Need recs for Temecula
by ShillelaghHugger (2019-01-11 16:53:19)
Edited on 2019-01-11 18:47:24

Taking the Mrs. for the long weekend to celebrate cranking out 2 kids before our 2nd anniversary. We're only bringing the newborn. Wine tasting with a front-packed baby is quite satisfying in its own way.

Staying at Ponte. Reservations one night at Avensole. Could use another nice dinner recommendation.

Plan on spending time at Ponte and South Coast Winery. Which other wineries or stops are worth our time?

Thanks in advance!



ShillelaghHugger e mail me
by Buckyd9 (click here to email the poster)  (2019-01-13 17:56:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

My sister works at Ponte and might be of some assistance to you and the wife, especially if this is a special occasion.

E mail me with the dates you will be in town and I'll see what I can do for you. Enjoy


If you are looking for a lunch spot...
by Irisharab  (2019-01-12 01:17:06)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I like the restaurant at Falkner Winery. It is only open for lunch, but the food is good and the views from the restaurant are nice. Falkner's wines are good too.


My son and his family live in the area
by o2v4nd  (2019-01-11 22:27:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Best wines: Avensole, Leonesse
Liveliest wineries: Wilson Creek, Miramonte

Restaurant-wise, Avensole is excellent, both in terms of food and atmosphere. Otherwise, I’d head to Old Town Temecula (opposite end of Rancho California). Lots of good places there. Park the car, walk around and see what looks good to you and your wife.

If you get tired of wine, Ballast Point brewery is across Jefferson on Rancho California. North of Old Town on Jefferson you can also find a number of craft breweries.

A few of the wineries have music in the evening, but they otherwise close down after 5:00.

And then there is also Pechanga casino, if you’re feeling lucky.


Thanks! *
by shillelaghhugger  (2019-01-11 23:57:44)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Rub some dirt on yourself
by garbageplate  (2019-01-11 19:26:03)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

You can become the next Bill Walton.


Right after the sweat lodge *
by shillelaghhugger  (2019-01-11 20:26:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Wiens Family Cellars is very good *
by Jvan  (2019-01-11 18:36:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


3 I enjoyed
by bigjinx74  (2019-01-11 17:23:58)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Briar Rose, Callaway, and Robert Renzoni