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May 5th is Cinco de Vino Day!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

cinco de mayoOh me, oh my, oh!  It’s Cinco de Vino!  Okay, so it’s really Cinco de Mayo, but come on!  Loving all things wine, what else are we gonna’ talk about?

Mexican food with wine, you say?  If you’ve never ventured into pairing wine with your favorite Mexican food, trust us.  It’s as fun as it is easy!

Let’s start with a little hint: alcohol intensifies the heat of chiles, and chiles intensify the alcohol, so choosing lower alcohol wines is the first step.  The second step is to choose those that are crisp with acidity.  They’re best suited to complement the complex flavors and spices of great Mexican cuisine.  And thirdly, always pair the wine with the sauce, not the protein. i.e., consider the ingredients in your dishes.  In general, red wines will work best with earthy chipotle, pasilla or adobo chile sauces – or if it’s all about that cheese!  White wines will work better with lime, citrus, tomatillo and cilantro or herbal sauces. Cinchy, huh?

Some particularly good white varietals to consider might include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, an Albarino – or even a dry Riesling.

Red wine lovers should try Tempranillo, Sangiovese or Malbec, a luscious Zinfandel or even a supple Syrah.

But, like we always say, wine guidelines and suggested pairings are just that – suggestions. The right wine for you is the one you like best!  We just recommend that if you’re entertaining, play it safe and have a couple of different options available.

There’s a Temecula Valley wine out there that will make your Mexican fiesta excelente and take your meal from tasty to sabroso!

Some Temecula Valley white wines to try:

Hart Winery “Two Vineyard Blend” Sauvignon Blanc
Cougar Winery 100% Pinot Grigio
Baily Winery dry Riesling
or Danza del Sol “Sabroso”, a Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc – perfect for dessert!

If you prefer reds, try:

Longshadow Ranch Estate Tempranillo
Frangipani Winery’s Estate Sangiovese
one of Doffo Winery’s many Malbecs
Lorenzi Winery “Zin City” Zinfandel
Falkner Winery “Rock Creek” Syrah

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April Winery Events

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Spring has officially arrived! We invite you to come out to wine country and enjoy Easter Brunch, take in a concert or comedy show, or simplywind down with a glass of wine and live music.

 Baily Vineyard & Winery

Sangiovese Saturdays at Carol’s
Saturdays in April; / 11:30a-3:00p / Live music, mulled wine, cheese fondue, 1/2 price Sangiovese

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p / Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch!  Live acoustic entertainment.

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting
Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p / Tours and vertical tasting of library wines.  Sit down with bread and cheese plate; $30 (Reservations required 24 hours in advance) / Bar Tasting; $20.  Call for reservations: 951-972-9768.

Easter Sunday at Carol’s Restaurant
Sunday, April 5 / 11:30a-3:00p / Regular menu, plus a few Easter specials.  2nd Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at 1:00p.  Dogs will be hunting for plastic eggs filled with turkey hot dogs.  Live music by Lenny Hansell, local Idyllwild musician.

Bel Vino Winery

Live Music
Saturdays & Sundays in April / 12:00p-4:00p / April 4 – Debbie Diamond / April 5 – Sam & Stacy / April 11 – Crimson Crow / April 12 – Shameless / April 18 – Michael LeClerc / April 19 – Dominic Rocha / April 25 – Kenny Hale / April 26 – Sheyna Gee

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Easter Sunday
Meritage at Callaway will be featuring an a la cart, brunch inspired menu from 10:00a-4:00p.

Happiest Hours
Grab your friends and join us for a marvelous time!  Friday and Sunday from 3:00p-6:00p in the lounge at Meritage at Callaway.  20% all tapas, $2 off wine by the glass, 20% off bottles of Callaway wines and available domestic, import and craft beers.

Wine Flight Fridays
EVERY Friday beginning at 3pm
Travel around the world with us and experience a different wine region every month. Savor and compare the varietals that best represent a particular region paired with a special selection of Tapas typical of that region. This month, enjoy a wine flight of 3 wines from South America for $15.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at Meritage at Callaway from 4pm-8pm in the main dining room.  Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria while soaking in the sunset vineyard views.  Live music from local musicians begins at 6pm.  No cover charge and no reservations required.

Live Music Fridays
Every Friday from 5:00p-8:00p

Open Mic Night at Meritage at Callaway
Thursday, April 2 / 6:00p-9:00p / A creative life needs to be lived out in the OPEN; heard and shared with others. Join us for an evening of tapas, wine & creative collaboration. We will provide the stage, you provide your words, your unique sound and your talent. Come early to sign up.  Call (951) 587-8889 or email stefano_butto@callawaywinery.com for more information.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Live Music
Every Friday evening / 5:00p-8:00p / Come enjoy live music at Cougar Winery.  The deli is also open later until 7:00p.  For musician schedule, visit www.cougarvineyards.com.

Danza del Sol Winery

Live Music on the Patio
Saturdays in April / 1:00p-5:00p / April 4 – Two Fish / April 11 – Hamilton & Shultz  / April 18 – Nathan Rivera / April 25 – Samantha Shultz

“Get Sauced”
Sunday, April 12 / 3:00p-6:30p / Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of food, wine and culinary entertainment in our clubhouse.  $60 per person; Wine Club $54 per person.

