As the weather turns chilly and the crisp autumn air has us gathering around a warm fire at night, this comfort food dish will be a sure hit that it will have you making it again and again. This Autumn-inspired pasta showcases the best of the harvest season and pairs perfectly with a loaf of fresh crusty bread. Pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
3 oz butter
1/2 cup chopped oyster mushrooms or shitake
1/2 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 cups shredded kale
1 cup small of diced butternut squash
2 oz white wine
2 cups 35% cream
1 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6 cups cooked bowtie pasta
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup toasted almonds
In a large frying pan (big enough for all ingredients) heat butter.
Cook onions, garlic, and diced squash on medium heat until onions are soft and starting to brown.
Add mushrooms and cook on medium for about 5 min.
Add white wine and stir. The wine should clean the bottom of the pan up and incorporate all that goodness.
Add kale, cream, cheese salt, and pepper. Cook till cheese is melted and kale is wilted slightly. (Approx 3 min)
Add pre-cooked noodles and toss together. Cook for another 3 min on medium to re-heat noodles.
Serve and top with toasted almonds and chopped green onions.
Foot Path Winery ~ 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – This wine’s delicious full-body gives it the qualities that makes it so beloved worldwide. This wine can be enjoyed in its youthful stage or when it is aged to perfection.
Lorimar Winery ~ 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Truly the holy grail of wine, with complexity to spare; perfumes of black plums, medjool dates, root beer leaf and cedar mingled with black peppercorn and the weathered leather of a whip.
“Late harvest” refers to wines made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual and picked later than normal. Late harvest grapes are often more similar to raisins, but have been naturally dehydrated while still on the vine.
Late harvest wines are made around the world with almost every grape imaginable. Grapes like zinfandel and riesling are ideally suited to produce late harvest wine and are among the most popular.
Grapes used for late harvest wines go through their full growth cycle and then some – becoming super sweet and losing acidity as they ripen.
“Noble rot” is the term for the edible mold that causes grapes to lose nearly all of their water content. This natural process begins to take place in late September and can last until late October.
Late harvest grapes are often hand-picked. Sometimes, the usable grapes from one vine may only produce enough juice for a single glass.
Looking for a great bottle of Temecula Valley Late Harvest Wine?Check these wines out!
Ponte Winery – 2018 Late Harvest ~ This blend of red grapes has been picked late in our harvest season to give way to a deliciously sweet dessert wine. The result? A balanced, medium-bodied sweet treat boasting flavors of cherry pie & baking chocolate.
February is full of wine-drinking occasions, from marking the end of Dry January (you know, if you’re into that sort of thing), to Valentine’s Day, to the Super Bowl, and everything in between. Whether you are planning a romantic night in with your honey, a night of yelling at your TV screen and high-fiving your family over touchdowns, or just stocking up after a month of nothing but diet soda and sparkling water, we’ve got your guide for what to drink for all occasions this month.
It doesn’t matter if you’re toasting your love or the winning team, sparkling wine is a great option for a celebration or for sipping with just about anything you’re eating, from game day food to fancy dishes to an entire box of Valentine’s Day chocolates (no judgement).
Everyone loves to pair chocolate with wine, but the two often go together like a Taurus and a Leo – in other words, not so well. We have, however, found an exception. Pop a bottle of this crimson-colored red sparkling wine, bursting with juicy, red berry fruit, and dip into that box of Valentine’s Day chocolate for the perfect, indulgent treat.
This crisp, clean, bone-dry bubbly is made in the méthode Champenoise, AKA how they do it in the most famous sparkling wine region of the world, Champagne. It’s light and complex, with tiny bubbles that will totally upstage any frosty game day lager.
We know sports spectating usually calls for frosty beers, but why not opt for a cold, crisp glass of white wine instead? These selections are refreshing and equally at home with a spicy plate of nachos as they are with that house-made Fettuccine Alfredo from your favorite Italian take-out spot.
Valentine’s Day Dinners are often decadent affairs – lobster tails dipped in butter, juicy roast chicken with creamy mashed potatoes, bacon-wrapped scallops (is your mouth watering yet?)… This lightly oaked Chardonnay is rich yet balanced, with bright green apple, lemon curd, and crème brulée, and will be the perfect accompaniment to your romantic dinner for two.
