 years of age to attend. This is a 75-minute walking tour followed a 45-minute food and wine pairing / Cost: $60 per person, $55 Wine Club / Call 866-994-6379 Ext. 7217 to reserve your spot today. 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.

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours / Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday/ $40pp; $35pp Wine Club Member / Learn more about our spectacular Southern California Temecula winery with a behind-the-scenes wine tour, from vineyards to crush pad. Each tour concludes with 5 wines paired with an individual plate of specially prepared lite-bite foods, designed to enhance your wine knowledge and experience / Reservation Information: Call 866-994-6379 Ext. 7217 to reserve your spot today / Due to the limited sizes of each tour, advance reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Guests must be over 21 years of age to attend.
Sunday’s Live Musical Entertainment in Vintner’s Garden / 1pm-5pm /Join us for live music entertainment in our Vintner’s Garden / For a schedule of entertainment please visit www.southcoastwinery.com

Happy Hour at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant/ Monday – Friday: 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Saturday -Sunday: 3:30pm -5:30pm /Join us in our Vineyard Rose Restaurant lounge for appetizers, lite bites & pizzas / Reservations Recommended. 951.587.9463 ext. 7230
Late Night Happy Hour at The Vineyard Rose / Fridays and Saturdays / 9:00 – 11:00am / Looking for something to do late night in Temecula Valley’s wine country? South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose restaurant now has late night happy hour! / Cost: View Happy Hour Menu at South CoastWinery.com / Reservation Information: Reservations recommended – 951.491.8077

Thornton Winery
Friday Night Live Music / Every Friday night / 6pm-9pm / Free admission / Please visit our website for a schedule of performers at thorntonwine.com or call 951.699.0099. Reservations are a must for dinner table.

Wilson Creek Winery
Upper Room Wine Pairing Experience / Thursday-Sunday / 11-3:30pm / For a more exclusive and elevated wine tasting experience, join us on our second-floor overlooking the courtyard and vineyards in our Upper Room. Enjoy a guided tasting of our reserve wines paired with bites exclusively designed by our Executive Chef. Reservations required at http://www.wilsoncreekwinery.com/Reservations.aspx

Bubble Brunch Buffet / Every Sunday / $51.95, Buffet only: $41.95, Children: $16.95 / Enjoy all your breakfast favorites, omelet stations, waffle stations, seafood stations, carving stations and dessert stations with beautiful vineyard views / Buffet (+ unlimited sparkling). Now serving Bloody Mary’s! / Reservations can be made at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.

Live Entertainment / Every Saturday and Sunday / 12pm – 4pm / Free to the public / For a list of scheduled performers, please visit www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.

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Celebrating 50 Years!

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Come celebrate with us! The 50th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year and there are multiple ways you can participate.

  • Submit your favorite Temecula Valley Wine Country memory and historic photo. We’ll share via social media and on our website.
  • Celebrate your 50th With Us! Do you have a 50th birthday or wedding anniversary in 2018? Visitors who show ID or documentation indicating a 50th milestone (e.g. anniversary or birthday) will be given a commemorative wine glass and wine bottle tote and gain access to various wine country perks at participating wineries throughout the year. Click here for participating wineries.
  • Plan to attend CRUSH, a Wine & Culinary Showcase on September 29, 2018 and upgrade your ticket to the 50th Anniversary package and receive 50th anniversary souvenirs.
  • Purchase a bottle (or a few) of Temecula Valley 50th Anniversary limited edition commemorative regional wine.
  • Special stay packages at select hotels to include wine tasting and hotel accommodations.
  • Souvenir merchandise available for purchase at the Visitor Center in Old Town Temecula.
  • Document your 2017 trip to Temecula on social media and use the hashtags #cheersto50years and #DrinkTemecula
  • Visit our website to see the timeline of Temecula Valley Wine Country,  historical photos and visitor and winery stories.
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Fun Facts About Late Harvest Wine

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Remember those small, lovely bottles you’ve seen in the dessert wine section of your favorite tasting room or wine store?

Many wine-lovers have yet to discover how delicious a late harvest wine can taste – especially when paired with cheese and honey, chocolate or a fruit-based dessert.

The perfect sweet dessert wine for Valentine’s Day, late harvest wine is simple to understand and easy to find here in Temecula Valley!

