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September Winery Events in Temecula Valley

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

SEPTEMBER IS CALIFORNIA WINE MONTH!

Don’t miss out on Temecula Valley’s once-a-year SIP Passport and annual wine & food showcase CRUSH – tickets are on sale now and going fast!  See below for all the details –

September SIP Passport

  • When:  Valid September 1-30; visits may be concurrent or spaced throughout the month.

  • What:  Discount voucher for a full tasting flight at any four participating Temecula Valley wineries; includes souvenir wine glass. See TemeculaWines.org for details.

  • Tickets:  $35 per person for SIP Passport (a $60-80 value); tickets, various transportation and overnight packages are all available here!

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 gala 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 and overnight packages are on sale now here!

 

September Winery Events

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Music Knights at Carol’s

  • Every Saturday 5:00p-8:00p
  • Live bands, beer, wine, and dinner or just appetizers.

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.

Women & Wine Wednesdays

  • September 25 6pm to 8pm, $35 pp, plus tax.  $32 pp, plus tax; wine club.
  • Visit with friends while decorating your own Halloween Wine Bottle Vase.
  • Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

Eat, Drink, Stomp

  • Saturday; September 28 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • $79 pp / $69 Wine Club / $35/$30 for children 12 years old and younger. Children under 3 are free
  • Al fresco buffet of fresh sumptuous seasonal bounties & sangria

Live Music Fridays

  • Every Friday in September; Menu prices range from $6 to $23.
  • Wine, tapas, entrees and house-made dessert w/ recording artist Vini Contreas

Sangria Sunday at Meritage at Callaway

  • Every Sunday in September. No reservations required.
  • Lounge opens at 4p, with food available at 5p. Live music from local musicians begins at 5:30pm.  

Live Music in the Barrel Room on Saturdays & Sundays

  • Sunday, September 1- Will Sumner
  • Saturday, September 7 – Chapman Stick Touchboard by Leo Gosselin
  • Sunday, September 8 – Don Brennan
  • Saturday, September 14 – Don Brennan
  • Sunday, September 15 – Leo Gosselin
  • Saturday, September 21 – Will Sumner
  • Sunday, September 22 – Steel drum, island vibe by Shaula Walko
  • Saturday, September 28 – Shaula Walso
  • Sunday, September 29 – Don Brennan
  • Friday Night Entertainment / 6:00p-9:00p / Free admission / September 6 – Lindsey Carrier / September 13 – Radical Pie / September 20 – Cougrzz
  • Sunday Entertainment / 1:00p-4:00p / Free Admission / September 1 – Geoff Ryle  / September 8 – Jimmy Patton / September 15 – Matthew Fagan / September 22 – Leo Gosselin / September 29 – Guilty Conscience Acoustic
  • Comedy Night / Friday, September 13 / 7:30p / $15 per person- includes glass of wine (plus service charge and sales tax / Call 951-216-3380 for tickets.
  • La Tomatina Festival – Tomato Fight / Sunday, September 15 / 3:00p-7:00p / $49 per person / Tomato fight, live entertainment, food and souvenir t-shirt. / Call 951-216-3380 for tickets.
  • Musical Wine Dinner – Italy – “Bella Notte” / Thursday, September 19 / 6:309-9:00p / $79 per person / 4-course wine paired meal with entertainment. / Call 951-216-3380 for tickets. 

Free Jazz Sundays

  • Every Sunday in September 12:00p-3:00p.
  • Freshly prepared barbequed food and wine by the glass, bottle or carafe

 

VIP Vertical Tasting

  • September 21 10:30am to 12:30p
  • $45pp + tax; $35pp + tax members; 8 Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

 

Wine Appreciation Class

  • September 7 10:30a-2:30p.
  • Includes lunch, $65 pp +tax; members $60 pp + tax, VIP Club Members $20 pp+tax.
  • Call the winery at 951-676-8231 xt. 109 for reservations.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing

  • September 5, 5:30p-7:30p, $20 pp
  • Includes 5 wine and chocolate pairings.  RSVP required by September 3, e-mail sales@chickswithbark.com

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 by calling the winery at 951-302-7888

Annual Grape Stomp

  • September 22, 6:00p-9:30p, $89 pp; $79 pp members
  • Includes Surf & Turf Buffet, 1 glass of wine, stomping, live music and dancing!
  • Reservations are required by e-mail to reservations@leonesscellars.com or by calling 951-302-7601 ext. 150.

Live Music in Wine Country

5p-8p Fridays & Saturdays / 2:00p-5:00p Sundays

  • September 1 – American Made
  • September 6 – Schultz & Hamilton
  • September 7 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
  • September 8 – Donna Jones
  • September 13 – Tim Cash
  • September 14 – TBD
  • September 15 – Izon Eden
  • September 20- Izon Eden
  • September 21- Big Truth
  • September 22 – Michael LeClerc
  • September 27 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
  • September 28 – Knight Wing
  • September 29 – Bill Magee

Live Music in Old Town

  • Saturday, September 7  6:00p-9:00p – Chuck Wyle
  • Saturday, September 21 / 6:00p-9:00p – Tim Cash

Epicurean Demonstration ~ Pasta & Sauce

  • September 4 / 4:00p-6:00p / $25 pp / $20 pp, wine club
  • Purchase tickets in the tasting room, e-mail events@lorimarywinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 1046

Winemaker’s Dinner

  • September 7 / 6:30p-9:00p / $75 pp / $65 pp, wine club
  • Reservations required.  To purchase tickets, e-mail events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 104.

Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival

  • Saturday, September 21 / 4:00p-8:00p / $65 pp / $55 pp, wine club / $30 for 21 and under
  • Tickets include dinner. Purchase tickets in tasting room, e-mail events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 104.

Movie in the Vines ~ Bottle Shock

  • Monday, September 23
  • Concessions and wine bar open at 6:00p / Movie begins at sunset.

Live Music

  • Sunday, September 8 / 2:00p-6:00p /
  • For more information, contact 951-676-5047 ext. 118 or by e-mail to weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

Grape Stomp

  • Sunday, September 22 / 11:00a-5:00p /
  • For more information, contact 951-676-5047 ext. 118 or by e-mail to weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

5150 ~ A Tribute to Van Halen, the Sammy Hagar Years

  • Friday, September 27 7:00p
  • For more information, contact 951-676-5047 ext. 118 or by e-mail to weddingsandevents@mountpalomar.com

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Blessing of the Wines Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival

  • Sunday, Sept. 22 / 4:00p-7:00p / Adults: $55 / $50 Club / Children: $15
  • B.B.Q., face painting, tractor rides, live music, dancing, and  grape stomping contests!
  • Reservations Required; Buy your tickets now by calling  951-587-9463 X7210 or click here.

