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Temecula Wine Country At A Glance

September 09, 1988|Patrick Mott

BAILY WINERY--36150 Pauba Road. Phone 676-WINE. Tasting and tours weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Wine varieties available: Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon nouveau, white Riesling, Cabernet blanc and muscat.

BRITTON CELLARS--40620 Calle Contento. Phone 676-2938. Tasting and tours daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wine varieties available: Cabernet Pearl and Zinfandel Pearl (blush wines), Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Merlot.

CALLAWAY VINEYARD & WINERY--32720 Rancho California Road. Phone 676-4001. Visitor center open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lecture and tasting following tour, $1.50. Group private tour and tasting by reservation, $3 per person. Picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Sells only white wines: "Calla-Lees" Chardonnay, late harvest Chardonnay, fume blanc, Sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, white Riesling, "Spring Wine" and "Sweet Nancy" (a dessert wine).

MAURICE CARRIE WINERY--34225 Rancho California Road. Phone 676-1711. Tasting daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Catered picnic baskets available. Deli, picnic area, gifts. Wine varieties available: white zinfandel, muscat Canelli, "Heather's Mist" (white table wine), Chardonnay, chenin blanc, Johannisberg Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, petite sirah, merlot and "Cody's Crush" (a red blend).

CILURZO VINEYARD & WINERY--41220 Calle Contento. Phone 676-5250. Tasting and tours daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Wine varieties available: Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, white zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, pinot noir, petite sirah, Johannisberg Riesling-late harvest.

JOHN CULBERTSON WINERY--32575 Rancho California Road. Phone 699-0099. Five varieties of sparkling wine available for tasting, $5. Free tours will probably begin in mid-September. Restaurant, take-out, picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Reservations recommended in Cafe Champagne restaurant. Vineyard Grill Room available for private parties by reservation. Sells only sparkling wines: natural, brut, brut rose, blanc et noir and cuvee de Frontignan.

FILSINGER VINEYARD & WINERY--39050 DePortola Road. Phone 676-4594. Tasting and tours weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays by appointment. Picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Wine varieties available: Chardonnay, fume blanc, Gewurztraminer, gamay Beaujolais, white zinfandel, Beaujolais blush, Cabernet Sauvignon and brut Champagne.

FRENCH VALLEY VINEYARDS--36515 Briggs Road, Murrieta. Phone 926-2175. Tasting and tours daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deli, picnic area, gifts. Wine varieties available: chenin blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Johannisberg Riesling.

HART WINERY--41300 Avenida Biona. Phone 676-6300. Tasting and tours weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays by appointment. Wine varieties available: Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, chenin blanc, white Riesling, Cabernet blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

MOUNT PALOMAR WINERY--33820 Rancho California Road. Phone 676-5047. Tasting and tours daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deli, picnic area, gifts, group catering by reservation. Wine varieties available: Chardonnay, fume blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Johannisberg Riesling, gamay Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, "South Coast Red," white Cabernet, chenin blanc, Rhine, cream sherry, port and champagne.

JOHN PICONI WINERY--33410 Rancho California Road. Phone 676-5400. Tasting weekends from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., tours on weekdays by appointment. Gifts, group catering by reservation. Wine varieties available: fume blanc, Chardonnay, dry chenin blanc, Johannisberg Riesling, white Cabernet, "Christmas Wine" (a blush), Cabernet Sauvignon, merlot and petite sirah.

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