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Thornton Winery

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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 Cabernet Franc 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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  • Address: 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92589 | Map It
  • Phone: 951/699–0099
  • Cost: Tastings $12–$17
  • Hours: Daily 10–8; tours Sat. 11–4 on the hr, Sun. 11, 12:30, 2, and 4
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  • Location: Temecula
Updated: 05-21-2013

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    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.

    by Golnarsarge, 12/18/08

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