This fresh, juicy Vermentino, a grape that is equally at home in Temecula as it is in Sardinia, Liguria and Tuscany, will have you feeling like you’re watching the game from Italy. Notes of ripe, fleshy stone fruit, lime zest and white flowers give way to a clean, oyster shell finish. The very definition of “quaffable.”
Real sports fans drink pink. And, nothing says romance like a glass of ballet-slipper-hued nectar. If you are someone who loves the cool, crispness of a great glass of white wine, but are also looking for something with a bit more oomph, rosé is the perfect option.
“Pas Doux” translates to “not sweet,” a descriptor that lets the drinker know this wine, made from Sangiovese, was intentionally made in a classic, dry, Provençal style. This juicy rosé is bursting with strawberries and rose petals – in other words, all the ingredients of a romantic encounter.
This is a wine we refer to as “crushable,” meaning that you could drink it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, if you’ve got a long day of watching sports ahead of you, snag a bottle of this baby pink, dry rosé, with notes of white peach, guava, lime zest, and melon. It will pair nicely with that killer seven-layer dip you make.
Given the cold, wet weather over the past few weeks, we’ve found ourselves wondering if we really do live in Southern California! Fortunately, we’ve found solace in the plush, full-bodied red wines that our Temecula Valley wineries are known for to keep us warm. Snuggle up with your significant other or curl up on the couch to watch the Big Game with one of these hearty selections.
You can close your eyes and pretend you’re having date night in Bordeaux… or better yet, among the gorgeous rolling hills of Temecula Valley. Baily Winery is known for their traditional, Old World take on winemaking – in particular Bordeaux-style blends – and this Cabernet Franc is no exception. Ripe berry and plum mingle with exotic spice and black pepper and a touch of forest floor. This is a wine to linger over now with your partner, or put away for several years until your next big anniversary.
We love this bright, fresh Barbera, produced from vine cuttings that trace their heritage all the way back to Italy’s Piedmont region, from which the Barbera grape hails. It’s juicy and packed with tart cherry and berry fruit, and just a touch of spice, making it a heavenly match for a big pot of spicy game day chili.
There’s something about Summertime sipping that just feels right. Maybe it’s the sensation of a breeze cooling our neck as the sun warms our face while enjoying a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio on our patio; maybe it’s the sun staying out just that little bit longer; or maybe it’s the amazing food that comes out during the warmer months – the smell of the grill, the sweet juices of peaches and watermelons running down our chins, fresh seafood, burgers, corn on the cob… Whatever it is, there’s just nothing like a great mid-summer glass of wine. But what to sip?
Here are some of our favorite go-to wines for the Summer months:
Not only does bubbly pair perfectly with just about any type of cuisine, it is a wonderful treat no matter the occasion. From milestone celebrations to simply feeling good on a Tuesday, it’s the ultimate refresher after a long day (or at the beginning of one – hello, brunch!).
Pair with: Literally anything. But bubbles and salty, fatty, fried, or crispy food is a match made in heaven. Think potato chips, calamari, tempura shrimp, truffled popcorn, cured meats and cheeses… we could go on… and on…
We all love a rich, buttery Chardonnay, but hot weather calls for something a bit more quaffable. Instead of those weightier whites like Viognier and Chardonnay, opt for something light and bright. Classic Italian and Spanish grapes like Arneis, Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Albariño, and Verdelho are juicy and fresh, and act like a refreshing squeeze of lemon on your favorite Summer dishes.
Pair with: Seafood dishes prepared in a variety of styles, summer salads, and creamy pasta dishes.
There’s a reason “rosé all day” isn’t just a social media hashtag, it’s also a way of life: You can literally drink the stuff all day, every day. Rosé is a fantastic Summer sipper because it comes in so many different styles and hues, making it the whole package when it comes to food-friendly wine pairings. From pale pink and dripping with notes of watermelon and lime, to fuller-bodied and bursting with berry fruit, there’s a style to suit every palate, culinary creation, and occasion. And, it’s also pretty darn good on its own – unless you count your feet in the pool, a lazy swing in a hammock, or a sunset barbecue as part of your pairing.
