15 Mar Oak Mountain Wine, Music and a view
Oak Mountain Winery sits high on the North side of the De Portola Wine Trail with great views of Oak Mountain. You can’t miss the entrance with it’s buckboard wagon emblazoned with the winery name. This winery houses both Oak Mountain and Temecula Hill Wineries. Temecula hills is way down De Portola and does not have a tasting room.
Every weekend they have live music in their Pavilion next to the tasting room.
We stopped by and the Pavilion was busy and enticed us in with the sign out front advertising gourmet pizza inside.
There was a duo playing and lots of 8 top round tables filling the space. The band was at the front corner, backed by the great view. We headed straight for the pizza which was made to order. They also had a table set up with jewelry and crafts for sale. Michael took a seat and I went to the tasting bar at the back. The line was long and they had wines by the glass and wine margaritas in addition to the tastings. All the wines here were reasonably priced. We tasted through the 2011 Muscat, 2011 Zinfandel Blanc Noir, 2011 Savignon Blanc, 2008 Grenache Noir, 2009 Merlot, 2009 Tempranillo and a Durif. We enjoyed our pizza, the music and the view.
In addition to their weekend music they have monthly events that include cooking classes or blending classes.