Calle Contento Wine Trail

Truly 'off the beaten road', the wineries located along this less busy trail just off of Rancho California Road are well worth the turn.

Stops: Briar Rose Winery, Falkner Winery, Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Lumiere Winery, Peltzer Family Cellars, Vindemia Vineyard & Estate Winery


Briar Rose Winery

41720 Calle Cabrillo, Temecula, CA 92592; (951) 308-1098.  Open Thursday through Monday from 11am-5pm by appointment only. Reservations required - same day available; briarrosewinery.com

Home to limited production, premium wines of distinction; crafted in the Old World traditional way.

On the tasting menu: Viognier, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Tempranillo; $15 for 5 standard tastes; $25 for 6 premium tastes


Falkner Winery

0620 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591; (951) 676-8231; open daily 10am-5pm; Pinnacle Restaurant hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-3:30pm, Sat & Sun 11:30am-2:30pm; falknerwinery.com

Specializing in multiple award-winning Super Tuscan and Meritage blends, the rustic tasting room offers a wide variety of varietals for tasting. Pinnacle Restaurant offers a spectacular 360° vineyard view.

On the tasting menu: Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot; $10 for 4 tastes, $15 for 6 tastes with logo glass and a coupon for $5 off any bottle of wine

 


Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery

39847 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591; (877) 80-RANCH; open Mon-Thurs, 11pm-5pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm; longshadowranchwinery.com 

This family-friendly, ranch-style winery is complete with hay barrels, horses and a rustically beautiful and welcoming ambiance. The tasting room features a wide variety of Estate bottled wines made the old fashioned way.

On the tasting menu: Tempranillo, Cinsault, Ponderosa Port, Outlaw Red; $15 for 6 tastes 


Lumiere Winery

39555 Calle Contente Contento, Temecula, CA 92591; (951) 972-0585; open Fri-Sun 11am-6pm;lumierewinery.com

A family run, boutique winery passionate about, and focused on, producing world-class, estate grown Bourdeaux style wines.

On the tasting menu: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc; $10 for 5 tastes (no logo glass) or $15 for 6 tastes with logo glass.


Peltzer Family Cellars

40275 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591, 951.888.2008. Open from 11:00am-5:00pm seven days a week. Peltzerwinery.com

IT’S DIFFERENT ON THE FARM!  Located just off the busy mainstream of Rancho California Road, Peltzer Family Cellars is ideally located on the road less travelled along the Calle Contento corridor where you will find splendid views and a setting unlike any other in Southern California Wine Country.  

On the tasting menu: $20 a flight includes six wines paired fresh bread from Great Harvest Bread Co. 
 


Vindemia Vineyard & Estate Winery

33133 Vista del Monte, Temecula, CA 92591, (951) 760-9334, Open Daily 11am to 5pm. www.vindemia.com
Vindemia Vineyards & Winery is a family owned and operated winery in Temecula, beautifully nestled on the Temecula hillside with the perfect blend of European style and a casual Southern California feel. 

On the tasting menu: More Cowbell Zinfandels, Syrah, Loneliness and Commonwealth blends. Complimentary bread and olive oil with your tasting. $15 for 5 tastings (Friday & Monday), $20 for 5 tastings (Saturday & Sunday).

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