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December Winery Events

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The smell of pine trees, sound of carolers and taste of gingerbread all signal the holidays, and Temecula wine country has so many ways to help you celebrate, you’ll be reveling all month long! So whip out your calendar, dust off that party dress and get ready to ring in the holidays with any one of these festive events.

 

Bel Vino Winery (formerly Stuart Cellars)

December 16th- 6-9pm

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party: Join Bel Vino in the Barrel Room for an evening of holiday cheer with family and friends. Meet & mingle with the new winery owners as they share their visions for the coming year. Enjoy live entertainment and special holiday promotions. Includes tray passed hors
d’oeuvres, one glass of wine and one glass of port served with ice cream.$25 per person, wine club; $30 per person, non members. Limited tickets available-reservations required. Please call 951.676.6414.

Briar Rose Winery

December 3- 5:30-8:30pm

Candlelight Concert: Celebrate the most festive time of the year with a joyful holiday Candlelight Concert with the magnificent violinist, David Wilson. The spirit of the season will fill the air as this romantic concert under the stars kicks off your holidays. The evening will also include a horse
drawn carriage ride through the vineyards in a Cinderella carriage and a candlelight dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Oak Grove Center for the Arts. $75 per person. Reservations are required by calling 951.308.1098. Seating is limited.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

December 3rd- 5-11pm

Rainbows to Wishes Concert Tour, Featuring the 4019’s, THE BASH with special guest Nina Markert: Sophie Lawler, age 4, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing Sarcoma. To ensure she receives the best of treatment, her parents have been by her side constantly. Although privately insured, funds being raised are being used to offset medial, travel and general expenses to give her the best outcome possible for a long life. Proceeds from this event will support Sophie Lawler. Guests may purchase tickets through HeyDay Productions (www.heyday.com)

December 8- 6-9pm

Luck in the New Year’s Cooking Class: Join us as we celebrate winter’s wonderful bounty and delight. Meritage at Callaway’s Executive Chef, Michael Henry, will prepare classic dishes that can be used for your New Year’s Celebrations and get-togethers. $45 per person (plus service charge & tax); $40.50 Legacy Club members (plus service charge & tax). Class is limited to 30 guests. Reservations required. Buy tickets here.

December 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17- doors open at 6pm; play starts at 7pm.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) – A Holiday Play: Written by Michael Carleton, John Alvarez and Jim Fitzgerald, three actors decide that rather than perform “A Christmas Carol” once again, they’ll retell Every OTHER Christmas Story Ever Told where they take holiday cheer to the extreme with a fast and furious look at the holiday classics and traditions we all remember. From Tiny Tim, Frosty and Rudolph to the Grinch and It’s A Wonderful Life, no holiday icon is spared in this whirlwind tour de farce of hilarious holiday merriment. Doors open at 6:00. Buy tickets here. Special matinee performance on Dec. 17 at 2:30 PM. The Annual Callaway Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is on opening night- Dec 9

December 17- 11am

Austen Tea, Tapas, & Wine: Jane Austen comes to Callaway Winery! In celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday, Christmas, the 200th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice and the kick off of the opening of The Classical Theater Series Season 2012, Inland Valley Conservatory is pleased to announce the “Regency Period Tea,” We begin at 11:00am with an exhibition by Mission Hills Croquet Club. You can learn to play if you like and watch their top level player demonstrate his amazing tricks. This is not your backyard game folks! Our delightful hosts, Callaway Winery are serving up a Regency inspired menu, paired with their award winning wines. Special Guest Speaker, Doctor Laura Brodian Freas, founder of the Regency Society in San Francisco Bay Area will provide a lecture and rousing session of Regency Ballroom Dance in the beautiful Barrel Room. Dancers of all levels are welcome. There will also be a reproduction of Jane Austen’s Regency clothing as illustrated in the Friendship Book/Album of James Stanier Clarke on display. Shhhh! Unconfirmed rumors suggest that Jane Austen herself may be among the many guests in attendance! Get your tickets at Callaway or Inland Valley Conservatory (951) 696-9800, $45 for the event from 11:00am to 2:00pm (wine is an additional cost).

