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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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Winemaker’s Roundtable: 5 Facts About Sparkling Wine

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Nothing says the holidays like a glass of bubbly, so this is the perfect month to explore what many of you will be toasting with while counting down to the New Year!

  1. Many wine historians believe the world’s first sparkling wine was produced in the Limoux region of southwestern France in 1531 by monks.
  2. The British were the first to see effervescence in wine as a desirable quality and investigated as to why the bubbles were formed.
  3. Grapes used for sparkling wine are harvested early, when their acid levels are still high.
  4. There are two different methods for the secondary fermentation of sparkling wine. The Méthode Champenoise (The Champagne Method) is where the base cuvee is combined with sugar and yeast in the bottle in which it is eventually sold, while The Charmat Method takes place in steel tanks in which the yeast and sugar are added to start the fermentation process.
  5. There are many kinds of sparkling wines- from France’s Crémant to Spain’s Cava; Italian Prosecco to Portuguese Espumante….the list goes on and on.

 

Some sparkling wines to enjoy for your holiday from Temecula Valley Wine Country:

Briar Rose Brut Champagne

Danza del Sol Espumosa

Maurice Car’rie VR Raspberry California Sparkling Wine

Lorimar Vineyards Grenache Sparkling

Oak Mountain Brut California Champagne

South Coast Winery’s Spumante Diamante

Thornton Winery’s 2004 Brut Reserve Natural

Wilson Creek Winery’s Grand Cuvee Champagne

 

 

 

 

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