Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley

Palumbo Family Vineyards

Palumbo Family Vineyards

This is a smaller, family run winery that is a bit out of the way of Temecula's bigger wineries. Tours don't come here often because they don't allow large busses or limos. However, I was lucky enough to have discovered this place.

The tasting room is small, the family that makes the wine and their few employees pour your tastes. You definately get a very intimate feel here. As for the wine, it is delcious and the prices are not too high which is a giant plus given that the quality of the wines is fantastic. The highlights for me were the Viognier/Roussane and the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Will definately return when in the area.

Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery

Robert Renzoni Vineyards & Winery
If you haven't checked out this winery yet you are missing out. Sure this place doesn't have large gardens or a picturesque picnic area... but this place is amazing where it counts... the wine.

I came here on a wine tour and was lucky to meet Robert Renzoni himself. He was super friendly and passionate about his wine. He also educated our entire group about his wine which seemed to be really appreciated by the group because most of our tour were first timers.

The tasting room is a large warehouse type building, nothing fancy. However, almost everythingI tasted here was delicious. The service was great because they had plenty people pouring and we did not have to wait long to get more tastes. As far as the wine, I highly recommend the Sangiovese, the Old Vine Zin, and the port.

Baily WInery

Decor is fun with an amusing assortment of gargoyle and medieval statuary scattered about the very pleasant grounds. We ate on the lovely patio (Carols) with refreshing breezes and the sounds of wind chimes. It was a spectacularly sparkling day and the patio was just delightful.
The wine tasting was $10 for 6 tastes on weekends ($5 on weekdays), which is cheaper than most wineries in the area. They don't offer you a free logo glass with the wine tasting, but they do offer a $5 Bailybucks to apply towards the purchase of a bottle of wine. The tasting menu stated 1 oz pours, but they were pretty generous with each pour.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

The Winery: Hefty pours and knowledgable pourers. The winery is notable for having 10 different sparkling wines and we took a brief tour of the sparkling wine facilities. I particularly liked the ruby cuvee and most of the wines are great for the price. The Restaurant: All of the food was decent, but I was particularly impressed by the soups. I ordered a corn and clam chowder, which tied together 2 of my favorite soups in creamy and savory perfection. The French onion soup was just as tasty and loaded with cheese.

Doffo Winery

Your visit to Duffo is more that just a winery. This is where the Duffo Family worked to transform barren desert into a thriving oasis. Marcelo Doffo worked the earth, coaxing bountiful vines from once barren soil.

Foot Path Winery

This place is adorable!! Extremely down to earth, wonderful wines and amazingly knowledgable service! The owner of Foot Path Winery is super nice and friendly. Four horses welcome you as you pull up in front of the tasting barn. Yes, I said barn. The owner's daughter was the only person serving while we were there as it was fairly early in the day still. She was absolutely a joy to talk to and was very open and honest about all of the wines. I would recommend this place to any Red wine lovers.

Vindemia Vineyards & Winery

f you are going from winery to winery in Temecula, it is well worth the short trip out to Vindemia. The setting is lovely, and is a welcome break from the crowded and hurried tasting rooms along the main strip.

We were there in the afternoon on a pleasant long weekend, when the whole area was teeming with wine tourists. Even so, Vindemia was laid-back and pleasant. The wine was good, and the server was pleasant and helpful.

Plateau Vineyards

Plateau Vineyards planted its first grapevines in 1993 on a beautiful property high above the local valleys on Santa Rosa Plateau. The vineyard is blessed with warm sunny days and cool nights, all making for Plateau to grow some of the finest winegrapes in California. Come taste their small batch premium estate bottles.

Wiens Family Cellars

he wines were very good. Not too crowded inside. Good vibe inside. We had a lot of first timers in my group so they were a little unsure of what to do but the staff there were very friendly and eager to answer any questions.

The hostess I dealt with was very friendly and had good recommendations.
I have to say their "Perspective" blend was a very good red that I enjoyed. I also really like their Cab selection.
From what I understand their big reds are in the premier tasting room....that will be my next stop when I return to Temecula.

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