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November Winery Events in Temecula Valley

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

There is so much happening in Temecula Valley in the Fall. In November, we can look forward to the holidays coming up! Enjoy the cool air outdoors or cozy up inside a tasting room. Listen to some live music and drink to your heart’s desire. Temecula Valley is loaded with wine experiences this month, so don’t miss out!

Harvest Celebration Weekend, November 2 and 3

Temecula Valley’s 23rd Annual Harvest Celebration Weekend + Scarecrow Contest is November 2 and 3 – and tickets are going fast!

Purchase your tickets to our final wine country passport event of the year here or call 800-801-9463.

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 2 and 3; 10a-4:30p
  • $99 passport to sip and nosh at 35 wineries
  • Two-day weekend event gives plenty of time to explore wine country
  • Sample new wines from the barrel that are not available to the public
  • Overnight and “safe ride” packages available

 

 

Winery Events

 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Dog Day Sundays

  • Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p
  • Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch!
  • Live entertainment, doggie menus, treats and prizes.

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting

  • Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p
  • Tours and vertical tasting of library Boudreaux reds.
  • Call for reservations: 951-972-9768

Callaway Winery

Women & Wine Wednesday

  • November 20 / 6p to 8p/ $35 pp / $32 pp members
  • Callaway wines & light dinner
  • Make your own Wine Cork tree ornament.
  • Reservations & pre-payment required Call: 951-676-4001.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Dia De Paella & Wine Festival

  • November 9 / 11:00a-5:00p / $75 pp; $65 pp wine club
  • Paella tastings, wine tastings, grape stomp
  • Music by Melissa Miro Quesada and Latin Sol Band
  • Click here for tickets and more info

Europa Village

Friday Night Entertainment

6:00p-9:00p / Free admission

  • November 1 – Cougrzz
  • November 8 – Barstow Prophets
  • November 15 – Radical Pie
  • November 22 – Alaina Blair

Sunday Entertainment

1:00p-4:00p / Free Admission

  • November 10 – Guilty Conscience Acoustic

Veteran’s Day Event

  • Monday, November 11 / 1:00p-4:00p
  • FREE performance by 2nd Hand Brass Band

Musical Wine DinnerInternational – “Amuse Bouche”

  • Thursday, November 14 / 6:30p-9:00p / $85pp
  • 4-course wine paired dinner w/ entertainment
  • Call 951-216-3380 for tickets

Wine Education Class #2

  • Friday, November 15 / 4:30p-6:00p / $15pp
  • Call 951-216-3380 for reservations

Vive Bene – Antidote to Black Friday

  • Friday, November 29 / 5:00p-8:00p / Free
  • Live holiday entertainment and shopping event

 

Frangipani Winery

Dia De Paella & Wine Festival

  • November 9 / 11:00a-5:00p / $75 pp; $65 pp member
  • Paella tastings, wine tastings, grape stomp
  • Music by Melissa Miro Quesada & Latin Sol Band
  • Click here for tickets and more info

 

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

2 1/2 Hour Winemaking Tasting Tour

  • Every Monday and Friday at 12:00p
  • Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00a & 1:00p/$29 pp
  • Reservations required: 951-302-7888

 

Leoness Cellars

Live Entertainment

  • Fridays & Sundays
  • November 1 – Tim Cash
  • November 3- Melissa Musika
  • November 8- Dave Cho
  • November 10 – Leo Gosselin
  • November 15 – Peter Lehr
  • November 17 – Bill Fedak
  • November 22 – Jessie Smith
  • November 24 – Desert Rose
  • November 29 – Schultz & Hamilton

Winemaker’s Dinner

  • November 16 / 6:30p / $106 + tax / members $96 + tax
  • 5 course wine paired dinner
  • Call 951-302-7601 ext. 150

 

Lorimar Winery

Birds of a Feather Epicurean Cooking Demo & Wine Pairing

  • November 6 / 4:00p-6:00p / $25 pp / members $20 pp
  • Beer Can Chicken, Turkey Dumpling Soup and More!
  • Email events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 104.

Movie in the Vines / The Big Lebowski

  • Monday, November 25 / 6:00p

Black Friday Shopping Event

  • Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1 / All day

 

Live Music in Wine Country

  • Fridays-Sundays
  • November 1 – Alien Bees
  • November 2 – Shoot 4 Tuezday
  • November 3 – Master Splinter and the Shredders Unplugged
  • November 8 – Shultz & Hamilton
  • November 9 – Oceans of Sand
  • November 10 – Tim Cash
  • November 15 – Bluefish
  • November 16 – Rhandi & Associates
  • November 17 – Buzz Campbell
  • November 22- Sharifa and the Good Thing
  • November 23- Donna Jones
  • November 24 – Izon Eden
  • November 29 – Big Truth
  • November 30 – Mercedes Moore Band

 

Live Music in Old Town

  • November 2 / 6:00p-9:00p – Jason Weber
  • November 9 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
  • November 16 – Soupster
  • November 23 – Donna Jones
  • November 30 – Missy Andersen

 

Oak Mountain Winery

Cooking Class

  • Friday, November 8 / 6p-9p / $65 pp
  • Catering’s Chef Michael Cragg is the instructor
  • For menu and more details, click here.

Winemaker’s Dinner

  • Friday, November 15 / 6:00p-9:00 / $95 pp / $85 pp member
  • Featuring Chef Michael, from the Ritz Carlton
  • Call 951-699-9102 or by e-mail to vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com.
  • Tickets are also available online by clicking here.

Shop Till You Drop

  • Friday, November 29 / 6:00p-9:00p
  • Enjoy live music, food and wine while you shop
  • For more information, call 951-699-9102.

