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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Friday, January 20th, 2012


Yes folks, Valentine’s Day is less than one month away! That’s when cupid shoots his tiny little arrow at your sweetheart, who then turns to you with a look that says, “I’m sure you have something romantic planned for us for Valentine’s Day, yes?” Before panic starts to set in, you’ll remember that we’ve put together this handy guide that will help you create an unforgettable Valentine’s experience for the one you love. So breathe easy, make your reservations, then take all of the credit!

South Coast Winery and Resort:

“A Month of Love” overnight stay packages. Chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, hot-air balloon rides, spa treatments and roses, oh my! There are so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect package for two of you, and the best part is, these specials are available all month from February 1- 29th! For a complete list and pricing, visit www.wineresort.com/resort-events/resort-specials.

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14
5:30pm- 9pm
Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner celebration in the Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Award-winning Chef Mike Terry will serve up a special romantic gourmet menu as guests enjoy an intimate evening in the dining room or terrace overlooking the surrounding vineyards. Valentines Day menu can be found
online at SouthCoastWinery.com Call the Vineyard Rose Restaurant at (866) 994-6379 ext. 2 for pricing, menu and to make a reservation.

Decadence Massage Package at the GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery
Entire month of February
Package Price: $105 per person
Grab your loved ones and friends and create a world of tranquility and relaxation with the Decadence Massage Package at the GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery. The Decadence Massage Package includes a 50-minute massage in one of our custom single or couples treatment rooms, followed by a complimentary glass of our award winning sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries, served on our veranda overlooking Mount Palomar. The Decadence Massage Package also includes a spa day pass so one can enjoy all the GrapeSeed Spa has to offer, like a heated outdoor saltwater pool, alfresco whirlpools, private steam rooms, saunas and state-of-the-art fitness center.. Call the GrapeSeedSpa at (866) 994-6379 ext. 7280 to make a reservation. Valid February 1st – February 29th. *Black out dates apply.

Bel Vino Winery:

Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner: Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dining experience in the Bel Vino Barrel Room. Enjoy an ultimate five-course dinner, each served with a premium Stuart Cellars wine. Our international award-winning chef, Jorge Alvarado, presents a gourmet Mediterranean menu prepared with flavorful Latin influences. Adding to the ambiance,a multi-talented acoustic duo from the Mark Sage Band will fill the room with romantic
melodies. February 14; 6:30-9:30pm. $80.00 per person; $70.00 per person, wine club. Reservations required. Please call 951.676.6414

Wilson Creek Winery:

On Saturday, February 11, enjoy an intimate, candlelit 4 course dinner in the Barrel Room. Live piano music and a bottle of champagne is included. Two seatings: 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Regular  $140.00;  Wine Club $126.00. If you’d like to celebrate on Valentine’s Day, visit Wilson Creek February 14th for a a romantic 4 course dinner and an evening of dancing in the Ballroom. Reservations start at 7:00pm. Price is per couple and includes a bottle of champagne.Regular  $140.00;  Wine Club $126.00. For reservations, please call 951.699.9463.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Be Mine: Valentine’s Dinner at Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Saturday, February 11
6:30pm to 9:30pm in the Barrel Room
$160 per couple/ Wine Club Members $144 – inclusive
Join us for a candle-lit dinner in our rustic, elegant, and romantic Barrel Room. Enjoy a four-course meal created by Meritage at Callaway’s Executive Chef Mike Henry each course paired with a Winemaker’s Reserve or Special Selection Callaway wine. Dance
and dine while listening to live music. Reservations are required. Reserve online at www.callawaywinery.com or call 951.676.4001.

Romance Found at Meritage at Callaway
Saturday, February 11th & Wednesday, February 14th
Seatings available at 5:30pm and 7:30pm
$75.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Enjoy a romantic dinner this Valentine’s at Meritage at Callaway. On Saturday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 14th, Chef Mike Henry will offer guests a special Valentine’s Prix Fixe dinner menu with seating at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. A rose presentation greets every lady that will be joining us each evening. Once seated, an amuse bouche, or small bite, will be brought to the table paired with a glass of Callaway Special Selection 2008 Bella Blanc. A Prix Fixe menu selection then awaits you. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 951-587-8889 or online at www.callawaywinery.com under Meritage at Callaway’s page. Vegetarian selections available

