Founded in 2000 by young entrepreneur, Cane Vanderhoof, Miramonte has emerged as one of the most respected and forward thinking boutique wineries of southern California. Located in the heart of the Temecula Valley, the winery and estate vineyard sit at an elevation of 1400 feet, our remaining vineyards are located between 1400 and 1600 feet. We also buy premium fruit from 44 acres of local vineyards --- with a special focus on what are generally considered the traditional grapes varieties of Spain, Portugal and southern France.
- 2001. Miramonte pioneered weekly entertainment in Temecula, staying open with the finest local musical entertainment well after other wineries had closed. We laid the path for many other wineries to follow, helping establish Temecula as a local cultural and lifestyle destination.
- 2004. We released our first estate wines demonstrating our focus (at the time) on southern French grapes varieties and blends. These wines led to countless awards and recognition, and we began broadening our gaze of inspiration to include the grapes of Spain and Portugal, and how they might perform in our region.
- 2008. We purchased an important neighboring piece of undeveloped land on Rancho California Road, effectively extending our estate vineyard to approximately 13 acres. Miramonte was developed from a small barn known mostly to locals, to the hyper popular Miramonte we have become today.
- 2015. We opened the award winning Flower Hill Bistro @ Miramonte, cementing our position as one of the Valley's finest venues for Friday thru Sunday food, wine, entertainment -- and generally amazing wine country ambiance.