It’s Winery Wednesday!
Today, we are back in Temecula Valley wine country to visit…
Callaway Vineyard and Winery
With all the wineries Handsome and I have visited lately, up and down the California Coast, Callaway was the first winery we have seen with these self-serve wine dispensers. We were told by employees that sometimes it get very busy when buses of wine tours come to visit, so they made the decision to put in these self serve machines to elevate the wait. When you walk in, you buy a token and when you want a tasting you just put your token in the machine with the wine you would like to try.
They also have a wine tasting bar with an outstanding view of the valley. Their Bordeaux blend was one of my favorites Reds on this trip through Temecula’s wineries.
Their wine tasting staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and the Callaway legacy. Did you know in 1969 the first of Callaway’s vines were planted in Temecula? And, Callaway Winery and the famous golf club “Big Bertha” by Callaway, the number one golf company in the world were both the brain child of Ely Callaway.
Right beyond the tasting area was this glass enclosed dining room. The view from this room was spectacular. I would love to have an occasion to have a dinner party here. The picture does not do this room justice!
At the entrance of the winery there is a gift shop (like most wineries). This gift shop had unique items many of which I wanted to purchase!
There are many places to sit outside and enjoy the panoramic view but, my favorite place on the property was a tucked away patio area covered by my favorite vine, the Passiflora also know as the Passion Vine. It received it’s name due to the numbers of it’s various flower parts, Spanish missionaries adopted this unique flower as a symbol of the last days of Jesus, especially his crucifixion (you didn’t know you were going to get a history lesson today, did you?). For more info about this beautiful flower click here.
32720 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591 951.676.4001