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Five Fun Facts About… Late Harvest Wine

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Are you familiar with late harvest wine?

Remember those small, lovely bottles you’ve seen in the dessert wine section of your favorite tasting room or wine store?

Many wine-lovers have yet to discover how delicious a late harvest wine can taste – especially when paired with cheese and honey, chocolate or a fruit-based dessert.

The perfect sweet dessert wine for Valentine’s day, late harvest wine is simple to understand and easy to find here in Temecula Valley!

 

Here are five fun facts about late harvest wine!

Facts courtesy of Snooth and Wikipedia
  1. “Late harvest” refers to wines made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual and picked later than normal. Late harvest grapes are often more similar to raisins, but have been naturally dehydrated while still on the vine.
  2. Late harvest wines are made around the world with almost every grape imaginable. Grapes like zinfandel and riesling are ideally suited to produce late harvest wine and are among the most popular.
  3. Grapes used for late harvest wines go through their full growth cycle and then some – becoming super sweet and losing acidity as they ripen.
  4. “Noble rot” is the term for the edible mold that causes grapes to lose nearly all of their water content. This natural process begins to take place in late September and can last until late October.
  5. Late harvest grapes are often hand-picked. Sometimes, the usable grapes from one vine may only produce enough juice for a single glass.

 

Looking for a great bottle of Temecula Valley Late Harvest Wine?  Check these wines out!

 

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Wine Country Recipes Featured on Snooth.com – Vote for your favorites today!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Temecula Valley Receives Multiple Nominations for Snooth’s People’s Voice Awards: Epicurean Edition

Congratulations to several Temecula wineries for their nominations in multiple categories on the popular online wine magazine, Snooth.com!

Now through November 30, you have the chance to vote on your favorite food and wine pairings in eight great categories, with each vote entering you in a drawing to win an exceptional set of designer cookware. This $1200 set of gourmet cookware will make your kitchen the envy of all your friends, and all you have to do is click here for the categories.

 

Nominated Temecula Wineries Include:

 

*Vote now* through November 30, 2012.  The public votes on their favorite pairings, creating the ultimate menu just in time for the holidays.  The winning menu & wines will be featured on Snooth through the holiday season.

Share your vote with your friends!

  • Share the the link to your voting page (http://snth.me/XW34ey) via social media and email!
  • Tweet it to your followers using our hashtag #SnoothPVAEE!
  • Post it for your Facebook fans and tag us so we can like your post too!


 

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Save the Date! Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend – Nov 3 & 4, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Temecula Valley wine country invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate this year’s wine grape harvest at the region’s 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend. The two-day event is a chance to explore 35 member wineries, sample new and unfinished wines, enjoy delicious food pairings, and experience the beauty of wine country in autumn.

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4; 10am-4:30pm
  • $99 passport to sip and nosh at 35 wineries
  • Two-day weekend event gives plenty of time to explore wine country
  • Sample new, still-in-the-tank wines not available to the public
  • Overnight and “safe ride” packages available
  • Order tickets through Sept 30 and save $10

 

WHAT: 22nd  Annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend, a two-day event offering ticketed guests a chance to visit 35 Temecula Valley wineries on a self-guided tour.

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4, from 10:00am – 4:30pm

WHERE: Temecula Valley Wine Country is just 60-90 minutes from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. Exit I-15 at Rancho California Road and head east four miles.

TICKETS:  Two-Day Ticket – $99 ($89 before Sept 30)

Sunday Only Ticket, Non-Resident – $79

Sunday Only, Local Residents – $69

Designated Driver (food only) – $59

Purchase tickets online here or call 800-801-9463.

TRANSPORTATION: Safe, chauffeured transportation available through Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle’s “Sip & Ride” package; includes a Harvest Passport ticket, souvenir glass, and pick-up / drop-off at multiple wineries. Visit www.gogrape.com/reservations for pricing and to book.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For those who would like to stay the weekend, several wine country lodging partners will be offering special overnight packages; for more information please visit temeculawines.org/events (click on Wanna Stay.)

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August Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Summer is going strong here in Temecula Valley with plenty of exciting food & wine events!  Live wine country entertainment, music concerts, winemaker dinners, wine tasting classes, and theater shows top the must-see list.  See below for this month’s winery events!

Bel Vino Winery

Comedy Show

Saturday, August 18

Call the winery at (951) 676-6414 for more details

 

Briar Rose Winery

Spaghetti Night at Briar Rose Winery

On Friday, August 17th, experience our amazing sunsets and live music while enjoying fabulous food and wine.

Sit back, relax, and let our staff take care of you.

Join us from 5:30pm-10:00pm

Space is limited so call to reserve your tickets now! Cost is $10.00 per person.

Call the winery at (951) 308-1098 for more details

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Grand Opening Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26

10:00a-5:00p

Open to the public

Specially priced wine tastings, tapas, live music, complimentary tours.

