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Wine Country Recipe ~ Asian Pork Shoulder Stew with Anise

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Fragrant anise adds a subtle sweetness to this warming stew. Pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Zinfandel or Pinot Gris.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) cubes
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut into 4 wedges
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3½ cups chicken stock
1 whole star anise pod
1 large sweet potato (about 1½ pounds) peeled, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds, each cut into 4 wedges
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick rounds
3 tablespoons flour, mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water
soy sauce

Directions:

Heat the vegetable oil in a wide 5- to 6-quart pot over medium heat until hot but not smoking.

Add the pork and brown for 3 minutes on each side. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir for 3 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and anise. Turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

Add the potatoes and carrots. Uncover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the flour-and-water mixture and simmer for 10 minutes.

To serve, divide the stew among 4 to 6 bowls. Pass soy sauce at the table.

Suggested Pairings:

Danza del Sol Winery ~ 2014 Pinot Grigio – Aromas of honeysuckle and juicy pears with a hint of citrus lead into flavors of bright melon with a balanced, crisp acidity.

Leoness Cellars ~ 2013 Zinfandel – Rich and full-bodied, this wine offers aromas and flavors of sweet blackberry and plum with hints of spice and black licorice framed by soft tannins and a long, silky finish.

Maurice Car’rie Vineyard & Winery ~ 2012 Zinfandel – Aromas of raspberry jam, Red Delicious apples and finishes off with toasted black pepper.

Monte De Oro Winery ~ 2014 Pinot Gris – Off-dry-to-dry, medium-bodied wine with a nice balance of acidity, alcohol and flavor.

Recipe courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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St. Patrick’s Day in Temecula Wine Country

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Spend Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend in Temecula Valley and celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with a visit to your favorite winery with your closest pals.  St. Paddy’s Day brings a ton o’ live music entertainment, happy hours and some great special events, March 15-17.  See below for the details!

St. Patrick’s Day (Monday) Happy Hours:
The Cellar Lounge, Ponte Winery
The Vineyard Rose, South Coast Winery

Saturday and Sunday Live Music & Entertainment at:
Bel Vino
South Coast
Mount Palomar
Europa Village
Leoness
Lorimar
Callaway
and more!

Cougar Vineyard & Winery
2nd Annual Temecula St. Patrick’s Day 15k
Sunday, March 16 / 9:00a
Race through country roads & finish w/ a glass of green sparking wine
21+ – includes a sparking wine tasting & glass to keep.
For tickets and to register, click here

Oak Mountain Winery
St. Patty’s Sizzlin Saturday
Saturday, March 15 / 5:00p-9:00p / Admission: $1
Tickets available on Caves of Oak Mountain’s Facebook page
Corned beef melts & Irish fries from Devilicious.

Maurice Car’rie Winery
Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 at 10am
Lots of holiday arts & crafts on sale at the beautiful outdoor craft fair

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
Go Green with Va Va Verde
Available March 1-31 /for discount of $105 pp
50-min full body ‘therapeutic’ massage
Receive a $20 spa voucher for one $85+ spa treatment on your return visit.
Book now 951.587.9463

 
Click here for the full events calendar!
 
St. Patrick’s Day Toast: “Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours, And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours and mine and ours have done for you and yours!”  — traditional Irish saying
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Temecula Wineries Pour at San Diego Wine and Food Festival (Nov 20-24)

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

10th Annual Classic is November 20-24, 2013

Join the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association at The Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 23 as they pour from some the region’s best wineries, including:

  • Maurice Car’rie Winery
  • Europa Village
  • Wiens Family Cellars

 

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ returns November 20-24, 2013, and this year is bigger and better than ever.  Celebrate 10 years in the making with new events, the best wines in the world and some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.  Join over 200 wineries (including Temecula’s Falkner, Oak Mountain, Keyways, Ponte, Callaway, Monte de Oro and Wilson Creek,) breweries and spirit purveyors, 70 of San Diego’s best restaurants, and 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation for the biggest birthday bash on the West Coast.

Click here for the list of events and to purchase tickets.

See you there!

 

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“Uncorked” Event at La Jolla Westfield Event, June 29th

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for Westfield UTC’s first annual event – Uncorked – taking place on Saturday, June 29th. Temecula Valley is the official sponsor of the wine walk. Taste dozens of popular wines from 12 different Temecula Valley wineries paired with tasty bites from Westfield UTC’s finest restaurants: Seasons 52, Eureka Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer, Tender Greens and Fixtures Living’s own, Sam the Cooking Guy. The wine tasting stations will be operating from 4-7pm and concluding with a live sunset concert in Palm Plaza at 7pm featuring Michelle Branch and the music of Brandon & Leah.

Tickets are only $10 advance/$15 at the door.  All proceeds go to the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Buy your tickets here!

