Thornton Winery

(951) 699-0099 32575 Rancho Calif. Rd
Temecula, CA 3747
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Historic Thornton Winery THORNTON WINERY favors producing wine that is exciting for its freshness, bursting with flavor and showcasing the distinct characteristics of the varietals included in the blend using whole cluster pressing, extensive blending, barrel aging, and different vinification techniques. THORNTON WINERY’S old world charm and grace are most apparent when visiting the winery in Temecula. The winery, an elegant French-style chateau overlooking the graceful vineyards of the Temecula Valley, highlights Café Champagne, a breathtaking Fountain Terrace, Herb Gardens, Gift Shop, and Champagne Lounge. Nestled in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, THORNTON WINERY opened in 1988. The winery combines old world style with new world taste to create award-winning and premium varietal wine. The Méthode Champenoise process is used because it has proven to be the best for producing fine quality Sparkling Wine/Champagne. From the beginning, THORNTON WINERY has utilized skills perfected Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Recipe Courtesy of Thornton WineryIngredients:1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeds removed and chopped into cubes1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped2 cloves fresh peeled garlic1 quart chicken stock1 tbsp unsalted butter2-3 tbsp red Thai curry paste Salt & PepperDirections:Melt butter in a large soup pan. Add onion and garlic and cook 1-2... Read More

    From the article Thornton Winery Curried Butternut Squash Soup


  • So I am mainly a dry red wine drinker, so I hardly ever get into sparling wines outside the annual bottle of Asti Spumante at New Years Eve, but twice today I encountered a red sparkling wine, something I never thought of before.I went to two stores today that were having some informal tastings.  World Market, a national chain was having a nice ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sparkling Red Wines, is this...


  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Temecula in July


  • Thornton Nebbiolo Temecula Valley Limited Release 2006

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    87 points.This wines aroma is deep and berry toned with a floral perfume that wafts elegantly from the glass. Despite its initially delicate fragrance, a spin in the glass reveals some heavy earth aromas, reminiscent of forest floor and mushrooms.Its initially sweet and ripe with raspberry and plum tones on the palate. There is some heat from th... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Thornton Blanc de Noir NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by duchardt


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  • Thornton Winery Thorny's Coat Red 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jfoland


  • Thornton Blanc de Noir NV

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    Wine review by littlesalsi


  • Thornton White Blend Temecula Valley Thorny's Coat White 2007

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    Wine review by jfoland


  • Thornton Zinfandel Temecula Valley Huis Vineyard 2006

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    Wine review by oceank8


  • Thornton Zinfandel South Coast Late Harvest 2006

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    Wine review by oceank8


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