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

  • Daily / 11:00a and 1:00p
  • Wine Club Members, enjoy the tour for just $35 per person.   Reservations strongly suggested:  Call 951.587.9463 x7219.
  • Don’t miss our Spooky Behind the Scenes Tours scheduled for October 26 thru 31st 4:30 to 5:30 – reservations A MUST

Happy Hour at Vineyard Rose Restaurant

  • Mon-Fri, 4:00p-5:30p (Wednesdays, enjoy a live piano bar from 6:00p-9:00p).

Champagne Jazz Series

  • Saturday, September 14 / 7:00p – BWB ~ Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown
  • Sunday, September 15 / 4:00p – Boz Scaggs
  • Sunday, September 22 / 4:00p – George Benson & Jessy J.

Live Music

  • September 1 – Diego Mondragon Duo
  • September 6 – Reggie Vision Valentine
  • September 7 – Vanessa Rogers
  • September 8 – Missy Anderson
  • September 13 – Big Truth
  • September 20 – Missy Anderson
  • September 21 – Mrs. Jones Revenge
  • September 27 – Mercedes Moore Band
  • September 28 – Master Splinter Acoustic
  • September 29 – Mark Renk

 

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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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Wine Country Recipe: Osso Bucco de Pollo

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Osso Bucco De Pollo

Recipe courtesy of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, The Vineyard Rose Restaurant

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 green and 5 black olives roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 chicken drumsticks small and frenched (3 ounces each)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

 

Instructions

  1. In a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, thyme, olives, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Snuggle the chicken drums into the vegetable mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 4 hours.
  4. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken drums to a serving dish. Discard the thyme sprigs.
  5. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining teaspoon of garlic, chile flake and chopped parsley.
  7. Stir half the parsley mixture into the vegetables.
  8. Top the chicken with the vegetables and remaining parsley mixture and serve.

 

Serve with your choice of South Coast wine:
2009 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah

 

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Mid-Week Summer Specials at Temecula Valley Wineries

Friday, May 31st, 2013

June is here! Graduations, Father’s Day, the return of long summer days — what more reason do you need to visit Temecula Valley wine country? Savvy travelers can avoid weekend crowds (and prices!) by taking advantage of fantastic Monday through Friday deals at many of our 35 member wineries. In addition to more elbow room in the tasting rooms and personal attention from winery staff, visiting Temecula Valley mid-week benefits your wallet and means you can afford to take the experience home with you by stocking up on great Temecula wines!

Looking for amazing 2 for 1 coupons and discounts to the best Temecula Valley wineries?

Visit our special offers page which offers the best Monday-Friday deals in wine country every month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Callaway is the place to be every Friday in June! Enjoy wine, tapas, entrees and house-made dessert while swaying to the sounds of recording artist Vini Contreas.

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Every Monday and Friday, this lovely De Portola Trail winery offers a 2 1/2 hour Winemaking Tour & Tasting Class. From 1pm-3:30pm; reservations are required. Click here to learn more!

Leoness Cellars

This cool property always has a lot going on! Leoness continues it’s Wine 101 series on June 14 from 11am-2pm. $90 per person; $55 per person, wine club. This comprehensive wine tour exploring all elements of grape growing, wine production and wine tasting while enjoying Leoness Cellars’ award-winning wines with an artisan cheese and chocolate pairing.  For reservations, call 951-302-7601 ext. 125 or e-mail hosts@leonesscellars.com

Miramonte Winery

This well-known Rancho California Road winery is new and improved following an extensive renovation, and is showing off the property by offering exciting behind-the-scenes tours daily.

Harvest Tour – $20
Tour & tasting.  6 wines included.
11 AM, reservations required.
For reservations, please call  (951) 506-5500 #108

Winemaker’s Tour – Spring Promo $25 (reg. $75)
Tour, tasting, wine appreciation w/ food pairing. 10 wines included.
11 AM, 12 PM & 2:30 PM, reservations required.
For reservations, please call  (951) 506-5500 #108

Mount Palomar Winery

One of the Temecula Valley’s first wineries, Mount Palomar is famed for its hilltop location and 360-degree views. Check it out for less on “2 for 1″ Tuesdays! Download the coupon here!

Ponte Family Estate

Monday-Friday, Ponte Winery offers their popular tasting flight for just $15 per person ($5 off the weekend price.)  In addition to tastings, the Cellar Lounge (located next door to the winery at the Ponte Vineyard Inn) offers an extended Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. Drop by for special promotions on full-bar drinks and mouthwatering appetizers. Click here for the happy hour menu.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
South Coast offers their signature Happy Hour every weekday in the beautiful Vineyard Rose Lounge, 4pm to 5:30pm. Monday through Friday, come by and enjoy draft beer plus $3 off each glass of select South Coast Wines and deliciously discounted appetizers. Available only in the Vineyard Rose Lounge. Click here for the happy hour menu.

Want to book a weekday spa date? Click here for a 10% off mid-week spa treatments at The Grapeseed Spa.

Check back next month for another round up of mid-week specials in Temecula Valley!

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Temecula Valley June Winery Events and Father’s Day Events

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

June in Southern California brings summer BBQs, Father’s Day events and much more.  See below for Temecula Valley’s June winery events!

 

Baily Winery

Saturday Knight’s at Carol’s – Live local musicians will be featured every Saturday night along with a new, more casual dinner menu featuring flatbread pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes, and appetizers. Hours: 5p to 8:30p on the vineyard patio or in the European inspired Bacchus Hall. Local wines and micro-brewed beers as well as wine cocktails will be offered, plus two local beers on tap. Reservations recommended, dancing shoes optional. For more info, please contact Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery: 951-676-9243.

Dog Day Sundays - click here for more details!

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Live Music Fridays – Every Friday in June; enjoy wine, tapas, entrees and house-made dessert while swaying to the sounds of singer/songwriter recording artist Vini Contreas.

Women & Wine Wednesdays – Wednesday, June 26, 6pm to 8pm; Need some wine time with your girlfriends? Join us for “Women & Wine Wednesday.” Visit with old friends, mingle with new ones, sample some of your favorite Callaway wines and enjoy light appetizers. June ~Simply Charming~At this month’s “Women & Wine” event visit with friends while creating your own Letter Perfect wine charm. Reservations and pre-payment are required for these events. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

Sangria Sunday at Meritage at Callaway - Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria while soaking in the sunset vineyard views. Special menu available beginning at 4:00p. Live music from local musicians begins at 5:30pm. No reservations required. Visit our website for more information. Schedule: June 2 – Tapas buffet and seasonal offerings / June 9 – Tapas buffet and seasonal offerings / June 16 -Father’s Day Buffet / June 23 – Burger Night / June 30 – Pig Roast from Cook Pigs Farms, Julian, CA

 

Churon Winery

Temecula Wine Country Bridal Expo - Saturday, June 8 – 10:00a-4:00p / Free Admission; Meet florists, taste cakes, sample foods, get make up tips, learn latest trends, order bridesmaid’s gifts, speak with photographers, sample champagne, get discounts and much, much more!