Happy Hour at Vu

Every Friday, beginning August 10th

5p-7:30p

Guests can enjoy the view from Vu; the new upper wine tasting deck at Callaway Winery.  Wine by the Glass and small plates will be available for purchase.  Live music.

Havana Silk Dog Association: SOCAL Dog Show

Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5

9:00a-1:00p

Open to the public

Shakespeare in the Vines presents: RICHARD III

August 9 (preview), 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25

7:30p

One of Shakespeare’s darkest and most thrilling plays.  Tickets available through SITV website at www.shakespeareinthevines.org. Food and wine available for purchase at the winery; no outside food available.

A Taste of Summer Seminar

Sunday, August 18

10:00a-12:30p

$88.50 per seminar

Legacy Club Member price – $79.65 per seminar

Prices are per person, plus tax

The summer seminar is all about fermentation and the winemaking process.  The day begins with a guided tour of our production facility followed by a visit to the lab where the winemaker will discuss some of the procedures and chemical analysis that are done and their effects on the final product.  We will offer a flight tasting of roses, so that you will learn how they are made, how they get their color and what styles and grape varieties can be used.  A casual boxed lunch and a glass of your favorite rose will finish off this seminar.

For reservations, clickhere


Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Live complimentary music every Saturday & Sunday in August, 2:00p-5:00p


Europa Village

Live Music; Complimentary

6:30p-9:30p

Friday, August 3 – Cougrzz Rock

Friday, August 10 – Sean & Donna

Friday, August 17 – Unbridled & Free

Friday, August 24 – MorSol

Friday, August 31 – Alaina Blair

 1:00p-4:00p

Sunday, August 5 – Briit Doehring

Sunday, August 12 – The Sophistocados

Sunday, August 19 – Jimmy Patton

Sunday, August 26 – James Wells

Plein Air Painting Class

Wednesday, August 1

11:00a-2:00p

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Sommelier Workshop #3 – Wine Geography – Old World

Tuesday, August 7

6:00p-7:30p

$49 per person

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Gallery 8 Celebrity Art Show

Sunday, August 19

11a-3:00p

Open to the public; complimentary

Plein Air Painting Class

Wednesday, August 22

11:00a-2:00p

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Musical Wine Dinner: Spanish

Saturday, August 25

6:30p-9:00p

$85 per person, plus service charge and tax

4-course Spanish themed event

For more information and reservations, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com


Falkner Winery

Free Jazz on Sundays

Performances will be 3 hours beginning at noon and going until 3:00pm and will be held in their outside lawn area adjacent to the tasting room.   As the name indicates, every Sunday afternoon live jazz performances will be available to winery customers at no charge and with no reservations required. Chairs and tables will be provided for the audience.  Freshly prepared barbequed food and wine by the glass or bottle are available for each performance.

VIP Vertical Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 25

10:30a-12:00p

$40 per person, plus tax; $30 per person, plus tax for Food & Wine Club members

The tasting will focus on eight vintages of the Falkner Meritage-Bordeaux style blend.  Vintages will include the 2000 through 2007.  In-house sommelier, George Myers, will explain how age affects wine flavor, the farming practices employed for each vintage, the winemaking techniques used on each, and finally, a taste comparison among all the selected wines.

For more details or to make reservations, please call Michelle at 951.676.8231 ext. 109 or e-mail wineclub@falknerwinery.com.

 

Frangipani Estate Winery

Karaoke Nights

Fridays, August 10 & August 24

No cover charge or pay $10 for taco bar and 3 wine tastes

RSVP required by August 8 or August 22

Call (951) 699-8845 for reservations

Ladies Night

Saturday, August 11

6:00p-9:30p

$10 per person, includes 1 glass of wine and appetizers

Vendors showcase their products for shopping fun.  Mary Kay, Tupperware, Gigi Hill Handbags, Spa Escape Temecula, Originals by Deborah Jewelry, Demonstrations by local makeup artist.

Cigar Night

Saturday, August 18

6:30p-9:30p

$35 per person, includes food, 1 glass of wine and cigars.


Leoness Cellars

Live Music Sundays

Local and Regional Touring Artists – Every Sunday, 2-5pm  /  June 1st – October 31st

Join us every Sunday afternoon on the patio at Leoness Cellars for a variety of great wine sipping music and an enchanting vineyard view!

August

  • Sunday 5th  – Tim Cash – Lively Blues and Classic Rock
  • Sunday 12th – Dave and the Cousins – Hot Pop and Folk classics with tight harmonies
  • Sunday 19th – Vineyard Troubadour – Variety of “good times” country, pop and folk music
  • Sunday 26th – TBA

Lorimar Winery

Live@Lorimar

Experience the Temecula “Music Scene” at its finest with the fusion of wine, art and live music every weekend at both our Old Town Temecula and our Wine Country Estate locations.

