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Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

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Address: 39990 Anza Road, Temecula, CA 92592
Phone Number: +1 951-694-6699
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

What began as a long-time dream for Brother-in-laws Lawrie Lipton and...

What began as a long-time dream for Brother-in-laws Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield, came to fruition with the opening of Lorimar Vineyards and Winery. In fact, the name Lorimar itself was formed by combining Lawrie and Mark's first names.

Lorimar's Old Town location was opened in 2009 while the Wine Country property was under construction. In the spring of 2012 Lorimar Vineyards and Winery celebrated with thousands of local residents and guests for the Grand Opening of our second location, an incredible Tuscan style winery in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country. Featuring breathtaking views of Mount Palomar and the Santa Ana Mountains, Lorimar features live music on the sunset patio every weekend all year long. Guests will also enjoy relaxing by the stone fireplace surrounded by a living art gallery, filled with works from many local artists.

At Lorimar we craft wines that are approachable with a fruit forward style that showcases the strengths of Temecula Wine Country. "We create wines using the best of the old world ways combined with today's more advanced technologies, producing delicious varietals and exciting blends," explains co-owner, Lawrie Lipton.

Our Tuscan style winery is showcased amidst adjoining orange groves and our 22 acre estate vineyard. Our first vine plantings were of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000 followed by Syrah, Grenache, Muscat, Viognier and Sangiovese.

Temecula's wine growing region is unique and special. We are 22 miles away from the ocean which classifies us a Maritime climate. Balanced with warm sunny days and cool nights, the vines flourish and produce excellent fruit in our climate. The soil composition of decomposed granite and clay drains well and is ideal for retaining moisture reserves deep below the surface roots.

"Our goal is to create a Fusion of Wine, Art and Music"

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Great Fun, Not too Crowded, Late Night and Music

Was visiting family in the area and wanted to find a local winery to visit. There are tons in the area but most were either closed or incredibly crowded. Happened upon Lorimar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Christopher M
Smyrna, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the grounds and building facade. I tried six different reds. The nocturne and fusion (the two high end blends) were good wines. They were well blended and had a good balance of fruit, technique-injected flavors and tannins. The other four reds I assessed had heavy heavy mercaptan on the nose. It took quite awhile to evacuate it to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We visited the Lorimar Vineyards and Winery on a Tuesday afternoon when the crowds were low. As this was our second winery visit of the day, I have the luxury of comparing the two (you can find my review of the other winery elsewhere on TripAdvisor). The grounds of Lorimar are nice, the service was not as good as the... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Was visiting family in the area and wanted to find a local winery to visit. There are tons in the area but most were either closed or incredibly crowded. Happened upon Lorimar and was happy we did. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space to spread out. While they were not serving anymore, it appeared there was a food truck for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of wines as we had not previously tried this winery. Tasting fee is reasonable given the quality of wines and pours for tasting. Nice location and ambiance with music that adds a very nice touch and just works when out tasting on a pretty day! Well worth the stop so add it to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I realize everyone has their own taste in wine, but for me and my wife we felt every wine we sampled was excellent! We got there early after opening on a Tuesday and had great service from Matt! Had a good wine club option and again really great wine! Music most weekends I was told, sadly to far from my... More 

Thank Michael V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped at this winery on our visit to Temecula because it was one of a few having live music on the Sunday we visited. So glad we decided to stop here. The girl providing us with our tasting was very helpful and friendly in explaining the wines offered. We finished our tasting, purchased our glasses of wine and headed... More 

Thank Tracy T
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Living in SoCal Wine Country has it's benefits. One is many of the wineries have free concerts on the weekends. On Saturday August 15, we went to Lorimar winery for a FREE concert from Kanan Road. The venue at Lorimar is outside (perfect for Temecula evenings) and Lorimar has added their food truck. I've come to really like flatbreads because... More 

Thank Greg C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No matter which location, downtown or the main facility we have always had great service, great wine and food. You are greeted with a smile and an ernest feeling conveyed when you arrive. The grounds are first class and so is the winery. Glad I joined.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was the last winery we visited in Temecula. We had 2 for 1 tasting coupons, which made a $15 fee half price. I liked their chardonnay, but it was quite pricey. My husband had reds and liked the Tempranillo well enough to buy a bottle. We both used the dump bucket on a blend - not a favorite. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We bought tickets to the Dueling Piano show a month in advance, and when we arrived, we were informed that there was no space available. We were told we could stand, but no seating. No effort put forward to make it right either. I was told I could go get my own chair from across the property and find a... More 

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