 

Ponte Winery

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bouquet Restaurant

  • Thursday, November 28 / 4:30p-8:30p
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Bouquet Restaurant
  • Reservations are required by calling (951) 676-7898.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Happiest Hours: 

  • WINOS – Women In Need Of Serenity
  • Every Monday through Thursday between 11:30am & 2:30pm
  • $2 off appetizers and half-priced mimosas, sangria and wines.
  • Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Vintage Vantage

  • Need a mid-week boost?
  • Mon – Thur 11:30a to 3p
  • Specially priced lunches for those aged 55 and up.
  • Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Sunday’s Divas in D’Vines

  • From 12-3pm every Sunday during football season
  • Ladies enjoy half priced mimosas, sangria and wine.
  • Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Marvelous Mondays

  • From 5:30p to 9p each week.
  • Enjoy half-priced bottles of select featured wines with purchase of 2 entrees.
  • Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Wine Down Wednesdays

  • Enjoy live music w/ pianist Blecie Hopkins
  • Half-priced select appetizers
  • Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Thursday Night Mixers

  • Wine Press Tasting Room
  • Thursday Nights 6:00p to 9:00p / $10
  • Click here for more details.

Thanksgiving Feast

  • November 28 from 11a – 9p.
  • Chef’s specialty four-course Thanksgiving Day Menus
  • Call 951-491-8077 or visit here for details.

 

Thornton Winery

Harvest Cooking Class

  • Saturday, November 16 / 2:30p / $70 pp inclusive
  • Learn to make a Salad, Soup, “Candied” Pork Chop & more
  • Reservations required: 951-699-0099.

Thanksgiving Menu

  • Thursday, November 28 / 12:00p-5:00p
  • $51.95 pp / $19.95 pp for children 12 and under
  • Call: 951-699-0099. For menu info, click here.

 

Vindemia Vineyard & Winery

Wine & Music Wine Tasting Workshop & Dinner

  • November 2 / 5:15p-10:30p
  • Concert provided by the Cello Goblin
  • Dinner is included.
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October Winery Events in Temecula Valley

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Come to Temecula wine country this October to experience amazing fall events, outdoor concerts, tastings and of course – Halloween parties!  See below for a list of top October winery events —

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Music Knights at Carol’s

  • Every Saturday during dinner 5:00p-8:00p
  • Live bands, beer, wine, and dinner or just appetizers.
  • October 5 – Waylon Hicks Project
  • October 12 – Paradygm Shift
  • October 19 – Nite Owls
  • October 26 – Halloween Dance Party

Dog Day Sundays

  • Every Sunday 11:30a-2:30p
  • Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch + Live acoustic entertainment

NEW! Estate Club Private Wine Tasting

  • Thursday-Sunday 11:00a-2:30p
  • Tours and vertical tasting of library Boudreaux reds
  • Call for reservations: 951-972-9768.

Dog Day Sunday for Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild

  • Sunday, October 20 12:00p-3:00p
  • Silent Auction, Raffle and Specialty Vendors.
  • Bring your well mannered, dolled up doggies in costume, prizes for best dog costumes

 

Bel Vino Winery

11th Annual Clambake

  • Saturday, October 12 6:30p-10:00p
  • Call (951) 676-6414 for reservations.

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Women & Wine Wednesdays October 30 6pm to 8pm

  • October ~ Fall Dining ~ At this month’s event:
    • Visit with friends while creating napkin rings for Fall. $35 pp+tax. $32 pp+tax-wine club.
    • Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

Harvest Dinner featuring Winemaker Craig Larson and Executive Chef Michael Henry

  • Saturday, October 26  6:30p-9:30p  $120 pp+tax / $108 pp+tax-member
  • Wine reception with winemaker Craig Larson
  • 5-course meal paired with Callaway wine.
  • Reservations are required call 951-676-4001

Live Music Fridays at Meritage at Callaway

  • 6:00p-8:00p

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway

  • Sangria, Tapas Specials & Live Music from 5:00p-7:00p

 

Danza del Sol Winery

  • Friday, October 11  6:00p-8:00p $45pp / $40.50pp wine club
  • Cooking demo, small plates by The M Group, wine pairings & special wine discounts provided.
  • RSVP Only! Call Kelly at (951) 302-6363 ext. 26

Danza del La Muerte Halloween Party

  • Wednesday, October 23  5:00p-9:45p
  • Food, live music provided by Missy Anderson and a costume contest
  • $12 pp+tax / $10 p/member + guest + tax / $8 industry / inter-winery.

 

Europa Village

Friday Night Entertainment / 6:00p-9:00p / Free admission

  • October 4 – Soul & Jazz Infusion
  • October 11 – Mrs. Jones’ Revenge
  • October 18 – Finite Wisdom
  • October 25 – Lifetime Rocker

Sunday Entertainment / 1:00p-4:00p / Free Admission

  • October 6 – Britt Doehring
  • October 13 – Michael Sierras
  • October 20 – Melissa
  • October 27 – Geoff Ryle

Wine Education Class

  • Friday, October 11 / 4:30p-6:00p / $40 pp 3 consecutive classes
  • Call 951-216-3380 for tickets.

Paint & Palate Event, Celebrating Picasso’s Birthday

  • Thursday, October 17 / 11:00a-2:00p / $35 pp

 

Doffo Winery

Classy Thunderbird Cars

  • Sat Oct 19, 1:30p
  • Enjoy these amazing cars w/ glass of Doffo Wine in the Moto-Barrel Room
  • Free entry
  • Cheese plates: Prosciutto, Salame, Cheese, Olives and Chimichurri

 

 

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

2 1/2 Hour Winemaking Tasting Tour

  • Every Monday and Friday at 12:00p
  • Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00a & 1:00p
  • $29 pp; Includes 2 1/2 hours with a wine specialist with at least 12 wine tastings
  • Reservations required by calling the winery at 951-302-7888

 

Lorimar Winery

Live Music in Wine Country

Fridays-Sundays / 5p-8p Fridays & Saturdays / 2:00p-5:00p Sundays

    • October 4 – X-Ray Cats
    • October 5 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
    • October 6 – Mercedes Moore Band
    • October 11 – Big Truth
    • October 12 – Bill Magee
    • October 13 – Knight Wing
    • October 14 – Brent Buffan and the Ride
    • October 19 – Michael Le Clerc
    • October 20 – Brent Buffan
    • October 25- Michael Le Clerc
    • October 26- Mercedes Moore Band
    • October 27 – Danielle Tayor

Live Music in Old Town

  • October 5 – Michael Le Clerc
  • October 12 – Tim Cash
  • October 19 – Michael Le Clerc
  • October 26 – Mark Renk

Epicurean Demonstration-Squash Soup, Pumpkin Seeds, Spagetti Squash, and more!