Following this event there is a special matinee of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” at 3:00pm. Performance by Shakespeare In the Vines. Tickets are available at SITV.org for the matinee.

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

December 9, 10, 16 & 17- 7:00p

Forever Plaid – Plaid Tidings: Plaid Tidings…the sequel to Forever Plaid…brings back the 4 Plaids with a new mission of spreading holiday joy through song styling of Perry Como and other great crooners of the late 1950’s. Filled with the classic music and comedy of Forever Plaid, this is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and leave with a smile on your face. $19 per person or $25 per person to include wine tasting. For more information, call (951) 699-8845.


Keyways Winery

Special Tasting Room Hours
November 26th-December 17th
Monday-Thursday 11a-5:30p
Friday & Saturday 11a-8p
Sunday 11a-6p
Saturday evenings; November 26th – December 17th 4p-6p

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides: You’ll be ushered through more than 100,000 twinkling led lights, which transform the vineyards into a Winter Wonderland! Tickets $5; 3 & under free on parents lap
Daily, November 26th until Sold Out- 11a-8p

Christmas Tree Lot: These 6-8’ tall trees are being offered at $65-$75 for Keyways Wine Club Members and $75; $100 for the public.

Leoness Cellars

December 2 – 6-9pm

Shopping Night: Shop, Sip, Dance and Dine: An incredible opportunity for you to shop your heart out while you sip on your favorite wine, enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. $35/person; to RSVP, email eden@leonessecellars.com or natalie@leonessecellars.com or call 951.699.8896 ext 101.

December 18- 2-5pm

3rd Sunday Concert Series –Hosted by the Vineyard Troubadour. Acoustic artist TBD. For more information, call (951) 302-7601.

Ponte Winery

December 1-31

Canned Food Drive: Help us fill the shelves of the local Temecula Community Pantry by bringing in 5 or more canned goods during your next visit to the winery. We’ll be offering discounts in the Tasting Room or Restaurant for anyone who makes a donation.

 

 

South Coast Resort Spa & Winery
December 24 & 25, 5-10pm

Ol’ Fashioned Christmas Celebrations: Add a touch of sparkle to this year’s holiday festivities and experience a South Coast Winery Christmas tradition first hand. We’re rolling out the red carpet with special menu creations and phenomenal wine pairings at our resort’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Spirits are sure to soar as you relax and let our staff attend to every detail. Reserve early for best seating: 951-587-9463 Ext. 7237
December 31, 8pm

New York, New York New Year’s Eve Gala: Ring in 2012 East Coast Style with your family and friends at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa! Villa packages are also available. $195 per person; buy tickets here, or call 866-994-6379 ext 1.


Thornton Winery

December 25- 12 – 5pm
Cafe Champagne Christmas Dinner: Enjoy a festive, multi-course dinner to celebrate the holiday.  $49.95 plus tax and tip; 12 and under $19.95 and children under 5 eat free.  For Reservations, please call (951) 699-0088

December 31- 7:30pm- 12:30am

Magical New Year’s Eve Gala: Celebrate with an elegant, three-course meal while being entertained by The Great Raguxi and The Mark Sage Band. $150/person; purchase tickets here.

Wilson Creek Winery

November 30- 7-10pm

Illusions and Laughter in Temecula Wine Country – A Fundraiser for “Friends of Jim Herrman”: Jim was in a dirt motorcycle accident in August and broke his neck and back and has suffered very serious debilitating injuries. His left leg is totally paralyzed and he has no feeling from his belly button to either toe. Comedy and Magic Night will raise money to help fund house modifications. One of their needs is a concrete pad in the parking area so Jim can get in and out of his vehicle and transfer via a wheelchair to the front door. Includes: Top Rated Regional Comedians & Magicians and 2 drink tickets (please bring cash for extra drinks and raffle tickets – no food available)Register before November 15: $50 per person
$60 per person after November 15, $65 per person at the door. 100% of the proceeds to benefit “Friends of Jim Herrmann” fund. To purchase tickets: www.temeculacomedy.com, for Information please contact: Craig Johns at 951.972.2906 www.temeculacomedy.com

Beginning Black Friday, November 25th and every Thursday evening through December 22nd

Sip Savor & Shop: Extended Shopping Hours! Wilson Creek Winery’s tasting room will remain open until 9:00pm

December 1-31:

Holiday Toy Drive: Bring joy to those less fortunate this holiday season. Bring in a brand new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and receive an extra taste with your tasting ticket and a complimentary appetizer with any purchase at Creekside Grille!