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Father’s Day Special – Sunday, June 16 – All Day; Wine tasting for two plus your choice of two sandwiches or salads OR one large meat and cheese platter; all for just $24!  Plus, 15% off wine bottle sales.  Celebrate Dad’s day Cougar Winery-style!

 

Europa Village

Friday Night Entertainment / 5:30p-8:30p / Free admission / June 7 – B-Side / June 14 – Fandango / June 21 – Cougrzz / June 28 – Radical Pie

Sunday Entertainment / 1:00p-4:00p / Free Admission / June 2 – Jimmy Patton / June 9 – Alex Drizos  / June 16 – Jim Gentry / June 23 – Matthew Fagan / June 30 – Guilty Conscience Acoustic

Bocce Ball Tournaments / Sundays, June 2 & 23 / 2:00p / $10 entry fee; call 951-506-1818 for questions and reservations.

Croquet Tournaments / Sundays, June 9 & 30 / 2:00p / $10 entry fee; call 951-506-1818 for questions and reservations.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare / Thursday, June 13 / Saturday, June 15 / Sunday, June 16 / Thursday, June 20 / Saturday, June 22 / Sunday, June 23 / Thursday, June 27 /  Saturday, June 29 / 7:00p / Tickets range from $15-$28 per person; visit www.shakespeareinthevines.org for more information.

 

Falkner Winery

VIP Vertical Tasting - Saturday, June 1 / 10:30am to 12:30p / The cost for the tasting is $50/person plus tax; $40/person plus tax for Food & Wine Club members; Falkner Winery is pleased to announce its next VIP Vertical Tasting will be on June 1 and focus on our Meritage-Bordeaux style wines. For those who are not familiar with the term “vertical tasting”, it means tasting multiple vintages of the same wine from the same producer. The next tasting session will focus on eight (8) vintages of the Falkner Meritage blend.

Father’s Day Lunch Special - Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16; a special lunch for two for only $55, plus tax and gratuity.  Dad and a guest will be treated to a shared salad, individual entrees, shared dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.  Glasses of wine will be available at $5/glass.  Or, if Dad wants to eat outside and enjoy our free jazz, order him the Grilled Prime Center Cut Sirloin freshly prepared from the BBQ on Father’s Day.  For only $17, this wonderful steak will be prepared to order and comes with 2 side dishes.  For reservations and more information, please call 951-676-8231 ext.1 or click here

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Happy Hour - Saturday, June 15 / 4:00p-7:00p; Special wine cocktail menu and discounted glass of sangria.

Father’s Day BBQ - Sunday, June 16 / 5:00p-8:00p / $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity / Advance reservations required by June 12th.  Call 951-699-8845 for reservations.

 

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 per person; Includes 2 1/2 hours with a wine specialist in our vineyard, production facility and barrel room with at least 12 wine tastings (including tank & barrel tastings) and food and wine pairing with gourmet cheeses and meats. Reservations required by calling the winery at 951-302-7888

Summer Kick-Off BBQ and Concert - Saturday, June 15 / 4:30p-9:30p / $55 per person for dinner and concert; Kick off your summer with Keyways and The Highway Man Show featuring Tony Suraci.  Reservations required by calling 951-302-7888 or by visiting here.

Father’s Day Specials - Sunday, June 16 / all day / Spend Father’s Day with Keyways.  Enjoy a cigar (for purchase) and a glass of Keyways wine at a discount while relaxing and listening to live music by Jackie Bristow.

 

Leoness Cellars

Joe Sample Concert - Sunday, June 9 / 4:30p-7:30p / $49 per person; Pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Platinum selling recording artist and co-founder of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample will enchant guests during his intimate, unplugged-style show. / Reservations required by calling 951-302-7601 ext. 150 or by e-mailing reservations@leonesscellars.com

Wine 101 - Friday, June 14 / 11:00a-2:00p / $90 per person / $55 per person, wine club; Comprehensive wine tour exploring all elements of grape growing, wine production and wine tasting while enjoying our award winning wines with an artisan cheese and chocolate pairing.  For reservations, call 951-302-7601 ext. 125 or e-mail hosts@leonesscellars.com

Body & Vine - Wednesday, June 19 / 10:00a-12:00p / $40 per person / $35 per person, wine club; Journey within the life of the vine through vibrant movement of the body.  After, relax with an al fresco pairing of our refreshing wines, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses.  Call 951-302-7601 ext. 125 or e-mail hosts@leonesscellars.com

Annual Leoness BBQ - Sunday, June 23 / 5:00p-8:00p / $69 per person / $59 per person, wine club / $9.99 per person, children under 12; Join owners, production and management for our Annual BBQ.  The weather is heating up, vines are lush and evenings longer creating the ideal setting for an evening of friends, food & festivities.  Call 951-302-7601 ext. 150 or e-mail reservations@leonesscellars.com for reservations.

Painting in the Vines - Wednesday, June 26 / 4:00p-6:00p / $50 per person / $42.50 per person, wine club; Create a majestic painting expressing your senses while enjoying our award winning wines, with artisan cheese and our picturesque views.


Longshadow Ranch Winery

Desperado- An Eagles Tribute! - Friday, June 14 / 6:00p-10:00p / Tickets and info available here

Reggae Fest - Friday, June 28 / 6:00p-10:00p / Tickets and info available here


Lorimar Winery

Epicurean Cooking Demonstration – “The Perfect Picnic” - Wednesday, June 5 / 4:00p-6:00p / $25 per person, plus tax / $20 per person, plus tax, wine club members; Once a month, Lorimar Winery will be holding an entertaining and interactive cooking demonstration incorporating the unique items from our very own Epicurean display located in our gift shop.  Take your cooking to the next level with great items such as spicy marinades, gourmet compotes, robust aioli, infused oils and more!  Join us this month for “The Perfect Picnic” – Great picnic pairings that you don’t want to miss!  Admission entitles you to tastings of demoed food & our recommended wine pairing.  Along with exclusive prices on wine and gift shop items.  Get your tickets by e-mailing events@lorimarwinery.com, calling 951-694-6699 ext. 104 or going to the wine country tasting room!