Here are some fun facts about late harvest wine:

  1. “Late harvest” refers to wines made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual and picked later than normal. Late harvest grapes are often more similar to raisins, but have been naturally dehydrated while still on the vine.
  2. Late harvest wines are made around the world with almost every grape imaginable. Grapes like zinfandel and riesling are ideally suited to produce late harvest wine and are among the most popular.
  3. Grapes used for late harvest wines go through their full growth cycle and then some – becoming super sweet and losing acidity as they ripen.
  4. “Noble rot” is the term for the edible mold that causes grapes to lose nearly all of their water content. This natural process begins to take place in late September and can last until late October.
  5. Late harvest grapes are often hand-picked. Sometimes, the usable grapes from one vine may only produce enough juice for a single glass.

Suggested Late Harvest Wines:

Avensole Vineyard & Winery ~ 2015 Late Harvest Muscat Canelli
Doffo Winery ~ Lucca – Late Harvest Malbec
Wiens Family Cellars ~ 2016 Late Harvest Primitivo
Wilson Creek Winery ~ Late Harvest Malbec-Merlot

Facts courtesy of Snooth and Wikipedia

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February Winery Events

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Love is always in the air in Temecula Valley! This month, your local wineries have especially amorous offerings set against the backdrop of the most beautiful vineyards in Southern California.

Avensole Winery
Valentines Couples Dinner / February 9 & 10 / 11am-9pm / $150 per couple / Indulge your senses with a romantic prix-fixe Valentines menu, created especially for the occasion. Enjoy an enchanting evening on our beautiful outdoor terrace, where the scene is set for romance with live entertainment and an unforgettable gourmet four course culinary delight for two. Dinner includes one glass of Explore wine or beer per person / Please call our Concierge to make reservations: 951-252-2003 x301

Valentines Couples Dinner / February 11 & 14 / 11am-8pm / $150 per couple / Indulge your senses with a romantic prix-fixe Valentines menu, created especially for the occasion. Enjoy an enchanting evening on our beautiful outdoor terrace, where the scene is set for romance with live entertainment and an unforgettable gourmet four course culinary delight for two. Dinner includes one glass of Explore wine or beer per person / Please call our Concierge to make reservations: 951-252-2003 x301

Hosted Tour & Wine Tasting /Available on Sunday of each the month / 2pm-3:30pm / For every adventure, there is discovery, for every unique place, there is a story. Take a guided journey through our lush vineyards and experience our rich heritage and handcrafted Avensole wines / Cost. $35 / Reservations required. Please call 951.252.2003 x312 to reserve.

Gourmet Cheese Artisanal Tour & Wine Tasting / Available on Friday of each month / 12pm / For the ultimate Wine Country experience, delight in an educational tour through our picturesque vineyard vistas and conclude this tour with a culinary treat of artisanal wine pairings featuring 7 Avensole wines / Cost: $75 / Reservations required online at link: http://www.avensolewinery.com/res-369934

Briar Rose Winery
Taste of Enchantment Valentine’s Dinner / February 14 / 6:30pm / Enjoy an elegant four-course dinner prepared by Chef Rivas at Briar Rose Winery / Cost: $220 per couple all-inclusive / To book your reservation visit: chefjrivas.com and click reservations / For additional questions, text or call Jakota Rivas at 858-740-7503

Baily Winery
Valentine Candlelight Tasting for 2 / February 10 & 11 / 11:30am-3:30pm / Seating’s every hour / $35 per person / Special Cabernet Franc and Port tasting. Charcuterie and chocolate plate for two / Seating is extremely limited. Tasting will take place at Baily Estate Tasting Room located on Pauba Road Call today for reservations at 951.972.9768

Estate Library Tasting / Every Thursday-Sunday / Available 11am-4pm / Enjoy exclusive library tasting of 5 different vintages (varietal will vary monthly). Tasting will take place at Baily Estate Tasting Room located on Pauba Road / Tours are available upon request / For reservations and pricing information please call Lisa at 951-972-9768.

