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Temecula “Wine Country” Tour
Soak in the Sun with a glass of wine..
Temecula Valley also known as “Wine Country” is located one hour drive from San Diego.
The unique weather in Temecula is just perfect for growing most grape varietals.
There are more than 35 wineries to visit and you could easily spend days discovering everything that Temecula has to offer.
The quality of their wine is made possible by its one-of-a-kind microclimate that features warm midday sun and cooling ocean breeze.
Not to mention the quality of the soil that makes the valley ideal for producing award-winning wines internationally recognized by the experts.
All the wineries have their own character and charm. Some of the best have an in-house restaurant where experimented chefs are preparing gourmet So.Cal-inspired meals.
Imagine yourself enjoying a fresh glass of wine on a relaxing patio while gazing at the picturesque panoramic views on the vineyards.
We will visit 3 wineries and get wine samplers at every locations. We will also introduce you on how the wine is produced by going behind the scene with the winemaker. You will learn a lot about the varietals. You wil be offered a food pairing and you will participate in a wine trivia. A group lunch will be served on a hilltop patio with a stunning 240° panoramic view.
Sample itinerary of our tour :
1. Leoness Cellars (tour location + tasting location 1 + lunch location)
Leoness Cellars is dedicated to providing their guest with “The Perfect Wine Experience”. They will invite you to share their passion for the art of winemaking, their love of farming and living the wine country lifestyle. You will enjoy fresh fare, wine education, entertainement and enchanting panoramic vineyard views at the “Village of Dreams”.
2. Maurice Car’ry (tasting location 2)
Experience the spectacular setting of this winery. Indulge yourself with exceptional hand crafted wines and award winning Viognier. Enjoy their numerous gold medal winning wines such as their Sauvignon Blanc, Meritage-Bordeaux Blend & Syrah.
3. Wilson Creek or similar (tasting location 3)
The Wilson family join together to make your experience an enjoyable one, one that you will remember! You will feel the personal touch when you enter the tasting room and visit the property with one of their family member. Wilson Creek is home of the famous Almond Champagne and they are also host of elegant weddings, corporate retreats, special event and wine club. This winery is very popular.
4. One possible stop at a surprise winery or in Old Town Temecula (if time permits – tasting on your own)
The tour includes :
- Tour guide at all time (knowledgeable and fun)
- Fun guaranteed and learning experience about Wine
- Private Signature Wine sampling or similar at every stop
- One behind the scene tour that explain the wine production process and the grape varietals
- Group meal in a winery.
Price : starting at $149.00 per person (minimum participation to guarantee the tour is 4)
Must be 21+ to attend the tour
This is a Murder Mystery/Wine Tasting event. The $50.00 ticket includes 8 tastes of 2oz. Red Wine, food pairing plus the game.
The 3rd Annual Garagiste Festival: Northern Exposure is coming back on Feb 15, 2020 to give you rare access to the region’s best small, hard-to-find winemakers. At this intimate event, you will discover and taste amazing, cutting edge wines from over 40 high-quality, micro-production, commercial wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and more.
Find out for yourself why we’ve been selling out our events for ten years and why we were named the #1 Wine Festival in the Country by USA Today! Meet the winemakers and hear directly from them about the ins and outs of their winemaking styles.
Over 70% of Garagiste wineries do not have a tasting room, so this is truly a singular chance to discover and meet the next great winemakers and get the opportunity to taste their amazing micro-production wines. Your appointment to try these wines is all in one room, right here! You won’t be able to duplicate this tasting experience at any other wine event.
Meet the winemakers, taste their passion!
2020 Winemaker Participants include: 601 Cellars, Abbot’s Passage, Aesop Wines, Ampere/Pine Mountain Vineyards, Armitage Wines, Benevolent Neglect Wines, Boonville Road Wines, Brombeere Wines, Carboniste Modern Sparkling, Carpenter Wine, Crux Winery, Dane Cellars, DeWitt Vineyard, Enriquez Estate Wines, Fallon Place Wines, Ferguson Family Wines, Fields Family Wines, Frostwatch Vineyard, Greyscale Wines, Jardesca Aperitvo, JonEVino, March Wines, Mastro Scheidt, Montagne Russe, Oceano Wines, Oceans Churning, Old County Cellars, Ondule Wines, Paskett Winery, Passaggio Wines, Perri Jaye Vineyards, Piezo Winery, Purple Dragon Cellars, Ricci Vineyards, Sosie Wines, Sutro Wine Co., T. Berkley Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Topel Winery, Weatherborne Wine Corp. and Zo Wines.
All Festival Events will take place at
THE SONOMA VETERANS’ MEMORIAL HALL
126 1st Street W, Sonoma, CA 95476
When we think of Valentine’s Day we think of bubbles & chocolate. So what better way to start your day with Garagiste than with a delicious and hearty wine county box lunch from local fave The Girl & the Fig, a full glass of sparkling rose from one of our own winemakers Carboniste Modern Sparkling along with a sweet treat from artisan chocolatiers Fleur Sauvage Chocolates. All of these products are hand-crafted with love and showcase the passion of their creators. A lovely way to kick-off our 10-Year Festival season! PLUS VIP Guests will get to jumpstart the tasting and enter at 12:30pm, a half hour extra to explore the wineries extra special Rare & Reserve bottles with a very limited crowd. Five hours of wine & food fun! Only 60 Tickets are available.
Come an hour early and get to taste the best of their best, as our wineries treat our VIP and Early Access guests with library, club only or reserve wines, only being poured during this first hour. The festival’s Grand Tasting follows from 2-5pm with over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals. During the Grand Tasting complimentary cheese & charcuterie will be provided, along with food samples from local artisan vendors.
The festival’s Grand Tasting showcases over 40 winemakers pouring 150+ wines and 20+ varietals. During this time complimentary cheese & charcuterie will be provided, along with food samples from local artisan vendors.
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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 21-years-old to attend. No babies or small children will be allowed into the building.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The hall has plenty of free parking. It is also within walking distance of downtown Sonoma.
What can I bring into the event?
The event is indoors and will happen rain or shine. No outside beverages will be allowed into the building. Drinking water will be provided for all guests.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a yoga class with baby goats, followed by farmstead wine and cheese tasting!