In September of 2017 we celebrated Mount Palomar Winery's 48th Anniversary during our Annual Wine Club Appreciation Dinner! We are proud of our incredible history in Temecula wine country and we were thrilled to celebrate this Anniversary with our club members. Thank you to all of our wine club members, whether you could make it to the dinner or not, we are incredibly grateful for your support.
If you want to come to the next Appreciation Dinner, or if you would just like to save 20% on your favorite Mount Palomar Wines, then click here to find out more about our wine club.
Mount Palomar Winery is celebrating 48 years of history in Temecula wine country. The first vineyards at Mount Palomar were planted in 1969, making us the second oldest winery in the valley. We have been pioneers in wine country ever since - planting Temecula's first Sangiovese grapes, opening the first wine tasting cave, and starting the oldest outdoor Sherry Solera in the United States.
Our July wine club shipment was released on July 23rd, 2017, and it included four new wine releases: Our 2013 Castelletto Sangiovese, 2014 Castelletto Dolcetto, 2014 Castelletto Cortese, and 2015 Muscato di Amore.
Mount Palomar was the first grower of Sangiovese in the Temecula Valley and has planted seven unique clones. The 2013 Sangiovese is very aromatic with honey, lily, carnation, all spice and chocolate. The wine is medium bodied with a bright garnet color. The tastes are complex with strawberry, boysenberry, plum, Bartlett pear, cloves, and pipe tobacco. This wine is best if allowed to breathe before serving. It pairs well with red meat, BBQ and red sauces.
Dolcetto is not commonly grown in California and when it is it usually produced in a soft light style. We create a big bold red in the Superiore style with firm tannin structure which has become very popular at Mount Palomar. The nose is of blackberry, pomegranate, cherimoya, fuji apple, fennel, and sweet spice. The taste is bright but complex with sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, and dark plum. The wine is still young and will benefit from continued again and is best if allowed to breathe before serving.
This is a wine club exclusive, only available to wine club members in good standing. If you'd like to try our 2014 Castelletto Dolcetto, you can click here to join the wine club online.
A rare Italian varietal in California, Cortese is of Mount Palomar’s own clone which is produced from the Mother Block. This dry white wine has heady scents of pear, lychee, almond and citrus blossom. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy with tastes of pear, coconut and lemoncello. Our Cortese is great to be enjoyed by itself or with seafood, poultry and light pork dishes.
This blend of Muscat varietals is bright with scents of honeysuckle, lychee and papaya. Lightly sweet, this wine is refreshing with tastes of Mandarin Orange, papaya, mango, Key Lime and honey. This wine pairs well with poultry, pork, white fish and Asian cuisine.
All of these delicious new releases are available in our tasting room or our online wine store. Want to be the first to receive new wine releases? Click here to join the wine club online! Club members save at least 20% on all non premium wines along with free monthly wine tastings, discounts on food at Annata Bistro/Bar, and more.
Located on 315 beautiful acres in the heart of Temecula wine country, Mount Palomar Winery has been proudly growing and producing award-winning wines since 1969. Escape for a day! Explore our winery, take in the breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley, and enjoy wine tasting with friends. You'll never forget your experience at Mount Palomar Winery!
Every other month we host a pick up party exclusive for our wine club members! It's their chance to sample some of our delicious Temecula wines as well as to meet other members. Here's the best photos from our July 2017 pick up party:
Want to come to our next pick up party? Click here to join the wine club online! You'll also get at least 20% off all non-premium Mount Palomar Wines and 10% off food at our on-site restaurant Annata Bistro/Bar.
Every other month we host a pick up party only for our wine club members! It's a chance to sample new wines, enjoy the beautiful winery grounds, and meet other club members. At the end of the day they take home their wine shipment along with a lovely new memory. Here are photos from our June 2017 pickup party:
Thank you to all of our wine club members, whether you could make it to the party or not! If you'd like the chance to come to our next pick up party, then join our wine club today - the invitations go out on July 1st! Click here to join the wine club online.
If you join the wine club, you can choose from Red, White, Mixed, or Sweet wines. You'll receive 2 - 4 bottles of wine every other month and save 20% - 25%. Here are the wines that club members received last month:
#1) New release! Shorty's Bistro Red
#2) New release! 2011 Zinfandel
#1) 2013 Viognier
#2) New release! 2014 Dry Riesling
#1) 2014 Blush
Each month features a new selection of award winning Mount Palomar wines. Sign up today to receive next month’s shipment!
Every other month we host a pick up party exclusively for our wine club members - it's their chance to enjoy complimentary wine and snacks, as well as to meet other club members and enjoy the beautiful winery grounds. At the end of the day they take home their bimonthly shipment of Mount Palomar Wines, along with a new memory of a lovely afternoon. Here are the photos from our most recent pick up party on March 19th, 2017:
Club members can choose to receive shipments of red, white, or sweet wines, selected by our talented wine maker. They receive a 20 - 25% discount depending on which wine club they select. The March 2017 shipment club members picked up at the party was:
Thank you to all of our wine club members, whether you could make it to the party or not! If you'd like the chance to come to our next pick up party, then join our wine club today - the invitations go out on May 1st! Click here to join the wine club online.
