The Best Temecula Rosé Wines That are Not Sweet

Happy National rosé day! Today we officially start the beginning of summer by introducing you to some of my favorite Temecula Wine Country rosés! Since last harvest, I've had the pleasure of trying the new vintages of Temecula rosé and I have compiled a list of my favorite rosés in Temecula, currently available for purchase. For the purposes of this article, I'll be only writing about the dry fruity rosés in town. A follow up article will be completed on sweet rosé wines in Temecula in the near future. All of these wines are a round up of my current favorites and in no particular order, but I think you can figure out which two are my go to's.

Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting Day Two

If you read Day One of the Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting in my previous article HERE, then you may have heard that Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association is celebrating its 50th year celebration. In celebration, Temecula Valley is planning several events throughout the year, along with the annual Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting that occurred in January. On Sunday Day two, we visited Fazeli Cellars, Robert Renzoni, Masia De La Vinya, Cougar Vineyards, Lorenzi Estate and Hart Winery. Below are the pictures, a little information about each winery I visited and some of the food and wine pairings of Sunday's event. Click HERE to read DAY One of the Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting.

Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting - Day One

Temecula Valley AVA, which is located in southern California just outside of San Diego, initially planted it’s first wine grapes in 1820 by Spanish Missionaries. However, the first commercial wine made from Temecula Valley grapes was in 1971 by Brookside Winery. This followed the opening of the first commercial winery, Callaway Vineyard and Winery in 1974, producing the first wine made in the Temecula Valley from Temecula Valley grapes. Today, we celebrate its 50th year with resorts, restaurants and over 40 wineries and counting.

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm & Winery a Must visit in Temecula Wine Country!

Peltzer Winery and Peltzer Pumpkin Farms are truly unique and one of a kind places. The entire property and winery is decorated with a rustic modern industrial feel with unique details throughout the entire winery and property. Their Silo bar, created by the owner, was recently opened at their winery offering delicious sangrias with other refreshing mixed cocktails. a pumpkin farm at a winery by fourth generation family farmers producing their first pumpkin harvest in 1913 and in Orange County in 1996. The Peltzer family moved to Temeculaten years ago and this year they're celebrating their 21st harvest. There's so much too see and so many cute things to purchase at their Crush House. Even the wall diving the men's and women restroom has vintage detail of a collection of license plates that was collected by the owners. 

Wisteria Lane in Temecula Wine Country

SPRING IS NATURES WAY OF SAYING, 'LET'S PARTY' - ROBIN WILLIAMS

Spring is here and what better way to welcome it than with full blooming flowers!!! I'm completely obsessed with flowers, as they bring so much joy to my life. Well, if you haven’t noticed it, Wisteria Lane exists in Temecula and it’s blooming all over some wineries in Wine Country. Last year, I went around the wineries and snapped pictures of all the Wisterias that were blooming, which you can see below. Currently, the Wisterias have begun to bloom and are looking amazing. Wisterias usually last about four weeks, depending on the weather. So make sure to catch these beautiful blooming Wisterias, which make for beautiful pictures moments. With all the wonderful rain we got this year, I can’t even imagine what the Wisterias will look like in about a week! I didn't get a chance to visit all the wineries with wisterias last year, so if I missed one, please let me know in the comments below. Currently Temecula Wineries displaying Wisteria are South Coast Winery (my favorite), Miramonte, Lorimar Winery and Vineyards, and Cougar Winery. Two other wineries that I didn't get a chance to visit last year that are currently blooming beautifully with Wisteria are Peltzer Winery, (Newest edition to Temecula and the cutest winery around) and Keyways. What other wineries have blooming Wisterias? Let me know!!!!