Lorimar Old Town

Live Music Artists every Saturday night, 6:30 -9:30pm

Lorimar Wine Country

“Sippin Sundays” – Live Music Artists from 2-5pm

“Sunset Fridays” – Live Music Artists, from 5-8pm

 

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Sundresses and Cowboy Boots – Country Music Festival

Friday, August 3; 6:00p-10:00p.  $5 at www.heyday.com; $10 at the door or online day of show.

Featuring Kanan Road and The Painted Daizies.  Celebrating modern country artists such as Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd and so many more!  Dinner available for purchase and a 2 drink minimum purchase is required.

Strangelove – Tribute to Depeche Mode

Friday, August 24; 6:00p-10:00p.  $20 at www.heyday.com; $25 at the door, day of show

Dinner and wine available for purchase.  Please note, there is a 2 drink minimum at this show.

Monte De Oro Winery

Friday Night Happy Hours at Monte De Oro

5:00p-8:30p; Complimentary music.  Food & wine available for purchase

  • Friday, August 3 – Jason Weber
  • Friday, August 17 – Nina Markert
  • Friday, August 24 – Waylon Hicks

Romantics / Missing Persons Concert

Saturday, August 4

Doors open at 6:00p, concert starts at 8:00p

General Admission: $55 per person. Wine Club, $50 per person.

VIP Dinner Package (Includes a 3 course dinner, preferred parking and reserved table seating): $105 per person. Wine Club, $100 per person

Click here for tickets

STEEL MAGNOLIA – Monte De Oro’s Summer Concert (Opening Band, David Rosales)

Friday, August 10

Doors open at 6:00p, concert starts at 8:00p

General Admission: $45 per person. Wine Club, $40 per person.

VIP Package (Includes preferred parking): $50 per person. Wine Club, $55 per person

Click here for tickets

Their bracing take of “Keep on Lovin’ You” broke through as the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history and climbed all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Country Charts.

Miramonte Winery

Complimentary Live Music

Shoot 4 Tuezday – Friday, August 3; 7:00p-10:00p

Buzz Campbell – Saturday, August 4; 7:00p-10:00p

Yeggi Watts – Sunday, August 5; 2:00p-5:00p

Billy Watson – Friday, August 10; 7:00p-10:00p

Kanan Road – Saturday, August 11; 7:00p-10:00p

Sister Speaks – Sunday, August 12; 2:00p-5:00p

JD Priest – Friday, August 17; 7:00p-10:00p

Missy Anderson – Saturday, August 18; 7:00p-10:00p

Two Fish – Sunday, August 19; 2:00p-5:00p

Nathan James – Friday, August 24; 7:00p-10:00p

4019’s – Saturday, August 25; 7:00p-10:00p

Bastos Moenho with Joe Vegas – Sunday, August 26; 2:00p-5:00p

Master Splinter and the Shredders – Friday, August 31; 7:00p-10:00p

South Coast Winery

Happy Hours Just Got Happier In August at South Coast Winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant

Monday – Friday
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Enjoy wine specials, draft beers & appetizers!

For information please call (866) 994-6379 x 2

Prime Rib Weekend Special – South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in August

Feature Includes:
Prime Rib Roast:
King Cut $36
Queen Cut $30
Loaded Salt Baked Potato, Au Jus, Creamed Horseradish,
and Iceberg Wedge Salad
Winemaker Recommended Pairing – 2004 Wild Horse Peak Meritage

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463 x2

Live Music at Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Thursdays
5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for Live Music every Thursday
night in the Vineyard
Rose Restaurant.

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463 x2

August Spa Special at South Coast Winery’s GrapeSeed Spa

RELAX & REVIVE PACKAGE

Escape from the day-to-day and step into the best of all worlds with this Relax & Revive Package. Three body treatments – all wrapped up into one dynamic spa service that includes – delectable exfoliating sugar back scrub, warm stones, ulitmate back & foot massage, fabulous hand treatment. Followed by an express Rose facial and Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment. You emerge refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated.
Book Now For Only $179 Per Person (Regular Value $240 Per Person)

For Reservations please call: (951) 587-9463

This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Expires August 31st, 2012
MENTION CODE: R&R

 

Thornton Winery

Champagne Jazz Series

RnR, featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Saturday, August 4 at 7:00p; $75 General Admission / $150 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Soul of Summer, featuring Jonathan Butler & Warren Hill

Sunday, August 12 at 5:00p; $65 General Admission / $130 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Dave Koz & BeBe Winans

Saturday, August 18 at 7:00p; $85 General Admission / $160 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

George Benson

Sunday, August 26 at 5:00p; $95 General Admission / $160 Dinner Tickets

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Sensory Evaluation of Wine

Saturday, August 23 at 5:30p-6:30p; $35 per person

Extend your wine vocabulary, and discover how your individual sense of smell and taste works together.

