July Winery Events

July 1st, 2015

flag-fireworksAhhhh….summer is finally here! There’s something about more daylight hours, the smell of dinner cooking on the grill and spending lazy Sundays by the pool.

Our wineries traditionally celebrate summer with outdoor concerts, movies in the vines and special wine dinners. Wine country has a plethora of summer events to choose from….so head on out and cool down with a nice glass of wine!

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Sangiovese Saturdays at Carol’s
Saturdays in July / 11:30a-3:00p / Live music, mulled wine, cheese fondue, 1/2 price Sangiovese

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch! Live acoustic entertainment.

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

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Happiest Hours
Grab your friends and join us for a marvelous time! Friday and Sunday from 3:00p-6:00p in the lounge at Meritage at Callaway. 20% all tapas, $2 off wine by the glass, 20% off bottles of Callaway wines and available domestic, import and craft beers.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at Meritage at Callaway from 4pm-8pm in the main dining room. Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria while soaking in the sunset vineyard views. Live music from local musicians begins at 6pm. No cover charge and no reservations required.

Live Music Fridays
Every Friday from 5:00p-8:00p / July 3 – Jessie Smith / 7/5 – Al & Brad Spencer / 7/10 – Vini Contreas / July 11 – Mickie Arnett / July 12 – Robin Adler, Dave Blackburn & John Quint / 7/17 – Buzz Campbell / 7/19 – R.O.C. Duo / 7/24 – Nathan Rivera / 7/26 – Sal & Brennan

Legacy Winemakers Dinner
Friday, July 17 / 6:30p-9:30p / $120 per person, plus tax / $110.00 per person, plus tax for Wine Club / Legacy Winemaker’s Dinner offers an elegant, intimate tasting experience. Enjoy five delectable courses, each paired with wine from our winemaker and gourmet cuisine from our Culinary Chef. This is an exclusive, limited-seating event. Reservations required by calling 951-676-4001.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Live Music
Every Friday evening / 5:00p-8:00p / Come enjoy live music at Cougar Winery. The deli is also open later until 7:00p. For musician schedule, visit

4th of July Special
Saturday, July 4 / 11a-6:00p / What says Happy 4th of July better than a hot dog (or better yet, a Mad Mike’s Gourmet Snap Dog) and a beverage. Enjoy with a side of coleslaw and paired with a glass of our wine or a glass of Black Market Beer, all for $14 per person. For our wine club members, enjoy yours for $12 per person.

Danza del Sol Winery

Live Music on the Patio
Saturdays in July / 1:00p-5:00p / July 4 – Jeff Johnson & Kerry Gatz duo / July 11 – Vini Contreas / July 18 – Jeff Johnson / July 25 – Stereoflux

Get Sauced
Sunday, July 26 / 3:00p-6:30p / Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of food, wine and culinary entertainment from in our Clubhouse / $60 per person / $54 per person, wine club.

Europa Village

Live Music
Fridays from 6:00p-9:00p and Sundays from 1:00p-4:00p / July 3 – Big Truth & Little Lies Band / July 5 – Jimmy Patton / July 10 – Crimson Crow / July 12 – Jimmy Patton / July 17 – Niteriders / July 19 – James Wells / July 24 – Mrs. Jones Revenge / July 26 – Joe Baldino / July 31 – Buzz Campbell

Falkner Winery

Falkner Winery’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
Friday-Sunday, July 3-5 / 11a-5p / Wine raffles every hour! 1 ticket per tasting. 50% off case sales, restaurant specials – Fresh Maine Lobster Duo / BBQ in yard garden with “hot wing” special 12p-3p Saturday & Sunday

Wine Appreciation Class
Saturday, July 18 / 10:00a-12:30p / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45 per person / $40 per person, Connoisseur & Crush Clubs / $20 per person, VIP Club / $70 per person with lunch. / Reservations required by calling 951-676-8231 xt. 109

Live Music
Sundays 12:00p-3:00p / July 4 – Danielle Taylor / July 5 – Guilty Conscience Band / July 12 – Guilty Conscience Band / July 19 – Guilty Conscience Band / July 26 – Guilty Conscience Band

Foot Path Winery

Food, Wine & Music
Saturday, July 25 / 6:30p-9:00p / $20 per person / Includes a glass of wine

Leoness Cellars

Live Music in The Restaurant at Leoness
Fridays 5:00p-8:00p & Sundays 1:00p-4:00p / July 3 – Dustin Jake / July 5 – Michael SG / July 10 – Jessie Smith / July 12 – Inbar Horowitz / July 17 – Darius Lux / July 19 – Peter Torres / July 24 – Desert Rose / July 26 – Vivien Gaines Duo / July 31 – Shultz

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Summer Bonfire Saturday Nights
Every Saturday night through October / 6:00p-10:00p / No admission price / Live music, mechanical bull rides, along with wine. Supervised children with their families are welcome to attend.

Lorimar Winery

Live Music
Fridays & Saturdays 6p-9p / Sundays 2p-5p

Lorimar Luau
Friday, July 17 / 6:00p-9:00p / Lei greeters, Hawaiian buffet, Hula dancers and more! / $55 per person, plus tax / Ticket includes: entrance to the event, participation in all event activities, dinner and our signature Lorimai Tai.

Movie in the Vines – Goonies
Monday, July 27 / 6:00p; movie starts at sunset / “Pairings” mobile kitchen will be available! No outside food allowed.

