Posts Tagged ‘winemaker’

Member Spotlight: Get To Know … Danza del Sol Winery

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Danza del Sol Winery is a thirty-five acre estate winery located in Southern California’s Wine Country. The winery has an Italian country-side feel and a lovely pet-friendly patio.  The charming tasting room is open daily from 11am-6pm.

As a boutique winery, Danza del Sol serves an incredible selection of both white and red as well as Methode Champenois champagne, which is an extremely popular bottle for taking home.  Danza’s twenty-five acres are planted with varietal favorites such as Gewurztraminer, Sauivignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Petite Verdot and Merlot.

Danza’s passionate winemaker, Mike Tingley, says he’s looking forward to producing wines that cannot be found anywhere else.

*This month’s Featured Wine: 2009 Savignon Blanc – 2 bottles for $24.95

*Saturdays feature live music throughout the summer – check here for upcoming event dates.


Join the good folks at Danza this Saturday, July 23rd ON THE PATIO as classical guitarist Ian Kaufman returns to Danza del Sol! Grab your friends, family and join us from 1 – 5pm. No reservation required!













Special Event!  July 31: “Secret Ingredient Recipe Cook-off” presented by Temecula Night Out and Temecula Catering super-star Michael Cragg. Click here to purchase tickets! Have Questions?

Danza del Sol Winery is located at 39050 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA; (951) 302-6363


So Cal Wine TV – Tour Maurice Car’rie Winery

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Join Gus Vizgirda, winemaker at Maurice Car’rie Winery, for a Temecula Wine Country tour. Maurice Car’rie is one othe oldest Temecula wineries, and offers a great craft fair on the weekends.

Maurice Car’rie Tasting Room hours: 10am-5pm daily; 951.676.1711; 34225 Rancho California Road,


So Cal Wine TV: Visit Falkner Winery!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Come along with us on a virtual tour of the award-winning Falkner Winery to see what all the buzz is about!

Founded in 2000 by Ray and Loretta Falker, the winery produces premium, quality wines from grapes that are grown on the estate for you to enjoy. Whilst sipping on a glass of one of Falkner’s delicious wines such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, or Merlot, you can look out to a beautiful view of the entire Temecula Valley. Falkner Winery not only offers delectable wines, but also has a spacious tasting room, the Pinnacle Restaurant, with its unparalleled view of the vineyards, tours and wine appreciation classes, a fantastic gift shop offering unique gifts and products, as well as stunning wedding and banquet facilities.

The winery and tasting room are open daily from 10:00am-5:00pm. The Pinnacle is open from 11:30am-3:30pm Monday through Thursday, as well as 11:30am-2:30pm Friday through Sunday. Reservations can be online or by calling 951-676-8231 x1.


So Cal Wine TV – Visit Leonesse Cellars!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Leonesse Cellars was founded in 2003 by Mike Rennie and Gary Winder. Combined, they have nearly fifty years of agriculture and grape-growing experience in the Temecula Valley.  Check out Mike and winemaker Tim Kramer as they share their knowledge of which varietals are the best for region, what makes “The Perfect Wine Experience” and what “leonesse” actually means…

Visit this popular winery, open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm

Visit to learn more or call 951.302.7601


So Cal Wine TV: Ponte Family Estate Winery

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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


Grape Day in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Temecula Wine GrapesWe at the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association are so excited about the return of “Grape Day” this Thursday, April 22. Can you believe, this is the 27th year of this event? Wilson Creek winery will kindly host this one-day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.

This is a great opportunity for all Temecula Valley winemakers, winery and vineyard owners, managers and marketing folks — and anyone who is interested in wine — to come out and learn about the intricacies of winemaking from some of the industry’s experts.

Check out the event agenda here or purchase tickets now.

And be sure to check back next week for our Grape Day recap, with photos and video of the event!

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