Strangelove in concert at Mount Palomar Winery, 9/25/15. The put on a great show! You can seem more photos from the show on our facebook page here, and you can see more from Strangelove on their website here.
We have another concert coming up this week! Wang Chung is playing live at Mount Palomar October 1st, 2015, and you can get tickets here http://bit.ly/wangchungticket
Wang Chung is back, and they're coming to Mount Palomar Winery! You can see them live Thursday, October 1st starting at 6pm. Tickets are available online - http://bit.ly/wangchungticket There's even a special offer for wine club members!
Every winery, restaurant, grocery store and gift shop that sell white wines all seem to stock the same ones: Chardonnay, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc – they pop up everywhere, and with good reason. Every white wine drinker has a favorite type that they can enjoy in almost any decent brand, but finding something new or unusual can seem almost impossible unless you know where to look. The white wine standards may be delicious, but because they’re so easy to find, they’re also easy to get sick of, even if it's a wine you really love. If you’re also looking for something new and interesting to drink, stop by our tasting room and try any (or all!) of these three wines:
This is a distinctly white wine made from a red grape. Blanc de Noir (white from dark) wines usually have a slight pink color, and this wine is no exception. Delicate is the best word to describe this softly scented wine, a sniff will give you subtle hints of citrus, pear and apple blossom. This wine is dry and slightly crisp with tastes of lemon, quince, and rosehip.
Best food matches: White fish, and light chicken dishes (no heavy sauces, and too much garlic would destroy it!)
You can buy this wine online here.
Viognier wines are a little easier to find than Cinsaut Blanc, but still don’t show up as often as Chardonnay. It’s a perfumy wine with deep floral scents of lily and violets, complemented by fresh pear. With a soft feel in the mouth the flavors include hints of peach, Pippin apple and lychee with a slight lemon bite on the finish.
Best food matches: White sauces, poultry, pork, and stronger flavored seafood.
You can buy this wine online here.
We’re very proud of our Cortese, in part because we introduced this fine Italian variety to California in 1991. Cortese, grown mainly in the province of Piemonte in Northwest Italy, is often considered Italy's premiere traditional white variety. The name “Cortese” means courteous, because the grapes develop a soft, gentle quality when allowed to fully ripen. We chose to age this wine in somewhat older barrels for a brief period to achieve richness in character without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the grape with oakiness. The 2013 vintage shows a good array of aroma including kiwi, ripe green apple, apricot, and candied fruit with a creamy mouth feel and finish. Our Cortese has won awards every year, including "Best of Show" and "Best of Class" awards at major wine competitions.
Best food matches: Seafood pastas, grilled fish, any kind of citrus chicken and sweet baked brie.
You can buy this wine online here.
If you'd like to join our wine club and get 20% off of these wines, plus access to exclusive wines, complimentary tastings, and our annual appreciation dinner, sign up online here or email email@example.com
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Mount Palomar Winery has a wine club, in case you didn't know, and one of the perks of the club is receiving a shipment of discounted wine every other month for as long as you're a member. Members can have the wine shipped to their homes, or come and pick them up - we have a fantastic pick up party during shipment months for members to come by and have a good time, but they can pick up their wines whenever it's convenient. This month on the 4th and the 11th we had our annual Wine Club appreciation dinner and the pick up party for club members. Here are the wines those members received:
Riesling - 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.
Sangiovese Rose - Our Sangiovese Rose is fragrant with scents of melon, strawberry and hints of rose. This is an ‘off dry’ wine so it is finished with a hint of sweetness that is balances and plays well with the natural acid level making. It is smooth and approachable. With a velvety mouth feel it has tastes of rose, tangerine, apple, and buttered pear. Pair this wine with seafood, pork and poultry and soft cheeses.
2010 Charbono - Charbono came to California in the 1800s while Savoie was part of the Italian Kingdom of Piedmont and today this challenging vine is rarely found in the state. This unusual varietal has rich floral scents of daisy and jasmine complimented by plum. It has a smooth velvety feel in the mouth with tastes of dark fruit, cassis and hints of boysen berry. The wine pairs well with poultry and pork, but is just as pleasant enjoyed by itself. Aged for 32 months in American and French oak barrels.
2010 Quartet - The 2010 Quartet is a Rhone Style blend using our estate grown Rhone varietals. Quartet is fragrant with earthy scents of leather, cherry, violets and licorice. The flavors are complex with peppery tastes of plum, cherry mint, tobacco, and rose hip. This is a medium bodied red wine that pairs well with beef, lamb and spicy BBQ.
Our new Sweet Wine Club is so new that it launched after this shipment went out - the next wine club shipments will be the first one to include the sweets!
If you are not a wine club member, you can still buy these wines through our online store. If you'd like to buy these wines at the discounted member price, you can join the wine club online or buy calling (951) 676-5047 ext. 12, and you'll be signed up for the next set of wine club wines.
Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula is happy to announce our newest addition to our wine club – our sweet wines. Now when you join as a Villa or Estate club member, you can choose from a bi-monthly delivery of red, white, or sweet wines. The sweet wine club membership includes our Riesling, Port, Sherry, and dessert wines, with a surprise selection sent to you every other month. Satisfy your sweet tooth and sign up online here, or call (951) 676-5047 ext. 12
“No wine differs so much from all others, and the differences are not merely of taste or colour, of scent or sparkle, but of kind … it is not a variant, but a primary...There is Sherry, and there are all other wines.” -Rupert Croft-Cooke, Sherry.
Sherry is one of those wines that is just incredibly underappreciated. It has a reputation as a Grandma drink, and it's what writers use to make a character seem stuff or pompous - just look at Frasier, and Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins. This is an incredible shame, because the most important thing about sherry is that it's delicious. It's sweet, but not too heavy, perfect heated and drizzled on ice cream (just ask Martha Stewart!) or added to coffee, and it makes a fantastic little treat anytime you're just too tired to bake. It's like drinking an alcoholic caramel, and it's heaven, Mount Palomar's cream sherry especially.
Since 1978 Mount Palomar has produced handcrafted sherry wines in our outdoor aging solera. It's made from Palomino grapes, and aged at least five years in the golden California sun until it's sweet, smooth, and tastes like hazelnuts and caramel. It's perfect with shortbread cookies, roasted almonds, baklava, or just on it's own.
You can get this classic, delicious sherry through our online store or in person at our winery, Mount Palomar Winery
33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, Ca. Don't forget that wine club members get a discount on all wine purchases - you can join online or over the phone at (951) 676-5047 ext. 12