Dog Day Sundays / Every Sunday at Carol’s Restaurant / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch, doggie treats and special menu items / Live acoustic music on the patio / For more information please contact the restaurant at 951.676.9243

Bel Vino Winery
Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner / February 14 / 6:00 to 9:00 pm / Guests are greeted with a glass of champagne and an amuse bouche. Dinner includes 4 courses of savory dishes paired with our award- winning wine. Check-in beginning at 5:30 pm / Reservations Required – Please call 951-428-2358 or email Elizabeth@belvinowinery.com for reservations / $99.95 per person for Wine Club Members / $124.95 per person for non-members – Prices include tax & gratuity.

Friday Nite Live at Bel Vino / Every Friday 6p-10p / No Cover / Wine & Beer / Bel Vino Bistro open until 9 pm/ No outside food or drinks allowed.

Live Band every Saturday and Sunday / 12pm to 4pm /Admission is always free / Bands play on our Hilltop Terrace Stage. For a list of scheduled performers please visit https://www.belvinowinery.com/events/

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Valentine’s Dinner / February 14 / Seating’s 5-5:30 & 7-7:30 / Share a romantic dinner with your loved one this Valentine’s Day at Meritage at Callaway. Executive Chef Josh Diamond is offering guests an enchanting, four course dining experience, while enjoying a live performance by Danielle Taylor / Cost: $85 non-members, $76.50 members, per person, plus tax and gratuity. For Reservations Call: 951.587.8889

Prix Fixe Friday & Sunday at Meritage / 5pm to 8pm / For $35 guests may enjoy a starter, an entrée and a dessert / Live Music offered on Friday nights / Reservation is not necessary. For menu information call 951.587.8889

Brunch Specials every Sunday at Meritage / 11am / Cost is $25 / Includes a mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice, entrée and dessert. All food from Meritage is farm-to-table, either grown on property in restaurant garden or locally outsourced.

Callaway Winery Tours offered daily / 11am and 1pm / Tour only, $10 per person. Tour with tasting, $25 – tour includes 1 tank sample, 1-barrel sample and 4 additional tastes at the Tasting Bar / Reservations not necessary, but for 10 or more highly recommended / For more information call 951.676.4001

Live Music at the Courtyard Patio / Every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm / Please check our website for a list of scheduled performers.

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

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
11th Annual Super Chili Bowl / February 4 / 3:00-8:00pm / All of you aspiring and talented cooks start working on your awesome chili!  Chili competition kicks off at 3pm.  Only 10 competitors allowed and last year’s winner, Myrna, will be defending her title!  Is your chili better than hers? Join us for food, wine, beer & good times.  Pricing includes chili tasting, snacks, wine or beer. Price increases $5 day of event. / Competitors $15, Wine Club $25, Non-Wine Club $30 / No need to arrive early the day of, you can pick out your reserved table for every 4-6 tickets you purchase / This is an adult event, 21 and older only please. Email events@cougarvineyards.com to select your table. Please inquire regarding official rules for competitors.

Friday Night Live Music / 5pm-8pm / Happy Hour 7-8p two-for-one glasses of wine / Free to the public

Sunday Live Music
/ 2:00-5:00pm / Free to the public / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.cougarwinery.com.

Danza del Sol Winery

Valentine’s Dinner / February 14 / 6:30pm / $115.00 – $125.00 / Create a truly memorable Valentine’s Day experience with Danza del Sol Winery! The evening begins with a sparkling wine reception in our Barrel Room and is followed by a tantalizing 3-course dinner in our Club House. Chef Volker Lutz expertly prepared the menu and each course is paired with a spectacular Danza del Sol Wine. Live jazz music from Stephen Vaughan / For reservations please visit our website at www.danzadelsolwinery.com. One king table for seating; private seating not available.

Live Music on the Patio at Danza del Sol / Every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1:00pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Please check our website www.danzadelsolwinery.com for additional information.

