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November Winery Events

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There’s always fun and festive events going on in Temecula wine country, and November events include wine night, special sales, and Thanksgiving dinners. The only hard part is deciding which one of these to attend!

 

Briar Rose Winery

November 11th-13th

Teacher Appreciation Weekend: In honor of teachers, we’re including a special cupcake pairing just for you at a price of $15.  Enjoy a special wine and cupcake pairing off our Premium Library Collection menu (regularly priced at $25).  Reservations are required by calling 951.308.1098.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

November 26th

4th Annual Temecula Turkey Trot: 5k run- 8:45am / 10k run 8:30a m– Free wine tasting after the race for participants 21 and older.  100% of the money raised will provide funds to sustainable energy projects in east Africa.  Contact 619.537.9185 or TemeculaTurkeyTrot.com for more information.

NFL Football on the big screen every Sunday afternoon
Keyways Winery

Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm

Wine Down Fridays: Includes dinner and a glass of wine and cover charge for live entertainment. $15 Members; $25 non-Members. To make reservations, click here.

Saturday evenings; November 26th – December 17th 4-6pm

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

Starting 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

Sunday, November 20, 2-5pm

3rd Sunday Concert SeriesHosted by the Vineyard Troubadour

 

Oak Mountain Winery

Thursday, November 10th - 6-9pm

Cooking Class with Temecula CateringJoin Temecula Catering as they teach you to make a four course gourmet meal. Each course is paired with an Oak Mountain wine. Reservations required, call 951-699-9102 or email Valerie at vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com.

Saturday, November 19th- 6-9pm

Secret Ingredient Chef Cook-Off

Friday, November 25th- 6:00p-9:00p

Black Friday Sale

 

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Friday, November 25th- 9:00a-5:00p

Black Friday Shopping Event: Public is welcome from 9am (we are opening an hour early) and Members only from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (like our normal shopping event only for members). Mimosas will be a tasting option from 9a-12p

 

Robert Renzoni Vineyards

Friday, November 25th- 11am-8pm

Black Friday: Extended hours for wine tasting and holiday shopping!

 

South Coast Resort Spa & Winery
Sundays, 12-3pm

Divas In D’Vines: Escape NFL Sundays and enjoy specially priced Diva Pedis, Massages and Facials at our GrapeSeed Spa.  Or enjoy happy hour on the Vineyard Rose Restaurant’s Grand Veranda with live entertainment, plus ½ off sangrias and mimosas with the purchase of a wide assortment of entrees.

Saturday, November 12th- 6pm: cocktails, 7-10pm dinner

Gold Winemakers Dinner: Experience gourmet bliss at an EXCUSIVE dinner celebrating five-star cuisine, coupled with a flavorsome showcase of South Coast Winery’s 2011 Gold Medal award-winning wines. $200 per couple. Ask for overnight Villa specials Reservations required; Call: 951-587-9463 x7210

Thursday, November 24th

Gourmet Family Thanksgiving Dinner: Let the South Coast Winery master chefs and winemakers treat you and your family to a special gourmet feast in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant, featuring scrumptious presentations of traditional Thanksgiving fare.  For menu and more information, visit SouthCoastWinery.com.

 

 

 

Thornton Winery

Saturday, November 12th- 7:00p

Winemaker Dinner: Executive Chef Steve Pickell and Winemaker David Vergari present an evening of food & wine perfection.$95 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Purchase tickets here.

Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 19th- 2:30pm

Harvest Cooking Class with Executive Chef Steve Pickell: Appropriate for all levels of talent and interests, this interactive class features cooking demonstrations, take-home recipes and samples of each course. $70 (inclusive)

 

Wilson Creek Winery

Sundays in November- 10a-3p

Sunday Bubble Brunch: This scrumptious bubble brunch includes an amazing spread of seafood, freshly made waffles, omelets and a carving station.  Best of all, the Bubble Brunch includes delicious cocktails and desserts. $29.95 per person; wine club $26.95 per person; $37.95 per person; wine club $34.15 per person for unlimited sparkling wine. For reservations call: 951.693.9463

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!

Thursday, November 24- 11a-4p

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Creekside Grille

Nov 1- Dec 24

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!

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Values And Splurges: Wines For Every Thanksgiving Table

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

We’re officially past the halfway mark in October, which means Halloween will be here and gone in a flash. Before you can say “turkey,” you’ll find yourself staring face to face with the biggest food holiday of the year- Thanksgiving! There’s no need to panic- we’ve got the perfect wine pairings to go with each dish on your Thanksgiving table so you’ll be way ahead of the curve. Just follow this simple guide and your friends and family will be thanking YOU for making their holiday meal extra special no matter what your budget.

Light appetizers:

Value: Stuart Cellars 2008 Pinot Grigio- $16.00

Splurge: Briar Rose Winery 2010 Estate Viognier- $25.00

These bright yet mellow whites pair well with light dishes to kick off your Thanksgiving meal. A salad of pears, blue cheese and walnuts or a lemony crab salad in endive leaves would be complimented by the white peach and floral notes of both wines.

Herbacious side dishes:

Value: Mount Palomar 2006 Sangiovese- $26.00

Splurge: Doffo Vineyards 2009 Syrah- $46.00

The bold, black fruit flavors of these reds pair especially well with stuffings and gravies featuring herbs such as sage, thyme and rosemary. Having an all-vegetarian Thanksgiving? Both wines are perfect for earthy mushroom and winter squash dishes as well.

Poultry, meats and heat

Value: Hart Family Winery 2007 Driveway Red- $20.00

Mid-range: Monte De Oro Winery 2007 Merlot- $28.00

Splurge: Weins 2008 Reserve Tempranillo-Petite Sirah- $49.00

Putting a Southwestern spin on your turkey this year? The dark fruit-spice in these big reds will enhance similar flavors in your chile rubbed turkey or peppered roasts. Whether you’re serving poultry, lamb or beef- all three are bold enough to stand up to richer meat courses.

Dessert:

Value: Keyways Vineyard Winery 2010 Muscat Canelli- $19.00

Splurge: Oak Mountain Winery 2005 Vintners Reserve Port- $28.00

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, and no dessert is complete without wine -at least we feel that way! Apple pies and pear tarts are practically made to pair with Keyways’ Muscat Canelli, in which red delicious apples, kiwi , pears, and apricots come together nicely with honeysuckle and jasmine undertones. Oak Mountain’s port has a nutty honeyed flavor to perfectly compliment the nutmeg and allspice flavors of pumpkin pie.

One Meal, One Wine:

Maurice Car’rie 2010 Chenin Blanc- $12.95

Palumbo Family Vineywards & Winery 2009 Rosato Secco Rose- $18.00

Falkner Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc- $18.95

South Coast Winery Ruby Cuvee- $22.00

You’ve spent the better part of Thanksgiving cooking, setting the table and cleaning the house for guests, so perhaps you’re looking to simplify and serve one wine from start to finish.  Any of these four, well-priced wines fit the bill. Each is lighter on the palate, with only subtle hints of sweetness making them suitable to drink with appetizers all the way to dessert.

 

 

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So Cal Wine TV – Visit Leonesse Cellars!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Leonesse Cellars was founded in 2003 by Mike Rennie and Gary Winder. Combined, they have nearly fifty years of agriculture and grape-growing experience in the Temecula Valley.  Check out Mike and winemaker Tim Kramer as they share their knowledge of which varietals are the best for region, what makes “The Perfect Wine Experience” and what “leonesse” actually means…

Visit this popular winery, open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm

Visit leonessecellars.com to learn more or call 951.302.7601

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