Europa Village

Live Music
Fridays from 5:30p-8:30p and Sundays from 1:00p-4:00p / April 3 – Danielle Taylor / April 5 – Bryan McManus/ April 10 – James Wells / April 12 – Jimmy Patton / April 17 – Mrs. Jones Revenge Duo / April 19 – Dustin Jake / April 24 – Dustin Jake / April 26 – Joe Baldino

Magic Night
Friday, April 24 / 7:30p-9:00p / $17.50 per person; $15.75 per person, Societe Member (ticket price includes one glass of wine)

Falkner Winery

Wine Appreciation Class
Saturday, April 18 / 10:00a-12:30p / Designated for all levels of wine knowledge / $45 per person / $70 per person with lunch. / Reservations required by calling 951-676-8231 xt. 109

Free Concert – Guilty Conscience Band
Sundays April 12, 19 and 26 / 12:00p-3:00p / Dancing, Sangria, and BBQ in the yard garden

Club Vine at the Pinnacle
Thursday, April 23rd / 6:00p-10:00p / Reserve the date for a fun evening event with DJ, dancing, food wine and more!  Open to Wine Club, Industry and public.  Free cover or $30 (2) for reserved table.

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Summer Bonfire Saturday Nights
Every Saturday night through October / 6:00p-10:00p / No admission price / Live music, mechanical bull rides, along with wine.  Supervised children with their families are welcome to attend.

Leoness Cellars

Art & Wine Showcase ~ Featuring Erin Hanson Landscapes in Oil
Friday, April 17 / 6:00p-10:00p / Enjoy a night of Leoness wine, live music and hors d’oeuvres as we showcase the works of Erin Hanson.  A portion of the art sales will go to benefit the Our Nicholas Foundation, which supports those diagnosed with Autism and their families.  There is no cost for the event, however it is an exclusive event and therefore RSVP is required.  RSVP to Alexandra@leonesscellars.com.

Wine & Vine Symposium ~ Experience Syrah in a New Way
Friday, May 8 / 4:00p-6:30p / Members $45; Non Members $49 / Sip along with our team of expert farmers, winemakers and Master Sommelier, Eddie Osterland, as they share their anecdotes and insights into wine production – from seedling to bottle.  Tasting and discussing a variety of exclusive Leoness Syrahs not available in our tasting room. Pre-purchase tickets online at www.leonesscellars.com.

Lorimar Winery

Live Music
Fridays & Saturdays 6p-9p / Sundays 2p-5p

Art + Vino with Jill Roberts
Friday, April 17 / 6:00p / An interactive and entertaining art experience!  Enjoy Lorimar wine while painting a beautiful picture. / $60 per person; $55 per person, wine club.  Price includes one glass of wine, small bites and all painting materials.  Tickets available online, in wine country, Old Town or by phone at 951.694.6699.

“Laugh Your Glass Off” Comedy Show
Thursday, April 23 / 7:00p / Join us for a night of comedy as we bring you talented comedians that will make you Laugh Your Glass Off! / $35 per person; $30 per person, wine club. Tickets include one glass of wine.  Mature audience only.  Tickets available online, in wine country, Old Town or by phone at 951.694.6699.

Movie in the Vines – The Avengers
Monday, April 27 / Sunset / Free admission; wine and concessions available for purchase.

Mount Palomar Winery

Bottles “n” Brushes Painting Class with Wine
April 9, 12, 28 / 12:00a-3:00p  (April 12th class is 1:00p-4:00p)/ $45 per person – includes a glass of wine!  (Discount given for multiple guests) / To sign up or for more information, please contact Dorothy Hawthorne at 951-302-3088 or doughawthorne@verizon.net.

LOVEDRIVE: A tribute to The Scorpions
Friday, April 24 / 6:00p-9:00p / $25 per ticket (pre-sale) $30 at the door / Contact Robert Walker at 760-716-6295 or heyday@heyday.com

Oak Mountain Winery

Live Music in the Pavilion
Every Saturday and Sunday in April / 1:00p-5:00p

Oak Mountain Winery University

Bubbles 101 – We want to burst your bubble with our champagne class / Oak Mountain Winery’s Sparkling Wine Class will have you taste three of our handcrafted sparkling wines made and bottled here in Temecula.  You will be served 3 of our sparkling wines paired with artisanal cheeses.  Learn fun facts you always wanted to know about sparkling wines and champagne.

Blending Reds – Create, bottle and label your very own blend / In our Blending Class, you get to be the Winemaker!  You will be supplied with three of Oak Mountain’s red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, tasting notes, a measuring flask and pipette, three wine glasses for sampling your creation and a “cheat sheet” provided by our own winemaker to help you with the process.  You will have the option to bottle your custom blend of wine for an additional $29.  We will then pop in a cork and add a personalized label and you’ll take home wonderful memories – as well as a one-of-a-kind bottle of wine.

Wine Tasting for Dummies 101 / Our beginners class for Wine Tasters.  This is a good class to take if this is your first visit to a winery and want to know the basics of wine tasting.  You will taste three wines paired with delicious gourmet cheeses and dark chocolate toffee.  You will also get to sample eight of our infused Avocado Oils and Balsamic Vinegars that are only available at Oak Mt. Winery.

Rhone Wine Class 201 / Our second, more advanced class after taking Wine Tasting 101 is our Rhone Wine Tasting Class 201.  Learn how these grapes are grown here in the valley and how wine is made, while tasting varietals from different areas in the Rhone region of France.  Just like the 101 class, you’ll get 3 wine tastings and 8 tastings of Avocado Oil and Balsamic Vinegars.

