January is the first month of the year where we send a new wine club shipment, here's what our incredible winemaker selected for our members to help start the year off right:
2014 Muscato Di Amore - New release! Muscato di Amore is a very popular wine that was produced only once at Mount Palomar nine years ago. The 2014 vintage of this blend of Muscat varietals is scented with pear, lychee, white peach and honey suckle. The feel in the mouth is velvety. Our Muscato di Amore has bright tastes of star fruit, lychee, and peach with a touch of honey. This wine pairs well with poultry, pork and white fish. Click here to buy the 2014 Muscato Di Amore online!
Shorty's Bistro White – Award winning wine! In 2014, Shorty's white won a silver medal at the San Diego International Wine Competition. This is a definite crowd pleaser that is fresh, bright and easy to drink. Shorty’s is fragrant with pineapple, peach and honeysuckle. Serve chilled and enjoy tropical tastes of pineapple, lemon, pear and canary melon. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day and pairs well with seafood or poultry dishes. You can click here to buy Shorty's Bistro White online!
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – A new release and a wine club exclusive! The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon has rich scents of currants, plum and hot chocolate balanced with the varietals signature character of subdued sweet pepper. The wine is medium bodied and full in the mouth with a smooth finish. The tastes are of plum, sweet nutmeg complimented by light oak elements. This wine pairs well with rich red meat dishes. Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine club exclusive
2010 Sangiovese - Award winning wine! This wine won a Bronze medal at the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition! Mount Palomar Winery has a long tradition of producing Sangiovese, having been the first grower in the Temecula Valley of this vine. The 2010 Sangiovese is richly scented with lilac and black currants. The wine has a smooth velvety feel in the mouth. The tastes are of plum with touches of strawberry complimented by hints of clove and nutmeg. This wine pairs nicely with red meats, BBQ, pastas with red sauces.
If you love red wine, and you'd like to receive regular shipments of Mount Palomar Winery's reds, you can join the wine club online here - http://bit.ly/mpwineclub Just select Estate Club red for four bottles every other month, or Villa Club red to receive two. If you love both red and white wines and want to receive a mixed shipment, choose Villa or Estate club mixed. Sign up by March 14th to receive the March shipment!
2014 Muscato Di Amore - If you read the white wine club description this wine should sound familiar - it was included in both shipments in January. This wine is sweet enough to go in a sweet club shipment, but so smooth and balanced you could drink it everyday. Click here to order our Muscato online!
2013 Sangiovese Rosé - Sold out! Our award winning Rosé sold out just last month! Our wine club members received some of the last bottles, plus a warning when the bottles were low so they had a chance to order before it was gone.
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. If you only want to receive sweet wines, make sure to select Villa Club sweet or Estate Club sweet during checkout. Click here and sign up by March 14th to receive the next shipment!
Enjoy dinner and a murder at Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula! Friday April 1st, 2016
Some CLUES for our Show!
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!
Dainty Dames Events have been providing interactive, murder mystery entertainment all over the Central Coast. With 5 star reviews, and original themed shows, it's no wonder they've been selling out for years. For more information on the Dames and what they do visit here: www.daintydamesevents.com or https://www.facebook.com/daintydamesevents
For more information, including pricing and to RSVP, go to https://www.MountPalomarWinery.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner
February 21st, 2016 - Mount Palomar Winery hosted our annual wine blending contest. Thank you to everyone who came out - the teams had a great time learning all about wine blending and creating a new blend all of their own. The blend that they made will be released later this year, last year's winner "Bacchanova" is available to Wine Club members in the tasting room or at www.MountPalomarWinery.com Congratulations to our winning team, we'll see you next year!
Our winning wine blending team - congratulations!
The team that came up with the winning name for our new blend!
Our annual blending competition is a wine club exclusive event, so f you want to participate in next year's wine blending competition, click here to join the wine club online!
Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula features one of the only full service bars in Temecula wine country. If you're looking for the perfect cocktail for a girls night out, try The Carol, featuring fresh basil and strawberries.
Fresh basil, grown on the property
Topped with a bruleed strawberry
Enjoy The Carol for $3 off during Happy Hour at Annata Bistro/Bar, Friday - Sunday from 4 - 8. Click here to view the full hours and the food menu online!
Mount Palomar Winery opened our Solera in 1974, and created our first Solera Cream Sherry in 1978. What differentiates our Solera Cream Sherry from other Sherry, even Spanish Sherry, is our use of a traditional outdoor Solera system and top quality, traditional grapes. Our Sherry is made with two kinds of grapes: the classic Palomino, and Pedro Ximenez. Pedro Ximenez is used to make the finest quality Sherry in Spain, but is not commonly grown or used in California. Our technique is also unique, much of the Sherry produced today is baked, which is not inherently bad, but it creates a flavor that is full and coarse compared to the delicate, smooth, floral Sherry produced in a Solera. A Solera is an old world throw back that is rarely used, even in Spain, and we can say for sure that we use the last outdoor Solera in California, and possibly the last one in the United States. The slow Solera process produces a deep, rich flavor of caramel and hazelnuts, with a long, smooth finish, and aromas of hazelnuts and almonds. In our Solera, barrels of Sherry are set outdoors in the California sun, caramelizing the wine to give it a deep, rich flavor. The wine is moved through a series of barrels on stairs, mixing with wine from previous years, adding depth and complexity. That’s what makes it so consistently delicious – there’s 41 year old Sherry in the bottle, so the wine itself is full of history.
