Palumbo Merlot 2009 has my vote for Temecula Wine of the Year.
Sister Winery to Oak Mountain 951 767-3450
Alex’s Red Barn Winery
41220 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92592
From the Vineyard website:
Boorman VineyardsÂ is one of Southern Californiaâs newest bonded wineries! We are located on the Santa Rosa Plateau, at the south end of the Santa Margarita Mountains just before they drop down into the De Luz/Fallbrook area. Our estate winery and vineyards sit at an elevation of 2000 ft. in mountainous, decomposed granite soil which is very conducive to growing our premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
We are striving to produce the finest red wines in all of Southern California by using state of the art equipment along with the perfect blend of French & American Oak barrels. A very efficient production facility with attention to quality and small-lot fermentations make it possible to have the unique and desired control not seen in large scale âbig guyâ wineries.
We are very fortunate to have neighbors who have also shown interest in growing premium red grapes. In the spring of 2000, Merlot & Petit Verdot were planted on the property adjacent to our estate vineyards. The grapes from these vineyards are under my care and management, making it easy to monitor cropÂ Â Â size, quality and optimal time for harvest. Several other new vineyards have also recently been planted in our area. We look forward to Malbec, Dolcetto and Barbera , which will soon be coming into production.
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Our goal in the coming years is to offer a selection of premium red varietals, including our signature blends, “Metaphor” and “Dichotomy”.
Total winery production will be limited to 1500 cases per year due to space considerationsÂ and the desire for quality control. All wines are produced on – site. We take pride in the âfruits of our laborâ and have a passion for true hands-on winemaking.
Looking into the future, Boorman Vineyards is excited and challenged by an ever growing marketplace that is getting increasingly more difficult for the âlittle guyâ to find room . We intend to meet this challenge by producing elegant wines and remaining a small hand-crafted winery with attention to quality and detail. We believe the people of Southern California deserve nothing less than outstanding wine and weâre here to make sure that is exactly what they get!
21630 Ave De Arboles
Murrieta, CA 92562
We are kid friendly (we have dum-dum suckers for the kids, with your permission of course) and dog friendly (treats and water always on hand).
We focus on premium wines and pride ourselves on the smoothness and balance of each wine we produce. At Tesoro Winery we also provide an excellent Wine Club exerpience filled with great benefit and social events. Private events are also available at Tesoro Winery we have a beautiful tasting room in Old Town Temecula, CA and also a unique urban barrel room location.
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Just over the Hills, yet a million miles away…Southern California Wine Region
Tours, Tastings, Winery Dinners, Lodging and Transportation.
Ask for Dave Wilson
Gershon Bachus Vintners winery in Southern California Temecula Valley is the premiere destination for great wine tasting experience in a non-rushed setting. Have your Temecula winery wedding at the most pictuesqe winery in Southern California. Near LA, Orange and San Diego.
Located in the heart of the Temecula Wine Valley and Surrounded by 300 acres of mature vineyards and views of rolling hills, Ponte features a restaurant, newly constructed hotel and a fun atmosphere. TheirÂ membershipÂ includes free tasting for you and a guest 7 days a week. They have a wonderful members only room and patio. Â Ponte has aÂ restaurantÂ with choices to please everyone. I am always greeted by bunnies at the entrance. Which is also the logo on their glass.
Ponte is a beautiful venue for weddings. It has a charming cottage for the bride to get ready. A largeÂ pavilionÂ room, and a hotel to stay over night. It is a perfectÂ destinationÂ wedding spot. The views around the property are rolling hills and Â in the winter you can see snow caped mountains.
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The largest RESORT in Temecula. Many wines to choose from.
A must try of the Almond Champagne
Wiens Family Cellars is located near the new turn-about off Rancho Ca Road, home of “The Big Reds”.
Van Roekel and Maurice Car’ie Wineries are sister wineries.
Start your Rancho California tour with the best Champagne in the valley. Thornton Winery. Grab a hamburger or just enjoy the grounds.
Fantastic BIG REDS from this De Portola Winemaker
Panoramic Views and Award Winning wines at Oak Mountain await your visit to Temecula Valley.
The winery,vineyards, and citrus groves of Mount Palomar Winery are situated on more than 315 acres in the heart of wine country.
Best place to be on the weekends. Stays open later than most wineries. Stop in and say hello to Mojo.
Maurice Car’ire is a fun winery with a lot of choices. You can grab a bottle of wine and a hot baked brie and sit outside, or you can enjoy their newÂ restaurant. Â They have a craft fare every weekend, and host country style weddings.
We are open for tasting every day from 10 am to 5 pm. We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Wine bar tastings are $10 for five tastes and a logo wine glass; champagne/sparkling wine tastings are $10 for four tastes and a logo champagne flute. For $18 you can purchase a Dual Pass which gives you the Wine Bar Tastings (5 at Maurice Car’rie and 5 at Van Roekel) or the Champagne Tastings (4 at Maurice Car’rie and 4 at Van Roekel) at both Maurice Car’rie and Van Roekel. The best deal in the Valley!
