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Ponte Family Estate Winery

35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
951-694-8855
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Ranked #13 of 75 activities in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: A short drive from most cities in Southern California, amid the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley wine country, Ponte Winery awaits. After over 25... more » Owner description: A short drive from most cities in Southern California, amid the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley wine country, Ponte Winery awaits. After over 25 years of careful farming to supply other wineries throughout California, we opened our winery and restaurant in the summer of 2003. Since then, we have become the Temecula Valley benchmark for great service and the region's finest wines. Our motto is "If you like it, it's good wine"™ and we invite you to enjoy a day in the country at Ponte. We offer a personalized, one-on-one service during the week, and a lively and happening atmosphere on the weekend and we hope you will find your experience at our winery to be like no other.The Tasting Room is open 7 days a week, from 10am-5pm.Tasting includes 6 wine tastings and a Ponte wine glassMonday-Friday, $15 per personSaturdays & Sundays, $20 per personWe will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please be advised that on the weekends (Saturday & Sundays) only Limos and Buses with a prior Limo Reservation will be allowed to enter the winery between 10am-12noon. « less
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La Quinta, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I discovered Ponte Winery a little over a year ago. Since that time we've stayed at the Vineyard Inn nearly a dozen nights, joined their wine club, dinned at all their restaurants, and toured the Ponte wine-making facility. Their operation is truly first rate! Ponte has met and exceeded my expectations in every regard, and the few... More

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Murrieta, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visited this place for the first time and we loved it so much we became instant members. Great food, nice people, and of course, amazing Wine!

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Not that impressed with the wines. Service was great and for $15 you get to keep the glass. I was hoping for something better than the fried pita chips. It was busy when we went up to the counter but we were welcomed immediately. The service was great but I just wished the wine tasted better. I tried all the... More

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Ponte Winery tasting room and The Restaurant at Ponte. Your comments are important to us. We are happy you enjoyed our renown tasting room service, as well as your souvenir glass and the award-winning Restaurant at Ponte. We regret that your tasting experience did not live up to expectations but hope you will come back... More

Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This a very fancy and polished tasting room. From the door greeters to the pourers...everyone is nice, but the product was not great. I was so disappointed. Unfortunately I would not recommend the tasting fee (which is high) or stopping. Not the best...well at least for me.

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Ponte Winery tasting room. We are pleased you enjoyed the upscale atmosphere and excellent service Ponte is known for. We do regret the tasting didn't live up to your expectations. Thank you again and we hope you give Ponte Family Estate another try. - Ponte Management More

Helendale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As you walk in to the tasting room, you are greeted by a large boutique market for all of the fun wine gifts that you can only find at wineries. The space is large and the tasting room has two bars on each side. I recommend that you try wine tasting on Fridays instead of the weekend; you will have... More

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and thorough account of your Friday wine tasting experience at Ponte Winery. We loved reading your tips for beginners! Please come back anytime. - Ponte Mangagement More

Temecula, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is always crowded so we were excited to find it reasonable on a Sunday when the World Cup was on. We walked right up to the tasting bar and had a bartender all to ourselves. Fred was so knowledgeable and walked us through our entire tasting. Very nice place to taste. We even joined the wine club so... More

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive account of your tasting experience and for becoming on of our newest wine club members! We're sure you'll love being a part of Ponte Family Estate where we treat our wine club members like the VIP's they are. See you again very soon. - Ponte Management More

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very beautiful small estate and a few of the wines were very good. However, it took around 10 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge my husband and I while we were waiting at the counter. Overall, I was disappointed since the reviews were so high.

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Ponte Winery. We sincerely apologize that you received slow customer service on that day. The tasting room can be lively and full on the weekends and our staff works hard to serve every guest in a timely manner. Please come back and see us again! - Ponte Management More

Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As wine club members we already know we love the wine and had a great time tasting in the main tasting room on a Friday. On Sunday we brought 2 guests for the club sangria party and they didn't feel the love. The server shared little about the wines and she dismissed them when they still had 1 tasting left.... More

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

As loyal wine club members, we value your feedback and sincerely apologize for the service you experienced at the Sangria Party. Ponte Family Estate prides itself on the exceptionally attentive treatment of our wine club members and we would love to make it up to you! - Ponte Management More

El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Ponte Inn and Winery has romantic intimate feeling. The outdoor courtyard is just magnificent. We enjoyed sitting by the fire at night and eating breakfast in the morning. Our balcony gave us a great view of the vineyards and the courtyard. It was a great place to just sit and relax. I would definitely stay there again!

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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your romantic stay at Ponte Vineyard Inn and had a magnificent experience at Ponte Winery. We welcome you back to California from Texas anytime! - Ponte Management More

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The wine at Ponte is somewhat average for the Temecula area. The staff however was nice and hospitable and we were told the restaurant on the premises is quite good. But, if you are looking for Temecula's best vino, it's not at Ponte.

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PonteWinery, Owner at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are pleased that you found the staff's service to be satisfactory. When it comes to something subjective like wine, everyone has different preferences and palate but we certainly appreciate your point of view and hope to see you again. - Ponte Management More

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