  • Wednesday, October 2 / 4:00p-6:00p / $25 pp+tax / $20 pp+tax, club
  • Admission entitles you to taste all demoed food, recommended wine pairing & a recipe card to take home.
  • Purchase tickets in the tasting room, e-mail events@lorimarywinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 1046

Scary Movie in the Vines

  • Monday, October 21
  • Concessions and wine bar open at 6:00p
  • Film begins at 8:00p. Bring your own beach chair or blanket.

The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest

  • Saturday, October 26 / 5:00p-8:00p
  • Carve your own pumpkin for a chance to win some GREAT prizes!
  • We provide the pumpkins and the tools. Costumes are encouraged!

Halloween Party – Night of the Living Wine-O’s

  • Thursday, October 31 / 7:00p-11p
  • Wine specials, karaoke, live music and more!
  • $10 cover – Gets you a glass of Spooky Sangria and a pass at our Taco Bar.
  • Dress to thrill!! Compete for best costume and wine great prizes.

 

Monte De Oro Winery

Masquerade Winemakers Dinner – Wine Club Member

  • Friday, October 18th 2013, 6:30p
  • Celebrate the end of Harvest & Halloween New Orleans’ Style
  • 5-course meal paiews w/ new wine releases
  • Costumes optional – masks required (until we eat!)

 

Mount Palomar Winery

Live Music Featuring ABACUS

  • 2:00p to 6:00p  Sun, Oct 6, 2013
  • Venue: Mount Palomar Winery
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: Lauren Shields 951-676-5047 x118, weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

Oktoberfest

  • 10:00a to 7:00p Sun, Oct 20, 2013
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: Lauren Shields 951-676-5047 x118, weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

Halloween Spooky Spectacular

  • 6:00p to 10:00p Fri, Oct 25, 2013
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: Lauren Shields 951-676-5047 ext118, weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

Live Music Featuring ABACUS

  • 2:00p to 6:00p Sun, Oct 27, 2013
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: Lauren Shields 951-676-5047 x118, weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

Oak Mountain Winery

Woofs & Purrs in the Vines

  • Sunday, October 13 / 12:00p-4:00p
  • $35 donation: receive a logo glass with glass of wine, lunch & live music.
  • Help raise money for medical expenses to be used for the treatment of our furry companions.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s WINOS (Women In Need of Serenity)

  • Monday-Thursday / 11:30a-2:30p
  • Half price Mimosas, Spumante Diamante Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Group Therapy & Sangria
  • Call for Reservations 951-587-9463 x 2

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Divas in D’Vines

  • Every Sunday during football season 12pm – 3pm in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
  • Enjoy half priced mimosas, sangria & Spumante Diamante.
  • Reservations Recommended. Call 951-587-9463 x 2

9th Annual Wild Women of Wine Country ~ Susan G. Komen – IE Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Registration begins at 10:00a
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear pink and enter the outrageous PINK shoe contest!
  • For Reservations, please call: 951.587.9463 x7210 or online here

Wine Country Concert Under the Stars with K-FROG FM

  • Friday, October 11 / Gates Open at 6p
  • With singer/songwriter Matt Rogers and his band
  • Fresh grilled food, award winning wines, and prizes
  • Cost is $20/GA and $25pp VIP Tickets with Meet & Greet .
  • For reservations, please call: 951.587.9463

Haunted Winemakers Dinner

  • Saturday, October 19 / 6pm Check-in / $100pp / $95pp Wine Club
  • Haunted Winemakers Dinner comes complete with:
  • “Ghoulish”4-course menu
  • “Chilling” libations raised up from the dark shadows of our Wine Cellars
  • “Spooktacular” musical entertainment & Tarot card readings “Goose Bumps” and costumes optional
  • Reservations are required. Call: 951.587.9463

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

  • Daily / 11:00a and 1:00p / $40pp/$35 member
  • Stroll the vineyards & the winery where the magic begins
  • Walking wine tour w/ private, plated wine & cheese pairing with Wine Concierge.
  • Reservations strongly suggested: Call 951.587.9463 x7219.

Haunted Wine Tours

  • Offered daily: October 26 thru October 31 Only – 4:30-5:30p, Cost is just $45/$40 club
  • Behind the Scenes Wine Tour with a Spooky Twist.
  • Music and special lighting heighten the senses for this private, limited time wine pairing.
  • Reserve early by calling 951-587-WINE X7262

Happy Hour at Vineyard Rose Restaurant

  • Price varies based on selections.
  • Mon-Fri, 4:00p-5:30p (Wednesdays, enjoy a live piano bar from 6:00p-9:00p).

 

Thornton Winery

Champagne Jazz Series

  • Sunday, October 6 / 4:00p – Jesse Cook – $65 pp; $130 pp gourmet supper package
  • Sunday, October 13 / 4:00p – Keiko Matsui -$65 pp; $130 pp gourmet supper package
  • Sunday, October 20 / 4:00p – Brian Culbertson – $75 pp; $140 pp gourmet supper package

Live Music
Fridays 6p-9p / Saturdays 1p-4p

  • October 4 – Michael Le Clerc
  • October 5 – Lady Truth
  • October 11 – Brent Buffan and the Ride
  • October 12 – Master Splinter Acoustic
  • October 18 – Oceans of Sand
  • October 19 – Soupster
  • October 25 – Sahaifa and the Good Thing
  • October 26 – David and Olivia
  • October 27 – David and Olivia (12:30p-4:00p)

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Class

  • Saturday, October 12 / 3:00p-4:30p / $35 pp, inclusive
  • Sous Chef Sara Costello will demonstrate basic techniques for creating cupcakes
  • Reservations required by calling (951) 699-0099.
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Tickets Going Fast for Temecula Valley’s California Wine Month September Festivities

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The 9th Annual California Wine Month sparks a month-long vinous celebration across the Golden State, and Temecula Valley’s 35 wineries invite wine-lovers from San Diego to Los Angeles to explore and experience the Southland’s premier wine country in two unique ways. All 35 wineries will celebrate with a saver September SIP Passport and 4th annual CRUSH~A Wine & Culinary Showcase, the region’s signature wine and food event of the year, held at the elegant Callaway Winery.

