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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 wines. The Méthode Champenoise process is used because it has proven to be the best for producing fine quality Sparkling Wine / Champagne.

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 Terrace, Herb Garden, Gift Shop, and Champagne Lounge.

Thornton Winery’s winemaker, Tom Stolzer, offers the famous Methode Champenoise Sparkling Champagne along with premium varietals still wines. The result is a world class group of sparkling and still wines that will amaze you.

Thornton Winery is proud of Café Champagne’s dedicated staff who have made the restaurant a friendly and personal establishment featuring “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine.” The winery is the perfect venue for the widely popular Champagne concert series, scheduled from April through October. Thornton Winery has brought in some of the world’s biggest names in the music industry for its annual concert series. In recent years,  stars such as Michael McDonald, Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, Dave Koz, Kenny G, Chris Botti and America have performed in our intimate setting.

Thornton Winery offers fabulous facilities for Weddings, Winery Tours, Corporate Functions and Private Events.

Q Tastings & Private Tours

Visit Temecula Valley & experience a wine country private tour & tasting of selected premium champagne & varietal wine from Thornton’s award-winning winery.

For more information or to customize your tasting, call -951-699-0099 x3112

Champagne Lounge Hours
Open Daily: 10am – 5pm

Wine Tastings Hours
Open Daily: 10am – Close

Public Winery Tour Hours
Saturday’s & Sunday’s: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

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Wine Tastings
Our Champagne Lounge menu complements winemaker Tom Stolzer’s premium wines and Champagne. Set amongst the lush green vineyards of Temecula’s beautiful wine country.

Private Tours
Our tour takes you through the techniques & tools of the vinification process of making sparkling wine using the traditional Methodé Champenoise. Knowledgeable tour guides lead guests throughout the winery explaining everything from the fermentation tanks & en tirage in the caves to the disgorging process.

Tours take approximately 20 minutes

Minimum of 15 people to reserve Private Tours & Tastings. By Reservation only.

Q Café Champagne Restaurant

The award-winning, Café Champagne Restaurant at Thornton Winery is a “want to do” for every visitor to the Temecula Valley. Since 1988, from growing herbs to cutting home-grown flowers, every effort has been made to offer the perfect combination of French Country Elegance and Gold Medal-winning Contemporary Cuisine.

Thornton Winery, family-owned by John and President Steve Thornton, is proud of its award-winning food and wine.

Thornton Winery and Café Champagne Restaurant provide a breathtaking entrance to the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Country French elegance combines with “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine” to create a well-rounded flair for the total gourmet experience.

Café Champagne Restaurant with their dedicated staff’s expertise and artfully designed menu, has won the Gold Award for Contemporary Cuisine for eleven consecutive years from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. “Four Stars for Cuisine” and “Four Stars for the Wine List” were awarded by the California Restaurant Writers Association.

Thornton wine pairs perfectly as an enhancement for Café Champagne’s “Contemporary Fusion Cuisine.” Wine pairing suggestions with specific dishes enhance your dining enjoyment. In addition to our award-winning collection of Thornton wine, there are many other superb selections to pair with these
Gourmet Delights.

If you have questions about the food or wine, please ask our knowledgeable staff. They will happily assist you in selecting the perfect wine to complement your meal.

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