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Ponte Family Estate Winery

35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591
951-694-8855
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Ranked #12 of 77 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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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A visit to the restaurant at the Ponte Winery was our first experience in this burgeoning Southern California wine area. This is an immense estate that includes a winery, tasting room, restaurant and luxury hotel. We had dinner on the outside patio. I had the Mahi Mahi special which was done uniquely and perfectly. Lynn had a ribeye steak which... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't do wine tasting here just had lunch. The food was excellent. the service was great along with amazing view it's just made our first trip to Temecular so amazing. can't wait to go back again.

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Escondido, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The grounds at Ponte are nice. We dined at the restaurant first, which was great. Once we were finished with lunch we went inside for tastings. We had a limo driver that pre-purchased our tasting tickets the day before. When I handed the tickets to the tasting server she told us the tickets were expired. I explained the limo company... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write comments about your experience at Ponte Winery and the Restaurant at Ponte. We are happy you enjoyed our restaurant. Chef Sal and his team work hard to provide fresh, delicious food and an ever-changing menu. We are truly sorry your tasting room experience was not up to our high standards. We are aware... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

From the time we checked in until we checked out, everyone at Ponte were awesome. Madeline was especially great, giving us a glass of rose when we checked in. We sent her an email asking for a bottle of that same rose, and within in 2 minutes, we get a knock on our door.... Bottle of rose delivered! Amazing! Jason... More

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

Thank you for visiting us at Ponte Vineyard Inn, Bouquet Restaurant and the Ponte Winery. We shared your comments with Madelyn, Jason and Al and they all responded with a resounding, "it was our pleasure, come see us again soon." We at Ponte Family Estate work hard to provide guests with a relaxing, luxurious stay in Temecula Wine Country. Bring... More

La Quinta, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of Ponte Winery and for joining the Ponte Wine Club. We truly appreciate your business! We worked hard to make the Ponte Vineyard Inn a place to relax in the country and it sounds like you have been doing just that. We look forward to seeing you at Ponte Winery, Ponte Vineyard Inn and... More

Murrieta, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 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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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Family Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review of Ponte Winery. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here in Temecula Wine Country and at the Restaurant at Ponte, as well as the Ponte Tasting Room. Our winemaker, Mark, works hard to make great wine. Come see us again soon. More

Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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73 reviews 73 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

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