 

Wiens Family Cellars

Summer Concert Series – Lee Rocker.  Opening act, Casey Abrams from American Idol

Friday, August 24; doors open at 6:00p; concert starts at 7:00p

Ticket prices range from $45 to $900

Click here for tickets.

 

Wilson Creek Winery

Live Entertainment; Complimentary: 11a-4p

  • Saturday, August 4 – JD Priest
  • Sunday, August 5 – Buzz Campbell
  • Saturday, August 11 – JD Priest
  • Saturday, August 18 – Mark Norris
  • Sunday, August 19 – JD Priest
  • Saturday, August 25 – Tony Suraci
  • Sunday, August 26 – JD Priest

2k4Kids Dinner / Auction – Fundraiser

Friday, August 3

For more information, visit www.heatherdeanda.com/2k4kids/auction.htm

 

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July Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

July is here and the weather isn’t the only thing beginning to heat up around the Temecula Valley. With everything from winemaking classes to live music, Temecula Valley wine country is a top destination for 4th of July activities. Here’s a list of this month’s best events at some of our favorite wineries.

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

A Taste of Summer Seminar
Sunday, July 15
10:00a-12:30p
$88.50 per seminar
Legacy Club Member price – $79.65 per seminar
Prices are per person, plus tax

The summer seminar is all about fermentation and the winemaking process.  The day begins with a guided tour of our production facility followed by a visit to the lab where the winemaker will discuss some of the procedures and chemical analysis that are done and their effects on the final product.  We will offer a flight tasting of roses, so that you will learn how they are made, how they get their color and what styles and grape varieties can be used.  A casual boxed lunch and a glass of your favorite rose will finish off this seminar.

For reservations, click here

Europa Village

Live Music
Complimentary
6:30p-9:30p
Friday, July 6 – Radical Pie
Friday, July 13 – JourneyMan to benefit Camp del Corazon
Friday, July 20 – SoulJazz of Fortune
Friday, July 27 – Little Lies Band

12:00p-3:00p
Sunday, July 1 – Leo Gosselin
Sunday, July 8 – TBA
Sunday, July 15 – Jimmy Patton
Sunday, July 22 – Leo Gosselin

Sommelier Workshop #2 – Improving Tasting Skills
Tuesday, July 10
6:00p-7:30p
$49 per person

For reservations and more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com.

Musical Wine Dinner: “Feria de Espana”
Thursday, July 19
6:30p-9:00p
$85 per person, plus service charge and tax
4-course Italian themed event

For more information and reservations, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com.

Falkner Winery

Free Jazz on Sundays
Performances will be 3 hours beginning at noon and going until 3:00pm and will be held in their outside lawn area adjacent to the tasting room.   As the name indicates, every Sunday afternoon live jazz performances will be available to winery customers at no charge and with no reservations required. Chairs and tables will be provided for the audience.  Freshly prepared barbequed food and wine by the glass or bottle are available for each performance.

12th Anniversary Event
Saturday, June 30th through Monday, July 2

You are invited to a lively weekend that includes Jazz performances Saturday and Sunday, winery tours, a book signing, huge sales, hourly raffles, outdoor barbeques, lunch specials in their Pinnacle Restaurant, and other fun events.  In order to help make room for some new releases available that weekend, selected wines will be offered at up to 50% off case prices.  Complimentary jazz will be performed on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm and will feature the flamenco & Latin jazz group Sombra Quieta Trio on Saturday and saxophonist and recording artist Jason Weber performing on Sunday.

Wine Appreciation Class
Saturday, July 14

For more details, please call the winery at 951.676.8231.

Frangipani Estate Winery

Cigar Night at Frangipani Estate Winery
Saturday, July 14th
6:30pm-9:30pm
$35 per person
Includes: Food, Glass of Wine and Cigar

Reservations required – Call Winery at 951-699-8845

Hart Winery

Sorrel Bistro Chef Dinner
Saturday, July 14
6p-9p
$85 Wine Club
$90 Guests
Reservations Required.  Please call the winery at 951.676.6300 for reservations.

Leoness Cellars

Summer Concert Series – Ronnie Laws with special guest Phillip Ingram
Saturday, July 21
7:30p Showtime
VIP Seating with a Glass of Wine – $59 per person
Select Seating – $39 per person

RSVP only: reservations@leonesscellars.com or 951.302.7601 ext. 114

Monte De Oro Winery

Friday Night Happy Hours at Monte De Oro
5:00p-8:30p
Each Friday in July
Complimentary music

Monte De Oro Pops Concert on the Patio
Sunday, July 1
Doors open at 6:00p, concert begins at 7:00p
General Admission: $25 per person ($20 per person for 55+ & Older or military)
VIP including BBQ Dinner & 1/2 bottle of wine: $45 per person ($40 per person for 55+ & Older or military)
An Independence Day concert featuring the 80 piece Coastal Communities Concert Band.  There will also be a Hot Air Balloon Glow and Ala Carte Old Fashioned American BBQ items available for purchase.

