Celebrate a Special Event at Monte De Oro Winery

The minute I walked into Monte De Oro Winery, I looked at my husband and said, “We should have a party here.” Open 1 ½ years ago, this winery is owned by 67 families (investors) throughout the U.S., England and South Africa.  What makes this winery special is their glass floor in the middle of the tasting…

Europa Village – A Taste of Spain, Italy and France

Visit the ambience of Spain, France and Italy while sipping wines at Temecula’s Europa Village. Opened 3 ½ months ago, they put a lot of money into their charming temporary tasting facility. It’s a picturesque location for sipping wine as visitors step inside the front garden filled with iceberg roses and olive trees overlooking acres of…

Hot Summer Nights in Temecula

Tastings are fun inside Tesoro Winery & Vineyards.  The wine stewards are very knowledgeable about their product and happily educate visitors while pouring some tasty reds and whites.  The afternoon we visited the winery, Palumbo’s Ristorante had it’s bruschetta al prosciutto appetizer with a spear of caprese salad for visitors to experience.  The small plate…

Lorimar Vineyards & Wine

Our first wine-tasting stop in Temecula was the Lorimar tasting room on Main St. in Old Town Temecula. Owned by Mark Manfield and his brother-in-law Lawrence, hence the name Lorimar. I sat down with Manfield to learn more about his wines. Living in Venice, CA near the famous canals, he came down to Temecula four years ago and…