 

Participating Temecula Valley Wineries and the wines that will be poured include —

  1. Lorimar Winery: Estate Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Granache Sparkling Wine
  2. Europa Village: Viognier, Grenache Rose, Syrah, En Vie Blanc
  3. Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery: ’12 Viognier, ’10 Sangiovese
  4. Keyways Winery: Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Mataro, Valley Cuvee Du Nord
  5. Falkner Winery: 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Rosato-Rose; 2008 Amante-Super Tuscan; and 2008 Meritage-Bordeaux Blend
  6. Monte De Oro Winery: 2007 Syrah, 2009 Zinfandel, 2012 Nostimo White Wine
  7. Callaway Vineyard & Winery: 2010 Chardonnay WR, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon SS, 2011 Gewurztraminer SS and Belle Rose Sparkling
  8. Vindemia Estate Winery:  2006 Commonwealth Bordeaux Blend
  9. Miramonte Winery: Estate Syrah; Bin 380 (Rhone Blend); Chardonnay
  10. Maurice Car’rie/Van Roekel: Maurice Carrie Sauvignon Blanc, Maurice Carrie Tempranillo, Van Roekel Grenache Rose
  11. Thornton Winery:  Thornton Non-Vintage Brut Champagne, 2012 Chardonnay, and the 2010 Thorny’s Coat Red
  12. Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard: Almond Champagne, Decadencia, Roussanne, Double Dog
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4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25, San Diego, CA 92122 | (858) 546-8858

 

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel Wineries

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The Story

Most folks familiar with Temecula Valley have visited the Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel wineries, nestled amidst the rolling hills of Southern California’s wine country. The winery was founded in 1986 and designed in the style of a Victorian farmhouse. The 46 acres of vineyards were among the first established in the region back in 1968.

Owner Maurice Van Roekel, along with Winemaker Gus Vizgirda, handcraft 14 different varietals and focus on wines that are ready to drink at a fairly early age. Over the years, the two wineries have garnered hundreds of awards and accolades in prestigious competitions in California and beyond. The Maurice Car’rie tasting room is a great gathering place to relax and catch up with friends.  Both wineries offer a warm and friendly atmosphere filled with a wide array of charming wine gifts available for purchase.

 

 

The Maurice Car’rie winery estate is well-known in Temecula Valley Wine Country for its lovely picnic grounds and famous Baked Brie & Sourdough Bread (baked on weekends only and available unbaked every day.) Pair it with a signature bottle of Maurice Car’rie California Champagne and you’ve got a yourself a party, al fresco style.

The Wines

Gus Vizgirda is the longtime winemaker for both Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel Winery. (For a special interview with Gus, click here!)

If you’re a fan of sparkling wine, then Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel wineries are your one-stop shop.  Their flavored sparklers are very popular with wine-lovers of all ages – raspberry, peach, pomegranate, and pineapple top the list. Wine lovers searching for more traditional varietals won’t be disappointed as favorites such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are also available. Shop for wine online here.

 

Interested in joining their wine club? See below for the December wine club schedule:

 Wine Club December Selections

Maurice Car’rie Winemaker’s:
1 – Pomegranate Sparkling Wine
2 – Chardonnay
3 – Heather’s Mist
Maurice Car’rie Reds:
1 – Merlot
2 – Cody’s Crush
3 – Port
Maurice Car’rie Whites:
1 – Pineapple Sparkling Wine
2 – Chenin Blanc
3 – Chardonnay
Van Roekel Winemaker’s:
1 – Gewurztraminer
2 – Peach Sparkling Wine
3 – Raspberry Sparkling Wine
Van Roekel Reds:
1 – Grenache
2 – Merlot
3 – Zinfandel
Van Roekel Whites:
1 – Gewurztraminer
2 – Viognier
3 – Pinot Gris

Winery Events – Maurice Car’rie Arts and Crafts Fair

Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery offers a charming arts and crafts fair every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. Located on the front picnic grounds, craft vendors sell handmade wares like jewelry, paintings, and ceramics every week, along with fun fashion items like great handbags and designer-style sunglasses. Folks love to spend their Saturday or Sunday browsing at the fair and at the extensive gift shop, followed by a bottle of great wine with a fresh picnic lunch from Maurice’s Kitchen.

 

 Wine Tasting

Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel are open for wine tasting every day from 10am to 5pm. They are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Wine bar tastings are $10 for five tastes and a logo wine glass; champagne/sparkling wine tastings are $10 for four tastes and a logo champagne flute.

For $18 you can purchase a Dual Pass which gives you the Wine Bar Tastings (5 at Maurice Car’rie and 5 at Van Roekel) or the Champagne Tastings (4 at Maurice Car’rie and 4 at Van Roekel) at both Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel. What a deal!

Maurice’s Kitchen is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11-4.

 

Maurice Car’rie
34225 Rancho California Rd. | Temecula, CA 92591
Tel 951-676-1711 | Fax 951-676-8397
Get Directions | www.mauricecarriewinery.com

Van Roekel Winery
34567 Rancho California Rd. | Temecula, CA 92591
Tel 951-699-6961 | Fax 951-676-8397
Get Directions | www.vanroekelwinery.com

 

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So Cal Wine TV – Tour Maurice Car’rie Winery

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Join Gus Vizgirda, winemaker at Maurice Car’rie Winery, for a Temecula Wine Country tour. Maurice Car’rie is one othe oldest Temecula wineries, and offers a great craft fair on the weekends.

Maurice Car’rie Tasting Room hours: 10am-5pm daily; 951.676.1711; 34225 Rancho California Road,
92592

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