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Get to Know…Frangipani Estate Winery

July 14th, 2011

 

 

Slightly off the beaten path, Frangipani Estate Winery and Vineyard offers a boutique tasting experience in the Temecula Valley Wine Country. From the doorstep of the winery, surrounding foothills, neighboring equestrian farms, and estate vineyards, it creates a feeling of simple country life and ease.

The Wines

Don Frangipani has taken French varietals of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot and combined them with old world, Italian styles to create an unique addition to his consistently collection of wines.  Estate grown offerings include 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Late Harvest Zinfandel, and 2001 Cabernet Franc. Planted over 30 years ago, the Zinfandel vines are some of the only “foundation vines” owned directly by the winery.

The Winery

Guests are treated to breathtaking views of the estate vineyard and surrounding valley from their choice of wine tasting in the boutique tasting room or the olive tree- lined patio. The Frangipani tasting room is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. The grounds are a perfect setting for small equestrian events, wine parties, and country barbeques, by appointment.

A Little History

Don Frangipani’s passion for winemaking was ignited when he began working at Cilurzo Winery in 1995.  Through his experience in the Temecula Valley, Don developed the unmistakable quality attributed to the wines produced at Frangipani Estate Winery.  Family owned and operated since 2006, Frangipani Estate Winery offers a dynamic selection of wines with a passion for reds.

A Great Place for Events

This boutique winery offers an intimate place for parties, celebrations and other special events.  It’s also a popular spot for local Shakespeare performances, especially over the summer out on the hillside.

Winemaker Don Frangipani and wife JoAnn are on-property daily and encourage you to visit their charming Spanish Villa style winery. The welcoming atmosphere and award-winning wines make it a necessary stop on a day of wine tasting in Temecula Valley.

 

 

Frangipani Winery is located at 39750 De Portola Road Temecula, CA 92592 | 951-699-8845 | Monday-Sunday from 10am-6pm

 

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