Father’s Day Grill Master Competition - Sunday, June 17 / 2:00p-5:00p / $30 per person, plus tax / $25 per person, plus tax, wine club / $20 per person, plus tax, children (includes soda instead of wine); You be the judge!  This Father’s Day bring your Dad to Lorimar’s Grill Masters Competition.  Judge 4 talented contestents while they fight for the trophy and bragging rights of being awarded title of Lorimar Winery’s 2013 Grill Master! Ticket price includes a sample from all 4 contestants grills, 2 sides, 1 glass of wine and live music by The Mercedes Moore Band. To purchase tickets, e-mail events@lorimarwinery.com or call 951-694-6699 ext. 104

Movie in the Vines – “Dirty Dancing” - Monday, June 24 / movie begins at sunset (approximately 8:30p) / Wine Bar and Concession stand will open at 6:00p / Bring your own beach chair or blanket.  No RSVP necessary / No outside wine or alcohol permitted / This film is rated PG-13 / Films are subject to change without notice.

 

Monte De Oro Winery

Annual Breakfast with the Balloons - Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2 / 6:30a – Coffee reception / 7:00a-9:30a – Breakfast / $34.95 per person / $28.95 per person, wine club members / $14.95 per person, children 3-12.

 

Mount Palomar Winery

Live Music - Saturday, June 1 / 3:00p-7:00p

Valley Young Professionals Poker Tournament - Saturday, June 8 / 6:00p-11:00p / Click here for ticket information.

Father’s Day at Shorty’s Bistro - Sunday, June 16 / 11:00a-5:00p

 

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Father’s Day BBQ Cookout - Sunday, June 16 / 11:00a-6:00p / Join us at The Restaurant at Ponte for Father’s Day.  They will be serving their regular menu, with a BBQ special for Father’s Day.  Reservations highly recommended by calling 951-694-8855.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Texaco Country Showdown After Party & Concert - Saturday, June 29 / Gates open at 5:30pm; What do Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw all have in common? Their careers all started with Texaco Country Showdown! 2013 promises to unveil several new all stars and you can be part of its history!  South Coast Winery Resort & Spa teamed up with GO COUNTRY 105 FM to bring you this ultimate Texaco Country Showdown AFTER PARTY!  Get up close and personal with this year’s finalists for a concert and celebration of unparalleled magic.  Ticket are on sale here or call 866.994.6379

 

Thornton Winery

BBQ Cooking Class - Saturday, June 8 / 2:30p / $70 per person

Wine & Cheese Class - Sunday, June 9 / 1:00p-2:00p / $45 per person / $40.50 per person, wine club; Sample four power matches with cheese and Thornton’s white and red wines.

Live Music at Cafe Champagne - Fridays, June 7 & 28 / 6:00p-9:00p / Sundays, June 9 & 30 / 12:30p-3:30p The first and last Fridays of the month we are spicing things up with some live music.  We have also added selected Sunday afternoon’s.  No cover.  Artists include: Missy Anderson, Michael Leclerc and Jackie Bristow.

Champagne Jazz Series - Hiroshima & Vincent Ingala / Sunday, June 2 / 4:00p; Michael McDonald / Friday, June 14 / 7:30p; David Sanborn & Bob James / Saturday, June 15 / 7:00p; Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot / Sunday, June 23 / 4:00p; Spyro Gyra & Acoustic Alchemy / Saturday, June 29 / 7:00p

 

Wiens Family Cellars

Summer Concert Series – Big Country with Mike Peters - Friday, June 28 / 6:00p-10:00p / Tickets start at $45 per person / Concert series at Wiens Cellars outdoor amphitheater.  Live music, food, great wine, tons of fun! Tickets can be purchased here

 

Wilson Creek Winery

Cigar Night 
Sunday, June 9 / 6:30p-9:30p / $140 per person / $90 per person, wine club / $110 per person, guests of wine club members. Leave your worries behind and join us for an evening of cigars and live music, fine wine and a luscious five-course wine paired dinner. Reservations required.

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Get to Know… South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

The Story

Owner Jim Carter

In the mid-90s, inspired by the movie “A Walk in the Clouds,” entrepreneur and developer, Jim Carter, fell in love with Temecula Valley and opened South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. South Coast has grown into the largest and one of the most celebrated wineries in all of Southern California and is now celebrating a decade of success this June 2013!

To mark this occasion, South Coast Winery has many special 10–year activities planned throughout the summer, including luxurious getaway and entertainment offerings at the resort. In addition, the popular winery is offering a limited-release, 10-year anniversary wine that will include an artisanal blend of the “best of the best” red varietals grown on the winery’s 600+ acres of sustainable Southern California vineyards.

10-year anniversary festivities will culminate on June 29, 2013, as Go Country 105 FM shines the country music spotlight on South Coast Winery for an After-Party Concert, with top contenders from this summer’s nationwide Texaco Country Music Showdown Competition. Tickets are on sale now at WineResort.com.

The Wines

Offering an incredible selection of wines from unique sparkling rosés to red blends and everything in between, South Coast’s award-winning lineup is always impressive. From its deep, dark reds to crisp whites, a visit to this Rancho California Road winery pleases all wine enthusiasts. Looking for a perfect June bottle? Try everyone’s favorite summer sipper, NV South Coast Winery California Girl White Table Wine.

Shop South Coast’s online wine store here!

Winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores

Tasting Room & Winery

The tasting room is open seven days a week, 10am-6pm. Visit Monday – Friday for $5 off the weekend tasting flight — it’s just $15 for 5 tastes, souvenir wine glass included ($20 on weekends). Check out Happy Hour food and drink specials, too!

More tasting room info available here!

 

Grapeseed Spa

Open seven days a week, The Grapeseed Spa at South Coast is the only full-service spa in Temecula Valley wine country. Offering innovative wine-based treatments, spa cuisine, state-of-the-art fitness center, private and group yoga + wine classes and couples treatments, The Grapeseed Spa is legendary. Learn more here or call 951-587-9463 to book an appointment.

 

Vineyard Rose Restaurant

The Vineyard Rose Restaurant is one of the only fine dining restaurants in wine country, offering the freshest locally-grown ingredients and paired with South Coast’s award-winning wines. The elegant Tuscan-inspired dining room, bar and terrace create the perfect setting for any occasion. Learn more here or call 866-994-6379

Check out exclusive shots below of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s new three-storey all-suite hotel! Just opened in March 2013, this boutique property features 50 spacious guest suites, offering up to 850 square feet of wine country luxury. Each suite comes complete with a fireplace, soothing tub, and peaceful lanai deck nestled amongst the vineyards.

New hotel!

Opened March 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Temecula Valley Winery and Mother’s Day Events for May

Monday, April 29th, 2013

~ Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12 ~

Check out the fabulous events and exciting activities happening at our Temecula Valley wineries throughout May! Don’t miss Cinco de Mayo festivities, a fashion show luncheon, spa specials, winemaker tours, tons of live concerts and the best wine country brunches for Mother’s Day.

