Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thornton Winery: Temecula, California.


Temecula Valley is Southern California's wine country and one of the most beautiful areas of California. They have hundreds of award winning wines, and 31 wineries in the area. Thornton Winery was one that we visited while in Temecula Valley. Thornton Winery has been around since 1988, and since, created some delicious wines, sparkling wines, and champagne. The winery itself is a French-styled chateau, overlooking the vineyards of the Temecula Valley.

Thornton Winery has a beautiful cafe called the Cafe Champagne which serves a mouth watering menu for every kind of palette. The food served is paired well with the wines and champagnes they offer, so in most cases, guest will come for a bite to eat as well as the tastings, which is exactly what I did while I visited Thornton Winery.


They have a massive selection of wines and champagnes.



I do recommend stopping for lunch as their menu is carefully selected and fits perfectly with most of their wines.



Before they serve you the wine, they provide you with a sheet of the wines you've selected. The sheet gives you some good information on the chosen wines and tells you exactly what foods you should be pairing with the wines.


They place each wine tasting over the description on the sheet so you know exactly what wine you are drinking. 



Of course we ordered a platter of cheese and breads. It was served with a light maple honey dressing.


Seafood was a must for some at our table. This dish in particular was called Seafood Cioppino. It had shrimps, scallops, mussels, crab, lobster, and fresh fish simmered in a spicy tomato and garlic broth.



More seafood for the seafood lovers.



This was a delicious breaded chicken breast served with baked potato and veggies in a Tarragon cream sauce---HEAVENLY.



We kept ordering different types of wines. They have the most unusual wines at Thornton Winery. I urge you to try at least 3 different sets of wines. Most sets come with five different wines/champagnes.



The Temecula Valley is such a beautiful sight. You are surrounded by the greenery of the vineyards, and of course in the distance, the breath-taking mountains of California.




My lovely man and I posing for a photo by the scenic vineyards in the distance.



More stunning views of the vineyards.





That concludes my blog on the Thornton Winery. Hope you enjoyed that and do visit the winery as it is truly a lovely experience for those who love wine and even those who are not so much into wine.


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