For more details and to purchase tickets, click here!

CRUSH at Callaway Winery

 

Event Details

4th Annual CRUSH~ A Wine & Culinary Showcase

  • When:  Saturday, September 14 from 7-9:30 p.m.

  • Where:  Callaway Winery: 32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591

  • What:  Upscale event bringing together 35 Temecula Valley wineries; fine cuisine from 18 local chefs, farms and restaurants; and live entertainment to set the mood.

  • Tickets:  All-inclusive tickets are $75 per person; VIP Tickets are $100 and include admittance to the pre-event Winemakers Roundtable seated panel discussion and exclusive winemaker tasting, beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now here!

  • Packages:  Enjoy the brand-new Farm House Restaurant at the Temecula Creek Inn and book a tour with Grapeline Wine Tours to make the weekend even more special and safe.  Overnight package includes one-night stay and two tickets to CRUSH. For more info and to book, click here.

    Winemaker’s Roundtable

    Gourmet Food from 18 Local Restaurants

 

September SIP Passport

  • When:  Valid September 1-30; visits may be concurrent or spaced throughout the month.
  • What:  Voucher for a full tasting flight at any four participating Temecula Valley wineries; includes souvenir wine glass. Click here for details.

  • Tickets:  $35 per person for SIP Passport (a $60-80 value); tickets, various transportation and overnight packages are all available here.

  • Packages: Newly-renovated Temecula Creek Inn and the charming B&B, The Inn at Europa, offer discount Sip & Stay packages throughout September.  Additionally, visitors may book a Sip, Stay & Ride Packages with one of wine country’s trusted transportation partners, like Grapeline Wine Tours, Sunset Limo or West Coast Chauffeur.  For more details and to book, click here.

September is harvest season in Temecula Valley wine country

 

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Temecula Valley Winery and Mother’s Day Events for May

Monday, April 29th, 2013

~ Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12 ~

Check out the fabulous events and exciting activities happening at our Temecula Valley wineries throughout May! Don’t miss Cinco de Mayo festivities, a fashion show luncheon, spa specials, winemaker tours, tons of live concerts and the best wine country brunches for Mother’s Day.

 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day Champagne Buffet Brunch at Carol’s Restaurant
Sunday, May 12, 11:00am Seating/1:00am Seating. Includes champagne, soft drinks, coffee, or tea. $54.95 per person plus tax and gratuity | $19.95 Children 12 and under, children 5 and under free. Reservations necessary, credit card for reservation: 951- 676-9243.

New! Saturday Knight’s at Carol’s begins Saturday, May 4. Live local musicians will be featured every Saturday night along with a new, more casual dinner menu featuring flatbread pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes, and appetizers. Hours: 5p to 8:30p on the vineyard patio or in the European inspired Bacchus Hall. Local wines and micro-brewed beers as well as wine cocktails will be offered, plus two local beers on tap. Reservations recommended, dancing shoes optional. For more info, please contact Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery: 951-676-9243.

 

Bel Vino Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12 from 10:00a-2:00p
Includes live music by Mark Renk/ $55 per person plus tax and gratuity, Wine Club Members / $65 per person plus tax and gratuity, Non-Members/$25 per person plus tax and gratuity, children 3-12.


Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Wine tasting for two, two sandwiches or salads or a large meat and cheese platter for just $24!

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day at Meritage at Callaway
Sunday, May 12; 
11am-4:30pm. Join Meritage at Callaway this Mother’s Day for a relaxing lunch or dinner in 
beautiful Temecula Wine Country. Live music performed by local favorite, Ryan Dart, will begin at 2pm. Regular dinner menu available afterwards, last reservation at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 951-587-8889.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Sunday, May 5; 12:00p-4:00p. Live music, Mexican food, beer, specialty wine drinks and wine tasting. Please call 951.491.0825 for more information.

 

Danza del Sol Winery

“Get Sauced”

Thursday, May 23; 6:00p-8:00p. 
$45 per person, plus tax | $40.50 per person, plus tax for wine club members
Cooking demo, class, and small plates by the M Group, wine pairings by our educated staff, recipes to take home, special wine discounts! Menu: Shrimp Sautéed w/Margarita Sauce (Tomatoes, Garlic & Basil), Carne Asada Lettuce Wraps w/ Pickled Jalapeno Sauce, Fresh Fruit Sauce w/Spiced Chocolate-Dipped Chips. Reservations are required. Call Kelly at 951-302-6363 ext. 26

 

Doffo Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Sunday, May 12. Complimentary cupcakes for all of the ladies coming for wine tasting. Call 951-676-6989 for more details.

 

Europa Village

Live Music; Complimentary
6:00p-9:00p
Friday, May 3 – Classic Rock Tribute | Friday, May 10 – Guilty Conscience | Friday, May 17 – Big Truth Band | Friday, May 24 – Abacus | Friday, May 31-Different Drum

1:00p-4:00p
Sunday, May 5 – Jim Gentry | Sunday, May 12 – Guilty Conscience | Sunday, May 19 – Geoff Ryle | Sunday, May 26 – Leo Gosselin

Cinco De Mayo
Sunday, May 5. Come dressed for Cinco De Mayo and receive 10% off purchases; Save $2 on Southwest Chicken Paninis

Rancho Damacitas – Cooking Demonstration
Tuesday, May 7
6:00p-8:30p
$85 per person for three events. For Tickets & Information Call Rancho Damacitas – 951-302-2317

Mother’s Day Luncheon
Sunday, May 12
 at 1:00p; $58 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. $25 per person, plus service charge and sales tax for children 11 and under. Wine club members are $52.50 per person, plus service charge and sales tax and $22.50 per person, plus service charge and sales tax for children 11 and under. Includes a gourmet three-course lunch, Sangria, and entertainment.