 

Baily Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day Champagne Buffet Brunch at Carol’s Restaurant
Sunday, May 12, 11:00am Seating/1:00am Seating. Includes champagne, soft drinks, coffee, or tea. $54.95 per person plus tax and gratuity | $19.95 Children 12 and under, children 5 and under free. Reservations necessary, credit card for reservation: 951- 676-9243.

New! Saturday Knight’s at Carol’s begins Saturday, May 4. Live local musicians will be featured every Saturday night along with a new, more casual dinner menu featuring flatbread pizzas, burgers, pasta dishes, and appetizers. Hours: 5p to 8:30p on the vineyard patio or in the European inspired Bacchus Hall. Local wines and micro-brewed beers as well as wine cocktails will be offered, plus two local beers on tap. Reservations recommended, dancing shoes optional. For more info, please contact Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery: 951-676-9243.

 

Bel Vino Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12 from 10:00a-2:00p
Includes live music by Mark Renk/ $55 per person plus tax and gratuity, Wine Club Members / $65 per person plus tax and gratuity, Non-Members/$25 per person plus tax and gratuity, children 3-12.


Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Wine tasting for two, two sandwiches or salads or a large meat and cheese platter for just $24!

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Mother’s Day at Meritage at Callaway
Sunday, May 12; 
11am-4:30pm. Join Meritage at Callaway this Mother’s Day for a relaxing lunch or dinner in 
beautiful Temecula Wine Country. Live music performed by local favorite, Ryan Dart, will begin at 2pm. Regular dinner menu available afterwards, last reservation at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 951-587-8889.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Sunday, May 5; 12:00p-4:00p. Live music, Mexican food, beer, specialty wine drinks and wine tasting. Please call 951.491.0825 for more information.

 

Danza del Sol Winery

“Get Sauced”

Thursday, May 23; 6:00p-8:00p. 
$45 per person, plus tax | $40.50 per person, plus tax for wine club members
Cooking demo, class, and small plates by the M Group, wine pairings by our educated staff, recipes to take home, special wine discounts! Menu: Shrimp Sautéed w/Margarita Sauce (Tomatoes, Garlic & Basil), Carne Asada Lettuce Wraps w/ Pickled Jalapeno Sauce, Fresh Fruit Sauce w/Spiced Chocolate-Dipped Chips. Reservations are required. Call Kelly at 951-302-6363 ext. 26

 

Doffo Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Sunday, May 12. Complimentary cupcakes for all of the ladies coming for wine tasting. Call 951-676-6989 for more details.

 

Europa Village

Live Music; Complimentary
6:00p-9:00p
Friday, May 3 – Classic Rock Tribute | Friday, May 10 – Guilty Conscience | Friday, May 17 – Big Truth Band | Friday, May 24 – Abacus | Friday, May 31-Different Drum

1:00p-4:00p
Sunday, May 5 – Jim Gentry | Sunday, May 12 – Guilty Conscience | Sunday, May 19 – Geoff Ryle | Sunday, May 26 – Leo Gosselin

Cinco De Mayo
Sunday, May 5. Come dressed for Cinco De Mayo and receive 10% off purchases; Save $2 on Southwest Chicken Paninis

Rancho Damacitas – Cooking Demonstration
Tuesday, May 7
6:00p-8:30p
$85 per person for three events. For Tickets & Information Call Rancho Damacitas – 951-302-2317

Mother’s Day Luncheon
Sunday, May 12
 at 1:00p; $58 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. $25 per person, plus service charge and sales tax for children 11 and under. Wine club members are $52.50 per person, plus service charge and sales tax and $22.50 per person, plus service charge and sales tax for children 11 and under. Includes a gourmet three-course lunch, Sangria, and entertainment.

Mystery Dinner Theater
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19; 6:00p-10:00p. For reservations and more information, please call 1-888-383-3767 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Theater Foundation Gala Dinner
Monday, May 27; 
5:00pm. 
$85.00 per person. For reservations & questions call 951-541-2588

 

Falkner Winery
VIP Vertical Tasting


Saturday, May 4, 10:30am-12:30p. $50/person plus tax; $40/person plus tax for Food & Wine Club members. This tasting session will focus on eight (8) vintages of the Falkner Amante-Super Tuscan. *For those who are not familiar with the term “vertical tasting,” it means tasting multiple vintages of the same wine from the same producer.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 12; 10:00a-3:30p. $59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity | $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity for Wine Club members | children 3-10 are $24.50, plus tax and gratuity | $19.95, plus tax and gratuity for Wine Club members. Children under 3 are free. All food will be prepared by their award winning Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff. Having been designated “Best Restaurant of the Inland Empire” six years in a row and “Best Chef” for 3 years by readers of Inland Empire magazine, this promises to be a spectacular and memorable event. Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options. Plus live entertainment. Reservations should be made by calling the restaurant at 951-676-8231 ext. 1 or by visiting the website.

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch
10:00a-2:00p; 
$16.95 per person | $10.95 children 10 & under. Along with your brunch, enjoy a complimentary glass of specialty sparkling wine drinks. Advance reservations are required by calling the winery at 951-699-8845.

 

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 per person. Includes 2 1/2 hours with a wine specialist in our vineyard, production facility and barrel room with at least 12 wine tastings (including tank & barrel tastings) and food and wine pairing with gourmet cheeses and meats. Reservations required by calling the winery at 951-302-7888.

Wine Down Fridays
6:30p-9:30p. Live music by Michael Chain and discount wine by the glass and bottle.

Jill Roberts Art Class
Every Wednesday in May; 1:00p-4:00p; $50 per person. Come take an art class in the vineyard, conducted by Jill Roberts of Dorland Arts Colony – includes a glass of wine!

 

Leoness Cellars

Fashion Show & Luncheon
Thursday, May 9; 11:30a-2:30p. $58.00 per person, plus tax | $48 per person, plus tax. Includes lunch, a glass of wine, and a fabulous show with special show discounts and giveaways.

“Friends & Wine” Concert Series, hosted by Ronnie Laws and performance by Diane Schuur, two-time Grammy Winner with repeat performances at The White House and Carnegie Hall. Sunday, May 12th; 4:30p Showtime. Limited winery tour, VIP Seating, Private Meet & Greet and wine reception with Diane Schurr and Ronnie Laws. $89 per person, plus tax | VIP Seating with glass of wine is $69 per person, plus tax. | Open seating is $49 per person, plus tax. A portion of the proceeds will support music therapy for students with autism and placement of musical instruments in local Temecula Valley schools. Reservations required by e-mailing reservations@leonesscellars.com or by calling 951-302-7601 ext. 150.

