March is the second wine club shipment we send out every year (not counting the super secret Chateau club shipment), and wine club members received some delicious wines! Here's what we sent in March 2016:
2012 Viognier - Fan Favorite! True to varietal this wine is perfumy, 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. Serve lightly chilled and pair with white sauces, poultry, pork, and stronger flavored seafood.
2013 Castelletto Cortese - Award winning wine! This wine has won two medals in wine competitions - a silver medal at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, and a bronze at the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. Mount Palomar Winery introduced this fine Italian variety to California in 1991. This Cortese is clean and well balanced, with a firm structure, citrus nuances, and the refreshing mineral quality of deep well water. It's name means "courteous" in Italian and it does have a soft, gentle quality when the grapes are allowed to ripen fully.
We're sending out a new wine club shipment on May 23rd, sending 2 - 4 new Winemaker selected wines! if you want to receive the next round of delicious wine maker selected wines, then click here to sign up by May 17th!
2010 Quartet – Award Winning Wine! 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.
2011 Petite Sirah - New release and a wine club exclusive! The 2011 Petite Sirah has soft scents of lavender, complimented by earthy spice and fresh cedar. It is full in the mouth with firm tannins. The tastes are of cherry black pepper with hints of vanilla balanced with mild citrus tang. This is a robust wine so allow it to breathe a moment and swirl to release its’ full character. Great pairings include heavier dishes of beef, lamb and BBQ.
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 May 17th to receive the May shipment!
2 Bottles of Solanus - New Release! Solanus is sold in 1/2 size bottles, so two bottles were included to keep wine club members from being shortchanged. Solanus is our late harvest style dessert wine made from Palomino grapes. This is a heavily fragrant wine with prominent scents of butterscotch and carnations. The wine is smooth with syrupy tastes of Barlett Pear, passion fruit and quince. This wine can be served either cold to bring forward fresh elements with a lighter sweetness or at room temperature for heavy robust concentrated flavors.
2013 Cinsaut Blush - Fan Favorite! Our 2013 Cinsaut Blush is a continued tradition of creating fine rose wines at Mount Palomar. Our Blush is slightly sweet, well balanced with natural fruit acids, and is easy a smooth, easy to drink wine. The scents are bright with pear and peach. This wine has a soft feel in the mouth with distinctive tastes of tangerine, peach grapefruit, and rose, with a light tart finish. Enjoy chilled and pair with seafood, poultry and dishes with sweet-hot spicing.
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 May 17th to receive the next shipment!
Congratulations Jayden & Keegan Pritchett who were married on March 18, 2016! We just love these moments captured by ForgetMeNot Photography!
If you're interested in having a wedding at Mount Palomar Winery, click here for more information.
Cheers to Scott & Amy Piper! Thank you for sharing your photos from your August 28, 2015 wedding! We just love the pure happiness, joy, and romance you can see in these photos! Cheers to another Mount Palomar Winery favorite couple!
If you're interested in hosting a beautiful vineyard at Mount Palomar Winery, click here for more information and to see our wedding brochure.
Is there anything more beautiful than California in the spring time? Take a look at the budding jasmine on our wedding arch:
The flowers are spreading on our newly finished patio, open for wine club tastings and patio dining for our on-site restaurant, Annata Bistro/Bar:
One more side shot of the wedding archway, showing off the climbing roses:
Come and enjoy the beautiful weather at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula! Click here for hours and directions.
The vines at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula are budding beautiful green leaves, making for some fantastic spring time photography:
Come to Mount Palomar Winery and enjoy the start of spring. Click here for directions and hours!
Cheers to Scot & Jessica Mellinger (our 1st wedding in 2016!)! Thank you for sharing your photos from your January 16, 2016 wedding! We loved hosting your wedding with all your pops of color! Cheers to another Mount Palomar Winery favorite couple!
If you're interested in having a wedding at Mount Palomar Winery, click here for more information.
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!
Don't Miss It!
Show Date: Friday April 1st 2016
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show and dinner start at 8:00 pmCost: $120 (+18% service charge and 8% sales tax) per couple, total $152.93
$110 (+18% service charge and 8% sales tax) per wine club couple, total $140.18
This special event includes tray passed appetizers, a glass of sparkling wine when you enter the restaurant, and a special menu for the dinner - all included in the cost (plus tax and gratuity). Our full service bar will be open for you, and once seated you can lounge with other socialites, order delectable drinks, READ the RULES, and get to know the other socialites. Where else will the night take you?
For the full menu and to RSVP online, go to http://www.mountpalomarwinery.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner
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 find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/daintydamesevents
Check out another Mount Palomar Winery wedding featured on San Diego Style Wedding's blog! Cheers to Tim & Jonah!
Here's a quick photo preview, there's a lot more on the blog:
Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula is proud to announce two new releases, now available in our tasting room and our online store! We're constantly striving to improve, building on our great traditions and long history of award winning, top quality production. This month we're releasing new vintages of two of our most popular wine varieties - Solanus dessert wine, and our 2011 Petite Sirah.
Solanus - Mount Palomar Winery has a long and well known tradition of producing dessert wines, in particular our Solera Cream Sherry. Both our Sherry and our Solanus dessert wine are made using Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes, grown in our vineyard. The grapes then undergo different kinds of fermentation, so that despite coming from the same grapes and both being dessert wines, the wines are very distinct. Solanus is a heavily fragrant wine with prominent scents of butterscotch and carnations. The wine is smooth, with syrupy tastes of Barlett Pear, passion fruit and quince. This wine can be served either cold to bring forward fresh elements with a lighter sweetness, or at room temperature for heavy robust concentrated flavors. Click here to buy Solanus online!
2011 Petite Sirah - Wine Club Exclusive! Petite Sirah and Syrah are frequently confused, especially in the United States, but are definitely different varietals. Petite Sirah was produced in the 1860s by Francois Durif by crossing Syrah, the father vine, with Peloursin. Since then California has become the primary home for the variety, traditionally interplanting it with Zinfandel and Barbera, and then harvesting late to produce a field blend and a big, jammy, high alcohol wine. Mount Palomar Winery’s 2011 Petite Sirah has soft scents of lavender, complimented by earthy spice and fresh cedar. It is full in the mouth with firm tannins. The tastes are of cherry black pepper with hints of vanilla balanced with mild citrus tang. This is a robust wine so allow it to breathe a moment and swirl to release its’ full character. Great pairings include heavier dishes of beef, lamb and BBQ. Wine club members can click here to buy it online, or click here to join the wine club online.
Smoky Death Cocktail
Available for a limited time only, Smoky Death is a special cocktail created specifically for our Murder Mystery Dinner! You can register online for the special event at http://www.mountpalomarwinery.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal along with a glass of sparkling wine while collecting clues and solving the intriguing murder mystery. Hosted by Dainty Dames events in Annata Bistro/Bar at Mount Palomar Winery.
Smoky Death Cocktail:
Mezcal (smoked Agave liquor)
Blood Orange Juice, fresh squeezed and grown on the property
Grapefruit Juice, fresh squeezed and grown on the property