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Appellation: Temecula Valley

Alcohol: 11.5%

Residual Sugar: 0.2%

Oak: Not Oaked

87% Albariño
13% Pinot Grigio

Tasting Notes: Our 2021 Albariño has aromas of Honeysuckle, and Jasmine, with Green Apple and Nectarine on the palate, and Bright Acidity on the finish.

Winemaker’s Notes: This Iberian variety is very well suited for our Mediterranean climate, which makes it an obvious choice for us to utilize. Albariño tends to get richly honeyed if over ripe, so we harvest ours a little earlier. We also blended in some crisp Pinot Grigio to further lighten the wine. While the floral, honey notes are still present and appreciated, they are balanced nicely with grassy, herbal notes, and a light, crisp finish.

Food Pairing Ideas: Grilled Salmon, Cioppino, or light salads with chicken breast

Appellation: California

Alcohol: 13.9%

Residual Sugar: 0.2%

Oak: N/A

Composition: 59% Viognier, 41% Chardonnay

Tasting Notes:

Fresh breezes of lychee, white peach and limestone rise from the glass in our 2021 Solace, broadened on the palate with a hint of honey and pear with ample crisp acidity to assure a refreshingly clean finish.

Winemaker’s Notes:

Our 2021 Solace is a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier The Chardonnay adds notes of citrus and cream, balanced perfectly with tropical and stone fruit notes from the Viognier. This wine is unoaked, keeping it crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Food Pairing Ideas:

Grilled Fish Tacos, Margarita Pizza, Buttered Popcorn

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Restaurant wine lists can be… extensive, to say the least. The last thing you want is to stress over something as minuscule as a drink choice when out for a meal meant for leisure. Or is that just me? Regardless, all those options often put us in that position anyways. In all reality, you don’t need to be an expert to order your wine, but it helps for your own enjoyment to feel as if you played at least a small role in your decision, don’t you think? After all, this blog is focused on those wanting to know more about wine. So, here’s a few tips next time you’re out & want to order wine!

1.       Do your research (if you can).

2.       Don’t panic.

3.       Stick to your budget.

4.       Talk to your sommelier.

5.       Ask for a taste.

6.       Try something new!

The cheat-sheet version of this list basically reassures you that you can’t order wine wrong. You just have to be brave with it. Be confident in not knowing a lot! & No, that’s not an oxymoron; It’s good advice for someone learning about wine. Keeping an open mind is the only thing that will take you to that next level. If you don’t care about getting there, that’s fine, too. If anything, these tips will at least lead you to some yummy wine, & who wouldn’t want that?

Bailey Morris, Marketing/ Gift Shop

Crazy about Wiens wine? Here’s a list of restaurants we serve our wine in! *

1909 – 28656 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590

Barrel 33 – 40754 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Bluewater Grill – 26700 Ynez Ct, Temecula, CA 92591

Pechanga Resort and Casino – 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592

Reading Cinema – 41090 California Oaks Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen – 31165 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592

Spicy Noodle – 25395 Madison Ave #111, Murrieta, CA 92562

Coin-Op Game Room – 28588 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590

EscoGelato – 122 S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025

Goat and Vine – 41923 2nd Street #102, Temecula, CA 92590

Grazing Theory – 32127 Temecula Pkwy Unit C, Temecula, CA 92592

Embassy Suites – 29345 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Oscar’s Brewing Company – 29375 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Backyard Bottle Shop & Taproom – 39400 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd STE 123A, Murrieta, CA

Ferro – 25840 Cedar St, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549

Grapes & Grains – 28061 Jefferson Ave #5, Temecula, CA 92590

127 West Social – 127 W Elder St, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Toast – 31093 Temecula Pkwy d6, Temecula, CA 92592


*This list has been gathered as of 8/24/21 & is subject to change at any time. Should you dine at any of these establishments, please understand quantities are limited & may not be available at time of visit.