 

Lorimar Winery

Mother’s Day Special
Sunday, May 12. On Mother’s Day, Lorimar Winery will be offering a glass of Grenache sparkling wine, as well as a chocolate covered strawberry.  There will also be a “Buy a bottle of wine for your Mom, because you are the reason she drinks” sale of 20% off all wine purchases. Call 951-694-6699 for more information.

 

Monte De Oro Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch at Monte De Oro
Sunday, May 12; Seating at 10:00a and 12:00p. $58.95 per person, adults | $48.95 per person, adult Wine Club members | $14.95 per person, children 3-12. Enjoy a gourmet brunch and toast Mom with Mimosas or champagne to say “thanks” for all that she does for you throughout the year. Includes unlimited champagne and a bottle of wine for each Mom. For reservations, call 951-491-6551.

 

Mount Palomar Winery 

Mount Palomar Winery, Shorty’s Bistro

Fridays in May; 5:00p-9:00p.Wine & Unwind- Friday Night Dinner, Wine Tasting and Live Music performed by Mark Sage Band. Questions contact Cristina Lagman 951-676-5047 x112. RSVP - http://www.mountpalomar.com/Events/Wine–Unwind-Friday-Nights

4th Annual Wine Country Wiener Fest

Sunday, May 511:00a-4:00p– Family-friendly games, local vendors & services, silent auction, raffles & door prizes. Food & Beverages and Adult Wine Tasting. “Dexter’s Derby” Dachshund Races! Mount Palomar Winery, Event Pavilion. For more info – www.wienerfest.info.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch w/ unlimited Champagne and Mimosas

Sunday, May 1211am, 1pm or 2pm Seatings. Mount Palomar Winery will be prepared to spoil your taste buds. This brunch offers up such goodies as Salmon drizzled with a lemon dill sauce, around the world cheese display and amazing carving and salad stations…plus much more to satisfy your every delight. Questions contact Cristina Lagman 951-676-5047 x112. RSVP - http://www.mountpalomar.com/MothersDay

 

Thornton Winery

Cafe Champagne’s Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 12; 12:00p-5:00p. $59.95 adults, $22.95 children (under 5 free). Reservations required by calling 951-699-0099.

Champagne Jazz Series

Saturday, May 4 – 7:00 pm: Poncho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval. General Admission: $65; Gourmet Supper:$140 | Saturday, May 18 – 
7:00 pm. Peter White. General Admission: $75
; Gourmet Supper:$150

Live Music on the Patio, Complimentary

Friday, May 3rd; 6:00p – 9:00p: Big Truth | Sunday, May 5; 12:30p – 3:30p: Tim Walsh | Sunday, May 12; 12:30p-3:30p
: Diego Mondragon 
(Mother’s Day) | Sunday, May 26; 12:30p-3:30p: Mrs. Jones Revenge (Unplugged) | Friday, May 31 
6:00p – 9:00p| Master Splinters & Shredders

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch 
Sunday

Sunday May 12; 10:00a-4:00p. South Coast Winery celebrates mothers in grand style in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant. This event sells out each year so reserve early for best selection. Call today: (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

Mother’s Day Spa Package

Three treats in one at South Coast Winery Resort’s GrapeSeed Spa. Celebrate that special mother in your life with this exclusive treat now thru May only! We’ll pamper you with three body treatments wrapped into one dynamic spa service that include:

•    Delectable Exfoliating Sugar Back Scrub
•    Ultimate Back and Foot Massage
•    Fabulous sugar kissed hand treatment
•    Complete your treatment with a skin-tastic 25-minute facial including anti-stress oil and a pressure point facial massage.

Seal this delicious day with a chilled glass of sparkling wine and spa goodies to go. Visit www.WineResort.com for details or Call 951-587-9463. Book Now For Only $185 PP. (Original Price $240) Mention Code: Just Because… Spa reservations subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Expires May 30, 2013.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Wines of the Month Offerings:
SAVE 10% on these special monthly selections now:

  • May: 
2011 South Coast Winery Riesling, $14
  • 2011 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Merlot, $24

 

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Temecula Valley Winery Events for April

Friday, March 29th, 2013

www.JensDaily.com

Spring in Temecula Valley, California brings some wonderful wine country activities, including movies in the vines, vineyard art classes, wine and women craft parties, wine tasting workshops, earth day specials and live music performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

See below for winery event details and check out the monthly event page for more information on Grape Day, April 18.

Come visit in April when the grape vines begin their bud break!

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Sangria Sunday at Meritage at Callaway

Sundays: April 14, April 21 & April 28

Sangria Sundays at The Lounge @ Meritage at Callaway. Enjoy sipping on our very own Watermelon Sangria. Live music from local musicians begins at 5:30pm. No reservations required. Visit our website for more information.  Sangria, other drink specials and tapas available a la carte at The Lounge @Meritage.

Women & #WineWednesday

April 24th | 6pm to 8pm

Need some wine time with your girlfriends?

The last Wednesday of every month come to the Reserve Room for “Women & Wine Wednesday.” Sample Callaway wines and enjoy light appetizers. Each gathering will have a unique theme or craft to make & take home!

~Herbaceous Ladies~ At this month’s “Women & Wine” event visit with friends while creating wine cork herb labels with Callaway corks and wooden skewers. Reservations and pre-payment are required for these events. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001.

For the full events calendar, click here!

 

Europa Village

Wednesday, April 10th 11:00am – 2:00pm
Art in the VineyardsArt in the Vineyard with Monti Ladd – “Roses & Vines”

Friday, April 19th 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Wine Education – Class 1 of 3

Sunday, April 21st 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Paint & Palate – Celebrating DaVinci’s Birthday
Paint, Sip & Enjoy!
A local artist takes you through, step-by-step, how to create your own masterpiece while sipping wine and having a ton of fun!  Absolutely no art experience necessary!
Tickets cost only $35.

Thursday, April 25th 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Musical Wine Pairing Dinner – “El Fandango!”

Live music performances on Fridays and Sundays!

For the full events calendar, click here!  Or call (760) 500-0383.

 

Falkner Winery

VIP Vertical Tasting

Saturday, April 6th | 10:30am to 12:30pm

The cost for the tasting is $50/person plus tax; $40/person plus tax for Food & Wine Club members.

Falkner Winery is pleased to announce its next VIP Vertical Tasting will be on April 6th and focus on our Cabernet Sauvignon wines. For those who are not familiar with the term “vertical tasting”, it means tasting multiple vintages of the same wine from the same producer. The next tasting session will focus on eight (8) vintages of the Falkner Cabernet Sauvignon. Inquiries call 951-676-8231.

