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Wine Country Recipe: Robert Renzoni’s Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

This month’s Wine Country Recipe is from the wonderful folks at Robert Renzoni Vineyards. It’s a classic Spaghetti Alla Carbonara- a decadent pasta dish made from pancetta, eggs and Parmigiano Reggiano. Using farm-fresh, free-range organic eggs and aged Parmigiano Reggiano will take this dish up to a whole new level, so make sure to put those items on your shopping list. Also- you don’t want to forget the wine- a dish this delicious deserves a nice Robert Renzoni Vineyards 2008 Sangiovese. Salute!

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

1 lb dry spaghetti
2 tbsp Robert Renzoni Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 oz diced pancetta
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook 8-10
minutes. Meanwhile, heat Robert Renzoni Olive Oil in a deep skillet
over medium flame. Add pancetta and cook for 2-3 minutes. Toss the
garlic into the skillet with the pancetta and sauté for another minute,
then reduce flame to slow cooking.

Drain pasta and save a little water. Add drained spaghetti to the
skillet with pancetta and garlic. At this point, beat the eggs and
chopped parsley. You can add some of the pasta water for better

Serve on a big oval plate, Italian Family Style, and garnish with
Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh chopped Italian parsley.

Serve with Robert Renzoni Vineyards 2008 Sangiovese.







Recipe courtesy of Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Rustico Ristorante and


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 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

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




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!


Harvest Celebration Live Entertainment

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Our 20th Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend is just a few days away! Join us for a fun-filled food and wine adventure at over 30 Member Wineries! There is plenty to see and do at the Harvest Celebration. While you’re enjoying scrumptious food and wine samplings at each stop, check out the live entertainment offered by some of the Member Wineries throughout the weekend:

Cougar Vineyard and Winery
November 6th and 7th; 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Enjoy live music from folk rock, indie, and americana singer Jacqui Forman.

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery
November 6th; 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Come by for the barrel tasting weekend after party!

Lorimar Winery
November 6th; 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Check out Jason Weber (Sax/Jazz) at the Live @ Lorimar musical series!

Oak Mountain Winery
Enjoy live music in the Pavilion!
November 6th; 1:00pm – 5:00pm- Jimmy Blaze – Classic Rock
November 7th; 1:00pm – 5:00pm- Smooth Sax by Norm

Robert Renzoni Vineyards
November 6th and 7th
Live musical performance by Kenny Marquez at the Harvest Barrel Celebration Weekend!

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets to this fantastic event happening this Saturday and Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2010 from 10:00am – 4:30pm, there’s still time!

2 Day Tickets purchased October 1st thru November 6, 2010- $99.00
Sunday Only Ticket; Non-Resident- $79.00
Local Resident/Sunday Only (Temecula/Murrieta Local Residents)- $69.00
Designated Driver Food Only Ticket (Wine Tasting Not Included)- $59.00

After deciding which ticket option is best for you, order your tickets here. We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend!

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