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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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Winemaker’s Roundtable: Five Facts About… Zinfandel

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Shrouded in mystery and rich in history, the bold Zinfandel grape is a notorious and versatile red wine.  Red berry fruit flavors (think raspberry) predominate in wines from cooler areas; whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas.

Zinfandel pairs exceptionally well with outdoor-grilled steaks or chops, barbequed meats, rich bolognese sauce, or dark chocolate desserts.  Often more than other wines, a great Zinfandel experience motivates folks to become wine-lovers.

Here are five zinteresting facts about America’s heritage grape!

1.  Zinfandel’s origins used to be unknown, but its DNA can now be traced back to the specific combination of a Croation grape (Crljenak) and an Italian grape (Primativo.)

2.  Zinfandel made its way to California via The Gold Rush in the 1850’s.  Throughout the 20th century, California has been recognized as having the most exceptional regions for growing this hardy grape.

3.  Starting around 1980, Zin achieved widespread popularity in America as a slightly sweet blush wine. In fact, this popularity so outstripped all other forms, that many fans think that there is actually a grape called “White Zinfandel” (there isn’t!)

4.  Zinfandel is considered a chameleon.  It can be made light and fruity, much like French Beaujolais, or lively, complex and age worthy, like Cabernet or claret. It can also be made into big, ripe, high alcohol style wines that resemble Port.

5.  When Zinfandel wine ages, it sometimes tastes “hot” (predominantly alcoholic) and is often at its best within 3-5 years of its vintage.

 

On your next visit to Temecula wine country, be sure to order a bottle of Zinfandel at the following wineries —

 

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