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Sweet Oaks Winery

Temecula Valley is Southern California's Wine Country. With award-winning wines, great restaurants and beautiful gift shops, Temecula Valley Wineries have something for everyone. And we're so close you can taste it!

Sweet Oaks Winery was founded by Heather and Jason Altepeter, who hail from deeply agricultural backgrounds in the Midwest. Drawn to the alluring beauty of Temecula Valley’s rolling hills and lush vineyards, they settled in this Southern California wine town to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.The work began as a passion project. However, the couple quickly realized the uniqueness of the area’s offerings afforded an even greater opportunity.

Heather and Jason founded Sweet Oaks Wine in 2015 after purchasing Sweet Oaks Ranch – a 28-acre equestrian estate boasting expansive natural beauty. Sweet Oaks Wine was founded alongside its sister label, Sol de Luz Vineyards, in nearby De Luz, California.The Sweet Oaks vineyards, located in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, boast a remarkable growing climate and rich soil. 

In 2016, Heather and Jason partnered with artisan winemaker Mark Horvath. Horvath began his career at Carmenet Winery in Sonoma, and has crafted wines appreciated by connoisseurs and hobbyists alike. His journey includes experiences at top wineries such as Babcock Winery in Santa Ynez Valley.
Horvath co-founded Kenneth-Crawford Wines with Kenneth Gummere. The duo produced many of the region’s most sought-after pinot noirs, syrahs and grenaches. After a successful run, Horvath, took over the winemaking responsibilities at Tres Hermanas Winery in Santa Maria. Through this partnership, the Sweet Oaks Wine team have gone on to build a reputation for creating some of the best and most unique wines in the Temecula Valley.


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Sweet Oaks Winery

Winery Profile

Address: 38831 Pauba Road
Temecula, CA
Telephone: 951.414.5178
Website: https://www.sweetoaks.com
Owned by: Heather & Jason Altepeter
Winery Established: 2015
Winemaker: Mark Horvath
Current Production: 5000 cases
Amenities: Tours, Wedding & Event Spaces, Picnic Area, Dog Friendly, Family/Kid friendly, Live Music, Working Farm, Tent & RV Camping. RV/Trailer parking as well as photography and spectator viewing of the arenas.
Food Services: Charcuterie board options with wine tastings and camping stays.
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 5:00pm daily.
By Reservations Only: Mon-Fri.1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm | Saturday 11:00a, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00p | Sun. 11:00a, 1:00p & 3:00p.
Sunday 11, 1, 3pm.
While wine tastings are offered daily, our private tours are by appointment only; please call the winery for more details.