The Maurice Carârie Vineyard & Winery is nestled amidst the rolling hills of beautiful Temecula Valley. The winery was founded in 1986, and designed after a Victorian-style farmhouse. The 46 acres of vineyards were the first vineyards established in the region in 1968.
Owners, Budd and Maurice Van Roekel, and winemaker, Gus Vizgirda, are focused on wines that are ready to drink at a fairly early age. They handcraft 14 varietals that have received hundreds of awards and accolades in a long list of competitions.
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MasÃa de Yabar is a young winery in Temecula. The owner has gained exclusive wine experience in the beautiful wine fields of Argentina. Originally from PerÃº with ancestors from Spain, it is no wonder the wine making is in the blood. It has been a life long dream to open a winery in picturesque Temecula Wine Country.
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Primary focus on Bordeaux style wines from a 30 year old estate vineyard.
Music Inspired Winery with live music on the weekends and culinary events throughout the year.
Long Shadow Ranch & Winery is one of the happy surprises in Temecula’s wine country. Located near a pumpkin patch and a red bar, you know your in the country! You are welcomed by beautiful draft horses, and expansive areas to hang out and enjoy the moment. Â They have a beautiful rustic wedding venue, and wonderful wines to make any occasion special. They thier OutLaw Red, Gunslinger’s Reserve.
From the Winery:
Tradition from six generations has brought these fine wines to your table. The now all but lost art of working the land with draft horses and machinery from days gone by is still carried on by our family.
Bottled with pride, these wines are a reflection of our heritage. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have loved bringing them to you, and we invite you to come out and visit us here at the ranch in Temecula.
Our beautiful valley is filled with history and charm of âthe old westâ. Take a carriage ride through our vineyards and see for yourself why we do things the old fashioned way.
Located in Southern California’s Temecula Valley, Longshadow Ranch offers horse-drawn carriage wine tasting trips through our vineyards. Take a ride through the hills of the Temecula Valley wine country in one of our horse-drawn carriages. Our team of Belgian Draft Horses will guide your carriage through our vineyards
Winery Tasting Room
39847 Calle Contento, Temecula CA 92591; Phone: (951) 587-6221
Mon ~ Fri 12 – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm
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Leoness or Leonesse (we are still searching for the missing E) Cellars is one of my favorite wineries in the valley for so many reasons. The view is spectacular, perched up high on the De Portola Trail. I love their food! It is so delicious, and just amazing.Â Chef Daragh Matheson has been practicing his craft as a professional Chef for over 22 years. Paired with your favorite wine from the tasting room, and you are set for a satisfying meal. The wait staff is friendly and professional. After your meal if you skipped dessert, head back into the tasting room for a dessert wine served in a chocolate cup. A perfect way to end your tastings.
Are you engaged? Leonesse has beautiful weddings and private events.
The word Leoness, meaning “village of dreams,” is the inspiration behind our lifelong quest to create world class wines from the finest vineyards in the Temecula Valley. Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of Temecula’s wine country, Leoness Cellars offers a warm, enchanting setting where visitors can enjoy great wines, spectacular views, and wonderful times with family and friends.
Leoness Cellars was founded in 2003 by Mike Rennie and Gary Winder, who together have over fifty years of agriculture and grape-growing experience in the Temecula Valley. Their combined experience has lead to a true understanding of growing wine grapes of the highest quality, grapes which are concentrated, balanced, and ripe, ultimately producing wines of incredible depth and flavor.
|38311 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592|
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Located on the east side of Temecula’s wine country, our Winery and Certified Organic Farm are just minutes from downtown Temecula, California.. Our farm produces a variety of fruits which are available through out the year. Just to clarify, our wines are NOT ORGANIC. Our Estate Wines are made from 100% Organically grown and Certified Grapes through California Certified Organic Farmers. All non estate wines are made from locally grown grapes. Additionally, none of our wines are filtered. This means you may get some sediment from time to time.
We are a very small family owned and operated winery. We do not have events or weddings. Our Winery and Tasting area is basic with no frills. When you visit us you are coming to our farm, which is how we look, smell and feel. My wife Christine, has a very small gift area with limited wine accessories. We are open Monday through Fridays from 12 to 5, weekends from 10am to 5pm and all official holidays. Our goal is to keep it simple, have some fun and enjoy our limited quantities of HAND CRAFTED, ALL RED, wines.
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They have free jazz on the weekends and bbqÂ Â on the grass by the tasting room.
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Europa Village is a Temecula Wine Buzz Top 5 Pick for ambiance and unique events.
Danza Del Sol is nestled off De Portola Road, it has a charming atmosphere. You can Â bring a picnic and even your pup to enjoy a day in the country with casual setting. They have great live music on the weekends.
