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Jodie Feb 23, 2008 09:04 AM

We're staying overnight in Temecula and would like to try a couple of wineries. I know there is a Callaway but, it's Callaway. Any other suggestions? We are staying on Rainbow Canyon Road.

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  1. rednyellow Feb 23, 2008 09:44 AM

    You can have a fun day, but don't expect to find any great wine. Chilurzo sometimes has and interesting late harvest zin. Tasting in Temecula can be a good time with friends, but thats about it.

    1. SteveTimko Feb 23, 2008 10:15 AM

      Been discussed recently. Check out this thread:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/480742

      1. DiveFan Feb 24, 2008 02:18 PM

        I'd stop by smaller wineries like Hart and Filsinger. Hart has been there pretty much from the beginning. I can't remember much about Filsinger except the proprietor often dressed in a western shirt and bolo tie (very nice guy). These days, try to avoid the weekend total zoo.
        I remember first visiting the area over 25 years ago when there was *Nothing* on Rancho California road east of Marguerita. The amount of development out there is scary and depressing.
        Link to Temecula wine makers: http://www.temeculawines.org/default.asp

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        Hart Winery
        41300 Avenida, Biona Temecula, CA

        Filsinger Vineyards & Winery
        39050 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA

        1. Shannon Feb 24, 2008 04:19 PM

          I'm surprised Palumbo has not been mentioned - Nick Palumbo makes some really good wine. Even if you are there on a weekday, call for an appointment and taste there.

          http://www.palumbofamilyvineyards.com...

          Happy tasting.

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