With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning your special day! Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner for two, enjoy an intimate weekend getaway or dance the night away, Temecula Wine Country has something for everyone. Check out all of the Valentine’s Day events our member wineries have planned especially for you and yours!
California Dreamin’ Hot Air Balloon Rides – Special Valentine Balloon Ride and Bottle
Sunday and Monday, February 13 and 14
Float in a cloud of romance as the sun rises over wine country and then enjoy mimosas back on the ground at Vindemia Winery. In honor of Valentine’s Day, every couple will be presented with a bottle of 2005 Vindemia Syrah as a memento to remember their visit. $158 per person; Reservations required 1-800-373-3359
Callaway Vineyard & Winery- Vino d’ Amore Valentine’s Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2011; 6:00pm-9:00pm
$90.00 per person; Legacy Club Members price $81.00 per person (Prices are per person, plus tax)
Romance is in the air at Callaway! To celebrate couples in love and the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the annual Vino d’ Amore Valentine’s Dinner will be held in our romantic, candlelit Barrel Room where intimate tables for two await you and your loved one. Enjoy a sparkling wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a scrumptious served dinner perfectly paired with award-winning Callaway wine. Check out the menu and purchase your tickets here!
Callaway Vineyard & Winery- Valentine’s Long Weekend at Meritage Restaurant
Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14
Lunch hours: 11am-4pm daily
Dinner Hours: 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday and Saturday evening
$35.00 per person, plus service charge and sales tax. Not valid with coupons or any other offer; Reservations not accepted for groups under 8.
Meritage is the perfect spot for Valentines! With it’s heated, terraced patio overlooking rolling hills of vineyards and snow-capped mountains, it makes the perfect dining spot for couples. Join us for lunch or dinner Valentine’s weekend for a special Valentine’s prix-fixe dinner. Check out the menu and call (951) 587-8889 for more information.
Falkner Winery- Pinnacle Restaurant Valentine’s Wine Dinners
$79/person plus tax and gratuity; $69/person for Wine Club Members
The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery will host romantic evenings with Valentine’s Wine Dinners in their award winning restaurant in Temecula. The dinners will be wonderful four course meals with individual wine pairings of the Falkner’s best wines in this panoramic, hill-top location. All dinner seatings will offer the same great food, sparkling wines, entertainment, and first class service. All food will be prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot who was recently voted “Best Chef” by readers of Inland Empire magazine for the second year in a row. Seatings for these wonderful and memorable events will be at 7pm on Sunday the 13th and Monday the 14th and 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday the 12th. The dinners on Saturday at 8:30pm and 7pm on Sunday and Monday will be preceded by a 30 minute Champagne Reception for those that arrive early.
Falkner Winery- Pinnacle Restaurant Valentine’s Wine Lunch Special
Come enjoy the Valentine’s Lunch Special in the Pinnacle Restaurant. For $55 plus tax and gratuity for two people, diners will be able to have either one shared appetizer or salad for two; a choice of individual entrees such as Sweet Soy Glazed Seared Ahi served over Ginger Sautéed Spinach and Baby Carrots or Chicken Penne Pasta served with Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and a White Grilled Chicken Sauce; and dessert of a shared Cheesecake or Molten Chocolate Cake. Also included will be a non-alcoholic beverage per person. Selected wines will be offered as an option with the Special at $5/glass. This special will be available in addition to the normal menu so make reservations soon. Diners will enjoy the wonderful and romantic Valentine hilltop ambiance of the Pinnacle. Call the winery at 951-676-8231 ext 1 for reservations or make them online under the Restaurant Reservation tab.
Keyways Vineyards and Winery – Cupid’s Walk, A Romantic Winery Tour
Monday, February 14; 3-4pm
An affordable activity for lovers. Includes wine tasting, chocolate fondue, souvenir glass, & live music. Purchase your tickets here. Reservations required (951) 302-7888.
Keyways Vineyard & Winery- That’s Amore!
Saturday February 12th, 2011; 6:30 – 9:30pm
4 Course Romantic Valentines Dinner and World Class Live Entertainment
Members: $89 plus Tax & Gratuity
Non-Members: $99 plus Tax & Gratuity
21+ Only Please. Purchase tickets here.
Lorimar Winery- Valentine’s Party
February 12th; 6pm – 9pm
Amore, The Day of Love, Saint Valentines Day… This day is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards… here at Lorimar Winery, we would like to toast our love to you by offering a complimentary glass of Sparkling wine! Light Appetizers and classic tunes and love songs will be performed by Kenny Marquez.
Lorimar Winery- Wine & Art Series
Entire month of February
Heather Van Gaale, a versatile photographer based in Southern California, is bringing a taste of her work to Old Town Temecula. Heather splits her time between Temecula, where she does commissioned portraits of children, families, women & weddings, and Los Angeles, where she rubs shoulders with celebrities and captures the latest fashions on film and is the photographer at a production company, Rock & Rodeo. Her work will be featured at Lorimar Winery’s Old Town Tasting Room during the month of February with a special “Meet the Artist” reception on February 19th at 6pm. Call 951.240.5177.
Miramonte Winery- Valentine: An Intimate Affair
February 14, 2011; 6:30pm
$95 for wine club, $115 for non-club. Elevated cocktail attire, please.
After a three year hiatus, our most popular event ever—Valentine—is back. Shimmering candlelight. Four courses of elegant cuisine. Alluring wines. Live classical guitar. The evening is hosted by Cane Vanderhoof, and each course is presented by Chef Volker. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable Valentine celebration!
Seating is limited. For reservations, please call (951) 506-5500 #105.
Mount Palomar Winery- Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
Saturday – February 12, 2011 & Sunday – February 13, 2011
Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember, by spending it with someone special at Mount Palomar Winery. At our Dinner for Two event you will be impressed with our romantic and unique venue. You will be served a four course meal and a glass of your favorite wine that is sure to please the pallet and leave you with a very memorable experience.
Reservations will be scheduled from 12:30 – 8:30 pm
$75 per couple ($60 for Wine Club Members)
- Includes a four course meal for two and a glass of wine per person.
RSVP TODAY- online, by calling 951-676-5047 x112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-payment and pre-ordering is required to attend the event.
When you RSVP, please have both guests select from the menu.
Oak Mountain Winery- Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2011; 6:00pm – 9:00pm
$75.00 Wine Club Member, $85.00 Non Member (plus tax & 20% gratuity)
Join Chef Michael Cragg and Oak Mountain’s Winemaker Steve Andrews and his wife Valerie for a special Winemaker Dinner. Chef Michael from the Ritz Carlton, is pulling out all the stops for this Filet Mignon dinner paired with Oak Mountain wines. Check out the menu and reserve today! Reservations required (non refundable 3 days prior to event). For tickets, call 951 699-9102 or email email@example.com.
Be sure to check back for Part 2 of the special events and we look forward to seeing you this Valentine’s Day in Temecula Wine Country.