Bordeaux Wine Class 201 / You will learn how these grapes are grown and how they are harvested and processed, while tasting Oak Mountain wines from different areas in the Bordeaux region of France.  Just like the 101 class, you will get 3 wine tastings and 8 tastings of Avocado Oil and Balsamic Vinegars.  We recommend that you have taken our Wine Tasting 101 class prior to this course.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Wine & Dine Chef’s Table at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
For those who truly love to dine, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s culinary team offers a front row seat into their world with a special “Chef’s Table Dinner”. The Vineyard Rose Chefs create a custom five-course menu just for you. Our expert Winemakers then pair each course with our award winning wines to heighten the dining experience to another level. Whether it’s a special celebration or an intimate affair, our Chef’s Table dinner for 2 to 8 guests will define the art of fine cuisine with a memorable evening of food and wine for only $135 per person. Call 951-491-8077 to reserve your table today.

Happy Hours at Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Monday-Friday 3:00p-5:30p / Join us in the Vineyard Rose Lounge for reduced priced selected appetizers, award winning select glasses of South Coast wines and local drafts.  PLUS corkage fees are waived for any South Coast Winery wine bottles brought in to the Vineyard Rose Restaurant and consumed while dining on Wednesdays too!   Visit www.WineResort.com to view menus and find out more.

Wine Wednesdays at Vineyard Rose Restaurant
6:00p-9:00p / Wednesday nights just got even better at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant as award winning pianist, Blessie Isaac-Hopkins, takes the helm behind our elegant grand piano.  This world traveler and life-long student of music has performed internationally over the course of her career at many high-end hotels and resorts, including the Peninsula, Regent, Westin, Hilton and Shangri-la Hotel and now you can enjoy her music at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Reserve today for an unforgettable Wednesday evening with fine wines, delicious food and live music between the hours of 6:30p to 9:00p. Call 951.587.9463

Vintner Vault Thursdays
Bring your spouse, your loved-one, your partner, your friend and treat yourself to a wine tasting experience for two. / Couples Tasting: $20 wine tasting for two people.  Includes two keepsake South Coast Winery wine glasses with your paid tasting

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vintage Vantage Menu
Monday-Thursday 11:30a -3:00p / Specially priced $9.99 lunches at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 x 2 for more information or reservations.

Behind the Scenes Wine Tours
Tours are held daily at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM, Monday through Sunday. Due to the limited sizes of each tour, advance reservations are required with prepayment, and are non-refundable. Must be over 21 years of age to attend.   Call 800-539-1375 Ext. 350 to reserve your spot today.

Wiens Family Cellars

Crowded Vertical Dinner
Friday, April 3 / 6:00p / A vertical tasting dinner of several past Crowded vintages and the brand new 2013 Crowded.  We will be pouring and presenting four vintages of Crowded all on the same night!  At this event, you’ll taste our 2010, 2011, 2012 and the brand new 2013 Crowded along with food pairings.  All of these past releases will be available for purchase at the event.

Spring Fling Dinner & Dancing
Saturday, April 11 / 6:00p / The word from the bird is that we decided it’s time for a good old fashioned 1950’s spring fling dinner and dancing night!  We encourage you to come dressed in your primo cool cat and foxy attire for a night of fab food, wine and music.  It’s going to be a gas!

Wilson Creek Winery

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 5 / 10:00a-3:00p / Brunch buffet $49.95, per person / Wine Club $44.95, per person / Children $14.95, per person / Brunch buffet with sparkling wine $59.95, per person / Wine Club $53.95 per person / Reservations required by calling 951.699.9463.

Wine Academy ~ “Wines of Australia and New Zealand”
Saturday, April 18 / 11:00a-1:00p / $35 per person; $25 per person, wine club / These monthly courses are aimed at empowering you in your wine knowledge and experience.  Our top notch winery instructors will make your wine experience interactive and interesting with each course highlighting a different topic. Limited space and reservations required by calling 951-699-9463.

Live Entertainment
Saturdays and Sundays / 12:00p-4:00p

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Wine Country Recipe ~ Wild Mushroom Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Wild Mushroom Soup

There’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup on a chilly winter evening.  This hearty, earthy, woodsy, robust soup is a meal in itself.  Serve with your favorite Temecula Valley wine.

Ingredients:

For the soup:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
3 cups thinly sliced crimini mushrooms
1 cup thinly sliced trumpet mushrooms (caps and stems)
1 cup bite-sized pieces of chanterelle, porcini or oyster mushrooms
1 cup thinly sliced shitake mushrooms (caps only)
4 cups beef stock
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons flour, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
salt and ground black pepper

For the croutons:

4 cups bite-sized cubes of rustic bread
1/4 cup  finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

For the soup:
Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot, over medium-high heat, until the butter begins to sizzle.  Add the shallots and garlic.  Cook for 1 minute until the garlic is slightly browned.  Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until tender.  Add the beef stock and bring to a simmer.  Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the cream and bring to a simmer again.  Stir in the flour mixture and simmer for 3 more minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve the soup hot, topped with croutons.

For the croutons:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Put the bread, Parmesan and thyme in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss until combined.  Spread on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for ten minutes.