Another thing that makes our Sherry unique is the fact that it’s made in America, but it’s called Sherry. The term Sherry has protected status, and only wines produced in a specific area of Spain and made with Spanish grown grapes can be called Sherry, except for ours. We have such a long history of producing Sherry, and still use our classic recipe and techniques, so we’ve been grandfathered in and still get to use the name. Our Wine Maker, James Rutherford, has a long family history of producing Sherry, too. He’s related to George Yount, the first permanent settler in Napa Valley and the first person to plant grapes there. One of the first wines that he produced was a Sherry, made from Mission grapes.
Our Sherry has 18% alcohol by volume, and 12% residual sugar. The best way to enjoy it may be just to drink it straight in a traditional Sherry glass. It’s smaller than a wine glass, more like a brandy glass, and holding the bowl of the glass in the palm of your hand will warm it and help release the fragrances. It is definitely a sweet dessert wine, and it’s a wonderful accompaniment with shortbread cookies or baklava, or mixed with hot coffee, cream and brown sugar for an after dinner pick-me-up.
Other Sherry facts: The Amontillado referred to in the Cask of Amontillado is referring to a specific kind of Sherry. Sherry has a long production history in California that can be traced back to the California Missions. They used Mission grapes to produce a kind of Sherry called “Angelica”, named for the city of Los Angeles. Sherry, considered a classic Spanish drink, was actually introduced to Spain by the Moors of North Africa. The Grape Varietal Pedro Ximenez came to Spain from the Canary Islands, but is probably also a Moorish varietal.
You can buy our Solera Cream Sherry online here - http://bit.ly/mpcreamsherry
Want to give our Sherry a try? You can get 2 for 1 wine tastings Monday - Thursdays by printing our coupon, online here - http://bit.ly/2for1taste
Get a half price bottle of wine with an two entree purchases in Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery, or get a 2 for 1 wine tasting. Click on the pictures below to print your coupons:
Looking for a creative way to spend a night out in Temecula? Come to a PaintNite at Mount Palomar Winery! In two hours you'll complete an original painting, guided by a professional teacher and party host, all while enjoying a glass of Mount Palomar Wine. Click here to see all of the painting events available at Mount Palomar Winery for February and March, 2016.
Our Wine Club Members already know about our first round of new releases for 2016, they received a notice weeks before anyone else! That's one of the many benefits of the wine club. For non club members, you can try out these two fantastic wines with a two for one wine tasting Monday - Thursday! Click here to get the coupon. Here are our first two new releases:
Muscato di Amore is a very popular wine that was produced only once at Mount Palomar nine years ago. The 2014 vintage of this blend of Muscat varietals is scented with pear, lychee, white peach and honey suckle. The feel in the mouth is velvety. Our Muscato di Amore has bright tastes of star fruit, lychee, and peach with a touch of honey. This wine pairs well with poultry, pork and white fish. You can buy it online at: http://www.mountpalomarwinery.com/product/2014-Muscato-di-Amore
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon has rich scents of currants, plum and hot chocolate balanced with the varietals signature character of subdued sweet pepper. The wine is medium bodied and full in the mouth with a smooth finish. The tastes are of plum, sweet nutmeg complimented by light oak elements. This wine pairs well with rich red meat dishes. You can buy it online at: http://www.mountpalomarwinery.com/product/2011-Cabernet-Sauvignon
Wine club members always get the first bottles of new releases, if you want to be the first to know, click here to join the wine club online, or call 951.676.5047
The 2016 Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting Event was an absolute blast, thank you to everyone who came out to Mount Palomar Winery!
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In 2015 Mount Palomar Winery won 14 medals with 10 different wines in wine competitions. In fact, we won a medal in every single contest that we entered. This year, we plan on being just as successful, and we've already started winning - here are the first five medals that Mount Palomar Winery won in 2016:
2013 Castelletto Dolcetto: This is Mount Palomar Winery's first release of Dolcetto wine, and a bronze medal at the San Francisco Chronicle competition give it it's third win, including another bronze at the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and a silver at the Riverside International Wine Competition. Dolcetto is a wonderfully deep varietal from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, and has a bright taste with currants and blackberry balanced by a firm tannin structure. You can buy our Dolcetto online by clicking here now.
2014 Castelletto Cortese (Unreleased): Our 2014 Castelletto Cortese also picked up a bronze in the contest, making it a great follow up for our award winning 2013 Cortese. The 2014 Castelletto Cortese will be released later this year, for now we're still pouring our 2013 in the tasting room. Click here to buy our 2013 Cortese online.
2014 Mount Palomar Sangiovese Rose (Unreleased) - the last of our bronze medals, our 2014 Sangiovese is a follow up to our top winner last year - 2013 Sangiovese Rose. It picked up three medals in wine competitions last year, and we're still pouring it in the tasting room. With a velvety mouth feel, it has tastes of rose, tangerine, apple, and buttered pear, and you can buy it online by clicking here now. The 2014 Sangiovese Rose will be released later this year. Update: The 2014 Sangiovese Rose has now been released! Click here to buy it online.
Mount Palomar Limited Reserve Port - A serious fan favorite, Mount Palomar Port took a silver medal at the competition. Made using time-honored techniques, this Port is a blend of vintages that averaged about 6 years in the barrel. The length of time in barrel suggests that this Port should have a tawny nose, but it is in fact more reminiscent of a ruby Port. You can buy this delectable dessert wine online by clicking here now.
Mount Palomar Solera Cream Sherry - The cream of the crop, our Solera Cream Sherry brought home the gold, proving once again that our outdoor Solera (the last one in the country, and possibly the last in the U.S.) produces a superior dessert wine. Mount Palomar Winery has been producing Solera Cream Sherry since 1978, using the traditional Palomino grape and patient aging of at least five years under the sun to create rich hazelnut and caramel flavors and a long, smooth finish. Customers have called our Sherry liquid gold, and the best Sherry they've ever tasted, and only ever regret not buying more. You can buy our Sherry online by clicking here.
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