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January Deals & Steals in Temecula Wine Country

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Savvy Southern California wine-lovers can avoid weekend crowds (and prices!) by taking advantage of fantastic Monday through Friday deals at many of our 35 member wineries. In addition to more elbow room in the tasting rooms and personal attention from winery staff, visiting Temecula Valley mid-week benefits your wallet and means you can afford to take the experience home with you by stocking up on great Temecula wines!

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

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

Here are some of great specials and winery tours for January 2014!

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

  • Check out The Vineyard Rose’s full menu for California Restaurant Month.
  • Festival of Wines is taking place Sunday, January 19-Saturday, January 25. Join South Coast in a week’s worth of special wine and food events, highlighting all that this Temecula wine resort has to offer.
  • A Toast to Teachers is offered daily – Teachers: come in with your school ID and buy a Tasting Ticket at regular price and South Coast will treat you to a Tasting of their signature Sparkling Wine Ruby Cuvee!
  • Behind the Scenes Winery Tour – Get up close and personal with the real workings of a winery with South Coast Winery’s Behind the Scenes Wine Tours.  It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to stroll the vineyards and the winery where the magic begins. Weekday tours are held: Monday-Friday at 11am & 1pm. This $40 walking wine tour culminates with a private, plated wine & cheese pairing with a fun and informative Wine Concierge. Reservations strongly suggested: call 951.587.9463x 350

Ponte Family Estate

  • Weekday Winery Tours – The Vineyard Bus Tour provides a fascinating look at a working winery. Embark the 12-passenger electric bus and tour our 310 acre ranch. Learn about the grape growing philosophy as you taste three signature Ponte wines, next to the vineyards they come from. After returning visit our Winemaking Facilities and learn about the art and science of winemaking. Taste young wine right from the stainless steel tank or out of a giant oak cask. Monday-Friday 1pm Vineyard Bus Tours; $25 per guest

Callaway Winery

  • Weekday winery & vineyard tours – The winery tour offers guests a glimpse into the history of Callaway Vineyard and Winery and an informative look at the present vineyard management practices; see the time-honored techniques it takes to produce handcrafted wines while visiting the crush pad, fermentation cellars and barrel room. Early arrival is suggested as the tour size is limited to 30 people to ensure an enjoyable experience by all. No reservations are required. $5 per person; Weekdays – 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

 

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Winery Spotlight: Get to Know… Lorimar Vineyard & Winery!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

 

The Story

Lorimar Vineyard & Winery is a dream come true for brothers-in-law Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield.  Their collective experiences in hospitality and music inspired a unique winery concept.  “We showcase our wines with a supporting cast of musical, culinary and visual arts, accompanied by a passionate staff for the complete winery experience that engages all of the senses!”  Well, that says it all.

Lorimar is proud to announce the newly-opened Tuscan-style winery in the middle of Temecula Valley wine country on north Anza Road.  Featuring live music and a revolving art gallery, the new tasting room expands upon the arts-related features of the Old Town tasting room.

From the adjoining orange groves and 22 acre estate vineyard to a spectacular view of the Santa Rosa and Palomar Mountains, the setting is perfect for creating inspiring wine country memories with wine tastings, tours, private events and weddings.

Both Lorimar tasting rooms provide a friendly and uniqu­­e environment to enjoy their premium wines. “There’s always something exciting going on…wine tasting events, music, wine specials and wine classes,” says Mark Manfield.  “We’ve created a warm and inspiring place for people to stop in, relax and enjoy great wines.” The knowledgeable and friendly staff is always willing to answer questions about wine, lead guests through a structured tasting or just pour guests a great glass of wine of their choice…they’ll even offer you a recommendation or two regarding some great places to eat, stay, or taste in Temecula Valley.

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The Wines­­

 

Lorimar Winery offers a popular variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines – most named after music terms like Medley, Crescendo, and Duet.  There’s even a helpful page of wine tasting tips offered on their website for beginners.  For the current full list of Lorimar wines available for purchase, click here.

Events

 

Check out Lorimar’s extensive event calendar here!

  • Live @ Lorimar: Entertainment every Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm – Overlooking Main Street, Lorimar has a unique and ‘edgy’ feel perfect for innovative musicians. The venue offers an acoustic setting like no other and is the perfect place to hear great music from some of Southern California’s best up-and-coming musicians.  Their weekly tradition of live music on Saturday nights includes light appetizers, wine tasting and wines available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle.
  • Wine For Women – Every Thursday from 5-8 pm, women receive 20% off bottle purchases in the Old Town Tasting Room
  • Service Industry Night – Every Sunday from 6-8 pm, wine industry fokls receive 25% off bottle purchases in the Old Town Tasting Room
  • Trivia Night – Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm is Trivia Night in the Old Town Tasting Room

 

 

Wine Tasting Information

Old Town Location

Wine Tasting:

$10 per person for 5 tastes; the Souvenir wine glass is available for purchase for an additional charge.

 Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  Noon – 6 pm; Friday:  11 am – 9 pm; Saturday:  11 am – 10 pm; Sunday:  11 am – 6 pm

Address and Phone Number:

42031 Main Street; Temecula, CA 92590 / 951-240-5177

Wine Country Location

Wine Tasting:

Monday – Friday $14 per person for 6 tastes; Saturday & Sunday $18 per person for 6 tastes

Hours:

Mon-Th: 11am-5pm, Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Address & Phone Number:

40225 Berenda Road, 40000 Block of Anza Rd. Temecula, CA 92591 / 951-694-8866

 

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Get to Know… Robert Renzoni Vineyards

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Tuscan Villa Rendering - Summer 2013

Robert Renzoni Vineyards has got big news to share!  Their 19th century-style Tuscan Villa estate is slated to break ground on July 1st, 2012.

The Tuscan Villa will offer visitors an authentic Italian experience in wine country. Opening Summer 2013, the property will include a 4500 square-foot outdoor patio with a gourmet pizza kitchen featuring a wood-burning brick oven, 3500 square-room tasting room, an exclusive wine club tasting bar and al fresco area, and an extensive basement for barrel storage. In the center of the property, a 50-foot bell tower will chime at the opening and closing of every day in honor of Robert’s grandfather, Domenic Renzoni.

“We’re thrilled to announce Louis Prima Jr. and his band will be staying and playing during the opening weekend festivities,” says owner Robert Renzoni.

Look to visit the new tasting facility next summer and be sure to check the website and Twitter for the latest updates throughout the year!

In the meantime, The Little Winehouse is a hidden gem in the vineyards. Wine-lovers are welcome to picnic on the grounds among the horse trails and hitching posts. “It’s the perfect spot to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy a bottle of wine with family,” Robert encourages.

Also new! Robert Renzoni Vineyards offers a guided Vineyard Walking Tour which starts right in the vines. Wine enthusiasts will learn about the agriculture that goes into producing great grapes that make fabulous wines. Vineyard and winery tours are a great introduction to winemaking and the region of Temecula Valley.

The Story

The history of winemaking in the Renzoni family dates to 1886, when Robert’s great-grandfather Federico began working in the vineyards near Fano, a small Italian village on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Tuscany. While tending the vineyards, Federico and his father began making wine for family and friends – these were the humble beginnings of the long Renzoni family wine history. The Robert Renzoni Winery and Vineyard is a tribute to Robert’s ancestor’s, Federico, Romeo, and Domenic.

 

 

 

 

The Wines

Robert Renzoni Vineyards mainly produces Italian varietals in honor of the winemaking heritage dating back 126 years.

Robert Renzoni wines include unique blends —

  • 2009 Big Fred’s Red (50% Zinfandel, 50% Sangiovese)
  • 2011 Cantata (60% Pinot Grigio, 40% Viognier)
  • 2008 Concerto (66% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 17% Merlot)
  • 2007 Vecchio Frate “Old Friar” (90% Lagrein, 10% Merlot)

 

As well as Italian favorites —

  • 2009 Sangiovese
  • 2008 Barbera
  • 2008 Fiore di Fano – Super Tuscan-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
  • 2011 Pinot Grigio

 

Tasting

The tasting room is open daily from 11am-6pm.  The standard tasting fee is $12 per person; $15 for the premium tasting. Premium tasting includes a crystal souvenir glass. All available Robert Renzoni vintages are limited in quantity, but feel free to inquire with the winery staff if you are interested in a particular vintage.

 

Upcoming Music Events

June 3 ~ S & R Jazz performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 10 ~ Tim Cash performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 17 ~ Rachel Stark performing live from 2pm – 5pm

June 24 ~ The Michael Chain Duo performing live from 2pm – 5pm

 

Erik Turner from the famous band “Warrant” will be performing acoustic sets in the tasting room throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Check the website for show times.

Address and Contact Info

37350 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone 951 302-VINO (8466)
Fax 951 302-8348

 

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SoCalWineTV – Wilson Creek Winery

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Watch the latest episode of our very own SoCalWineTV show, featuring Bill Wilson of the much-loved Wilson Creek Winery and home of Almond Champagne!  From the warm family feel to the VIP barrel room, Wilson Creek has it all!  It might make you want to come out to Temecula Wine Country and have a picnic with some fine cheese, local fruit, and a great bottle of wine.  As Bill Wilson says, “it doesn’t get any better then that!”

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