Cloudbreak is back! We're talking with winemaker James Rutherford about what makes this premium red blend so special.
Every year Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula hosts our wine blending competition, giving you the chance to create your own unique wine blend. You'll work as a team to mix a brand new blend of wine, and the winning blend will be sold in the tasting room and online. If your wine is selected, you'll receive a 1/2 a case when it's released!
Don't wait to register, this event will fill up fast!
Competition is on Sunday February 19th, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration: $45 Per Person - Max 2 people for Villa Club, 4 people for Estate Club
Preorder Lunch: $15 Per Person - Lunch will be served at Annata Bistro/Bar the day of the contest starting at 12:00 PM. Preorder lunches include your choice of turkey or portabello sandwich, fries or a side salad, and a brownie, and a glass of Shorty's Bistro Red or White.
This is a wine club exclusive event, and you must log in to your wine club account in order to register. If you're not in the wine club yet, click here to join online. Already in the club? Then click here to register!
Every other month we send a shipment of 2 - 4 winemaker selected Mount Palomar Wines to our wine club members. If you've ever wondered what kind of wines club member's receive, here are the wines we sent out for November of 2016. If you'd like to start getting wine club shipments, as well as free wine tastings and discounts on wine and food, you can click here to join the wine club online. If you sign up by August 29th, you'll get this month's wine club shipment!
Wine Club members receive the first chance to try newly released Mount Palomar Wines, including the first bottles of our 2013 Viognier! This dry white wine went out to both our white club and our mixed club. It's a wonderful example of this varietal that originated in Southern France and thrives in Temecula Valley. The scents are sweet and distinctive of Arabian Jasmine, and honey with very prominent aromas of tropical rambutan fruit. The tastes are creamy with peach, Pippin Apple and exotic tastes of lychee and soursop. This is a creamy, dry (not sweet) wine with intense fruit elements that will pair well with poultry, pork, sea food and a broad array Asian dishes.
For the new 2013 Dry Riesling we chose to update and change the style of this wine to have no residual sweetness and include barrel aging. These efforts were rewarded by the wine being medaled just prior to release. The wine is fragrant with scents of pineapple, melon, pear and floral hints of jasmine. The texture is smooth and silky in the mouth with delicate tastes of kiwi fruit, lychee, and Braeburn Apple. Our Dry Riesling is great during any season, but is particularly refreshing during the summer months and pairs wonderfully with fish, poultry and soft cheeses.
Another new release that went out to the wine club first! This Mount Palomar was the first grower of Sangiovese in the Temecula Valley and has planted seven unique clones. The 2011Sangiovese is bottled under our Castelletto label and emphasizes the strong character of this unblended varietal. The wine has the classic varietal brick red hue with spicy aromas of anise, allspice, carnation and cherry. The tastes are bright with raspberry, strawberry, lemon zest and deep with Italian Prune. This wine is a favorite standard that is enjoyed by itself or paired with red meats, BBQ and pastas with red sauces.
Extended aging in a mix of French and American barrels.
Nouveaus, or Italian Novellos, represent the first wines to be released of a vintage. Made famous by the French Beaujolais, Nouveau wines are fermented differently than other red wines. These wines have the character of being lighter and brighter and emphasize the fruit elements. Nouveaus are not intended for extended aging so enjoy them early. The 2014 Nouveau is best when swirled and allowed to breathe a moment. The nose is earthy giving way to scents of raspberry and plum with hints of gardenia. The wine has a soft tartness with bright tastes of raspberry, cherry and pomegranate. This wine is very easy to pair with anything from poultry to red meat, is excellent with cheeses and is a perfect complement to Thanksgiving dinner. It is also great slightly chilled when served on a hot day.
We are well known for our Sangiovese Rose that we produce with just a slight sweetness balanced against crisp acid making this a bright and refreshing wine.
Our 2014 Sangiovese Rose is fragrant with scents of Newtown Pippin Apple, honeydew and hints of carnation. The wine has prominent tastes of melon and strawberry with tangy tangerine. Pair this wine with seafood, pork and poultry and soft cheeses.
The 2013 Riesling is well balanced, medium sweet and is a small scale ultra premium production of this type of wine. The fruit was allowed to ripen to perfection and emphasize floral and tropical character. The nose is bright with soft scents of jasmine and papaya. Tropical tastes of lychee, papaya and star fruit compliment apricot, peach and honey. Serve chilled with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, Asian cuisine, white fish and poultry.
If you are not a wine club member, you can still buy some of these wines through our online store, just click here! If you'd like to buy these wines at the discounted member price, or if you’d like access to our wine club exclusives, you can join the wine club online (just click here!) or by calling (951) 676-5047 ext. 12. Join today and you'll receive not just bimonthly shipments of wines, but also free tastings in the tasting room, 10% off food in Annata, exclusive sales and discounts on special events (like the upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner!) and more. Click here and sign up receive the next shipment!
Every year at Mount Palomar Winery we hold a massive wine club appreciation dinner, complete with free wine, beer, a three course meal, and a live band. With all of the wine club members we have, the dinner has to spread across two weekends! Here's the second half of the event from 9/18/16
If you want to come to next years appreciationd dinner and you aren't in the wine club yet, you can join online by clicking here now!