Still craving that inky red wine, even in 100-degree weather? While Temecula Valley can be known for rich, full-bodied, luxurious wines, the region also produces quite a few lighter-bodied, fruity red wines, which are absolutely stunning on a warm summer day. Serve them with a slight chill to bring out the bright berry fruit. We promise you’ll thank us for the suggestion.
Pair with: Simple grilled meats and kabobs, tomato-based pastas, pizza
Rosé all day. Yes way rosé. Stop
and smell the rosé. You’ve probably heard them all, or seen them while
scrolling through your Instagram feed, usually accompanied by gorgeous pics of
glasses brimming with baby pink liquid being sipped by glamorous folks with
designer shades and trendy outfits. The bottom line is that rosé is on the rise
in a big, big way.
“’Rosé All Day’ is not just a
hashtag, it’s a cultural movement sparked by Instagram,” notes Alpana Singh,
Master Sommelier in Business Insider. And the numbers don’t lie. In 2017 rosé
sales were up 53% in the U.S., according to Nielsen,
while wine sales overall increased by just 4%.
The pink stuff is here to stay,
which is a good thing. Rosé is incredibly versatile, coming in a full spectrum
of hues from barely-kissed blush to deep raspberry and everything in between, as
well varying levels of dryness and a diverse range of flavor profiles from
crisp and clean to luscious and mixed-berry-driven. It’s remarkably food
friendly, a happy in-the-middle option with the ability to pair well with
things that go with whites and reds. It’s also fun. While there seems to
be a distinct rosé season – late Spring to early fall – the increased demand for
drinking pink has opened up rosé for year-round drinking, with many retailers
offering full sections dedicated to dozens of different selections.
We in Southern California feel
right at home sipping rosé any day from January to December. It’s a drink that
marries well with sunny days and a laid back SoCal spirit. Happily, Temecula
Valley Southern California Wine Country produces some truly outstanding bottles
and has been doing so for quite some time. In fact, in 2001, in an article
about the importance of supporting local wineries, the Wall Street Journal described
Temecula Valley’s Hart Winery, saying they “Make one of America’s best rosé.”
When we asked Jim Hart what makes
Temecula Valley rosé so special, he explained that, “It’s because it’s not
produced as an afterthought. It’s produced to be a rosé. That’s why it’s so
good. It doesn’t actually make sense to make rosé in Temecula because our fruit
is too expensive to not go toward making reds. So when we take that high
quality fruit and intentionally make a rosé with it, the result is
amazing.” Jim says they pick their fruit early and then treat and ferment the
wine like a white, which results in deeply expressive, high quality wines.
Here are a few of our favorite
Temecula Valley picks for this rosé season and beyond.
Sangiovese is one of Italy’s flagship wine grapes and shines just as brightly in Temecula Valley. It is also a delight when used to produce rosé. To make this award-winning wine, Hart used a cold pre-soak followed by pressing, and a low-temperature white wine fermentation. The result is a lightly pink, near-dry, delicately scented and flavored rosé, bursting with strawberry and watermelon notes on an elegant, floral backdrop. Excellent with a wide range of foods, and a great summer sipper.
Multi-award-winning and the only
American rosé to earn a Double Gold at this year’s 50 Best rosé tasting, this
wine is made from a blend of two different Iberian Peninsula clonal selections of
Tempranillo (one Spanish and one Portuguese). Some of the fruit was machine
harvested and quickly drained and pressed, while a portion was hand-picked and
whole cluster pressed. The two lots were then blended prior to fermentation. The
result is a wine with beautiful extraction and color, youthful acidity and
great structure, offering ripe strawberry, sweet blackberry and watermelon
notes. It is a wine with focus, finesse and elegance, showing wonderful
varietal characters while remaining fresh and enjoyable.
This is one of those amazingly
quaffable wines that you could drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ballet
slipper pink and perfectly dry, this summer sipper is made from 100% Syrah. It
boasts delicate notes of Ranier cherries, fleshy white peach and rose petals
that give way to rich flavors of guava and melon. A delightful aperitif wine,
meant for sipping by the pool or as you stroll Temecula Valley vineyards.
