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Shop the Holidays in Temecula Wine Country

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

You love visiting Temecula Valley for wining and dining – but did you know that your local wine country is also a holiday shopping goldmine? Winery gift shops, wine club memberships and special holiday sales make Temecula wine country the best place to shop in December.

Check out the retail details below!

Temecula Winery Gift Shops

Just one trip to your local wine country will get you all the gifts you need to give.  Plus, you can sip while you shop! Our Temecula winery gift shops offer unique and charming wine-themed gifts, specialty food items, home decor – and of course, delicious wine.

Your best bets for fabulous holiday hauls include:

 

Temecula Wine Clubs and Case Discounts

A wine club membership truly is the gift that keeps on giving! Most Temecula wineries offer affordable VIP wine club memberships with amazing year-round benefits like seasonal pick-up parties, VIP pricing and discounts on special events, free tastings for guests, first dibs on seating and many more perks. Simply call or visit your favorite Temecula winery to sign up your friends and family. You can even sign up for some wine clubs online, hassle-free.

Purchasing wine by the case makes economical sense for the holidays. Great wine makes the ideal host and corporate gift, not to mention the perfect match for your holiday table. Many of our wineries offer festive white and red dessert wines, either late harvest or port-style. Some festive wine options include: South Coast Winery’s sparkling wine line, Thornton NV Cuvee Rouge, Leoness Cellars Port-style 2006 Cinsaut, and the Callaway estate duo Late Harvest Chardonnay and Cabernet dessert wines. With the purchase of a case, some winery gift shops offer discounts and offer holiday gift boxes including Wilson Creek Winery, which offers white, red, and sparkling wines with custom and personalized holiday labels.

 

Special Holiday Shopping Events

Throughout December, Temecula wineries are going all out with special holiday shopping extravaganzas, craft fairs and Black Friday sales. See a round-up of our top picks below. And don’t forget to celebrate locally-made products by dropping by the annual Slow Food Temecula‘s Terra Madre Day at Europa Village on December 12. A $10 entrance fee will buy you the opportunity to shop assorted artisan wares and specialty food items, all hand-made and one-of-a-kind.

Europa Village: “Christmas in the Vines” – Europa Village Craft Fair; Fri, Dec 6 & Sat, Dec 7; 10:00a-5:00p. Terra Madre Day: A Global Slow Food Event – Thur Dec 12, 5:30p-8:00p / $10 pp. Eat, sip, share, shop and support small businesses!

Ponte Family Estate: Holiday Shopping Sundays – Ponte Winery’s festively decorated Tasting Room and Marketplace offers a carefully curated selection of gourmet delicacies, elegant housewares, cookbooks and wine. Guests are invited to shop while sipping hot cocoa and listening to holiday music under twinkling lights. Wine tastings are available for purchase. Sunday, December 15th and 22nd 10:00am-5:00pm.

Maurice Car’rie: Weekend Craft Fair – every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm at the winery property.

Falkner Winery: Black Friday Weekend Sale – Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1. Wine specials and discounts on selected gifts.

Frangipani Estate Winery: Holiday Shopping Event – Sat, Dec 7, 1:00p-5:00p. Vendors include Mary Kay, Chicks with Bark Gourmet Chocolate, Originals by Deborah Jewelry, Designer Clothing, Purses, Hats, Organo Coffee/Tea, Juice it Up and more.

Lorimar Winery: Black Friday Shopping Event – One weekend, huge savings on wine, art and music-themed gifts. Nov 29-Dec 1 at the wine country location.

 

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So Cal Wine TV: Ponte Family Estate Winery

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Ponte Family Estate Winery awaits you in this short video tour!  Learn directly from the winemaker, chef, and professional tour guide as they share the highlights of this extremely popular winery.
Surrounded by 350 acres of vineyards and beautiful gardens, the facility offers guests the chance to sample and buy deliciously drinkable wines in it’s colorful tasting room, enjoy superb wine country cuisine in it’s award-winning Restaurant at Ponte, and tour the estate grounds and winery operations. The charming atmosphere makes it a picturesque location to hold a special event or even just to visit for the day to sample their friendly wine list.  Visit Ponte anytime for an unsurpassed wine country experience!

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Field2Fork/Slow Food Temecula Event

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

At the picturesque Leonesse Cellars Vineyard, passionate winemakers, chefs, and guests alike intermingled at the magnificent 3rd Annual Field2Fork Event, benefiting Slow Food Temecula. Local winery owners were on-hand, generously pouring their award-winning wines from Temecula Valley; participants included South Coast Winery, Ponte Family Estate Winery, Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, Robert Renzoni Vineyards, Oak Mountain Winery, Wiens Family Cellars, Briar Rose Winery, and many others.
Slow Food Temecula President and Founder Chef Leah di Bernardo welcomed the 500+ guests with a rousing call to action that emphasiz ed the importance of the Field2Fork benefit to help raise money for healthy school lunches, both locally and nationwide. Chef Evan Kleinman, host of KCRW’s Good Food and President of the Los Angeles Slow Food chapter, spoke briefly about her role in the founding of Slow Food LA after she visited Italy and saw how Europe values fresh, local food; she made it her goal to bring those healthy values to California.

Gourmet chefs from Temecula Valley restaurants prepared seasonal produce, meats and fish that paired perfectly with the local vino.  Lovely Viogniers, Cab Franc, Bordeaux blends and Syrahs topped the list of approachable varietals.  Served with a slight chill to balance the warm valley breeze, these friendly wines were indeed crowd pleasers and many went back for seconds — and thirds!

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“Field to Fork” to benefit local schools

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Temecula Valley slow foodSlow Food Temecula Valley, our local chapter of the international organization devoted to counteract the disappearance of local food traditions and lack of knowledge about where food comes from, is bringing a fantastic event to wine country on May 22nd. “Field To The Fork” will be held at Leonesse Cellars from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and features local cuisine, wines and craft beers made by some of our finest chefs, winemakers and breweries.

For those interested in learning more about the “locavore” movement or just picking up a few tips for gardening or water conservation, the event will feature educational demonstrations from local experts.

“Field to Fork” will benefit garden programs at local Temecula schools, which help kids learn about the origins of food, nutrition and how to make healthy food choices for their bodies and the environment.

Tickets: $50 Advance Purchase  Click here to purchase now!
Tickets: $60 at the door

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