January marks the beginning of an exciting year here in Temecula Wine Country! To kick the new year off right, our member wineries have planned plenty of fun and exciting activities and events especially for you. From wine and art shows, cooking classes and wine seminars to wine and food pairing classes, you are sure to have an enjoyable time. Don’t forget that January is also California Restaurant Month, so take advantage of all the special lunch and dinner packages our member wineries have created here. Take a look below for the special events set for this month!
Lorimar Winery- Wine & Art Show Series
January 1st – 31st
Emerging artist, Sara Shawger is bringing a taste to Santa Fe New Mexico to Old Town Temecula. Sara’s collection of introspective paintings and abstract drawings will be featured at Lorimar Winery’s Old Town Tasting Room during the month of January with a special “Meet the Artist” reception on January 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. Call 951.240.5177.
Oak Mountain Winery- Cooking Class
January 14, 2011
Chef Michael Cragg of Temecula Catering teaches you to make a gourmet meal! A complete hands-on experience, with all materials provided. Check out the menu here. To make a reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951.699.9102.
Oak Mountain Winery- White Elephant Party
January 15, 2011
Bring those unwanted wrapped gifts for the White Elephant gift exchange. Tickets are $10 for Wine club members and $15 for Non-Members. Price includes a ticket for the White Elephant exchange, a glass of wine, all you can eat potato soup & rolls. Come by for a great evening by the fire! To make a reservation, please call 951.699.9102 or email email@example.com.
Leonesse Cellars- 3rd Sunday Concert
January 16, 2011
Cozy in for a heart-warming glass of wine and music at Leonesse Cellars 3rd Sunday Concert. From 1pm to 5pm, enjoy the music of the Vineyard Troubadour with special guest artist, Steven Kinsey.
Callaway Winery- Wine Seminar “A Taste of Winter”
January 22, 2011
A Taste of Winter is the first in a series of four seminars with Callaway’s winemaker, Craig Larson. Journey through various topics of winemaking including hands on instruction on vineyard management, the harvest and crush processes, fermentation, barrel aging and even how to taste, serve and store wines. For reservations, call 951.676.4001.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Wild Women of Wine Country Cooking Class
January 29, 2011
Join South Coast Winery for cooking and wine the Wild Women Way! Just $35 gives you the opportunity to be a part of this special day. Best of all, proceeds benefit a local community charity. Audience participation encouraged; sense of humor required! Call 951-587-9463 X7210 to reserve your place today.
Thornton Winery- ABC’s from Grape to Glass
January 29, 2011
Meet winemaker, David Vergari for a foray into the fun world of wine. Learn about the passion and experience their new winemaker is bringing to the bottle. Call 951.699.0099 for information and reservations.
We look forward to seeing you this month in Temecula Wine Country!