Serves 4 to 6

Suggested Pairings:

Bel Vino Winery ~ 2010 Merlot – Medium to dark color presents aromas of cloves, cassis, with dark and jammy fruits.

Longshadow Ranch Winery ~ Merlot (unfiltered) – An extraordinary red the way it was meant to be.  Gorgeous and full of life with a fruit forward finish.

Mount Palomar Winery ~ 2011 Merlot – Scents of daisy, cocoa, cherry and prominent tastes of plum and black pepper.

Oak Mountain Winery ~ 2011 Merlot – Soft nose, with flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and plum with abundant smoky oak.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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September Winery Events

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Nothing screams “Harvest Time!” more than a good old-fashioned grape stomp! September is always a busy time in Temecula Valley Wine Country; besides celebrating California Wine Month with the SIP Passport and annual CRUSH event, our wineries have a few celebrations of their own up their sleeves. You won’t want to miss all the excitement; plan your visit today! Here are just a few of the events happening.

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Sangiovese Saturdays at Carol’s
Saturdays in September /11:30a-3:00p
Live music, 1/2 price bottles of Sangiovese, food pairing featuring their new “Sangiovese Burger”.  Sangiovese Sangria by the glass of carafe. Buy a “Sangiovese Saturday” t-shirt, wear it when you come back and get a free glass of Sangiovese.

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday /11:30a-2:30p
Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch!  Live acoustic entertainment.

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting
Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p /
$20 per person; $10 per person for wine club
A preview of Baily’s outstanding 2011 Bordeaux Varietals at their exclusive production facility and Estate Tasting Room.  Experience a private winery tour, get a glimpse of the 2014 harvest activities and special case pricing available (mix and match!)  Call for reservations: 951-972-9768.

Briar Rose Winery

Sip Into Sunset
Friday, September 5 / 5:30p-9:00p
Live music by Buzz Campbell and fabulous food and wine.  Call 951-308-1098 to make reservations.  Seating is limited.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Prime Rib Fridays
Every Friday at Meritage from 5pm-8:00pm
Three-course Prime Rib dinner for $35 per person!  Special wine discount of 20% off Callaway wines by the bottle. Live music beginning at 6pm Reservations are not required.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday from 4pm-8pm  Watermelon Sangria and live music from. No cover charge and no reservations required.

Danza del Sol Winery

Live Music on the Patio
Saturdays in September / 1:00p-5:00p / September 6 – Samantha Schultz / September 13 – Samantha Schultz / September 20 – JD Priest / September 27 – Steroflux

Sip & Swirl – On Canvas Paint Class
Sunday, September 21 / 1:00p-4:30p / $60 per class, non member / $54 per class, Wine Club Member (all tickets are subject to 8% sales tax)

Get Sauced
Sunday, September 28 / 3:00p-5:30p / Cooking demo, class, & small plates.  Wine pairings and recipes to take home / $55 per person / $$49.50 per person, wine club (all tickets are subject to 8% sales tax).  Call Kelly at 951-302-6363 ext. 26 for reservations.

Doffo Winery

Wine Wednesdays
10:00a-5:00p
Every Wednesday through 2014 Doffo Winery will be offering a “winemakers selection” red wine from the tasting room for $25 per bottle (or a case at this per bottle price)

Art Class
Wednesday, September 10 / Sunday, September 28 /  11:00a-2:00p
$55 per person / $45 per person, wine club members
No art experience necessary to participate and you will leave with a lovely wine country themed painting, created by you and ready to frame!  Price includes all painting supplies, step by step instruction, a glass of Doffo wine and hors d’oeuvres (authentic empanadas available for purchase)

Falkner Winery

Sunday Concerts & BBQ
Every Sunday in September from 12:00p-3:00p.
Sangria, BBQ & dancing. No reservations necessary

Wine Appreciation Class
Saturday, September 20 / 10:00a-12:30p/ $20-$70
This class is designed for all ages and levels of wine knowledge.  Individuals can expect to learn about wine tasting, wine production, wine & food pairing and wine quality determination.

Leoness Cellars

Live Music
Every Friday in the Restaurant / 5:00p-8:00p
Every Saturday in the Barrel Room / 1:30p-4:30p
Every Sunday on the Patio / 1:00p-4:00p

Annual Grape Stomp
Saturday, September 20 / 6:30p-10:30p
Plated meal in the vines, wine, live music, dancing and stomping!  Join friends and family for our most anticipated event of the year!  For reservations, either call 951-216-7305 or e-mail to reservations@leonesscellars.com.  To assure your space, please RSVP no later than September 13, 2014.

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Bonfire Saturday Night
Every Saturday evening through October / 6:00p-10:00p
Family friendly / Mechanical bull rides, face painting and petting zoo for the kiddos.  Dinner available with RSVP ($8)

Strangelove – A Tribute to Depeche Mode
Friday, September 12 / Doors open at 6:00p
Tickets available at www.heyday.com

Bishon Fur Kids Fundraiser
Friday, September 19 / 6:00p-10:00p

Lorimar Winery

Live Music
Fridays & Saturdays 6p-9p / Sundays 2p-5p

Labor Day Movie in the Vines
Monday, September 1 / Featuring: Return of the Jedi
$1 Admission – Includes small bag of popcorn!  Wine Bar and Concession stand will open at 6 pm. Film begins at Sunset on the Barrel Room Lawn! Bring your own beach chair or blanket!

Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 20 / 4:00p-8:00p
Tickets include dinner, 2 glasses of wine, 1 commemorative etched wine glass to take home, participation in Grape Stomp and all Harvest Festival events. / $65 + tax, per person / $55 + tax, wine club members / $35 + tax, under 21.  Space is limited!  Get your tickets today!  Purchase tickets online at www.lorimarwinery.com or by calling 951-694-6699 xt. 4

Movie in the Vines
Monday, September 29 / Featuring: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory / $1 Admission – Includes small bag of popcorn!  Wine Bar and Concession stand will open at 6 pm. Film begins at Sunset on the Barrel Room Lawn! Bring your own beach chair or blanket!

Monte De Oro Winery

3rd Annual Grape Stomp and BBQ
Saturday, September 27 / 6:30p / Adults $34.95 / Kids $14.95 (4-13) Grape Stomp contest & prizes, outdoor BBQ, live entertainment, games, balloon glow and much, much more.

Mount Palomar Winery

Live Music
Enjoy complimentary music on the patio!  1:00p-4:00p

Grapestomp!
Sunday, September 14 / 11:00a-5:00p / $45 per person / $40 per person, wine club members
For reservations, please call 951-676-5047 ext. 7261

Take Steps Walk – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Sunday, September 14 / 3:00p-6:00p
For more information, please contact Jackie Mizon at 619-497-1300 xt. 1604 or jmizon@ccfa.org

Oak Mountain Winery

Live Music in the Pavilion
Every Saturday and Sunday in July / 1:00p-5:00p

Oak Mountain Winery University
$15 per student; $12 for wine club members.  Classes run for one hour.  To sign up, call or text 951-880-8840

Bubbles 101 –  Learn fun facts you always wanted to know about sparkling wines and champagne.

Blending Reds – Create, bottle and label your very own blend

Wine Tasting for Dummies 101 – Our beginners class for Wine Tasters

Rhone Wine Class 201 –  Our second, more advanced class after taking Wine Tasting 101 is our Rhone Wine Tasting Class 201.

Bordeaux Wine Class 201 – You will learn how these grapes are grown and how they are harvested and processed.

Ponte Family Estate Winery

4th Annual Movie Night for Charity – Despicable Me 2
Friday, September 12 / 6:30p
The event is free, but all proceeds from the night’s food and beverage sales and the silent auction will go to Rancho Damacitas, a Temecula charity dedicated to helping underserved children and victims of child abuse.  For more information, please visit www.pontewinery.com

Grape Stomp
Sunday, September 29 / 4:00p-9:00p / Gourmet food, wine music and a Stomping Good Time!

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Wine & Dine Chef’s Table at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Whether it’s a special celebration or an intimate affair, our Chef’s Table dinner for 2 to 8 guests will define the art of fine cuisine with a memorable evening of food and wine for only $135 per person. Call 951-491-8077 to reserve your table today.

Divas in D’Vines
Every Sunday during football season from 12p – 3p in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant. Enjoy half priced mimosas, sangria and Spumante Diamante. Reservations Recommended. Call 951-587-9463 x 2

Vintage Vantage Menu
Monday-Thursday 11:30a -3:00p
Specially priced $9.99 lunches for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 x 2 for more information or reservations.

Marvelous Mondays
5:30p-9:00p
Enjoy half-priced bottles of select featured wines with the purchase of 2 entrees.  Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here.

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour
Daily / 11:00a and 1:00p / Get up close and personal with the real workings of a winery during a harvest crush.  This $40 walking wine tour culminates with a private, plated wine & cheese pairing. Wine Club Members, enjoy the tour for just $35 per person.   Reservations strongly suggested:  Call 951.587.9463 x7219.

Wiens Family Cellars

Robin Zander Band (from Cheap Trick)
Friday, September 12/ Doors open at 6:00p
For tickets, please visit www.goldencrownproductions.com

Wilson Creek Winery

“Winemaker for a Day – Harvest Edition”
September 19-20 (nightly)
Spend a night in our exclusive retreat, Wilson Creek Manor and enjoy picking grapes in the vineyard, making wine in the cellar, delicious food, wine and more! / $670 per person / Due to the nature of this unique experience, space is very limited.  Please call and reserve today: 951-699-9463

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Temecula June Winery Events

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Summer has arrived in Temecula Valley, CA! Join us for seasonal events, tasty meals and of course, to celebrate Father’s Day. Our wineries are offering mid-week activities along with weekend shindigs which will quickly fill your calendar.  See what Temecula wines will be winning your heart this month!

 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Fundraiser for Great Oak High School
Sunday, June 8 / 5:00p-9:00p / $20 pp
Buffet dinner, dessert and lemonade. Wine is $5
The Spirit of Great Oak Marching Band, Color Guard, Drum Line & Jazz Ensemble.
Deadline to buy tickets is June 5th, call Terry at 951-795-1716.

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p /
Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch!
Live acoustic entertainment.

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.

