Fun under the Wine Country Sun

 (Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association has planned out quite a bit of activities.  What do I hear from my peeps?  That it’s a fun place for jazz and events with food and wine.  Somebody drive me!)

Our member wineries are bringing back some of their best events just in time for Summer.  Check out some of the great wine, food, cigar and music happenings:

Wilson Creek Winery Cigar Night – Sunday, June 13th from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.  The ever popular Cigar Night is back on the calendar at Wilson Creek Winery.  Join them for an evening of exclusive cigars from around the world, eclectic live fusion music and extraordinary wines paired with a sumptuous dinner.  General admission and VIP tickets available.  Call 951-699-WINE for more information and to make reservations.

Stuart Cellars Hill Top BBQ – Saturday, June 19th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy a specially prepared BBQ on the lawn with live entertainment by the Shari Puorto Band. Contact: (951) 676-6414 – Reservations Required.

Briar Rose Winery 3rd Anniversary BBQ – Saturday, June 26th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.  Come help us celebrate our 3rd Anniversary! Enjoy an evening of grilling, fun, food and, of course, wine!  Email by June 21st to reserve your spot.

Lending a Helping Hand

Grab Your Running Shoes! Join Ponte Family Estates, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and Wiens Family Cellars for the 5K Wild Women of Wine Country Walk/Run through the Vineyards and the Mud Saturday, June 5th beginning at 7:00am. Gather your friends for a fun and invigorating 5k walk/run through the vineyards and the mud!  These three wineries have teamed up to help some of the regions more needing charities.  Proceeds go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County and Rancho Damacitas Children’s Home in Temecula. 

Callaway Vineyard & Winery – An Evening to Salute American Heroes – Saturday, June 19th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Join Callaway for an evening of wine, food, and raising awareness for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and their efforts to help our severely wounded and disabled as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans and their families.  For tickets and more information, please click here.

The Sounds of WINE COUNTRY

We are rockin, swayin’, singin’ and playin’ in Wine Country. Check out all of our member wineries who are offering great ways to relax and enjoy the weekend.

Baily Winery offers live music from 12:45 to 2:45 every weekend at Carol’s Restaurant.  Enjoy dining on the patio while listening to live music.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery offers live music from 2:00pm to 5:00pm every weekend in the barrel room or on the lawn.  Chill out and savor the sounds of some local favorites!

Falkner Winery offers Sunday Jazz on the Lawn.  Every Sunday from 12noon to 3:00pm enjoy jazz saxophonist, Jason Weber, who will perform on the outside lawn for all guests of the winery.

Keyways Vineyards & Winery offers live music the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at their WINE DOWN FRIDAYS.  Enjoy the sounds of local favorites and special dinner menus to pair with their great wines.  Join them on the patio each weekend from 2:00pm to 6:00pm;  Saturdays for their MoKeyto Saturday jam session and Sundays to relax during their Sangria Serenade.

Miramonte Winery rocks the wine country every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. 

Mount Palomar Winery Music on the Mount season begins this month with live music every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Oak Mountain Winery is blazing every Saturday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm under the pavilion.  Bring a picnic lunch, get a bottle of your favorite Oak Mountain wine and enjoy the music of Jimmy Blaze. 

Ponte Family Estates Live music is always on the dinner menu at the Smokehouse. Join them every Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and listen to local artists while you dine on the patio.
Thornton Winery has live music every Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on the patio.  Enjoy wine by the glass and menu specials.
Wiens Family Cellars The Wine Lounge is back!  Enjoy live music every other Friday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on the patio.  The first Wine Lounge is set for May 28th with live music by Buzz Campbell.  Bring a picnic and your favorite blanket or lounge chair and relax.  

New Season, New Wines, New Menu

Baily Winery is releasing its 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 Merlot.  On June 12th & 13th the Merlot will debut in the Baily tasting room.  Phil Baily, owner and winemaker, will be on hand to discuss this Bordeaux varietal wine and autograph bottles.  On June 19th & 20th, the Cabernet Sauvignon will be released with Phil Baily pouring in the tasting room and autographing these bottles as well.  Guests will receive a special offer on these wines in the tasting room during their debut weekends.

Falkner Winery’s Pinnacle Restaurant launches a new menu for the Spring/Summer season.  The menu offers many new appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts, but keeps some all time favorites. Sure to be new favorites are Chef Gianne’s Sirloin Salad with Blackened Sirloin steak and a Chipotle Ranch Dressing, a delectable Asian Shrimp Wrap and the Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich made with Chocolate Chip Cookies and served with fresh whipped cream.  The Pinnacle is open daily for lunch from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 951-676-8231.
Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association       (800-801-WINE)