Award Winning Fazeli Cellars
Inspired by the ancient traditions of Persia. Rooted in the modern expressions of California.
New on the De Portola Wine Trail
The Fazeli family is proud of its cultural heritage, which it continues to celebrate by creating wines that capture the essence of its ancient traditions. Named after the fabled city of Shiraz, its benchmark grape pays homage to ancient Persia. Long ago this beautiful city was famous for its wine, and some even say that this is
where the Shiraz grape originated.
Artwineandtravel.com visited the cellars and found this is one of the most friendly and helpful places to visit if you want to learn bout and taste some great vitages. Visit it at Fazeli Cellars Old Town Center 41955 Fourth St #101 Temecula, Ca 92590
Pandora's Rock playing Livin' on a Prayer at Temecula Wine & Beer Garden Live "Livin' on a Prayer" is Bon Jovi's second single from their Slippery When Wet album. Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora with Desmond Child, the single, released in late 1986, was well received at both rock and pop radio and its music video was given heavy rotation at MTV, giving the band their first #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The single also became Bon Jovi's second consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit and has become the band's signature song, topping fan-voted lists and re-charting around the world decades after its release.
On the De Portola Wine Trail the Oak Mountain Winery,
is one of the most prominent Temecula wineries in Southern California. Oak Mountain Winery Cordially invites you to Our 7th annual Wine blending Class. You'll begin this unique experience with a wine blending workshop led by our winemaker Steve Andrews.
Sample three different red wine varietals and learn
what differentiates them from one another. You'll want to take notes because the next two hours you'll spend blending and tasting as you craft your very own wine blend! Once you've mastered the art, it's time to bottle and cork your special blend!
Now that you've worked up an appetite,
unwind with your classmates over a five-course gourmet dinner by Temecula Catering.
is held annually, the
First weekend of June at Lake Skinner Recreation Area in the Southern California Temecula Valley AVA.
The event features morning balloon launches, evening balloon glows, wine tasting from more than 20 wineries, wine competition, food and wine pairing, concerts featuring country on Friday, Classic Rock and Rock on Saturday, and Jazz on Sunday. There is also a giant arts and craft faire, kids faire, and fine art paintings on exhibit within the wine gardens.
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival,
then known as the Rancho California Balloon and Wine Festival, was started in 1983 by Walt Darren, a commercial airline pilot and avid balloonist and by Evelyn Harker a veteran event organizer and fund raiser. The seed money was provided by Kaiser Development Company and sponsors came from the local community giving what they could with many contributions consisting of in-kind services and products.
At this time, there were only six wineries in the region.
There are over 30 wineries in the region now.
The first Balloon and Wine Festival was launched in the Spring of 1984 and was a monumental success for a town of only 9,000 residents. More than 4,000 people were in attendance that year as 35 balloons were launched from the Rancho California Plaza area off Ynez Road (now Tower Plaza).
As the Festival grew, music was added and the event was moved to the Sports Park.
In 1986 as the event continued to grow, it was moved to Cherry Avenue and the first ever poster contest was held. During 1987-1988, the Festival was moved back to the Sports Park and in 1989, it was moved to its current location at Lake Skinner. In 1988, the Festival featured live entertainment with the Coasters and Little Anthony and the Imperials. In 1991 the Beach Boys entertained.