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:
Red wines - 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (New Release!), 2011 Castelletto Sangiovese
White wines - Shorty's Bistro White, 2014 Blush (New Release!)
Sweet wines - 2014 Blush (New Release!), 2013 Riesling
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.
Featuring new specialty finger foods, we're offering Tapas specials only on Tuesdays. Enjoy these tasty treats with a craft cocktail or a delicious glass of Mount Palomar Wine. Here is our current Tapas menu, keep in mind this limited time menu is subject to availability and change, so if you see something you look come visit as soon as you can!
Available Tuesdays Only!
Bite sized specialties - each order serves 2
Chorizo and Bread
Sauteed chorizo and warm baguette 4
Three pieces topped with tomato, garlic, chopped pine nuts, arugula, olive oil 6
Sauteed Mushrooms and Potato
Marinated mushrooms, fried potato, onions, green onions, olive oil 4
Marinated shrimp, citrus slaw made with cabbage, red onions, and bell pepper, green tortilla base 8
Steak and Potatoes
Marinated steak bites, chimichurri sauce, fried potatoes 6
Wine Club Members save on Tapas Tuesdays! Active club members always receive 10% off on food at Annata Bistro/Bar, including Tapas on Tuesdays. Not a member? Click here to join online - you'll receive free wine tastings, 20% off most wine purchases, and invites to exclusive wine club events, plus a 1/2 price appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees on Wine Club Wednesdays at Annata Bistro/Bar! Still not sure? Click here for more information.
We've had a beautiful spring in California - beautiful blooms of wildflowers, warm sunshine, and budding vines all over the Temecula
Valley, especially at Mount Palomar Winery. Here's a few photos of the beautiful greenery on the winery grounds:
Climbing grape vines and jasmine in the upstairs event venue.
An explosion of white roses growing over our flower archway. It leads right into the wedding ceremony area, all of our brides walk underneath.
Lanterns, green trees, and Italian cypress in the upstairs event venues. This elegant electric lights are turned off for any nighttime events at Mount Palomar Winery.
The South end of our upstairs event plaza - look to your left and you'll see our beautiful rose archway, turn to your right and you can head down the stairs to the wine tasting area.
Grapevines sprouting new green leaves in our downstairs citrus grove - you can see them from the dining room windows at Annata Bistro/Bar!
The pictures don't do the beautiful views justice, and we have new flowers and greenery coming in every day - come see them for yourself! Mount Palomar Winery is located at 33820 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, California 92591.
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!
Here are some Temecula treats that make a perfect Valentine's Day gift for someone you love. There's a special dessert wine from Mount Palomar Winery in there too!
If you'd like to get a bottle of Solera Cream Sherry for your Valentine, you can click here to purchase it online. Looking for a little bit more? Make reservations for a four course meal for two at Annata Bistro/Bar. Click here for the full menu and to make reservations online.
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!