Wine Lover’s Tasting for Two
February 11-14
Offered from 10am to 4pm
$25 per couple
Reservations Suggested
Bring your Valentine to Temecula’s first winery to celebrate your love and enjoy this Wine Lover’s Tasting for Two. Hosted in the tasting room at Callaway Vineyard & Winery the celebration begins as each couple is greeted with a single red rose and samples of our Bella Rose sparkling wine. Next, you choose to taste two additional passionate pink rosesor two romantic red wines from our Wine Lover’s Tasting Menu. The grand finale: our zin-fully delicious ruby Port served with a pair of decadent chocolate dipped strawberries. Two souvenir tasting glasses are included to commemorate this special occasion.

Ponte Family Estate

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14
7:00pm-10:00pm
$95 per person, $86 Wine Club
Join as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Ponte style! The winery will be transformed into a romantic setting for you to woo your loved one. Enjoy a sparkling Moscato greeting, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a delectable four-course dinner prepared by our executive chef and paired with some of our favorite Ponte Wines. Live entertainment and dancing to top it off! Reservations required. Book online at www.pontewinery.com or by calling 951.694.8855

Falkner Winery

Valentine Wine Dinners
Sunday, February 12 & Tuesday, February 14
7:00pm
$79 per person, $69 per person Wine Club
Join Falkner Winery for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner in their award-winning restaurant in Temecula. Enjoy a wonderful four course dinner with individual wine pairings and entertainment.Reservations are required. Book online at www.falknerwinery.com or call 951.676.8231 ext.

Valentine Lunch Specials at Pinnacle Restaurant
11:30am-3:30pm
Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14
For $55 plus tax and gratuity for two people, diners can choose either one shared appetizer or salad for two, a choice of individual entrees and a shared dessert of either New York Style 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 per glass. For reservations, book online at www.falknerwinery.com or call 951.676.8231 ext. 1

Oak Mountain Winery

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Swing Dance Lessons
Tuesday, February 14
6:00pm-9:00pm
$70.00 per person, Wine club $65.00 per person
Chef Michael, from the Ritz Carlton, is pulling out all the stops for this romantic steak dinner at Oak Mountain. For reservations, please call 951-699-9102.

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Valentine’s Day Recipe & Video from Ponte Winery

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Rose  Spumante Truffles Recipe


1 ¼ cup milk chocolate, melted

½ cup Rose Spumante

¼ cup heavy cream

2 cups milk chocolate

1 1/8 cups cocoa powder

4 1/8 cups powdered sugar

Method:

1. Combine melted chocolate and wine.

2. Boil heavy cream and pour over chocolate and wine mixture. Stir slowly with a spoon or rubber spatula, until the mixture comes together. Chill in refrigerator over night.

3. Scoop the set ganache with a melon baller and freeze.

4. When frozen roll into a round sphere. Freeze again.

5. Sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar, reserve for dipping.

6. Melt second amount of chocolate. Dip frozen truffle lightly and drop onto parchment paper.

7. When chocolate has set, dip truffles again and immediately drop coated truffles into cocoa powder and sugar mixture. Let sit in mixture for one hour.

8. Sift out truffles from mixture and serve.

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Temecula Wine Country Valentine’s Day Happenings Part 2

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Wine & Romance Sweepstakes!

Visit our Facebook page for your chance to win a pair of tickets to World of Wine weekend, March 5 & 6! Post your love story of wine and romance to our wall between now and Valentine’s Day to be entered into the drawing.  Winner will be announced via Facebook on February 15

Whether you’re in love or looking for love, Temecula Wine Country has something for you this Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a gourmet dinner, find your perfect pairing at a single’s event, escape to a private villa, and more! Our member wineries look forward to making this Valentine’s Day weekend unforgettable!

Ponte Family Estate- 2011 Valentine’s Dinner
Saturday, February 12th; 7:00 pm

$95 per person, $86 for Wine Club Member

Join us on Saturday, February 12th as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Ponte style!  Our Vineyard Pavilion will be transformed into a breathtaking and romantic setting for you to woo your loved one.  Enjoy a champagne reception with butler-passed hors d’oeurves, a delectable four-course dinner prepared by our own Executive Chef, your favorite Ponte wines, live entertainment and a portrait studio for you to capture the evening. Check out the menu and purchase your tickets today!