Bel Vino Winery

Live Music
Saturdays 11a-3p; Sundays 12p-4p
June 1 – Bruce G
June 7 – MorSol
June 8 – Jason Weeber
June 14 – Jason Weeber
June 15 – Rum Soaked Raisons
June 21 – Michael LeClerc
June 22 – JD Priest
June 28 – Radical Pie
June 29 – Crimson Crow

Briar Rose Winery

Sip Into Sunset
Friday, June 6 / 5:30p-9:00
Sunsets and live music by Buzz Campbell
Food items available for purchase.
Call 951-308-1098 to make reservations.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Prime Rib Fridays
Every Friday at Meritage from 5pm-8:00pm
Three-course Prime Rib dinner for $35 pp
Reservations are not required. No cover.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at Meritage from 4p-8p in the main dining room.
Watermelon Sangria & live music from local musicians begins at 5pm.
No cover charge and no reservations required.

Cougar Winery

“Mix it Up” Blending Party
June 8 / 6:30p-8:30p / $30 pp; Wine Club $25 pp; Barrel Club $20 pp
Blending event + appetizers and attendees receive 10% off red wines.
Compete in best blend competition
All RSVP’s must be in writing.
RSVP to events@cougarvineyards.com. Call 951-491-0825 for any questions.

Father’s Day Wine & Sausage Pairing
June 15 / 11:00a-6:00p / $18 pp / $12 pp members
Enjoy 3 handcrafted wines with Mad Mike’s Sausages.
Call 951-491-0825 ext. 2 or e-mail events@cougarvineyards.com

Falkner Winery

Sunday Concerts & BBQ
Every Sunday in June from 12:00p-3:00p.
No reservations necessary.

The “Crush Club” Reveal Launch Party & Luscious Lips Contest
Saturday, June 7 / 11:00a-3:00p
Free to attend, $10 entry into contest
Release of hot new wine collection: “The Crush Club”.
RSVP today!

Frangipani Estate Winery

Cigar Night
Friday, June 6 / 6:30p-9:00p / $55 pp; $50 members
Buffet style dinner, cigar and glass of wine.
Reservations required by June 2nd by calling the winery at 951-699-8845

Father’s Day BBQ
Sunday, June 15 / 11:00a-3:00p /
$39 pp w/ meal & cigar
$29 pp w/ meal & no cigar
$22 pp for children w/ meal

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Desperado – A Tribute to the Eagles!
Friday, June 27 / 6:00p-10:00p /
$25 pp + 2 drink minimum. Wahoo’s catering.
For more information, click here

Oak Mountain Winery

Live Music in the Pavilion
Every Saturday and Sunday in June / 1:00p-5:00p

Oak Mountain Winery University
2014 Spring Semester Classes /
$15 per student; $12 for wine club members.
Classes run for one hour. To sign up, call or text 951-880-8840

Bubbles 101
Sparkling Wine Class
You will be served 3 sparkling wines paired with artisanal cheeses.
Learn fun facts about sparkling wines & champagne.

Blending Reds
Create, bottle and label your very own blend
In our Blending Class, you get to be the Winemaker!
Ooption to bottle your custom blend for an additional $29.

Wine Tasting for Dummies 101
Beginners class for Wine Tasters
Basics of wine tasting
Sample eight infused Avocado Oils and Balsamic Vinegars

Rhone Wine Class 201
Learn how these grapes are grown here & how wine is made
Taste varietals from different areas in the Rhone region of France.
3 wine tastings and 8 tastings of Avocado Oil and Balsamic Vinegars.

Bordeaux Wine Class 201
Learn how these grapes are grown, harvested & processed
3 wine tastings and 8 tastings of Avocado Oil and Balsamic Vinegars.
We recommend that you have taken Wine Tasting 101 class prior to this course.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Wine & Dine Chef’s Table at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Custom five-course menu just for you.
Winemakers then pair each course with wines
For 2-8 guests, $135 pp
Call 951-491-8077 to reserve your table today.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s WINOS (Women In Need of Serenity)
Monday-Thursday / 11:30a-2:30p
Unique wine-themed items available for purchase
Half price Mimosas, Sangria & glasses of select wines
$2 off all appetizers / Call for Reservations 951-587-9463 x 2

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Divas in D’Vines
Every Sunday during football season from 12:00 to 3p
Enjoy half priced mimosas, sangria & Spumante Diamante.
Reservations Recommended. Call 951-587-9463 x 2

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vintage Vantage Menu
Mon-Thur 11:30a -3:00p
$9.99 lunches -Vineyard Rose Restaurant, 55&over
Call 951-587-9463 x 2

Marvelous Mondays
5:30p to 9p each week
Half-priced bottles of select wines with the purchase of 2 entrees
Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here

Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy live music & half-priced select appetizers w/ purchase of 2 entrees
Enjoy with our Winemakers Reserve bottles of South Coast Wines.
Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here

Thursday Night Mixers
Single and want to mingle?
Wine Press Tasting Room with new extended hours just for you
Thursday Nights 6 pm to 9 pm/ $10 pp
Click here for more details.

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour
Daily / 11:00a and 1:00p / $40pp / Members $35pp
Stroll the vineyards and the winery
Private, plated wine & cheese pairing with a Wine Concierge.
Reservations strongly suggested: Call 951.587.9463 x7219.

