WOW – this is a great weekend to visit Temecula

  Thornton winery is one of the first wineries that greet you as you drive into Temecula Wine Country.  A Champagne house this French style chateau sits on a hill on the South Side of Rancho California Road.  Opening in 1988 they create premium wines as...

This Temecula Valley winery is impressive as you drive up toward the end of Rancho California Road. The building sits on a rise and is expansive and inviting. In the early mornings there are typically balloons taking off from here making for picture perfect morning...

Van Roekel is the sister property to Maurice Car’rie.  It sits on the hill overlooking Maurice Car’rie and is where their winemaker Gus produces his more refined wines.  The winery complex is on a drive that includes the Van Roekel winery, a small wine country...

I spent an afternoon with Joey at the View Wine Bar (420 South Rampart Las Vegas at Tivoli Village) awhile ago and shared with you  in my Adventures in Sauvignon Blanc blog. Well today I took Michael along for lunch at The View.  The weather was...

The sprawling Victorian style farmhouse is eye catching as you drive down Rancho California Road.  They also lay claim to the oldest structure in Temecula with their barn and windmill.  The vineyards here were the first established in Temecula back in 1968 by Vincenzo Cilurzo....

I will admit to a bit of snobbery.  I really had no desire to go to Wilson Creek in Temecula. I mean you find bottles of their Almond champagne in Long’s Drug Stores (well you did when they were around).  I figured how could they...

Callaway Winery Temecula CA from Crushed Grape Chronicles on Vimeo.Callaway…you know the name, Big Bertha is their claim to fame.  Well before all that Ely Callaway was in textiles.  After a successful career where he was a VP for Burlington Industries he retired in...

[caption id="attachment_3305" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hart Winery[/caption] When you drive into Temecula Wine Country the very first winery you come across is Hart Family Winery.  In 1974  over the weekends Joe and Nancy Hart  and their 3 sons planted the first grapevines in their vineyard in Temecula. ...