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Summertime! And the livin’ is easy…

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Barbecues are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the day with Dad.  And all that grillin’ just screams for a good red wine.  But if you’re thinking it’s too warm for red, think again!  With these few tips, finding the perfect summer sip won’t have to put your love of red on hold.

  • Chill out!  Pop your bottle of red wine in the fridge for about 30 mins – or in an ice chest for about half that – and you’ll be amazed at how much more refreshing it will taste.
  • No or Low Oak wines are generally fresher and fruitier.
  • Low to Moderate Alcohol levels usually equate to lower tannin levels for a wine that won’t weigh you down.
  • Light to Medium bodied wines tend to be easy on the palate, bright and light.

So, whether you’re in the backyard or on the beach – serving burgers and brats, or steak and grilled veggies – there’s tons of options for pairing your favorite Temecula Valley wine with whatever you’re serving up.

If the mainstay is red meat, a spicy Zinfandel or Syrah would be perfect.  If you’re looking for a more mellow choice, a fruit forward Merlot always works; it’s also great with chicken, pork chops or fish.  If your fave is a Cabernet, go ahead and drink what  you like.  But try not to shortchange your options.  Go for a nice red blend for the best of all worlds.  And don’t forget about a blush wine; there’s nothing a nice dry rosé can’t do for spicy ribs and coleslaw – or a plate of spicy hot wings!

A  few Temecula Valley wine suggestions for your next barbecue:

Baily Winery ~ Rosé of Sangiovese: fun, fruity and full of character
Miramonte Winery ~ GSM Rosé: gently honeyed melon, tropical fruits, delicate berries

Robert Renzoni Vineyards ~ Big Fred’s Red: ripe blueberry and black cherry, hints of caramel
Maurice Car’rie Winery ~ Cody’s Crush: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah blend

Danza del Sol Winery ~ Grenache:  the color is light, but the aromas are bright
Oak Mountain Winery ~ Merlot: berry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, and abundant smokey oak



Father’s Day in Wine Country: Barbecues, Concerts, Cigars, and more!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Father’s Day is June 17!  With dozens of wineries, barbecues, and live music concerts to choose from, Dad will have a memorable and enjoyable escape to Southern California’s wine country.  Please scroll down for all Father’s Day happenings in Temecula Valley!

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


Falkner Winery

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 or call (951) 676-8231.


Monte De Oro Winery

Father’s Day BBQ on the Patio

Sunday, June 17


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

Please call (951) 491-6551 for more details.


Mount Palomar Winery

Father’s Day BBQ
Sunday, June 17

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. Which website do you need if you are selling food products? Check top food product websites to know new design trends! Live music from Kenny Marquez from 4p-7p.

Please call (951) 676-5047 for more details.


Wilson Creek Winery

Father’s Day Brunch
Sunday, June 17
$39.95 per person; $49.95 per person

Grab Pops and Go! Come and join us for a brunch buffet complete with manly items, unlimited champagne and live entertainment.










Father’s Day Events in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Summer is almost upon us!  Temecula Wine Country kickstarts the summer solstice with a little Fatherly appreciation and a host of amazing events sure to make this Father’s Day is a truly memorable experience for everyone. On June 18th and 19th, our member wineries are offering a diverse slate of activities for Dad to enjoy – like BBQ buffets, live music performances, beer and artisinal cheese pairings.  For those of you wanting to treat that special man in your life to a more romantic experience – how about taking a lovely horse-drawn carriage ride through one of the vineyards?

Saturday, June 18th

Stuart Cellars Vineyards & Winery

Hilltop BBQ – 6:30pm-10:00pm – Come enjoy an evening of award-winning Stuart Cellar wines, live entertainment by “Gold Rush Country”, dancing under the vineyard stars and an unforgettable menu prepared by Michael Cragg, Chef and owner of Temecula Catering Company. To RSVP, call 951.676.6414.


Sunday, June 19th


Wilson Creek Winery

Creekside Grille will be offering All-You-Can-Eat Beef Ribs for $24.95.  Enjoy the great ambiance of the winery complete with live music under the pavilion. Reservations are recommended; call 951.693.9463.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Father’s Day Wine, Cheese & Brew tasting – Enjoy our wine and Black Market Brewery beers paired with Boar’s Head Artisan Cheeses. The tasting includes five cheeses paired with the wine and brews. Live music by Jacqui Foreman 2-5pm. Price is $15pp for non-wine club or $5pp for wine club members and their guests. Call for your reservation today, 951.491.0825.


Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery

Enjoy carriage rides through the vineyard on Father’s day from 11am to 2pm along with wine tasting and live music. Call 877.80.RANCH for more information.


