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Feb 23, 2008 09:04 AM

Good Wineries in Temecula

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. 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.

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        1. 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:

          Hart Winery
          41300 Avenida, Biona Temecula, CA

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

          1. 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.


            Happy tasting.