Mystery Dinner Theater
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19; 6:00p-10:00p. For reservations and more information, please call 1-888-383-3767 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Theater Foundation Gala Dinner
Monday, May 27; 
5:00pm. 
$85.00 per person. For reservations & questions call 951-541-2588

 

Falkner Winery
VIP Vertical Tasting


Saturday, May 4, 10:30am-12:30p. $50/person plus tax; $40/person plus tax for Food & Wine Club members. This tasting session will focus on eight (8) vintages of the Falkner Amante-Super Tuscan. *For those who are not familiar with the term “vertical tasting,” it means tasting multiple vintages of the same wine from the same producer.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 12; 10:00a-3:30p. $59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity | $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity for Wine Club members | children 3-10 are $24.50, plus tax and gratuity | $19.95, plus tax and gratuity for Wine Club members. Children under 3 are free. All food will be prepared by their award winning Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff. Having been designated “Best Restaurant of the Inland Empire” six years in a row and “Best Chef” for 3 years by readers of Inland Empire magazine, this promises to be a spectacular and memorable event. Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options. Plus live entertainment. Reservations should be made by calling the restaurant at 951-676-8231 ext. 1 or by visiting the website.

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch
10:00a-2:00p; 
$16.95 per person | $10.95 children 10 & under. Along with your brunch, enjoy a complimentary glass of specialty sparkling wine drinks. Advance reservations are required by calling the winery at 951-699-8845.

 

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

2 1/2 Hour Winemaking Tasting Tour
Every Monday and Friday at 12:00p; Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00a & 1:00p. $29 per person. Includes 2 1/2 hours with a wine specialist in our vineyard, production facility and barrel room with at least 12 wine tastings (including tank & barrel tastings) and food and wine pairing with gourmet cheeses and meats. Reservations required by calling the winery at 951-302-7888.

Wine Down Fridays
6:30p-9:30p. Live music by Michael Chain and discount wine by the glass and bottle.

Jill Roberts Art Class
Every Wednesday in May; 1:00p-4:00p; $50 per person. Come take an art class in the vineyard, conducted by Jill Roberts of Dorland Arts Colony – includes a glass of wine!

 

Leoness Cellars

Fashion Show & Luncheon
Thursday, May 9; 11:30a-2:30p. $58.00 per person, plus tax | $48 per person, plus tax. Includes lunch, a glass of wine, and a fabulous show with special show discounts and giveaways.

“Friends & Wine” Concert Series, hosted by Ronnie Laws and performance by Diane Schuur, two-time Grammy Winner with repeat performances at The White House and Carnegie Hall. Sunday, May 12th; 4:30p Showtime. Limited winery tour, VIP Seating, Private Meet & Greet and wine reception with Diane Schurr and Ronnie Laws. $89 per person, plus tax | VIP Seating with glass of wine is $69 per person, plus tax. | Open seating is $49 per person, plus tax. A portion of the proceeds will support music therapy for students with autism and placement of musical instruments in local Temecula Valley schools. Reservations required by e-mailing reservations@leonesscellars.com or by calling 951-302-7601 ext. 150.

 

Lorimar Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Sunday, May 12. On Mother’s Day, Lorimar Winery will be offering a glass of Grenache sparkling wine, as well as a chocolate covered strawberry.  There will also be a “Buy a bottle of wine for your Mom, because you are the reason she drinks” sale of 20% off all wine purchases. Call 951-694-6699 for more information.

 

Monte De Oro Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch at Monte De Oro
Sunday, May 12; Seating at 10:00a and 12:00p. $58.95 per person, adults | $48.95 per person, adult Wine Club members | $14.95 per person, children 3-12. Enjoy a gourmet brunch and toast Mom with Mimosas or champagne to say “thanks” for all that she does for you throughout the year. Includes unlimited champagne and a bottle of wine for each Mom. For reservations, call 951-491-6551.

 

Mount Palomar Winery 

Mount Palomar Winery, Shorty’s Bistro

Fridays in May; 5:00p-9:00p.Wine & Unwind- Friday Night Dinner, Wine Tasting and Live Music performed by Mark Sage Band. Questions contact Cristina Lagman 951-676-5047 x112. RSVP – http://www.mountpalomar.com/Events/Wine–Unwind-Friday-Nights

4th Annual Wine Country Wiener Fest

Sunday, May 511:00a-4:00p– Family-friendly games, local vendors & services, silent auction, raffles & door prizes. Food & Beverages and Adult Wine Tasting. “Dexter’s Derby” Dachshund Races! Mount Palomar Winery, Event Pavilion. For more info – www.wienerfest.info.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch w/ unlimited Champagne and Mimosas

Sunday, May 1211am, 1pm or 2pm Seatings. Mount Palomar Winery will be prepared to spoil your taste buds. This brunch offers up such goodies as Salmon drizzled with a lemon dill sauce, around the world cheese display and amazing carving and salad stations…plus much more to satisfy your every delight. Questions contact Cristina Lagman 951-676-5047 x112. RSVP – http://www.mountpalomar.com/MothersDay

 

Thornton Winery

Cafe Champagne’s Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 12; 12:00p-5:00p. $59.95 adults, $22.95 children (under 5 free). Reservations required by calling 951-699-0099.

Champagne Jazz Series

Saturday, May 4 – 7:00 pm: Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval. General Admission: $65; Gourmet Supper:$140 | Saturday, May 18 – 
7:00 pm. Peter White. General Admission: $75
; Gourmet Supper:$150

Live Music on the Patio, Complimentary

Friday, May 3rd; 6:00p – 9:00p: Big Truth | Sunday, May 5; 12:30p – 3:30p: Tim Walsh | Sunday, May 12; 12:30p-3:30p
: Diego Mondragon 
(Mother’s Day) | Sunday, May 26; 12:30p-3:30p: Mrs. Jones Revenge (Unplugged) | Friday, May 31 
6:00p – 9:00p| Master Splinters & Shredders

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch 
Sunday

Sunday May 12; 10:00a-4:00p. South Coast Winery celebrates mothers in grand style in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant. This event sells out each year so reserve early for best selection. Call today: (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

Mother’s Day Spa Package

Three treats in one at South Coast Winery Resort’s GrapeSeed Spa. Celebrate that special mother in your life with this exclusive treat now thru May only! We’ll pamper you with three body treatments wrapped into one dynamic spa service that include:

•    Delectable Exfoliating Sugar Back Scrub
•    Ultimate Back and Foot Massage
•    Fabulous sugar kissed hand treatment
•    Complete your treatment with a skin-tastic 25-minute facial including anti-stress oil and a pressure point facial massage.