Monte De Oro Winery

“Sounds of Sunday”
Live music on the patio
Sundays in July / 1:00p-5:00p

Mount Palomar Winery

“Vintage Halen” Concert – A tribute to Van Halen with Laser Show!
Friday, July 24/ 6:00p-10:00p / $25 per ticket (pre-sale) $30 at the door / Contact Robert Walker at 760-716-6295 or

Oak Mountain Winery

Live Music in the Pavilion
Every Saturday and Sunday in July / 1:00p-5:00p

Stolzle Extreme Glass Tasting
Saturday, July 18 / 6:00p-9:00p / The tasting, located in our Cave Reserve Room, will include the 2014 Fume Blanc, 2014 Chardonnay, 2012 Tempranillo and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted in 4 Stolzle Crystal glasses. You will be tasting small plates paired specifically to the wines and the four crystal glasses are yours to keep following the event. / $65 per person / $60 per person, wine club. For reservations, contact 951-699-9102 or email

Oak Mountain Winery University
Bubbles 101 – We want to burst your bubble with our champagne class / Oak Mountain Winery’s Sparkling Wine Class will have you taste three of our handcrafted sparkling wines made and bottled here in Temecula.

Blending Reds – Create, bottle and label your very own blend / In our Blending Class, you get to be the Winemaker!

Wine Tasting for Dummies 101 / Our beginners class for Wine Tasters. This is a good class to take if this is your first visit to a winery and want to know the basics of wine tasting. You will taste three wines paired with delicious gourmet cheeses and dark chocolate toffee.

Rhone Wine Class 201 / Our second, more advanced class after taking Wine Tasting 101 is our Rhone Wine Tasting Class 201. Learn how these grapes are grown here in the valley and how wine is made, while tasting varietals from different areas in the Rhone region of France.

Bordeaux Wine Class 201 / You will learn how these grapes are grown and how they are harvested and processed, while tasting Oak Mountain wines from different areas in the Bordeaux region of France.

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Team Ponte Training Runs/Walks Through the Vineyard
June 24 – November 11 / Wednesday nights at 5:45p / This is a great way to get in shape, walk or run. Learn about Team Ponte and meet new people. Join us! Meet in front of the Ponte Winery Tasting Room. Run or walk a 3-mile route through our beautiful vineyard; feeling good? Do it twice!

First Sundays – Live Music in the Reserve Room*
Sunday, July 5 / 12:00p-4:00p
The Reserve Room will host a variety of live musical artists the first Sunday of each month in 2015. *The Reserve Room is a tasting room for wine club members only. Join the Wine Club and enjoy complimentary tastings in our exclusive venue.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Patriotic Pairings at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Saturday, July 4 – Thursday, July 9 / 5:30p-9:00p / 3-course dinner includes one paired glass of Award Winning South Coast Wine. / $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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

Wine Wednesdays at Vineyard Rose Restaurant
6:00p-9:00p / Wednesday nights just got even better at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant as award winning pianist, Blessie Isaac-Hopkins, takes the helm behind our elegant grand piano.  Reserve today for an unforgettable Wednesday evening with fine wines, delicious food and live music between the hours of 6:30p to 9:00p. Call 951.587.9463

Vintner Vault Thursdays
Every Thursday is Couples Day at South Coast Winery’s Vintner’s Vault Tasting Room. Bring your spouse, your loved-one, your partner, your friend and treat yourself to a wine tasting experience for two. / Couples Tasting: $20 wine tasting for two people. Includes two keepsake South Coast Winery wine glasses with your paid tasting.

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

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

Summer Wine Series
Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, 6p-8p / Join us for extended hours in the Tasting Room Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights this summer! $30 ticket gives you access after hours from 6:00p-8:00p and includes a bottle of South Coast wine to take home. Call 951.587.9463 ext. 7261 for more information.

Yoga Classes at Grapeseed Spa
Sunday 9a-10a, Monday 10:30a-11:30a / $12 per class / Yoga mat, towels and water provided. Call 951.587.9463 ext. 3513 to reserve your session.

Get Movin’ & Groovin’ to the Grapeseed Spa
Thursday, July 16 / 7:00p-9:00p / Meet up with your spa friends and enjoy live entertainment on the veranda this summer. Best of all, it’s free, but reservations are required. Award winning wines and appetizers are available for purchase. Call to book today 951.587.9463 ext. 3513.

Thornton Winery

Friday Live Music
6:00p-9:00p / July 3 – Crimson Crow / July 10 – Neil Diamond Review / July 17 – Mor Sol / July 24 Big Truth / July 31 – Mrs. Jones Revenge

Champagne Jazz Concert Series
Sunday, July 12 – Dave Koz / 6:00p / General Admission tickets – $85 / Gourmet Supper tickets – $160 (3 course meal, concert ticket & assigned table)

Saturday, July 25 – Jeffrey Osborne and Gerald Albright / 7:00p / General Admission tickets – $85 / Gourmet Supper tickets – $160 (3 course meal, concert ticket & assigned table

Wilson Creek Winery

“Wine Academy” ~ Riedel Vinum Glassware Seminar
Saturday, July 11 / 11a-1p / Our top notch winery instructors will make your wine experience interactive and interesting. Fee includes a set of four Reidel glasses (valued at $158) to take home with you! / $85 per person / $75 per person, wine club

DSB in Concert, A Journey Tribute Band
Sunday, July 19 7p-10p / Enjoy a concert under the stars in wine country. If you like the music of Journey, this is where you need to be! “This band of world-class musicians remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you belivin’ / $35 per person; $30 per person for wine club. To purchase tickets, visit

Live Entertainment
Saturdays & Sundays in July /12p-4p


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