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Concert
Saturday, July 28
Doors open at 6:00p, concert starts at 8:00p
General Admission: $55 per person. Wine Club, $50 per person.
VIP Dinner Package (Includes a 3 course dinner): $105 per person. Wine Club, $100 per person)

Mount Palomar Winery

Bistro Fridays
Friday, July 6
6:00p-10:00p
Live entertainment from Kenny Marquez

Oak Mountain Winery

Summer Cooking Class
Friday, July 13
6:00p-9:00p
$65.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Come to Oak Mountain Winery for a night of Wine, Food and Fun while Temecula Catering’s Chef Michael Cragg from the Ritz Carlton teaches you how to make a gourmet meal.  His hands-on classes make preparing a new meal fun and easy.  You will learn to make (hands on) and then eat a five-course meal paired with Oak Mountain wine.  Bring a group of friends for a Girl’s night out or make it a date night!

Reservations required; e-mail vandrews@oakmountainwinery.com or call 951.699.9102.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Rhythm on the Vine Artist Showcase, featuring D. Vincent Williams and Matt Stillwell with Special Guest Austin Hanks
Saturday, July 14
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $19.99

Go Country 105 FM and Rhythm on the Vine present country music stars D. Vincent Williams and Matt Stillwell with special guest Austin Hanks at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. As a chart-topping songwriter with undeniable talent, D. Vincent Williams is ready to take center stage. Matt Stillwell is a passionately engaging performer who can be rowdy and side-splittingly funny, making the audience laugh, cry and sing along. Austin Hanks has been playing country rock and rootsy blues his whole life, and the hit television show Sons of Anarchy recently used six of his songs. Click here for tickets or call (310) 476-2030.

Rhythm on the Vine Artist Showcase, featuring award winner Kirk Whalum and Jeff Lorber Live in Concert
Friday, July 20
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets starting at $35
Rhythm on the Vine presents Kirk Whalum & Jeff Lorber LIVE in concert at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Grammy Award-Winning saxophonist, Kirk Whalum and trailblazing jazz keyboardist, Jeff Lorber are set to light up the winery stage with their unique fusion rhythms and some killer melodies. Click here for tickets or call (310) 476-2030.

Thornton Winery

Champagne Jazz Series

Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn
Sunday, July 15
5:00p
$85 General Admission
$132 Dinner Tickets
Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Kenny G & Earl Klugh
Sunday, July 22
5:00p
$125 General Admission
$190 Dinner Tickets
Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Wiens Family Cellars

The Brewer Boys in Concert
Friday, July 20
Doors open at 5:30p; concert from 7:30p-9:00p
Ticket prices range from $18 to $48
Click here to register

Dream Big concert benefiting Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & the Arts

The English Beat Concert
Friday, July 27
Doors open at 5:30p; concert 7:00p
General Admission $45
Click here to register

Wilson Creek Winery

Garratt Wilkins & The Parrotheads Concert
Saturday, July 21
7:00p-10:00p
General Public: $30
Wine Club Members: $20 (limit 4)

The #1 Jimmy Buffet tribute band in the nation is back by popular demand! Sunset breeze, tropical fare, fun friends and fabulous summer wines all surrounded by the lush vines at Wilson Creek Winery. Can you think of a better way to enjoy a summer evening?

Click here for reservations.

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June Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

(Click here for Father’s Day Events)

 

Bel Vino Winery

Hilltop BBQ

Saturday, June 30

6:30p – 10:00p; $65 per person

Bel Vino’s annual Hilltop BBQ on Saturday, June 30 starts at twilight and finishes under the stars at the winery’s outdoor concert venue. International award winning Chef Jorge Alvarado will directly oversee the preparation of this lavish barbecue and wine feast. As night falls, guests are invited to take to the dance floor with the sounds of Shoot for Tuezday covering the best in rock n’ roll from the 1960s through today.

Advance reservations are required by calling 951-676-6414.

 

Cougar Winery

Father’s Day Mad Mike’s Sausage tasting.

Sunday June 17th, all day – with complimentary live music. Featuring Mad Mike in person!

In honor of Dads everywhere we are offering a special tasting on Father’s Day only! Come and enjoy Mad Mike’s sausages with your paid wine tasting. Sausages available to purchase from Mad Mike that day as well. Only the best ingredients are used to make Mad Mike’s products.