From the Winery:
Nestled in the rolling hills of the beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, Danza del Sol Winery is a thirty-five acre estate winery located in Southern Californiaâs Wine Country. Located on the De Portola Wine Trail, Danza del Solâs tasting room officially opened in February 2010. The estate was previously owned by Dr. William Filsinger and his late wife Katharine who provided Temecula Wine Valley with exceptional wines for nearly 30 years. Twenty-five acres are planted with the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, GewÃ¼rztraminer and Viognier.
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Churon Inn and Winery in Temecula California. Great destination wedding spot
Callaway Winery is one of the top wineries that has an exceptional newlyÂ remodeledÂ tasting room and restaurant with views galore. Â Chef Mike Henry makes beautiful flavorful California cuisine. Fresh fish, free-range chicken, amazing salads and a large tapas menue are just some of the pleasers. They have a wonderful wedding venue in the vines. Â Callaway hosts several member events, and wine education seminars which have food and wine pairing industry experts.
From the winery:
Our Special Selection wines are high quality, limited productions that best exemplify the Callaway legacy. They are easy to drink, food friendly, fun wines that are sure to please most everyone.
Our Winemaker’s Reserve wines are for the more discerning palate. Chosen barrel by barrel for richness, depth and complexity these wines are typically bigger, meatier wines that take a bit longer to age.
|32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591|
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From the winery:
Formerly Stuart Cellars, we welcome you to Bel Vino â the friendliest winery in Southern California Wine Country! Whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or a relaxed enthusiast, we make Temecula wine tasting a memorable experience. And with year-round special events, you will want to come often to enjoy all that we have to offer.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery, Bel Vino sits above the rolling vineyards in Temecula Valley Wine Country. From sunrise to sunset our panoramic views offer breathtaking vistas, making the perfect backdrop for Wine Country weddings and special events.
From our vines to your glass, we have a full line of varietals and vintages including our exclusive premium label â Stuart Cellars. Our friendly team in the tasting room pours our delicious array of handcrafted wines daily.
From your friends at Bel Vino â join us for fine wines and good times!
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Doffo Winery was a fun visit for me. I had a short tour around, and noticed Doffo has views that are above the vines, a unique perspective. They have one of the nicest personal collections ofÂ memorabilia,Â several antique motor cycles and watches. They have a new fermenting tank, it is egg shaped it is used to produce a softer wine with more fruit. I am looking forward to trying their new cement egg fermented wines!
From the winery website:
Nestled on the Northeast border of the Temecula Valley sits Doffo Winery.
Founded in 1997 by Marcelo Doffo, it is one of a few micro-boutique wineries
in the region and the only one built around the former site of a Temecula historic landmark schoolhouse. Â Situated on 15 acres of rolling vineyards, the winery possesses a unique combination of old world and warm family charm. Â It is also home toÂ MotoDoffo, the family’s private collection of over 100 racing and
At Doffo winery we are proud to share our Argentine and Italian heritage through our hand crafted style of wine making, which we hope translates to your experience.Â Visit us once and you are family forever.
|36083 Summitville Street, Temecula, CA 92592|
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Cougar Winery is making estate wines from vineyards grown in Temecula Valley AVA, Southern California
Chapin Family Vineyards is a must see at the end of the Rancho California Road wine trail. I met with owner Steve Chapin and tasted a few of their wines available this August. The tasting room is in a Plantation Style house on a large vineyard. Follow the signs to Lake Skinner, and turn right into their drive way off Rancho California Road. Tasting room is opne from 10am to 5pm daily.
2009 Syrah was full fruit with a little spice, smooth and very refreshing. Would pair well withÂ charcuterieÂ or pasta or steak.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was smoky smooth, and warm. Great for a cozy fire and a book.
2010 Vernaccia Nera, Sparkling Red from Italy. Chapin’s sparkling red was so delicious. It would pair so well with wedding cake. Yum! It was not too sweet, it was just right. My twoÂ colleaguesÂ and I talked about it for three days.
I love this photo so much. It touches the part of my heart that I know every true wine lover has. Â Â Winemaking is a beautiful art that passionate men, like Steve Chapin are known for making premium boutique wines from their heart.
From the winery:
At Chapin Family Vineyards we take our wine making very serious. From the vineyard to the barrels nothing is unsupervised. Therefore our quality wines reflect our commitment to perfection.Â Wine grape quality is everything, even though we cannot control Mother Nature, having soils that are rich in nutrients and well-nourished allow us to achieve the most out of our vines and produce quality berries. During veraison, (when berries turn from green to red), we Â perform crop reduction eliminating poor grape clusters and excess fruit per vine.
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From the winery:
Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California and has the proud distinction of being the Temecula Valley’s premier boutique winery. We strive to produce handcrafted, small lot, premium, artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from our lush vineyards.
Briar Rose Winery features a wide array of varietals, including world class Cabernet Sauvignons, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Francs, a Super Tuscan Blend, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Fume Blanc. Just released is a deliciously sweet and bubbly wine lager called âTalking Frogâ.