December 31- 7pm-12:30am

Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza: Guys and Dolls, get your fedoras and flappers ready as we celebrate the New Year in style. The annual Wilson Creek New Year’s Eve Extravaganza is back with a Roaring 1920’s Speakeasy theme. Kick up your heels and dance the night away to the swingin’ big band sounds of Big Lucky. Enjoy a 3 course dinner, party favors, a midnight champagne toast and much, much more. An unforgettable theme for an unforgettable evening! $160 per person; $145 per person for wine club members. For reservations call 951.699.9463 or purchase online at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

 

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Temecula Wine Country Valentine’s Day Happenings Part 1

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning your special day! Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two, enjoy an intimate weekend getaway or dance the night away, Temecula Wine Country has something for everyone. Check out all of the Valentine’s Day events our member wineries have planned especially for you and yours!

California Dreamin’ Hot Air Balloon Rides – Special Valentine Balloon Ride and Bottle
Sunday and Monday, February 13 and 14

Float in a cloud of romance as the sun rises over wine country and then enjoy mimosas back on the ground at Vindemia Winery.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, every couple will be presented with a bottle of 2005 Vindemia Syrah as a memento to remember their visit. $158 per person; Reservations required 1-800-373-3359

Callaway Vineyard & Winery- Vino d’ Amore Valentine’s Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2011; 6:00pm-9:00pm

$90.00 per person; Legacy Club Members price $81.00 per person (Prices are per person, plus tax)

Romance is in the air at Callaway! To celebrate couples in love and the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the annual Vino d’ Amore Valentine’s Dinner will be held in our romantic, candlelit Barrel Room where intimate tables for two await you and your loved one. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a scrumptious served dinner perfectly paired with award-winning Callaway wine. Check out the menu and purchase your tickets here!

Callaway Vineyard & Winery- Valentine’s Long Weekend at Meritage Restaurant
Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14
Lunch hours: 11am-4pm daily
Dinner Hours: 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday and Saturday evening
$35.00 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. Not valid with coupons or any other offer; Reservations not accepted for groups under 8.

Meritage is the perfect spot for Valentines! With it’s heated, terraced patio overlooking rolling hills of vineyards and snow-capped mountains, it makes the perfect dining spot for couples. Join us for lunch or dinner Valentine’s weekend for a special Valentine’s prix-fixe dinner. Check out the menu and call (951) 587-8889 for more information.

Falkner Winery- Pinnacle Restaurant Valentine’s Wine Dinners
February 12th-14th

$79/person plus tax and gratuity; $69/person for Wine Club Members

The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery will host romantic evenings with Valentine’s Wine Dinners in their award winning restaurant in Temecula. The dinners will be wonderful four course meals with individual wine pairings of the Falkner’s best wines in this panoramic, hill-top location. All dinner seatings will offer the same great food, sparkling wines, entertainment, and first class service. All food will be prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot who was recently voted “Best Chef” by readers of Inland Empire magazine for the second year in a row. Seatings for these wonderful and memorable events will be at 7pm on Sunday the 13th and Monday the 14th and 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday the 12th. The dinners on Saturday at 8:30pm and 7pm on Sunday and Monday will be preceded by a 30 minute Champagne Reception for those that arrive early.

Check out the menu and to make reservations, call 951-676-8231 x1 or or make them online under the Restaurant Reservation tab.