This intensely hued rosé,
packaged in a stand-out, uniquely shaped bottle, is impossible to miss. Made
from Temecula Valley newcomer, Akash Winery, this is a complex rosé that
demands attention. A massive onslaught of aromas burst from the glass,
displaying crushed raspberry, cranberry and strawberry notes, followed by
watermelon Jolly Rancher and kaffir lime leaves. But don’t let the sweet, ripe
bouquet fool you. On the palate, this rosé is completely dry, with a plush,
almost grippy mouthfeel and an endless finish, making it a truly versatile food
wine, capable of standing up to heartier fare and meat-based dishes.
“Pas Doux” translates to “not sweet,” a descriptor
that lets the drinker know this wine, made from old vine Sangiovese, was
intentionally made in a classic, dry, Provençal style. The grapes were harvested
at sunrise rather than in the dawn twilight in order to select the lightest
clusters. The light juice was then full-cluster pressed directly to tank,
and briefly cold-stored in stainless steel to retain and develop the structure
and brightness. The Rhône yeast used for fermentation achieved warmer
temperatures than expected, resulting in a rich, round palate and
ultra-tropical ripeness. In the bottle, this juicy rosé is a dynamic, rich, dry and
complex yet focused wine. The crisp acidity makes it a match for light
fare, poultry, seafood and salad, but it can also stand up to hard, robust
cheese and dried fruits.
We can’t get enough of the soft
peach color of this elegant rosé, made from 100% Barbera, a grape that truly
lends itself to rosé -making thanks to its ability to retain bright acidity. At
only 11.5% alcohol it’s a great poolside or picnic sipper, but equally at home
paired with an elegantly prepared dinner. Notes of ripe pink grapefruit, wet
river stones, key lime and rose petal give way to mouthwatering peach and
nectarine and a dry, lingering finish.
tough to talk about Temecula Valley rosé without mentioning bubbly. This wine, a blend of 52%
Zinfandel 38% Tempranillo and 10% Merlot, captures the seductive fruit aromas
and flavors from the three red varietals used in its creation. The estate grown
grapes were specifically selected for their inherent red berry fruit character
and their ability to work together in a blend. Each lot of fruit was whole
cluster pressed and fermented separately prior to blending and secondary
fermentation. Strawberry, raspberry and cherry rise out of the glass with each
tiny bubble, making this wine a real “Jolly Rancher” treat. Finished as a Brut
style, this wine has a very clean, bright acidity which makes it balanced,
refreshing and inherently drinkable.
Find all of these selections online or get them straight
from the winery. With plenty to do, from wine tastings to concerts, festivals,
hot air ballooning and more, you are sure to find enough to fill several days
in Southern California Wine Country this Summer. Find out more about what’s
going on all season long in the region Wine Enthusiast Magazine named one of
the world’s Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations HERE.
These tender filet mignon steaks are napped with a rosemary-infused red wine reduction and topped with a luxurious compound butter, making this dish worthy of any celebration. Pair with your favorite Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon.
3 large heads garlic
Extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 ounces blue cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup plus 2 cups red Zinfandel wine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup beef broth
1 (2-inch) sprig rosemary
2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
3/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup roasted garlic puree
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 filet mignons, each about 6 ounces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided
Roast the garlic:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel away the outer layers from the garlic head, leaving the cloves intact. Slice about 1/4-inch from the tops of each garlic head. Arrange, cut-side up, on a large piece of foil. Lightly drizzle with the oil, then fold the foil up around the garlic and seal. Bake the garlic in the oven until the garlic is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove and cool to the touch, then squeeze the garlic into a bowl, and mash with a fork to form a paste. There should be about 1/2 cup.
Make the compound butter:
Mash the butter, cheese, and 1 teaspoon of the roasted garlic paste in a small bowl to blend. Place the butter on a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a cylinder about 3-inches in length. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator 10 minutes before serving and cut into 6 equal disks.
Prepare the sauce:
Combine the cranberries and 1/4 cup Zinfandel in a small bowl.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the 2 cups Zinfandel, the broth, and rosemary. Boil the sauce until reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Strain the sauce into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids. Drain the cranberries and add to the sauce; discard the soaking liquid.
