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Get to Know… Robert Renzoni Vineyards

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Tuscan Villa Rendering - Summer 2013

Robert Renzoni Vineyards has got big news to share!  Their 19th century-style Tuscan Villa estate is slated to break ground on July 1st, 2012.

The Tuscan Villa will offer visitors an authentic Italian experience in wine country. Opening Summer 2013, the property will include a 4500 square-foot outdoor patio with a gourmet pizza kitchen featuring a wood-burning brick oven, 3500 square-room tasting room, an exclusive wine club tasting bar and al fresco area, and an extensive basement for barrel storage. In the center of the property, a 50-foot bell tower will chime at the opening and closing of every day in honor of Robert’s grandfather, Domenic Renzoni.

“We’re thrilled to announce Louis Prima Jr. and his band will be staying and playing during the opening weekend festivities,” says owner Robert Renzoni.

Look to visit the new tasting facility next summer and be sure to check the website and Twitter for the latest updates throughout the year!

In the meantime, The Little Winehouse is a hidden gem in the vineyards. Wine-lovers are welcome to picnic on the grounds among the horse trails and hitching posts. “It’s the perfect spot to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy a bottle of wine with family,” Robert encourages.

Also new! Robert Renzoni Vineyards offers a guided Vineyard Walking Tour which starts right in the vines. Wine enthusiasts will learn about the agriculture that goes into producing great grapes that make fabulous wines. Vineyard and winery tours are a great introduction to winemaking and the region of Temecula Valley.

The Story

The history of winemaking in the Renzoni family dates to 1886, when Robert’s great-grandfather Federico began working in the vineyards near Fano, a small Italian village on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Tuscany. While tending the vineyards, Federico and his father began making wine for family and friends – these were the humble beginnings of the long Renzoni family wine history. The Robert Renzoni Winery and Vineyard is a tribute to Robert’s ancestor’s, Federico, Romeo, and Domenic.

 

 

 

 

The Wines

Robert Renzoni Vineyards mainly produces Italian varietals in honor of the winemaking heritage dating back 126 years.

Robert Renzoni wines include unique blends —

  • 2009 Big Fred’s Red (50% Zinfandel, 50% Sangiovese)
  • 2011 Cantata (60% Pinot Grigio, 40% Viognier)
  • 2008 Concerto (66% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 17% Merlot)
  • 2007 Vecchio Frate “Old Friar” (90% Lagrein, 10% Merlot)

 

As well as Italian favorites —

  • 2009 Sangiovese
  • 2008 Barbera
  • 2008 Fiore di Fano – Super Tuscan-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
  • 2011 Pinot Grigio

 

Tasting

The tasting room is open daily from 11am-6pm.  The standard tasting fee is $12 per person; $15 for the premium tasting. Premium tasting includes a crystal souvenir glass. All available Robert Renzoni vintages are limited in quantity, but feel free to inquire with the winery staff if you are interested in a particular vintage.

 

Upcoming Music Events

June 3 ~ S & R Jazz performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 10 ~ Tim Cash performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 17 ~ Rachel Stark performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 24 ~ The Michael Chain Duo performing live from 2pm – 5pm

 

Erik Turner from the famous band “Warrant” will be performing acoustic sets in the tasting room throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Check the website for show times.

Address and Contact Info

37350 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone 951 302-VINO (8466)
Fax 951 302-8348

 

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