Miramonte Winery was founded in 2000 by 32- year-old entrepreneur and oenophile, Cane Vanderhoof. Since then the winery has gracefully emerged as one of Southern California’s most beautiful, dynamic and forward thinking wineries. Ours is a mission driven by passion. By design, we are a leading influence in the Southern California wine scene, taking Temecula to new winemaking heights. We invite you to connect with us and join our remarkable journey.
The Winery. Beautiful. Tranquil. Serene.
Our stunning hill top location keeps Miramonte literally and figuratively majestically perched above the fray of everyday life. Our contemporary-chic tasting room and gorgeous garden verandas offer a perfectly elegant and peaceful way to sip, savor and simplify.
The Vineyards. Sustainable. Balanced. Pristine.
Our vineyards are sustainably managed to have the lowest possible impact on our natural environment. We've studied the land. We've studied the climate. And we've chosen a natural approach to farming to protect the land and the amazing cycle of life that exists in the vineyard. We choose to grow premium Rhone grape varieties, exclusively, because of the graceful way they express themselves when nurtured carefully in our valley.
The Wines. Elegant. Trendsetting. Harmonious.
We are driven by an intense passion to craft fine wine. We believe there is power in elegance, sophistication in nuance. Our goal is to let the grapes speak naturally for themselves, with deep, succulent flavors and aromas. Gentle accents are derived from premium oak aging. We approach blending as an art form. Although known for our reds and off dry rosés, we now make inspired white wines, as well.
The Winemaker. Seasoned. Soulful. Innovative.
Our winemaker is UC Davis educated, Reinhard Schlassa. Reinhard brings a pedigree winemaking background to Miramonte. He's made wines with icons of the industry, on three continents, over a span of two decades. Most notably, he served a lengthy stint as Assistant Winemaker at the perennially critically acclaimed Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon. His amazing experience and creative talent guide our every wine making decision.