Doffo Winery
Live Music every Saturday and Sunday / 1:00-4:00pm / Free to the public / Live entertainment / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.doffowines.com

Europa Village
Murder Mystery – Lovestruck / February 3 and 4 / 6pm in our Italian Wine Cave / Tickets: $80, Société $72 /Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. You will need to keep your eyes and ears open, because someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the play, and it’s up to you to guess who-done-it! Performance will take place during a gourmet dinner prepared by Europa’s Executive Chef, Dean Thomas / For reservations please visit our website www.europavillage.com

L’Amore Valentine’s Dinner / February 14 / Tickets: $125 / Société $112.50 / Treat your sweetheart to an evening of romance and wine, all things lovely and divine at our Valentine’s Day Dinner L’Amore at Europa. Enjoy an intimate candlelight 5-course gourmet dinner paired with Europa Village wines, prepared by Executive Chef Dean Thomas. Musical performance by Annette Wiles, Harpist from the Heart / For reservations please visit our website www.europavillage.com

 Live Music every Sunday / 1:00-4:00pm / Free to the public / Live entertainment on our outdoor Veranda / For a list of scheduled performers please visit www.europavillage.com

Falkner Winery
Valentine Lunch Specials
/ February 9 to 14 / 11:30-3pm / Valentine Lunch Special for 2 in the Pinnacle Restaurant / $59 for Two + tax (normal menu available) / For full menu please visit www.falknerwinery.com / Reservations required 951-676-8231 option 4.

Wine Appreciation Class / February 17 / 10-12:30pm / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45/person /$40 Connoisseur/ $20 VIP; $70/person with lunch option / RSVP required 951-676-8231 x. 109 or wineclub@falknerwinery.com

Sip N Paint Class “Drying Flowers” / February 22 / 6:30 -8:30 pm / $35 per person.  Includes all materials. Wines available for purchase by glass or bottle. Members do receive applicable discounts / Reservations are required online @Artfusionbdk.myshopify.com

Valentine’s Dinner in the Pinnacle Restaurant / February 14 / 5:30-9:30pm / $119+tax per person ($109+tax wine club) Early Bird Seating at 5:30pm $99+ tax per person ($89+tax wine club) / For full menu please visit www.falknerwinery.com / Entertainment provided by Guilty Conscience Duo / Reservations required 951-676-8231 option 4

Fazeli Cellars
Valentine’s Dinner / February 10 and 14 / Doors open at 6:30pm & Dinner starts at 6:45pm / Champagne Greeting & Live Music. 4 Course Dinner and Wine Pairing / $100 Members, $120 Non-Members / Purchase Tickets Here http://shop.fazelicellars.com/reservation-events

Salsa Night / February 23 / Doors open at 6:30 with a 45-minute salsa lesson / $10 Members, $15 Non-Members / Price include a glass of sangria / Special food menu items, wine, beer and sangria available for purchase / Purchase Tickets Here http://shop.fazelicellars.com/reservation-events

Live Music at our Tasting Room / Every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Check our website www.fazelicellars.com/events for a schedule of performers.

Leoness Cellars
A Black + White Night / February 14 / 5pm -9:30pm / 3-course dinner $100, add 3 select wines for $25. 5-course dinner $130, add 5 Select wines for $35 / By Reservation Only / For menu options and additional questions please contact – membership@leonesscellars.com

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery
Valentine’s in the Vines /
February 14 7:00pm / Four course dinner with wine pairings and live music / Cost$75 / $67.50 WW / Vow renewal will be available for married couples! Visit www.lorimarwinery.com for menu details and to get tickets.

Académie Du Vin: Wine + Cheese / February 22 / 6:00pm / Wine and cheese pairing class with Sommelier Penny Delgado and Cheesemonger Stasha New. Learn about red wine varietals and fermentation in this exclusive session / Tickets are $55/$50 WC / Visit www.lorimarwinery.com for menu details and to get tickets.

Music Friday & Saturday / 6p-9p / Free to the public

Live Music Sunday / 2p-5pm / Free to the public
Please check our website www.lorimarwinery.com for a list of scheduled of performers.

Masia de la Vinya Winery
Valentine Dinner / February 9 / 5:30-8:30pm / Champagne Reception and 3-course dinner with wine / Live Guitarist played by Vince Mendoza while fine dining in our Vintner’s Lounge / Wine club member – $100.00 per person* Guest – $110.00 per person* *Tax & Gratuity not included / Reservations required, email e.jennings@masiadelavinya.com or with your server in our tasting room. Space is limited, reserve early to ensure your spot!

Friday Nights @ Masia / 5pm to 8pm / Free to attend / Join us in the Vintner’s Lounge & Patio for live music from a variety of talented musicians every Friday starting at 5pm.

Live Music on the Patio at Masia de la Vinya / Every Saturday from 12pm – 4pm / Enjoy great wine and great music! / Please check our website www.masiadelavinya.com for additional information and a list of scheduled performers.