Thornton Winery

Live Music
Complimentary Live Music on Weekends
Fridays 6:00p-9:00p / Saturdays 1:00p-4:00p / Sundays 12:30p-3:30p

BBQ Cooking Class
Saturday, June 7 / 2:30p-4:30p / $70 pp
Join Executive Chef Jeff D. Massey and learn his secrets on the BBQ.
Take-home recipes will allow you to recreate these delightful foods later
Make your reservation today- For Reservations Call: (951) 699-0099

Summer Concert Series
George Benson / Saturday, June 14 / 7:00p /
General Admission $95 pp / Gourmet Supper $170 pp

Lee Ritenour & Spyro Gyra / Saturday, June 21 / 7:00p
General Admission $70 pp / Gourmet Supper $145 pp

Thornton Winery’s Chef’s Counter
Friday, June 27 / 7:00p / $125 pp plus tax and tip
Interactive Chef’s Table in a private kitchen
Five-course meal /Seating limited to 10 people
For reservations, call 951-699-0099

Wiens Family Cellars

Syrah Bacon Dinner
Friday, June 13 & Sunday, June 15 / 6:00p
$62.50 pp / $50.00 pp, member
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend w/ tasting of 4 Syrahs along w/ bacon dishes.
For reservations, click here

Wilson Creek Winery

Crawfish Boil & Blues
Friday, June 13 / 7:00p-10:00p / $49.95 pp / $39.95 pp member
Traditional Louisiana style Crawfish Boil & Blues.
Boil crawfish and “blues” it up with the Nathan James Band!
For reservations, click here

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Temecula April Winery Events

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Spring has sprung and the wineries are also preparing for some fun seasonal events that will get you partying in floppy hats and pastel colors. Come socialize, taste some wine, and see for yourself what everyone is talking about!

Baily Vineyard & Winery
Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies
Sunday, April 20 / 11:30a-2:30p
Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch and an egg hunt

Dog Day Sundays
Every Sunday / 11:30a-2:30p
Bring your well-mannered pooch to lunch

Estate Club Private Wine Tasting
Thursday-Sunday / 11:00a-2:30p
Tours and vertical tasting of Boudreaux reds
Call for reservations: 951-972-9768.

Bel Vino Winery
Wine Down at Bel Vino with Live Music
Every Saturday and Sundays for live entertainment! 12:00p-4:00p
April 5-Bruce Glover
April 6- JD Priest
April 12-Shoot 4 Tuezdays
April 13-Mor Sol
April 19 – The Counterfeits
April 26 – The “B” Players
April 27 – Tim Cash

Briar Rose Winery
Friday Night Sunset
April 18 / 5:30p-9:00
Sunset and live music by Buzz Campbell while enjoying food and wine.
Call 951-308-1098 to make reservations.
Seating is limited.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Prime Rib Fridays
Every Friday at Meritage from 5p-8:00p
Three-course Prime Rib dinner for $35 pp
Reservations are not required. No cover.

Sangria Sundays at Meritage at Callaway
Every Sunday at Meritage from 4p-8p in the main dining room.
Watermelon Sangria & live music from local musicians begins at 5pm.
No cover charge and no reservations required.

Falkner Winery
Spring/Summer Music, Sangria and BBQ Series
12:00p-3:00p /Sundays from April through October
Free music and guest can purchase BBQ & Luscious Lips Sangria!
Kick off series with featured artist Jason Weber.

Easter Champagne Brunch
Sunday, April 20 / 10:00a-3:30p /
Champagne brunch, live music & Mediterranean style food
pecial Easter gifts will be given to all children
$49.95+ pp/ Members & guests $44.95+, Children 3-10 are $19+ (wine club $15+)
Free for children under 3.

Leoness Cellars
Pre-Harvest Winemaker Dinner
Saturday, April 5 / 6:30p
5 course wine paired dinner featuring guest Chef Michael Cragg
$106 + tax pp / $96 + tax pp, Wine Club
For reservations call 951-302-7601 ext. 150 or e-mail reservations@leonesscellars.com

Live Music
Fridays / The Restaurant at Leoness / 5:00p-8:00p

Live Music
Sundays / Patio at Leoness Cellars / 1:00p-4:00p

Longshadow Ranch Winery
Bonfire Saturday Night
Sat April 19 / 6:00p-10:00p
Live music, dancing, wine, mechanical bull rides
No admission / parking fee / reservations required for parties of 12+

Lorimar Winery
Epicurean Demonstration – “Molecular Gastronomy”
Wed April 2 / 4:00p-6:00p
Join Chef Patrick for the interactive cooking demo
$25+tax pp / Members $20+tax pp.
Purchase tickets in the tasting room, email events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 xt. 4.

Live Music
Fridays & Saturdays 6p-9p / Sundays 2p-5p
April 4 – Shultz & Hamilton
April 5 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
April 6 – Steven Ybarra
April 11 – Cougrzz Rock
April 12 – Missy Anderson
April 13 – David & Olivia
April 18 – Guilty Conscience
April 19 – Oceans of Sand
April 25 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
April 26 – TBD
April 27 – Sal and Brennan

Laugh Your Glass Off – Comedy Show
Thur April 24 / 7:00p-10:00p /
Night of comedy
General admission in the Barrel Room $35 pp / $30 members
MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY
Purchase tickets in the tasting room, e-mail events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 104

Movie in the Vines
Mon April 28
Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Arc
Wine bar & concession stand will be open at 6:00p
Film begins at sunset. Bring your own beach chair or blanket!