Ponte Family Estate- Perfect Pairings, A Single’s Event
Sunday, February 13th; 4pm-7pm
$50 per person / $40 for Wine Club Members

Are you a wine savvy, busy, single professional who is looking for love? Then come to Ponte on Sunday, February 13th for our first ever singles event. Enjoy live entertainment, tray passed hors d’ouevres and a selection of your favorite Ponte wines while mingling with wine savvy people looking for love. Who knows…you might just find your perfect pairing! Purchase your tickets today!

Ponte Family Estate- Elopement/Vow Renewal, Say “I Do” (Again)
February 1st – 28th
$800 per couple

This February, celebrate your love by renewing your vows during the most romantic month of the year! The enchanting Vineyard Garden will be transformed into a wedding ceremony wonderland for couples wishing to renew their vows. You won’t need to worry about a thing, a licensed Officiant will be there when you say “I do”, the Bride and Groom Cottages are yours before the ceremony, and lunch for two at The Restaurant at Ponte is included.

Not married yet? An Elopement Package is also available. To book your romantic Valentine’s experience today, please contact Karon Cartwright at (951) 694-9444.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant
February 14, 2011; 8:00pm

This Valentine’s Day bring your love to the Vineyard Rose restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa for a truly spectacular pairing of fine wine, great food and, of course, ROMANCE. Simply sit back and enjoy the moment as our talented team of staff members and “cupids” take care of the rest. The evening can be enjoyed with or without a specially selected bottle of South Coast Winery Wine per couple.  Perfectly priced at just $95++ pp with wine and $75++ pp without wine.  Check out the menu and reserve now by calling:  951-587-9463 Ext.7237.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Escape to a Private Villa

Tucked away in the vineyards of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

VALENTINE’S SPECIAL: Weekday Sun-Thur $169; Valid 2/13-17 Only

Includes:
-Overnight Stay in Luxury Deluxe Villa with Jacuzzi, Fireplace, and Private Patio -Scrumptious Mimosa Breakfast for Two -Comp Bottle of Wine in Room
-Tasting Flight for Two -Discount Passport Booklet filled with property freebies and discounts

Call 951.587.9463 & MENTION CODE: LOVE or click here to make your reservation.

Don’t forget to contact the “romance-ationists” to inquire about special “amour” add-ons such as Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Rose Petals, Sparkling Wine, or reserve a special evening dinner at our Vineyard Rose restaurant.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa- Grapeseed Spa,  Couples Romantic Total Decadence Package

Save $40 on this decadent delight: a 50-minute couples aromatherapy massage with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. Priced at $105 per person.

Pair this treatment with an express mani or pedi for just $25 per person. Reserve Your Vintage Spa Escape Today!  951.587.9463 Ext. 7280

* Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Expires 2/28/12. Offer Code: DECADENCE

Thornton Winery- Romantic Rendezvous
Saturday, February 12, 2011; 7:00pm

$85/person (plus tax & tip)

Check out the menu and make your reservations reservations online or by calling (951) 699-0099.

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard- Valentine’s Dinner
Saturday, February 12th  and Monday, February 14th; 7:00pm

Come and join us for a romantic five course Valentine’s dinner complete with wine pairings! Enjoy live music and Shakespeare in the Vines will be presenting the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  $99 per person; $90 per person Wine Club Members (tax & gratuity not included) Reservations Required: 951.699.9463.

Wiens Family Cellars- Valentine’s Day Picnic Challenge
Monday, February 14, 2011; 1oam-5pm

Guests are encouraged to bring their sweethearts along with delicious food & decor.  Awards will be given for “Most Creative Picnic,” “Most Elaborate Picnic,” “Most Gourmet Picnic” – handed out by winemaker Doug Wiens.  Taking place on the winery lawn.

Come out to Temecula Wine Country to make this Valentine’s Day weekend one to put down in the books!

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Temecula Wine Country Valentine’s Day Happenings Part 1

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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
February 12th-14th

$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.

Check out the menu and to make reservations, call 951-676-8231 x1 or or make them online under the Restaurant Reservation tab.

Falkner Winery- Pinnacle Restaurant Valentine’s Wine Lunch Special
February 11th-14th

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
$17/person
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 sarab@mountpalomar.com. 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 vandrews@oakmountainwinery.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.

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