Seal this delicious day with a chilled glass of sparkling wine and spa goodies to go. Visit www.WineResort.com for details or Call 951-587-9463. Book Now For Only $185 PP. (Original Price $240) Mention Code: Just Because… Spa reservations subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Expires May 30, 2013.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Wines of the Month Offerings:
SAVE 10% on these special monthly selections now:

  • May: 
2011 South Coast Winery Riesling, $14
  • 2011 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Merlot, $24

 

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Five Fun Facts About… Moscato

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Moscato, Muscatel, Muscat… what’s the difference between them? Just the names, actually.  Rather than just being one grape, Muscat includes a family of grapes in a range of colors (from white to brown, or to near black.)  For instance, Moscato is the Italian name and Muscatel the Spanish.

Here in the U.S., Moscato is making its mark and has become the hot wine of the moment. Some would say sweet versions of Moscato are ideal for the American sweet tooth; it’s also an easy wine for the new wine drinker to love.

For a perfect spring day, pack a picnic with a chilled bottle of Temecula Valley Moscato and pair it with good cheese, buttery crackers and seasonal fruit. Salud!

pipesmagazine.com

Here are Five Fun Facts About Moscato

1.  Muscat is the only fine wine grape that doubles as a table grape.

2.  Twitter currently buzzes with an average of 250 tweets an hour about people drinking their Moscato.

3.  In addition to Moscato, Muscatel and Muscat, this common white variety is also known as Muscadel, Muscat Blanc and Muscat Canelli.

4.  Virtually all pink Moscatos gain their hue from a splash of red wine, not skin contact.

5.  The breadth and number of varieties of Muscat suggest that it is perhaps the oldest domesticated grape variety, and there are theories that most families within the Vitis vinifera grape variety are descended from the Muscat variety.

Looking for a great bottle of Moscato wine in Temecula Valley?

Check these wines out!

 

Article sources:
Wikipedia, Muscat
WineIntro.com
Michigan University
Broker-wine.com
RoBeRt Haynes-Peterson/HawaiiBevGuide

 

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Temecula Valley Winery Events for March

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

World of Wine Passport Event is Saturday and Sunday March 2 & 3.  Buy your tickets now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting Temecula Valley winery events for March include Easter brunch, women & wine craft night, 15K race, food truck Friday, live music and entertainment, happy hours, cooking class, spa and overnight packages! Scroll down for all the details.


Bel Vino Winery

Wedding Expo

Saturday, March 9; 12:00p-4:00p; $5 – Includes personalized wine tastings, displayed and tray passes hors d’oeuvres.

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Callaway Budbreak Celebration at Vu
Saturday, March 16 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm; $95 per person plus tax and gratuity; $85.50 plus tax and gratuity, wine club members
Join us for our first chef & winemaker dinner of the year. Our Winemaker, Craig Larson, and Meritage at Callaway’s Executive Chef, Michael Henry are collaborating to bring you a truly exquisite and unique wine & culinary feast. Tickets include a sparkling wine reception with Winemaker Craig Larson, a five-course meal paired with Callaway wine, and a special gift to commemorate the dinner.

This dinner has very limited seating; reservations are required. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001

Women & #WineWednesdays

Wednesday, March 27th: That’s My Glass

6:00pm to 8:00pm; $27 per person plus tax; $25 per person/wine club plus tax
At this month’s “Women & Wine” event visit with friends, decorate your own wine glass with special paints, bling and feathers.

Need some wine time with your girlfriends? Join us the last Wednesday of every month in our Reserve Room for “Women & Wine Wednesday” Visit with old friends, mingle with new ones, sample some of your favorite Callaway wines and enjoy light appetizers. Each gathering will have a unique theme or craft to make & take home!

Reservations and pre-payment are required for these events. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001

Easter Brunch At Meritage at Callaway
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Seatings from 11:00am to 2:00pm. $42.95 per adult, $18.95 for children 5-11; children under 4 are free. RSVP today at 951-587-8889.

You’re invited to experience a festive Springtime brunch at Meritage at Callaway. Enjoy a special brunch menu filled with a delectable assortment of unique culinary dishes and a few traditional selections.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

St. Patrick’s Day 15k Race

Sunday, March 17 – 9:00a

Race through country roads and vineyards as you wind your way to the finish line and a glass of green champagne in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! 21+ race entry includes a champagne tasting and a signature glass to keep. Then, spend the afternoon celebrating the Irish way at Cougar Vineyard and Winery with all day specials for race participants.

Limited to 200 people, so register today! For more information and to order tickets, click here.

 

Danza Del Sol Winery

Live Music – 1:00p-5:00p

Saturday, March 2 Michael LeClerc | Sunday, March 3 JD Priest | Saturday, March 9 Jeff Johnson | Saturday, March 16 Two Fish | Saturday, March 23 Steroflux | Saturday, March 30 Nathan Rivera

Food Truck Friday

Friday, March 29th at the Club House – Slow Cal BBQ, Serving 4:30 – 9:30 pm

Missy Andersen Performing 7 – 9:45 pm

Pre-Sale Tickets $8 per Wine Club Member and guests* | $12 General Public. Day of Event Tickets $10 per Wine Club Member and guest*

Call 951-302-6363 for tickets and more information. Limited seating available. This is a ticketed event. Wine sales as per regular business pricing. No outside food or alcohol permitted. Only bottles purchased during event are permitted *Pricing includes first glass of wine, not to be used towards food purchases. ** no refunds for this event

 

Europa Village

Friday Night Entertainment

5:30p-8:30p; Free admission

March 1 – Cougrzz Acoustic | March 8 – Nathan Rivera | March 15 – Waylon Hicks | March 22 – Alaina Blair | March 29 – Fandango

Sunday Entertainment

1:00p-4:00p; Free Admission

March 3 – Guilty Conscience Acoustic | March 10 – Matthew Fagan | March 17 – Jimmy Patton | March 24 – Geoff Ryle

