Lorimar Winery happens to be one of the best wineries in all of Temecula, with its beautiful central location and incredible vistas and views. I have tasted their wines at many Hollywood A list events, like Roger Neal’s Annual Party; The Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner & Hollywood Oscar Suite, where Lorimar is their sponsor every year. I am so fortunate to have been able to try their amazing wines many years in a row. As well as Lorimar sending me some wines for my cooking show and them being a sponsor on my sponsorship page.
Our tour started out with Richie, our tour guide, taking us through the patio brunch area, where we got to see all of the delicious food items that Lorimar serves up off of its brunch menu and buffet. It all looked scrumptious. We sampled some great sparkling wine during that time.
Here’s what I tried:
California Sparkling wine, a delicious refreshing wine, great for any hot summer day. 2016 Chardonnay, I just loved the buttery creamy nuance, I had to buy one to take home. 2015 Meritage. This wine would be great with any lamb, steak, and meat sauce. Big and bold but the perfect meat lovers wine. 2014 Syrah, this wine would be great with a nice tomato sauce, a filet mignon or a pot roast.
“ A Fusion of Wine, Art Music, and Food”. At Lorimar Vineyards and Winery they will engage your senses with a blend of handcrafted wines, live music, local art, and gourmet food. Lorimar’s captivating views of the Temecula Valley are almost as impressive as their award-winning wines.
Lorimar wines are fruit forward and showcase dedication to producing the best product from grape to glass. Their goal at Lorimar Winery is to create a memory that guests will look back on with a smile and hold close to their heart.
Lorimar Winery – The Dream – What began as a long-time dream for brothers-in-law Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield, came to fruition with the opening of Lorimar Vineyards and Winery. In fact, the name Lorimar itself was formed by combining Lawrie and Mark’s first names. A unique winery concept was formed through the combination of their shared passion for music, experiences in hospitality, and culinary and performing arts. The journey began in 2009 with the opening of Lorimar’s Old Town location, a placeholder while the Wine Country location was under construction. In May 2012, Lawrie and Mark, along with hundreds of local residents and guests, celebrated the grand opening of Lorimar Winery, a Tuscan-style winery in the heart of the Temecula Valley. Featuring breathtaking views of Mount Palomar and the Santa Ana Mountains, Lorimar is the perfect picturesque setting to enjoy live music, local artwork, gourmet food, and award-winning wine. Lorimar Winery has a distinct personality, which is built around the perfect combination of wine and music.
At Lorimar they craft wines that are approachable with a fruit forward style that showcases the strengths of Temecula Wine Country. They create wines using the best of the old world ways combined with today’s more advanced technologies, producing delicious varietals and exciting blends.
Tuscan Style Winery:
Their Tuscan style winery is showcased amidst adjoining orange groves and our 22-acre estate vineyard. Their first vine plantings were of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000 followed by Syrah, Grenache, Muscat, Viognier and Sangiovese.
Temecula’s wine growing region is unique and special. They are 22 miles away from the ocean, which classifies them as a Mediterranean climate. Balanced with warm sunny days and cool nights, the vines flourish and produce excellent fruit in their climate. The soil composition of decomposed granite and clay drains well and is ideal for retaining moisture reserves deep below the surface roots.
Whatever the occasion it is worth a trip to Lorimar Winery, lush lovely grounds, and a fun vibe, you will be guaranteed a fabulous excursion!
Wine Country Tasting Room
39990 Anza Road
Temecula, CA 92591
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