Oak Mountain Winery
Treat Dad and Grandpa to a unique Father’s Day of Wine, Beer and Pizza overlooking the panoramic views of Temecula Wine Country. This experience packs a manly punch to include 2 glasses of draft beer from Craft Brewing Company and a complimentary Beer Glass or a glass of Oak Mountain wine of your choice, 2 slices of gourmet pizza (your choice of cheeseburger, hot wings and goat cheese) provided by Grate Gourmet pizza company and a carrot cake cupcake provided by Wine Country Sweets; all just for dad! Call 951.699.9102 for reservations.

Ponte Family Estate Winery

Father’s Day BBQ Buffet – Show Dad how to celebrate Father’s Day in “man” style and bring him to Ponte for a Father’s Day BBQ Buffet! From 12pm-4pm, the Restaurant at Ponte will offer a buffet featuring Five Spiced Baby Back Ribs with a Hoisin Glaze, Charred Polish Sausage with Sauteed Peppers, Onions and Hot Mustard Relish, Dry-Rubbed Tri-Tip with a Super T Demi, Buttermilk Biscuits and Cornbread Muffins, Grilled Summer Vegetables, Cherry Cheesecake and more! Reservations are recommended. Call 951.694.8855.

Robert Renzoni Winery

Annual Fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Renzoni will be providing gifts for Dads who visit that day. The winery will be donating $2 for every bottle of wine sold on Father’s Day and will feature the flamenco guitar sounds of the Sister Speak Duo from 2-5pm. Please stop by and support this fight against Parkinson’s Disease! 951.302.VINO (8466)


Temecula Father’s Day

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

30+ wineries will treat fathers and families to live music, barbecue, special events and wine tasting, plus a free “comeback coupon” for Dad’s next visit

This Father’s Day, participating Temecula Valley wineries are offering a special Comeback Coupon to all dads who purchase a tasting flight at participating wineries. The coupon entitles Dad to return any time before next Father’s Day to enjoy a complimentary tasting flight of the area’s fantastic red, white, sparkling or sweet wines.

Participating wineries include: Baily Vineyard & Winery; Cougar Vineyards & Winery; Doffo Vineyard & Winery; Falkner Winery; Oak Mountain Winery; Stuart Cellars; Wilson Creek Winery; Briar Rose Winery; Danza del Sol Winery; Keyways Vineyard & Winery; Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery; Ponte Family Estate Winery; Vindemia Vineyards; and Wiens Family Cellars.

In addition, reservations for the following Father’s Day celebrations are currently available:

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa – Ultimate Father’s Day Package for just $375 includes:

  • Overnight Stay Luxury Villa with Fireplace and Jacuzzi Tub
  • Upon arrival receive a delicious Fruit and Cheese platter paired with bottle of chefs choice of SCW white wine
  • One round of golf at Redhawk Golf Course – including golf cart & greens
  • Special Menu Mimosa Breakfast for Two
  • Pre-Selected Bottle of Specially Selected SCW Wine
  • Two Free Tasting Flights

Mention Code: Father’s Day Package when you book. Space is limited; call for reservations (866) 994–6379.

Wilson Creek Winery – “Cigar Night” will be an evening of exclusive cigars from around the world, eclectic live fusion music and extraordinary wines paired with a sumptuous dinner. Sunday, June 13 from 5:30 to 10pm. Tickets include: welcome reception, cigars, wine, three-course dinner and dessert denouement. $100 each ($90 Wine Club); tickets at wilsoncreekwinery.com

Ponte Winery – Father’s Day Cookout at the Smokehouse Restaurant. Enjoy a “man-tastic” meal accompanied by live music at this vineyard-adjacent outdoor restaurant. New Executive Chef Clay L. Blake brings a farm-fresh philosophy to the kitchen and will be cooking up natural and sustainable meats like ribs, tri-tip and sausage. Wine Club Members can also enjoy tractor rides through the vineyards throughout the day. Sunday, June 20th 10:00am – 5:00pm, Reservations required: (951) 252-1770.

Cougar Vineyard and Winery – Vicki Gunvalson of Real Housewives of Orange County fame will host an exclusive book signing at the winery and offer a special father’s day discount to purchase the book. Sunday, June 20 from 1-3pm. Reservations required; call (951) 491-0825.

Stuart Cellars Vineyard & Winery – Guests can enjoy a Hilltop BBQ with wine tasting, then dance the night away to live blues/rock music by Shari Puorto. Saturday, June 19 from 6:30 – 10pm. Tickets are $55 each, $45 for Wine Club members. Reservations required; call (951) 676-6414.

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