Temecula Valley Wine Country Celebrates California Restaurant Month!

January 17th, 2013

 Some content courtesy of the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Food and wine-lovers are invited to experience California Restaurant Month in Temecula Valley with special prix fixe/fixed-price lunch and dinner menus and other promotions at participating winery restaurants now through January 31. A perfect opportunity to enjoy Temecula wines where they’re made, along with food created especially to pair with them.

“This is the unique opportunity-of-the-year to taste the quality wine country cuisine that Temecula Valley’s talented chefs are cooking up at especially attractive prices,” encourages Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO.

What has attracted top chefs from all over Southern California to take up roots in Temecula Valley wine country? A local chef explains, ‘I love the bounty of farms, ranches and vineyards we have here. The weather is perfect, the food is fresh, the wine is handcrafted and the locals are welcoming!’

January is an excellent time to visit the 35+ wineries in Temecula Valley. Less-busy weekdays promise the potential for conversations with the chefs and winemakers.

Throughout this month, the following Temecula Valley wineries are offering delicious prix-fixe menus and special pricing! It’s the perfect time to dine in wine country. Click on each restaurant below for more details…

Creekside Grille at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

Enjoy seasonal ingredients and award-winning wines in the relaxed alfresco dining room; 951.699.9463

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Meritage at Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Chef Mike Henry uses local and organic Ingredients to produce tapas, salads and entreés with a Mediterranean flair; 951.676.4001

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The Pinnacle at Falkner Winery

The Pinnacle offers great panoramic views of the vineyards, outstanding food and quality service; 951.676.8231

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Shorty’s Bistro at Mount Palomar Winery

Sit down to a diverse array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes from sandwiches and gyros to stone-oven pizzas; 951.676.5047

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Cafe Champagne at Thornton Winery

Country French elegance combines with “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine” to create a well-rounded flair for the total gourmet experience; 951.699.0088

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The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Delight your palate with contemporary California wine country cuisine in an elegant Tuscan-style setting; 951.587.WINE [9463]

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MDO Bistro at Monte De Oro

Enjoy Californian contemporary cuisine with fantastic vineyard views at MDO Wine Bar & Bistro; 951.491.6551

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Plus! On Sunday, January 20th, The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle’s popular “Vineyard Picnic Wine-Tasting Tour” will feature bonus ‘foodie’ presentations by locally-acclaimed chefs. Grapeline’s Vineyard Picnic Tour includes an informative winemaking tour, wine tasting at 4 unique wineries, and a gourmet picnic lunch in a scenic wine-country setting.


About California Restaurant Month

California Restaurant Month is a promotional initiative created by Visit California designed to encourage post-holiday, January travel to the Golden State, and to continue to position the state as the top culinary destination.

For more details, including City of Temecula restaurant menus and promotions, please see RestaurantMonth.org/Restaurants.



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