Free Jazz Sundays

Sundays, April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th | 3:00pm

For the full events calendar, click here!

 

Lorimar Winery

Movies in the Vines

Monday, April 22 | 8:00pm

Movie : “The Princess Bride”.  Wine bar and concessions available.

Epicurean Food Demo

Wednesday, April 3rd | 4pm

Come experience an interactive cooking demonstration incorporating the unique items from the Lorimar Winery Epicurean display located in the gift shop.

Live Music Weekends, Come out every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6pm for live music while enjoying first-class hospitality, sensational vibes and great wine. Inquiries call 951-694-6699.

For the full events calendar, click here!

 

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Earth Day Special – Offer valid Friday, April 19th through Monday, April 22nd.

Bring in empty bottles of Ponte Wine and get 2 Ponte Green Bucks per bottle to use toward another purchase in the tasting room.

April 24th, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.

Join Team Ponte! Come find out more about how you can train for a half marathon or 5K, raise money for local charity Rancho Damacitas and make some new friends along the way.  April 24th meeting in Ponte Winery Reserve Room.

Inquiries call 951-694-8855.

For the full events calendar, click here!

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Where Every Day’s A Celebration

Three-Time Holder of WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. Whether it’s our Quality Wines, Foods, Happy Hour Wine Specials, Draft Beers & Appetizers; or our Ladies’ Happy Hour Sunday Escapes, there’s something for everyone. For Reservations, please call: 951-587-9463 x3

Sunday – Divas in d’Vines | 12Noon-4:00
Live Entertainment; 1/2-priced Mimosas, Spumante, Romanza and Sangria
Monday – Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Tuesday –Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Wednesday–Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Thursday –Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30
Friday – Happy Hour | 4:00-5:30

Behind The Scenes Winery Tour
DAILY: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Get up close and personal with the real workings of a winery during a harvest crush with South Coast Winery’s Behind the Scenes Wine Tours. This $40 walking wine tour culminates with a private, plated wine & cheese pairing with a fun and informative Wine Concierge. Wine Club Members, enjoy the tour for just $35 per person. Reservations strongly suggested: Call 951.587.9463x 7219

Blessing of the Vines Festival
Sunday, April 21st

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is kicking off its winegrowing season. Non-denominational Officiant officially blesses our vines, as they come out of winter hibernation, from deep beneath the ground, and light up our world with new growth and the promise of a fruitful harvest. Wine, food and family-fun and games are also a part of the mix. RSVP (951) 587-9463

 

Thornton Winery

Art of Winetasting Workshop

Saturday, April 6th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Pizza & Cabernet Sauvignon: $45.00 per person / $40.50 wine club members. Call for reservations: 951-699-0099.

For the full events calendar, click here!

 

Temecula Valley wine country is an idyllic, easily-accessible, year-round wine destination where visitors can experience premium winemaking in a warm, welcoming atmosphere along with fine dining, stunning scenery and exciting events. Temecula Valley is only a 60-90 minute drive from all major Southern California cities.

 

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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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Temecula Valley Winery Events for March

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

World of Wine Passport Event is Saturday and Sunday March 2 & 3.  Buy your tickets now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting Temecula Valley winery events for March include Easter brunch, women & wine craft night, 15K race, food truck Friday, live music and entertainment, happy hours, cooking class, spa and overnight packages! Scroll down for all the details.


Bel Vino Winery

Wedding Expo

Saturday, March 9; 12:00p-4:00p; $5 – Includes personalized wine tastings, displayed and tray passes hors d’oeuvres.

 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Callaway Budbreak Celebration at Vu
Saturday, March 16 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm; $95 per person plus tax and gratuity; $85.50 plus tax and gratuity, wine club members
Join us for our first chef & winemaker dinner of the year. Our Winemaker, Craig Larson, and Meritage at Callaway’s Executive Chef, Michael Henry are collaborating to bring you a truly exquisite and unique wine & culinary feast. Tickets include a sparkling wine reception with Winemaker Craig Larson, a five-course meal paired with Callaway wine, and a special gift to commemorate the dinner.

This dinner has very limited seating; reservations are required. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001

Women & #WineWednesdays

Wednesday, March 27th: That’s My Glass

6:00pm to 8:00pm; $27 per person plus tax; $25 per person/wine club plus tax
At this month’s “Women & Wine” event visit with friends, decorate your own wine glass with special paints, bling and feathers.

Need some wine time with your girlfriends? Join us the last Wednesday of every month in our Reserve Room for “Women & Wine Wednesday” Visit with old friends, mingle with new ones, sample some of your favorite Callaway wines and enjoy light appetizers. Each gathering will have a unique theme or craft to make & take home!

Reservations and pre-payment are required for these events. Call to RSVP: 951-676-4001

Easter Brunch At Meritage at Callaway
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Seatings from 11:00am to 2:00pm. $42.95 per adult, $18.95 for children 5-11; children under 4 are free. RSVP today at 951-587-8889.

You’re invited to experience a festive Springtime brunch at Meritage at Callaway. Enjoy a special brunch menu filled with a delectable assortment of unique culinary dishes and a few traditional selections.

 

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

St. Patrick’s Day 15k Race

Sunday, March 17 – 9:00a

Race through country roads and vineyards as you wind your way to the finish line and a glass of green champagne in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! 21+ race entry includes a champagne tasting and a signature glass to keep. Then, spend the afternoon celebrating the Irish way at Cougar Vineyard and Winery with all day specials for race participants.

Limited to 200 people, so register today! For more information and to order tickets, click here.

 

Danza Del Sol Winery

Live Music – 1:00p-5:00p

Saturday, March 2 Michael LeClerc | Sunday, March 3 JD Priest | Saturday, March 9 Jeff Johnson | Saturday, March 16 Two Fish | Saturday, March 23 Steroflux | Saturday, March 30 Nathan Rivera

Food Truck Friday

Friday, March 29th at the Club House – Slow Cal BBQ, Serving 4:30 – 9:30 pm

Missy Andersen Performing 7 – 9:45 pm

Pre-Sale Tickets $8 per Wine Club Member and guests* | $12 General Public. Day of Event Tickets $10 per Wine Club Member and guest*

Call 951-302-6363 for tickets and more information. Limited seating available. This is a ticketed event. Wine sales as per regular business pricing. No outside food or alcohol permitted. Only bottles purchased during event are permitted *Pricing includes first glass of wine, not to be used towards food purchases. ** no refunds for this event

 

Europa Village

Friday Night Entertainment

5:30p-8:30p; Free admission

March 1 – Cougrzz Acoustic | March 8 – Nathan Rivera | March 15 – Waylon Hicks | March 22 – Alaina Blair | March 29 – Fandango

