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“Longest Running Family Owned Winery in Temecula and it shows” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hart Winery

Hart Winery
41300 Avenida Biona, Temecula, CA 92591
951- 676-6300
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Ranked #26 of 80 things to do in Temecula
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Owner description: Founded in 1980, family owned and operated Hart Winery is one of Temecula Valley's oldest wineries, and produces boutique wines of exceptional quality. Nestled on the western edge of the Temecula Valley, Hart Winery capitalizes on the soil and climate at 1,500 feet above sea level to produce premium estate grown Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo.
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“Longest Running Family Owned Winery in Temecula and it shows”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

So many of the "corporate owned" wineries seem to be modern, glass shrines and "Monstrosities" within a bucolic and pastoral setting -- but not Hart Family Wineries. While his son is the current wine maker, Mr. Joe Hart (>90 years old) still comes into the winery 5 days a week. Very small production wines, that are for the most part only available at the winery or via the club, make for a unique experience. We enjoyed three wines: The 2009 Driveway: This is their "Meritage" equivalent, showing a similar medium-bodied Bordeaux-style blend that is very drinkable now. The 2010 Merlot was a great surprise, and actually much more structures and full bodied than any of the other wines. And something we had never tried before: The Aleatico: With a very high alcohol content (>18%), this member of the Muscat grape family is native to Italy’s Puglia region, creating a very flavorful dessert, sweet wine with very pungent floral aromatics and bouquet. The tasting room is quiet and cold--because it is also their barrel and fermentation room.

Visited January 2014
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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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“Botique winery worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

All of our pours were consistently good and delicious . Brianne was lovely, extremely knowledgable, personable and we so enjoyed our Hart experience with her. Regrettably we forgot to tip....but we will double it next time.

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“Good wines, rustic tasting room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Good wines here. Tasting room is rustic, which means small and not fancy. Don't let it fool you. You're there for the wines and not the view. Staff was friendly.

Visited October 2013
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“Wish I could award it six stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Jason was funny and knowledgable...made it a fun stop. We liked all of the wines and loved two: Driveway Red and the port wine. Best port wine we have ever sampled. Highly recommended.

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Alta Loma, California
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“great small family owned winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It is a small family owned winery with great wines and excellent costumer service. It is one of the first wineries when you are coming from the freeway. There are two table inside and one outside the patio for wine tasting. They have 3 tables outside overlooking their vineyard. They do not sell food and you can bring in food/snack and eat at one of the tables while enjoying their wines. They do sell shirts, caps and tote bags with their logo on it.
Temecula produce better red wines as compared to white wines. As other reviewers have written about Temecula, you cannot compare Napa/Sonoma or even central coast wineries as they are way better and have huge area. The Hart winery wines are good as compared to the other wineries we went. It is $10/per 6 tastings which is one of the cheapest in the area. We ended up buying 2 bottles of their dessert wine and the lady (sorry, I forgot her name) gave us 10 percent discount and gave us the wine glass for free.
We would definitely come back to Hart winery whenever we come to Temecula. I would recommend to visit this winery.

Visited August 2013
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