Call for more details: (951) 491-0825

Europa Village

6:30p-9:30p every Friday in June

  • Friday, June 1 – Deek & Long Duo
  • Friday, June 8 – Sean & Donna
  • Friday, June 15 – Mrs. Jones’ Revenge
  • Friday, June 22 – Guilty Conscience
  • Friday, June 29 – Vic Moraga Band

12:00p-3:00p every Sunday in June

  • Sunday, June 3 – Matthew Fagan
  • Sunday, June 10 – Leo Gosselin
  • Sunday, June 12 – Jimmy Patton
  • Sunday, June 24 – Brad Evans

Dance Lessons – 6:30p-8:00p; $10 per person

  • Wednesday, June 6
  • Wednesday, June 13

Plein Air Painting Class – 11:00am

  • Thursday, June 7
  • Wednesday, June 27

For more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Sommelier Workshop #1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting

Tuesday, June 12

6:00p-7:30p; $49 per person

For more information, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

“History of America Abridged”

  • Friday, June 1 – 7:30p
  • Saturday, June 2 – 7:30p
  • Sunday, June 3 – 6:30p
  • Friday, June 8 – 7:30p
  • Saturday, June 9 – 7:30p
  • Sunday, June 10 – 6:30pm

For more information and tickets, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Musical Wine Dinner: “Feria de Espana”

Wednesday, June 20

6:30p-9:00p; $85 per person

4-course Italian themed event

For more information and reservations, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

Musical Wine Dinner: “Feria de Espana”

Thursday, June 21

6:30p-9:00p; $85 per person

4-course Italian themed event

For more information and reservations, please call 951.216.3380 or e-mail events@europavillage.com

 

Falkner Winery

Free Jazz on Sundays

Noon-3pm.

Performances will be 3 hours beginning at noon and going until 3:00pm and will be held in their outside lawn area adjacent to the tasting room.   As the name indicates, every Sunday afternoon live jazz performances will be available to winery customers at no charge and with no reservations required. Chairs and tables will be provided for the audience.  Freshly prepared barbequed food and wine by the glass or bottle are available for each performance.

Father’s Day Lunch at Pinnacle Restaurant

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17

$55 for lunch for 2, plus tax and gratuity

Click here for more information or to make reservations.

12th Anniversary Event

Saturday, June 30th through Monday, July 2

You are invited to a lively weekend that includes jazz performances Saturday and Sunday, winery tours, a book signing, huge sales, hourly raffles, outdoor barbeques, lunch specials at the Pinnacle Restaurant, and other fun events.  In order to help make room for some new releases available that weekend, selected wines will be offered at up to 50% off case prices.  Complimentary jazz on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm will feature the flamenco & Latin jazz group Sombra Quieta Trio on Saturday and saxophonist and recording artist Jason Weber performing on Sunday.

 

Hart Winery

Annual Paella Party

Saturday, June 23

6:00p-9:00p; $65 per person

Catered by Paella Valenciana. RSVP to 951.676.6300 or hartwinery@aol.com or wine@vinhart.com. RSVP by June 15th.

 

Leoness Cellars

Summer Vineyard BBQ

Saturday, June 23

6:30p-9:30p; $70 per person

RSVP to 951.302.7601 ext. 114 or laura@leonesscellars.com.

 

Longshadow Ranch Winery

Reggae in the Vines

Friday, June 8

6:00p-10:00p; $5 per person, online/$10 per person, day of show/$150 VIP table

Click here to purchase tickets.

DESPERADO – A Tribute to the Eagles

Friday, June 29

6:00p-10:00p; $20 per person, online/$25 per person, day of show/$250 VIP Table

 

Lorimar Vineyard & Winery

3rd Annual Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Saturday, June 9

5:30p-8:30p; $65 per person, plus tax

Enjoy this event in the vines and orchards at the newly renovated Barrel Room!  Great appetizers, salad, bar-b-que ribs, chicken, tri-tip, baked beans, cornbread, dessert and wine!  A bottle per couple or 2 glasses of wine per person are included.  Great music!  Please call 951.694.6699 xt. 104 to reserve your tickets or email events@lorimarwinery.com.


Miramonte Winery

Complimentary Live Music

  • Friday, June 1; 7:00p-10:00p – Buzz Campbell – master of rockabilly, roots country, blues and roots rock styles
  • Saturday, June 2; 7:00p-10:00p – Kanan Road Band – Local southern-rock/country favorite
  • Sunday, June 3; 2:00p-5:00p – Twofish – Classic and vintage rock and originals in a new way
  • Friday, June 8; 7:00p-10:00p – JD Priest – CD Release Party – Wildly soulful. All-American rock, incredibly popular local favorite.
  • Saturday, June 9; 7:00p-10:00p – Shoot 4 Tuezday – All American Rock.  Very popular band at the winery.
  • Sunday, June 10; 2:00p-5:00p – Alex & Morgan – Stereoflux goes acoustic!
  • Friday, June 15; 7:00p-10:00p – Stereoflux – Awesome Band!  Modern rock of the 80s, 90s thru today
  • Saturday, June 16; 7:00p-10:00p – Billy Watson – One of the Southland’s finest Blues band leaders. A GREAT show.
  • Sunday, June 17; 2:00p-5:00p – Caleb Fritel – Soulfully inspired local songwriter, known for his passionate acoustics.
  • Friday, June 22; 7:00p-10:00p – Nathan James – Winner of the International Blues Challenge!
  • Saturday, June 23; 7:00p-10:00p – Missy Andersen – The queen of all local soul, rhythm and blues!
  • Sunday, June 24; 2:00p-5:00p – Sister Speaks – powerful presence of inspiring and refreshing vocals with elements of ‘Acoustic-Rock, Blues & World
  • Friday, June 29; 7:00p-10:00p – Devocean – a very popular local Reggae/Rock/Ska band.
  • Saturday, June 30; 7:00p-10:00p – Master Splinter & the Shredders – Gutsy, modern rock performers. Big sound!