Falkner Winery- Pinnacle Restaurant Valentine’s Wine Lunch Special
February 11th-14th

Come enjoy the Valentine’s Lunch Special in the Pinnacle Restaurant.  For $55 plus tax and gratuity for two people, diners will be able to have either one shared appetizer or salad for two; a choice of individual entrees such as Sweet Soy Glazed Seared Ahi served over Ginger Sautéed Spinach and Baby Carrots or Chicken Penne Pasta served with Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and a White Grilled Chicken Sauce; and dessert of a shared Cheesecake or Molten Chocolate Cake.  Also included will be a non-alcoholic beverage per person.  Selected wines will be offered as an option with the Special at $5/glass.  This special will be available in addition to the normal menu so make reservations soon.  Diners will enjoy the wonderful and romantic Valentine hilltop ambiance of the Pinnacle.  Call the winery at 951-676-8231 ext 1 for reservations or make them online under the Restaurant Reservation tab.

Keyways Vineyards and Winery – Cupid’s Walk, A Romantic Winery Tour
Monday, February 14; 3-4pm
$17/person
An affordable activity for lovers. Includes wine tasting, chocolate fondue, souvenir glass, & live music. Purchase your tickets here. Reservations required (951) 302-7888.

Keyways Vineyard & Winery- That’s Amore!
Saturday February 12th, 2011; 6:30 – 9:30pm

4 Course Romantic Valentines Dinner and World Class Live Entertainment
Members: $89 plus Tax & Gratuity
Non-Members: $99 plus Tax & Gratuity

21+ Only Please. Purchase tickets here.

Lorimar Winery- Valentine’s Party
February 12th; 6pm – 9pm

Amore, The Day of Love, Saint Valentines Day… This day is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards… here at Lorimar Winery, we would like to toast our love to you by offering a complimentary glass of Sparkling wine! Light Appetizers and classic tunes and love songs will be performed by Kenny Marquez.

Lorimar Winery- Wine & Art Series

Entire month of February

Heather Van Gaale, a versatile photographer based in Southern California, is bringing a taste of her work to Old Town Temecula. Heather splits her time between Temecula, where she does commissioned portraits of children, families, women & weddings, and Los Angeles, where she  rubs shoulders with celebrities and captures the latest fashions on film and is the photographer at a production company, Rock & Rodeo. Her work will be featured at Lorimar Winery’s Old Town Tasting Room during the month of February with a special “Meet the Artist” reception on February 19th at 6pm.  Call 951.240.5177.

Miramonte Winery- Valentine: An Intimate Affair
February 14, 2011; 6:30pm

$95 for wine club, $115 for non-club. Elevated cocktail attire, please.

After a three year hiatus, our most popular event ever—Valentine—is back. Shimmering candlelight. Four courses of elegant cuisine. Alluring wines. Live classical guitar. The evening is hosted by Cane Vanderhoof, and each course is presented by Chef Volker. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable Valentine celebration!
Seating is limited. For reservations, please call (951) 506-5500 #105.

Mount Palomar Winery- Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
Saturday – February 12, 2011 & Sunday – February 13, 2011

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember, by spending it with someone special at Mount Palomar Winery. At our Dinner for Two event you will be impressed with our romantic and unique venue. You will be served a four course meal and a glass of your favorite wine that is sure to please the pallet and leave you with a very memorable experience.

Reservations will be scheduled from 12:30 – 8:30 pm
$75 per couple ($60 for Wine Club Members)
– Includes a four course meal for two and a glass of wine per person.

RSVP TODAY- online, by calling  951-676-5047 x112 or email sarab@mountpalomar.com. Pre-payment and pre-ordering is required to attend the event.
When you RSVP, please have both guests select from the menu.

Oak Mountain Winery- Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2011; 6:00pm – 9:00pm

$75.00 Wine Club Member, $85.00 Non Member (plus tax & 20% gratuity)

Join Chef Michael Cragg and Oak Mountain’s Winemaker Steve Andrews and his wife Valerie for a special Winemaker Dinner. Chef Michael from the Ritz Carlton, is pulling out all the stops for this Filet Mignon dinner paired with Oak Mountain wines. Check out the menu and reserve today! Reservations required (non refundable 3 days prior to event). For tickets, call 951 699-9102 or email vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com.

Be sure to check back for Part 2 of the special events and we look forward to seeing you this Valentine’s Day in Temecula Wine Country.

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