Sunday Entertainment

1:00p-4:00p; Free Admission

March 3 – Guilty Conscience Acoustic | March 10 – Matthew Fagan | March 17 – Jimmy Patton | March 24 – Geoff Ryle

Art Class in the Vineyards

Wednesday, March 13; 11:00a-2:00p; Monti Lad. Call 760-967-7658 for more information

St. Patrick’s Day Event

Sunday, March 17; 10:00a-4:00p; Dress like a Leprechaun and receive 10% off all purchases.  Best dressed will win a prize. Enjoy green Sangria and Fighting Irish Paninis

Musical Wine Dinner – France- “Moulin Rouge”

Thursday, March 23; 6:30p-9:00p; $79 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. Call 951-506-1818 for more information

“At the Cross” Ballet Performance

Sunday, March 24; 3:00p and 4:00p. Free Admission

Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 31; 11:00a-2:00p; $25 per person, adults | $15 per person, kids

Includes lunch, entertainment, Easter egg hunt, visit by Easter Bunny and jumpy for kids. For reservations please call 951-506-1818

 

Falkner Winery

Easter Brunch at Pinnacle Restaurant

Sunday, March 31. Seatings from 10:00a-3:30p; $49.95 per person, plus tax; $44.95 per person, plus tax, wine club members. Children 3-10 are $19 plus tax, wine club members, $15, plus tax. Children under 3, free. Special Easter gifts will be given to all children upon arrival.

The brunch will consist of multiple food stations and be available for reservations from 10am to 3:30pm.  All food will be prepared by their award winning “Best Chef”, Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his excellent staff.  As the name implies, Champagne will be part of the meal along with other beverage options including discounted wine by the glass. Live entertainment will also be provided.

Reservations should be made by calling 951-676-8232 ext. 1 or online here

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Happy Hour

Saturday, March 9; 5:00p-8:00p. Appetizers, wine specials and wine cocktail drink specials

 

Leoness Cellars

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd- “World of Wine”

Friday 8th – 1:00-4:00 PM – “Wine 101″

Our host Tony will take you through a comprehensive tour and tasting explaining in detail our Grape Growing, Harvest, and Wine Making processes .

Wine Club Members: $55 per person (for two people) | Public: $95 per person. RSVP at hosts@leonesscellars.com or 951.302.7601 ext. 125

Wednesday 20th – 10:00AM-12:00 PM – “Body & Vines”

Journey within the life of the vine, through vibrant movement of the body.  Then wind down with an alfresco pairing of our refreshing wines, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses.

Wine Club Members: $30 per person (for two  people) | Public $35 per person. RSVP at hosts@leonesscellars.com or 951.302.7601 ext. 125

 


Monte de Oro

Monte De Oro’s Black Label Winemakers Dinner

Saturday March 23, 2013. Reception 6:30 PM | Dinner 7:00 PM.

Wine Club Members $125 per person; Non- Members  $140 per person. Price per person includes one bottle of reserve wine!

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special, intimate evening with Monte De Oro’s Winemaker and Managing Member. While indulging in several sensational black label reserve wines and tempting barrel samples, delight your senses with an amazing five-course wine and food experience designed to surprise and captivate your epicurean senses!

For more information, please call 951-491-6551 or email info@montedeoro.com.


 

Mount Palomar Winery

Wine & Unwind Friday Nights

Friday, March 15; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music by Finite Wisdom (Dance and Classic Rock) RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

Friday, March 22; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music by Lifetime Rocker (Classic Rock) RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

Friday, March 29; 6pm-10pm. Dinner reservations at Shorty’s Bistro with live music. RSVP: 951-676-5047 x112 or by visiting the website here

 

Oak Mountain Winery

Cooking Class

Friday, March 29; 6:00p-9:00p; $65.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations by e-mail at vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com

Come to Oak Mountain Winery for a night of wine, food and fun while Temecula Catering’s Chef Michael Cragg teaches you how to make a gourmet meal.  You will learn to make (hands on!) and then eat a four course meal paired with Oak Mountain wine.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Divas in D’vines
Happy Hour 12-4/Dinner 5:30-9 – Call 951-587-9463 or click here today.

Vintage Vantage Menu
Mondays-Thursdays 11:30-3pm. Specially priced lunches at a low $9.99 for those aged 55 and over. Call 951-587-9463 or visit here

Happy Hour
Mondays-Fridays – 4-5:30pm – ½ price wines, draft beer and a wide array of appetizers. Call 951-587-9463 or click here

Prime Rib Dinner Special starting at just $30
Fridays-Sundays Call 951-587-9463 or visit http://www.wineresort.com today.

Champagne Easter Celebration @ South Coast Winery Resort & Spa — Sunday, March 31st. Gather up your family and join us at South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant on Easter Sunday for a magically delicious Champagne Brunch. They will be pulling out all the stops to serve up a brunch designed to dazzle all ages. Easter egg hunts for children will be held every hour beginning at 11 AM. Prices vary based on selection. Reserve today and mark this day extra special! Call (951) 587-9463 ext. 7237

Lemongrass Ritual at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa Weekdays in March.

Encounter the healing qualities of the ancient art of warm stones and chakra centers. This 50 minute spa ritual commences with a soothing massage with richly infused butters and oils of Thai Lemongrass and ginger. Relax as the back is massaged with warm stones. Continue this healing ritual with the warm stones placed on the chakras of the heart and body to rebalance, unwind and soothe mind, body and spirit. Leave with a keepsake of the soothing oil. No black out or weekend dates. Good through March 1st– March 31st 2013.
Special price $105—(regularly $146) a $41 savings per person. Call 951-587-9463 or click here. Mention booking code: Lemongrass

Romantic Runaway Wedding Package
March on in to South Coast Winery Resort & Spa this month and let our expert wedding and event planners turn your wedding into an unforgettable wedding fantasy.

Just add in up to 40 of your closest friends and family and $2,100 (INCLUSIVE) and your dream wedding becomes a reality! Call 951-587-9463 for details or click here for more details.

March Girlfriends’ Retreat Package

  • One night stay in a Deluxe Queen Villa for 4
  • Boxed Lunch to be delivered to your room for 4
  • Five Wine Tasting tickets for 4
  • Vino Vinyasa class for 4
  • Complimentary Demi Cabana for 4 – Demi cabana available 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm. Vino Vinyasa class to be taken during time frame of cabana rental only.
  • Pre-Selected Bottle of Wine
  • MENTION CODE: GIRL-GE

Package Price: Sun – Thurs $ 479/night – That’s just $119.75 pp with 4. Fri – Sat $ 50/night additional. Call 951-587-9463 for details or click here for more details.

 


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