 

Monte De Oro Winery

Friday Night Happy Hours at Monte De Oro

June 1 – Nina Markert

June 8 – Tim Moyer

Breakfast with the Balloons

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3

7:00a-9:30a, seating reservation time; $32.95 per person plus tax, adults. $12.95 per person plus tax, children 3-12; free for children under 3. Gratuity not included.

Monte De Oro will be hosting a breakfast buffet to enjoy the hot air balloon launching and floating of the 2012 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival.  Serving a delicious breakfast on our outdoor patio, come watch the balloons fill the sky and drift over and around wine country.  What a great way to start the day!  Reservations are required, seating limited.

Click here for tickets.

Steel Magnolia Summer Concert

Saturday, June 9

6:00pm; General Admission: $55 per person. VIP/Preferred Seating – $60 per person

Click here for tickets.

Their bracing take of “Keep on Lovin’ You” broke through as the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history and climbed all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Country Charts.  The song has been downloaded more than a million times and landed in the major motion picture, “Valentine’s Day”.  Josh and Meghan spent the summer of 2010 touring alongside Brad Paisley on him massively populas H2O Tour.  They also toured with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Lopez Tonight.  Opening Band: David Rosales.

Father’s Day BBQ on the Patio

Sunday, June 17

11:00a-3:00p

Celebrate Dad at Monte De Oro with delicious grilling delights and live music for the whole family.

 

Mount Palomar Winery

Rio: A Duran Duran Tribute Band
Saturday, June 9
6:00p-10:00p

Playing all the Duran Duran hits such as Rio, Girls on Film, Hungry like the Wolf, Save a Prayer, New Moon on Monday, The Reflex, Notorious, Ordinary World, Come Undone….and so many more!

For tickets, please click here

Father’s Day BBQ
Sunday, June 17
11:30a-7:00p

Celebrate this Father’s Day at one of the oldest, most unique wineries in the Temecula Valley. We will be serving a special BBQ menu in addition to our Shorty’s Bistro Menu, so Dad can spend the day relaxing and let someone else do the grilling. Live music from Kenny Marquez from 4p-7p.

 

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Rhythm on the Vine Artist Showcase, featuring Greg Bates & Gwen Sebastian

Friday, June 1

7:30p; tickets starting at $19.99 available now

GO Country 105 FM presents Rhythm on the Vine Artist Showcase starring Greg Bates & former NBC’s “The Voice” Star, Gwen Sebastian. Catch Gwen Sebastian LIVE before she hits the road on tour with coach and country superstar, Blake Shelton! Watch Greg Bates light up the winery stage with his hit single “Did it for the girl” while you enjoy award-winning wine under the stars.  Click here for more information or call (310) 476-2030.

Live Music

Thursdays in June

5:30p-8:30p; Vineyard Rose Restaurant Veranda

June Grapeseed Spa Special

Escape to Tuscany at the Grapeseed Spa; $105 per person

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the peaceful Italian countryside as you enjoy our full-body therapeutic and aromatic massage.  With cedar, sweet orange, frankincense and bergamot aromas reminiscent of Tuscany. this treatment uses Arnica and Sweet Almond Oils to soothe sore, tired muscles and leave you invigorated and re-energized.  Book now for only $105 per person (regular value $135 per person).  This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.  Expires June 30, 2012.

For Reservations, call the GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery today at (866) 994-6379 ext. 3.

 

Thornton Winery

Live Music on Fridays

  • Friday, June 1; 6:00p-9:00p – Performance by Waylon Hicks
  • Friday, June 8; 6:00p-9:00p – Performance by Mark Sage
  • Friday, June 15; 6:00p-9:00p – Performance by Leo Gosselin
  • Friday, June 22; 6:00p-9:00p – Performance by Mark Sage
  • Friday, June 29; 6:00p-9:00p – Performance by Leo Gosselin

Champagne Jazz Series

Sunday, June 3; 4:00p – Chris Botti

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Euge Groove & Down to the Bone

Sunday, June 10; 4:00p

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Summer Jam (featuring Gerald Albright & Norman Brown)

Sunday, June 17; 4:00p

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Bobby Caldwell & David Benoit

Sunday, June 24; 4:00p

Reservations are required.  Click here for reservations.

