Our Winemaking Goal
Our goal is to craft the finest wines possible. We believe in minimal intervention to allow for the most natural expression of the fruit, and we believe in paying meticulous attention to detail throughout the entire wine making process — from the vineyard to the winery. We very work hard to produce wines of depth, character and sophistication, and our house style focuses on intensity, individuality, regional distinction and elegance of expression.
To date, our wine making efforts have been well-recognized. We have been consistently rewarded as one of the most heavily awarded boutique wineries of Southern California.
Winery in Temecula, CA
Founded in 2000 by young entrepreneur, Cane Vanderhoof, Miramonte has emerged as one of the most respected and heavily awarded boutique wineries of southern California. Located in the heart of the Valley, the winery and estate vineyard sit at an elevation of 1400 feet, and our remaining vineyards are located between 1400 and 1600 feet. We own, manage or otherwise buy the grapes from 44 total acres of Temecula's finest vineyards.
In early 2008, we purchased an important neighboring piece of undeveloped land on Rancho California Road, effectively extending our estate vineyard to approximately 13 acres. At present, we are preparing to develop the new acreage to one of the finest vineyards of its type in California.
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Vineyard in Temecula, CA
We focus on Rhone varietal wines and blends, but continually look for interesting expressions of additional varieties and styles. To plant and manage our vineyards, we work closely with Southern California’s premier vineyard manager, Ben Drake.
The goal in the vineyard is to grow grapes which show consistent concentration and intensity, year-after-year. We typically plant our vines in 9x5 or 9x6 spaced rows (806 vines/acre or 968 vines/acre). Each vine is limited to 8-12 bunches per year, and farmed for a careful sense of balance. We feel this ensures the development of a genuine sense of place in the flavors and aromas of each vineyard block.
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Coming to visit Miramonte?
We look forward to seeing you! Check out the directions below or the map at the right to further assist you.
From San Diego
Heading North on I-15,exit Rancho California Road and turn right. Drive about 5 miles on Rancho Cal Rd. Miramonte Winery will be on your left hand side, at the top of a small hill. Look for the large hillside garden veranda. Can't miss us.
From The Inland Empire or The Desert
Heading South on the 215, merge on to I-15. Exit Rancho California Road and turn left. Drive about 5 miles on Rancho Cal Rd. Miramonte Winery will be on your left hand side, at the top of a small hill. Look for the large hillside garden veranda. Hurry ... we'll keep the whites chilled for you.
From Los Angeles or Orange County
Take the 91 East to the I-15 South. Exit at Rancho California Road and turn left. Drive about 5 miles on Rancho Cal Rd. Miramonte Winery will be on your left hand side, at the top of a small hill. Look for the large hillside garden veranda. We'll be waiting for you.
Limousine & Bus Groups
We welcome our bus and limousine friends WEEKDAYS ONLY. The simple policies below to help will ensure a safe and happy visit to Miramonte.
Reservations: Call Limo Reservations at (951) 506-5500 #104
Unfortunately, we can no longer accept bus / limos on weekends. We only accept them on weekdays. This allows us to better handle high traffic and ensure a top quality wine tasting experience. Call us today! We're happily dedicated to making your visit one of the finest wine tasting experiences in Temecula Wine Country. :)
Drop Off Location
Drivers, please drop-off and pick-up guests by the fountain & round stairwell just in front of our Tasting Room. You can wait in the lower overflow parking lot. Lots of room for you there. We kindly ask that you not wait in front of our fountain entrance.
Miramonte is committed to a safe, friendly, and enjoyable tasting experience for all our wonderful guests. Intoxicated visitors and/or guests --- especially with outside alcohol --- will not be admitted to the winery.
Journey Thru Miramonte, The Ultimate Winery Tour
The perfect way to really see what all the fuss is about. Our tours take you from the vineyard, to the crush pad, to the barrel cellar --- happily providing rich insights into our entire creative process, and offering you VIP access to our incredible property. The VIP Winemaker's Tour last approximately 2 hours, and you are guaranteed to enjoy some of the most soulfully crafted wines produced in Southern California today.
VIP Winemaker's Tour - $75
Tour, tasting, wine appreciation w/ food pairing.
- Monday: 12 PM & 3PM
- Tues-Wed: 12PM only
- Thurs-Sun: 11 PM, 1PM, & 3PM
Winemaker's Tours are available for $35 year round for club members and a guest. Private tours available, subject to availability and minimum guest counts.
Questions or comments? Call or email us!
Tours Phone: (951) 506-5500 #108
Tours Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q: What are your business hours?
A: The winery is open Sunday thru Thursday 11-6, and every Friday & Saturday 11-10.
Q: What is Miramonte's ambiance?
A: We are an indoor/outdoor garden winery, perched on a hill with gorgeous verandas and lawns. Miramonte's verandas are well known. They feature amazing ambiance and stunningly beautiful panoramic views. If you come to Temecula -- do yourself a favor and come check them out
Q: When is the best time to visit?
A: Generally speaking, Monday thru Thursday can be a quieter tasting experience with plenty of personal attention from our staff.
If you're looking for a little more energy, consider Friday thru Sunday. If you visit Friday thru Sunday, please note that various tour groups come and go throughout the day. Its still a great experience, there will likely just be more people. We tend to receive most traffic from 2-6 PM.
Also, we host live music every Friday & Saturday night from 7-10PM. We're a local hot spot with happy crowds at that time as well. Come check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Q: What is your price range?
A: Tastings are $17 for 6 tastes Monday thru Friday, and $20 on Saturdays and Sundays. Bottled wines are $17-$45. Wine by the glass are $6-$13. Food boards are $20-$25. Wine club receives special discounts on almost everything.
Q: Do you have a restaurant or sell food?
A: Yes. Flower Hill Bistro @miramontewinery is now OPEN! The bistro offers a variety of craft food items from our Fromage + Tomato, to our amazing Roasted Veggie flatbread, to our glorious Piri Piri Half Chicken. For more information on Flower Hill Bistro, please visit the Bistro page.
Q: Can we bring our own food?
A: With the exception of birthday cakes, no outside food or beverages are allowed on our verandas or in our tasting room.
No outside beverages, no tents, shade covers, large ice chests, or excessive decor are allowed. No outside caterers or food deliveries (eg., pizza) are allowed at any time. Although we don't like to think about this, guests who do not respect our food and beverage policies may be asked to leave. :(
Q: Are you dog friendly?
A: Absolutely. Miramonte is 100% dog friendly. Bear in mind, we have our own young Labradoodle, Mojo. So for the enjoyment of all our guests, we simply ask that your pets be accompanied by an adult at all times, that they be properly restrained, and that you clean up after them. Also, please respect our events lawn. It is not a place for your pet to poop. :)
Q: Can we book a reservation?
A: Groups of under 10 guests are welcome on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that parties of 10 or more guests book their visit through our tasting room. Please contact Michelle Herrera, Asst. Tasting Room Manager at (951) 506-5500 #104. Or you email her at email@example.com for more booking information.
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