Art Class in the Vineyards

Wednesday, March 13; 11:00a-2:00p; Monti Lad. Call 760-967-7658 for more information

St. Patrick’s Day Event

Sunday, March 17; 10:00a-4:00p; Dress like a Leprechaun and receive 10% off all purchases.  Best dressed will win a prize. Enjoy green Sangria and Fighting Irish Paninis

Musical Wine Dinner – France- “Moulin Rouge”

Thursday, March 23; 6:30p-9:00p; $79 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. Call 951-506-1818 for more information

“At the Cross” Ballet Performance

Sunday, March 24; 3:00p and 4:00p. Free Admission

Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 31; 11:00a-2:00p; $25 per person, adults | $15 per person, kids

Includes lunch, entertainment, Easter egg hunt, visit by Easter Bunny and jumpy for kids. For reservations please call 951-506-1818

 

Falkner Winery

Easter Brunch at Pinnacle Restaurant

Sunday, March 31. Seatings from 10:00a-3:30p; $49.95 per person, plus tax; $44.95 per person, plus tax, wine club members. Children 3-10 are $19 plus tax, wine club members, $15, plus tax. Children under 3, free. Special Easter gifts will be given to all children upon arrival.

The brunch will consist of multiple food stations and be available for reservations from 10am to 3:30pm.  All food will be prepared by their award winning “Best Chef”, Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff.  As the name implies, Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options including discounted wine by the glass. Live entertainment will also be provided.

Reservations should be made by calling 951-676-8232 ext. 1 or online here

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Happy Hour

Saturday, March 9; 5:00p-8:00p. Appetizers, wine specials and wine cocktail drink specials

 

Leoness Cellars

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd– “World of Wine”

Friday 8th – 1:00-4:00 PM – “Wine 101”

Our host Tony will take you through a comprehensive tour and tasting explaining in detail our Grape Growing, Harvest, and Wine Making processes .

Wine Club Members: $55 per person (for two people) | Public: $95 per person. RSVP at hosts@leonesscellars.com or 951.302.7601 ext. 125

Wednesday 20th – 10:00AM-12:00 PM – “Body & Vines”

Journey within the life of the vine, through vibrant movement of the body.  Then wind down with an alfresco pairing of our refreshing wines, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses.

Wine Club Members: $30 per person (for two  people) | Public $35 per person. RSVP at hosts@leonesscellars.com or 951.302.7601 ext. 125

 


Monte de Oro

Monte De Oro’s Black Label Winemakers Dinner

Saturday March 23, 2013. Reception 6:30 PM | Dinner 7:00 PM.

Wine Club Members $125 per person; Non- Members  $140 per person. Price per person includes one bottle of reserve wine!

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special, intimate evening with Monte De Oro’s Winemaker and Managing Member. While indulging in several sensational black label reserve wines and tempting barrel samples, delight your senses with an amazing five-course wine and food experience designed to surprise and captivate your epicurean senses!

For more information, please call 951-491-6551 or email info@montedeoro.com.


 

Mount Palomar Winery

Wine & Unwind Friday Nights

Friday, March 15; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music by Finite Wisdom (Dance and Classic Rock) RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

Friday, March 22; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music by Lifetime Rocker (Classic Rock) RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

Friday, March 29; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music. RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

 

Oak Mountain Winery

Cooking Class

Friday, March 29; 6:00p-9:00p; $65.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations by e-mail at vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com

Come to Oak Mountain Winery for a night of wine, food and fun while Temecula Catering’s Chef Michael Cragg teaches you how to make a gourmet meal.  You will learn to make (hands on!) and then eat a four course meal paired with Oak Mountain wine.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Divas in D’vines
Happy Hour 12-4/Dinner 5:30-9 – Call 951-587-9463 or click here today.

Vintage Vantage Menu
Mondays-Thursdays 11:30-3pm. Specially priced lunches at a low $9.99 for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 or visit here

Happy Hour
Mondays-Fridays – 4-5:30pm – ½ price wines, draft beer and a wide array of appetizers. Call 951-587-9463 or click here

Prime Rib Dinner Special starting at just $30
Fridays-Sundays Call 951-587-9463 or visit http://www.wineresort.com today.

Champagne Easter Celebration @ South Coast Winery Resort & Spa — Sunday, March 31st. Gather up your family and join us at South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant on Easter Sunday for a magically delicious Champagne Brunch. They will be pulling out all the stops to serve up a brunch designed to dazzle all ages. Easter egg hunts for children will be held every hour beginning at 11 AM. Prices vary based on selection. Reserve today and mark this day extra special! Call (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

Lemongrass Ritual at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa Weekdays in March.

Encounter the healing qualities of the ancient art of warm stones and chakra centers. This 50 minute spa ritual commences with a soothing massage with richly infused butters and oils of Thai Lemongrass and ginger. Relax as the back is massaged with warm stones. Continue this healing ritual with the warm stones placed on the chakras of the heart and body to rebalance, unwind and soothe mind, body and spirit. Leave with a keepsake of the soothing oil. No black out or weekend dates. Good through March 1st– March 31st 2013.
Special price $105—(regularly $146) a $41 savings per person. Call 951-587-9463 or click here. Mention booking code: Lemongrass

Romantic Runaway Wedding Package
March on in to South Coast Winery Resort & Spa this month and let our expert wedding and event planners turn your wedding into an unforgettable wedding fantasy.

Just add in up to 40 of your closest friends and family and $2,100 (INCLUSIVE) and your dream wedding becomes a reality! Call 951-587-9463 for details or click here for more details.

March Girlfriends’ Retreat Package

  • One night stay in a Deluxe Queen Villa for 4
  • Boxed Lunch to be delivered to your room for 4
  • Five Wine Tasting tickets for 4
  • Vino Vinyasa class for 4
  • Complimentary Demi Cabana for 4 – Demi cabana available 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm. Vino Vinyasa class to be taken during time frame of cabana rental only.
  • Pre-Selected Bottle of Wine
  • MENTION CODE: GIRL-GE

Package Price: Sun – Thurs $ 479/night – That’s just $119.75 pp with 4. Fri – Sat $ 50/night additional. Call 951-587-9463 for details or click here for more details.