Bar B Q Cooking Class

Saturday, June 3

 

Wiens Family Cellars

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Concert

Friday, June 22; 6:00p

The Daddie’s music is generally a mix of swing, ska and rock, characterized by prominent horns and guitars. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here .


Wilson Creek Winery

Cigar Night

Sunday, June 10

6:00p – 10:00pp; $110 per person, General Public

Join us for Wilson Creek’s Cigar Night and be instantly whisked away to the Caribbean Islands for the evening. Imagine lounging on the beach under a palapa with your toes in the sand. In the distance you hear the rolling hum of the turquoise waves gently crashing on the shore while the sweet sounds of a steel drum band plays in the background. Armed with a glass of Reserve Decadencia Port in one hand, and a freshly lit Reserva Decadencia cigar in the other, you set off to mingle and dine with friends in the tropical breeze..

Purchase tickets by calling 951.699.9463 or online here.


 

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February Winery Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It’s February- the month of love- and there are endless ways to share a romantic experience with the your sweetheart in Temecula Valley Wine Country. From a festive hoe-down to a relaxing massage; dancing to romantic dinners, there’s something for everyone!

Mount Palomar Winery:
“Passionate Pairings”-  4 course dinner with wine parings in the barrel room. Friday and Saturday February 10th & 11th. Dinner begins at 6 pm. $85 per person. Ticket includes admittance in to Intoxication (explained below)

“Intoxication” – A Night of Dancing at the Red Door Lounge- Friday and Saturday February 10th & 11th. 8:30 -11:30 pm. Open to the public – $10 cover at the door
For more informattion and tickets, go to http://www.mountpalomar.com/ValentinesDay

Thornton Winery:
Romantic Rendezvous- a four course dinner with wine pairings. Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012, 7 PM
$85 plus tax & tip. Reservations:  951-699-0099

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard and Winery:
Valentine’s Hoe Down- Grab your honey and come on over! Dancing, mechanical bull rides and the Newlywed game! Also, a sneak peak at the new barrel room and a flight tasting. February 11th from 7-11pm. General admission $20 per person; Wine Club $15 per person
Reservations required- please rsvp by February 9, 2012 to 951-587-6221 or susan@longshadowranchwinery.com

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:

Bel Vino Superbowl Sunday: Watch the New York Giants battle the New England Patriots on five 60 inch throughout the winery! Nosh on fantastic game-day menu items such as Grilled Steakhouse Sliders, Mini Taquitos, Roasted Potatoes, Buffalo Wings and a Chips & Salsa Bar. $14.95/person (beverages not included in price). Must be 21 years or older.Please call 951-676-6414 to purchase tickets.

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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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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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 Christmas Offerings

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Visit Temecula Valley Wine Country this holiday season to take part in all of the celebrations and festivities specially prepared for you and your family to enjoy!  Whether you’re looking to help give back to the community or sit down to a gourmet meal, you’re guaranteed to have a jolly time! Check out the list below of holiday festivities happening this week at your favorite Temecula Valley wineries!

Ponte Family Estate Winery- Holiday Food Drive
November 1st through January 31st

Help Ponte Family Estate Winery fill the shelves of their local food pantry. Starting November 1st, Ponte is offering guests who bring in 5 or more canned food items 10% off in the Tasting Room (good on wine tastings or items in the Marketplace) and 5% off at the Restaurant at Ponte. Ponte Wine Club Members will receive 30% off in the Tasting Room and 15% off at the Restaurant. Drop offs can be made 7 days a week, between 10am-5pm, November 1st through January 31st. Thanks for helping out!

South Coast Winery- Ol’ Fashioned Christmas
Starts: December 24, 2010 at 5:00pm, Ends: December 25, 2010 at 10:00pm

Add a touch of sparkle to this year’s holiday festivities and experience a South Coast Winery Christmas tradition first hand. They are rolling out the red carpet with special menu creations and phenomenal wine pairings at the resort’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Spirits are sure to soar as you relax and let the staff attend to every detail.  Reserve early for best seating:  951.587.9463 ext. 7237.

Thornton Winery- Café Champagne Christmas Menu
Saturday, December 25, 2010; 12:00pm – 5:00pm
$49.95 plus tax and tip; 12 and under$19.95; Under 5 Free

Starter Selection
Lobster Bisque, Tarragon Coulis, Tomato Confit, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Amaretto Sauce, Duck Confit Salad, Endive, Toasted Walnuts, Pomegranate Sauce, Café Champagne Salad

Entrée Selection
Pear and Brie Stuffed chicken Breast
Champagne Herb Risotto, Sherry Reduction

Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Cabernet Sauce

Seared Salmon Au Poivre
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus, Béarnaise Sauce

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables, Pineapple Ginger Chutney

Delectable Desserts
Includes one glass of Non Vintage Brut Champagne

For reservations, please call (951) 699-0088 or click here.

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards- Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Enjoy Christmas Day wine country style at The Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery. To make a reservation, click here.

Wishing you a happy and joyous holiday season!

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