Maurice Car’rie Winery
Arts & Craft Fair / Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11a-5p / Maurice Car’rie Winery offers a charming arts and crafts fair every Friday – Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5 PM. Located on the front picnic grounds at the beautiful Maurice Car’rie Winery are craft vendors with wares that are handmade such as jewelry, paintings, and ceramics along with fun items like great handbags and designer-style sunglasses Open to the public, free admission

Maurice Car’rie Saturday Live Music Outdoors Under the Lights / June 10 & 24 / 6p – 9p / Various local artist performances. Admission is free for this concert / For a schedule of performers, please visit www.mauricecarriewinery.com

Miramonte Winery
Live Music & Entertainment / Every Friday and Saturday / 6:00p-9:00p / Free to the public / No reservations required / For a list of scheduled performers, please visit www.miramontewinery.com

Mount Palomar Winery
Valentine’s Day Dinner
/ February 14 and February 16th / 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM / There is nothing more romantic than a Valentine’s Day Dinner in Temecula wine country. We are celebrating at Annata Bistro/Bar with two beautiful evenings featuring an exclusive holiday menu and delicious craft cocktails. Dinner includes a five-course meal, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, 20% off all drinks, including craft cocktails. Dinners are prepaid via credit card and cost $100 per person, $85 for wine club members / By reservation only at http://www.mountpalomarwinery.com/Valentines-Day

Paint Nite in the Barrel Room / February 3, 4, 10 & 17 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm / Tickets $45 /Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over a glass of wine at a Mount Palomar Winery, 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!). Use the coupon code CREATE30 to save $15! / Reserve at https://www.paintnite.com/venues/mt-palomar-winery-133232

Oak Mountain Winery

Valentine’s Dinner / February 10 / 6p-9pm / Oak Mountain Winery is offering two 3-course dinner menus: Lobster & Filet $150 per couple or Lambchops with rosemary hibiscus jam $120 per couple / For additional information and reservations please call 951 699-9102 or email events@oakmountainwinery.com

Ponte Winery
Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Restaurant at Ponte
/ February 14 / 5:00-8:00pm / Cost: $8 & up Join us at The Restaurant at Ponte for a romantic, al fresco Valentine’s Day Dinner. Enjoy live music on our scenic patio as you and your Valentine dine from an extensive menu of winter cuisine. View menu here.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bouquet Restaurant / February 14 / 6:00-9:00pm / Cost: Prix-Fixe menu, $95 per guest / Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love with an upscale, five-course, prix-fixe dinner prepared by our chefs at Ponte Vineyard Inn. Dine in our romantic, quiet dining room near a crackling fire, or al fresco on our intimate, heated courtyard. Cheers! View menu here. Reservations required: 951-676-7898

Super Bowl Sunday in The Cellar Lounge / February 4 / Game time 3:30pm / Cost: Menu Items $13 & up / Head to The Cellar Lounge to catch the big game on the big screen! Enjoy a delicious Gameday Menu, as well as draft brews, signature cocktails and Ponte wine on tap. View menu here.

sounds of a variety of musicians, from jazz sax and alternative contemporary to rock blues! / Time and Entertainment schedule varies / Free to attend / Visit www.pontevineyardinn.com for an entertainment schedule.

Happy Hour in The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn / Every Monday-Thursday / 4pm-6pm Free to attend / Head to Temecula Wine Country’s only cocktail bar, The Cellar Lounge at Ponte Vineyard Inn, for happy hour specials on craft beer, flatbreads, Ponte wine on tap and more! Menu items $6 and up / For more information please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com

Brunch at Bouquet Restaurant / Every Saturday & Sunday / 7:30am-3:00pm / Offering indoor & outdoor seating options, Bouquet is the perfect spot to gather for a gourmet brunch. Enjoy a relaxing ambiance with stunning fountain courtyard, pond & vineyards views / To view menu and for reservations please visit www.pontevineyardinn.com.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Wine & Cupcake Pairing Tour / Every Friday & Sunday in February + Valentine’s Day / Begins at 3:00pm / Valentine’s Day just got sweeter! Every Friday and Sunday in February + Valentine’s Day, come join us for the ultimate Wine and Cupcake Pairing. Before you indulge, you will have a chance to take a tour and go behind-the-scenes of our working winery / Cost: $60 | $50 Wine Club / Reservation Information: Purchase your tickets at SouthCoastWinery.com

Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant / February 14 / 5:30pm – 9:00pm / Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with that special someone! Let us host you for a romantic 4-course prix fixe dinner in The Vineyard Rose Restaurant complete with a pre-selected bottle of South Coast wine per couple / $125 per person / Reservation Information: Reservations required on OpenTable.com

Wild Horse Peak Reserved Tastings / 10:00am – 6:00pm / Reap the benefits of wine tasting at South Coast Winery with our new bar set up with exclusive Wild Horse Peak wine tastings for our guests to try / Included with tasting ticket purchase / Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Winter Warmup at GrapeSeed Spa / Available February 1-28, 2018 / *Available Monday-Friday only / Start the New Year with a 50-minute Warm Stone Massage or 50-minute Epicuren Facial. Includes lunch & a glass of bubbly poolside / Cost: $115 / Reservation Information: Call to book today! 877.552.1731. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Golden Bear Wine Tour / Saturday and Sunday / 11am-12:30pm, 2pm-3:30pm / This Tour will highlight why South Coast Winery has been awarded California Winery of the Year for the 4th year. You will be able to experience 8 of our award-winning wines paired with Chef Choice individual plates of California cuisine. You will also receive a logo wine glass to take home to remember your experience with us while you enhance your wine knowledge. Golden Bear Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2pm. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required. Must be over 21 years of age to attend. This is a 75-minute walking tour followed a 45-minute food and wine pairing / Cost: $60 per person, $55 Wine Club / Call 866-994-6379 Ext. 7217 to reserve your spot today. 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.

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours / Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday/ $40pp; $35pp Wine Club Member / Learn more about our spectacular Southern California Temecula winery with a behind-the-scenes wine tour, from vineyards to crush pad. Each tour concludes with 5 wines paired with an individual plate of specially prepared lite-bite foods, designed to enhance your wine knowledge and experience / Reservation Information: Call 866-994-6379 Ext. 7217 to reserve your spot today / Due to the limited sizes of each tour, advance reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Guests must be over 21 years of age to attend.

Sunday’s Live Musical Entertainment in Vintner’s Garden / 1pm-5pm /Join us for live music entertainment in our Vintner’s Garden / For a schedule of entertainment please visit www.southcoastwinery.com

Happy Hour at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant/ Monday – Friday: 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Saturday -Sunday: 3:30pm -5:30pm /Join us in our Vineyard Rose Restaurant lounge for appetizers, lite bites & pizzas / Reservations Recommended. 951.587.9463 ext. 7230

Late Night Happy Hour at The Vineyard Rose / Fridays and Saturdays / 9:00 – 11:00am / Looking for something to do late night in Temecula Valley’s wine country? South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose restaurant now has late night happy hour! / Cost: View Happy Hour Menu at South CoastWinery.com / Reservation Information: Reservations recommended – 951.491.8077

Thornton Winery
Café Champagne Valentine Dinner / February 14 / 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm /Valentine’s Plated Dinner: Four Appetizer Choices – Choose One appetizer. Four Entrée Choices – Choose One entrée. Three Dessert Choices – Choose One Dessert / Cost: $82.00 plus tax and tip / Reservations: Call (951) 699-0099

Friday Night Live Music / Every Friday night / 6pm-9pm / Free admission / Please visit our website for a schedule of performers at thorntonwine.com or call 951.699.0099. Reservations are a must for dinner table.

Wilson Creek Winery
Valentine’s Day Dinner / February 14 / 6-9pm / Delight in a romantic 4-course dinner with vineyard views / $150 per couple (includes a bottle of sparkling wine). Reservations required at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

Bubble Brunch Buffet / Every Sunday / Enjoy all your breakfast favorites, omelet stations, waffle stations, seafood stations, carving stations and dessert stations with beautiful vineyard views / Buffet (+ unlimited sparkling): $51.95, Buffet only: $41.95, Children: $16.95 / Reservations can be made at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.

Live Entertainment / Every Saturday and Sunday / 12pm – 4pm / Free to the public / For a list of scheduled performers, please visit www.wilsoncreekwinery.com.

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