 


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Five Fun Facts About… Late Harvest Wine

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Are you familiar with late harvest wine?

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 five fun facts about late harvest wine!

Facts courtesy of Snooth and Wikipedia
  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.

 

Looking for a great bottle of Temecula Valley Late Harvest Wine?  Check these wines out!

 

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New Year’s Eve Parties in Temecula Valley: Celebrate in Wine Country!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Ring in New Year’s Eve in Temecula Valley wine country! Choose from delectable multi-course dinners, dancing, elaborate winery parties and more. 

See some options below or call your favorite Temecula Valley winery to see what else is happening in wine country this December 31st!

Looking for that perfect New Year’s Eve bubbly to toast? Scroll down for a list of Temecula wineries which offer sparkling wine and California Champagne.

 

Baily Winery

Early New Year’s Party

Monday, December 31; 5:00p-9:00p

Dine in the beautiful Bacchus Hall and dance to the music of Fandango.  Four-course dinner includes complimentary glass of champagne.

$40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Limited seating.  Reservations required by calling 951- 676-9243

 

Ponte Winery

New Year’s Eve dinner at The Restaurant at Ponte

Monday, December 31; 5:00-8:00pm

Enjoy a special menu in the barrel room. Dinner is by reservation only, please call 951-252-1770 to make your reservation.

For those who wish to spend the night, we invite guests to book at room at Ponte Vineyard Inn and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Moscato, exclusive access to The Cellar Lounge, a midnight toast and a late check-out. Please note that The Cellar Lounge will not be open to any non-hotel guests that night.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Vineyard Rose Fire & Ice Dinner

Monday, December 31; Seating from 6:00p-9:30p

$150 per person. Must be 21 years or older

Includes four-course fixed menu, musical entertainment by the Gayle St. Gregory 5-piece band, party favors and a bottle of wine.

Call 951-587-9463 Ext 1 or visit us online here for reservations.

 

Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Party & Balloon Drop

Monday, December 31; 8:00p-1:00a

Party is $75 per person. Must be 21 years or older.

Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, party favors, bottle of wine and champagne toast.  Enjoy dancing to the music mix of DJ Dillenger.

Call 951-587-9463 Ext 1 or visit us online here for reservations. Be sure to ask about our all-inclusive overnight stay packages.  These packages sell out each year so reserve early!

 

Wilson Creek Winery

Jet-Setting Rockin’ New Years Eve Celebration

Monday, December 31; 7:00p to 12:30a

$160 per person, plus gratuity and tax

Grab your passport and celebrate this New Year’s Eve on a journey around the world! As your surroundings transform, you will begin with a midnight toast in Australia, then London, next Egypt and back to New York in time for the ball drop and the final New Year’s toast to welcome in 2013, all without boarding a plane!  During your globetrotting evening enjoy a 4-course dinner, a hosted wine and champagne bar pouring only the finest, and groove to the electric, funky, soul sounds of Sibling Rivalry. Reservations: 951-699-9463

 

Sparkling Wine and California Champagne

The following Temecula wineries offer sparkling wines, available for purchase online and in the tasting rooms. Cheers!

 

Temecula Valley Wine Country wishes you a safe, healthy and happy New Year!  See you in 2013!

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Save the Date! Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend – Nov 3 & 4, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Temecula Valley wine country invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate this year’s wine grape harvest at the region’s 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend. The two-day event is a chance to explore 35 member wineries, sample new and unfinished wines, enjoy delicious food pairings, and experience the beauty of wine country in autumn.

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4; 10am-4:30pm
  • $99 passport to sip and nosh at 35 wineries
  • Two-day weekend event gives plenty of time to explore wine country
  • Sample new, still-in-the-tank wines not available to the public
  • Overnight and “safe ride” packages available
  • Order tickets through Sept 30 and save $10

 

WHAT: 22nd  Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, a two-day event offering ticketed guests a chance to visit 35 Temecula Valley wineries on a self-guided tour.

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4, from 10:00am – 4:30pm

WHERE: Temecula Valley Wine Country is just 60-90 minutes from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. Exit I-15 at Rancho California Road and head east four miles.

TICKETS:  Two-Day Ticket – $99 ($89 before Sept 30)

Sunday Only Ticket, Non-Resident – $79

Sunday Only, Local Residents – $69

Designated Driver (food only) – $59

Purchase tickets online here or call 800-801-9463.

TRANSPORTATION: Safe, chauffeured transportation available through Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle’s “Sip & Ride” package; includes a Harvest Passport ticket, souvenir glass, and pick-up / drop-off at multiple wineries. Visit www.gogrape.com/reservations for pricing and to book.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For those who would like to stay the weekend, several wine country lodging partners will be offering special overnight packages; for more information please visit temeculawines.org/events (click on Wanna Stay.)

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5 Facts About… Chardonnay

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This month it’s all about Chardonnay! Most would agree that Chardonnay is the world’s favorite wine – due both to its deliciousness and its versatility. Chardonnay can pair with a wide array of foods depending on the style (oaked/unoaked) and the region (old world/new world), and is equally enjoyable on its own. Great pairings to try include oysters with unoaked styles and oaked or earthy styles with trout, turkey or creamy seafood dishes like lobster mac and cheese.

The grape became a global phenomenon in the 1980′s.  Because of its exploding popularity, many vineyards started planting Chardonnay vines for a guaranteed profit, especially in California.  Thus solidifying it’s permanent place in wine history.

Check out these Five Fact About Chardonnay to learn more about how it became one of the most popular wines of all time!

  1. The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral.  Many of the flavors commonly associated with the wine are actually derived from its terrior and oak influence.

 

  1. Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne.

 

  1. Chardonnay fruit is easy to cultivate, adaptable to different conditions, and ripens early.

 

  1. Main regions that grow this widespread grape: France, Italy, California, New York, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

 

  1. Contrary to the cheap, boxed versions we’ve seen, Chablis is actually a renowned sub-region in Burgundy, France that produces crisp, unoaked wines made from… you guessed it! Chardonnay.

 

Almost every Temecula Winery offers a great Chardonnay, of course!  Here’s what we’re drinking for summer:

 

 

 

 

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