Prepare the potatoes:
While the sauce is reducing, place the potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt in a pot and cover with cold water. Boil until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the sour cream, roasted garlic, butter, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt and mash the potatoes with a potato masher until well blended. Keep warm.
Cook the filet mignons:
Season the filet mignons with salt and pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the meat in the skillet and cook to desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to warm serving plates and top each steak with a knob of compound butter.
Pour the reserved wine sauce into the same skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 to 2 tablespoons butter until smooth and remove from the heat.
Spoon the sauce around the steaks. Serve with the garlic smashed potatoes.
There is just something so delicious about the correlation between food, wine and the seasons. Specifically speaking, a sweet Strawberry and Pear Phyllo tart, a glass of late harvest wine and a crisp autumn day. Savor the last few weeks of the strawberry and pear season by preparing this easy dessert. It pairs perfectly with Ponte Winery’s popular 2015 Late Harvest.
12 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
3 T butter, melted
2 T brown sugar
½ T raw honey
1 tsp lemon zest
¼ cup muddled strawberries
2 cup ripe pear slices
2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 T brown sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions: Roll up phyllo dough and cut into 1/4-in.-wide strips. Place strips in a large bowl; toss with butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and honey until coated. Divide strips into six portions; shape into bowl shapes by placing strips criss-cross in a muffin pan coated with cooking spray. online gambling malaysia Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until golden.
In a small saucepan, heat muddled strawberries, sliced strawberries, pear slices and 1 tablespoon brown sugar until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Just before serving, spoon onto phyllo. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Serve with Ponte Winery’s 2015 Late Harvest.
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
Zest of 2 oranges, finely chopped
½ cup pecans, lightly toasted and chopped
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 ¼ tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
Pure Maple Syrup
How to Make:
Beat eggs and milk together. Add flour, sugar, orange zest, toasted pecans, oil and salt. Mix to combine, using care to break up any flour lumps. Melt about 1 tablespoon of butter on a griddle or skillet and ladle in ¼ to 1/3 cup pancake batter. When the small bubbles that appear in the batter begin to burst, flip the pancake and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from pan and serve with butter and maple syrup. Pair with Ponte Winery’s 2012 Moscato and add some fresh orange juice for a delicious mimosa.
Spend Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend in Temecula Valley and celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with a visit to your favorite winery with your closest pals. St. Paddy’s Day brings a ton o’ live music entertainment, happy hours and some great special events, March 15-17. See below for the details!
Cougar Vineyard & Winery 2nd Annual Temecula St. Patrick’s Day 15k
Sunday, March 16 / 9:00a
Race through country roads & finish w/ a glass of green sparking wine
21+ – includes a sparking wine tasting & glass to keep.
For tickets and to register, click here
Oak Mountain Winery St. Patty’s Sizzlin Saturday
Saturday, March 15 / 5:00p-9:00p / Admission: $1
Tickets available on Caves of Oak Mountain’s Facebook page
Corned beef melts & Irish fries from Devilicious.
Maurice Car’rie Winery Craft Fair
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 at 10am
Lots of holiday arts & crafts on sale at the beautiful outdoor craft fair
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Go Green with Va Va Verde
Available March 1-31 /for discount of $105 pp
50-min full body ‘therapeutic’ massage
Receive a $20 spa voucher for one $85+ spa treatment on your return visit.
Book now 951.587.9463 anticreative
Click here for the full events calendar!
St. Patrick’s Day Toast: “Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours, And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, Alternatyvi medicina, sveikata, bičių duonelė, masažas, dietos, imuniteto stiprinimas, gintaras, alijošius, sveika mityba, nevaisingumo gydymas netradicinemedicina.com I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours and mine and ours have done for you and yours!” — traditional Irish saying
Located in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, Ponte Family Estate offers guests a “day in the country,” with its spacious rustic-style tasting room, al fresco dining, and extensive marketplace gift shop nestled within more than 300 acres of vineyard. The 60-room, mission-style Ponte Vineyard Inn is an ideal wine-country hotel for visitors to enjoy a “stay in the country.” Ponte Family Estate offers an approachable, memorable experience that welcomes both new and experienced wine lovers. Visitors can enjoy tours of the winemaking process, participate in special events like the Annual Grape Stomp Festival, or work with the winery’s event planners to create an exceptional wine country wedding or other special event. With its picturesque setting, approachable wines, farm-fresh cuisine, upscale lodging and array of activities, Ponte Family Estate is one of the most sought-after and complete wine destinations in Southern California.