Mount Palomar Winery
Live Music
Complimentary music on patio! 1:00p-4:00p
April 5 – The Barstow Prophets
April 6 – Mariner
April 12 – Harmony Road
April 13 – Bodie
April 19 – Joachim Nordensson
April 26 – Danielle Taylor
April 27 – 3 Blind Mice

Bottles “n” Brushes
Thursday, April 24 / 1:00p-4:00p
Painting class with wine

Oak Mountain Winery
Sizzlin’ Saturday
Sat April 19 / 5:00p-9:00p/ $1.00 admission
Join us for tasty American/Mexican fusion from Chubbys.

Pet Fair
Sun April 6 / 11:00a-5:00p /Free admission
Join local rescues and vendors at the Oak Mountain Winery Pet Fair.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Earth Day Wine Tours
April 21-25 / 3:00p
Hands-on introduction with the sustainable winegrowing standards of California’s State Winery of the Year.
Explore our vineyards with 90-minute guided tour
$50 pp/ $45 Club but space is limited and reservations are a must.
Visit WineResort.com or call now to reserve your place 800-539-1375.

Elegant Wine Country Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 20 / 10:00a-3:00p
Brunch fare at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vineyard Rose restaurant
Kids enjoy Easter egg hunts and meet the Easter Bunny.
Cost is just $60 Adults/$22 Children.
Reservations are limited and required.
Visit WineResort.com for complete menu or call now to reserve: 951-491-8077

Go Green with Va Va Verde
April 1-30, 2014 / 105 pp
50-minute full body ‘therapeutic’ massage
Receive a $20 spa voucher towards any $85+ spa treatment on return
Book by calling 800-539-1375.

Wine & Dine Chef’s Table at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Ccustom five-course menu just for you.
Winemakers then pair each course with wines
For 2-8 guests, $135 pp
Call 951-491-8077 to reserve your table today.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s WINOS (Women In Need of Serenity)
Monday-Thursday / 11:30a-2:30p
Unique wine-themed items available for purchase
Half price Mimosas, Sangria & glasses of select wines
$2 off all appetizers / Call for Reservations 951-587-9463 x 2

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Divas in D’Vines
Every Sunday during football season from 12:00 to 3p
Enjoy half priced mimosas, sangria & Spumante Diamante.
Reservations Recommended. Call 951-587-9463 x 2

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vintage Vantage Menu
Mon-Thur 11:30a -3:00p
$9.99 lunches -Vineyard Rose Restaurant, 55&over
Call 951-587-9463 x 2

“Happiest” Days of the Week
Mon-Fri 4:00p-5:30p / “Happy Hour”
Discounted appetizers, local draft beers and South Coast wines.
Happy Hour with dinner in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant.
Visit WineResort.com or call 800-539-1375 today.

Marvelous Mondays
5:30p to 9p each week
Half-priced bottles of select wines with the purchase of 2 entrees
Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here

Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy live music & half-priced select appetizers w/ purchase of 2 entrees
Enjoy with our Winemakers Reserve bottles of South Coast Wines.
Call 951.587.9463 today or visit here

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour
Daily / 11:00a and 1:00p / $40pp / Members $35pp
Stroll the vineyards and the winery
Private, plated wine & cheese pairing with a Wine Concierge.
Reservations strongly suggested: Call 951.587.9463 x7219.

Thornton Winery
Thornton Winery’s Chef’s Counter
Friday, April 25 / 7:00p / $125 pp
Interactive Chef’s Table in a private kitchen
Five-course meal /Seating limited to 10 people
For reservations, call 951-699-0099

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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 Winemaker Roundtable: Fun Facts About… Red Wine Blends

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Red wine blends are increasingly popular in the US, though they’ve long been the standard for regions as famous as Bordeaux, the Southern Rhone and Tuscany. Why? Because winemakers appreciate the flexibility and control blending allows; they are able fine tune the final wine to bring out the best of each variety and use them to balance each other. Like a meal made with one ingredient or a song that features only one instrument, single variety wines are sometimes less interesting and harmonious than blends.

Red wine blends may be labeled a variety of ways. Some popular blends you may see in Temecula include “Meritage” or “Super Tuscan” wines, but wineries frequently give their blends proprietary names, such as Monte de Oro’s Synergy 65, Callaway’s Calliope Red or Wilson Creek’s Double Dog Red.  This is a fun way of making the wine more identifiable, but it also signifies that the winery has truly created a wine that is theirs and theirs alone, since no two blends are exactly alike!

*See below for more Temecula red blends.

 

Here are five fun facts about red wine blends!

Facts courtesy of The Daily NewsWikipedia, Wine.LoveToKnow
  1. Bordeaux blends: Red Bordeaux blends are generally made from a combination primarily dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot.  They also often include Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère.
  2. A red Meritage is a Bordeaux-style wine made in California that is a combination of at least two of six varietals:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot or Carmenère.
  3. A Super Tuscan originally served as reference to an Italian viticulture region. While some Super Tuscans are single varietal, most are blends primarily containing Sangiovese or Merlot, some are blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and some even more unusual blends which might include Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.
  4. GSM is a classic combination of three grape varieties (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre) from the southern Rhone Valley.  It is also referred to as a Southern Rhone blend.
  5. Rhone blends from France’s Rhone Valley can contain up to 22 varieties.  As the US has only 12 of those varietals planted, New World wines are most often a combination Syrah and Viognier blended with Mourvèdre, Grenache, Roussanne and Marsanne, and perhaps Counoise, Cinsaut, Grenache Blanc and Petite Sirah.


 

Looking for a great Temecula Valley red wine blend?  Check these wines out!

 

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