Thank you to all our amazing Mount Palomar Winery Wedding Couples who took the time to write reviews for us! It's such an honor to host so many celebrations of LOVE! Cheers to a great 2017 year and many more fabulous weddings!
This is our fourth win of TheKnot.com's best of weddings recognition, putting us into theKnot.com's Hall of Fame! If you'd like to find out more about having a beautiful vineyard wedding at Mount Palomar Winery, click here to download our online wedding brochure, or call 951.676.5047 ext. 17
We brought back our signature mulled wine for the holiday season and decided to update our recipe for 2016! You can stop by our tasting room or our on-site restaurant Annata Bistro/Bar for delicious hot glass, or use this recipe to make your own at home. The best part is, it's incredibly easy to make.
1 Bottle Shorty’s Bistro Red Wine
1/4 of a Bottle Limited Reserve Port
1/4 of a Bottle of Mont Noir Dessert Wine
3/4 of a Cup Brown sugar 2 Sticks of Cinnamon
4-5 Whole Cloves
2 Orange Wedges
1 Pinch of Allspice
1/2 Pinch of Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in large crockpot, turn to medium or low heat, and heat for at least one hour. Remove the orange wedges before serving, and enjoy. If you aren't serving that day, be sure to strain spices before storing. Be sure to refrigerate, but don't freeze.
Our Christmas sale is going on through 12/31/16, click here to see what's on sale! (Hint: it includes one of the wines you'll need to make mulled wine at home.)
Allie Marion Photography stopped by for a photoshoot! This super talented local photographer captured some great images of our wines, our vineyard, and our outdoor wine tasting patio. Here's some of our favorites from the shoot:
Another beautiful photo of the 2009 Kyanti! Can you tell how much this photographer loves wine?
One of Mount Palomar Winery's signature dessert wines: Mont Noir. It's a great wine to sip and savor, but also pairs well with soft cheeses, powdered pasties and chocolate. Click here to order it online.
One last great shot of the Mont Noir!
The final photo: sunset in the vines.
Every year Mount Palomar Winery celebrates Christmas with a big company Christmas party! This year we ended the night with a mannequin challenge. A few employees got a little excited and moved, but it's not bad for a first attempt!
We hosted Temecula's first ever Tequila tastings at Mount Palomar Winery! Tequila lovers had the chance to enjoy five samples of Asombroso fine tequilas on our beautiful patio.
We're going to host more Tequila tastings too! Don't miss your chance to sample premium Tequilas at one of Temecula's most beautiful wineries. Click here for hours and pricing!
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!
We've added new Paint Nite events to the calendar at Mount Palomar Winery! Here are all of the Paint Nite events for the month of December 2016:
Enjoy a glass of wine while flexing your creative muscle! You can buy tickets and see more events at https://www.paintnite.com/venues/133232.html
Dainty Dames are back at Mount Palomar Winery, presenting the murder mystery event The Hollywoodland Murder! December 16th, 2016 you'll have the cance to catch a killer over cocktails in our barrel room.
The year is 1949, and YOU a member of Tinsel Town's elite, are invited to the world premiere of "The Hollywoodland Murder", which has stirred up some controversy. Critics claim it is an exploitation of the infamous murder of "The Black Dahlia," only a few years since it shocked the nation.
Unbeknownst to YOU and other premiere attendees, guests have entered a one of a kind hostage situation, as they innocently mingle & dine on a delectable 3 course meal. The Killer has arrived and carefully constructed a twisted game, where guests must work together by participating in various challenges and tests of wit to solve this murder mystery, before the body count grows!
Cheese and Spinach Spanikopita
Steamed Pork Pot sticker
Duet of Chicken and Beef
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
For more information or to get tickets online, go to www.MountPalomarWinery.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner
It's time once again to run with the Greek god of wine at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula!
Please join us for a 5k run/walk through the beautiful vineyards of Mount Palomar Winery. This event is for the novice and avid runners, wine tasters and Greek walkers.
We will have wine tasting, music and awards. It is time to RUN with the "Greek God of Wine" Dionysus We encourage everyone to bring out their TOGA's and greek head pieces.
SATURDAY, November 12th, 2016 -
6:30am - Winery Gates Open
6:30am-7:30am - Race Day Packet Pickup
7:00am-8:00am - Music, Vendors, Warmup
8:15am - Race Time
Wine Tastings to Immediately follow after participants cross the finish line.
11-11:30am Event Concludes
Feel free to stay hang out at the Winery. Mount Palomar resturant opens up at 11am.
You can get more information and register online at http://www.dionysusdash.com/temecula-11-12-16
Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula is proud to release a new red blend, the winner of our 2016 Wine Blending Competition, Miscela Buona:
This unexpected red blend is made up of 40% Sangiovese, 30% Syrah, 20% Zinfandel, and 10% Viognier. Our winemaker selected it as the best blend in our Annual Club Member's blending competition, beating out some very tough competition mixed by other members. According to winemaker James Rutherford "...The team created a new wine that is very fragrant, fruit forward, and earthy. The scents are heavy with sweet spice and floral notes of lily and carnation. The taste is of Boysenberry, dark fruit and cocoa balanced against black pepper and orange bitters. This wine is round and full in the mouth. It is a great pairing for red meat and spicy Mexican dishes."
This new release is a wine club exclusive, taking the place of our 2011 Castelletto Trovato on the exlusive menu and making that wine open to the general public.
If you would like to have access to wine club exclusive wines, as well as the opportunity to participate in next year's wine club only Annual Blending Competition, click here for more information and to join the wine club online.