As a boutique California winery producing about 1500 cases a year for each varietal, Ponte focuses on quality rather than quantity. Ponte wines feature crowd-pleasing single varietals like Moscato and Pinot Grigio; plus their friendly signature blends, like Super T, Beverino and “Angry Wife” Red. Popular Ponte white wine blends include the “Isabel” and “Juliet” lines. Plenty of choices for the sweet wine lover, too! Ponte fans love the pretty Rosé Spumante and the many Late Harvest varietals, which pair well with a cheese plate or dessert. For a special holiday host gift, consider giving the Ponte Holiday Magnum or a Zinfandel Port.
Ponte’s tasting room is open daily from 10am-5pm. Tasting includes 6 wine tastings and a Ponte wine glass.
Mon – Fri $15 per person Sat – Sun $20 per person
Located in the expansive country-style tasting room, the Ponte Marketplace is one of the best in the valley. Guests love to sip wine while shopping 3,500 square feet of fabulous and unique gifts. There are charming wine accessories, home accents and delicious specialty foods on sale every day.
Ponte Winery offers one-hour vineyard and winery tours seven days a week. Jump on board their new 12-passenger electric bus and tour the 310 acre ranch while learning about Ponte’s grape-growing philosophy. Taste three signature Ponte wines, right next to the vineyards they come from. Visit the winery facilities to learn about the art and science of winemaking. The tour ends with sample tastes from stainless steel tanks and giant oak casks.
Dining at Ponte: Bouquet, The Cellar Lounge and The Restaurant at Ponte
Ponte offers more dining options than most other Temecula Valley wineries. The Restaurant at Ponte has been voted one of the top 50 best outdoor restaurants by OpenTable. This al fresco lunchtime eatery offers upscale California cuisine with Mediterranean flavors seven days a week. Dinner can enjoy the new Bouquet and The Cellar Lounge located next-door at the Ponte Vineyard Inn. The chefs at Ponte Estate focus on locally-sourced ingredients and artisan recipes.
Learn more about restaurant choices at Ponte Family Estate here.
Ponte Holiday Events and Ponte Vineyard Inn Packages
Cyber Monday Special: Sunday-Thursday bookings at Ponte Vineyard Inn made on Cyber Monday, December 2 will be priced 30% off regular rates. Subject to availability; stay should take place between Cyber Monday and the end of 2014. Blackout dates include all holidays.
Holiday Shopping Sundays: Ponte Winery’s festively decorated Tasting Room and Marketplace offers a carefully curated selection of gourmet delicacies, elegant housewares, cookbooks and wine. Guests are invited to shop while sipping hot cocoa and listening to holiday music under twinkling lights. Wine tastings are available for purchase. Sunday, December 15th and 22nd 10:00am-5:00pm.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Package: The winery’s popular Restaurant at Ponte will be serving their full menu with specials in the winery’s stunning Barrel Room. Reservations accepted from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, on December 31st. For reservations, call (951) 252-1770. In addition, there will be a special seating for dinner at Bouquet Restaurant at Ponte Vineyard Inn with a prix fixe menu and wine pairings. Please contact Ponte Vineyard Inn at 951-587-8855 for tickets. After dinner, guests are invited to take the short walk via a designated path to neighboring Wiens Family Cellars for their vintage Las Vegas-themed New Year’s Eve Celebration, hosted by The King himself, Elvis Presley. Those who book rooms at Ponte Vineyard Inn will enjoy exclusive access to The Cellar Lounge, a complimentary bottle of Ponte Winery Moscato, a complimentary Bloody Mary at Bouquet the next morning and a 1:00pm late check-out.
To book a room at Ponte Vineyard Inn, call (951) 587-6688 or visit www.pontevineyardinn.com. To purchase tickets to the Wiens Family Cellars new Year’s Eve Celebration, please contact the winery at (888) 989-4367.
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