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Thornton Winery

  • 32575 Rancho California Rd. Map It
  • Temecula
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

In a French Mediterranean–style stone building, you can taste winemaker David Vergari's Blanc de Noirs or Cuvée Rouge sparkling wines at a table in the lounge, or over lunch or dinner at Café Champagne. The Syrah and Barbara (grapes grown on the property) stand out among the reds here. On weekends, take a free 20-minute tour of the grounds and the wine cave. The winemaker dinners ($80) and the summer Champagne Jazz Series concerts ($55–$95), featuring performers

such as George Benson and David Benoit, make this a fun place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, California, 92589, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $12–$17
  • Daily 10–5; tours Sat. 11–4 on the hr, Sun. 11, 12:30, 2, and 4

Updated 04/29/2014


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Dec 18, 2008

Simply Beautiful

A sprawling, welcoming place that will wow you. The wine is not as good as it used to be because they lost their master wine maker to South Coast. Still, a must visit place.

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