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Angelo Wine Company

The focus at Angelo Wine Company are the unique varietals used to produce their wines. This winery works closely with small vineyards n Los Angels County in the remote areas of Agua Dulce and the Antelope Valley. From these vineyards come wine-grapes such as Tannat, Graciano, Godello, Loureiro, Treixadura and Alicante Bouchet. These are early harvested fruit to preserve the natural acidity in the grapes. The results are wines that are elegant and express the unique character of a unique growing regiion where desert meets the sea. *

Hours:

Sat       12:00am to 8:00pm
Sun      12:00am to 6:00pm

Anselmo Vineyards

Anselmo Vineyards is a beautiful winery and ranch that cloaks 15 acres in Northern California. World-class cuisine at Anselmo Vineyards comes from a kitchen that serve their very own beef – a true pasture-to-plate affair. The winery offers a first class wine tasting room that proudly serve a variety of wines. San Anselmo Vineyards serves three red wines: a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, a full bodied Merlot, and a smooth blended Majorette.

J. Kirkwood

We were able to do some barrel tasting and i can't wait for the 2012's to be released because they're already outstanding. Kirk, the owner, gave us an education on how they introduce new blends to existing vines through bud grafting and he told us about his neighbors and the wines they're producing. I felt like I was part of their family, just enjoying a glass or two of wine for the day.

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.

Goosecross Cellars

All of the wines are delicious. They off certain wines to try with chocolates
and crackers for your pleasure. They educate you on what you tasting and
give you time to make up your mind if your satisfied or not.

They recommended other wineries we should try, as well as great nearby foods places.

The "Napa Valley AmerItal Red Wine" (750ml) Goosecross Wines is truly one of my favorites.

1. First of all, Make a reservation! Make a RESERVATION! or else!
The place is hidden, small, and worth visiting but dropping by isn't going to work.

2. The place is family run, which makes it personal and incredible.

Thumbprint Cellars

Someone here is doing something right. These wines are perfectly balanced, complex, except the Rose - it's soft and subtle and perfect in its own right and give any wine drinker a good indication of what prime location and winemaker's expertise can deliver.

Volcan Mountain Winery

Volcan Mountain Winery is nestled at the base of the picturesque Volcan Mountain. Our tasting room, winery, vineyard and orchard area only a mere 2 mile scenic drive from the historic town center of Julian, which began it’s roots in the 1870’s gold rush. Get away from the hectic rush of city life…discover the charms of Julian.

Rutherford Wine Company

We visited many wineries during our stay in Napa and thought that this was one of the best tours for the money. The location was beautiful and if you have nice weather, pack a picnic and plan to eat your lunch in their picnic area. Its located in an olive grove high on the hillside. Bring a camera.

Boaventurea de Caries Vineyards

Winemaking is an homage we pay to our inspiration, BoaVentura Baptiste de Caires, who instilled in his grandson, Brett Caires, a passion for relishing the simple things in life: family, food, and wine. From his legacy, Brett and Monique Caires proudly cultivated the winery’s heritage around the concept of “Boa Ventura,” or good venture.

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