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The Inland Empire Sights

Thornton Winery

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

Updated 05/08/2015

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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 Barbera, from 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 05/08/2015


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