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.
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!
Every year Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula thanks our wine club members with an Annual Appreciation Dinner. It's our biggest wine club event all year, and 2016 was no exception! We had a three course dinner, sparkling wine, a beautiful sunset, and hundreds of happy members enjoying our stunning views of the Temecula Valley. Here's some of the highlights:
If you'd like to attend next year's Wine Club Appreciation Dinner, you can join the wine club online by clicking here.
This September is Wine Month! We're celebrating the harvest season and all of the great wines and wineries in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The whole of Temecula wine country, including Mount Palomar Winery, wants to give you the chance to sample our very best, to explore the area, and to find out more about the great history of the Temecula Valley. You can click here to find out more about Wine Month, and here are the events that Mount Palomar Winery is participating:
Thursday September 29th Temecula Valley is launching an exciting new event - the People's Choice Blind Tasting and Awards. This event gives you the chance to sample dozens of Temecula's best wines and decide which ones deserve the top prize. The labels are hidden and you won't know which winery produced which wine, giving you the chance to judge completely without bias, and who knows, maybe you'll find a new favorite. Even if the wines that you like best don't win, you'll know exactly where to go on your next wine tasting trip in Temecula. Mount Palomar Winery is submitting a red and a white wine for blind tastings, but we can't tell you which ones - you'll have to attend the event to find out! Tickets for the general public are available online here, and wine club members receive a special discount! Click here and log into your wine club account to get the discount code.
2) CRUSH - A Temecula Wine & Culinary Showcase
CRUSH is a Temecula tradition hosted every year to celebrate Temecula wine and dining, with everything provided by local wineries, restaurants, and caterers. The event also gives you the chance to mingle with winemakers, winery owners, chefs, and other guests. There will be Mount Palomar Wines available for you to enjoy, along with more than 100 other wines from the region. Click here to order CRUSH tickets online!
3) CRUSH on Temecula Restaurants Wine Month
Some of Temecula's best restaurants are celebrating wine month by offering flights of Temecula wines during September. It's your chance to enjoy some the delicious dining options in Temecula paired with local wines. We'll be announcing which restaurants are carrying Mount Palomar Wines as soon as we can, until then you can see a list of participating restaurants by clicking here.